Point News – March 22, 2023
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Welcome Spring! After a cold windy weekend and morning lows of 19, 20 and 21, it was great to finally see the sunshine and a top temperature today of 60. Hopefully warmer days are on the way.
Congratulations to Nicholas Kiel from Brussels High School and Olivia Gresham of Calhoun High School who were presented Good Citizen pins, certificates and monetary awards at the Dr. Silas Hamilton Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution on Monday night, March 6. The Annual Awards Night, dinner and meeting was held at the First United Methodist Church in Jerseyville. The DAR Good Citizen Award is based on good character including dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. Nicholas is the son of Eric and Jeanene Kiel of Golden Eagle and Olivia is the daughter of James and Kristina Gresham of Kampsville.
Visitors at the home of Marcia and Larry Hattemar last Monday morning were former classmates of Marcia’s, Merry Lynn Rose and Ginger Thomeczek of the Alton area. At noon the ladies enjoyed lunch at the Old Fill Inn Restaurant in Batchtown and afterwards visited another classmate of theirs, Suzanne Kamp at the Calhoun Care Center in Hardin. Needless to say they all enjoyed the visit, especially reminiscing of days long gone by.
A.J.’s Bar and Grill in Brussels hosted a St. Patrick’s Party on Saturday night. Everyone enjoyed the D.J., karaoke and of course the green beer. Sounds like they had a great crowd for the evening. Earlier in the day, their special was corned beef and cabbage, a great Irish dish.
Robin Hillen, manager of the St. Vincent dePaul Food Pantry in Hardin, was overjoyed to see all the canned goods delivered to the Hardin facility on Saturday by the Brussels Girl Scouts and their leaders. That morning, the Brussels High School National Honor Society drove the scouts around to pick up donations from the community. Along with canned goods and non-perishable items, they also received personal items and cleaning supplies. Many thanks to all who participated in this worthwhile project.
Congratulations to Travis and Courtney (Tepen) Webster of Godfrey on the arrival of a son, Charles Grayson Webster. The infant, weighing 7 lbs. 14 ozs, was born on Monday, March 6. Big sister is Mya. Grandparents are Dan Tepen of Golden Eagle, Barb Tepen of Springfield, Ill., Kindra Webster of Dow and the late Brad Webster. Great grandparents are Gilbert and Shirley Kinder of Golden Eagle.
Gilbert Kinder celebrated his 79th Birthday with wife Shirley and family on March 15. He would like to thank everyone for the cards, gifts and well wishes he received. Many more happy and healthy birthday’s Gilbert!
Lots of great events are coming up this coming weekend. Calhoun Entertainment Company live stage production of their Spring Musical, “9 to 5,” on Friday, March 24; and Saturday, March 25, both at 7 p.m. and on Sunday, a matinee at 2 p.m. The performances are all at the Archeological Center in Kampsville. On Friday night, March 24, a Lenten Fish Fry at Legion Post 685 in Brussels and again on Friday, March 31. Serving from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. or sooner if they run out. The Brussels Girl Scouts will be assisting the Legion by cleaning off tables, refilling drinks, etc. The high school age scouts will be holding a bake sale. Please make plans to help support these two wonderful organizations.
Birthday Blessings (for the weeks of March 20 and 27) John Ohlendorf, Paul Kuhn, Mark Ohlendorf, Chris Kuhn, Paul Droege, Haley Rose, Eric Robeen, Cheyenne Pohlman, Piper Adams, Mary Kirn, Terri (Snyders) Rexing, Bob Smith, Bill Halemeyer, Marshall Sagez, Beau Kiel, Barb Pohlman, Lucas Dunse, Kerry Pohlman, Angeline Klaas and all others celebrating their natal day at this time.
Happy Anniversary to Richard and Karen Droege, Neil and Tracy Rose and all other couples celebrating their wedding anniversary at this time.
Mark June 3 on your calendar as the day for the South County Library “Art in the Park” from noon to 4 p.m. There will be art vendors, food for sale, kids activities, scavenger hunts, etc. If you would like to be a vendor or need more information, please call the South County Library at 618-883-2552 or Joan Kiel at 618-540-0791.
Guide us as we humbly seek to repent and return to Your love. May humility guide our efforts to be reconciled with You and live forever in Your abundant grace. Transform us this Lent, heavenly Father. Give us the strength to commit ourselves to grow closer to you each day.