Highland News Leader

Alhambra News for the week of Oct. 29

Salem Youth Group collecting coats

The seventh grade confirmation class at Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra is currently collecting coats for the Highland Area Christian Service Ministry food pantry. There are containers in the passageway of the church for donations. They will deliver the coats on Nov. 1.

The groups is also collecting needed items such as: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, bathroom tissue (this is a much needed item), facial tissue, dish detergent, diapers (size 3, 4 or 5), baby wipes, deodorant, laundry detergent, birthday candles, disposable cake pans, cake mixes, frosting, Happy Meal toys, books for kids, all winter outer gear in good shape.

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.

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.

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 to the following couples: Oct. 30, Barry and Kelsey Quade; Nov. 2, Jim and Dawn Reagan; Nov. 4, Darrel and Karen Landolt; Nov. 5, Matt and Dondee Rex.


Happy birthday on 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; November 1, Aiden Suhre and, Chase McGee; Nov. 2, Dustin Phelps, Edith Ruehrup, Randy Olive, Zach Schlechte and Cassidy Cecco; Nov. 3, Shanna Uhe and Madelyn Trauernicht; Nov. 4, Matt Reckmann, Zach Gieseking and Darrin Reinhardt; Nov.5, Michael Sidwell, Lonnie Casper, Kathy Brink and Deb Reckmann.

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