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Today's Features

  • Fayette Faces this week are many faces, the members of Brownstown First Christian Church who gathered at the west outer edge of Brownstown on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 20, for a groundbreaking service for their new church building.

  • The Brownstown Holiday Open House returns this year, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday in the Brownstown Elementary School cafeteria.

  • It is documented that on Oct. 25, 1901, a group of women in Ramsey, seeking to advance the knowledge of literature and promote the art of conversation, started a club that has endured as one of the longest standing women’s groups in Illinois.

  • Blood Drive
    The PTL of St. Peter’s Lutheran School is sponsoring a community blood drive for St. Peter and the surrounding area on Monday, May 14, from 2-6 p.m., in the St. Peter’s Lutheran School gym.
    Spring Musical
    St. Peter’s Lutheran School will present its spring musical, “Echoes of the Hammer,” on Sunday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in the school gym.
    The musical tells the story about Martin Luther, the Reformation and the spread of the Gospel. All grades, preK-8, will participate.

  • The Brownstown  First Responders & Firefighters …
    … are high on the list of Brownstown’s most valuable assets.
    A little family in Brownstown was in dire straits recently and, literally, their  lives were at stake.
    The father took the expectant mother to their hospital (not in this county) when the mother began experiencing contractions, as she was already the mother of two children and knew this was not a false alarm.

  • Announcements
    Thursday, May 3
    • World Day of Prayer, noon, Fourth and Main in St. Elmo.
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 5:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Friday, May 4
    • St. Elmo Business Association, noon, Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Sunday, May 6

  • Jim Quick from Bond Camp will be delivering a series based on the show “Fixer Upper” at Northside Christian Church in Vandalia, beginning on Sunday at 6 p.m.
    The series includes: week 1, Fix Up Yourself; week 2, Fix Up Your Family; week 3, Fix Up Your Spiritual Life; week 4, Fix Up Your Finances; and week 5, Fix Up Your Church.
    The public is invited to participate in the series.

  • Visits Grandparents
    Two-year-old Henry Harpster of Jackson, Mo., spent Friday night with his grandparents, Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter.
    His parents picked him up on Saturday after attending the Cardinals game on Friday night.
    Blood Drive
    The PTL of St. Peter’s Lutheran School is sponsoring a community blood drive for St. Peter and the surrounding area on Monday, May 14. It will be held in the St. Peter’s Lutheran Gym from 2-6 p.m.
    Further information will follow as it becomes available.

  • WEEK OF APRIl 16
    Bucky Burro Welcomes Spring

  • Announcements
    Thursday, April 26
    • ExxonMobil Annuitants, noon, Vandalia Ponderosa.
    Tuesday, May 1
    • Council of Catholic Women Mother/Daughter Banquet, 6:15 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall.
    Wednesday, May 2
    • Wright’s Corner Home and Community Education, 1:30 p.m., Loudon Township building.
    • St. Elmo City Council, 6 p.m., city hall.
    Thursday, May 3
    • St. Elmo Women’s Civic Club, 5:30 p.m., Mary Ann’s Restaurant.
    Friday, May 4