Many flags donated to village
The village has received a large number of flags, and the names of those who donated, and if the donation was made in honor / memory of a loved one, will be in next week’s column. If you would like to donate a flag, make a check out to Freddie Riepshoff and leave it at the village hall. If you have a flag to donate, it may be left at the hall also. Please leave the name of donor and if it is being given in memory/honor of loved one.
Community Club meets
The Alhambra Community Club met on Monday, July 27 at Maedge’s Restaurant in Alhambra.
The meeting was called to order by president John Ernst. The Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer were said before beginning the meeting. There were 24 members attending the meeting.
Gail Ohren entered the meeting and asked for floor time to show the members the street banners the township would like to put up along Main Street. These will hang on the power poles, but will not interfere with the U.S. flags that are put up on holidays. Ohren asked the club if it would be interested in contributing enough to buy a couple of the banners. They are $65 each.
Ron Mindrup mentioned donating $200 toward the banners, and Freddie Riepshoff said it $260 was, they could purchase four banners. It was voted to give the amount for the four banners.
Riepshoff mentioned that the village is running a flag drive to keep up the supply of U.S. flags and that there is a couple more weeks to go if anyone wished to purchase or donate a flag. A couple of different people said they would look into getting different organizations to donate toward the flag drive.
Vernon Mindrup reported that, due to a health issue, he and Marie will have to give up the Welcome Wagon. At this time, the club is looking for someone to take it over.
Ron Mindrup will go sometime in the next week to buy melons to sell. This is always a good fund raiser.
Rodney Knackstedt said they are still working on the scholarship the Community Club will be giving out. This scholarship will be for anyone from the Alhambra area that is going to school for continuing education. The scholarship amount will be $500. Call Knackstedt at (618) 772-9208 for further information.
The committee for the prettiest yard is still meeting to decide who has the nicest looking yard in town. The winner will receive a check for $25.
Report street lights that are out
Residents are asked to report if there are street lights that are out to the village hall at 488-3505. Leave a message on the answering machine if your call is not during office hours. Please give the location of the light.
Pick up a book and sack lunch at the Reading Wagon
The Alhambra/Hamel Ministerial Alliance, in association with the Reading Wagon, will offer free sack lunches on Mondays running through Aug. 10.
The lunches will consist of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a bologna and cheese sandwich, chips, cookies, water, a piece of fruit and bottled water. Here are the details:
The lunches will be served from 11 a.m. to noon, or until they run out.
Reading Wagon is located in front of the Alhambra Township Center and is sponsored by the Alhambra Morning Glories 4-H Club. The Reading Wagon is open on Mondays from 9 to 11 a.m., with “Story Time” at 9:15 a.m. The Reading Wagon is also open on Wednesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There are many books for all ages.
The Special Occasion Section is for everyone. Call Freddie at 488-7603 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your information added to the Special Occasion list. Please list names and birth date (I do not publish the year).
Happy anniversary on Aug. 6 to Michael and Sherry Warren; Aug. 7, Christopher and Marlo Suhre and Ken and Susi Miller; Aug. 8, Paul and Richelle Braundmeier; Aug. 9, Ed and Annette Layher; Aug. 11, Jim and Margie Abert, Bob and Ginny Brown and Ron and Gale Bolen, Todd and Charlotte Zucca, Clayton and Kim Moore; Aug. 12, Don and Dianne Price, Leonard and Donna Suhre, Dean and Debra Reckman.
Happy birthday to, on Aug. 6, Ruth Klenke, Charlie Brown III, Amber Wentler, Adam Allen and Cheyenne Reckman, and Eddie Mize; Aug. 7, Ralph Buzick and Nancy Ramsey; Aug. 8, Nancy Hanratty and Ashley Gibbons; Aug. 9, Kenny Miller; August 11, Trevor Green; Aug. 12, Brenda Hooks, Doris Klenke, Gail Stevenson and Barb Reiman; Aug. 13, Erica Schoen and Siarra Price and Emily Duncan.
To submit items to the Alhambra News, email Riepshoff@yahoo.com or call 488-7603 or (618) 910-9215.