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This was a week for visitors in the Rader Area. Phil Timmerman, Dixie Leonard and Shirley Reid were all at the home of Leona Medlock during this past week. Kourtney Burnett was at the Larry and Kathryn Langdon home and Lenny and Drake Proctor came from Washington State to visit Jim and Diane…

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 Luncheon meals are still being cooked by our cook, Annie Barker, delivered to the cars by Mike, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please call in one day in advance to reserve your meal at 589-2079. 

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Immanuel Rader celebrated LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League) Sunday by opening the service with a skit performed by Sondra Caffey, Star Terry and myself. Mites for missions were collected and new Mite boxes handed out.

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Leona Medlock, Bertha Terry and Marjorie Welch made their weekly trek to the Morgan store, where Shirley Reid made her very first attempt at a Crock-Pot cake.

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Annie, our cook, with Mike's help, is still delivering meals curbside from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please call one day in advance to reserve your meal. The cost is $4 for seniors 60 and over and $6.50 for under 60 years old.

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It has been an exciting week for Nick and Alana Wade. After being married by the Justice of the Peace five years ago, they celebrated on Saturday by having that long-dreamed of big wedding to renew their vows with lots of family and friends present. The big event took place in a huge tent in…

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It is a ways off, but Oct. 11 will be Blue Shirt Sunday at Immanuel, so be saving your nickels and dimes. There will be no potluck after church because of COVID-19. Also, the next meeting with Zion, Diggins, will be Sunday, Oct. 11 at 2 p.m. It will be a busy day.

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Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day. We are still delivering meals at the Senior Center, Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Please call one day in advance to reserve your meal at 589-2079.

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Leona Medlock, Marjorie Welch and Bertha Terry were joined by Dixie Leonard at the Morgan Store Saturday morning. They were happy to hear that Greg Reid was home from the hospital and he was doing well under the care of wife Shirley.  

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The Helping Hand Club held their monthly business meeting Aug. 19 with 15 members present. It is the first time since Christmas that there were so many members in attendance. There were many people who deserved a thank you. Midge Lewellyn presented the club with a new slow cooker for weekly …

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The families at Eureka Methodist Church were overjoyed on Sunday morning when Jayden White came forward to be baptized. He is the son of Nate and Anna White. The congregation celebrated with a potluck dinner at the church and then gathered at the home of Dora Reid. The happy event took place…

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Rosemary Howel from Buffalo and her grandson Steven from Kansas City stopped in to visit the Helping Hand Club Quilters to see if they had been working on her quilt. It so happened that the quilt she turned in to be quilted was going to be given to Steven. As luck would have it that is the v…

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You can have a nice hot Lunch Everyday, just by calling the center one day in advance and reserving your meal. Call Annie at 532-3040. Lunches are served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Leona Medlock, Marjorie Welch and Bertha Terry Went to the Morgan Store on Saturday morning. Shirley invited the gals out for biscuits and gravy.

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July 18 was prom night for some of our local schools. It was held at the venue Storybook in Waynesville. Chase Caffey and his date Kylee Ash took pictures at Roubidoux Springs Park and had dinner at Colton’s Steakhouse in Waynesville. It was a ways to travel, but I understand the couple had …

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Luncheon meals are still being delivered at the Conway Senior Center every day between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

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Last Friday, Terrell and Beverly Vestal, Amy Vestal, Hannah and Noah Grisaffe and Kathy McGovern attended a graduation party for Terrell and Beverly’s grandson Kaleb Vestal. The party was held at Enchanted Prairie Farm Event Center near Nevada. On Saturday all returned home except Terrell an…

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Hello, from the corner of Laclede, Webster and Dallas counties on this beautiful Sunday, with that nice breeze from the north keeping you cool enough to do what ever you had planned for the day — camping, mowing the yard, picnicking, fishing, sports or church-going, whichever.

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All the children in the area are invited to Vacation Bible School, which will be at Eureka Methodist Church in Rader July 26-29. It will start with dinner at 6 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. each evening. Come a few minutes early on Sunday evening to get the kids registered and into the right cla…

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Visitors at the Larry and Kathryn Langdon home during this week were Winona Hisle from Columbia and Judd and Julie Hisle from Topeka, Kansas. It was good to see them at Immanuel Lutheran in Rader for morning worship. The Hisle families visited both the Rader Cemetery and one in Marshfield on…

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Thank you to everyone who came to the Phillipsburg Jam at the Park Saturday. We had a great turnout.

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We will be having a fundraiser Saturday at Phillipsburg Park starting at 4 p.m. There will be pulled pork, fried catfish or hot dogs with chips and drinks starting at 5 p.m. Live music, including Throwback Country, will begin at 7 p.m., and there will be craft vendors and an auction start at…

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I hope that each of you who are fathers enjoyed a very happy Father's Day last Sunday. Many of us have only the memories of great times with our dads. Of course some were not so great, but it all went together to make us the persons that we are today. 

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If you didn't make it to Eureka Methodist Church for the Inheritance Quartet on Saturday evening, you missed a great performance. The group mixed music with words of inspiration to encourage and build your walk of faith. The musical event was followed by some time in fellowship and sharing s…