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Area News

  • Frogtown

    Attend Visitation
    Belinda Harpster and Mahala Jacquin attended the visitation of Belinda’s friend and former classmate, David Sulsberger, in Flora on Friday evening.
    Old Friends in Town
    The Rev. Bill and Roxanne Emrick, of Indianapolis, Ind., were in the area over the weekend. They visited Lutheran Care Center in Altamont on Saturday. On Saturday night, they met Dane and Belinda Harpster for dinner. They attended church on Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, where Rev. Emrick was the former pastor. 

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    In The Homestead Mailbox…
    … was a Valentine’s Day surprise from the mystery mailbox visitor who left the little lighthouse! This time there were two lighthouses, a bigger one and a smaller one, both very pretty and interesting … and so mysterious.
    It is fun receiving them, but we are so curious about who is leaving them. I guess the fun would be a little diminished if we found out, but the enjoyment of getting them would still be felt, plus the mystery from who they came from. We do appreciate you, whomever and wherever you are.

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Thursday, March 1
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 7 p.m., St. Elmo Public Library. The program is a Tupperware party given by Sarah Beasley. The public is invited to attend.
    Saturday, March 3
    • St. Elmo Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., American Legion Home. Cost is a $5 donation. There also will be a 50/50 drawing, with proceeds will go to the scholarship fund.
    Sunday, March 4

  • Frogtown News

    Visitors
    Terry and Sandy Kizziar of Gruver, Texas, spent Thursday to Tuesday at the home of Sandy’s sister, Belinda Harpster of St. Peter. On Saturday, Belinda and Sandy visited their mother, Helen Limes, at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
    Sunday morning worship attendance was 186.
    The Pastor is the Rev. Ryan Meyer.
    The organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
    Gaige Phillips served as acolyte.
    Attending elders were Darrell Wollin and Kevin Wodtka.
    Remember in Your Prayers

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Christmas
    The words “Remember the reason for the season” have become familiar the past few years, to remind us that, although other words have been added when thinking about Christmas (gifts, expense, hurry, hurry, hustle, busy times, events, parties, and so on), the most important thought to keep in our minds is “Jesus is the reason for the season!”

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Friday, December 22
    • Classes will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. for the winter break. There will be no school until Thursday, Jan. 4.
    Sunday, December 24
    • First Church of God-Christmas Eve worship service, 9:30 a.m.; no Sunday school. Come-and-go Candlelight Communion 4-7 p.m.
    • First United Methodist Church-Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship service, 10:35 a.m.; and  candlelight Communion, 6 p.m.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    The Critters are Well …
    … at this time, so the column will begin with this important …
    Announcement …
    … which was in the Brownstown First Christian Church news. I feel this should be shared by all of the village community, so I moved it from their announcements to the beginning of the column. I feel the church will not mind the liberty taken to share this with all in the spirit of Christmas and in honor of our Savior’s birth – the reason for the season.
    Card Ministry Treats for Treston …

  • Frogtown News

    Thanksgiving Day Guests
    Thanksgiving Day guests of Dane and Belinda Harpster were: Nathan, Mahala and Harper Jacquin of St. Peter; Mitch, Gretchen, Owen, Aaron and Henry Harpster of Jackson, Mo.; and Mike and Renee Haarmann of Edgewood.
    Later in the evening, Dane and Belinda went to the home of Larry and Sue Urban to meet Halle Adams, the fiancée of Matt Urban. When they returned home, Belinda’s brother, Tony Limes of Dyersburg, Tenn., was there for a visit.
    St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

  • St. Elmo News

    Announcements
    Saturday, December 2
    • Clothing Giveaway. See info following the announcements.
    • RNA #5784 annual Christmas luncheon, noon, in the First Church of God S.H.E.D. for those who made reservations with Della Stewart by Dec. 2. Those attending are reminded to take items for the Caring and Sharing Program being sponsored by the St. Elmo Lions Club.
    Sunday, December 3
    • Ministerial Alliance Christmas Service, 6 p.m., First Assembly of God Church. Jeremy Smith of the First Church of God is the speaker.

  • Brownstown-Sefton News

    Our Creator has again decorated our little corner of the world and surroundings with beautiful, subtle hues, and brilliant and bright colors to see, and provided crisp, clean country air for us to breath, the scent of wood smoke coming from fireplaces, our neighbors’ stoves and, if we are lucky, campfires (my favorite).