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Today's Features

  • Mahala Harpster of Villa Ridge, Mo., and Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Mackenzie Holaday and Mitchell Graumenz have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Sarah Ehrat of Vandalia and Nick Schulze of Effingham have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Robin Lovett was originally born in New York and lived in different places during her young years, because her dad was in the military. They settled down here when she was young, and she graduated from Brownstown High School.

  • “Sneaky Pete,” the Wily Wolf is back!!!
    Sneaky Pete, the wily wolf, is back! Last Tuesday (Jan. 22), early morning, Katy, the black Lab/blue heeler mix, was barking ferociously, which I ignored as I was writing.
    When Rhonda and Blackie (hens) began squawking loudly, I went to check and saw the wolf, Sneaky Pete, coming up in the back yard, toward the house, evidently interested in the chickens.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, February 2
    • St. Elmo Clothes Closet, 9 a.m.-noon, First United Methodist Church Parsonage.
    Monday, February 4
    • The St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Tuesday, February 5
    • Friendly Neighbors potluck, noon, Phillips Building.
    • Council of Catholic Women, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.
    Wednesday, February 6
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, February 7

  • The ExxonMobil Annuitants Club met on Jan. 24 at Ponderosa Steakhouse in Vandalia, with 20 members and four guests present.
    Guests attending were Kenneth and Angie Hagan, Millie Brooks and Betty Cox. The pledge to the flag was followed by a moment of silence in memory of Dave Crye. Brock Fisher gave the meal prayer.
    President Dean Black welcomed everyone. Laura Mulhern acted as secretary and treasurer, since Elloise Black was unable to attend. The secretary and treasurer report was read and approved.
    Birthdays and anniversaries in January were also read.

  • Rosalynde Evans
    A card shower has been requested for Rodalynde Chrisman Evans, who will celebrate her 83rd birthday on Feb. 4.
    Cards may be sent to: 11850 Edge Water Drive, Apt. 606, Lakewood, Ohio 44107.

  • Jennifer Jean Beausang and Wesley Ryan Hoffman, both of Collinsville, were united in marriage in a ceremony at 4 p.m. on Sept. 8, 2012, at Willoughby Heritage Farm in Collinsville, with the Rev. Dan Rush officiating.