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Batchtown News – June 22, 2022

Marcy Klockenkemper

By Marcy Klockenkemper

Father’s Day was celebrated by our readers. It was a beautiful sunny day with the opportunity to be out visiting with family.
The Jamboree, scheduled for July 10 at 2 p.m. at St. Anselm in Kampsville is performed by the members of the Calhoun Entertainment Co. with a medley of songs, jokes, and country band music that is just perfect on a summer day with friends and family. The show is $15 for singles, and $25 for couples. Call Sarah Kinder at 618-883-2089 to make your registration and payment. It will be a show stomping downright good time for all.
The Batchtown Woman’s Club ate out together Wednesday, June 15, at the Old Fill Inn Station. Members in attendance were: Robin Hillen, Barb Margherio, Karen Friedel, and Marcy Klockenkemper.
Bernie and Robin Hillen celebrated their 47th Wedding Anniversary June 14. We wish you many more happy years together.
Lee and Jean Tepen celebrated their 49th Wedding Anniversary June 15. We wish them many more happy years together.
Kenny Eilerman celebrated his birthday on June 14 with his wife, Bette, and family. Happy Birthday Kenny, have a great year.
Eldon Johnes had all the kids over for Father’s Day. They enjoyed the day with mom and dad on his special day.
Jim and Theresa Johnes attended the Klunk family reunion in Bethalto on Saturday, June 11. Also attending were Mary Ann Flanigan and Sister Ann Marie Flanigan of Peoria.
Music on the Riverfront in Hardin will be performed by Steve Kirn this coming Thursday evening from 6-9 p.m. Come with lawn chairs and refreshments to Water Street and enjoy the sites of the river and music
Bernie and Robin celebrated Father’s Day with the company of their sons and their families, and their grandmother Mary Ann Bailey…
The preparations for the St. Barbara Church Picnic continues this coming Saturday, June 25. The parishioners will cook chickens starting at 7 a.m. and continuing until finished. Everyone is encouraged to come and assist in this important job.
St. Barbara Quilt Raffle tickets are available to purchase at the Old Fill Inn Station and with Altar Society members.
The Batchtown St. Barbara Picnic date is Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31.
St. Joseph’s Church Picnic is Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6, and 7, and St. Mary’s Picnic is Saturday and Sunday, Aug,13, and 14. Plan on coming, save the dates.
Irene Wallendorf celebrated Father’s Day with her family at her home with a barbecue with all the fixings and several desserts brought by all. Everyone enjoyed being outdoors.
Linda Russell and her family got together outdoors and took care of the yard, especially Linda’s flowers.
St. Vincent DePaul’s Food Pantry and Clothing Store is open on Wednesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The phone number is 1-618-576-2500.
St. Vincent DePaul HelpLine offers help with rent, mortgage, GED, utilities, and with other agencies. Call the volunteer hotline at 1-618-110-1141.
There is a destiny that makes us brothers,
None goes his own way alone:
All that we send into the lives of others
Comes back into our own.
I care not what his temple or his creeds,
One thing holds firm and fast-
That into his fateful heap of days and deeds
The soul of man is cast.
Edwin Martham

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