Brownstown-Sefton News

Longhorm Family Sends Out for Fast Food …
… meaning that a good rain is needed on their pasture, as the long green grass is turning to short brown stubble. So they put in an order for a whopper-size bale of good hay from friend Josh.
We have noticed that Geneva, the brown/white cow, will eat the hay and leave the dry grass, but “Red,” one of the red cows, will still nibble at the stubby brown grass. We figure she is saving the hay until there is no grass left to eat.
The longhorns are known to be survivors, and will eat and survive on weeds and briers.
They have never had to do that here on the Homestead. As a matter of fact, they let us know when the hayrack is getting low in the colder weather.
They are interesting to watch, and it seems they feel the same way about us, because they are really calm animals and when threatening weather and winds seems to be developing, they can be seen grazing on the pasture, unconcerned.
However, we have seen them a few times when they ran across the pasture in a mini-size stampede. They never run through the fence, though, and will quiet down and start nibbling at the grass.
This hasn’t happened for a long time, though, so the cowgirls may be feeling their age.
Our Sympathy …
… to the family and friends of Mary Kilzer, who died this week. Mary was a long-time member of the Golden Years Club, which she attended faithfully as long as her health allowed. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.
Need News
This is a busy tine of the year, so get your activities and church events in for the column. They are needed by Monday afternoon, in the little black box on the post under our pink mailbox on U.S. Route 40, across from Cora’s  Critter Corner.
The Golden Years Building …
… is coming along, as our funds allow. Hopefully, the Golden Years annual Thanksgiving dinner can be held in the new building.
However, thanks will be given no matter where we hold our dinner, for we are thankful for our friends and family, and for the ones who have shared in the providing for our building, be it monetary, labor, thoughtfulness and interest, and, especially, prayer, not only for the building, but also for the safety and health of those who are working on it.
Sefton HCE Unit Celebrate the ‘50s
Meet Thursday at Emmanuel Church at 1 p.m. and celebrate the ’50!       
If possible, wear your ’50’s clothes – rolled-up blue jeans, bobby socks, saddle oxfords, poodle skirt, etc. We also wore sweaters and skirts in cooler weather, with our bobby socks and saddle shoes. And, remember our ponytail hairdos?
There will be refreshments from the ’50s, and it will be a lot of fun looking back.                 
Suicide Prevention Awareness Program …
 … on Sept. 26, at 6 p.m., at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia.
The speakers will be Kent Polky-certified youth mental health first aid course instructor; Carla Engelbrekson, mother of a victim of suicide.  Free refreshments and awareness ribbons
This free program is open to the public and is spomsored by the Fayette County HCE.
And From Our Neighbors
• Arm Prairie Christian Church – Sept. 30, noon-5 p.m., a community soup and hot dog dinner and fundraiser to thank the community for making the church restorations possible. It will include a dessert auction, white elephant sale & Arm Prairie T-shirts.
• Volley For The Cure for Fayette County Cancer Fund – Good news in a note from Janet Elam. Amber Connor, the VCHS volleyball coach, contacted Janet, and the proceeds from the Volley for the Cure game on Sept. 28 and will give the proceeds to the Fayette County Cancer Fund.
Four or five volunteers are needed to sell T-shirts, raffle tickets, etc. T-shirts are selling for $10. Orders for T-shirts should be in by Sept. 12.
Janet said, “There will be a freshman game at 5 p.m., and the JV game starts 6 p .m., with the varsity game following. We should be able to help them out since we will benefit from the game.  I need to let her know how many volunteers we will have.”
United Methodist Church
Betty Miller, organist, played the prelude as the congregation of the Brownstown United Methodist Church gatherted for Sunday morning service. Junior Williams and Jeff Kelly served as ushers.
Kris McCoy and Braden Schwarm lighted the altar candles.
Pastor Don Thomas greeted all and recognized the birthdays and anniversaries, shared the announcements and prayer list, and led in prayer.   
Kris McCoy contributed special music, followed by the morning message, delivered by Pastor Thomas.
Flo Allen led the adult Sunday school class.  Pam Orr led the children’s worship and served drinks and snacks.
• Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 pm – UMW district meeting at Paris UMC. Love gifts for Cunningham Children’s Home are: men’s body wash, gift cards of $20 to Walmart, Dollar General, Dollar Tree. Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, Monical’s Pizza; Boxtops for Education. For Lessie Bates NH: all types of cleaning supplies.
• Sept. 21, 6 p.m.-UMW Salad supper at Emmanuel, installation of officers.
• Sept. 24-UMW Sunday.
• Sept.-26, 6 p.m.-Suicide prevention awareness program for the public at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Vandalia, with refreshments. Sponsored by Fayette County HCE.
Special request – the last Sunday of each month, each church is asked to donate canned goods to the food pantry, as they are desperately needed.
First Christian Church
The congregation of First Christian Church was greeted by Don and Ellen Willms as they arrived for Sunday morning worship. They were led in song by Susan Smith, Jack Shelton, and Matthew Smith. Instrumentalists were pianist Robin Lovett and Walt Kinney, guitarist.  
Special music was contributed by Deanna Miller. Don Lovett led the Communion meditation. Mick Ruleau delivered the morning message.
Also serving: Sunday school nursery-Faye Schwarm; a.m. nursery-Ashton Smith; toddler worship-Claude Edwards and Robbi Edwards; Quest-4-Christ, Q-4-C team; and shut-ins-Terry Smith and Don Willms.
• All-church trip to Creation Museum and Ark Encounter. Planning Sept. 28-29. If interested, see Don Lovett.
• Second annual Comedy Night will be Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at CenterPointe Church in Vandalia. Doors open at 6:30 pm. With De La Croix. Jeremy Numes will be the entertainment that night. Free admission.  A love offering will be taken up.
Cookies and brownies are needed. If you would like to bake a couple dozen of cookies or brownies, contact jamie Smith.
Also come and vote for the Cutest Kid. The winner of the Cutest Kid Contest will be chosen that night. Benefit is for the Lighthouse Pregnancy and Health Services.
A quilt made by Janet Hall of Brownstown and Althea Warner of St. Elmo will be raffled off that night. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5, available from the Lighthouse Pregnancy and Health Services board members and staff of LPHS.
All proceeds will benefit the programs at LPHS.  

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