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By Carol Sue Carnes
Starting out this Monday morning with the weatherman saying chance of showers by evening and temperature only in the upper 80’s. The past week was extremely hot and the heat index of 101-105 made it even worse. We need rain (and cooler temperatures) so hope the forecast is correct!
Last Thursday evening the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival performed the play “Othello” at the Brussels Heritage Park. Many brought their lawn chairs and came to purchase food and drinks before the play began. Many thanks to all who made the evening possible, I heard it was very enjoyable.
Bob and Bonnie Held spent a couple days last week with their daughter and son-in-law Jean and Rae Payne in Bloomington. While there they all attended the Midwest Ag Industries Exposition sponsored by the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association. This was their 40th Anniversary and Jean Payne was one of the guest speakers.
Congratulations to “C.J.” Kinder and Lisa Kiel who were wed on Saturday afternoon at St. Mary’s Church. A reception followed at the Brussels American Legion Hall and a dance that evening for family and friends. “C.J.” is the son of Keith and Rachelle Kinder of Golden Eagle and Lisa the daughter of Ed Kiel (and the late Barb Kiel) of Meppen.
Congratulations to Roy Jacobs, Jr. and Jamie Kadell who were wed on Saturday in a private ceremony at their home in Golden Eagle. That evening a reception was held at the Jerseyville American Legion Hall for family and friends. Roy is the son of Roy (Sr.) and Pat Jacobs of Golden Eagle and Jamie is the daughter of Jeff and Laura Kadell of Jerseyville.
On Sunday evening an 18th Birthday dinner was hosted in honor of Ellie Nolte by her parents Mark and Jennifer Nolte and brother Blake at their home in Golden Eagle. In attendance were the grandparents Ervin and Rita Nolte of Golden Eagle and Kenny and Judy Bick of Batchtown. Many more “happy ones” Ellie!
John and Caleb Carnes were my visitors and workers on Sunday afternoon while Julie visited her parents Francis and Liz Toppmeyer and helped them. That evening I accompanied John to the Toppmeyers to enjoy a delicious Mexican meal of Chicken and Beef Fajita’s, fried rice, refried beans and all the fixings and for dessert an ice cream cake from DQ, all compliments of the Carnes family. Arriving later in the evening after she got off work was Lydia Carnes. Thanks to John and Julie for the wonderful meal and to Francis and Liz for their hospitality, we all had an enjoyable dinner and visit.
This Tuesday, August 31, the Brussels Girl Scouts held their 2021-22 Kick-Off Meeting at St. Matthew Church Hall, with leaders Debbie Kamp, Nancy Robeen and Diane Tepen. They will be meeting the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month September through April (or May), 6:15 to 7:30 PM. Registration is open for girls in Kindergarten through High School.
On Thursday afternoon, September 2, at 1:30 PM the officers of the Brussels and Batchtown Woman’s Clubs will meet and begin finalizing plans for their Health and Safety Fair to be held on Saturday, September 18 from 9 to 11 a.m.. If you have not purchased a raffle ticket yet please stop by either bank
in Brussels or Red & White Grocery Store or from a club members, to purchase some. We have 57 wonderful prizes and the drawing will take place at the event that morning.
The Calhoun Red Hatters will meet on Wednesday morning, September 15, 10 AM at the Riverdock in Hardin for breakfast. Looking forward to seeing the members there. Why not bring a friend along that may wish to join us. Please call Vera Droege 883-2798 to let her know how many will be attending.
Birthday Blessings this week to Annette Alberson, Ellie Nolte, Mike Held, Melody Watson, Chelsie Bonnie, Cody Affholder, Roger Rose, Carmen Simon, Doug Meyer, Donna Steppan, Tom Haug, Jr., Aaron Kirn, Anne Eberlin, Jerri Lynn Klemme, Joe Navarre, Karla Ellis, Don Droege and all others celebrating their natal at this time.
Happy Anniversary to Vern and Judy Kinder, Dennis and JoAnn Tepen, Eric and Melissa Tepen, Daniel and Leann Baecht, Bryan and Sarah Bonner, Charles and Kay Kinder and all other couples celebrating a wedding anniversary this week.
Prayer for Labor Day
Lord of all, remind us this day that no matter what our vocations, we should work knowing that you are our true master. Let us be ever mindful of serving You as we serve others in our work. Let us be good examples of dedication first to You, Lord, and then examples of dedication to our earthly work. Give us rest and relaxation this day from our labor. In Jesus’ name, Amen