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Today's Features

  • Weekend Guest
    Mitch Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., spent the weekend with his parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    St. Peter Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 214.  Elders were Charles Wachholz and Curtis Jenne.  Organist was Kathy Bray. Acolyte was Tresston Bahde.  
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Arlene Clymer
    -Gene Schaal
    -Ida Wodtke
    -Vicky Wuehler
    -Those serving our country
    -Our shut-ins
    Birthdays

  • Pricey Doing Well
       In answer to inquiries, Pricey, the Great Pyrnese who was recently so very ill, is doing well. She and her mother, Bertha, are sharing nightly guard duty again, and we’ve noticed that when they nap in the daytime, they lie up against each other on their side of the fence.
       Pricey’s new winter coat is looking more like Bertha’s – beautifully white, thick, and wavy. Although they are both full-blooded, their personalities and mannerisms are different.  

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Wednesday, Nov. 3
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, Nov. 4
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., home of Fern Moore.
    • The St. Elmo Education Foundation, 7 p.m., unit office.

  • Fish fry is Thursday at First Methodist

    The United Methodist Men of First United Methodist Church of Vandalia will hold its annual fish fry this Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the church.

    Cost for the meal is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

    The church is located at 127 N. Fourth St. For the fish fry, enter the church from the back parking lot.

    For more information, call the church at 283-3684.

     

    Northside to start new series on cults

  • By Dr. Melanie Schaafsma
    Monday at Evergreen Outreach, we began and ended with music!
    Pam Childers played “Let Me Call You Sweetheart,” “Bye Bye Blackbird,” and “Bring Back My Bonnie” on the piano.
    We were happy to see Inge Compton back from Florida for a visit. Inge was a volunteer here at Evergreen Outreach. She played the piano and accordion for Evergreen guests for 20 years before moving to Florida.  We were also happy to see that Dr. Rames returned on Monday to Evergreen. Welcome back, Dr. Rames!

  • This Sunday evening at 6 p.m., Brownstown First Christian Church will present the play “Star Queen” on the final night of its fall revival.
    “Star Queen” is based on the story of Queen Esther. It celebrates a victory over an evil tyrant through the cunning ingenuity of this young Jewish queen of Persia. It also focuses on the beginnings of the Jewish Feast of Purim.
    Tommy Oaks and his son, John Thomas Oaks, bring this story to life in a campy, colorful, high-energy two-man production.

  • The following is an article a fellow minister friend of mine shared with me.  I hope it provokes thought and self-examination in you as it did me.
    Song of Solomon 1:6 says: “Do not gaze at me because I am dark, because the sun has looked upon me. My mother’s sons were angry with me; they made me keeper of the vineyards, but my own vineyard I have not kept!”

  • During a recent visit to Brookstone Estates, members of the Sefton Unit of Home and Community Education were talking about their current project, “Little Dresses for Africa.”
    A resident sitting nearby overheard the conversation and asked for, and received, a pattern.
    Much to the club’s surprise, the resident soon had several of the dresses ready for the HCE project – the final products being like those done by a professional seamstress … and given with the promise of more to come.

  • The Porter reunion was held on Sept. 19 at the American Legion Home in Shelbyville, with 49 present.
    It was decided to hold the reunion at the same place next year. Officers elected were: president, Sam Sims; vice president, Joe Martin; and secretary, Terry Martin.
    The afternoon was spent taking pictures, visiting and playing games.
    Those present were:
    From St. Elmo: Lavern Buff; Tony, Lisa and Andrea Koberlein; Matt, Becky and Matison Koberlein; and Terry and Joe Martin.

  • Joshua James William Trivitt
    James Trivitt and Dana Kirkland of St. Elmo are the parents of a boy born on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2010, at St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis.
    He weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces, and was 17 inches long. He was named Joshua James William Trivitt.
    He has two brothers, 4-year-old Michael and 3-year-old Daniel,  and one sister, 1-year-old Danna.