Community digest 9/27/07

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Nature Center celebrates archaeology month

The Nature Center will recognize National Archaeology month and celebrate hunting and fishing day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be hands-on activities, flint knapping and traditional archery demonstrations, hunting method and American Indian artifact displays. Children can fish in the pond. All ages and teens groups are welcome. Call 573-290-5218 for more information.

Commerce Floodfest starts Saturday

Commerce Floodfest starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and will continue Sunday. A mule jump will be featured Saturday and lawn mower races will be Sunday. The historical society will award oldest, farthest traveler and family with the most members at Commerce City Park on Sunday.

Children's Art in the Park to be held Saturday

La Croix Church will be celebrating "40 Days of Community" by inviting area first- through eighth-graders to enjoy a free day of arts and crafts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Capaha Park, pavilion No. 2. The event will be held rain or shine.

Reischman/Kluesner reunion set for Sunday

The Reischman/Kluesner reunion will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Cape County Park North Huckstep Shelter.

Trinity Lutheran festival winners announced

Trinity Lutheran thanks everyone who stopped at their booth at the SEMO District Fair. Winners of Oct. 6 Fall Festival tickets at Trinity Lutheran School, 55 N. Pacific St., are Bob Dolle, Linda Lincoln, Bill Loos and Barbara Barnard.

Harvest day at Jackson celebrates 40 years

The 40th annual harvest day will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at Pioneer Apple Orchards, Highway 34 West in Jackson. Crafts, food stands, a baby and king and queen contest, live music, rides, soap making, apple butter cooking, cider making, children's games, an animal petting pen and mazes will be available. This fundraiser will benefit the American Cancer Society and Shriner's Hospitals. For more information, call 243-8008.

Jackson barbecue cook-off scheduled

The entry deadline for the Oct. 12 and 13 Jackson barbecue cook-off is Oct. 10. Prize money is offered to top finishers; bucket stuffers are offered to all teams. For more information, call Jackson Parks and Recreation at 204-8848. The public is invited. Music provided from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday by Cabin Fever.

St. Joseph to hold annual dinner auction

The St. Joseph 16th annual dinner auction will be held Oct. 13 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Scott City. Tickets are available. Call Karen at 573-398-9118 for more information.

Annual missions auction to be held Oct. 13

New McKendree United Methodist Church will hold its annual missions auction at 6 p.m. Oct. 13 at the South Campus location on Highway 25 in Jackson. The auction is open to the public, and refreshments will be available. Proceeds will be used to support mission programs of the church. For more information, contact Eddie Schreiner at 243-5503.

Black Forest Village sets dates for Octoberfest

The 17th annual Octoberfest will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 and 10 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at Black Forest Village, four miles north of Cape Girardeau on County Road 638. Traditional crafts including basket weaving, blacksmithing and dulcimer playing will be featured. An assortment of fall concessions and fine arts and crafts will be available. Spooky tours will be given from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27. For more information, call Greg Macke at 335-0899.

Central High School gathers online

The Central High School class of 1998 is participating in a free reunion Web site at Class member Yalaka Totton Huyette serves as class administrator and invites all alumni to fill out a profile for future contacts. This information is accessible only by the class administrator. Questions or comments can be directed to Huyette by e-mail at, by phone at 573-587-3027 or by mail at P.O. Box 312, Maryville, Ill. 62062.

-- From staff reports

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