Point New – January 18, 2023
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Another 60 degree day with light rain on and off. Predictions are for more rain on Wednesday and then temperatures in the mid 40s. We can all handle that, at least no snow in the forecast.
Joey and Chelsie Kiel of Brussels attended the milestone Birthday Celebration of her mom Pat Tepen over the weekend. The event was held at Big John’s in Hardin with many family members and friends in attendance. They also had a band, “Whiskey Revolution,” and it sounds like everyone had a great time. Many more “happy ones” Pat.
Ray and Jean Payne of Bloomington area spent the weekend with her parents, Bob and Bonnie Held. Grandma Marie Held also enjoyed their visit while they were in town.
Shannon and Jason Jackson of Godfrey hosted a Surprise 40th Birthday party on Friday night for her brother, Blake Kamp. The celebration was held at Wittmond’s in Brussels. Many more “happy ones” Blake.
Congratulations to Ryan Kulp and Leann Young on their recent engagement. Sounds like wedding bells will be ringing for them on July 8, 2023. Their niece, Anna Kulp (Flower Girl) and Lincoln Kulp (Ring Bearer) are excited beyond words!
Debbie (Eberlin) Tepen of Golden Eagle would like to remind everyone that when they are cleaning and organizing this new year, to please remember that she is still collecting fabric, sewing notions and even sewing machines that are no longer wanted or used. She would be willing to pick them up from you, either email firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook message Debbie Eberlin Tepen. She will then deliver the items to Stitches for Life and The Sewing Machine Project charities. Thanks in advance for your generosity!
If you go to the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry each week please note that beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, they will only be open one day a week, which is Wednesday.
Time is running out to stock up on the 60-cent Forever Stamp before postage goes up. Beginning Monday, Jan. 22, all letters, greeting cards, etc. the postage will be 63-cents. By purchasing the Forever stamps before that date, you can use them for the months ahead.
Deepest sympathy to the family of Dawnya Kay (Smith) Laing, age 53, of O’Fallon, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 8. She is survived by her husband, Jason Laing; four children, Austin (Rose) Laing, Jonathan (fiancee Gracie Pohlman), Matthew (Cindy) Laing, and Ashley (Chris) Hanlon; a brother, Scott (Tomomi) Smith; and a sister, Carolyn (Danny) Stanley. Also many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Jill Smith. The family will hold a celebration of Dawnya’s life on Saturday, Jan. 28, 5 p.m. at Mount Hope in Michael, Ill.
Birthday Blessings this week to my niece, Kathy Carey; also, Agnes Kamp, Mary Vogel, Brad Macauley, Loralei Hartman, Bonnie Held, Pat Hoemmen, Heather Simon, JoAnn Nolte, Melissa Kiel, Pat Tepen of Hardin, Gary Kulp, Lee Mans, Chris Baalman, Dylan Droege and all others celebrating their natal day this week.
Happy Anniversary to Eldon and Christine Johnes on their 60th anniversary, also Greg and Agnes Kamp, Elden and Susan Kinder, Tommy and Sharon Ennis and all other couples celebrating their wedding anniversary this week.
Prayer of Sanctity of Human Life Day (Jan. 22)
Creator God, thank you for the gift of life. Comfort those who feel as if their life doesn’t matter. Bring to repentance those who believe some lives are not worth protecting. Bless all organizations that help people choose life for their unborn children. Forgive those who are grieved by their past sins against life. In the name of Your Son, Jesus Christ, who died on the cross to give us new. Amen