By Mischaele Bearce
• East Lynne Fire Department mutual aided with Central Cass on a MVC this week.
• The fire department will continue to be first responders at the school for basketball games.
• Last weekend, we, John and Mischaele Bearce, along with Johns sister Dorthy Crandall, enjoyed the weekend in Iowa and a wedding of a nephew, Clinton Middaugh. Clinton and Jessi had a wonderful wedding that we had to take the trolley car about 10 miles to reach the church from the hotel. After the wedding, we did the same thing back to the hotel where they had rented one whole floor for family to come and stay the weekend. The reception was downstairs in a huge conference room. Lots of dancing, eating, pictures taken and the 20 tables had a different game theme with assigned seating. The supper was very tasty with a fruit bar first, then supper, then at 8 p.m. was a pizza bar that was served to us. Oct. 27, John decided to take the long scenic way home and go through Hannibal, where they were having a Fall Festival. What a joy to see the old part of town with the rustic building next to the river.
• Happy birthday to Abbie Englehardt, Shawna Braham, Sarah Cantrell, Rhonda Casey, John Gentry, Glen Burton, Courtney House, Voilet Long, Shon and Zion Hartzler, Tyler Clifton, Glenn Bevan, Linda Cox, Katelyn Farris, Bubby Smith, Gary Casey, Chuck Nickel, Bonnie Hyatt, Jessie Wheeldon, Ashlin Catron, Christopher Simpson, Adam Wells, Marlis Farris, Kendra Riggs, Susie Bridges, Carol Mead, Alex Miller, and Slade Jeffries.
• Happy anniversary to Matthew and Crystal Cantrell.
By Nina Kemper
• Dont forget to set your clock back one hour Saturday, Nov. 2, before going to bed.
• West Line Christian Church will have a Harvest Dinner and Craft sale 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
• Senior Citizen Bingo will be Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Freeman Community Club. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bring a white elephant gift for bingo. This includes a free lunch.
• The Freeman Community Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. The meeting will follow at approximately 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.
• The Walmart Retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Diamond Rays. If you retired from Walmart or were a long-time associate, please join this group.
• Oct. 27 at Freeman Presbyterian Church, Ilona had a wonderful message. She carved a pumpkin for the Childrens Moment with help from Ty Eckhoff and Jill Smith while Zeke Needham watched. Elaine Sturm read verses of Love from 1 Corinthians and after that Shelley Needham and Keith Cook presented a Money Tree to Elaine and Claude in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary. They will be taking a trip to Australia before the end of the year. Sunday, Nov. 3, the men of the church will prepare and serve breakfast at 9 a.m.
• There is so much sickness going around right now and it is impossible to name who has been ill so will just wish everyone a speedy recovery. Gary Bogar, former Freeman resident, has been very ill and needs prayers. His cancer has returned. Johnny Goddard and Norvell Kemper had surgery Oct. 25 at Menorah Medical Center. We wish them a speedy recovery. Hunter Oakes recently went to St. Louis for a checkup with his doctor. He received an excellent report.
• We extend our sympathy to Larry and Gwen Eason and family on the death of Larrys brother.
• Some birthdays for next week include: Nov. 2 - Carol Ann Parker; Nov. 3 - Zoe Eberle, Briana Wright; Nov. 4 - Larry Scott and Emily Swartz; Nov. 5 - Nancy Swartz and Joshua Gaddie; Nov. 6 - Richard Francy; Nov. 7 - Kobe Burchett and Janet Burchett; Nov. 9 - Tony Mayfield, Linda Lee and Mildred Looney.
• Some anniversaries for next week include: Nov. 3 - Randy and Laurie Oakes; Nov. 5 - Robert and Linda Cook and Madelyn and Rich Thurman; Nov. 6 - Larry and Beth Lee.
By Gail Lyon
• The girls club Journey from the nearby churches did a sleep out in boxes at Midway school to see what its like to be homeless and they also were collecting blankets, coats and the other things they need in the winter.
• The vision of the new addition to the church is not just a vision anymore. Our board met Oct. 29 about how they will raise the rest of the money to finish it. Thanks to all who have donated their money and their time.
• The town of West Line also has a new building in town for their equipment.
• The 10th Annual Halloween Party and Hayride was Oct. 26. It was a really great turnout. I apologize for not getting the flyers out sooner and not enough. It was a bit nippy this year. Elijah Kirby was the winner of the guess how many Tootsie rolls in the jar. His mother put the guess in for him. You should have seen his face when we handed him the jar.
• Oct. 25, my granddaughter Emma Lyon spent the day with me. She had to stay home from school because she was sick the day before. We went shopping for the party stuff and then we picked up her sister Abby from daycare.
• Happy Birthday: Wayland Creekiller, Linda Snider 2nd, Craig Chatfield, 3rd, Cali Hagar, Anthony Evins 4th, Nina Jean Adams 5th, Rick Hillman, Tammy Mercer, Bob Smith 7th,
• Happy Anniversary: James and Francis King 1st, Romaine and Delores Dennis 3rd.