FYI 9/30/12

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Old McKendree Day

Old McKendree Day is scheduled for 3 p.m. today at Old McKendree Chapel, 4060 Bainbridge Road in Jackson. The Rev. Mike Schreiner will deliver the message, and special music will be provided by Stones Cry, featuring Chip and Jamie Sepulvado. Refreshments will be served following the service. For more information, visit

Scott County Women in Agriculture meet

The Scott County Women in Agriculture will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the USDA Center on 6458 State Highway 77 in Benton, Mo. Deborah Gunter, with the Scott County Historical Society, will give a presentation on "The Beginning Search for Ancestors." All women are invited to attend and bring laptop and any family history information and pictures that they may have that they would like to work on. Any woman interested in gardening, cooking, farming, family activities, helping the community, etc., is welcome. For more information, call Kay Wilson at 573-545-9027, extension 3, or visit

SADI hosting its annual autism walk

The SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence will host its annual Giving Autistic Parents Support walk from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 755 S. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. All funds raised will be used to support families with autistic members with various needs. This year's theme is "express yourself," and the walk will have food, chalk artists, music, storytelling and more. To register a team or for more information, call Stephanie at 651-6464, extension 235.

Kenny Rogers center holding charity walk

The 39th annual Kenny Rogers Children Center charity walk is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the recreation center of First Assembly of God, 1219 N. Ingram Road in Sikeston, Mo. The event helps support therapy services for special-needs children in the area. Participants will receive a free T-shirt, and $50 cash will be awarded to the top fundraisers in each county. For more information, call 573-472-0397, email at or visit

Firetruck rally to be Saturday

The annual firetruck rally will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Several area fire departments will be participating. There will be firetruck displays, firefighter games and refreshments by the Cape Girardeau Fireman's Fund. For more information, call Dwayne Kirchhoff at 573-979-4657.

Suicide prevention walk to be Oct. 7

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk for suicide prevention is scheduled for 10 a.m. Oct. 7 at Cape County Park North. There will be a balloon release, 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Walk to honor loved ones and raise funds to prevent suicide. All proceeds will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. For more information, visit

Magnolia Manor luncheon set for Oct. 7

The October Luncheon at Magnolia Manner is scheduled from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 7 at 2700 Washington Ave. Cairo, Ill. A $10 donation is requested. All proceeds will go toward the upkeep of the manor. Reservations may be made by calling 618-734-0201.

Swinton Church reunion to be next week

The annual Swinton Church reunion will be held at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the church in Swinton, Mo. The Rev. Gary Cooper will deliver the message, and Terry Sanders will lead music. Former members, friends and family are invited to attend.

Community Counseling Center hosts event

The Community Counseling Center hosts Hands Across Missouri from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at Arena Park shelters 1 and 2. Hands is an event to raise awareness of mental health issues and stigmas and educate the public to local mental health resources. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call Jerome Riley at 332-2795 or email

Mangles family reunion to be in Frohna

The Mangles family reunion is scheduled for 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the West End Restaurant in Frohna, Mo. The cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 6 to 12. Reservations are due by Friday and can be made by calling Jean Mueller at 275-9536 or Janet DaVault at 335-0314.

Elks to host Old Bag Luncheon

The Old Bag Luncheon benefiting the American Heart Association is scheduled for 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Elks Lodge in Cape Girardeau. Tickets are available at any Capaha Bank location for $20 with the donation of a new or slightly used purse, clutch, tote, gym bag or other bag. Men will model the donated items during a live auction. Attendees wearing red will receive a free gift from the American Heart Association. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 331-7427.

Breaths for Bryan auction

A silent auction and live music will be held to benefit Bryan Walker at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Buckner Brewing Co., 132 N. Main St. in Cape Girardeau. Walker is in need of a double lung transplant. The event will feature silent auction, bake sale, raffles, food and special musical guest Steven Conn. Tickets can be purchased at the door, at the Southeast Missourian or on Charlotte Lampher State Farm on 250 S. Mount Auburn Road. For more information, call Nikki Shaffer at 570-0058 or Paul Walker at 450-1115.

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