Highland News Leader

Alhambra News for the week of Oct. 22

Halloween Hours

The Village Board has set the hours for Halloween for Saturday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. for trick-or-treating. Anyone wishing to have trick-or-treaters should put their porch lights on.

Alhambra School News

Students will have Oct. 22 and 23 off school due to the parent/teacher conferences.

Congratulations go out to Terri Mettler and Kris Landmann for the A1 rating on the cafeteria. Madison County Health Department has given them 100 percent again this year.

Thursday, Oct. 29 will be the day to have the retake pictures done for those who missed the first picture day or in the event you didn’t care for the picture.

Salem UCC Trunk-or-Treat

Salem United Church of Christ, 1117 W. North St in Alhambra, will hold its eighth annual trunk-or-treat event from 3 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25 in back parking lot of the church. Children made be dressed in costume and will go from car to car to play games and receive treats. A light meal of hot dogs, chili, chips, cookies and drinks will be provided. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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.

Special Occasions


Happy anniversary on Oct. 21, Delmar and Marlene Korsemeyer and Josh and Ember Price; Oct. 24, Tracy and April Watson; Oct. 27, Casey and Cathy Adolph; Oct. 28, Mike and PJ Bolk and on Oct. 30, Barry and Kelsey Quade.


Happy birthday on Oct. 23, Joe Lotter and Cathy Bright; Oct. 24. Howie Eyman, Susi Miller, Jackie Debatin, Erich Lackey, Caine Kelso and Jordan Lynn; Oct. 26, Christie Hampton and Phyllis (PJ) Bolk; Oct. 27, Cindy Adolph, Everett Rogier, Mark Henschen, Tammy Burton, Christine Ellis and Rodney Knackstedt; Oct. 28, Marilynn Hooks, Tonia Pickerill, Nicole Cornejo, Brooke Hunsche and Jorya Wernle; Oct. 29. Calia Cornejo; Oct. 30, Bob Riepshoff, Vernon Mindrup, Marie Mindrup, Chad Roberts and Shane Stille; Oct. 31, Karen Knox, Dennis Wernle and Isaac Cruthis.

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