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Today's Features

  • Returns Home
    Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., returned home after spending the week with her parents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. After seeing a Dr. in Effingham, and getting medication, she was feeling much better when she left.
    Death
    Leone Bartimus of St. Peter died last Wednesday.
    The funeral was held on Saturday, with burial in Springhill Cemetery, rural Beecher City. Area survivors are daughter and son-in-law Liz and Jim Carson of St. Peter.
    St. Peter Church

  • By Anna Jean Rhodes

     

  • To paraphrase a familiar old nursery rhyme, “How does the Little Community Garden grow?
    “With work and toil, to prepare the soil,
    By Master Gardeners and volunteers,
    Working side by side through the years.
    Tilling, planting and weeding many hours,
    To provide the community with food and flowers.
    The Little Community Garden, tended with love,
    And blessed by the rains and sun, from Heaven above.”

    The Vision Planted

  • Thirty-two members and friends of the OASIS group from First Baptist Church of Vandalia traveled to Louisville, Ky., on Tuesday, Sept. 14, to attend the National Quartet Convention.
    There, they joined more than 40,000 others who attended the  event. Among the entertainment there were numerous concerts, Christian comedians, bluegrass groups and about 500 exhibitors.
    Concerts are held every morning, afternoon and evening in Freedom Hall.

  • “Be clean!,” says Jesus.
    The word is spreading – Jesus is coming to town. A leper, out of desperation, is going to see Jesus. Lepers were forbidden to enter into the towns and cities. They were forbidden to worship in the temple or synagogues due to their serious illness. In fact, they were forced to live away from their families and anyone considered to be clean.
    Separated from everyone,  they were commanded to call out the phrase, “Unclean! Unclean!,” when they approached someone.

  • Brownstown block party is Saturday

    A block party will be held this Saturday in Brownstown City Park from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Sponsored by First Baptist Church of Brownstown, the event will include activities for all ages, prizes and refreshments.

    For more information, call Tammy Barker at 292-6006.

     

    'Blessing of Animals' to be held Sunday

    St. James Lutheran Church will hold a "Blessing of the Animals" at 4 p.m. this Sunday in the church courtyard.

  • By Edith Elliott
    What a beautiful day we had on Monday to celebrate Evergreen Outreach!
    It was EO’s last day, for a time, to meet in the Long Term Care facility at Fayette County Hospital. It has been a lovely experience for EO participants and volunteers, and everyone appreciated so much the use of the facility.
    The word is out that “we will return!” Not regularly; but, hopefully, on occasion.

  • Wilbert Schroeder
    Wilbert Schroeder of Shobonier will celebrate his 85th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 3.
    Cards may be sent to him at: R.R. 1 Box 124, St. Peter, Ill. 62880.

  • Clair Elizabeth Martin
    Jason and Laura Martin of Powhaton, Va., are the parents of a girl born on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010.
    She weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces. She was named Clair Elizabeth.
    She has one brother, 3-year-old Luke.
    Grandparents are Woody and Marilyn Fisher of Amelia, Va. Great-grandmother is Lucille Fisher of Brownstown.
     

  • Hunter Reunion
    The descendants of Benjamin and Millie Hunter held their family reunion on Sunday, Sept. 12, at the Lions Club pavilion at Vandalia Lake, with more than 100 in attendance.
    Bill Oliver asked the blessing before the noon meal.