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Batchtown News – October 27, 2021

Marcy Klockenkemper

By Marcy Klockenkemper

The Batchtown Woman’s Club met for their meeting Wed. Oct. 20. Members present were: Jean Tepen, Karen Friedel, Marilyn Klockenkemper, Barb Margherio, Marcy Klockenkemper, and Barb Sperlo. The community clean up days were a success. Many of the Batchtown folks from Batchtown were glad to have a means to discard unwanted items.
The people young and old had fun, and enjoyed the food, parade, games, vendors, music and the day of festivities with friends. The funds will go to the needed improvements for Batchtown..
The Woman’s Club gave a $100.00 donation for the projects for the Town Park especially for the playground.
The Health and Wellness Fair held in Oct. had health professionals from the Wellness Center that had several ideas on how to help us all improve our health. The Search and Rescue Unit from the ambulance, and the Fire and Rescue volunteer had many good ideas. Everyone enjoyed the tips, and knowledge from everyone there.
The Woman’s Club will distribute candy and bottled water on Halloween Night, Oct. 31 at the Village Hall. Members will be there to greet the children.
The Woman’s Club participated in a community Yard Sale at the Village Hall on Sat. Oct. 16. The proceeds went to projects that the Club supports throughout the year.
Recently Barb Sperlo and friends. From Quincy travelled to Indianola’s to celebrate a classmate’s birthday. Kyrstal Burke and Kids and Jillian and Bryan Wrean made their way to Washingtonwhere they will live on the base. Gary is in the service and Kyrstal is the daughter of Ted Franke. Jeff’s daughter,Lindsey, her friend and son had a visit with their Grandma Elise Karin.
The Red Hatters of Calhoun took a trip to Arie’s Restaurant Friday, Oct. 22. It was a scenic fall day that was beautiful. The view of the river and the hills meeting the fall trees and skyline were breathtaking. We talked with the owners and operators, Jeff and Sandy Lorton briefly. They were happy to converse about our friends and relatives from Calhoun. It was a new experience for us to ride up the bluff on the ski lift. The delicious meal and gift shop were tasty and interesting. The Calhoun Red Hatters attending were: Vera Droege, Sarah Hefflington, Karen Friedel, Elsie Kirn, Christine Johnes, Barb Bick, Carol Sue Carnes, Elaine Titus, and Marcy Klockenkemper.
Happy Wedding Anniversary to Alex and Justine Schulte. Their happy day was Oct. 25. We wish you many more years
Happy birthday wishes to Arlene Brodbeck who celebrated with her family Oct. 23. at home, take care Arlene.
This past week, Wilma Krysl visited with her sister, Juliann, and her niece Belinda Crotty at her home.
Henry Barczewski celebrated his thirteenth birthday with family on Oct. 23. Have a great year Henry.
Martha Hillen celebrated her birthday Oct. 25 with her family at home. Sunday, Martha and the family attended the Halloween Party at Calhoun Elementary. Have a wonderful year Martha.
The Batchtown community is saddened by the passing of Wilma J. Veizer 89. She was the daughter of John T. and Agatha Droege Sievers. Wilma was a homemaker and mother of 7. a member of St. Mary’s catholic church, and remembered by all. She will be sadly missed but not forgotten.
The St. Louis Food Bank will not deliver at the Riverdock parking lot the first week of Nov. The St. Vincent DePaul Society Food Bank will be in operation in Nov. The date to be announced soon.
Autumn Reflections
Autumn is a time to be
With good friends that we know
While sharing friendship and good food
Before the firelight glow.
Autumn is a time to see
The changes nature brings
The radiant flaming shown
In all God’s lovely things.
Autumn is a time to pray
In thankfulness to God
For blessings of the harvesttime
For richness of the sod.
– Carice Williams

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