By Mischaele Bearce
• The East Lynne Fire Department did standby at the rodeo grounds June 22-23. Those who worked this event were Mike Davis, Tyler Springer and Nicole Stanton. We would like to welcome Nicole Stanton on board at the fire station, she is a CNA going for her LPN. The members who attended the board meeting two weeks ago were Max Schmoll, Howard Raffurty, Terry Faulkenberry, Jackie Groblebe and Connie Kudron. This past week was medical with Dr. Gustufson going over all reports. Those who attended this meeting was Jackie and Bryan Groblebe, Nicole Stanton and Mischaele Bearce.
• Congratulations to Jeremy Kiff and Katherine Price on the birth of their daughter, Madilynne Kiff, on April 18, 2013. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
• Congratulation to Alyssa Whistle for receiving the Why America Needs Cheerleaders Pin It Forward award. She was chosen by one of the UCA staff members while at camp. While at the camp in Tan Tara Resort, the girls received two trophies, one for Most Improved and the other was First in Sideline Cheer. The girls who went and enjoyed themselves were Hannah Parmenter, Hannah Kreimeyer, Paige Zieman, Daisy Reames Alyssa Whistle, Kenady Taylor and Bailey Miller. The girls did a fundraiser at Sonic to help pay fees for the cheerleader camp.
• East Lynne School has something new. As part of an international movement to promote literacy and community, we have placed a Little Free Library along the sidewalk in front of the school. The idea is that students may come and take a book out and enjoy it for as long as they like and then return it when they are done with it. The school also is accepting books for the library. This is all based on the honor system and there is no need for sign-out sheets or library cards. We hope you and your children enjoy using the Little Free Library. It is always open.
• Happy birthday to Wayne McConnell Jr., Emma Culpeper, Donovan Richter, Mike Magness, Lucas Wade, Trista Gaskins, Pachael Ponder, Lucy Reece, Barbara Hayden, Meg Hentschel, Libby East, Lake Barnes, Dee Loong and Hattie Wilson.
• Happy anniversary to Jess and Michele Smalley and James and Lori Cotterman.
By Nina Kemper
• The 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, songs, snacks and prizes. Parents are always welcome. For questions, contact Darlene Scott at 816-250-2186.
• Freeman Baptist Church will have some of its members go to Belize as missionaries. There will be a fund-raiser lunch at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, July 7. The menu is a barbecue. Suggested price is $5 per person. This is for everyone in the community.
• Senior Citizens Bingo will be Tuesday, July 9, at the Freeman Community Club building. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Free lunch is provided followed by bingo. Please bring a white elephant gift for bingo.
• The Freeman Community Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11. Plans are going to be made for Freeman Homecoming, so if you want input please attend. Everyone welcome.
• The all-church picnic for Freeman Presbyterian Church was June 23 at the home of Dick and LaVeta Sanders. There was good attendance, good food, good swimming and other things for everyone. Joe the camel also was a big attraction. Everyone always enjoys going to the Sanders. Dick and LaVeta are such excellent hosts.
• Get well wishes go to Jim Carver, of Freeman, who had open-heart surgery June 24.
• Former Freeman resident, Bernice Whitcraft, is now in a Medical Lodge in Neosho. She had been in the hospital and then had quite a fall at home and needed some 24-hour care.
• Congratulations to Carol Ann Parker who attended a Midwest fiber arts conference in Emporia, Kan., last weekend. She brought home a blue ribbon for a hat creation that stole the show. There were people there from Minnesota to Texas. Carol Ann is an excellent hat maker.
• Dwight and Eileen Brown, Van Meter, Iowa, my brother, visited in our, Nina and Norvell Kemper, home a few days last week. They got to attend Abby Allnutts softball game in Leeton on June 20, had lunch with Daniel Allnutt on June 21 with just a peek where Daniel works, dinner was spent with Kay, Greg and Gabby Buck and then on June 22, they attended Jared Allnutts baseball game in Warrensburg and they returned to Van Meter from there. Dwight had brought some albums that were our parents and we enjoyed looking over them.
• Some birthdays for next week include: June 29 - Haley Turner; June 30 - Wayne Snelling; July 1 - Hazel Thomas; July 2 - Fred (Scottie) Scott; July 3- Corky Cook and Robert Goddard; July 5 - Jan Brewster, David Davis, Peggy Davis McCubbin; Lauren Sanders and Charlee Schilb; July 6 - John Weiss, Diana Sanders.
• Anniversary wishes go to Vic and Lori Looney (20) on June 27; June 30 - Candace and Donny Williams; July 2 - James and Karen Moul.
By Gail Lyon
• West Line Christian Church VBS will be 6-8:30 p.m. July 8-12.
• My grandkids came June 21 to spend the night with me. They played in Uncle Chucks swimming pool almost all day long. Nathan, Abby and I met their Dad in Louisburg, Kan., with a friend and ate at La Mesa Mexican Restaurant. We had a very good time. We didnt get to go to church because Emma wasnt feeling well. On June 23, Tim came and got Nathan but the girls stayed with me. Around 6 p.m. I took the girls home to have a birthday party for Abby. Her dad had some friends over and he had a cookout and then we had an ice-cream cake.
• The Community Building got a new look on the inside with a new coat of paint.
• I think summer is finally here it is really getting hot this week.