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Today's Features

  • Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, and Aaron Harpster of Jackson, Mo., spent the weekend with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    They visited Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont on Saturday.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 161.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Zada Reynolds served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Nancy Kingery
    -Maria Oswald

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 30
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Saturday, May 2
    • The St. Elmo Historical Society will have a Kentucky Derby Day from 2-6 p.m. at Summer Breeze Wine House in St. James.
    Sunday, May 3
    • Sunday Night Live youth, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • AMP’d youth, 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Monday, May 4
    • The St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Tuesday, May 5

  • St. James celebrating 150th anniversary

    St. James Lutheran Church in Vandalia is celebrating its 150th anniversary, and the celebration includes a commemorative book.
    The book includes the early history of the church and every baptism, confirmation, marriage and funeral as recorded in the three parish registers from 1871 to the present, as well as membership rolls.

  • By Charlene M. Jett
    God is GREAT and God is GOOD! We renewed our old friendships today and made new ones at Evergreen Outreach.

  • Katie, the Dog, is a Hero
    Picture this – It was a cool and cloudy (but nice and refreshing) early Tuesday morning this week. All was peaceful and serene on the Homestead. Bill had went to work, Callie, the kitty, was resting near Bill’s footstool and Josie, the little doggie, was snuggled down in her soft and comfy bed nearby.

  • Visit Daughter
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their daughter, Mahala Jacquin and family of Villa Ridge, Mo. Belinda and Mahala enjoyed shopping in Chesterfield on Saturday. On Sunday, Mahala hosted a Jamberry party.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Saturday evening worship attendance was 71.
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 107.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Allie Murphree served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    Remember in Your Prayers

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, April 23
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Beecher City Branch Library will host a women’s defense class with Bob Jones at 7 p.m. Those interested should call 487-9400 for more information or to register.
    Saturday, April 25

  • Last week, on April 5, Christians all over the world celebrated what really should be considered the Holiest day of the year. Of course, I’m speaking of Easter Sunday.

  • I would like to congratulate First Baptist Church and Temple Baptist Church in their successful merger – coming together as one church.

  • Critters Enjoying Napping in Sunshine…
    … except for Josie, the little 15-year-old doggie. Callie, the kitty, likes to nap on the patio bricks warmed by the sun; the barn critters, Lady, the mini-horse, Madricka, the mother burro, and her young son, Buckwheat (aka Baby Bucky), are often seen resting in the sunshine.
    Bucky, especially, takes frequent naps in the sunshine, which are good for a growing boy.