By Mischaele Bearce
• East Lynne Fire Department had one electrical fire for the week. The power lines and pole caught fire at highways 2 and K and for three hours the city of East Lynne was out of power. Earlier that evening, Jackie Groblebe and Mike Davis took a class on electrical wires on power poles. The fire department finished up at the school last week doing First Response at the basketball tournaments. Garden City boy scouts painted the fire hydrants in town for one of their badges that they wanted to earn. The city police and Jackie Groblebe patrolled the area while the boys were painting. When finished, Jackie provided hot dogs for them. The person who won the fire extinguisher from the fire department was Alana Martin and her son won a smoke detector, along with RC Rushly. Those who attended the fire departments Board meeting this month were Cyndi Ramage, Connie Kudron, Mischaele Bearce, Max Schmoll and Howard Raffurty.
• Sympathy goes out to Sue Obermair on the passing of her son-n-law last week.
• Get well to Breanna Dedrick, who was involved in a car wreck Oct. 21 and was life-flighted. She was in moderate condition.
• East Lynne Community Church had a Love Thy Neighbor on Oct. 19 with not many residents showing up. They are planning on doing this wonderful event again. Everything was decorated so nicely for the community to enjoy.
• Congratulations to Trey Stone and Aylssa Whistle on being selected as the 2013 East Lynne Courtwarming King and Queen. Brooke Airrington was selected as the first runner up.
• The East Lynne cheerleaders had a cheer clinic in October, where they lead 19 future cheerleaders on cheering, jumping, calling and stunting. They then performed in front of a packed crowd during one of the basketball games.
• East Lynne basketball players and cheerleaders showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness with a Pink game Oct. 24.
• East Lynne will play host to the Mid-State Basketball Tournament the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 1.
By Nina Kemper
• Saturday, Oct. 26, is a busy day. Freeman Community Club will have its last breakfast until January. It is 8-10 a.m. and there will be a 50/50 door prize Freewill donation.
• There is a box of drawing items that was left by someone who had the FCC building rented. If you left these, you can pick them up at the Community Club building on Saturday, Oct. 26, or call Nina at 816-250-2589. If not picked up, they will be donated. Also at the Community Club building are some jackets that need to be picked up or also will be donated.
• Saturday, Oct. 26, is Freeman Cleanup Day.
• Saturday, Oct. 26, is a Shack-a-Thon at Cass Midway School by members of Journey, a girls youth group. This starts at 5:30 p.m. They also will be taking collections at the football game Friday, Oct. 25.
• At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, Freeman Presbyterian Church will have a program by Teresa Hensley on Keeping Kids and Teens Safe in the Real World. This is for the whole community. Childcare will be available.
• The Freeman Community Club will have its annual Haunted House on Thursday, Oct. 31. This is at the Club building and is for children 0-12 years of age. Treats will be given to the children.
• West Line Christian Church will have a Harvest Dinner and Craft Sale on Saturday, Nov. 9. The menu is chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and dessert, coffee, tea and water. All are welcome. They are serving 4:30-7:30 p.m.
• Happy healing goes to Awnee Henness, who had rotator cuff surgery Oct. 21. It also goes to Joan Jefferson, who fell and fractured her wrist. Dave Irwin had a hip replacement Oct. 17 and is home and doing as well as can be expected. There has been lots of people in the community ill with flu, colds, etc. Speedy get well wishes go to all of you. Lots of hugs and wishes go to Diana Sanders who is battling lung cancer. She needs our prayers.
• Candle lighters at Freeman Presbyterian Church on Oct. 20 were James II and Johnathan Carver. Later in the service, their baby sister was baptized. Ilona Buzick had the Childrens Moment and Joyce and Sydney Farr has Childrens Church. Jacquilyn Renee Mari Carver was baptized by Rev. Ilona Buzick during the worship service. There was a light luncheon and shower for them following the worship service. Small Groups Bible study is at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Gloria Chenoweth. Everyone is welcome to attend. Friday night Bible Studies are at 7 p.m. at the home of Carole and George Gurnett. They are studying the letters of John. Everyone is welcome.
• We, Norvell and Nina Kemper, went to Warrensburg on Oct. 17 to watch our granddaughter, Abby Allnutt, run in a middle school cross country meet.
• Some birthdays for next week include: Oct. 27 - Paige Kurzweil; Oct. 28 - Elizabeth Irwin; Oct. 29 - Gigi Weltsch; Oct. 30 - Greg Thomas; Oct. 31 - Betty Hocker; Nov 1 - Hannah Eberle, Barb Kirschner, Gene Franse and Coleen Parnell; Oct. 2 - Carol Ann Parker.
• Some anniversaries for next week include: Oct. 26 - Clorisa and David Bridgers; Oct. 27 - Travis and Tracy Terry; Oct. 28 - Joe and Dorothy Rodier and Glendon and Mary Jane Ullery; Oct. 3 - Randy and Laurie Oakes.
By Gail Lyon
• West Line Christian Church will have its Annual Fall Harvest Dinner and Craft Sale in November. Operation Christmas child boxes are due Wednesday, Nov. 13.
• The West Line Community Halloween Party will be Saturday, Oct. 26, and will have a weenie roast, crafts, games and hay ride. Everyone is welcome
• Mr. Dean has lost his crown to the new girl in town, according to Midway Food Services Director Donna Hoover. The 10th annual Pancakes with Parents breakfast was the morning of Oct. 17 in the Midway cafeteria. The cafeteria served 51 adult visitors and 136 student participants. Six faculty competitors flipped pancakes to compete for the title of 2013 Pancake Flipping King or Queen. Newcomer C.J. Chamberlain stole the crown from last years champ Chad Dean with 110 pancake flips. Other competitors were past champ Bryan Stahl, hometown favorite Jesse Richardson, newbie Brad Meredith, and veteran Susan Tinich.
• The Midway Vikings did it again. They beat the Butler Bulldogs on Oct. 18 42-0. They will battle the Drexel Bobcats on Friday, Oct. 25.
• The KC Chiefs also won Oct. 20 17-16.
• Happy Birthday: Troy Smith 27th, Brad Moloski, Ray Barrett 30th, Betty Hocker, Junior Lavelock 31st.
• Happy Anniversary: Glendon and Mary Jane Ullery 28th.