Community briefs 10/2/03

Thursday, October 2, 2003

Walk to help defeat ALS Saturday at Arena Park

The walk to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis research will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Arena Park. Money raised will be used to improve the quality of life for those affected by the disease commonly called Lou Gehrig's disease and to support further research. To sign up or sponsor a walker call Bonnie Chaudoir at 335-5015.

Jackson businesses get spotlight in showcase

The Jackson Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Showcase from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Jackson High School gymnasium to promote services and products to the public. Free samples will be available and signups will be accepted until Friday. Call the Jackson Chamber of Commerce at 243-8131.

Underwood-Mungle reunion set for Saturday

Doors open at 1 p.m. Saturday at Deerfield Lodge for the Underwood-Mungle reunion. There will be gospel music at 1:30 p.m. and the meal at 3 p.m.

Scott City celebrates centennial year Friday

A memorabilia show of Scott City's past will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday and Sunday at Shock Community Center, 116 E. Hickory St. in Scott City. Refreshments, storytelling and a fireside chat are included on the agenda. Call Carolyn Pendergrass at 264-3187 for more information.

Amelunke family plans reunion for Sunday

A carry-in dinner for the Amelunke family reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Immanuel Lutheran Church Parish Hall Tilsit, 496 State Highway F, Jackson. For more information call 243-2788.

Rum Branch school reunion held Saturday

A school reunion will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rum Branch, next to the old school building. Bring old pictures or any history you have of the school, lawn chairs, drinks and cameras. There will be coffee, cake and punch. For more information call Shirley Wilton at 335-6526 or Dorothy Bowers at 335-3876.

Cape Girardeau library announces events

During October the library will host a Lewis and Clark traveling exhibit from the Missouri Historical Society.

The library's Sunday hours, from 1 to 5 p.m., will resume Sunday and continue through the month of April.

The first meeting of the great books series will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Hirsch Room. The book's title is "Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America" by Daniel Richter.

Crump school reunion features potluck dinner

At noon Saturday a potluck dinner will be held for the Crump school reuinion at Bethlehem General Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Crump, Mo.

Reimann-Gerlach reunion planned for Sunday

The 23rd annual Reimann-Gerlach family reunion meets at noon Sunday with plans to eat at 1 p.m. at the Egypt Mills Trinity Lutheran Church Activities Building. Bring food, drink and family pictures. Call Stan Popp at 334-1384 for more information.

Sullinger-Hitt family reunion to be held Sunday

The Sullinger-Hitt family reunion will be held at 1 p.m Sunday at Fairview Baptist Church in Advance, Mo. This is a covered-dish event.

Klaus family reunion set for noon Sunday

A noon potluck basket dinner will be held Sunday at the Trinity Lutheran Parish Hall in Friedheim, Mo. Attendees are requested to bring their own place settings. The reunion is for all descendants of Caspar Heinrich Klaus. This year marks the 160th anniversary of his coming from Germany to the United States in 1843. Any other interested persons are also welcome. Please bring photos and memorabilia to the reunion. Call 335-6301 for more information.

Republican Women's Club to meet Friday

The Cape Girardeau County Republican Women's Club will be holding its regular monthly meeting beginning with lunch at 11:45 a.m. Friday at the Grecian Steak House in Cape Girardeau. The guest speaker will be President Pro Tem of the Missouri Senate, Peter Kinder.

The Cape Girardeau County Republican Women's Club meets the first Friday of each month, September to May. For more information contact Janet Ludwig at 243-8366.

Riverside library to hold story time Tuesday

Story time for preschoolers begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Regional Library in Jackson. "Fall Colors, Pumpkins, Apples and Leaves" will be featured.

-- From staff reports

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