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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Reunion
    The Grandt cousin reunion was held Saturday. Six guests of those attending were from Germany.
    VBS
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be holding Vacation Bible School next week, July 21-25, from 6-8 p.m. daily.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning attendance was 214.
    Rita Yagow was the organist.
    Madyson Magnus served as acolyte.
    Charles Wachholz and Paul Reynolds were attending elders.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Michael Jordon

  • Announcements
    Wednesday, July 16
    Thursday, July 17
    • Vit-Em-In Sunday school class potluck, 6 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    Saturday, July 19
    • The St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet at 214 N. Walnut, 9 a.m.-noon.
    • 4-H show at Fayette County Fair – Dairy cattle at 9 a.m.
    Monday, July 21