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Very turbulent weather in Central and Southern Missouri and Illinois on Sunday night. Tornados doing damage to many areas. With a high of 81 on Sunday and this cold front moving in and temperature dropping to mid 40’s caused quite a disturbance in the atmosphere. Thank the Lord no lives were taken.
On Friday, eleven of the Red Hatters of Calhoun enjoyed spending time in Grafton. The highlight of their trip was a ride on the gondola up to Aerie’s Winery for lunch and a great visit. In attendance were Vera Droege, Karen Friedel, Sara Heffington, Christine Johnes, Elsie Kirn, Marcy Klockenkemper, Kathy Wallendorf, Elaine Titus, Irene Wallendorf, Barb Bick and myself. Such a beautiful view while riding up to the restaurant and back down, as well as from their deck. Everyone had a wonderful time.
On Saturday morning the Memorial Service of Charlotte Jacobs was held at St. Matthew Church with Rev. Randy Fischer officiating. Afterwards a lunch was hosted by the family in the church hall and served by the Dorcas Society, for their many family members and friends. Thoughts and prayers for her children Tom (Barb) Jacobs of Brussels, Sally (Jim) Hawthorne of Denison, TX, Gary (JoEllen) Jacobs of Santa Fe, NM, David Jacobs of Sanford, FL and Carol (Keith) Pohlman of Golden Eagle and their families.
My son John Carnes of Edwardsville spent Saturday here mowing, cleaning up the garden, winterizing many things, etc. We did enjoy dinner together and a brief visit before he returned home. Many thanks once again John.
On Sunday Joey and Chelsie Kiel of Brussels surprised their son Charlie with a trip to the Wildey Theater in Edwardsville to attend “Superhero’s and S’Mores”. His favorite superhero’s are Captain America and Spiderman and getting to meet them and have photo’s taken with them certainly made his day.
Mike Adams of Godfrey surprised his wife Lynne with an early 36th Birthday celebration at the Sports Tap in Alton on Saturday evening. Attending from this area to help her celebrate were her great grandparents Bob and Bonnie Held and Annie Hagen, all of Brussels and Annie’s niece Lisa Williams of Hardin. Lynne is the daughter of Kyle and Kris Hagen.
Keith and Becky Baecht, Matthew and Samuel of Jerseyville visited with his parents George and Yvonne Baecht on Saturday afternoon. Becky and Matthew Baecht, along with their photographer Marty McKay, chose many locations in the Golden Eagle area for taking beautiful shots for Matthew’s senior photos.
Congratulations to Mary Baalman, Student of the Month and Emma Vogel who received Raider recognition at Brussels High School. A well deserved recognition for both girls.
Many attended the Brussels High School Whodunit Mystery “Sin City Slayer” on Saturday evening at the Brussels Gym. A delicious chicken dinner preceded the play. The enjoyable evening was sponsored by the Class of 2023.
Birthday Blessings this week to my granddaughter Ashley Kirn, Avery Caselton, JoAnn Kirn, Mackenzie Schulte, Ashley Droege, Shirley Johnson, Shelly Kinder, Tim Snyders, Jordan Held, Mark Herter, Gary Titus. Bill Ohlendorf, Debbie Tepen, Jennifer Ohlendorf, Cody Wiener, Kathy Friedel, Jill Rose, Joey Stepanek, Lynne Adams, Lindsey Tapp and all others celebrating their natal day at this time.
Happy Anniversary to Alex and Justine Schulte, Zack and Tara Pohlman, Jim and Arlene Brodbeck, Ryan and Brittney Ferguson and all other couples celebrating a wedding anniversary this week.
PRAYER FOR HALLOWEEN
God of Laughter and Joy, we turn to you in the way of our ancient ancestors, grateful for the abundance of food and festivity that surrounds us at this time of year. Keep our children safe as they embark on their Halloween revels. May the real treat in their lives be grace that multiplies in depth and breadth as they grow older. We pray this with all the saints in heaven. Amen