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April 5, 2013

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Our sympathy to the family and many friends of Edgar Biggard whose funeral was Thursday, March 28th at the Living Rock Church in Luverne. Ed’s only child is Jill Spieker of Kenneth, MN. Ed served our country during World War II in the U.S. Navy. Ed is survived by Jill and Bill Spieker of Kenneth, MN, and two granddaughters Mikaela and Courtney and five step grandchildren, Gretchen, Bridget, Garrett, Mandy and Dusty. Ed died at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Ed was a charter member of the Living Rock Church in Luverne. Ed was lovingly cared for by his daughter Jill and Bill Spieker. Blessed be the memory of Ed Biggard, who is now at home with his Lord.

Pinochle scores the week of March 21st were: 1st - Dolly Peters and John Palaschak - 2nd - Mike Metz and Ron Van Horsen - 3rd - Bev Metz and Sue Egan. Big Orv reports that they missed Marilyn Bergman due to surgery. Best Wishes Marilyn!

Scores for Thursday, March 28th were: 1st - “Cannon” Mueller and Mike Schettler - 2nd - Bev Metz and Sue Egan - 3rd - Mike Metz and Ron Van Horsen

Big Orv was grateful that he could send some of his players over to the Archery Club as he ran out of tables! We were happy that Marilyn Bergman was back playing!

Adrian Coop Oil Company held their annual meeting on Thursday, March 26th at the Countryside Inn. Chairman of the Board Vern Suedkamp opened the meeting with a welcome to all attending. An Auditor from the firm of Gerber and Haugen then explained the report which everyone received. Mark Knips and Colt Bullerman were re-elected to the Co-op board. Manager Brad Bullerman then gave a short message and he thanked the directors, the employees from the office, shop and fuel and also the C-Store employees. It was good to hear Brad tell the patrons that he loved his job and really appreciated all the workers. After a delicious pork loin lunch there was lots of visiting and all left with their dividend checks!

Thanks to Bruce Heitkamp and Willy Nath for taking such good care of the Tenn. Ave. renters and the apartments. Also thanks to Willis Homan and Rose for clearing the little snow we received last winter!

Father Andy Beerman spoke about the Shroud of Turin on Good Friday, March 29th in the church parlor. It was such an amazing and fascinating presentation showing two life size photographs of our precious Lord’s imprinted body. The original is kept safely in a controlled (temperature moisture) and guarded chapel in Turin, Italy. Father Beerman answered many questions. If you are invited to another viewing, please go as you can actually see the blood, nail holder and hands of our Lord who willingly gave up His life for us. Thank God for His Resurrection!

If anyone is interested in our Bible Study, meet briefly on Sunday, April 7th in the church basement after the 10:00 Mass. Peg and John Faber will be handing out materials for part 3. You need not to have been to the other lessons to join. All are welcome!

Easter guests in the Dean & Cindy Bullerman home were all South Dakotans. They included Seth Bullerman & Cami Mathison, Bradi Jorgensen & Jon Lane, and Jim, Kari, Austin & Dylan Ryan all of Sioux Falls; Levi Sr., Alarie Greder & Levi Bullerman Jr. of Aberdeen; Matt & Kelli Steffes of Tea; John & Vicki Story and Buzz Jorgensen of Dell Rapids. Four furry friends Walter Bullerman, Maxwell & Cara Mathison, and Remi Steffes kept little Levi entertained with their barking and variety of behaviors! It was a fun day.

Wayne and Sharon Jones had a fun filled Easter with Darin, Kris, Hanna, Kailey, Jennifer, Darren, Joshua, and Ella who came home for Easter. They all also celebrated Grandma Rosella Dammer’s, (Sharon’s mom, 80th birthday) with her and family.

It isn’t often you read an obituary in the paper and in the same paper (Globe - March 30) read a long article about the same man, Bill Sauer and how he will be remembered! Our sympathy to the family of this well known and respected man from Murray County. Mr. Sauer was a County Commissioner for Murray County and was a fair man with a quick smile and worked hard solving problems as a Commissioner including Lake Shetek sewage system and the Murray County Medical Center and lots of work with the County Fair and tractor shows. Bill Sauer died on March 25th and his funeral was Tuesday, April 2nd at St. Gabriels Catholic Church in Fulda at 10:30 a.m. Bill is survived by three sons, Bruce and Barbara of Albert Lea, Barry and Karry of Lismore, and Tom and Pat of Ames, Iowa, and nine grandchildren. Four of his grandchildren are the well known Sauer sisters, Anna, Alissa, Megan and Morgan daughters of Barry and Kerry, Lismore. Blessed be the memory of Bill Sauer who lived his motto “Words never spoken are never eaten”! A good man has gone to meet his Savior.

The Women of Today sponsored the Easter Bunny who hopped into Adrian, March 30th and visited lots of children at the Adrian Archery Club. It was a warm sunny day and all the children got a bag of candy and treats and played games. Thanks gals of Women of Today!

Don’t forget to go to the St. Kilian Spring dinner on Sunday, April 7th starting at 11:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. They have good food and really friendly good service! Their carrots are special!

I want to invite all our churches to feel free to call, write or let me know if you have something special to be put in the Review. I don’t always know what other churches are doing, but I do know and attended many Holy Week activities at St. Adrian. Vespers were held every Thursday with soup and sandwich supper and Stations of the Cross during the months of February and March. On Holy Week Thursday there was Mass and Adoration for four hours. Good Friday was somber and prayful with many taking part as Father Beerman carried a large wooden Cross to the front of church and all in church went forward to bow or genuflect. The music was geared to the activity of the day. Holy Saturday was the Easter Vigil Mass at 8:00 p.m. The church was darkened and all joined the procession starting outside the church as a fire was blessed and all carried small candles back into the church and the Easter candle was lit. Four readings were read and beautiful music was sung by various people. Nine candidates were received into the faith. All candles were relit at this time. The outstanding young couple choir had glorious music and the Mass was prayed by Father Beerman amid many Amens and Alleluias. It was truly a magnificent and holy evening as we praised God for his Son who gave His life for us.

On March 23rd, Etta Schroeder and daughter Renee’ traveled to Newton, Kansas, for a wedding reception for one of their cousins. The reception was held at the beautiful Grace Winery. On Sunday they were treated to a tour of the Kansas Salt Museum, located at Hutchinson, KS. This tour took the visitor 650 feet below street level. This part of the mine is no longer used for mining used for storing artifacts. Companies such as the Hollywood movie producers use to store their movie reels such as Gone With The Wind and Superman. The temperature is always around 70 degrees and the mositure is around 40 percent. It is all very clean and they use electric powered carts to transport the visitors in. This salt is mined and used for use on the Highway for winter all over the U.S. This vain of salt runs into Texas and out to Utah. It was discovered by a gentleman who was drilling for oil.

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