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I L I II Bourbon Cuba Free Press i '!Un ........... Leasburg May 2003 - page 2B Mock accident held Sandy Mor|ce photo A mock vehicle extrication was held on Thursday, May 22, in the Town & Country Plaza park- ing lot. The Bourbon Fire Department, North County Ambulance Service and Bourbon Department of Public Safety all took part in the event as part of EMS week. Methodist Moments ,, "The Butterfly" A man found a cocoon of a i%utterfly. One day a small iopening appeared, so he sat :,.and watched the butterfly for 2severai hours as it struggled to force its body through that lit- i tie hole. It seemed to stop mak- :ing any progress and appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could, and could go no further. So the man decided to help :the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the i'emaining bit of the cocoon. he butterfly then emerged easily, but it had a swollen body and small, shriveled wings. The man continued to watch the butterfly because he xpected that, at any moment, .he wings would enlarge and xpand to be able to support ':e body, which would hopeful- ly become smaller and more normal looking. Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shriveled wings. It never was able to fly. 1 What the man, in his kind- ness and haste, did not under- stand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get through the tiny opening were God's way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it achieved its freedom from the cocoon. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. If God allowed us to go through our lives without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have been. We could never fly! So next time things don't go smoothly as planned and you feel you are being restricted, perhaps it's God's way of help- ing you grow toward being that beautiful butterfly you want to be someday! A butterfly is the symbol of resurrected life, eter- nal life. Not only people struggle to make progress, but businesses and churches do too. As they say, "Rome wasn't built in a day." The First United Methodist Church of Bourbon was started 125 years ago. We are now celebrating the many struggles and achieve- ments it took through the years to become and remain a stable part of the community. We invite you to share our faith, love, and joy as we travel down memory lane and celebrate with special events. A new pictorial directory is planned for members and friends of the church. A photog- rapher is scheduled for June 3 and 4 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. Please call to make an appoint- ment if you have not already done so. We need a photo and your current address to be in our directory. Hope to see you soon. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and Worship Serive at 10:30 a.m. And, plan to come Saturday June 14 at 7 p.m. for "In Harmony," a free concert being performed by a youth group on tour from Springfield, Missouri. Concordia Lutheran Church News Members of Concordia Lutheran Church were happy Sunday morning to welcome infant Aaron Steven Thomas Boyer into the Lord's Kingdom and a member of our Concordia Church family through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Baby Aaron is the son of Matthew and Jodie Boyer. His sponsors are his two aunts, Jamie Rose and Stephanie Schuette. Concordia grandparents are Steve and Cheri Schuette. Special prayers were for our members Alice Peterson, Arnold Mertz, Ray Woehrmann, Lester Wissmann and Richard Clemens. We also pray for blessings on our High School grad- Oates, Betsy Bouckaert, Jeremy Diekmann, Brandon Eye, Craig Fieser, Shawna McClay, Tracy Mueller, Ashley Roedemeier and Stephanie Schuette. Blessings also on our eighth grade grads, Jesse England, John Klocke, 1 Nick Mertz, Asha Peterson, Isis Riesen, Jenna Robertson, Julie Shockley, and Becky Whitson. Next Sunday, June 1 there will be a special door offering for Concordia Seminary. Each Missouri Synod congregation will be contribut- ing. Please be generous. Two invitations were received by the congre- gation from the Aaron Kotila family. One for the graduation of their daughter, Erica, from Sullivan High School on May 30, at 8 p.m. and the other for her wedding to Courtney West on Saturday, June 7 at St. Matthew Lutheran in Sullivan at 3 p.m. If you do not have a church home, we could welcome the opportunity to help you become a part of the Concordia Church family. Pastor Matthew Schaefer may be reached at the church office 573-732-4477. Leasburg Historical Society News -Ilfl By Carolyn Stichnote : The Leasburg Historical Society met May 17 at Ike's Place in Leasburg. i :Plans were made for our annual car show to be held July 19. For those of you who will like to bring a car, you may contact Helen Wright at 573- 245-9680 evenings only. We will be having vendors at the car show, so if you are interested contact Carolyn Stichnote at 573-775-5579 or Helen Wright. We are now registering new members and if you are inter- ested in joining our organiza- tion, please contact any board member. Help us preserve the history of Leasburg and all the sur- rounding areas. Members of the UMR Concrete Canoe team placed second during competition in Kansas. UMR places second in annual "concrete canoe" Students from the University of Missouri-Rolla recently showed their engi- neering skills designing, con- structing and racing a concrete canoe, placing second overall in the Mid-Continent Concrete Canoe competition in Manhattan, Kan., the site of this year's regional Concrete Canoe Competition. The second place finish was the best in team history. The competition was held April 23- 26. In addition to the team's accomplishment, team mem- bers Kris Wolfe of Linn, Mo., and Ron Declue of Bourbon, Mo., placed first in the men's distance race. The team placed second in the faculty race, co-ed race, team spirit and in oral presen- tation. They placed third in design paper, men's and women's sprint competitions, and in the final product judg- ing of the canoe. The University of Oklahoma fin- ished first in the overall compe- tition. The race is an annual event sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers and Master Builders. The team competed with schools from Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Arkansas, and were not only judged on and endurance races, but on a technical report and presentation. Jon Ballmann of Mo., served as this year's t project manager and Dr. J. Myers, assistant civil, architectural and ronmental en UMR, is the advisor for Concrete Canoe Team. UMR's Concrete Canoe t members include: Ron of Bourbon, a senior in engineering, and Steve Cuba, a senior in civil neering. Bourbon Seventh-Day Adventist holds Commencement ceremonies ISIS RIESEN AND MICAH BUSSE The Bourbon Seventh-Day Adventist School commence- ment was held May 15 at 7 p.m. in the Bourbon Church. The class of 2003 had two graduates, Micah Busse and Isis Riesen. Micah is the daughter of Melvin and Dianna Busse of Anaconda. Isis is the daughter of Sled and the late Irene Riesen. Isis lives with her grandmother, Charlotte Hunter in Stanton. Their motto was Always Upward, their aim was Aim High and God will take us higher. Their colors were bur- gundy, navy and jade. The commencement address was given by Pastor Andrew Jasper. Flock of pink flamingos spotted in The residents of Bourbon and surrounding communities are advised to watch their lawns for migrating pink flamingos. The flamingos were first spotted in the yard of Chuch and Barbara Homer on Park Street. The Bourbon Seventh-Day Adventist School is sponsoring this flamingo flocking fundrais- er. These festively attired birds usually arrive under the shield of darkness while the unsus- pecting residents are sleeping. The birds will migrate from yard to yard based on referrals from friends or family, and will be removed for a small fee. Proceeds will go toward gen- eral operating expenses and special projects for the Bourbon Seventh Day Adventist School. Barbara and Chuck Homer stand among a flock of that were placed in their yard as part of a fundraiser for Bourbon Seventh-Day Adventist School. 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