Today's Features

  • Within the Christian community today there is a term used to describe churches that are different from the traditional church.

  • Oliver James Schaal
    Jeff and Kelly Schaal of Des Peres, Mo., are the parents of a boy born at 3:48 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis.

  • Earl Hovious
    A card shower is planned for Earl Hovious of Brownstown, who will be celebrating his 90th birthday on March 3.

  • Rachel Clark of Norfolk, Va., and Trevor Elam of New Orleans, La., were united in marriage in a candlelight ceremony at 4 p.m. on Dec. 30, 2011, at First United Brethren Church in Findlay, Ohio, with the Rev. Andrew Atkins, a cousin of the bride, officiating.

  • Callie, the Kitty, is Fastidiously Clean
    We don’t know how she does it, but Callie, who is a calico cat, but has a lot of white on her, never has any dust, dirt or mud on her coat. She will come in out of the rain or snow and should have some sort of uncleanliness on her, but even the bottoms of her paws appear spotless.

  • Attends Shower
    Belinda Harpster of St. Peter attended the baby shower of daughter-in-law Gretchen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Saturday.
    The shower was held in Jackson, Mo.
    Word has been received of the death of Floriene Borchelt Shuttner of Tulsa, Okla., on Feb. 19.
    Floriene is the sister of Helen Jasper of St. Peter.
    Violet Chrisman of St. Peter died on Feb. 23.  The funeral was held at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Saturday.

    Wednesday, Feb. 29
    • Royal Neighbors of America, 1 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Thursday, March 1
    • 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. The program will be “Miss Daisy,” given by Michelle Weaver. The public is invited to attend.
    Saturday, March 3

  • Ryan Paine will speak at the second Lenten Luncheon, on March 7, at First Church of God, from noon-1 p.m.

  • Scott Smith, the youth pastor at First Church of God, will be the speaker at the Vandalia Ministerial Alliance’s first Lenten Luncheon next Wednesday at First Christian Church in Vandalia.

  •  The OASIS (Older Adults Sharing In Service) were overwhelmed when they entered the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church on Monday, Feb. 13. Red and white placemats, Valentine napkins, centerpieces of red hearts, cupids and red bowls holding votive candles created an atmosphere that was romantic and whimsical.
    Some of Charlie and Linda Townsend’s collection of antique Valentines were on display at a designated table. The refreshment table was abundantly loaded with special treats.