Good food and fellowship were on the menu at First Presbyterian Church on Sunday as they had another successful soup & dessert luncheon. They served chicken noodle, vegetable beef, broccoli & cheese and chili soups with a variety of desserts. Following the luncheon, guests began bidding on auction items such as tools, centerpieces, various baskets, and handmade quilts and afghans. One traditional auction item is a cooler filled with “mystery” items. There is one catch to winning the cooler-- the person who buys it must bring it back next year filled with different items. Past cooler contents have included all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner, ground beef and the ingredients to make several hot dishes, and various paper products. Brian & Joyce Gengler were the lucky “winners” of the cooler in which they found a HUGE stuffed snowman that the grandkids are already thoroughly enjoying!! What a fun way to carry on tradition and stretch your imagination!
Colleen & Tim Sigfried and Garett & Justin of Bayport, MN were last Saturday guests in the home of her grandmother, Vera Loonan.
Dale Diekmann, Marleton, NJ spent a few days in Lismore in the home of Jeff & Jill Diekmann as well as spending time with his mother, Doris Diekmann and other area friends and relatives.
The American Legion Auxiliary will meet Tuesday, November 20th at 7:00 p.m. (Note date change.) Arlys Hoffman will serve lunch and Judy Wieneke and Cecelia Lais will help her with BINGO prizes.
Dave Lutmer and Cody were overnight guests in the home of his brother, Gary, near St. James on Saturday following an afternoon of deer hunting.
A good crowd enjoyed the Sunday matinee performance of "The Beverly Hillbillies" at Adrian High School. The three-act comedy provided many chuckles and showcased the wealth of talent our students possess.
The Lismore area was well represented in the lead roles. Nick Lorang (son of Mark & Janine) was perfect as Jed Clampett and Dillon John (son of James & Shelley) was hilarious as Jethro. Rachel Kontz (daughter of Ron & Pam) was Ellie Mae and could not have been better! Hats off to all who participated, whether it was being a character in the play, part of the set/sound/light crew, or the "behind the scenes" people. It takes everyone to make it a success!
Joyce Erdman joined her husband, Earl, at the MN Veteran’s Home for the Veteran’s Day program Sunday afternoon. The dining room was filled with resident Veterans, their wives, and some families. Fr. Jennings gave the opening and closing prayers. The F.R.O.G.S. (Four Really Old Gentlemen Singers) provided entertainment. SFC Robert Newman of Wilmont was the guest speaker. Sargent Newman is with the Luverne and Pipestone National Guard units who have been on three deployments. Newman stressed that we should remember that "freedom isn't free". He reminded us of Fr. Beerman's words earlier at Mass- the only thing that is free is God’s love. Newman hopes that future generations will recognize the need for men and women to serve in the armed forces. It is a sacrifice, but it is also a great honor to serve one's country. Thank you, Veterans for your service!
Deb Lutmer and Cindy Bullerman of Adrian attended the funeral Mass of Leona Hemmesch at the Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Richmond on Saturday morning. Enroute home they also visited briefly with Vicki Dew in Willmar and viewed the huge display of military memorabilia, uniforms, photographs and remembrances of fallen soldiers for the Veteran’s Day program that Vicki has contributed to and assisted with for many years.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, Riverview Elementary School in Durango, CO (hometown of Lynn Lorang Dearey) is collecting used cell phones. The collection period is from November 5–16. When you donate to the Cell Phones for Soldiers program, you will provide troops with free calling cards to stay connected with their loved ones. Lynn, the daughter of Ruth & Marv Lorang, is chairman of the cell phone drive with the Riverview Elementary PTO. She recently read about this program called “Cell Phones for Soldiers” in a Dear Abby column ... and literally started to cry. Please dig out your unused cell phone and mail/get them to Lynn's parents, Ruth & Marv Lorang by Friday, November 16th. Lynn will take them into the drive for you. A soldier overseas will THANK YOU!!!