By Mischaele Bearce
• Oct. 8 was Board meeting down at the East Lynne Fire Department. Those who attended were Jackie Groblebe, Connie Kudron, Howard Raffurty, Max Schmoll, Cyndi Ramage, Tommie Faulkenberry and Mischaele Bearce. The order came in for Fire Prevention Week, and those goodies were passed out on Oct. 10. We had a booth set up Oct. 11 at the Basketball Tournament. There were some medical calls for the week.
• Congratulations to Shawn Hyatt and Annie Green on the birth of a daughter, Adelie Lynn, on Sept. 15, 2012. Adelie weighed in at 7 pounds and 12 ounces. Annie and Adelie are both doing great.
• Oct. 7 at East Lynne Assembly of God was Missionary Sunday with Harry Hartzler doing the service. The subject was ask and you shall receive with Mary Hartzler praying and praying for things she wants, needs, etc. She came into the sanctuary eating a slice of bread praying that the bread would multiply, when Vivian came in with a bucket of bread and dropped it on Mary. More praying was done when Shion came in with a laundry basket full of bread and dumped it on Mary, then more praying once again with Zion coming in with another laundry basket full of bread and it also got dumped on Mary. At this time, the whole congregation was laughing. Harry said the bread would not go to waste and his chickens will be blessed with all the bread for a meal.
• Happy birthday to Jamal Sims, Mason Mitchell, Matthew Cantrell, Caleb Harmon, Jeremy Dabbs, Casey Searly, Steve and Karol Katzenberger, Kalli Shook, Christopher Hernandez, Clara Cornell, Rodney Richter, and Chris Akins, .
• Happy anniversary to Mick and Cyndi Ramage, Matt and Lisa Mitchell, Carol and Doug Roth, and Abbie and Boyd Engelhardt.
By Nina Kemper
• The Walmart Retirees will meet on at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Diamond Rays. If you retired from Walmart or were a long-term associate, please join this group.
• Journey youth group (9-12 young women sponsored by Freeman Presbyterian and West Line Christian Church) will have a Shack-a-Thon on Saturday, Oct. 13, to raise money and supplies for Hope Faith Ministries homeless shelter. They will stay at the Midway baseball field overnight to collect donations and experience what life is like being homeless. We will take up collections at the football game from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, if you arent able to make it out on Saturday to donate. Donations will be taken from 6 to 11 p.m. on Oct. 13. Stop by and see the cardboard village the group will build to support themselves. Items needed include: mens clothing, childrens underwear, coats, non-perishable food items, money/gift cards, and blankets. For more information, call Jill Smith or Kandice Eckhoff.
• By now, all Freeman postal users should have received the survey from the U.S. Postal Service. It is very important for each of you to return this survey. We do not want to lose our post office. I would suggest marking No. 1 - keep the post office but with realigned window service hours. Also you must designate what hours you would like to see the window open. I would suggest something like 8-11 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. Also, make any additional comments you would like. There will be a meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 109 E. Main St. in Freeman. Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting. You also can ask questions of Christy Goddard at the post office. If you have misplaced your form, more copies are available at the post office.
• The Freeman Community Club will have the monthly breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. There will be pancakes, biscuits, sausage, gravy, and drinks. Freewill donation. There also will be a 50/50 drawing. This will be the last breakfast until January. Everyone welcome.
• The Freeman Community Club will host its annual Haunted House from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the Community building. There also will be treats handed out.
• Congratulations to Kylie Guier and Dustin Randazza on their marriage Oct. 6 at Belton Christian Church.
• There will be a potluck dinner at Freeman Community Church with the Freeman Presbyterian people, West Line Christian Church, and A2J youth and their parents to welcome the youth pastor for A2J after church on Sunday, Oct. 21. Dan Manning is the pastor and the dinner will be at 12:30 p.m.
• Congratulations to Carol Ann Parker on her win in her age division Oct. 6 at the 5K run in conjunction with the Burnt District Festival.
• The Freeman Presbyterian Church is sponsoring some Bible studies and everyone is invited. At 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, at the church, there is a womens Bible study on Beth Moores study on Esther. Friday nights, there is a Bible study on Acts at the home of George and Carole Gurnett. However, because of being Senior night at the Midway football game, there will be no study this week. Rex and Kandice Eckhoff are leading a Couples Bible study from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturdays at the Presbyterian church. This study is based on the film Courageous. Child care will be provided but Rex or Kandice need to know you need it.
• Laurie Oakes is having a Crafters for Life at noon Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Presbyterian church. Bring your supplies to make blankets, quilts, baby booties, and hats to give to those newborn babies at the Crisis Pregnancy Center, Aarons house or to take to care centers. Join her to knit, crochet, quilt, talk and pray for those in need. Bring a sack lunch, beverages will be provided. Laurie would appreciate knowing if you plan to attend. If you do not know how to do any of these crafts, the ones that do will be happy to teach you.
• Norvell and Nina Kemper attended The New Dinner Theatre on Oct. 7 and enjoyed Social Security with Barbara Eden. Also attending were Bob and Gigi Weltsch and Dan and Mary Cromer. The Kempers stopped to see Kay, Greg and Gabby Buck. Gabby was in a strings concert at her school on Oct. 8 and she played her pieces for us.
• Some birthdays for next week include: Oct. 13 - Molly Bangert; Oct. 14 - Sharon Marshall; Oct. 15 - Daniel Allnutt, James Moul and Joan Jefferson; Oct. 16 - Darren Doyle; Oct. 17 - Doris Goddard; Oct. 19 - Louella Tanner, Jennifer Hawkins, Ruth Smith; Oct. 21 - Molly and Emily Tallman.
• Some anniversaries for next week include: Oct. 13 - Derek and Melanie Taylor; Oct. 21 - Ashley and Adam Finley.
By Gail Lyon
• The West Line Christian Church will have a Pastor Appreciation Day for Barth Smith. There will be a basket in the foyer to put cards or gifts and they will be presented to him at the end of the month. Harvest Dinner and Craft Sale will be on Saturday, Nov. 5. The time is 4:30 p.m.
• Due to circumstances beyond my control, the news didnt get in and I apologize to everyone. I have had some computer issues. Hopefully I have got them fixed.
• Congratulations to Cody and Jace (Young) Hillbrandt. They are the proud parents of their first baby, a son, Miller James born Sept. 25, 2012, weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces, and 21 inches.
• Mabel Welch called her sisters and told them that after two weeks of treatment at MD Anderson Hospital she is showing improvement. She wants to thank everyone for their prayers. She feels like they are helping.
• Doris Riggs daughter Sarah Pennington has been visiting from Appaloosa, La. On Oct. 7 they had lunch with some of the Young family at Lois and Robert Youngs home.
• Eric Odell, from Freeman, graduated from Mid America Nazarene College last week.
• The Town of West Line will have its annual Halloween party Saturday, Oct. 20. Everyone is invited. Please spread the word its a great time for all the town to get together and meet new people in town and the kids have a great time. I will need some hay for the hayride. If someone knows where I can get some please let me know. We just borrow it for the hayride and then we will bring it back. Also, I am asking for candy and cookies or cupcakes. The hotdogs and buns are already taken care of. We also will need some chips.
• Happy Birthday: Jess Richardson, Hazel Hodges 12th, Tracey Gilbert 15th.
• Happy Anniversary: Don and Nancy Rhodes 12th, Lois and Ed Starks 15th.