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Area News

  • Kids' Worship Team at First Church of God
  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Signs of Spring … Already?!
    Yes! First reported Monday morning on Panzi’s Partyline show by our river-bottom reporter, DeeDee Diveley, then a confirmation of the phenomenon when Danny Donaldson mentioned (during an unrelated passing conversation later the same day) that he had seen already seen dandelions blooming.
    DeeDee was taking the dogs for a walk when she saw  dandelions, and also said that she saw a small tree along the roadside with pink blooms on it.

  • Frogtown News

    Happy New Year, everyone!
    Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen and Aaron Harpster of Jackson, Mo., spent Saturday night with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. They were here to celebrate the Stein family Christmas.
    Death
    Carl Rothe, formerly of St. Peter, died on Dec. 29.
    His funeral was on Jan. 5 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Murphysboro.
    Fun Fair
    St. Peter’s Lutheran School & Little Saints Preschool Fun Fair supper and auction will be held on Sunday, Jan. 17. at St. Peter’s Lutheran School Gym.

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, January 6
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    • Reverb Youth 56, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Reverb Youth 78, 6:45-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    • St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., city hall.
    Thursday, January 7
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Frogtown News

    Weekend Visit
    Belinda Harpster and Amy Reiss, both of St. Peter, spent Friday to Sunday with Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo., while their parents vacationed in Hawaii.
    They enjoyed playing games, watching a movie and shopping.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 183.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Alexis Roberts served as acolyte.Attending elders were Brien Guy and Paul Reynolds.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Ray Reed

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, December 10
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Friday, December 11
    • This Friday is the last day Christmas gifts can be taken to St. Elmo City Hall for the Santa’s Secret Helpers Tree. See the Santa’s Secret Helpers Tree announcement.
    Sunday, December 13

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    First of All
    Due to the holidays and extra activities, please get your announcements, church bulletins, news, etc., to me as soon as possible for the next two weeks.  Your cooperation is appreciation.
    Homestead Critters Ready for THE BIRTHDAY
    Christmas – the celebration of the birth of their Creator.
    Bright red bows decorate pens of Katie, Bill’s outdoor doggie, and
    a star is set over the window of the little barn window of Lady, the senior mini-horse, and little Buckwheat Burro and his mother, Madricka.

  • ExxonMobil Annuitants

    The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Nov. 19, at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 27 members and three guests present.
    Vice President Mike Mulhern welcomed all members and guests, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.  LaVerne Laux gave the blessing before the meal.
    After the meal, Mike Mulhern called the meeting to order.
    Members and guests introduced themselves to Fred Newman, who joined the club at the last meeting.
    Laura Mulhern served as acting secretary and read the secretary and treasurer reports, which were approved.

  • Frogtown News

    Thanksgiving Guests
    Thanksgiving Day guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were: Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, and Aaron Harpster of Jackson, Mo.; Nathan, Mahala, and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo.; Mike and Renee Haarmann of Edgewood; Helen Limes of St. Peter; Edwin Hawkey of Farina; and Marvin and Ruby Higgenbotham of Farina.
    Belinda’s brother, Tony Limes of Ridgely, Tenn., stopped by that evening to visit.
    Mitch Harpster and family, and Mahala Jacquin and family spent the remainder of the weekend.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • St. Elmo News

    ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, December 3
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 11 a.m., Joe’s Pizza at Altamont.
    • The St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club will meet at St. Mary’s Catholic Church parking lot at 5:20 p.m. to carpool to Vandalia. The Christmas party will be at 6 p.m. at the Vandalia Capitol View Steak House.
    Friday, December 4