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By Marcy Klockemper
Many of us know Robert Forsee who has been ill and recovering from pancreatitis. Nila Bogle called and told me that Robert has been in the hospital for over six weeks and has many more weeks of hospitalization down the road to recovery. He would like to hear from you. We are asking you to send Robert a card. This card shower will help him deal with the loneliness and pain that he is experiencing. Please send your cards and letters to Robert Forsee, Missouri Baptist Hospital, 3023 North Ballas Road, Room 2356, St. Louis, MO 63131.
We will follow up with this address for the next few weeks to help get the word out that Robert wants to hear from you. Help Robert endure his pain by keeping in touch during his recovery. Our best wishes and prayers are with you Robert.
The Fieldon Picnic was a good success with the chicken and beef dinner with all the trimmings, the Country Store with fresh baked goods and produce, and the other stands for the picnic goers to enjoy.
There was a distraction. A police chase and accident at the Hardin Joe Page Bridge on Saturday night, Aug 14. The crossbars on the bridge to halt traffic were damaged. This impaired the bridge making it impossible to halt traffic in and out of Calhoun County. Traffic was rerouted to the Brussels Ferry, or the Kampsville Ferry.
We are happy to announce that Luke and Rachelle Hillen of Hardin have an infant son, Reign Johnathan, who was born Aug. 9. His siblings are: Reese, Lennox, Roman, and Leland. Proud grandparents are: Bernard and Robin Hillen, and Great grandmother, Mary Ann Bailey.
Marcy Klockenkemper enjoyed the picnic and dinner and took carry outs for neighbors and family. The Country Store had tomatoes, peppers, and Zucchini Bread that were tasty buys for later.
The Surgeon Reunion was held Sunday, Aug 15 at the Jerseyville Westlake Country Club meeting room and was attended by the family of John and Laura Surgeon. They were originally orchard growers that lived on Franklin Hill near Batchtown. The carry-in lunch was enjoyed by all and everyone enjoyed sharing their stories about what their families have been doing. Those attending were: Don Wilson, Kent Barry, Marcy Klockenkemper, Johnny Bill Ringhausen, Susan Surgeon and family, Linda Russell and family, and Judy Lamer and family.
Eldon and Christine Johnes attended the St. Mary’s Fieldon Picnic dinner, and visited with Sarah and Greg Harding and their two grandsons.
The Batchtown Woman’s Club will meet at the Fill Inn Station at 7 P.M. this Wednesday, August 18. All members are encouraged to come and new members are welcome. We will be discussing the Health Fair that we will be hosting with the Brussels Woman’s Club members.
Put Your Problems in God’s Hands
Although it sometimes seems to us
Our prayers have not been heard,
God always knows our every need
Without a single word.
And He will not forsake us
Even though the way is steep,
For always He is near to us,
A tender watch to keep.
– Helen Steiner Rice