Community digest 5/22/03

Thursday, May 22, 2003

CHRIS PAGANO*semissourian

Kate Hearn national president of American War Mothers, left, shakes the hand of Lloyd LePlant resident at Missouri Veterans' Home in Cape Girardeau. Nelda Bleckler state president of the organization, is flanked by Rusby Adams resident, left, and Ken Lipps volunteer services, public relations and fund raising at the Missouri Veterans Home. The American War Mothers visited veterans and aimed to recruit new members for the organization.Free wheelchair clinic offered Saturday

A free wheelchair clinic will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and from 6 to 8 p.m. June 10 at Old Notre Dame High School, back entrance at 1912 Ritter Drive, Cape Girardeau.

The event is sponsored by Kenny Rogers Children's Center and The Sikeston Regional Center. The Sikeston Regional Center will accept donated wheelchairs to distribute to families unable to afford them.

Bring your wheelchair. Anyone who utilizes a wheelchair or directly works with someone who does is welcome to learn to perform routine maintenance, make adjustments, perform minor repairs and ensure wheelchair safety.

Preregister by calling Tom Berkbigler at (573) 472-0397 or Candy Lane at (573) 472-5300 or (800) 497-4647.

Plainview Association meeting set for Sunday

The annual meeting of the Plainview Cemetery Association will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Fellowship Hall at the cemetery, located at Route 5, Marble Hill, Mo. If you are unable to attend the business meeting, checks may be mailed to the treasurer: Joy Baker, 1235 Crow St., Jackson. Mo. 63755.

Line dance lessons for PWP at Circle SSaddle

Parents Without Partners will attend line dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 at Circle S Saddle in Cape Girardeau.

Kids can have a day in the park June 7

Fun and games for children of all ages will be made available by Jackson Noon Optimists at Kids Day in the Park beginning at 11 a.m. June 7 at Jackson City Park shelter No. 3. Admission is free. No signup required.

EMAA to hold free awareness presentations

The East Missouri Action Agency (EMAA) is now conducting community awareness presentations including valuable information provided by Kids Count Data 2002, Census 2000 and the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Designed to familiarize the general public with issues that impact the community as a whole, topics include poverty, family self-sufficiency and current programs available through EMAA.

For more information call 334-5533.

Buddy Poppy campaign arrives in Cape Girardeau

Members of VFW Post 3838 and its Ladies Auxiliary will be distributing Buddy Poppies at the William Street Bank of America, Food Giant, Kmart, the Cape Girardeau post office, Sam's Club, Thorngate and Wal-Mart from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Proceeds benefit disabled and needy veterans and widows and orphans of deceased veterans locally.

The nationally organized campaign that began in 1923 continues today with more than 14 million poppies assembed by disabled or hospitalized veterans, raising over $15 milllion annually.

Gratitude to veterans can be proudly displayed when you purchase a Buddy Poppy from a VFW volunteer.

Jackson library sets summer story times

Register at the Jackson Public Library circulation desk, 100 N. Missouri St. Jackson, or by phone, 243-5150, for summer story times. Adults must stay with children under 5 years of age.

Entertaining get-togethers will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesdays from June 4 to July 30, with a celebration planned for Aug. 1.

Genealogy society to meet Tuesday

The Cape Girardeau County Genealogy Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Regional Library in Jackson. The program will be presented by Carol Robert who, together with the Southeast Missourian, is putting together a book entitled "Cape Girardeau Faces & Places."

The Cape Girardeau County Genealogy Society is an organization of some 200 members which meets on the fourth Tuesday. Nonmembers are welcome at all meetings. For more information, call Dorothy Rowley at 243-5882.

SADI annual yard sale to be held June 7

Semo Alliance for Disability Independence, Inc. (SADI) will hold its annual yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. June 7 at 121 S. Broadview Plaza, Suite 12, Cape Girardeau (across from Commerce Bank). The sale will be held indoors in the event of rain. All proceeds will be used to assist SADI's Client Assistance Services and Transportation programs. Call 651-6464 for more information.

-- From staff reports

CHRIS PAGANO*semissourian

Kate Hearn national president of American War Mothers, left, shakes the hand of Lloyd LePlant resident at Missouri Veterans' Home in Cape Girardeau. Nelda Bleckler state president of the organization, is flanked by Rusby Adams resident, left, and Ken Lipps volunteer services, public relations and fund raising at the Missouri Veterans Home. The American War Mothers visited veterans and aimed to recruit new members for the organization.Free wheelchair clinic offered Saturday

A free wheelchair clinic will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and from 6 to 8 p.m. June 10 at Old Notre Dame High School, back entrance at 1912 Ritter Drive, Cape Girardeau.

The event is sponsored by Kenny Rogers Children's Center and The Sikeston Regional Center. The Sikeston Regional Center will accept donated wheelchairs to distribute to families unable to afford them.

Bring your wheelchair. Anyone who utilizes a wheelchair or directly works with someone who does is welcome to learn to perform routine maintenance, make adjustments, perform minor repairs and ensure wheelchair safety.

Preregister by calling Tom Berkbigler at (573) 472-0397 or Candy Lane at (573) 472-5300 or (800) 497-4647.

Plainview Association meeting set for Sunday

The annual meeting of the Plainview Cemetery Association will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday in Fellowship Hall at the cemetery, located at Route 5, Marble Hill, Mo. If you are unable to attend the business meeting, checks may be mailed to the treasurer: Joy Baker, 1235 Crow St., Jackson. Mo. 63755.

Line dance lessons for PWP at Circle SSaddle

Parents Without Partners will attend line dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 4 at Circle S Saddle in Cape Girardeau.

Kids can have a day in the park June 7

Fun and games for children of all ages will be made available by Jackson Noon Optimists at Kids Day in the Park beginning at 11 a.m. June 7 at Jackson City Park shelter No. 3. Admission is free. No signup required.

EMAA to hold free awareness presentations

The East Missouri Action Agency (EMAA) is now conducting community awareness presentations including valuable information provided by Kids Count Data 2002, Census 2000 and the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

Designed to familiarize the general public with issues that impact the community as a whole, topics include poverty, family self-sufficiency and current programs available through EMAA.

For more information call 334-5533.

Buddy Poppy campaign arrives in Cape Girardeau

Members of VFW Post 3838 and its Ladies Auxiliary will be distributing Buddy Poppies at the William Street Bank of America, Food Giant, Kmart, the Cape Girardeau post office, Sam's Club, Thorngate and Wal-Mart from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Proceeds benefit disabled and needy veterans and widows and orphans of deceased veterans locally.

The nationally organized campaign that began in 1923 continues today with more than 14 million poppies assembed by disabled or hospitalized veterans, raising over $15 milllion annually.

Gratitude to veterans can be proudly displayed when you purchase a Buddy Poppy from a VFW volunteer.

Jackson library sets summer story times

Register at the Jackson Public Library circulation desk, 100 N. Missouri St. Jackson, or by phone, 243-5150, for summer story times. Adults must stay with children under 5 years of age.

Entertaining get-togethers will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesdays from June 4 to July 30, with a celebration planned for Aug. 1.

Genealogy society to meet Tuesday

The Cape Girardeau County Genealogy Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Riverside Regional Library in Jackson. The program will be presented by Carol Robert who, together with the Southeast Missourian, is putting together a book entitled "Cape Girardeau Faces & Places."

The Cape Girardeau County Genealogy Society is an organization of some 200 members which meets on the fourth Tuesday. Nonmembers are welcome at all meetings. For more information, call Dorothy Rowley at 243-5882.

SADI annual yard sale to be held June 7

Semo Alliance for Disability Independence, Inc. (SADI) will hold its annual yard sale beginning at 7 a.m. June 7 at 121 S. Broadview Plaza, Suite 12, Cape Girardeau (across from Commerce Bank). The sale will be held indoors in the event of rain. All proceeds will be used to assist SADI's Client Assistance Services and Transportation programs. Call 651-6464 for more information.

-- From staff reports

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