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Another hot week with high humidity and some rain on Thursday. Today is supposed to be an overcast day with a chance of showers and then a cool wave coming in. Those working at and/or attending St. Mary’s Picnic this weekend will appreciate that.
The Annual Kirn Family Reunion was held on Saturday at the Brussels American Legion Hall with many in attendance. The remaining three from this family of nine of the late Louis and Mary Vogel are Myra Lou (Haug) Rambo, Herman Kirn and Gail Kirn. What a wonderful day of reminiscing, enjoying lots of great food and photo taking with their family members.
Renee Rose celebrated her 40th birthday on Saturday evening with a pool party, along with wonderful food and beverages. The event was held at the home of Steve and Erin Carnes. Present was her hubby Willie Rose, Joey and Chelsie Kiel, the hosts Steve and Erin Carnes, Loren and Julie Kulp, Ben and Jill Rose, Eric and Melissa Tepen, Wayne and Colleen Baalman, Jill and Alexa Pikesley, Morgan Goetz and Amanda Kiel, Many more “happy ones” Renee!
John and Kelly Heffington, Brantley and Graceyn of Golden Eagle spent several days recently at the Boondock Resort in Midway, Ark. There they celebrated John’s 40th birthday with lots of boating, tubing and fishing in Bull Shoals Lake, as well as time in the pool. Many more “Happy ones” John and also to your twin brother Justin.
Owen and Vicki Hattemar of Perdido Beach, Ala. spent the weekend with his parents, Larry and Marcia Hattemar in Brussels. On Sunday they were joined by the rest of the family, Ed and Laurie Lehr of Alton, Alan and Kathy Friedel of Golden Eagle and Tyler and Andrianna Friedel of Maryville. They celebrated Larry’s upcoming birthday with a delicious dinner and dessert the girls prepared, along with a wonderful afternoon of visiting. Many more “happy ones” Larry!
On Friday evening visitors of George of Yvonne Baecht for the weekend were Daniel and LeeAnn Baecht and Connor of Brookline, Mo. On Saturday Daniel, LeeAnn and Connor visited with her parents Bill and Julie Preston in Mozier and helped her dad celebrate his birthday. That evening they returned to Golden Eagle and on Sunday they, along with Keith and Becky Baecht, Matthew and Samuel and Sue Underwood (Kenchloe) celebrated birthday’s of LeeAnn, George, Matthew and Samuel. Yvonne prepared a wonderful dinner for the 10 of them and afterwards everyone enjoyed birthday cake and ice cream. They also called their son-in-law Matt Eberhardt in Chenoa, IL to wish him a happy birthday and talked to their daughter Lynette as well, as they were unable to attend at this time. Many more “happy ones” to all of them.
My visitors and luncheon guests on Friday were my daughter Shelly Scherer of Wright City, Mo. and my great grandson Samuel Holdinghausen of Festus. Really enjoyed the day with them, Samuel is always ready to spend time in the country and play with the cats. Thanks to both of them for spending the day with me.
Many people from the area, as well as those from out of town, enjoyed the Meppen Picnic over the weekend. Lots of delicious food, games, cold beverages as well as the Country Store. Now this coming weekend is Brussels St. Mary’s Picnic with turtle soup, fish sandwiches and other delicious food served on Saturday night and on Sunday their annual dinner served buffet style in the air conditioned school basement. Also games, etc. for everyone to enjoy.
Birthday Blessings this week to my daughter Shelly Scherer, daughter-in-law Julie Carnes and grandson Caleb Carnes also Larry Hattemar, Loren Haug, Irene Egner, Greg Snider, Paulette Pohlman, Paula Herter, Ronnie Weigel, Elaine Eberlin, twins Jerica and Jacob LaMarsh, Vern Kinder, Mason Caselton, Tom Schulze, Keith Kinder, Barb Tepen, Logan Kinder and all others celebrating their natal week at this time.
Since we have lost so many loved ones recently my prayer is for the families left behind.
PRAYER FOR THE BEREAVED: Lord God, You have a tender heart for those who are hurting. For those crushed in spirit over the loss of a loved one. Please surround them with Your deep peace and understanding. May loved ones also surround them with emotional and physical support. May they feel Your loving presence and compassion for them in their grief and may they never lose sight of the hope they have in Christ. Amen