By Dea Ann Ackerman
• Our sympathy goes out to the family of Beverly June Aksamit. She died last week. She will be deeply missed by many people.
• James and Ruthie Zimmerman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month. Everyone is invited to attend their anniversary party 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 29. The party will be at First Baptist Church of Cleveland. Refreshments will be served.
• On Sunday, June 30, First Baptist Church will have its kickoff for Vacation Bible School. Hot dogs will be served 4-6 p.m. at the church on West Main Street. Vacation Bible School will be 9 a.m.-noon July 8-12 for ages 4 and up.
• If you have any Cleveland news to report, contact Dea Ann Ackermann at 816-658-3734.
By Mischaele Bearce
• The East Lynne Fire Department had four medical calls for the week. Board meeting was last week but was interrupted due to a medical call. Those who attended were Jackie Groblebe, Connie Kudron, Howard Raffurty and Max Schmoll.
• AT&T and Western Electric retirees, dont forget to meet at Hardees the first of the month for coffee.
• Congratulations to Jesse Wheldon on completion of nursing school at UCM in Warrensburg. She is now a registered nurse and will work in St. Joseph.
• We, John and Mischaele Bearce, enjoyed a wonderful day down at Brian, Dereck and Ambers house for Fathers Day. Brandy and Chad, Brezlynn Jones along with Crystal and Armando and Mateo, Brecken, Katia and Samara were all there to enjoy the cook out and watch the kids play. It is not often that we get all the family together, so this was especially nice.
• Four churches came together to for an outreach on an Indian Reservation in Wagner, S.D. to the Yankton Sioux. The churches came from East Lynne, Garden City, Harrisonville and Monette. The outreach was led by Harry and Mary Hartzler, of East Lynne, and the team totaled 58 people in all. The participants from East Lynne included Harry and Mary Hartzler and four of their kids, Zion, Shon, Sherman, and Vivian; Bobbi Jo Archer, who helped run the kitchen; Tim Young, who brought along a bee hive with honey and equipment to go along with the bee theme of the Bible school; Mandolyn and Masie Stuby; Jared Johnson; Bailey Jackson; Ashleigh and Amanda Rushly; Kendall Mahoney; and Alex Holden. Besides a week of Bible school, there were three-on-three basketball tournaments, womens ministry, door-to-door prayer all in Wagner, and birthing a new childrens ministry in a nearby town, Lake Andes. Service projects throughout the week included mowing, trimming bushes, scraping and painting. It was a lot of hard work, but worth it all. !
• For the Wells Family Vacation, we drove from Missouri to New Orleans first. We got to drive through The Ozarks and Arkansas, which are beautiful country. New Orleans is a different world. It is still beautiful, just not the best place to take kids, and it was also kind of dirty. But, the art, music and food were wonderful. From there, we happily departed to Mississippi, Alabama and our final destination, Florida. Originally, we planned to stay in Pensacola, but Adam found a hotel in Navarre. When we pulled in there was a sign that read, Navarre: Floridas Best Kept Secret. And it sure was! The white sandy beaches were empty and completely littered with gorgeous pink and purple sea shells. It was relaxing and very family-oriented. We had a heated outdoor pool and were positioned right off the longest pier of the Gulf of Mexico. We saw sharks and white crabs. There also was an awesome shark museum just down the street. We have decided this is our place and we will be vacationing there every year.
• Happy birthday to Joann Loescher, Julie Butler, Savana Hayward, Benny Uselton, Aiden Bowles, Kimber Vassar, Sandra Moore, Lisa Mitchell, Marie Darnell, Jacob Youmans and David Harrelson.
• Happy anniversary to Kim and Glenn Bevan, David and Tina Long, Jess and Michele Smalley, Shelly and Paul Kreimeyer.
By Nina Kemper
• Freeman Baptist Church will have its July fundraiser for the mission trip to Belize following the worship service that lets out noon Sunday, July 7. The menu will be barbecue. This is open to everyone and a $5.00 donation is suggested.
• 5-Day Club is coming to Freeman. Children ages 5-12 are invited to a free 5-Day Club 10:30 a.m.-noon July 1-5 at Freeman Community Club. It will feature Bible lessons, games (including Parachute), songs, a true missionary story, snacks and prizes. Parents are always welcome. For questions, contact Darlene Scott at 816-250-2186.
• The Freeman Community Club had its annual picnic in the park at 6 p.m. June 20. It was a perfect night and there was wonderful music provided by Jim Vannordstrand and crew and, of course, plenty of food. There were some visitors and we were very happy to see you. We hope you will consider joining the Club. We need new members so we can do more projects.
• Virginia Lee and Carole Gurnett were the candle lighters at Freeman Presbyterian Church on June 16. Natalie Ardrey had the Childrens Moment; Hunter Oakes read the scriptures and Shelley Needham and Hunter had Childrens Church. The men of the church were honored with a breakfast cooked by the women to get the day off to a good start. No one went away hungry. Sunday, June 23, there will be an all-church picnic at the home of Dick and LaVeta Sanders. The meat, drinks and table service will be provided by the church and everyone else is asked to bring side dishes. There also will be swimming available, so come prepared to swim and bring your own towels.
• Vacation Bible School at Freeman Presbyterian Church will be 6:30-8:15 p.m. July 21-25. This is for all children ages 3 through fifth grade.
• Jennifer and Brent Dorr are going to South Africa to be missionaries and there will be a benefit dinner for them 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Louisburg Methodist Church. Everyone welcome.
• Gabby Buck, our, Nina and Norvell Kemper, granddaughter, attended strings camp at Johnson County Community College last week. On June 13, there was a concert to show the parents what the campers had learned. We, along with Kay Buck, attended the concert.
• Some birthdays for next week include: June 22 - Travis Marr; June 23 - Mike Brewster, David Blankenship, and Marie Mickelson; June 25 - Ashley Getty; June 26 - Lydia Chowning; June 28 - Joann Richardson and June 29 - Haley Turner; and June 30 - Wayne Snelling.
• Some anniversaries for next week include: June 22 Terry and Mary Sue Smither and Jim and Tami Coleman; June 28 - Mildred and Jim Fannan and June 30 - Candace and Donny Williamson.
By Gail Lyon
• Hope everyone had a wonderful Fathers Day. Charlene Chaffin was in charge of the Fathers Day program at West Line Church. The kids sang a couple songs and read some poems. Lois read a poem. Charlene read about the history of Fathers Day. The church is trying to raise money to get the building project started.
• June 15, Carla and Barry had a birthday party for their granddaughter Lilly. They made the cake and it was a Doc Mcstuffins, Lillys favorite cartoon character. It really turned out cute. The party started out in the pool and when it started raining, everyone got under the canopy. But it started lightening and forced everyone inside. Lilly opened up her gifts and then they had cake. Despite the storm, it was a great party.
• Happy Birthday: Abby Lyon, Tim Lyon, Tom Diddier 21st, Taylor Diddier 22nd,