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Today's Features

  • 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.)

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 5
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library. The program will be bingo and those attending are to take a wrapped $5 gift.
    Sunday, January 8
    • Rescheduled Children’s Christmas program, 10:35 a.m., First United Methodist Church.
    • First United Methodist Church Sunday Night Live youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; high school in parsonage and grade school/junior high in Fellowship Hall.

  • ‘As the Eagle Flies’

  • Hospitalized
    Helen Limes of St. Peter, mother of Belinda Harpster, was taken to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital by ambulance on Wednesday, Dec. 21, where she remains a patient. Upon her release, she will be going to Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
    Christmas Day Guests

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Saturday, December 31
    • Summer Breeze Winehouse Barn Venue Bash, 6-10 p.m.
    Sunday, January 1
    • Royal Neighbors of America #2764 is furnishing ham and beans for the 2 p.m. dinner in the Phillips Building. Everyone is invited to take a potluck dish to complete the meal.       
    Monday, January 2
    • MOPS – Mothers of Fayette County preschoolers, 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Tuesday, January 3
    • Friendly Neighbors, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.

  • Chloe Carson is an 18-year-old Brownstown High School senior, very sweet and courteous. She likes animals, is active in school, and sings in her church’s choir and at school.  

  • One of our very favorite things to do every Christmas time is to visit in the warm and inviting home of Lucille Fisher and her daughter, Helen Klitzing.

  • Critters Cozy In Their Barn
     “Lady,” the sweet little mini-horse and senior Homestead critter, and her barn buddy, “Buckwheat (Bucky) Burr,” are “snug as bugs in a rug,” as their conscientious and caring caretaker, namely Bill, cleaned their floors thoroughly, and filled their sleeping quarters with clean straw, covered their window with clear plexiglass, stopped up any drafty places and closes their door at night against any cold winds, rain, sleet or snow.

  • Shopping Trip
    Belinda Harpster and daughter, Mahala Jacquin, both of St. Peter, went to Paducah, Ky., on Saturday to Christmas shop. Mahala and Harper spent the night with Dane and Belinda on Friday. Nathan spent the week in Florida at the PGA training session.
    Nursing School Graduate

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, December 15
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Saturday, December 17
    • Caring and Sharing boxes will be available at the American Legion Home for people who have received letters confirming their eligibility to receive one.
    Sunday, December 18
    • First United Methodist Church children’s Christmas program, 10:35 a.m.
    • New Horizons Church children’s Christmas program, 6 p.m.