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Frogtown News June 30, 2011

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By The Staff

St. Peter Auxiliary
The St. Peter American Legion Auxiliary held its meeting at the Legion Home on June 21 at 7:30 p.m., with 12 members present.


President Patti Taylor welcomed everyone. The meeting opened with prayer by the chaplain and the singing of the national anthem. The pledge to the flag was given and all recited the Preamble to the Constitution.
The secretary read the minutes of the previous meeting and also gave the treasurer’s report. Both were approved.
The donation for the tray favors to Marion VA Hospital has also been paid.
A discussion was held about the new flag pole that the Legion is getting, and it was decided to donate to that project.
A June birthday for Violet Rubin was observed, but she was not present. The refreshments were compliments of Mary Harpster and Ann Jenne, assisted by Olga Michel in the absence of Harpster.
After adjournment, members talked about the Memorial Day service in the park by the Sons of the Legion.
Since there was no speaker, John Taylor led the group in singing some patriotic songs. Myron Pontious, Legion commander, placed the wreath in front of the crosses, with the flag gently blowing in the breeze.
Attend Bridal Shower
Belinda Harpster of St. Peter and Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., attended the bridal shower of Dawn Simpson (fiancé of Kyle Urban) on Saturday, which was held in the basement of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The shower was hosted by Andria Urban and Keri Latin.
Birthday Party
Dane and Belinda Harpster, and Helen Limes, all of St. Peter, and Mahala Harpster of Cape Girardeau, Mo., attended the first birthday party of Shooter Lee McKinney of Farina on Saturday. Shooter is Belinda’s great-nephew.
Retirement
A service of thanksgiving honoring Larry Urban was held on Sunday at 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Urban retired after 44 years in the teaching ministry, serving 36 years at St. Peter’s Lutheran School as principal and seventh- and eighth-grade teacher.
The Rev. David Hoehler was the liturgist, and special music was provided by Michelle Urban (daughter-in-law of Larry Urban) and Greg Klotz.
The special speaker was Urban’s nephew, David Tonn of Otonville, Minn. Pastor Emrick also assisted in the service.
The highlight of the service was the solo performed by Urban’s 7-year-old granddaughter, Haley Urban.
A meal was served in the school gym following the service. Several of Urban’s relatives from Minnesota were in attendance.
St. Peter Church
Sunday morning worship attendance was 163. Acolyte was Caleb Harpster. Guest speaker was Vicar Zach Holdorf. Organist was the Rev. Alan Holtz.
Elders were Reggie Grandt and Kevin Wodtka.
Remember in Your Prayers
• Those with health concerns:
-Eva Alcorn
-Jason Brandt
-Justin Easter
-The Rev. Bill Emrick
-Charlotte Heinzmann
-Jeaneane Jenne
-Dale Knolhoff
-Carson LaDage
-Charles Pryor Sr.
-Richard “Dick” Stock
-Aiden White
-Susan Williams
• Those serving our country
• Shut-ins
Birthdays
• Matthew Baird
• Robert Carpenter
• Alexis Glore
• Joan Schaal
• Dusti Crain
• Cheryl Hollowell
• Wayne Bergmann
• Mitchell Brauer
• Olivia Brauer
• James Carson
• Beverly Field
• Lyndell Heinzmann
• Jaylyn Michel
Anniversaries
• Scott and Shelly Reynolds
• Cheryl and Argus Hollowell
• Matthew and Erica Gallina
• Cary and Lisa Brumley
• Jerald and Carolyn Torbeck