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Today's Features

  • Many who have been faithful Lenten Luncheon attendees through the years and several new faces entered Northside Christian Church last Wednesday to sit at white-cloth covered tables with teal, pink, and blue table runners that held small spring bouquets in tiny flower pots and plates of homemade cookies.

  • Death
    Raymond Reed, 87, of Farina, died on Friday. The funeral was held on Monday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    Raymond was a lifelong resident of the St. Peter area.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 167. The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Collin Miller served as the acolyte. Attending Elders were Darrell Wollin and Kevin Wodtka.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Carl Benning
    -Beth Reynolds
    • The family of Raymond Reed

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 30
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Litchfield Maverick Restaurant.
    • U of I Unit 21 Extension Council, 7 p.m., Effingham Extension Office.
    Saturday, April 1
    • This Saturday is the deadline to enroll in Fayette County 4-H and the deadline for selecting projects.
    Sunday, April 2

  • S.O.S. – Baby Bucky Burro Kicking Up His Heels
    Buckwheat the little burro has enjoyed taking his naps in the sunshine, but he really demonstrated Sunday how much he enjoyed the sunshine and spring weather by putting on a show for us. It was really cute how he showed off.
    He can see our back door from his barn door, and he often sticks his head out in the early mornings to watch for us to emerge.
    He also listens for the door to open and when he hears the latch, looks out and is out of his barn by the time we are out of the door.

  • The second Lenten Luncheon was held at the St. James Lutheran Church last Wednesday, opening with pianist Richard Tucker playing inspirational songs as the guests were seated at long tables covered with white cloths, vases of lavender spring flower and plates of homemade cookies provided by the Presbyterian Church women.

    All were glad the day was one of the Lord’s finest, as last year the Lenten Luncheon at St. James Lutheran Church had to be canceled due to the weather.

  • It is documented, on Wikipedia, that cast iron vessels have been used for cooking for more than 2,000 years, valued as kitchen items for their durability and ability to retain heat, thus improving the quality of meals cooked in them.

  • St. Peter’s Lutheran School and Little Saints Preschool are celebrating Lutheran School Week this week. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Upon this Rock,” highlighting Jesus as the solid rock on whom we seek our refuge and salvation.
    On Monday, decorated rocks to illustrate Christ as our chief cornerstone.
    Tuesday was Heritage Day. Children will hear from past students some history of the school and focus “Upon the Rock of Ages.”

  • Chicken Roost News
    Cogburn Rooster is really puffing out his chest as he crows and is strutting around with a definite swagger, apparently proud of his girls, Blackie and Rhonda, as they are depositing two eggs a day in their nest now. So, we may have to get an egg crate to take them to market. They might be getting in a supply for Easter eggs.
    Katie, the outdoor doggie …

  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 218.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Attending elders were Darrell Wollin and Kevin Wodtka.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Gladys Graumenz
    -Jay Rothe
    • Those with long term health concerns:
    -Kevin Courson
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Randy Dorr
    -Stefan Goolsby
    -Donna Oertwig
    -Keith Manley
    -John Stedlin
    -Carolyn Maske
    -Jill Quandt
    -Eva Alcorn

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 9
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple. Friday, March 10