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Today's Features

  • The Search is On for …
    … a friend for Lady, the lonely little mini-mare.
       Lady, sadly, is the only mini-horse (or barn critter) we have left, as her family expired some time ago. She and Smoky, the (adorable) little burro, shared the barn and seemed to get along OK. They each had their own barn space, separated by a cattle panel, and each had their own privacy pen, also separated by cattle panels down the center.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, September 11
    • The Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant. This is for St. Elmo High School graduates.
    • The St. Elmo District Library Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Saturday, September 13

  • Girls Trip
    Belinda Harpster, Amy Reiss and Stacey Bergmann, all of St. Peter, traveled to Jackson, Mo., on Friday and stayed at the home of Ben and Amanda Eller while the Ellers were out of town.
    On Saturday, they attended the 61-Mile Yard Sale, from Jackson to St. Genevieve, Mo.
    The trip ended with a visit to The Cave winery in St. Genevieve, Mo. They all returned home on Sunday.
    Death
    The Augsburg and St. Peter communities are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Jeanette Sasse on Sunday.

  • Betsy LongHorn & the Bovine Family
    Betsey, Geneva, the Bartels girl, “Red” and the youngsters are doing well as they lead a quiet life. The most excitement they have is when the garbage truck comes for the monthly pickup and when Bill uses the weed cutter in the back yard. They run to the fence for both events.
    Otherwise, things are pretty routine for them. They graze until early evening, then they can be seen moving over to the northwest of their pasture in a line. The Bartels girl is usually in the lead, with Betsy bringing up the end of the line.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, September 4
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., in the home of Sandra Lovett.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Saturday, September 6
    • St. Elmo Community Clothes Closet will not be open.

  • Ministry for mothers, children to start

    A new ministry for mothers with babies and young children will began on Tuesday at Parkview Free Methodist Church.
    Called "22:6 Playgroup," the faith-based group will meet from 6-8 p.m. Its name is derived from Proverbs 22:6, which says: "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."
    For more information, look up the group on Facebook or call the church at 283-0799.

    Free movie night at Parkview on Sept. 13

  • Steve Ladd, a well-known, award-winning recording gospel singer, traveled from Tennesee to hold a concert at the Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown on Sunday evening, Aug. 24.
    Ladd sang and spoke to an appreciative audience of all ages. His 11-year-old son, Hayyden, accompanied him and operated the sound. Hayden also sings with his father sometimes.
    The Rev. Jim Dann, pastor of Liberty Christian Church, welcomed those present, many of whom traveled from other towns for the concert.

  • All around us, we witness a world that is filled with hate. We see it in racism, ISIS, political parties and rioting, as well as among other disorderly events.

  • LaVelle Henry
    A card shower has been requested for LaVelle Henry, a former resident of Vandalia, who will celebrate her 99th birthday this Friday.
    While she was a resident of Vandalia, she and her husband, Lee, were members of First Baptist Church in Vandalia.
    For those wishing to send cards, her address is: Parkway Manor, Room 319, 3113 Williamson County Parkway, Marion, Ill. 62959.

    Mardell Carpenter

  • Jade Lynn Ledbetter and Charles Braiden Pryor have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.