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Dixie Terry – News From Here & There: Sep. 26

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Posted September 26, 2012 by Dixie Terry in Community
Fall arrived right on schedule, and with typical cool temperatures, making for good sleeping and comfortable days for getting out and about.
Come out to a Fazoli’s spaghetti dinner this Friday, September 28, 4-8pm, at the commons area of Vienna High School.  This will be a benefit for Kelly Bryant-Groner, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma this summer.  Tickets are $8 in advance, or $10 at the door.  Call 618-697-2152 or pick up tickets at any of the three Southern Trust Bank locations.  There will be vendors, a silent auction, and a menu of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert, and drink.  To be a vendor, call Jennifer at 697-2152.  Kelly is a Buncombe resident, with her husband, Tommy, and daughter, Paige.
Coming up on Sunday, October 7, will be the annual reunion of Meneese School, at Ferne Clyffe State Park.  All alumni of this Williamson County country school are urged to attend the potluck lunch and visiting session at noon.  Signs will be posted in the park.
A large crowd attended the chili supper out at the Eagle Point Bay Association Building on Saturday evening, sponsored by the EPB Ladies Group.  Our daughter, Susanne, visiting from Florida, was my guest and we sat with good company.  The chili, an assortment of desserts, and the hospitality was outstanding.
Congrats to Dean and Kathy Harper who have recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary!
On September 17, the Tunnel Hill Unit of Home and Community Education (HCE), along with members of the Ozark Unit as guests, met at the Webbtown home of Diane Leslie, for their monthly meeting.  The program on Autism Awareness was provided by a health professional, of Herrin.  The hostess served an array of delicious refreshments, following a business meeting by each unit.
The Johnson County Women’s Club will meet on Friday, October 5 at l:30pm at the rural Vienna home of Irene Webb.  The speaker will be Mickey Finch of Anna, who will give a book review on “Balancing Your Life”.  Any county woman is welcome to join this group by calling president, Faye Mize at 618-695-2430.,
The Goreville Woman’s Club will meet on Tuesday, October 9, at l:30pm at the home of Sylvia Kerley, with a program on American History Trivia.  Local women are welcome to join this social club by calling president, Ann Stachowiak at 658-8419.
The Southern Illinois Junk Bunch gathered at Teapot Cottage for lunch and such on September 17, with 22 attending.  Following a hat decorating contest, won by Dorothy, the bunch drove to Wolf Creek Antiques for a session of browsing and picking.
From Tuffy Mighell, a Buncombe blacksmith, we hear that a camera crew from WSIU-TV has been filming his unique business and collection of stuff, for a future video showing.  Stay tuned for time and date.
Ray and Sylvia Kerley have returned home after a visit in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to visit their two sons, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren.  A new granddaughter, Ashlynn Rose Kerley, born on August 29 was the star attraction, along with her big brother, Jaxson, children of Kevin and Katie Kerley.
Our family also received email photos from our grandson and his wife, Nathan and Jenilee Williams, and their new arrival, Annabelle Leigh, born Sunday.  This is great-grand number seven and she is adorable and healthy.  Her grandmother, Nancy, and I, will be heading to Texas in October to visit.
From Bettie Futch of EPB came news of her summer travels.  In August she visited an aunt and uncle, Lee and Ellie Mason, along with cousins who came from California, Florida, and Oregon, in Vancouver, Washington.  They all spent a week in Long Beach, WA. for the International Kite Festival, which was awesome.  Bettie was home for a week before heading out on September 5 with her daughter, Marcie Oertell, of Clarksville, TN, along with a great-grand, Bailey Corley, ll, of Newport News, VA, for Port Conveid, FL, for a Disney Cruise, and afterwards three days in Orlando, where they met with a cousin.  And, now she is home for a while!
The Goreville United Methodist Church will be holding a homecoming on Sunday, October 7. Stay tuned.
Susanne and I attended the homecoming at the Cypress Baptist Church on Sunday, enjoying a declicious dinner and an afternoon of musical entertainment, by locals and The Joy Trio of Massac County.  My uncle and aunt, L.J. and Roseanne Parr, Merrillville, IN, a cousin, Rhonda, of Kentucky, and aunts, Thelma Moake and Shirley Parr, of Cypress also attended.
Keep in mind the “Bra Art Show” on Thursday, 6-9pm at the Lake Egypt firehouse on Lake of Egypt Road.  This is a benefit for the Breast Awareness Month project of the Lake of Egypt Association of Property Owners.  Dozens of fabulously decorated bras will be on display in this event.  Refreshments of bra-decorated cake and punch will be served.  Come out and enjoy a classy art show.
What’s in the water in Illinois?  will be discussed at the Community Leaders’ Breakfast on Tuesday, October 16, 7-9am, at John A. Logan College.  The breakfast meeting is $15 by calling 618-351-5002.  Members of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will be speakers.  The public is urged to attend.
The Eagle House Ministries will be sponsoring the Run for Hope 5K Run/Walk and l/2-Mile Fun Run at the Vienna City Park at 6pm on October 5, during the annual Fall Festival.  Download a registration form at www.runforhope5krun.weebly.com.
The Hands of Hope bicycle event was held Saturday in Marion, with lots of folks participating.  The weather was great for biking around the beautiful landscape of the area.  Colleen and Greg Webb, Decatur, were on the trek and completed their 30-mile jaunt, and attended church at the Community of Christ on Sunday morning, along with his parents, Glenn and Phyllis Webb.
Bikers!  The Friends of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge is offering a bike tour of the facility, 9-llam on Sunday, September 30, a guided tour of the refuge’s restricted area.  It is free to members or $10 for non-members.  Call 997-3344, ext. l.  Meet at the parking area on the north side of the Wolf Creek causeway.  Children are free, with a paying adult.
The Vienna FFA will be holding an Antique Tractor Show on October 6 at the Vienna City Park.  For more, call Jason West at 618-694-4461 or 618-694-3797.
Thanks to Charles A. McGinness, President of the Cairo Historical Association, who shared information on the holiday events that are coming up at Magnolia Manor.  The annual Holiday House will be November 23-December l, with luncheons available on November 26-30 at $22 this year.  Call 618-734-020l.
The Wonder Water Reunion will take place on September 26-29 in Creal Springs, mostly in their village park.  The parade will be at llam, and the Goreville Marching Blackcats will be seen on Saturday morning.  There will be gospel music on Wednesday; NewWay and Country Swing on Friday evening; and Civil Disobedience, Country Swing, and Band X on Saturday, 2-10pm.
The Goreville Senior Citizens are holding a baby quilt raffle, with a drawing on Friday, October 5 at their center on South Broadway.  To buy a chance, stop in any day M-F, ll:30am-lpm.
From Dr. Michal Ahrens comes news of the Tunnel Hill l0Miler Trail Run on the Tunnel Hill State Trail.  Make check out to River to River Runners and mail the $25 amount to Gene Tincher, 2708 Childers Road, Marion, 62959, by October 3l.  The run is Saturday, November 3, with sign-in at the visitor center adjacent to the Vienna City Park, at 7-8:30am.  This run is ranked seventh best in the U.S., according to Runner’s World magazine.
The annual Fall Gathering will be a celebration of the season, with vendors, some forty of them, offering collectibles of junque, at Blues Junk and Primitives in Creal Springs, 9am-3pm.  For info, call 922-1130.  The event will be Saturday, October 6, with barbecue and other foods available.  Come out for a day of picking and browsing from some of the area’s best junkers.
Miss Avery Grace Halstead celebrated her first birthday at a gala party in Ray Fosse Park in Marion on September 16, with some fifty relatives and friends arriving to wish her a happy day.
The Fall Festival/Chili Supper of the Goreville School is set for Saturday, October 20.  Lots of activities will be underway at the village park, followed by fireworks that were rescheduled from the 4th of July Freedom Fest, due to dry conditions.  Bands will perform at 7-9pm, with fireworks at dusk, and the chili being served from 4:30pm.  This is a fundraiser for the band program of the school.
Ladies!  Get your ticket for the Home and Community Education Convention to be on Monday, October 8 at Shawnee Community College.  Call 618-745-6310 for the $10 tickets.  Vendors, classes, gourmet food, a speaker, quilt displays, prizes, and more will be on the agenda.
The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce met on September 2l at noon at The Old Homeplace Restaurant in Goreville, with a program on early childhood.
A reminder!October 9 is Clergy Appreciation Day.  October 16 is Dictionary Day.  October 23 is Mother-In-Law Day.  Information Overload Day is October 20.  National Knock-Knock Jokes Day is October 3l.  Celebrate!
Some October birthdays that are coming up include:  Oct l–Laenya Maze, Matt Payne!  Oct 2–Gale Fosse, Rick Travelstead, Ty Taborn, and our grandson in the U.S. Army in Colorado, Lucas Terry!  Oct 3–Carolyn Ingram, Ray Smith, Brenda Funkhouser!  Oct 4–Mason Lipe, Morgan Cavins, Ellen Eastman, Shayla Storey, Emma Vaughn, Deanna Hudgens!  Oct 5–Madison Herren!  Oct 6–Ronnie Thomas, Angelo Aldrightettti!  Oct 8–Darlene Roach, Laci Dauksavage, Tammy Holland!
Congratulations to these couples who will celebrate wedding anniversaries!  Oct 6–Stephen and Jennifer Jones!  Oct l–Danny Joe and Lois Hancock!
Got news?  Give a call or fax to 618-995-249l or email todixieterry101@yahoo.com
Have a great remainder of the week!

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