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June 21, 2013

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Attention: The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be in Adrian on Wednesday, July 10th starting at 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call Cindy and Alan Cox at 507-483-2794 or at their office at 507-483-2218. The location is at the Adrian High School. Thank you! This is an early reminder! Schedule your appointment before or after your golf time!

Kay Cox and her niece Pat Ahlberg, of Worthington, were among the hundreds who attended the June 1, 2013 Cancer Survivors Reception held at the American Reformed Church in Worthington. Each survivor received a purple T-Shirt, a survivor pin and had their hand painted on a large sheet to be hung on the wall every year. The meal was served family style at round tables. Pork furnished by JBS in Worthington and prepared by V& M Locker in Leota was delicious along with scalloped potatoes, rolls, cabbage salad, lemonade and coffee and beautiful colorful cupcakes. All the help was volunteered. Kim Lambert, Co-Chair Relay for Life of Nobles County, gave the welcome and will be at the Fairgrounds on Friday, June 21st for the Annual Relay for Life events which will have the survivors walk, luminarias, butterfly release and program! We are making headlines in slowing the terrible disease of cancer! In 2012 the United States celebrated a 20% decline in cancer death rates! It will be a great evening.

Thursday morning “Coffee Sippers” were happy to welcome “Lorry” Bullerman back at the Subway even though he walks a little “gingerly”.

Glad to announce that good friend Norbert Mormann is now a resident of the Adrian Assisted Living Facility! Welcome to Adrian Norbert!

See that corn grow? A few more days will make it knee high by the 4th of July.

Beautiful picture of Mary Scheidt in last week’s Review. Mary is now retired after years of teaching, subbing, drivers training, etc. at our schools. Mary has touched the lives of hundreds - no thousands of our young people and their families! Mary always has a smile for everyone! Thank you Mary Scheidt for being one of the best!

A lovely bridal shower for Miss Jennifer Recker took place Saturday morning June 15th at the Upper (Grove) Park in Adrian. What a beautiful setting with lush grass, lovely trees and lots of playground equipment for the little ones. Most of the guests had arrived when it started to rain, then pour! But everyone took it in stride and feasted on delicious hot egg bakes and muffins, coffee cake and lots of hot coffee and punch. The bride was radiant in a little black dress and was so happy with all her lovely gifts. Jennifer is the bride-to-be of Andrew Echternaen. Her chosen colors are grey and purple.

This writer is always so thrilled and interested in reading about the “on-going” articles in the Argus Leader about the young black man, David Jal who is a probation officer in Sioux Falls. David is adamant about building a school in his native African Village in east South Sudan. Last week (6-14-13) the Argus Leader stated that David’s dream took a big leap forward thanks to a generous donation of $165,000 from an anonymous person, who will match the gift! David already has $75,000 in the bank and he and the board of directors will be scrambling to meet the November deadline. With that money they will be able to order the walls for the school. They already have dug a well for good water for the villages in south Sudan. they also bought modern grain grinders for the villages! What a beautiful dream that has become a reality. David is only 39 and is very well liked and admired by the people in South Dakota who are working hard to raise more money. David was one of the “Lost Boys of Africa.” He and fellow Africans are determined to help boys and girls get an education. If you feel like helping this great cause you an make a donation to: Khor Wakow, School Project, Box 295, Sioux Falls, SD 57101-0295. David and his board of directors work with the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota and Catholic publishing venture Mary’s Project in Sioux Falls. God Bless you and thank you.

Celine Klein accompanied her daughter Shirley Top to Cold Springs, Minnesota on Wednesday, June 12th to attend the visitation and funeral service for her brother John M. Scheffler. The funeral was Thursday, June 13th at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Springs. John was 91 years old. Other family members attending from this area were: Connie Hesse of Jackson, MN; Andy Scheffler, Lismore; Laura Ailts, Worthington, Jim and Toddy Voss and family, Adrian, Heinretta Bullerman, Adrian, and Rita Scheffler and family, Worthington. John served his country in the Navy for four years. Blessed be the memory of John Scheffler.

Celine Klein and Kay Cox were among the huge crowd attending the 60th wedding anniversary of the well known and respected Bill and Jean Deutsch in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ellsworth. Bill and Jean are the parents of ten children and I don’t know how many grandchildren and great grandchildren! The open house was held in the church parlor using the colors of white and lavender which were their wedding colors! All ten children were present with hundreds of friends and relatives from Minnesota, South Dakota, and Iowa. It was such a lovely and fun reception and Bill and Jean were so happy to see everyone. They both have been deeply involved with their church and also with the town of Ellsworth. May they have many more happy and blessed years ahead of them. Congratulations Jean and Bill Deutsch!

Rona Vaselaar, daughter of Eric and Meredith is in Beijing, China, this summer, studying Chinese at the University of International Business and Economics! What a great opportunity for this lovely young lady who is a student at Notre Dame University. I hope she will be able to speak of her experiences in Adrian in the future.

Congratulations to Jordin Kopplow, daughter of Dawn and Jeff, who was a 6th place medalist at the 2013 Minnesota State Track Meet!

Our little town of Lismore is sponsoring two upcoming events, which will be entertaining for the whole area! First will be a fundraiser for “Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate” on June 22nd at 1:00 p.m. for Motorcycle and Hot Ride. The ride starts at the Lismore Bar & Grill with registration beginning at noon.

On July 4th Lismore will hold “An Old School Shindig”. Gloria Jean is staring in this fun day. Anyone 90 + years old and WWII Veterans have free admission. Get your tickets at Lismore Bar, Big Orv’s, Adrian State Bank, State Bank of Lismore, and Adrian Hardware. They will have a big tent under the water tower! What a day for Lismore! Remember June 22nd and July 4th.

Adrian Baseball landed six on the All Conference/ Honorable Mention Team. These young men are: Nick Reyne, Logan Rogers, Jordan Bertrand, Jordan Dingmann, Jacob Dickmann-Bullerman and Nate Loosbrock! It was great to read that Nate Loosbrock broke the old record of 11 years of service to the Adrian Baseball Program. Nate has given 14 years of service to baseball! That is dedication and congratulations Nate. We are all proud of Nate and the whole team.

Barb Verhey, her mother Evelyn Feit and her aunt Barb Nelson all of Luverne and Kay Cox, Adrian attended the wake service for Evelyn (Gilfoy) Lewis, age 90, at Jasper, last Sunday evening. Evelyn and Jim had five children and three grandchildren. Former Adrianite priest Monsignor Gerald Kosse conducted the wake services in the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. Representing the Lewis family by their presence were Cyril “Sonny” and Pat (Lewis) Henning of Adrian. Funeral services for Evelyn were Monday in Jasper. If Jim Lewis was Mr. Democrat Evelyn could be called Mrs. Democrat! Blessed be the memory of well loved Evelyn Lewis.

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