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The first snow of the season arrived over the weekend. The kids are enjoying sledding and playing in the snow.
Eldon and Christine Johnes were happy to see and visit with Elmer and Leola Nolte, and Jim Snyders last week. They enjoyed their visit.
Kenny and Bette Eilerman had the kids over for the weekend to butcher and to work and play together in the wintery snowy outdoors, sledding and playing together was a treat.
The families visited with Grandpa Kenny and Grandma Bette. Those present were: Mike and Tracie Eilerman and children, Mikaela, Haley, and Allie, Brian Eilerman, and son Jacob, Greg Eilerman and children: Aiden, Asher, and Abbott, Bryan and Lisa Lumpkin, and children: Conner, Madison, and Carter, and Nick Eilerman. Everyone worked together and had a good time.
Happy birthday to Erica Suhling Hayman on January 16 and Faron Presley on Jan. 21.
Elda Hayn has been in Jerseyville Hospital. Husband, Ted Hayn, and children, Terry, Gerad, Tammy, and Toyna and sister, Verann visited with her. She is currently at home.
Mark Klaas, John Pluester, and other members of the Refinery are still working near Vancouver, Washington. Mark’s wife, Megan, has joined him and they are seeing the sights, and country side in their free time. They have remarked that the scenery, mountains, waterfalls, and lakes are beautiful.
They met and visited with Mark Bick who has recently moved to the Vancouver area as a therapist. It was nice to visit and to see the sights together.
The St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank will be open regular hours from 11-3 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.
The St. Vincent DePaul Society helps with rent, utilities, GED, mortgage, and contacts with other agencies. The volunteer hot line is 1-618-310-1141.
The Methodist Church in Batchtown has a Bible Class on Wednesday morning in their basement starting at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
Marcy Klockenkemper and friend and classmate, Paula Brodbeck Zimmerman of Fayetteville, N.C. had a nice visit Sunday to catch up on the news, and to keep in touch.
The rehearsals for the next production of the Entertainment Company started Sunday, Jan. 16. Helen Sievers and many others began rehearsing for the musical, “The Little Mermaid”. The show will be the last two weeks of March. Mark your calendar.
“Shopping on Main Street” at the Rostello Room in Hardin is the new venue that has displays of vendors from the area. It is held the first Wed. and the second Sat. of the month.
Recently Helen Sievers was a vendor there and displayed her jewelry.
Little shadows o’er the snow
On a frosty day,
Flying, scurrying, seeing food
From winter’s cold display.
Sometime they find a meager meal,
Perhaps a crust of bread;
But when I hear their grateful song,
I know they’ve been well fed.
Little shadows o’er the snow
Are happy when they find
Tiny blessings placed with care.
By someone who is kind.
And so it is with life itself.
A smile, word, or deed
May be a blessing bringing joy
To some’s heart in need.
– Laverne P. Larson