Brownstown-Sefton News

Cogburn, the Homestead Head Banty Rooster …
… is the only  rooster on the place and is crowing even as this is being written. He is on the job early in the mornings and is getting prettier every day.
The ladies (Rhonda and Blackie hens) seem quite happy with Cogburn and have accepted him on the chicken roost.
He is not only a handsome little guy, he makes sure they both come to the pan to eat by making his little noises to them. We suspect he may have a tendency to be a bit controlling, but the ladies don’t seem to mind.
He is also a “Watch Rooster,” and crows when we return home. We are not sure if he is welcoming us back home or if he is telling the other Homestead critters (the Longhorn Cowgirls, the burros, Madrika & Baby Bucky Burro, and Lady, the mini-horse, that we are back.
We do appreciate Sharon and Jim Dolly for the gift of Cogburn to the Homestead. He is really an asset to the Homestead families, critter and us humans.
Roses, a Tip of the Hat and Congratulations …
… to Don and Ellen Willms, who will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 28, with an open house from 2-4 pm at First Christian Church in Brownstown.
Note – Sefton Unit HCE
The regular August Sefton Unit meeting, usually scheduled for the second Thursday of the month, is canceled.
Instead of the regular meeting, Sefton will meet on Thursday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Brownstown High School parking lot to go to P. Stucklemeyer’s home to see the large quilting machine. Bring cookies.  
A Community Prayer Service …
… for law officers, firefighters and EMT personnel has been planned for Friday, Aug. 19, at the Brownstown City Park, at 6:30 p.m. Plan to attend and bring lawn chairs. Any questions, call 427-3866.   
Fall just around the corner…
… so are opportunities to enjoy and be blessed by the humor of Nadine and the inspirational music of Steve Ladd, both appearing locally and both in October. Nadine will be at Brownstown High School on Oct. 8, and Steve will bring his music to Liberty Christian Church on Oct. 22.       
On Sale Now!
The Nadine performance tickets are on sale now! Sadly, this is probably the last chance to see Nadine in Brownstown.
The $20 reserved seat tickets are on sale now at the Brownstown Branch Library (427-3853) and Fayette County Real Estate (322-5127)) in Vandalia. For more information, call Connie at 292-0579.
And That’s Not All
A drawing for a 5-cubic-foot freezer full of Springer Mountain Farms chicken will be held at the Nadine performance. Tickets may be purchased at the Brownstown Library or First National Bank of Brownstown, or from a Library Friend. Tickets are $10 each or three for $20.
And That’s Still Not All
Several gift baskets full of items donated by some of the Nashville artists (The Oak Ridge Boys, Rhonda Vincent, T. Graham Brown, Jimmy and Michele Capps, Exile, Mandy Barnett and Gene Watson) will be raffled off that night.
Steve Ladd in Concert …
…at Liberty Christian Church. Steve Ladd is a favorite, not only in Brownstown-Sefton and Fayette County, but he has won several prestigious awards nationally for his heartfelt, sincere and beautiful  music, which not only touches adults, but also the children listening.
He has several CD’s and also sings backup with “The Stamps,” and on Alan Jackson’s CD,  “Precious Memories 2.”  The experience of being present at one of his concerts is a blessing in itself.   
Liberty Christian Church is located 5.5 miles north of Brownstown on College Avenue.
More about Steve is available at
Both Nadine’s humor and Steve Ladd’s music may be heard on Monday mornings on Panzi’s Partyline radio show on WPMB/WKRV.  
Brownstown First Christian Church
The congregation of the Brownstown First Christian Church was greeted by Duane and Laura Willms, and led in songs of praise by Cathy Smith and Don and Robin Lovett, accompanied by pianist Robin Lovett, and Chuck Enlow, guitarist.
Terry Smith led the Communion meditation. Special music was contributed by Matthew Smith, followed by the message, delivered by Tom Plog.
Also serving: Sunday school nursery-Faye Schwarm; a.m. nursery-Tena Gould; toddler worship-Billie Enlow and Shannon Claycomb; Quest-4-Christ-Q-4-C- team; shut-ins-Mitch Koehler and Matthew Smith.
The Bankester Family will be at Liberty Christian Church on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 6 p.m., for a bluegrass concert.                          


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