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Today's Features

  • Volleyball
    The St. Peter Lady Saints traveled to Springfield to compete in the LSA State Volleyball Tournament over the weekend.
    They finished in eighth place out of 24 teams.
    Turkey Supper
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School are having a turkey supper on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. in the school gym.
    Weekend Visitors
    Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo., and fiancé Nathan Jacquin of Washington, Mo., spent the weekend with Mahala’s parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.

  • From the Chicken Roost
    “It must be the economy” (sound familiar). Egg output has dropped drastically to … nothing.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, November 8
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The St. Elmo 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.
    Friday, November 9
    • Cub Scout Pack #444 spaghetti dinner and bake sale, 5-8 p.m., St. Elmo High School cafeteria. Joe’s Pizza and Pasta is donating spaghetti and sauce. The meal cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-11; age 2 and under are free.

  • Cole Horner of Vandalia is pictured with his reserve grand champion Land of Lincoln wether at the 2012 Illinois State Fair.

    Shown with Cole are Dick and Brenda Horner, and Sarah, Maverik and Brad Horner, all of Vandalia. The lamb was raised by Horner Show Lambs of rural Vandalia.

  • Jonas Michael Baker
    Marcus and Ashley Baker of St. Louis, Mo., are the parents of a son born at 12:24 p.m. on May 1, 2012, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Tom Clark Sr. of Ramsey will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this Saturday.


    Tom (Keltel) and the former Sharon Shevlin were married on Nov. 10, 1962, in Centerville.
    The Clarks have two sons: Tom Clark Jr. and his wife Betty, and Ron Clark and his wife Kim.
    They have five grandchildren: Angela and her husband Juan Arroyo, William “Billy” Clark, Tasha Clark, Ashley and her husband James Koonce, and Levi Clark.
    They have three great-grandchildren: Jon Ivey, Trent Clark and Kaiden Arroyo.

  • Karen Willms of Vandalia and Steve Storm of Brownstown were united in marriage in an 11 a.m. ceremony on July 4, 2012, at First Baptist Church in Brownstown, with the Rev. Jim Dann officiating.

  • The old-fashioned “school days” were revisited Tuesday, Oct. 23, as a troupe of actors, known as the “Golden Years Gang,” presented a skit, “The Cracker Barrel School.”

  • Katy, the Irrepressible Puppy
    Katy, the black Lab/blue heeler mix (Bill’s dog), is now 28 weeks old (not sure how old that is in dog months), and hasn’t made it to Tammie & Robert Rogers yet for her much-needed “act-like-a-lady” training.

  • Weekend Visitors
    Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent the weekend with Mitch’s parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    The family enjoyed Saturday evening dinner at the home of Doug and Pam Stein of Loogootee.
    Death
    Rita Siemer, 66, of St. Peter, formerly of Teutopolis, died on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, at the home of her daughter, Amy Reiss of St. Peter.
    The funeral was held on Monday at St. Michael Catholic Church in Sigel.
    St. Peter Church