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Today's Features

  • Mini-Vacation
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter traveled to Shipshewana, Ind. on Monday of last week. They attended the flea market there on Tuesday and Wednesday, and returned home on Thursday.
    Visit Daughter
    Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter attended the flea market at Shipshewana, Ind., on Tuesday of last week. On Wednesday, they went on to Chase, Mich., to spend a few days with their daughter, Keri Latin and her family.
    School Registration

  • Don’t Forget – Free Summer Sack Lunches for Kids …
    …Wednesdays, from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., dispensed from the Brownstown United Methodist Church east door. It is sponsored by the Sefton Unit HCE and First United Methodist Church.
    From the Chicken Roost
    Blackie and Rhonda (hens) are taking the hot, chilly, hot, chilly weather changes right in stride, with no noticeable change in the egg production, which has been 100 percent of late (two eggs a day).

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, July 26
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, 214 N. Walnut.
    Monday, July 28
    • The Fayette County Home and Community Education Board, 10 a.m., Vandalia Extension Office.
    • The St. Elmo Lions Club, 6 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Ragle/Ragel Reunion
    The 39th Ragle/Ragel reunion was held July 13 in the St. Elmo Centennial Building.

  • Jessica Ann West of Dawson and Donald Eugene Thierry of Vandalia were married in a 4 p.m. ceremony on May 17, 2014, at Fillmore Lake in Fillmore, with Dave Atchison.

  • Dawson Duane & Cade Ryan Willms
    Trevor and Megan Willms of rural Brownstown are the parents of twin boys born at 10 and 10:01 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2014, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Graumenz of St. Peter will observe their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.

  • Revival July 27-30 at Liberty Christian

    A series of revival services is planned at Liberty Christian Church from Sunday, July 27, through Wednesday, July 30, at 7 p.m. nightly. Mark Scott from Ozark Christian College will be preaching, starting on Sunday morning and continuing each evening during the revival.
    Music during the revival will be provided by the musical group Banbury Cross of Fouts Christian Church. The group will perform several songs written by band members.
    A pie night will be held on Wednesday after the service.

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    It was wonderful, welcoming music that opened this week's Evergreen Outreach meeting and raised our spirits. SoftFire (David and Patricia Pence and their border collies) welcomed everyone with old-time hymns.
    We shared refreshments and caught up with everyone, but we really missed FAYCO.  We also missed Katie and Randy Schukar. We hope that they can come next week; we count on them being here! We plan and hope to see you all.

  • You probably don’t know the name Curtiss Wilkerson of Whittier California; neither did I until I read about him in an issue of Rolling Stone magazine. And, unless you’re a Wall Street Journal reader (which I am not), you probably don’t know the names Angelo Mozilo or Kenneth Lewis, either.

  • Critter Corner
    Lady, the Mini-Mare, Now in Section #1 of New Pen
    Lady, the mini-mare, came to the Homestead to live in 2002 and was estimated to be approximately 5 years old at the time.  
    Earlier in her life, she had foundered on fresh, new, spring grass and, as a result, her hooves were misshapen (like rockers) to the point that she could hardly walk. The family that had her were wanting to find a home for her, and the friend to all critters, John Beck, (who is also our friend) called us with the sad story of the little horse needing a good home.