We are having the best weather ever, here in Southern Illinois. The trees are just bursting with colors. I love when I am driving and the leaves are falling like snow.
In my humble opinion, I think our life stages are very much like nature four seasons. Why? Spring is like being born. Delicate flowers bloom and nature comes alive. Summer is adulthood, fully developed and maturing. Is fun and flowers grow and trees bloom. Fall is like our middle age, beautiful but things are beginning to fall apart. Winter is to me like our old age time, graceful, unpredictable where everything died. Do I make sense? In my mind, I do. Just a thought.
St. Paul Draw Down Party was a great success again. Thank you to Madonna Slife for coordinating the event and to the VFW in Vienna. Thank you to all who sold tickets, prepared food, prepared theme baskets and donated items and especially to all of you who purchased tickets.
The winners of the grand prize of $4,000 were Merv and Agnes Maier from Champaign (he is “Doc” Maier’s brother). He told me he comes down every year for the Draw Down. Congratualtions to them. The winners of the Early Bird drawing ($100) were Skip and Doda Starkey of Vienna. Evelyn King of Cypress won the first 50/50 drawing and Scott Tapley of Karnak won the second 50/50 drawing. The live auction winners were Gary Maier Sr., the doll house donated by Ann Ganzer from Goreville, and Matt Slife, the large Elvis print. Many other prizes were given and won.
The flu clinic in Buncombe last Tuesday was well attended by our community. If you did not get a flu shot then, please, be sure to get one soon.
A blind man travels to Texas. When he gets to his hotel room, he feels the bed. “Wow, this bed is big!” “Everything is big here,” says the bellhop.
Later, the man goes downstairs to the bar and orders a drink; a mug is placed between his hands. “Wow, these drinks are big!” The bartender replies, “Everything is big in Texas.”
After a few drinks, the blind man asks where the bathroom is located. The bartender says, “The second door to the right.” The blind man heads for the bathroom but accidentally enters the third door, which leads to the swimming pool, and he falls in. Scared to death, he shouts, “Don’t flush! Please don’t flush!”
Belated happy birthday to Ray Breeden, Jon Slife and Bart Mighell, Oct. 18; Michaela McHugh, Oct. 19; Rick Stoerger and Ruth Trovillion, Oct. 20; Owen Lee Webb, Carol McDonald, Charmion Moak and Rosemary Zawacki, Oct. 21; Justin Ames, Toni Baker and Sandy Belske, Oct. 22; Debbie Jones and Mysabea Veach, Oct. 23. Hope you all had a great day.
A very happy birthday to Brenda Krueter, Oct. 24; Allison Allbritten and Kevin Retz, Oct. 25; Amy Jackson and Jay Franklin, Oct. 26; Marc Palmer and Bob Ramsey, Oct. 28; Kyle Shipley, Oct. 30 and Rajeanne Watson, Oct. 31.
Congratulations to Ray and Nancy Breeden on their 43rd wedding anniversary, Oct. 25, and to Leslie and Ed Santellano on Halloween day, Oct. 31. May God bless these two couples with good health and happiness.
Did you hear about the woman who married four times? Her first husband was a millionaire, her second husband was an actor, the next was a minister and the last was an undertaker. One for the money, two for the show, three to get reading four to go.
We welcome Aiden Nelson to our world. He was born Oct. 16 at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, Ky. His parents are Hilary and Jeremy Nelson and the first grandchild of proud paternal grandparents Marcia and Joe Nelson, and aunties Christina and Sarah Nelson. Aiden is blessed with a family that loves him.
Bud Stout is home recoverying from knee surgery at Herrin Hospital. He sure is glad to be home, but he still has more rehab to do, according to his wife Sally. You better mind nurse Sally, Bud!
I attended a bridal shower and luncheon for Kayla White last Saturday, at the home of Sheila and Kelly Harper in Vienna. It was well attended by all her bridesmaids, family and friends. They had a large tent on the front lawn, with beautifully decorated round tables. The day was beautiful, the lunch was delicious and the company was great. The event was hosted by Sheila, Kelsey, and Keeley Harper, Terri Stewart, Betsy Prater and Casey White. She received beautiful and useful gifts. Kayla and Kyle Moll are getting married March 16, 2013. She is the daughter of Mary Jane and Noble White of Buncombe. She graduated from McKendree College in Lebanon. We wish this young couple the best of life together with God blessings.
This week has been Bus Safety Week and Red Ribbon Week for Buncombe School students. Tomorrow, Friday, Oct. 26, students will have a Sock Hop in the afternoon. Students will bring report cards home Friday also.
Halloween is Wednesday, Oct. 31. The village of Buncombe will have trick-or-treat from 6 to 8 p.m. for children 12 years and under. Visit only houses that have their outside light on. Watch traffic and check treats at home before eating them. Make this Halloween an evening of fun for all.
Halloween parade at Buncombe School will begin at 1 p.m. Teachers will have classroom parties after the parade.