If you’re a current subscriber, log in below. If you would like to subscribe, please click the subscribe tab above.
Username and Password Help
On Saturday, Oct. 2, visitors and dinner guests of Marie Held, Sharon McLeod, of Montana and Barb Ward of Taylorville were Jim and Sharon Held of Alton and Bob and Bonnie Held of Brussels. They enjoyed a wonderful meal together and a day of visiting. On Tuesday Sharon flew home to MT after spending two weeks with her mother and other family members.
On Monday Sister Zita and Matt and Doris Telkamp of St. Charles, along with Pat Hoemmen, enjoyed lunch at Drifters in Grafton. Afterwards they returned to Brussels to visit at the Hoemmen home, where they were joined by Sheila Katzenberger. They enjoyed a great afternoon together.
On Thursday afternoon the Brussels Woman’s Club met for the first meeting of the new club year. Present were President Elaine Eberlin, Secretary Judy Burch, Treasurer Carol Sue Carnes, along with Marie Held and Judy Klemme. Business discussed was the recent Health and Safety Fair hosted by Brussels and Batchtown Women’s Clubs. Each year the Brussels Club gives monetary donations to the South County Ambulance, St. Mary’s School, Brussels High School and Brussels Grade School, Calhoun Care Center, St. Louis Food Bank and the flowers and mulch, etc. for the Memorial Garden in the Brussels Heritage Park. Beginning this fall we will be donating to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry as the St. Louis Food Bank will cease monthly delivery. As needed or requested we have also donated to the Brussels Fire Department, American Legion, South County Library, Retirement Center, the County Senior Citizens Center and Village Hall restoration. Afterward pie and coffee were served by hostess Carol Sue.
Last weekend Jeff and Chelsie Bonner and family hosted a birthday party for their son Camden who was three. Lots of great food, birthday cake, photo taking and visiting was enjoyed by the Bonner, Weigel, Affholder and Kemper families. Many more “happy ones” Camden!
Congratulations to Jarod Lohman and Allison Moennig who were wed on Oct. 9 at 1 p.m. at St. Boniface Church in Germantown. A reception and dance followed at the Germantown American Legion Hall. Allison is the daughter of Don and Nancy Moennig of Brussels and granddaughter of the late Ray and Marge Menke and Elmer and Emma Moennig. Many family members from this area were in attendance.
Congratulations to Craig Kinder and Katie Held of Godfrey who were wed on Saturday, Oct. 9 at St. Ambrose Church. A reception and dance followed at the Lockhaven Banquet Hall with many family members and friends in attendance. Craig is the son of David Kinder of Alton and Holly Rain of Godfrey and grandson of Vern and Judy Kinder of Godfrey. His great grandparents were the late Paul and Lucinda Kinder and Henry and Mae Schobernd all of Golden Eagle Katie is the daughter of Mike and Linda Held of Godfrey and granddaughter of Jeanette Held of Brussels, the late Louis Held and the late John and Frances Nolte of Golden Eagle.
Weekend visitors of Bob and Bonnie Held were Rae and Jean Payne of Bloomington, also the overnight guest on Saturday were Phil Held of Hannibal. They all attended the Lohman/Moennig wedding and reception on Saturday in Germantown, IL.
My Saturday workers were John and Caleb Carnes of Edwardsville. Many thanks to them for mowing, trim work, spraying and helping me clean up some flower beds. At noon we enjoyed delicious barbecue pork steak and brat dinners from the Sons of the American Legion. The guys worked until dark and then we had supper and a nice visit before they returned home.
Pat and Vera Droege of Meppen and Larry and Angie Imming of Jerseyville returned home on Saturday afternoon after spending a week in Branson, MO. Sounds like they enjoyed some great shows, shopping, dining and sightseeing in the area.
Members of St. Matthew Lutheran Church please remember this coming Sunday, Oct. 17, we will be celebrating our 160th Anniversary. After service a chicken dinner with all the trimmings will be held in the church hall. Service is at 11 a.m. with dinner to follow.
Get well wishes to Kenny Odelehr who was injured in a vehicle wreck recently. He has undergone surgery and is in rehab at this time. Keep him in your prayers for a speedy and complete recovery.
Deepest sympathy to the family of Bernadine Snyders of Batchtown who passed away October at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Please keep Kevin, Rick and Kenny Snyders and Jeanne Friedel and their families in your prayers. Visitation was Monday night and funeral service at St. Barbara Church on Tuesday morning.
Deepest sympathy to the family of Polly (Durham) Woodkirk of Carlinville who passed away over the weekend. Please keep her husband Tom and all family members in your prayers. Polly and her late husband Dean lived in the Deer Plain area for many years.
Deepest sympathy to the family of Liz Toppmeyer who passed away suddenly on Monday morning at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton. Funeral arrangements are being made at this time. Please keep her husband Francis, also daughters and sons-in-law Lisa and Ed Heffington, Julie and John Carnes, Jane and Todd Mandernach and son and daughter-in-law Mark and Mary Toppmeyer and their families and her sisters and sister-in-law and their families in your prayers.
Birthday Blessings this week to my nephew Steve Carnes, also Chris Halemeyer, Jeanette Bova, Rita Hagen, Bryley Snyders, Joan Held, Kim Droege, Denny Halemeyer, Teresa Haug and all others celebrating their natal day at this time.
Happy Anniversary to Gary and Diane Rose, Kevin and Sandy Nolle, Tom and Pennie Pohlman, Don and Deanna McBride, Jon J. and Marie Kinder, Bill and Gerry Schleeper, Jerry and Michelle Eschbach, Tim and Denise Rose, Kody and Amber Ewen and all other couples celebrating their anniversary this week.
PRAYER FOR LOSS OF A LOVED ONE
Almighty God, may our loved ones rest in the arms of the Lord who formed them. May the angels, saints and those who have gone before welcome you. May Christ who died for you welcome you into His garden of paradise. May Christ, the true Shepherd, embrace you as one of the flock. Now you see your Redeemer face to face and enjoy the vision of God forever. Please keep all their loved ones here on earth in your care, now and in the days to come. Amen