Community briefs 6/26/06

Monday, June 26, 2006

St. Mark to hold child adoption meeting

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1900 Cape La Croix Road, Cape Girardeau will present an informational meeting on adoption at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event is sponsored by Lutheran Family and Children's Services. Topics on adoption include costs, post-placement supervision, home study assessment, steps in the adoption process and international and domestic infants (caucasian and African-American). For reservations, call 334-5866.

McFerron family reunion set for July 8

Advance, Mo. --The McFerron family reunion will be held at 11 a.m. July 8 at the First Baptist Church, 408 N. Oak St. in Advance. Bring a potluck dish, old family photos and memories. Coffee, tea and paper products will be provided. For more information, call Paul McFerron at (573) 722-3160.

Trail of Tears State Park programs announced

* 7:30 p.m. Friday, an evening with eagles (meet at Overlook Gate).

* 10 a.m. Saturday, camouflage hike; 2 p.m., snakes alive; 6:30 p.m., furry critters in the night.

* 1:30 and 3 p.m., Sunday, "Back to the Wild" will be shown.

* 8:30 p.m. July 7, a walk in the moonlight (meet at Lake Boutin).

* 10 a.m. July 8, the rotting homestead; 2 p.m. snakes alive; 7 p.m. leave no trace camping.

* 1:30 and 3 p.m. July 9, "The Snakes Tale" will be shown.

* 7 p.m. July 14, "The Life of a Tree."

* 10 a.m. July 15, forces of nature hike. Meet at Shepherd's Point trailhead; 2 p.m. snakes alive; 7 p.m. mammal bingo.

* 1:30 and 3 p.m. July 16, "Forests: More than Trees" will be shown.

* 7:30 p.m. July 21, "Leaping Lizards" program.

* 10 a.m. July 22, summer wildflower hike (meet at Shepherd's Point trailhead); 2 p.m. snakes alive; 7 p.m. Rebecca Randol, "The life and times of an original settler from 1797 in early Cape."

* 1:30 and 3 p.m. July 23, "Amphibian" will be shown.

* 8 p.m. July 28, bird bingo.

* 10:30 a.m. July 29, Dutch oven cooking; 2 p.m. snakes alive; 8 p.m. spider sniff.

* 1:30 and 3 p.m. July 30, "Butterfly and Moth; Flight of Fancy."

All ages are welcome, but children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Free programs are at the Visitors Center unless otherwise noted. In case of rain or storm warnings, outdoor programs will be cancelled. Programs subject to change. Call 334-1711 to check.

Church Women United hold CROP sale, lunch

The Church Women United CROP sale and luncheon will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 14 at Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 N. Ellis St. in Cape Girardeau. Early birds will be served warm cinnamon rolls and coffee; luncheon is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Menu is chicken pasta salad, fresh-baked bread, dessert and drink. Hot dog plates will be available. A $5 donation is suggested. Carryouts will be available. Fresh and canned fruit, vegetables, jams available; baked goods, plants, children's items, odds and ends available for sale. Proceeds benefit a scholarship to Young Life Camp, a scholarship for a woman to the Career and Technology Center and Church World service projects.

Jackson High School reunion set for July 21

The Jackson High School reunion is scheduled for 5 to 10 p.m. July 21 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jackson. The alumni reunion group includes classes through 1949; classes of 1950 to 1956 are invited. For registration details, write Weldon Macke, P.O. Box 62, 1506 Route Z, Gordonville, Mo. 63701. He may be reached by phone at 243-2866. There is a cost to attend.

Salvation Army serves meals with friends

The Salvation Army at 701 Good Hope St., Cape Girardeau, will be serving meals with friends from 4:30 to 6:30 Monday to Friday this week. Menu includes cake or pie at each meal. Today's menu is nachos, refried beans and mixed fruit; Tuesday, turkey salad sandwiches, chips, mixed vegetables, cranberry sauce; Wednesday, chili with crackers, corn, peaches; Thursday, barbeque pork sandwiches, pork and beans, pears; Friday, tuna salad or cold macroni, chips, applesauce, bread and butter.

-- From staff reports

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