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By Marcy Klockenkemper
The weather was beautiful over the weekend. The colorful scenery gave us the chance to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the county and our neighboring towns.
Grafton had a festive atmosphere with many visitors over the weekend. Robin Hillen, her sister Rosemarie, and their mother Mary Ann Bailey enjoyed eating at the Loading Dock Restaurant, and taking the sky lift to Aerie’s Restaurant overseeing the hills and bluffs. A picturesque view of the Illinois, and Mississippi Rivers and landscape made the visit fun and memorable. Everyone enjoyed the day.
We are happy to report that Kyle Klocke is recuperating after a fall from a deer stand. He had surgery Thursday and is expected to make a full recovery with time and therapy. We’re happy that all is going well.
Sarah Heffington celebrated her birthday Saturday at the Riverdock Restaurant with her husband Mel, and family and guests who came to wish her a happy birthday and to visit. One of her guests was an Elvis Presley impersonator who has performed in the area and a friend of Sarah and Mel for years. Everyone enjoyed visiting and sharing a birthday buffer, and desserts with Sarah and the family.
The St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry opens this week. They will be open from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. in Hardin.
The St. Vincent DePaul Society helps with rent, utilities, GED, mortgage, and contacts with other agencies. The volunteer hotline is 1-618-310-1141.
The St. Mary’s School Trivia Night is Nov. 13. Doors open at Brussels Legion at 6:30 p.m. and start at 7 p.m. It is $100 per team and there are eight people on a team. Contact Rachel Hartman or SMS @ 883-2124 to reserve a table.
Paige Pohlman will celebrate her fifteenth birthday on 11-16 with parents, Dave and Elaine Pohlman and brother Treavor. Happy birthday Paige, have a happy birthday and a great year.
Nick Siemer had a visit Sunday from his daughter Stacie and husband Larry Brost. They had dinner at the Fill Inn Station and enjoyed the warm fall days together.
The Batchtown Woman’s Club will meet Wed. Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Those planning to eat should arrive earlier. The good turnout of trick or treaters at the Village Hall will be discussed. We are now informing members that fruit baskets will be one of our topics for discussion at the meeting.This meeting is for the Christmas get together with members and we will be brainstorming for ideas.
A Parish Mission titled, “Becoming a Eucharistic People” conducted by Father John Doctor for all parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi and Blessed Trinity Parishes on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings, Nov. 14-16 at St. Norbert Church from 7 to 8:30 p.m. followed by refreshments from 8:30 to 9 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.
Steve and Cindy Mezorous and Hayden were Linda Russell’s guests. Jeremey Russell also came over the weekend. All came to help Linda with home repairs and yard work.
The Christmas Concert performed by The Calhoun Entertainment Company under the direction of Jerry Sievers is Sunday, December 12, at 2p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Hardin. Refreshments will be served after the performance.
Terry and Terry Presley’s, of Batchtown, son Frank Presley will wed. Haley Lyons on Nov.12, 2021 at Los Vegas, Nevada. We wish the happy couple a wonderful life together.
Leaves rustle underneath our feet’
Autumn colors flood the scene_
A mass of Varicolored hues,
In shades of orange, and gold, and green.
The scent of fall is in the air;
Ole Jack Frost is drawing near.
Dying leaves dance in the wind,
Their last hurrah with us to share.
The harvest moon keeps shining bright
And bids farewell to autumn’s glow.
The wintertime comes rushing in
With the elegance of falling snow.
– Barbara Cagle Ray