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3A JEWELL COUITY RECORD Historical Society meeting tonight; needs volunteers The Jewell County Historical Soci- ety will meet at 7:30 tonight (Thurs- day) at the Jewell County Museum, Mankato. Committee chairmen are needed for the coming year. Some psitions have been filled but more people are needed to plan upcoming events. Volunteers are also needed to fill thecommittees. Those interested in helping who can not attend the meeting may contact Roger Fedde, chairman 57 members of Vadar family meet at Blue Hill There were 57 members of the Vadar family attending the Labor Day Weekend gathering at the Curt and Melody Iliff home in Blue Hill. At- tendees came from Wyoming, Iowa. Kansas and Texas. Georgia and Ne- braska. The work accomplished in- cluded installation of a doorbell, back entryway rebuilt and sliding doors in- stalled, tile laid between the house and garage for a deck, carpet laid on two sets of stairs, and tile laid on bathroom floor: The house, which is a large Victo- rian style home, was scraped and painted, the main part was spray painted and the trim and peaks were hand painted. A room was painted in the house and some repair work cam pleted on the fireplace. An old floor was re- moved from the wrap around porch and new flooring put down. The ga- rage was painted and new screens were put on the windows. Several pieces of furniture were sanded, refini'shed while new cushions made. All of tile jobs weren't completed which is perhaps a first for the Vadar family. In the past year the outlined work has been completed. Next year the farnily will meet in Erie. Kan., for Labor Day weekend. It will be the 18th annual time they have gotten together to work together at a family.member's home. Silsby Reunion held at Superior lodge The 48th Silsby Reunion was held on Aug. 9, at the Elks Lodge in Supe- rior. There were 72 relatives present. After the noon meal. introducti one of each family member were made. Kathy Atkins made a computer pre- sentation on the Silsby cousins who live in Iowa. Bob King and Junta Silsby shared personal recollections and sto- ries of their ancestors. Nancy King and Thelma Beam displayed and talked about several of their, handmade quilts. Each family also received a book of stories about the Iowa Silsbys. Officers were elected were Jerry Nyp, president, Bob King, vice presi- dent, and, Johnny and Thelma Beam. secretary -treasurer. Melvin Silsby and Johnny Beam led an auction of items brought by the family members. A highlight of the auction was a Silsby handmade quilt made by Thelma Beam The following relatives attended: LeRoy and Violet Lewis, Lolita Silsby, Loretta Silsby, Jeanette DiGrigoli, Harold and Edythe Francis, Don and Dona Beam. Larry and Donna King, Melvin and Eula Silsby, Bob Francis, Junta and Howard Braby, Merla Hulber't,Tom Harris, Bill Atwill, Lynda and Charlie. Schreck. Ashley and Loft Van Eaton, Jon and Anita Gaul, Ron and Jeanine Lewi s. Debbie Wiles, Mary Ohmstede, Bob' and Nancy King, Bernice.. Harris, Johnny and Thelma Beam, Darrell and Judy Hanson. Jerry and Dick Nyp, Mark Ohmstede, Jennalee and Whitney Reutzel, Donna Silsby, Julie and Nevaeh Paredes. Mark and Mary Sawyer. Dan and Lynn Dempsey, Orren and Earlene Bronson. Deanne Alexander, Tammy Alexander, Kathy and Dave Atkins. Virginia Alexander, Don and Marsha Pilger, Sheri Sanford, Sheila Casper, Newell and Doris Alexander, Tammy Atwill, Rick Harris, Kimberly, Jordan, Shelby, Payton and Elizabeth Harris. Steven Boswell, Fern Harris and Mike Harris. KOI.ACI-I00 Will bake Kolaches by order Minimum order 1 dozen $10.50 per dozen Call 785-378-3864 UTE 1THEATER Mankato, Kan. Friday, Saturday & Sunday Sept; 18, 19 & 20 7:30 p.m. The Proposal When high-powered book editor Margaret faces deportation to her native Canada, the quick-thinking exec declares that she's actually engaged to her unsuspecting put- upon assistant who she's tormented for years. He agrees to the charade but with a few conditions of his own. Rated PG-13 for sexual content, nudity tnd language. 785-378-3172 Thursday, September 1"), 2009 Open House Today In honor of National Assisted Liv- ing Week, Country Place Home Plus of Scandia will host an open house today (Thursday), from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Teens For Christ Rally, Saturday A North Central Kansas Teens For Christ Rally will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Brown Grand Theatre, Concordia. Shane Sanderson, the di- rector of Southside Youth Outreach. will be the guest speaker. "See You At The Pole" will be held at several schools in the area on Wednesday. Sunday, Sept. 27, Teens For Christ will present the New Li fe Drama Com- pany at the Rock Hills High School, Mankato. For more local information about this program contact Pastor Thadd Hinkle, Mankato, or Pastor Dan Daniels; Jewell. Admission to these rallies and pro- grams are free. A free-will offering will betaken. Mankato City Library News New books for August were Alex Cross Trial, James Patterson; Blind- mane.Bluff. Faye Kellerman: Deep Blue Sea For Beginners, Luanne Rice; Law of 9's. Terry Goodkind. Book Review. Virgin of the Small Plains by Nancy Pickard. In the midst of a deadly blizzard. 18-year-old Rex Shellenberger scours his father's pas- ture, looking for helpless newborn calves. Then he makes a shocking dis- covery: the naked, frozen body of a teenage girl. It s a moment that will forever change his life and the lives of everyone around him. The mysterious dead girl, the virgin of Small Plains. inspires local reverence. But what re- ally happened in the snow-covered field? Why did young Mitch Newquist disappear the day after the virgin's body was found, leaving behind his distraught girlfriend, Abby Reynolds? Why do the town s three most power- ful men all seem to be hiding the details of that night?" The Book Club met Thursday to discuss Benjamin Franklin by Edmund S Morgan. Members decided the fu- ture meetings woulc be on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month from 7 to 8 p.m. at the library. The next books to be discussed are: Sept. 24, Kim by Rudyard Kipling; Oct. 8. Ad- ventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain; Oct. 29, American Prometheus by Kai Bird andMartin F Sherwin. New members are always encouraged to join the 'group. Contact Marjorie Murray or Nancy Wendling for further information Story Hour has resumed at the li- brary on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11. Births Matthew Dunn and Chelsea Windmuller an- nounce the birth of their daughter, Rylee Addison Dunn. Rylee ar- rived al 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sep- tember 1. at Repub- lic County Hospi- tal. She weighed 8 pounds I ounce and measured 18 1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Kim and Wendy Ost. Mankato. Mark Bench and Joni Dunn, Missoula. Mont.. the late Rob- ere Windmuller Jr. and the late Mat- thew Dunn Sr. Great-grandparents in- clude Joe and Jean Pashia. Esbon. Bob and Pat Windmuller. Esbon. Don and Dana Bean/. Mankato. and Patricia Church. Kamloops. British Columbia. Jerod and Brandy Johnson. Burr Oak. are the parents of a son. Lane Robert Johnson.  :, He was born Aug. !!i!!: 18 at Mitchell County Hospital. :: He weighed eight i pounds six ounces and was 20 1/2 ' inches " long. Grandparents are *::[::7::i:: .................... Bob and Marilyn :ii.J!ii!. Johnson. Burr Oak. Kathy and Cal Castleberry, Saddlebrooke, Mo., Patti Burkhart. Milwaukee. Wis.. Bruce Burkhart, Mankato. Great-grandpar- ents are Gene Johnson and Edith Love, both of Mankato. Jason and Amber Gleason. Salina. announce the arrival of a son, Parker Kinsey Gleason. born at Salina Re- gional Health Center Sept. 10. He weighed seven pounds and was 18 inches long. Grandparents are Gale and Kathleen Jeffery, Burr Oak, Rick and Candy Dewey, Dumas, Texas, and Ronny and Teresa Gleason. Salina. Great-grandparents are Bill and Bonnie Mizer, Wichita. and Beth Jeffery, Su- perior. Neil and Jamy Thielen, Overland Park, announce the birth eta son Carter Lyle Thielen. He was born at Shawnee Mission Hospital on Aug. 20. He weighed seven pounds 13 ounces and was 19 inches long. He has abrother.qy, 3, to welcome him home. Grandpar- ents are Gale and Kathleen Jeffery, Burr Oak. Carol and Roy DeWitt. Stilwell. Nick and Feral Thielen. Olathe. Great-grandmothers are Beth Jeffery, Superior. Doris Hancock. Esbon. and Verna Thielen. Olathe. City of Mankato utility report Disconnects: Jacinta Perez. 420 W. North. . :: ,,., Village Cafe '; Third Sunday Buffet will be Sept. 20 Esbon, Kansas Ionia/Jewell Country Music Festival p 19, Sept. 9 a.m. ;6 p.m00 City Park Jewell, Craft Fair $10 donation per person at the gate Bring your own lawn chair Children 16 & under free with adult donation & stay all day Not responsible for accident Food & Drink will be available For more information contact 785-428-3327. Notice We will be closed Saturday, Sept. 19 Mankato Professional Pharmacy 125 N. Commercial, Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3183 50 th Wedding Anniversary Open House Virgil & Nancy English Sunday, Sept. 20 2-4 p.m. Beloit First Christian Church 321 N. Mill Street, Beloit, Kan. Virgil and the former Nancy Shaver were married on Sunday, Sept. 20, 1959 at the Christian Church in Jewell, Kan. Hosting the celebration will be their children and grandchildren Terry, Elaine and Bethany Mitchell, Richard, Michelle, Jacob and Grant English. Cards may be sent to: 220 N. Highland, Belolt,. Kan. 67420 Please let your presence be their present. Rebecca Circle Shirley Snider opened the Rebecca Circle meeting by reading a poem fol- lowed by prayer and reading from the prayer calendar. Members recited the purpose followed by Cathy Dauner giving devQtio'ns The group was sad- dened to hear of the death of one of its members. Charlotte Murray. Her ser- vice was held Monday at 10:30 a.m: Circle leader passed around a sheet for members to sign for circle respon- sibilities for 2010. Discussion was held regarding the possibility of having a booth at the Farmer's Market instead of or in addition to the bazaar in 2010. Kansas West Conference UMW annual meeting will be in Newton Fri- day and Saturday. Coralyn, Shirley and El aine Heskett plan to attend. Pas- tor Tessa will be feted with a baby shower on Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. The Salina District annual meeting will be held Oct. 24 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Salina. Rebecca Circle will elect officers for 2010 at the October meeting. Coralyn read a response she had received from tile birthday greeting she had sent to missionary Catherine Akale of the Cameroons. Jim and Karen Gene Johnson (seated,) holds his great-grandson. Lane Robert Johnson. Lane is the grandson of Bob Johnson (standing, left) and the son of Jerod Johnson, both of Burr Oak. THANK YOU Esbon Community Alliance would like to "thank" everyone who supported us during our last fund raiser on Sept. 6, 2009. It was a huge success because of people like you! Your continued support is greatly appreciated! Thank You I wish to thank my wonderful family and friends for making my 90 th birthday special. For the many cards and greetings I recezved. God bless you all, Wilma Eaton i The children and grandchildren of Jerry Vader are hosting a Card Shower in honor of his 75 th Birthday Friday, Sept. 18 Please send cards to: 525 North Clinton Apt. 4 Mankato, Kan.. 66956 Bob's Inn SUNDAY (PIZZA ONLY) 11 a.m.-8 p.m. TUESDAY - WEDNESDAY - THURSDAY 11 a.m.-10 p.lm. \\;O,., FRIDAY & SATURDAY 11 a.m.-11 p.m.  .... , Daily Specials Tuesday ........... Ham & beans or Cook's choice Wednesday ......................... Pan4ried chicken or Hunt's Brothers pizza (s825 each) Thursday ............................ Roast Beef dinner or Hot Beef sandwich Friday .............................................. Cold plate kk.s__.o  Saturday ........................................ Taco salad ,,e\\;G Terry and Irene Ortman, Owners 119 E. Jefferson, Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3201 dewell County Helping Hands-Food Pantry Benefit Concert Sunday, Oct. 4 2 p.m. Rock Hills High School Little Theatre I Starring: Dale Sherrod & Gayle Molzahn Free will offering Swank sent a note of thanks for the 50th anniversary card they received. An invitation was received to a prayer workshop to be held Oct. 3 at First United Methodist Church in Salina. UMW officers for 2010 were elected at the September general meeting and that list was read Elaine Smith gave the prograrq "'Finding Your Niche" from an article in the September issue of Response magazine about Mary and Martha. She said we find ourselves filling both roles, thus being a supportive community. She also reviewed one of the reading program youth books "Catching the Moon." Shirley reported on other articles telling about National Assembly to be in St. Louis April 30 to May 2; a program that helps youngsters who are aging out of foster care, a project that helps African women get an education and maps of all the places in the world where we have Mission projects. Cathy Dauner served cookies and ice cream with topping made by Jerod Zehring to the eight members present. JC Friendship Meals Monday: Chicken flied chicken. mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, wheat roll. heavenly hash salad, milk. Tuesday: Meatsauce with spaghetti, Italian blend, garlic bread, fruit with spicy dressing, milk. Wednesday: Egg and sausage bake, tater triangle, stewed tomatoes, wheat roll, Watergate salad, milk. Thursday: Turkey pot pie, cucum- bers with creamy sauce, biscuits, can- taloupe, pudding, milk. Friday: Roast beef, Au Gratin pota- toes. summer squash, wheat roll, easy fruit dessert, milk Mankato Weather Sept. 6 ................................. 72 52 Sept. 7 ................................ 77 52 Sept. 8 ................................. 84 62 Sept. 9 ................................ 77 64. Sept. 10 .............................. 75 61 Sept. 11 .............................. 80 57 Sept. 12 .............................. 80 57 Moisture for week .72. Homemakers meet at Esbon cafe The Odessa Homemakers met Sep- t. 8 at the Village Cafe, with eight members present.- After abusy summer, members wee glad to see each other and talking about the summer. Craft Day will be Oct. 30, at the Mankato Community Center building. Sept. 22, Odessa Homemakers will visit Long Term Care, at the Jewell County Hospital. Virginia Alexander gave a lesson of Old Hi story of Kansas, that included a report on major trails through Kan- sas. Nell Bess Atwood showed small quilts and throws she had made. Food and Faith mission study at Trinity Methodist Trinity United Methodist Women met for tile mission study "Food and Faith," given by Fawna Barrett. Bible readings illustrated the four-part study of Communion, the Image of God, Hospitality, Feasting and Fasting. Her worship center included a photo "Shar- ing," taken by Bruce Barrett and a basket of produce. Sally Engel conducted the business meeting. The 2010 district pledge was approved. Betty James reported on a halfway house for foster youngsters after age 18, from the Response maga- zine. Items from the Prayer Calendar were lifted by Shirley Simmelink. Several thank yous were read and an invitation to a Woman's program at. Lebanon Sept. 26 was read Officers elected for 2010 were Sall y Engel and Karen Willis. co-presidents, Fawna Barrett. secretary, Shirley Varney, treasurer. Other officers re- main the same. Pastor Jim and Melissa Rice are to select new curtains and rods for the master bedroom at the parsonage. The next meeting will be one week earlier on Oct. 1 and members are to bring something to share for the lee- SOIl Lunch was served by Candace Durant. 9)9  A card shower is requested for ) vln & Mary Mallory who will celebrate their - ; Monday, Sept, 21 Pleas.csend cards to: .: Oak Community Center] The City of Burr Oak, Kan. is hosting an in,formational community meeting and barbecue supper. Saturday, Sept. 26 6 p.m. Burr Oak Community Center Building ,oro, vo-,ooo,,,,,gj This is a share time to discuss plans for the new Burr Oak Community Center Building. y Thanks to all who attended and helped with N [i my Retirement Party. All the cards and fellow- ship were greatly appreciated. Jim Maguin Thank You Many thanks to Twana Seirer and daughters for the restoration of the L/te Indian sign in memory of Rex Seirer