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Today's Features

  • Death
    Our community was saddened by the death of lifelong resident, Richard “Dick” Stock. He died on Jan. 24 at the age of 88 years, 7 months and 25 days. The funeral was held on Saturday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, with burial in the church cemetery.
    Marriage
    Allen Magnus of St. Peter and Delores “Lody” DeVore of Centralia were married on Saturday, Jan. 28, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The couple will reside in rural St. Peter.
    St. Peter Market Sells

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Feb. 1
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, Feb. 2
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Phillips Building.
    • The St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Friday, Feb. 3

  • By Karen Redfern
    Evergreen Outreach was back at First United Methodist Church this week.
    Cindy Hunter, the leader for the week, welcomed everyone. The crowd enjoyed the fantastic music of SoftFire, as David and Patricia Pence played a variety of songs, including “Jesus, Prince of Peace,” “Holy, Holy, Holy,” “Onward Christian Soldiers,” “At the Cross” and “Power in the Blood.”

  • I was listening to a talk radio station in the car where the host of this particular program was interviewing a person who was working toward getting the word “God” out of the pledge of allegiance.

  • Adelynn Mae Bowling
    Jake and Kristen Bowling of Vandalia are the parents of a girl born at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2012, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

  • The Rev. Ernest and Joyce Flowers will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this Friday.
    Their children will be joining them for their anniversary weekend.

  • Larry and Sue Keyes of Brownstown will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary this Thursday.

  • Visit Children
    Dane, Belinda and Mahala Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with Amanda, Ben, Madison and Ben Eller of Jackson, Mo.
    Adult Instruction Class
    Beginning Monday, Feb. 6, Pastor Emrick will hold an adult information class for those wishing to renew their understanding of the Lutheran faith, for those who are curious about what the Lutheran Church believes or for those who wish to become members of the Lutheran church. The class will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. each Monday through the end of March.
    St. Peter Church

  • A Pleasant, Countryside Excursion
    … to the Shobonier area. Having heard rumors of a new Mennonite country store (the previous one which we had enjoyed visiting so much had been closed for some time), we drove through the countryside (which we always enjoy) and onto the St. Peter blacktop road, where we found the just- six-weeks-old country store.
    The youthful-appearing owners, John and Christina Horst, were on hand, smiling and welcoming us as we were paying for our candy and bacon sizzlers. (The sizzlers aroma when they are cooking is so mouthwatering!)

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Jan. 25
    • Royal Neighbors of America, 1 p.m., Phillips Building. Those attending are asked to take ideas for this new year.
    Thursday, Jan. 26
    • Exxon/Mobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    • The St. Elmo Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • A self-defense class for women 18 and older will be taught by the Illinois State Police from 6:30-8 p.m. at the St. Elmo Public Library. There is no charge for class.
    Sunday, Jan. 29