Community digest 6/10/02

Monday, June 10, 2002

Senior information day to be held Friday

The second annual Cape Girardeau Senior Information Day will be from 9:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the gym of St. Mary's Catholic Church.

"There are many services that seniors are not aware of," said Ruth Dockins, spokeswoman for the Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging. "As many as 20 service providers will be on hand the meeting."

Several health-care organizations will also attend, and door prizes and a lunch will be offered, she said.

State Rep. Jason Crowell will be guest speaker and will discuss the legislative session just ended.

The first 100 people to sign up for the session will receive a free lunch.

More information is available by calling Area Agency on Aging at 335-3331.

Cape Girardeau Scout earns Eagle rank

Michael Sprengel, a member of Boy Scout Troop 8 in Cape Girardeau, has completed his project to earn the Eagle Scout rank.

Sprengel received the highest award in Boy Scouting during a recent Troop 8 Court of Honor ceremony.

Skip Smallwood, Shawnee District chairman, presented the Eagle Award to Sprengel.

Troop 8 is sponsored by Trinity Lutheran Men's Club.

Sprengel planned and carried out a work project at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri to earn his Eagle award. Sprengel and his volunteers painted the kennels at the animal shelter, and constructed a bench for visitors to the humane society facility.

Sprengel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie W. Sprengel of Cape Girardeau, is a sophomore at Cape Central High School.

Benefit dinner for Jackson youth

A benefit dinner for the family of Anthony Scholl will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson.

Anthony Scholl has been hospitalized and suffering from viral encephalitis since Easter and was only recently released from the hospital.

Due to the lengthy hospital stay and a long recovery ahead, all proceeds from the dinner will go to the Scholl family.

The dinner will include all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Tickets are available at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Jackson Tire Center, Pocahontas Lumber and Super Video in Jackson and at Wanda's Coiffures's in Cape Girardeau.

Harmony Lodge holds meeting for masters

Harmony Lodge 40 held a meeting recently for visiting lodge masters at St. James AME Church in Cape Girardeau. Heading the list of visitors was Charles R. Willis, grand master of the most worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge AF&AM Missouri & Jurisdiction, said Willie C. Jones, district deputy grand master of Harmony Lodge.

Others in attendance were deputy grand master Rodney Terry of Kansas City, senior grand warden Charles J. Crump Sr. of St. Louis, junior grand warden Joe B. Lewis of St. Louis, district deputy grand master Willie C. Jones of Cape Girardeau, worshipful master Harry R. Wilson and past master Walter A. Wilson of Cape Girardeau, board members Edward Coursey and William Turner of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and member Roy Cooper of Hayti, Mo.

-- From staff reports

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