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Today's Features

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, September 21
    • Reverb Youth 56, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Reverb Youth 78, 6:45-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    • Bible study, 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.
    • St. Elmo Board of Education budget hearing at 7:15 p.m., regular meeting at 7:30 p.m., in the unit office.
    Thursday, September 22
    • St. Elmo Christian Church Road Rally fundraiser; see more info in the St. Elmo News.
    Saturday, September 24

  • Embedded in the floor of the gazebo at the Rogier Park on West Fillmore Street in Vandalia is a plaque bearing the words: “Success lies in what we do for others.” Those are seemly appropriate words so near the site of the Fayette County Cancer Fund's “Party in the Park,” a fundraiser to help cancer patients fight their battles against the disease.

  • Cogburn Rooster Doing Well
    In answer to inquiries, Cogburn seems to be gaining a fan club, as several readers have asked about him. He continues to try to wake us up every morning and, strangely, he crows to greet us when we drive into the driveway, no matter the time of day.
    We have been spotting a lone chicken hawk hanging about the Homestead. It was sitting atop the pole light one day, but flew away when we drove up.

  • Spends Weekend with Grandparents
    Harper Jacquin of St. Peter spent Friday to Sunday with her grandparents, Dale and Donna Jacquin of Washington, Mo.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 240.
    The organist was Rita Yagow.
    Alex Hawkey served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Curtis Jernne and Jay Rothe.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Eva Alcorn
    -Joe, Carissa and unborn Emrick twins
    -Floyd Oertwig
    • Mourning a loss

  • Wednesday, September 14
    • Reverb Youth 56, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Reverb Youth 78, 6:45-8 p.m.
    • Bible Study, 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

  • The Fayette County HCE program to promote public awareness of ovarian cancer was attended by 34 women who were given enlightening and important information concerning the symptoms and signs of ovarian cancer.

  • “Listen, It Whispers” are the words Sid File, an ovarian cancer survivor, opened her story with as she talked about the ovarian cancer awareness program being held this Saturday by Fayette County Home and Community Education.

  • Birth
    Nathan and Jessica Lotz of St. Peter are the parents of a daughter, Brynnlen Rayne, born on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 22 inches long. She is welcomed home by her brother, Dexten, and her sister, Paisen.
    Grandparents are Dean and Karen Lotz, Donna Quast, and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Bartels. Great-grandparents are Melba Lawrence, Mary Allen and Lela Lotz.
    Death
    Thelma Moeller, 90, of St. Peter, died on Saturday.
    Funeral arrangements are pending.
    Girls’ Weekend

  • Baby Buckwheat – A Little, But Loved Orphan
    Madricka, baby Bucky Burro’s mother, left him in the care of us and lady, the mini-horse, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, at midnight. She laid down and couldn’t get up on Monday. Dr. Bristow and his assistant, Taylor, arrived in record time to check her over and obtain lab work, and he did get her up on her feet. He gave her an antibiotic and a vitamin B shot.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, September 7
    •Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    •Reverb Youth 56, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Reverb Youth 78, 6:45-8 p.m., St. Elmo Christian Church.
    Thursday, September 8
    •Fayette County Home and Community Education first vice chairman of each unit will meet with county first vice president at 9:30 a.m. at the Fayette County Extension Office.
    •Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.