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The community of Batchtown is having a yard sale this coming Saturday. A flyer with the homes, and organizations in the yard sale will be available. Hope to see you then.
The St. Louis Food Bank came today, Oct. 6 at the Riverdock Parking Lot at 10 a.m. The food pantry will open soon at the St. Vincent DePaul location across from the Dollar General Parking Lot. We will keep you informed of the opening date.
The Batchtown Woman’s Club will meet Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. They will be discussing Halloween night and our distribution of candy and treats, bottled water and drinks, etc.
The success of the Batchtown, Brussels Health and Safety Fair, Halloween Night, and future activities in coming months.
Lindy and Martha Bick, and daughter Amy, and grandchildren, Ian, and Alice enjoyed being home this week.
The St. Francis of Assisi Fall Festival and dinner is Sunday, Oct. 17. The traditional fried chicken, dumplings, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, slaw, dessert and drink will be served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carry out style with indoor and outdoor seating options. Contact free drive through also available. The festival is on school grounds 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food, drinks, games, family fun and raffle. St. Norbert’s Church is located on Vineyard and French St., Hardin. Come and enjoy the day.
The Fill Inn Station owned and operated by Jimmy and Laura Brodbeck have a new business sign stating their business hours that are currently from Tuesday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday thru Sunday, the special is fried chicken with two sides. Carry outs are available. Pizza, ice cream and items in the store are also available.
Steve and Cindy Maoris and Hayden visited Linda Russell last week. They took a walk on the farm and ate out at the Fill Inn Station.
St. Vincent DePaul of Calhoun County has a 24 hour helpline. The number is 618-319-1141. They are available to help with utilities, rent, mortgage, GED., and finding other agencies.
Congratulations to Keegan and Riley (Rutherford) Craig who were married on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Carlinville. Riley is the daughter of Lynn Caselton of Hillsboro and Ty Rutherford of Beneld.
Attending were: Delmar and Barbara Bick, grandparents from Batchtown, her brother Jesse and Hayley Rutherford, Holly and Charlette of Hardin, and Avery, Jackson, and Harrison Craig, children of the couple. A good time was had by all, despite the rain. Old Settlers Day is this weekend Oct. 9 and 10 in Kampsville. Enjoy the festivities and good food.
A reunion of the Bill and Marie Tepen family was held at the home of Jon and Melanie Tepen and their family on Saturday, Oct. 2. The family in attendance were: Kenny and Bette Eilerman and family, Lee and Jean Tepen and family, Bill Tepen and family and Alan Tepen and family. All enjoyed their day together.
He Knows Best
We learn the value of each day;
Sometimes, it’s in a painful way.
For God alone still holds the key
To what is best for you and me.
It’s hard to know just how to pray;
God understands each word we say.
It may make sense and it may not,
He fills the blanks when we cannot.
You are My child, He whispers low,
“I’m with you everywhere you go…
I’ll help to make your heartache cease
And grant you everlasting peace.”
Anna M. Matthews