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Bourbon m Leasburg Cuba Free Press - June 17,002,04 00age 2B " m Mayor Mary's Minutes By Mary Heywood Our community was saddened by the tragic death of one of our local business owners, Clyde Alexander. There will be a benefit yard sale for his family on June 26, in the downtown parking lot across from the police station. Many resi- dent are donating items to be sold and there will be a raffle with several items, including three quilts. Paula, at Stimco, has all of the details. The city council had a special meeting last week to appoint Timon SanSouci as the new alderman for Ward 2. Immediately following the meeting, the Council held the first of two hear- ings on the budget for next year. The budget" looks pretty much like last year. We have no major financial crisis looming. We are able to pay our bills with a little left over for improve- ments. Never as much as we'd like, but we just have to be patient on some of these big projects. The council voted to seek bids for starting on Pine Street. The street has to be taken all the way down to dirt and the bed remade, before it can be re-paved. We had hoped to do it all at one time, but it looks like the money won't stretch that far. We are going to start with the section from College Street to Old Highway 66, since it is in the worst shape. Then finish the rest of it next year, hopefully. The city will finish the remaining sidewalks this year, and we have one more valve to install under thestreet. At the Meramec Regional Planning Commission meeting last week we welcomed Franky-Todd as the new At-large Commissioner on Aging. The Commission is made up of all chief elected officials of the seven county region, plus several at-large commissioners with expertise in certain areas. It gives the commis- sion resources for a good grasp of the issues fac- ing all the groups of citizens in our region. And Franky, as we know, is well versed in issues involving senior citizens. MRPC also received a compliment from the head of the state department of intergovern- mental relations who gave a presentation at our meeting. He said we were considered the third top regional planning commission in the state, right after the ones in St. Louis and Kansas City. We have an excellent staff working for us; and the cities and counties jn our region are all very focused on working together to deal with problems and foster economic growth on a regional basis. It speaks well for the future of our region. w Didja Know By Alice Brerner Didja Know Barbara DelaTorre was very happy to have her "old college friend" Mary Burns from Quincy, Illinois visiting with her last weekend? They really enjoyed talking over old times and Mary was happy to spend some time with Barbara's sons, John and Marry and their families, also. Didja Know the annual Friesenhan Reunion was held on Saturday, June 127 Mr. and Mm. Leo Friesenhan had seven daughters, and each year, their twin daughters, Marge Killian and Marie Davis invite all the family members to their homes for the reunion. The twins live side-by-side and there is plenty of room in their large yards for everyone. Out of state guests were Pete and Shirley Crane from Arizona and Gordon and Virginia Summers from Texas. The ladies are daughters of the late Herman and Helen Friesenhan Merkel. Everyone had a wonderful time. Didja Know, speaking of reunions, the Edgar and Grace Coffman family reunion was also held last week? Family members began arriving from far and near on Tuesday for a "camp out" on the river, and everyone was happy to be together, meet new family members and hold the new babies born since.last year. Didja Know we want to wish a "Happy Father's Day" to all of the dad!s reading our column this week? Our dad's birthday w.as on June 17, and every few years he. celebrated his "two big days" on the same day. Looking back over the year's we remember many happy summer "birthday" celebra- tions as his was June, my brother, Alfred's is July and my sister, Dorothea's was in August. Big treats were root beer floats or ice-cold water- melon! Didja Know the senior citi- zens of Bourbon enjoyed karaoke with Howard Senters on June 15th? They are looking forwa#d to music by Stanley ORNeal and Kathy Summers on the 25th. All area seniors and always welcome to join in the fun and delicious noon meals.at the Bourbon Area Community Center. Didja Know Mrs. Gwen Summers was happy to have a visit from her son and family Rudy and Donna Muzzaretli and sons, Marc and Mike who live near San Antonio, Texas? While in Missouri, they also visited friends in St. Louis. They visited Rudy's sister, Donna McDowell here in Bourbon on Saturday. They all returned to Gwen's for a barbe- cue in the evening, celebrating "Mother's Day" a little late, but very enjoyable. Didja Knt)w our family is rejoicing because our newest addition, great granddaughter Hannah Catherine-Alice Thacker was released from Children's Hospital where she has been since birth on May 18? She is doing, fine now, and everyone is very thankful for all the prayers that helped to bi'ing her home. , IL_ Concordia Lutheran Church News Members of Concordia Lutheran Church enjoyed special songs by the Adult Choir on Sunday at the morning worship service. The Sunday Sch)ol children will be joining the Adult Bible Class in studying "A Journey of Missions" for the summer months of June, July and August. This follows the Missouri Synod- wide "Ablaze" initiative to increase mission work throughout the world. Prayers continue for cancer patients, for those recovering from surgery, Eunice Rohlfing,Tina Weber, Muriel Storie, Jill White, Lester Wissmann and Norma Straub. We also continue to pray for our two premature babies, Logan Wegesheide and Hannah Thacker: A prayer of thanksgiving was raised as Hannah was able to come home on Friday with her parents and brother, John, Athena and Collin. We also pray for the Lord to comfort the families .of Clyde Alexander and Gladyne Ellison. The LWML Shining Stars will have their June meeting on Tuesday evening, June 22 in the church office at 7:30. All ladies are welcome to join the missionary league. Parish Nurse Karen Rohrer planned an infor- mational health fair on the church lawn Sunday morning foilowing the 9 o'clock worship service. She has literature on many health topics and answers to many questions. The Contemporary Sing A New Song group is changing their meeting time from Saturday night to Sunday evenings at 6 beginning on June 27. No meeting will be held on July 4. They enjoy about a half hour of singing and a half hour of Bible Study, blended with fellowship and refreshments. Thrvent policyholders enjoyed a picnic togeth- er With other members of the Meramec Chapter on Sunday afternoon at St. James Park in St. James. The Concordia men enjoyed their regular monthly Monday evening meeting with Mike Ellison conducting the program. We cordially welcome'you to join with us in the worship of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. You will find a warm and friendly greeting at every worship service and every Bible Class and group meeting. Bourbon student to perform during European tour The Missouri Ambassadors of Music will represent Missouri in a 16-day tour of seven European countries June 15- 30. The Missouri Ambassadors, a highly select concert band, choir, string orchestra and jazz band, also toured Europe in 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000 and 2002. Students were selected on the basis of recommendations from their high school music teachers. This year's group will include 200 performers as well as 26 state band and choir directors who will serve as instructors and chaperons. The /eour itinerary will include concerts and sightsee- ings in London, Paris, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein and Italy. The bands and choir will spend three days rehearsing on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Serving as tour music direc- tor and conductor of the concert band is Dr. Robert Gifford, Southeast Missouri State University professor emeritus of music. Ron Atteberry,,direc- tor of choral activities at Lebanon High School, will con- duct the choir. Valerie Bell, director of orchestras at Park Hill South High School in Kansas City is conducting the string orchestra. Robert Altman, director of bands at Hazelwood Central High School, will lead the jazz band. Joseph Pappas, an alumnus of Southeast, will serve as guest composer/conductor. The con- cert band will premiere a new work by Pappas entitled "Lewis and Clark 1804." Brandi Ivie, Bourbon High School is one of the students participating. Bosse presented with Sii er Beaver On Monday, May 24, Darrel Bosse, of Bourbon, was pre- sented the Silver Beaver Award at the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scout of America annual dinner, held at the Renaissance Hotel in St: Louis. The Silver Beaver Award is the highest award a local coun- cil can present to an adult vol- unteer of the Boy Scouts of America. The award is presented to those volunteers who have made outstanding contribu- tions to the scouting program and to 'their local community. Nominations are recommended by the local council and approved by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America. The Greater St. Louis Area Council presented its first Silver Beaver Awards in January of 1932. In all those years, Bosse is just the third Bourbon area scouter to receive this award. For the past 15 years, he has served the youth and scouts of the Bourbon community. He .joined scouting in 1988 as a Tiger Cub parent for his son, Ryan. He has served as Webelos leader, Cub Master, Assistant Scout Master and currently Scout Master of Troop 429, chartered to the Bourbon Boosters Club. Bosse is also a district com- mittee member-at-large and WEt Darrel Bosse was presented with the Silver Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scout of American dinner held May 24 in St. Louis. has served in several positions at the district level, including Camp Master of the Spring Camporee in 1997 at Tea Lakes. Bosse has also helped with the planning of four district hikes and two klondike der- bies. He has received the District Award of Merit and the Scouter Training Award. He is a mem- ber of the Order of the Arrow and has taken leader training at the Philmont Training Center at Cimarron, New Mexico. Besides his numerous con- tributions to scouting, hhs also been active with Bourbon ball league, Bourbon Booster Club and St. Francis Catholic Parish. In 1996 Bosse received Bourbon "Citizen of the award for hi work with youth of the community. He was presented his Beaver Award by Sanford McDonnell, past president the Greater St. Louis Council B.S.A. The narrator for the Silv, Beaver Awards was R( Jacober, Sportcaster for Radio. Bourbon Summer School Menus Breakfast June 21-25 Monday-Assorted cereal, toast, fruit juice, milk-variety. Tuesday-Assorted cereal, toast, fruit juice, milk-variety. Wednesday-Assorted cereal, toast, fruit juice, milk-variety. Thursday-Assorted cereal, toast, fruit juice, milk-variety. Friday-Assorted cereal, . toast, fruit juice, milk-variety. Lunch. Monday-BBQ Ham on bun, new Irish potatoes, vanilla pudding, milk-variety. Tuesday-Corn dog, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, raisin oatmeal cookie. Wednesday-Hamburger bun, cheese fries, frozen juice cup, milk-variety. Thursday-Chicken and sadillas, sweet corn, milk-variety. Friday-Fiestada pizza, tuce.salad, fresh grapes, variety. IF'or all your printing needs Business forms Personal printing Handbills Brochures Business cards Receipts Monthly newsletters Wedding invitations Cuba Free Press -- 5'73-885-7460 MI'SSOURI BAPTIST HOSPITAL-SULLIVAN Physician Sl)00)tlight Dr. Felipe Eljaiek For a referral to For Felipe Eljaiek, MD, internal medicine, freedom and family would provide the opportunity and encouragement he needed to become a physician. At the age of 11, he le{t the island of Cuba with his family in search of freedom. In Miami his grandmother, a science professor, tutored him as he fulfilled her wish for him by becoming an engineer. His father, who was a physician, made a bet with" Felipe, agreeing to pay all his tuition if he was accepted into medical school the first year he applied. 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