Today's News

  • Evergreen Outreach

    By Charlene M. Jett
    Our Evergreen Outreach meeting on Monday was filled with fun! On-the-spot music and entertainment by SoftFire (David and Patricia Pence) opened the program. They started off with a short marching song, like “Onward Christian Soldiers,” to get us all warmed up and welcomed. Their rendition of “Amazing Grace” was stirring and profound.
    Home-baked peanut butter cookies were provided by Cindy Hunter, our leader for the day. The entire kitchen smelled good.

  • OASIS group takes trip to mysterious destination

    By Ginger Wells
    Members of the OASIS group of First Baptist Church knew that they were going on a trip last Tuesday, but they didn’t exactly know where they were going. It was a mystery.
    Members were guessing which way they’d go, once the trip got under way.
    Trip coordinator Ginger Wells told them that their destination was more than 30 miles away, but it would take 58 minutes to travel there.

  • Merritt named youth pastor at Northside

    Northside Christian Church in Vandalia has hired Keith Merritt of Savannah, Ga., as a full-time youth minister.

  • Fill your life with Jesus, and he will calm your fears

    God help us seek the things that are above us and not set our hearts on things of this world. The things that last are the things of God; the gifts of God’s Spirit (Psalm 49).

  • Engagement

    Sue Ann Kistler and Jacob Louis Holliday have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage.

  • Reunion

    The Garrison family reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Phillips Building in St. Elmo.
    Ervin Garrison gave the blessing before the noon meal. A short business meeting was held, with the treasurer’s report given.
    One birth was reported: Rylee Jean Elmore, on Dec. 1, 2012, to Justin and Natasha Elmore.
    One death was reported: Clyde Tharp, on May 11, 2013.

  • Wedding

    Jennifer Lovett of Brownstown and Troy Martinz of Cerro Gordo were united in marriage in a ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on April 6, 2013, at Liberty Christian Church in rural Brownstown, with Rondell Ramsey of Lincoln officiating.

  • Anniversary

    Fifty years ago, one day after his honorable discharge from the Marines Corps air base in Beaufort, S.C., Nick Alton met Diane Steiner at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Walterboro, S.C., for their Sept. 1 wedding ceremony at 2 p.m.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Critters Adjusting to Move
    The big move north (fourth of a mile to north end of lane) is almost completed and, hopefully, the Homestead inhabitants will get back to normal soon.

  • Frogtown News

    Visit Children
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter spent the weekend with their daughter, Amanda Eller and family of Jackson, Mo. On Sunday, they all met Mitch, Gretchen and Owen Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., for lunch.
    St. Peter Church
    Attendance on Sunday was 173. Cameron Brandt served as Acolyte. The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Elders were Mark Wollin and Allen Magnus.
    Remember in Your Prayers
    • Those with health concerns:
    -Harold Baldock
    -Jake Connor
    -Lavern Magnus
    -Bill Norman