Aug. 23 Community News & Notes

August 23, 2013 

East Lynne

By Mischaele Bearce

• East Lynne Fire Department had two medicals for the week.

• The fundraiser for the East Lynne cheerleaders will be all day Saturday, Aug. 24, at Sonic in Harrisonville. Come out and support the girls for cheer camp.

• AT&T and Western Electric former employees meet the first Monday of every month at Hardee’s in Harrisonville for coffee and breakfast. This is a fun and enjoyable group that just likes to get together and socialize for as long as you would like to stay.

• Happy birthday to Brandee Braham, Cassie Call, Mike Fisher, Malachi Cearley, Tammy Cusick, Bryson Saucerman, Brenton Woolery, and Anastasia Graham.


By Nina Kemper

• Senior Citizens Bingo will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10. There is a free lunch followed by bingo. Please bring a white elephant gift for bingo.

• Freeman Community Club will meet for the regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12. We will get things ready for Homecoming, so this is an important meeting to attend. Any help would be appreciated. LaVeta Sanders also is looking for help for the ham and bean dinner and, if you haven’t called her, please do so as she will be calling you soon. She is asking for one from everyone this year. If you can help, call LaVeta at 816-250-2142. Also, raffle table and bingo still need some help. If you want to set up a booth, they are $20 for a spot and call Melinda Eads for that or to help with the raffle or bingo. Melinda’s number is 816-527-6226.

• At 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, Matthew, Jamie and Amelia Connolly will be at the Presbyterian church for a time of fellowship, games and some good snacks. Bring a favorite game and also a favorite snack. Matthew was the former minister of the Presbyterian church and would love to see as many as possible at this time.

• I realize this is early to be putting this in, but Teresa Hensley will be at Freeman Presbyterian Church at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, for the program “Keeping Kids and Teens Safe in the Real World.” This is something everyone should see and hear.

• Abby Madison and Ty Eckhoff were the candle lighters at Freeman Presbyterian Church on Aug. 18. Natalie Ardrey had the Children’s Moment. There was no Children’s Church. Awnee Henness read the scriptures. Small groups meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday mornings and at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings at the home of Gloria Chenoweth. Aug. 18, following the worship service, there was a back-to-school event with sandwiches, chips and drink. Everyone had been asked to bring a pie and those were auctioned off with the proceeds going to A2J for its mission trip next spring. George Gurnett was the auctioneer and did a fantastic job. Almost $300 was raised.

• The West Line Christian Church will have its annual ice cream social 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. Join them for food, fun and fellowship. Bring your own lawn chairs. They are serving homemade ice cream and desserts. Music by Jimmy Van and Friends. 50/50 guessing game. Everyone welcome.

• The Cass County Historical Society has some “Freeman at 100” books available for $12. You can get these books in Harrisonville at the Historical Society. Larry Parker got them to reprint some of the originals.

• Larry and Carol Ann Parker and some guests recently toured the Wayside Rest House. This is not open to the public but by appointment. It also is known as the Brown House. Robert A. Brown, one of the earliest and most influential settlers in the area paused to admire his latest handy work, the new home and farm that would become known as Wayside Rest. The home joined the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. Tour information can be gotten by contacting Carol Prettyman, P.O. Box 25, Harrisonville, MO 64701. She will then contact you to tell you when the next tour will be. The Parkers and guests really enjoyed the tour and history of the home and recommend it.

• Some birthdays for next week include: Aug. 24 - Bill Hocker, Debbie Schewe; Aug. 25 - Emily Eason, Jack Hawkins, Shamera East and Bob Greer; Aug. 26 - Julie Linder; Aug. 27 - Beverly Mabary, Rachel Eason, and Todd Lee; Aug. 28 - Greg Lee, Melinda Eads, Victoria Mincks; Aug. 29 - Don Madison, Vickie Francy, Bev Gregory, Christopher Zoog and Aaron Irvin; Aug. 30 - LaVeta Sanders, Morris Shrum, Bethany Sutcliffe and Jamie Connolly; Aug. 31 - Georgia Carol Smith, Candace Williams and Kim Williams.

West Line

By Gail Lyon

• The congregation at West Line Christian Church is so excited about the progress of the new building project. The basement has been poured. We are hopeful that this project will get finished. The annual Ice-Cream Social is this Sunday, Aug. 25. There will be an added attraction this year, a quilt show inside the church. If you have a quilt that you would like to sell or show, bring it on Sunday with you to the ice-cream social. I will have cards for you to fill out your information about your quilt. Bring your lawn chairs, also. Be ready for some good ol’ time gospel music, ice cream and visiting.

• My grandkids, Nathan, Abby and Emma, came and spent the night, Aug. 17, with me. They went swimming in Uncle Chuck’s pool. They love playing games on my Kindle. We went to church Aug. 18.

• Happy birthday: Mike Wilson, Darrel Cochran 23rd, Matt Davis, Charlene Chaffin 26th, Melody Smith 27th, Chris Richardson 27th, and Aaron Irvin 29th.

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