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Today's Features

  • The new year is here, and with it is often comes a resolution to get into shape.
    I have been to a store that sells used exercise equipment. It is called Second Wind Exercise Equipment. I have observed that following Christmas, many stores have sales on exercise equipment.
    They offer discounts and incentives for purchasing the most modern and up-to-date equipment.
    A few months later, folks begin selling their latest and greatest exercise equipment simply because they don’t use it.

  • Critters Wanting & Needing Sunshine
    We have had several inquiries about the critters’ welfare during the wet and chilly weather. The late, lovely RoseyLee Duck (who Bill always referred to as Miss America) did not mind our wet and muddy yard, but Lady, the mini-horse and Mother Madricka and Baby Bucky (donkeys) are pretty much staying in their dry, straw-strewn barn.

  • Weekend Visitors
    Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo., spent Thursday through Sunday with Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    Belinda and Mahala visited Belinda’s uncle, Jerry Limes, in St. Anthony’s Hospital on Sunday afternoon.
    Marriage
    David Henderson and Corrine Oswald, both of Louisville, were married at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Dec. 31.  
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 8
    • SEBA, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • The Wheatland Unit of Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club meeting scheduled for tonight has been canceled.
    • St. Elmo Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library
    • The Effingham Chapter #110 Order of the Eastern Star, 7:30 p.m., Effingham Masonic Temple.
    Sunday, January 11

  • Christmas is over, and as 2014 draws to close we look forward to a New Year. It’s that time of year when many people make New Year’s resolutions.

  • Past Masters of Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F. & A.M. were honored recently.

    In front, from left, are Gerald Libsack, Cecil Richey, Jimmy McNutt and Harold Baumann. In back are Mark Miller, Winfred Morrison, John Crotser, Tim McMillan, Mike Gidcumb, Mark Augenstein and Leon Bowen.

  • Officers for Temperance Lodge No. 16 A.F. & A.M. for the coming year are pictured at left.

    In front, from left, are Mark Miller, David Meisinger, Mark Augenstein, Mark Miles and Jimmy McNutt. In the second row are Gerald Libsack, Jamie McNutt, Joe Moulton, Harold Baumann and David Carlisle. In back are Winfred "Bud" Morrison and Tim McMillan.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, January 1, 2015
    • Happy New Year!
    Sunday, January 4
    • The  Central Illinois Wedding Show will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at two locations: Summer Breeze Wine House & Barn Venue at St. James and Carriage House Event Center at Altamont. More than 30 vendors will have booths. There is no admission charge. Those attending are asked to visit both locations for a chance to win a grand prize.
    Monday, January 5
    • The St. Elmo City Council, 7 p.m., Phillips Building.
    Tuesday, January 6

  • Christmas Guests
    Weekend guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter were: Ben, Amanda, Madison and Dru Eller, and Mitch, Gretchen, Owen and Aaron Harpster all of Jackson, Mo.; and Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of Villa Ridge, Mo.

  • First of All
    Jimmy Feezel celebrated his birthday on Sunday.
    Dawson Taylor Wise
    A second son was born to Taylor and Mallory (Smith) Wise on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, and has been named Dawson Taylor Wise. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long. He has a 2-year-old brother, Landon.
    Grandparents are Bill and Cathy Smith of Brownstown and Tom and Janet Wise of Rochester. Great-grandmothers are Joann Strobel and the late Lenore Parkison, both of Brownstown.
    Our Heartfelt Sympathies …