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A beautiful drive through Batchtown brought us to the Fill Inn Station where many were enjoying supper.
The St. Barbara Altar Society members enjoyed a delicious meal of beef, fried chicken with all the trimmings, and dessert Sunday evening, Dec. 3. It was a time to visit, and to reflect on how thankful we all are to Father Don Roberts, Deacon Michael Hagen, the servers and others in their service to the church. Games of Bingo followed with time to visit and enjoy the Christmas party with each other.
The Jerseyville Elementary School, and High School had their Christmas Band and Chorus Concert Sunday afternoon.
Michael Stepanek, son of Bob and Bonnie Stepanek, a junior, played the saxophone in the band. Grandmother, Linda Russell, Marcy Klockenkemper, and Andrea Lamer, enjoyed the concert and music that put us in the Christmas spirit.
Andy and Jackie Baalman had a birthday party Sunday for their children Ryan and Evie. We wish you both a happy birthday.
Verann Klockenkemper enjoyed seeing Ted and Elda and their family last weekend. This week Verann has been busy making pies for Christmas.
The Batchtown Woman’s Club will make their fruit baskets Saturday, Dec. 9. Each member will add cookies to the baskets. After they are assembled the ladies will have a Christmas brunch together before delivering them.
The Entertainment Company is having their Christmas Concert next weekend, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. The Choir will have some new faces this year. A new youth choir will be singing too. After a delightful Christmas performance, refreshments, and a good well offering will follow.
St. Barbara’s Church will be decorated on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. Come if you would like to help.
St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry and Clothing Store is open every Wed. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
St. Vincent DePaul helps with Rent, Utilities, Mortgage,
GED, and help with other agencies. Call the hotline volunteer for help at 1-618-310-1141.
Be sure to call if you have news. We would like to hear from you. We’ll get it in the paper. Marcy Klockenkemper 1-618-396-2468. Thank you.
I know there is a Paradise
Somewhere in the sky,
And there I hope to go one day
And meet my God on high.
I know there is a Paradise,
Beyond all doubt I know-_
The scriptures in the Bible
Describe and tell it so.
I know there is a Paradise.
Far beyond the earth and above,
Where God and all His angels
Bestow eternal love.
– Harold F. Mohn