Community briefs 10/23/06

Monday, October 23, 2006

Salvation Army serves Meals with Friends

The Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St., will serve Meals with Friends from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday. Individuals are welcome to enjoy a hot, nutritious meal in a friendly atmosphere at no cost. Cake or pie is the daily dessert. Monday's menu is meat loaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, fruit cocktail, rolls and butter; Tuesday, turkey and dressing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls and butter; Wednesday, ham and beans or vegetable soup, potatoes, pears, cornbread and butter; Thursday, homemade vegetable beef soup with crackers, sandwiches, applesauce; Friday, meatballs or lasagna, salad, green beans, peaches, bread and butter.

Preview night for public at Barnes & Noble

The public is invited to a Barnes & Noble preview night party from 6 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, prior to Wednesday's 9 a.m. new store opening at West Park Mall. A portion of the preview night sales will benefit the Southeast Missouri Regional Professional Development Center, which provides professional development to area schools. A ribbon cutting ceremony begins at 6 p.m. with Mayor Jay Knudtson and Cheri Fuemmeler, director of Southeast Missouri Regional Professional Development Center. At 6:30 p.m., Central Middle School librarian Vickie Howard will hold an interactive storytime featuring Ms. Frizzle's Adventure series. At 7 p.m., local author and lawyer David Limbaugh will sign copies of his books, including the most recent, "Bankrupt." Local musician JC Harris will entertain throughout the evening.

Foreign film at Cape Girardeau Public Library

The Cape Girardeau Public Library will feature the drama-comedy "Who's Camus Anyway?"at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The Japanese film, subtitled in English, is suggested for ages 17 and older and runs about 115 minutes. It will be shown in the Hirsch Community Room free to the public. Call 334-5279 for more information.

Second Lorimier Cemetery event Sunday

Lorimier Cemetery will hold its second "Legends of Lorimier" event from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the cemetery located on Fountain Street. Tales of famous Cape Girardeau residents including Louis Lorimier and Lewis Houck, information on notable headstones and cemetery history are all part of the presentation. Stories about the steamboat explosion and epidemic also will be told. The event is open to the public. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, 100 Broadway. Admission is discounted for children under 12. The event will be cancelled only in the event of heavy rain. More information is available by calling the CVB at 335-1631, or Marsha Toll at 335-3302.

Old Goshen Cemetery Association work day

The Old Goshen Cemetery Association will hold a work day beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the cemetery. Individuals with family or friends buried at Old Goshen are invited to come for a few hours to help with cemetery maintenance. Workers are asked to bring garden rakes, shovels, wheelbarrows and pruning shears. Small buckets and short bristle brushes for cleaning gravestones are also suggested supplies. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call Jim Hickam at 243-1690, Cathy Hancock at 243-3742 or Mary Robinson at 243-6512.

Keller family reunion planned for Saturday

Families of the descendants of John Jacob Keller will gather at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Zion Lutheran parish hall, a mile and a half south of Gordonville on Highway 25. Activities will begin at noon with a potluck luncheon. Individuals attending should bring a covered dish, photos and memorabilia. Drinks will be furnished.

Flying club getting off the ground Saturday

A get-together for youth interested in becoming part of a flying club will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport. Sponsored by Your Brother's Keeper, a not-for-profit organization, the flying club's aim is to interest young people in aviation and keep them away from drugs. Potential plans include assembling a gyroplane under the supervision of a qualified individual and instruction in flying it provided by a certified Gyro Flight instructor. For more information, contact Sonnie Chamberlain at (314) 547-9382.

Grossheider family reunion set for Sunday

The annual Caspar and Catherine Grossheider family reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Zion Lutheran Church parish hall, Highway 25, south of Gordonville. Those attending should bring two dishes of food for the meal. Beverages and table service will be provided. For more information, call LaVerne Levy at (314) 846-4787.

Alternative Halloween party at First Assembly

The Scott City First Assembly of God will hold a Halloween alternative party from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. There will be games for all ages, lots of candy, puppets and music. Parents or guardians need to accompany children. Call 264-2365 for more information.

-- From staff reports

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