By Mischaele Bearce
• The East Lynne Fire Department was busy this week. There were a few medicals, lifting assistance calls, and a kitchen fire. Board meeting was April 9 instead of April 8. Those who attended were Cyndi Ramage, Max Schmoll, Howard Raffurty, Connie Kudron, Jackie Groblebe, and John and Mischaele Bearce.
• Board meeting for Silver Manor senior citizen complex was April 11 at the fire station. Mary Parker conducted the meeting with Hollie Abernathy, Cliff Woolery, Lisa Akins, Linda Cox, Lisa Christiansen and Mischaele Bearce. We are looking for another individual to be on the board. We also are looking for a maintenance person to be on call for minor fix-up jobs. Saturday, April 20, is Citywide clean-up in East Lynne and also the Silver Manor area.
• East Lynne Mayor for a two-year term is Bradley Teeter, Aldermen for a two-year term is Kaye McCarthy and Heath Wiltshire.
• East Lynne School outdoor classroom project that was done a few years ago of the pathway is now extended to Silver Manor. This was organized and done by a former student, Jacob Dunn, and his boy scout troop. Jacob needed his Eagle Scout Badge and that is how this all came about. They hope the senior citizens will really enjoy walking in this path.
• Saturday, April 20, will be a work day for the Silver Manor complex starting at 9 am for anyone who would like to help out with the yard work or inside cleaning or organizing for the seniors.
• Thursday, April 25, Joyce Mitchell will be at the Log Cabin meeting. She will be showing off her trunk show of quilts that she has designed and made herself along with special rulers that she also designed. She will be selling her patterns and rulers that night. Anyone is welcome whether you quilt or not. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at Pearson Hall in the library. For more information, call me at 816-626-3480.
• Congratulation to Stacie and Rueben Hartzler on the birth of a son, Benjamin Andrew, on April 13. Benjamin weighed in at 8 pounds, 7ounces and was 22 inches long.
• Our granddaughter Samara Gonzalez turned two April 12 and celebrated it April 14. There were over 60 people and children there to enjoy the Mexican fiesta that Crystal put on. Grandmother Wanda made several Mexican dishes along with me, and we left the cake, cupcakes, shaved ice cream layered in several colors and everything else up to mother Crystal. Aunt Brandy Jones got her share of the work by putting up decorations. The main event was really enjoyed by the children on the air castle and the piñata that Crystal made herself for the party.
• Happy birthday to Armando Gonzalez, Nicole Reed, Gayle Hayward, Travis Burkhart, Ashlynne Click, Amber Bearce, Diane Brown, Peyton Richtner, Layla Hyatt, Jordin Dedrick, and Nella Rylyn Chamberlain.
By Nina Kemper
• The Freeman Community Club will have its regular monthly breakfast 8-10 a.m. Saturday, April 27. Freewill donation and everyone welcome. Our next breakfast is in September.
• The Freeman Baptist Church is going to Belize on a mission trip this summer. To raise money to help with expenses, they are having a lunch the first Sunday of May, June and July. May 5, they are serving a baked potato bar. They start serving after noon. It is a freewill donation. Also, they are selling christian-themed T-shirts. They will be taking orders until Saturday, June 1. They will be participating in the Harrisonville Citywide Garage Sale the first weekend in May and will be taking orders for T-shirts at that time also.
• The Freeman Community Club met April 11at the community club building. Norvell Kemper led the pledge to the flag. In the absence of the secretary, Nina Kemper filled in as Secretary. The minutes of the previous meeting were approved. Dick Sanders handed out his copies of the treasurers report and it was approved as given. Melva Baldwin reported on Easter. Melva also reported on the Senior Citizen Bingo. Bo White won the door prize at Bingo. Everyone seems to be enjoying the white elephant gifts. LaVeta Sanders will clean the building this month. Corky Cook won the drawing for the club door prize. The meeting was adjourned.
• The Cass Midway band went to Dallas, Texas, to perform in a festival. They did very well, I understand. They also visited several places of interest.
• Birthdays for next week: April 20 - Bob Jefferson; April 21 - Spencer Smith and Shelley Needham; April 24 - Kathy Mincks and Jessica Eads; April 25 - Darlene Scott and Kent Myer; April 26 - Carroll Hayden; April 27 - Chelsea Norman and Marilyn Sturgeon.
• Anniversaries for next week: April 21 - Barbara and Fred (Scottie) Scott and Richard and Laurie Scott; April 23 - Dan and Brenda Lee; and April 27 - Renea and Steve Tallman.
By Gail Lyon
• West Line Church has a few events coming up. The Womens retreat is in June. The ladies are really working hard on making this a great time. The music will be from Tiffany, who has been there before. She was with the group Color of Mercy. She resides in Overland Park, Kan., now.
• My son Tim brought my grandkids Nathan, Abby, and Emma over April 13. We had two birthdays to go to and a soccer game that Abby played in. They won 10-2 and Abby made a goal. After the soccer game, I took the kids to their house. He was having a cookout for them and then he brought them to my house to spend the night. We got up April 14 and spent the day together.
• Barry and Carla Lyon had birthday parties for two of their granddaughters, Stacies 13th and Bellas 4th, on April 13. The cakes that Grandma Carla and Grandpa Barry made were a hot pink and black uneven cake with polka dots all over. It was really cute. The other cake was Scooby Doo. Barry cooked hotdogs.
• Happy Birthday: Andy Hillman, Robert Young 20th, Bill Fort, Ronnie Fort 21st, Kathy Mincks 24th, Codey Lyon 25th.
• Happy Anniversary: Jessie and Christine Whitcraft, Robert and Lois Young 22nd.