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Today's Features

  • Critters’ Winter Coats Not Removable
    Baby Bucky Burro and his barn friend, Lady, the little senior mini-horse, both look cute in their fuzzy winter coats, but the unseasonable warm weather must be a little uncomfortable for them as the temperature climbs into the 50s and 60s. Hopefully, though, nature will keep their winter coats intact, as we still have February and March to get through.
    Bill is keeping their barn floor cleaned out, putting fresh straw down and shutting their barn doors at night to help keep the cold air out.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Sunday, January 22
    • Wolf Creek Cluster of United Methodist Churches, 2 p.m., Brownstown First United Methodist Church.
    • Sunday Night Live high school youth, 6-7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church parsonage.
    Monday, January 23
    • Fayette County Board of HCE will not meet until Jan. 30; see the reason following the announcements.
    • St. Elmo Lions Club, 6 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Fayette County Republican Women, 7 p.m., Vandalia National Road Interpretive Center.

  • C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corp. Program Director Debbie Weber announced earlier this month that the name of the Golden Circle Nutrition Program, which is sponsored by C.E.F.S., has been changed to Meals on Wheels of C.E.F.S.
    Weber said that the change was made to make the mission and purpose of the program more recognizable to not only those who would utilize this service, but also to potential volunteers and donors.

  • Winter Slowdown
    The town came to a standstill over the weekend, with church canceled and everyone staying inside in anticipation of the ice storm.
    Fortunately, it never made it to St. Peter.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship canceled due to the predicted ice storm.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Janet Cox
    -Dennis Hinrichs
    • Mourning a loss
    -The family of Ed Morton
    • Those with long-term health concerns:
    -Kevin Courson
    -Mark Dunaway

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 12
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    • Leadership Council Meeting, 6 p.m., and Livestock Committee Meeting, 7 p.m., and both at the Vandalia Extension Office.
    • Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.    
    Monday, January 16
    • No school in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

  • Unwelcome & Inconvenient Visitor at Homestead
    The infamous flu bug dropped in for a visit at the Homestead this week at an inconvenient time, when we were trying to catch up after being absent and/or busy with family for the past three months … and still counting.
    Bill woke up very early Friday with the uncomfortable and inconvenient symptoms and effects thereof, which got worse as the day went on.
    He survived on a diet of beef broth, chicken soup (noodleless), and other compatible liquids and upset stomach-helps.

  • Death
    Ralph “Ed” Morton, 86, of St. Peter, died on Saturday, Jan. 7.
    The funeral and visitation were held on Wednesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
    Baptism
    Lucy Eleanor Murphree, daughter of Nathan and Megan (Wollin) Murphree, was baptized on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. Her godparents are Aaron Murphree, Seth Murphree and Danielle Chasteen.
    St. Peter’s School Fun Fair Supper & Auction

  • Christine Yenny has been going through things, like many of us do from time to time, as we accumulate objects, items and, best of all, memories, over the years.

    Christine was  “digging around” recently when she ran across some real treasures, ones that brought back memories of her family and her childhood days, and one item even brought back the memory of some very interesting and intriguing family history of long ago.

  • Happy New Year, Everyone!
    Fun Fair Supper & Auction

  • A New Year with New Opportunities
    I have always liked to kind of clean clutter on the first day or two of January, whether it be on my desk or in the kitchen cabinets, drawers and closets, etc.
    But I don’t always get those tasks accomplished as I wish I could!
    I don’t really make new year’s resolutions any more, but I do like to try to learn at least one new thing every year. (Don’t always get that done, either, at least not the things I want to learn.)