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Today's Features

  • Our Critter Neighbors, “Straight” & “Flash”
    “Straight” and “Flash” are the two beautiful horses that live in the pasture along our lane and yard, along with our neighbor’s longhorn cattle. We enjoy watching them and enjoy their visits much.
    They seem happy and are high-spirited much of the time. They sometimes act like mischievous boys, as they will suddenly chase the cows for a few minutes, as if they talked about it and said, “Let’s do it!”

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, April 18
    • The Fayette County Republican Committee will meet in the Fayette County Courthouse, probably in the large courtroom. At 6 p.m., the courthouse opens to sign in precinct committeemen as deputy registrars; at 6:30 p.m., there will be a drawing for ballot position for the general election; and at 7 p.m., the meeting will start. At the meeting, the chairman, vice chairman, secretary, treasurer and chairwoman will be elected.

  • Bankester Family to play at Liberty  

    The Bankester Family will perform at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown this Sunday at the 10 a.m. worship service and at a 6 p.m. concert.
    The group plays bluegrass-style  music, performed with instruments such as the banjo, fiddle, violin and mandolin.
    To learn more about the group, visit their website: www.bankesters.com
     
    Women's studies at First Christian   

  • This past February, more than six years after his body was buried in the Tennessee dirt, Johnny Cash’s final studio album was released.

  • Thursday, April 12 – Barbecue ribette on bun, mac & cheese, baked beans, apricots.
    Friday, April 13 – Salmon patties, scalloped potatoes, peas, cinnamon applesauce, whole grain bread.
    Monday, April 16 – Chili, cole slaw, peaches, cottage cheese, crackers.
    Tuesday, April 17 – Meat loaf, sweet potatoes, green beans, pears, cookie, whole grain bread.
    Wednesday, April 18 – Creamy baked chicken, parsley potatoes, mixed veggies, birthday cake, biscuit.

  • The parents of Becca Dawn Sprague and William Lee Barth have announced the couple’s engagement and upcoming wedding.

  • Mary Beth Riedle and David Adam Knoche, both of Alton, were united in marriage in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Nov. 19, 2011, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in rural Shobonier, with the Revs. Doug Meyer and David Hoehler officiating.

  • Weekend Visitors
    Mahala Harpster of Gray Summit, Mo., spent the weekend with her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. Belinda and Mahala attended the baby shower of Dawn Urban of St. Peter on Saturday afternoon.
    Saturday evening dinner guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster were: Mahala Harpster, Mary Harpster of St. Peter and Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller of Jackson, Mo.
    Visits Grandparents
    Emma Latin of Chase, Mich., spent the week with her grandparents, Larry and Sue Urban of St. Peter.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, April 11
    Thursday, April 12
    • The Fayette County Home and Community Education Get-Acquainted Day will be held at the Brownstown Golden Years Club building. Registration will be at 9 a.m. and a brunch potluck at 9:30 a.m. Following the brunch, the Sefton Unit will present a skit, and there will be a Make It, Bake It, Sew It, Grow It auction. All interested in this county activity are invited to attend.

  • Star, the Little White Dove & the Little Woods Birds…
    …were cooing and singing songs, beginning at dawn Saturday morning and continuing all day long.
    When I stepped out onto the deck very early Saturday morning with little Josie, the 12-year-old “puppy”, the wildwoods birds were just singing their hearts out.
    It sounded like wild bird songs recordings I have heard, only more full, sweeter, and fresher. It was delightful in the fresh morning air.