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Today's Features

  • Cogburn, the Homestead Head Banty Rooster …
    … is the only  rooster on the place and is crowing even as this is being written. He is on the job early in the mornings and is getting prettier every day.
    The ladies (Rhonda and Blackie hens) seem quite happy with Cogburn and have accepted him on the chicken roost.
    He is not only a handsome little guy, he makes sure they both come to the pan to eat by making his little noises to them. We suspect he may have a tendency to be a bit controlling, but the ladies don’t seem to mind.

  • Spends Night with Grandparents
    Harper Jacquin spent the night with her grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, on Friday.  
    On Sunday, Dane, Belinda, Mahala and Harper went to see Mary Harpster at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont and ate lunch in Altamont.
    On Saturday, Seth and Konrad Bergmann spent the afternoon with Belinda Harpster. Later, they went for McDonald’s and ice cream.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday morning was 154.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, August 11
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Monday, August 15
    • Historical Vandalia Inc, 6:30 p.m., Fayette County Museum, Vandalia.
    • St. Elmo Board of Education, 7:30 p.m., Unit Office.    
    Thursday, August 18

  • This week’s Fayette Faces feature two members of the Fayette County Home & Community Education organization, one with HCE longevity (from the first meeting) and the youngest, who is attending with her grandmother.

  • Katie Ledbetter and Wade Nevergall, both of Vandalia, were united in marriage in a private ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on July 20, 2016, in Destin, Fla., with the Rev. Samuel Blowes officiating.

  • Nichole Koonce and Curt Renschen, both of Carlyle, have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Heather Brown and Matthew Filer have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Donald Durbin of Pekin, formerly of Vandalia, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Monday.