Today's Features

  • Overcup Baptist Church in Vera is holding Vacation Bible School from next Wednesday through Friday.
    The VBS, which has a theme of “Come to the Island – Promise Island,” is open to all children age 4 through young adult.
    Sessions will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. nightly, with a performance on Sunday, July 1.

  • Aiden Lynn Graumenz
    Dustin and Rachel Graumenz of Glen Carbon are the parents of a boy born at 12:35 p.m. on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville.

    Aiden Lynn weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.
    He has a brother, Declan, age 2.
    Maternal grandparents are Steve and Ann Ozella of Petersburg, and paternal grandparents are David and Amy Graumenz of Vandalia.
    Great-grandparents are Bobbie Payne, and Marjorie and Louie Warner.

  • The Rev. Alan Holtz will be celebrating his 55th year of his ordination as a Lutheran Church Missouri Synod pastor on June 30.

  • Ariabella Rey Greenwood

    Jeffrey Allen and Jo Lynne Greewood of Flora are the parents of a girl born at 3:39 a.m. on May 13, 2018, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
    Ariabella Rey weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20 inches long.
    She has a brother, Quenton Alexander, age 9, and a sister, Jaqueline Paige, age 4.
    Maternal grandparents are Mary and Tony Schwarm of Sullivan, Mo., formerly of Vandalia; and paternal grandparents are Larry and Sharon Greenwood of Flora.

  • Short Trip
    Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter traveled to Kentucky to attend the 400-Mile Yard Sale.
    They spent the night in Paducah on Thursday and traveled to Hopkinsville on Friday.
    On Saturday, they went to Jackson, Mo., to watch grandson, Dru Eller compete in a baseball tournament.
    They returned home on Sunday.
    Sam and Shayla Stock are the parents of a son, born on May 29, 2018. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 20 inches long, and has been named Kru Richard.

  • Brownstown VBS Schedules
    • Brownstown First Christian Church – June 4-8, 6-8:15.
    “Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus.” VBS kickoff carnival Sunday, June 3, 4-6 p.m.
    • Liberty Christian Church – June 18 – 21.
    “Shipwrecked – Rescued by Jesus.”
    Tarzan, the Little Frog is back…
    … and we think he is courting a little girl tree frog. He is again hanging around our back deck and often sings to us when we are out side.

  • Announcements 

  • 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