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Today's Features

  • Two rescue helicopters – Arch from St. Louis and AirEvac of Effingham – participated in Saturday’s display of emergency response equipment at the Fayette County Fair in Brownstown.

    Firefighters, First Responders, EMTs and paramedics showed their rescue equipment, and demonstrated vehicle extrication, on-site care of trauma victims and transfers via emergency vehicles.
    When the two helicopters landed, a lady in a wheelchair was seen making her way over the rough terrain of the field to greet them.

  • One of the often-mentioned, favorite memories of the Fayette County Fair is the fish sandwich stand.

  • YES – Lady, the Little Senior Mini-Horse …
    … now has not only one, but two new stable friends. The unknown, little jenny donkey that I knew was just waiting for us was found at the caring home of Ron Groennert and his sister Rhonda’s home in Okawville.
    When we saw their ad in the Trader paper to sell a jack donkey, we called to see if they would happen to know of a little mini-jenny, and there she was (among several other nice little jennies), waiting for us with a baby donkey by her side – a double blessing!

  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 177.
    Rita Yagow was the organist.
    Collin Miller served as acolyte.
    Charles Wachholz and Paul Reynolds were attending elders.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Kevin Courson
    -Ann Dunaway
    -Roxanne Emrick
    -Irma Jean Kruenegel
    -Ed Morton
    -Dorothy Vogus
    • Those with long-term health concerns:
    -Mary Brimberry
    -Mary Dierks
    -Maria Oswald
    -Carolyn Quade

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, October 16
    • Fayette County 4-H youth ages 8-10 are invited to meet at the St. Elmo Public Library from 3:30-5 p.m. to participate in the NYSD event, “Rockets to the Rescue.” For more information, see the National Youth Science Day article following the announcements.
    Saturday, October 18

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    My vocabulary isn’t large enough to describe the fantastic, awesome meeting we had today. It was really great! In case you didn’t make the meeting, let me describe it for you.

  • Throughout 2014, I have been encouraging both of the churches I pastor to focus on discipleship. And I’ve been using the term “transformational discipleship.”  Let’s take a look at what those two words mean.

  • Birth
    Ryan and Kristi (Rinkel) Kraemer of St. Peter are the parents of a daughter, Drew Riann, born on Sept. 13, 2014.  She weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 inches long.
     She is welcomed home by her brothers, Liam and Kolby, and a sister, Zoey. Grandparents are Greg and Angie Rinkel, Penny Donaldson and Fritz Kraemer. Great-grandparents are Olga Michel, Janet Thompson, and Ted and Joyce Rinkel.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 193.
    Rita Yagow was the organist.

  • Rufus and Alice (Hummingbirds)
    Our little Hummingbird couple, Rufus and Alice, has been visiting their feeder frequently lately, probably in preparation for the long trek (or
    flight) to their winter home.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, September 20
    • Wolf Creek Cluster of United Methodist Churches picnic, 4 p.m., Brownstown Park. In case of rain, it will be held at the Methodist Church, just across from the park. Those attending are to take dishes to pass and lawn chairs.
    Sunday, September 21
    • The new superintendent of the Embarras River District of United Methodist Churches, Scott Grulke of Effingham, will be installed at a 3 p.m. service in the Effingham Centenary United Methodist Church.