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Today's Features

  • Announcements
    Friday, December 22
    • Classes will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. for the winter break. There will be no school until Thursday, Jan. 4.
    Sunday, December 24
    • First Church of God-Christmas Eve worship service, 9:30 a.m.; no Sunday school. Come-and-go Candlelight Communion 4-7 p.m.
    • First United Methodist Church-Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:35 a.m.; and  candlelight Communion, 6 p.m.

  • The Critters are Well …
    … at this time, so the column will begin with this important …
    Announcement …
    … which was in the Brownstown First Christian Church news. I feel this should be shared by all of the village community, so I moved it from their announcements to the beginning of the column. I feel the church will not mind the liberty taken to share this with all in the spirit of Christmas and in honor of our Savior’s birth – the reason for the season.
    Card Ministry Treats for Treston …

  • Thanksgiving Day Guests
    Thanksgiving Day guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster were: Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of St. Peter; Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, Aaron and Henry Harpster of Jackson, Mo.; and Mike and Renee Haarmann of Edgewood.
    Later in the evening, Dane and Belinda went to the home of Larry and Sue Urban to meet Halle Adams, the fiancée of Matt Urban. When they returned home, Belinda’s brother, Tony Limes of Dyersburg, Tenn., was there for a visit.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • Announcements
    Saturday, December 2
    • Clothing Giveaway. See info following the announcements.
    • RNA #5784 annual Christmas luncheon, noon, in the First Church of God S.H.E.D. for those who made reservations with Della Stewart by Dec. 2. Those attending are reminded to take items for the Caring and Sharing Program being sponsored by the St. Elmo Lions Club.
    Sunday, December 3
    • Ministerial Alliance Christmas Service, 6 p.m., First Assembly of God Church. Jeremy Smith of the First Church of God is the speaker.

  • Our Creator has again decorated our little corner of the world and surroundings with beautiful, subtle hues, and brilliant and bright colors to see, and provided crisp, clean country air for us to breath, the scent of wood smoke coming from fireplaces, our neighbors’ stoves and, if we are lucky, campfires (my favorite).

  • Announcements
    Thursday, November 9
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Fayette County Leadership Council, 6 p.m., Fayette County Extension Office.
    • Fayette County Livestock Committee, 7 p.m., Fayette County Extension Office.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • Installation Service Held
    Two hundred and thirty-one people were in attendance for the installation service of the Rev. Ryan Meyer at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Sunday. A potluck was held following the service.
    He will be preaching his first service on Sunday, with services resuming at 9 a.m.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 157.
    The vacancy pastor was the Rev. Josh Frazee.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Addyson Schaal served as acolyte.

  • The Longhorn Cow-girls …
    … are enjoying the new spurt of green grass since the recent rains.
    Friend Josh brought some new bales of hay to them, so they are being well fed, what with Josh’s good hay and our caring Creator’s contribution of rain and sunshine that makes the pasture grass grow.
    Lady, the little mini-mare, might be gaining a little, but she needs to gain a lot.

  • Announcements
    Thursday, October 26
    • Fayette County Health Dept. flu clinic, 8:30-10:30 a.m., St. Elmo City Hall.
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Friday, October 27
    • Friday is the last day that RNA is collecting items for male and female veterans. Collection box is at Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Saturday, October 28
    • Saturday is Royal Neighbors of America #5784 Make a Difference Day.
    Sunday, October 29

  • Longhorn Cowgirls Enjoying Cooler Weather
    Longhorn cows are survivors. We have read that they can survive on the barest of necessities, such as poor food supply and eating briers and weeds, and have thrived on such poor nutrition.
    Our cowgirls’ survival skills have never been put to the test. Here on the Homestead, they have always had hay and grain supplied to supplement the pasture when the grass is brown and dry from lack of rain … and I have never seen them yet munching on weeds.