Highland News Leader

Alhambra News for the week of Oct. 8

Food pantry needs more room

The Bread of Life Food Pantry is in need of expanding its storage space.

Currently the Food Pantry is located on the campus of the New Life Christian Fellowship in Hamel and is governed by the Alhambra-Hamel Ministerial Alliance serving Alhambra, Hamel and Worden and other nearby communities.

Since 2012 the Pantry has had an increase of 40 percent in the families needing help.

The alliance, with the help of several congregations has raised $5,000, toward the purchase of a new building and needs the communities help in raising the additional $7,000 to attain the amount needed.

The Bread of Life is a non-profit organization, so all donations are considered tax free. Cash donations may be made to Bread of Life Food Pantry or AHMA. Please mark “Building Fund” on the check. Please mail all contributions to: AHMA 1117 W. North Street Alhambra IL 62001

The pantry is open every Monday from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Fire Department Open House

The Alhambra Fire Department will have an open house on Oct. 10 from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Free fire truck rides for the children, free hot dogs and chili, coffee and hot chocolate. Sign up to win gift cards.

Vendors needed for the Alhambra Health Fair

The Alhambra Health Fair will be held on Friday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Alhambra Township Park in the Firemen & Legion Hall. Vendors that would like to attend may contact Freddie Riepshoff at 488-7603. There is no cost, and the hall is handicap accessible. Tables and chairs will be provided. A complimentary light lunch, juice, coffee and hot chocolate will be provided by the Alhambra/Hamel Ministerial Alliance.

Register for Free Flu Shot

Registration is on now for the flu shots, compliments of the Alhambra Township Board. Call Freddie Riepshoff at 488-7603 to register. You must be a resident of Alhambra or Alhambra Township. Flu shots will be given at the Township Park on Friday, Nov. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon and in the evening at the Township Center from 5 to 7 p.m.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 , from noon to 8 p.m. on Oct. 22 and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 23. An activation code will be sent on Oct. 1 so parents can schedule their child’s conference time with his/her teacher. Sign up must be done by Oct. 15.

Students attending Grantfork Elementary will have their conferences at Grantfork. Alhambra Primary students will still have their conferences in Alhambra. Parents with a child in both buildings, should allow enough time for travel.

Special Occasions


Happy anniversary to the following couples on October 10, Gary and Luann Boda; Rick and Patty Allen; Oct. 11, Dean and Sherri Korsemeyer; Oct. 12, Tom and Sharon Capstick, Timothy and Cami Rakers, Rhet and Krista Mansholt; Oct. 13, Kevin and Heather Luitjohan.


Happy birthday to all on Oct. 8, Jill Verson, Ryan Driscoll, and John Hurst 9, Katelyn Helf, and Collin Abert; Oct. 10, Dennis Brueggeman, Deny Gehrig and Chuck Sanders; Oct. 11, Tom Seest, Kathy Porter, Laurie Volsholler, Zachary Vasques and Richard Potter; Oct. 12, Bob Reckman; Oct, 13. Kayla Green; Oct. 14. Electa Leach, Mary Reinhardt and Sara Ulrich and on Oct. 15, Toni Rozanski.

To submit items to the Alhambra News, email riepshoff@yahoo.com or call 488-7603 or (618) 910-9215.