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Today's Features

  • Katie, the Doggie, Plays a Trick …
    …on Bill. During the really cold weather, Bill brings Katie, the lab/blue heeler mix into the house at night. He puts her leash on her to bring her to the house, because we are afraid that she will run toward the highway. We lived at the south end of the lane in the woods when she came to us as a little puppy, and we have been careful with her here, because she isn’t used to the highway.
    When he went out to get her one evening last week, it was already dark.

  • Travel to Farmington, Mo.
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend at the home of Ben and Amanda Eller of Jackson, Mo. On Saturday, they traveled to Farmington, MO to watch granddaughter, Madison participate in her Club Volleyball Tournament. After a long, eight-hour day, her team played in the championship game and placed second. Among those there cheering her on were Ron and Diane Eller, Anna Lou Eller and her cousin Judy from Chicago, Cleve and Rhonda Hunter, Carolyn Stein, Natalie Stein, Austin and Heidi Crow, and Dru Eller.
    Death

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, March 2
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 10 a.m. tour at Effingham County Museum; meet at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary’s parking lot to pool rides.
    Saturday, March 4
    • St. Elmo Lions Club pancake and sausage breakfast, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Sunday, March 5

  • Although the Past Few Days …
    … have been warmer, on Tuesday morning, Little Bucky Burro was staying in his barn because, like his predecessor, the late, adorable little Smoky, the donkey, Bucky doesn’t like to get his pretty ears wet in the needed rain that was falling gently and soaking in the ground nicely.  Although Bucky obviously doesn’t appreciate the showers, we human inhabitants do.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, February 23
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants will not meet until in March.
    Saturday, February 25
    • See article below on Bridal Snobs Flea Market that is being held this Saturday at the Summer Breeze Winehouse and Barn Venue.
    Sunday, February 26
    • St. Elmo First United Methodist Sunday Night Live Youth – High school in church parsonage; and grade school and junior high in church fellowship hall.
    Monday, February 27

  • A graduate with Brownstown High School’s class of 1987, Brian Smith took Bob Senior’s shop class in high school for as many years as he could (all four years), and his interest and passion for that continued on.

  • A few months ago, a group of citizens met in the basement of the Brownstown United Methodist Church in response to the invitation given by the UMC minister, the Rev. Don Thomas. He had a sincere wish for the community to have a ministry food pantry for anyone who needed food, and his invitation included the pastors and other representatives of the local churches.

  • The Homestead Critters …
    … are all doing well, but are probably, like us human inhabitants, looking forward to spring, which is really not far away.

  • Celebrate birthday
    Dane and Belinda Harpster, and Mahala and Harper Jacquin, all of St. Peter, visited with Belinda’s mother, Helen Limes, at Lutheran Care Center on Sunday. They took her cards and gifts to help celebrate her upcoming 81st birthday on Feb. 1.
    They also visited with Mary Harpster while there.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 167. Guest speaker was the Rev. Robert Cochrane of St. Louis. The organist was Rita Yagow. Emma Chambers served as acolyte.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, February 2
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Sunday, February 5
    • Scout Sunday, First United Methodist Church, 10:35 a.m. worship service. Following the service, an appreciation lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall.
    Monday, February 6
    • American Red Cross community blood drive, 2-6 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.