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Today's Features

  • June Caylor
    A card shower has been requested for June Caylor, who will celebrate her 92nd birthday this Friday.
    Cards may be sent to her at: June Caylor, 1425 E. 2800 Ave., Ramsey, Ill. 62080.

  • Nature provided the perfect setting for the Brownstown VFW Post # 9770 Memorial Day service, with enough breeze to keep the many red, white and blue American flags billowing against the bright blue, cloudless sky, a reminder and symbol of our freedom. The word contains the word “free,” but those being honored and remembered paid a heavy price for our freedom.

  • “Missouri Pete” Eating, Doing Good …
    … but we think he is missing his buddy and pal, “Joe.”
    Pete is very sociable – he wags his tail and jumps around when he sees us, comes to the car for petting when we are leaving or returning, does not bark or “whine.” He is the perfect doggie guest, but where are times when he just seems to be looking a little lonely.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, June 1
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Monday, June 5
    • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), 6:30 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.
    Tuesday, June 6
    • Friendly Neighbors, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • Council of Catholic Women, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.
    Wednesday, June 7
    • Wright’s Corner Unit of Home and Community Education, 1 p.m., Loudon Town House.
    Thursday, June 8

  • Several years ago, Flo Allen of Brownstown, president of Fayette County Home and Community Education, noticed a barrel in the foyer of the McDonald’s Restaurant in Vandalia, and that it contained pop top aluminum tabs from soda cans. When she went in later, she noticed the barrel was gone, so she asked the owner, Marty Davis about the barrel.

  • Steve and Connie Jerden’s rural home is like a step back in time.

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS
    Thursday, May 11
    • Lunch Bunch, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club rescheduled May meeting, 5:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Public Library District Board, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library.

  • St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Worship attendance on Sunday was 196.
    The organist was Jamie Lotz.
    Jacob Hawkey served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Jay Rothe and Curtis Jenne.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Wayne Bergmann
    -Don Blomberg
    -Joey Dyer
    -Robert Runge
    • Those with long-term health concerns:
    -Kevin Courson
    -Mark Dunaway
    -Randy Dorr
    -Stefan Goolsby
    -Donna Oertwig
    -Keith Manley
    -John Stedlin

  • Back Porch Residency Growing
    The mother robin seems to have “opened the door” for other mother birds looking for a safe location in which to hatch and raise their babies – the Homestead back porch (or deck, as Bill refers to it. To me, a deck with a roof is a porch.)

  • The Fayette County Home and Community Education on Saturday presented a program in keeping with child abuse awareness month, with Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith giving child abuse statistics in Fayette County telling of the county’s fight against child abuse, and Dana Andrews sharing the heart-rendering story of her grandson, who still suffers from abuse he received as a very young child.