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I ' Illl . I] Bourbon- Leasburg Cuba free I'm00s - February 00,:2004 - Page 2B / ! Mayor Mary's Minutes By Mary Heywood The weather has been keeping our city crews busy lately. They were out at 3:30 a.m. last week, trying to stay ahead of the snow and ice. The roads were in great shape, considering the layer of ice we had. Caution has been needed, since the salt doesn't melt anything when it is under 14 degrees. It's a good time to remind everyone to move your vehicles off the street on snowy days--the snow plows can't stop for cars, they just have to go around--which result in more snow piled up between your car and the street. So, give the guys a break, and a clear street to plow. They always start at the ambulance shed and around the schools, then move on to the major streets, then the residential areas. The Boosters met this week for the first time this year. The January meeting was cancelled due to the weather. We've had some inquiries from other places planning their 150th birthday parties. We all agreed that it was the Bourbon History book that really sparked the interest in our community last year. It got people to think- ing about where we've come from, and where we're going. The year's events were all aimed at re-creating some of the 'home-town' spirit i Bourbon's known for. If you haven't gotten your :book, there are a few still available at Bremer Hardware. There won't be any more printed, so don't wait too long. There will be a public hearing next Tuesday, before the planning and zoning meeting to hear your opinions about the new subdivision planned for the southeast side of town. Then, on the Tuesday after that, there will be one before the city council meeting to hear thoughts on annexing the Lakewood Mobile Home Park. Lakewood would bring 50 mobile home sites into Bourbon. They are having trouble with their water and sewer systems, so it would be a bene- fit to them to hook into our systems. For the same reasons, annexing them could possibly open up some grant money avenues for the city if we included them in our water project. The state would like to see us consolidate the sys- tems. The streets would remain private and main- tained by the owners. It looks like a win-win sit- uation for both sides. Bourbon needs space for mobile homes, we only have one area in Emerald Vista zoned that way, and it is full. bnd we defi- nitely need housing. Every week there is some- one looking to rent or buy a house in Bourbon, and there are hardly any available. The kids are out of school again this week-- for parent-teacher conferences on Thursday. Then Friday there is no school. The conferences will run from 1:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Be sure to check in with your child's teachers. There is nothing more helpful to a successful school career than interested, involved parents. Didja Know By Alice Bremer Didja Know we were sur- prised to see a nice long story with colored pictures about a former Bourbon Resident in last weeks Cuba Free Press American Profile section? Jack Reiner of Scoby, Montana was featured along with a story about the orchestra that he conducts and the music lessons that he: has given over the years. It was a very interesting story and ended by saying that he truly had given the lessons as he never charged anyone for them because he just wanted other people to enjoy the music with him. Jack is the brother of Kermy Reiner of Leasburg and the late Bill Reiner of Bourbon. Didja Know we were happy to hear that several members of the class of 1969 read our notice about the plans for a 35th class reunion? The com- mittee has heard from several, and just .this week I' received the address of class member Carl Hilse of Yuma, Arizona. It takes a lot of planning and hard work to gather the infor- mation and put together the details for a reunion, but it is always a lot of fun for those attending. Didja Know the Superbowl is over for another year, and it won't be long before baseball starts up for a new season? It. seems like January went by so fast that we know it can't be long before spring. A1 Jones was in last week looking for potting soil-wanted to get an early start with his tomato seeds! He always has a wonder- ful garden and some of the best lome-grown tomatoes around! Didja Know our friends, Chris and Eldon Harris returned from a winter vaca- tion at Padre Island? They had a very nice time and when they found the temperature in Bourbon at near zero they wondered why they hadn't stayed a little longer. Didja Know the ice and snow really slowed things down last week--the biggest sales were in Ice Melt and snow shovels! Shoppers were really stocking up on Friday evening at the grocery store--don't know if it was because they were predict- ing another ice storm or they were just getting ready for Superbowl parties. Didja Know we offer sincere sympathy to Dorothy Hopwood and her family in the sudden loss of her husband, Fred last Sunday? Fred was a true friend and one of the first people our family met when we moved to this area. My dad and brother were walking out near Argo and Fred stopped to give them a ride and went out of his way to take them home. They never forgot his kindness. USDA staff honored with certificates The staff at the USDA, Rural Development Rolla Office was rece.ntly awarded Certificates of Excellence for outstanding accomplishments in processing USDA Direct and Guaranteed Rural Housing loans and for providing assis- tance pertaining to all USDA Rural Development Programs in a four county area. Pictured, left to right, are Kay Worley and Mary Dunkus, both Community Development Technicians, and Mary Lou Richard, Community Development Manager. The Rolla Local Office serv- ices the counties' of Phelps, Pulaski, Crawford, and Maries and are responsible for the fol- lowing accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2003: 504 Home Repair Loan and Grants, including Disasters, equaling $70,045 502 Direct and Participation Housing Loans Kay Worley and Mary Dunkus, both Community Development Technicians, and Mary Lou Richard, Community Development Manager. totaling $1,088,680 502 Guaranteed Housing Loans for a total of $1,193,300 Community and Business Programs in the amount of $3,824,500 Information on all Rural Development Programs is available by contacting the Rolla Office at 573-364-2088 (4) or 800-364-8732 (4) or by visit- ing the office located at 1050 Hwy 72 in Rolla. Do you have an idea for a feature for theCuba Free Press? Let us " know! Buckle Up! Cuba Free Press, PO Box 568, Cuba, MO 65453 or email / w Methodist Moments '/our Little Prayer Roeld' Here's something to do.on a cold dreary day. It just might make you a better person and help make the world a better place. Go outside and gather up a few little rocks or pebbles about two inches in diameter. Place each one in the middle of an eight inch square piece of cloth. Tie a pretty ribbon to hold the rock in place. Copy this clever poem and give it with the rock to a sick or lonely friend. It's bound to bring a smile. Be sure to keep one for yourself....and use it! I'm your little "Prayer Rock" and this is what I'll do...Just put me on your pillow until the day is through. Then turn back the covers, and climb into bed. Whack! Your little "Prayer Rock" will hit you on the head. Now you will remember what you're supposed to do...Kneel and say your prayers just like you meant to do. After you are finished, just dump me on the floor. I'll stay there through the night to give you help once more. When you arise next morn- ing, Clunk! I'll stub your toe, so you'll remember, not forget, morning prayers before you go! Place me back upon your pil- low when your bed is made. This clever little "Prayer Rock" will continue in your aid. Because the Heavenly Creator cares and loves He wants you to talk to Him, you know. unknown Sometimes we need remembering to do the we should. That's to be part of a faith and attend the your choice on a regular We invite you into the gregation of the First Methodist Church of with Sunday school for all! at 9:30am and Worship at 10:30 am. It just might you a better person and make the world a better If you have special needs, contact Rev. Blank-Ewell at 732-5686. Support from community allows Thrift Shop to continue into fifth year and the Bourbon schools also have food which boost our canned goods stock. This year the Ministerial Alliance, helping the needy with electric, medicine, rent, and other necessities, supplying counseling services for those problems are too overwhelming for them t 0i with. The Bourbon Ecumenical Corporation is a non-profit organization runs the Thrift Shop on Pine Street in Please continue your support by clothing and discarded knick-knacks so may continue to be successful. We will gladly issue tax identification bers to those who donate. And, remember have not visited our shop, come in, you Now in its fifthyear, the Bourbon Christian Thrift Shop and its 36 volunteers had a lot of support from the community. This year the shop donated $22,500 to the Bourbon Ministerial Alliance, $2,000 to LAMB, $2,000 to the Living Waters Ministry for the English program, "$3,500 to Cherish the Treasure, $500 to the Missouri Ozark Community Action Group, $500 to Brandi Ivie, for her music trip, and $102 to the Bourbon Public Library for books. The Bourbon Ministerial Alliance finances the Bourbon Food Pantry which serves between 8( and 100 families each month. The Pantry is staffed by six churches who take a month each to volunteer. The Town and Country Supermarket deserves many thanks for donating food and surprised at the bargains that youcan delivery services each week. We are open six days a week, from 9 The Boy Scouts bring in over 3,000 food items until 4 p.m., and most, items are 25, to supplement the Thanksgiving and Christmas cents, and $1. Isn't it amazing the baskets, the Girl Scouts donate personal items, items that we sold last year to net over Concordia Lutheran Church News w Members of Concordia con- tinue to pray for members, Nate Sonderegger, Jerry Hollingshead and Kathy Garner as well as for friends and relatives, Tom Butler, Frank Jansen, Mike Voigt, Bud Mueller, Debbie Galler, Iva Roskilly, Bonnie Mercer and Tiffany Thomas. All are in need of the Lord's healing hand and we pray they will be touched by his love. We also offer prayers for the families of Martin Hartung and Fred Hopwood. May the Lord comfort them in their sorrow. We also continually pray for our men and women in the armed forces, especially for Sam Bittle, Nathan Schoenbeck, Steve Stricklin and Chris Hemmeigam who are in Iraq; Ken Crane in Kuwait; Ryan Sparks in Korea and Marc Openlander and the Gold Team. Sunday at the 10:30 service five new members were wel- comed into our church family. Those baptized were David Kline, David Treis and Aidan Kline. The adults confirmed were David and Tereva Kline and Jenny Openlander. Thank the Lord for the blessing of these new members. Life Counsel Ministry is a non profit organization, provid- ing counseling on a donation scale to members and non- members alike. Rev. Dr. Dan Kriefall offers counseling at Concordia on Thursdays. To schedule an appointment call him at 636- 271-8346. 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The new members who will be honored at the 11:30 meal are Jill Bruning, Rick Holec, David and Tareva Kline and sons, David and Aidan, Jenny Openlander, Bill and Lois Seal, John Thacker, Monty and Linda Wright. The regular voters meeting will be held at 12:30 all voting mem- bers are especially urged to come. The men of the congregation are looking forward to Men's Fellowship and on February 9 at 6. All and over are welcome for steak dinner and group sion. Pastor will be out of from February 12-17, will be held by (our former Vicar) Meyer. Women's Bible held on Thursday 6:30 at Rev. Schaefer's at 123 Maple Lane in th division near the high The Elders will Thursday evening at the fellowship hall. Invite a friend and worship with us. ings with regular and contemporary 10:30. POSTAL JOB INFO FOR SALE? : : CAUTION, "r " 1 ' You NEVER have to pay for inform'don about federal or postaJ jobs. ff you see a job 'guarantee', contact the FTC. 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