Highland News Leader

Alhambra News for the week of Nov. 12

Bread of Life Food Pantry looking for donations

The Bread of life Food Pantry serves the families of Alhambra, Hamel and Worden, as well as some of the small communities in the area. With an increase of 40 percent in the number of families in need, the food pantry is in need of a larger building.

The pantry is located on the campus of the New Life Christian Fellowship in Hamel and is trying to raise $7,000 in order to increase the size of its building. Any donations made may be sent to: Alhambra/Hamel Ministerial Alliance or AMHA, 1117 W. North Street, Alhambra, IL 62001. Please put “Building Fund’ on the memo line of the check. All donations are tax deductible.

Deer Meat Needed

For those who like to hunt, but do not want the deer meat, consider donating it to a food pantry. Grantfork Meats will process the meat for the for local pantries at no charge. Contact, Kirby Knackstedt at the meat market at 675-2155.

Alhambra Primary

Yankee Candle fundraiser

The Yankee Candle fundraiser, chaired by Kim Lewis, was a huge success. The PTO received a percentage of sales and will get a check for $3,358. A total of $8,395 in sales was made.


This year, the school will do a Winter Wonderland instead of a Santa Breakfast. This will take place on Friday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This will include a raffle, and each class will make a gift basket with different themes:

▪ The Pre-K class will do “Kids Craft Time”

▪ Kindergarten, “Princess/Super- heroes”

First grade, “Game Night”

▪ Second Grade, “Movie Night”

▪ Third Grade, “Christmas/Winter Fun”

The school Christmas program will be held on Friday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m..

Christmas break: Classes will dismiss at 2:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, and school will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

Special Occasions


Happy anniversary on Nov. 11, Mark and Kris Nagel; Nov. 15, Mark and Janelle Gelly, Brian and Jill Verson; Nov. 19, Ralph and Kandy Buzich, Jim and Melanie Tillerson and Junior and Sandra Abert.


Happy birthday on Nov. 13, Neal Henschen, Aaron Trauernicht, Natalie Henschen and Crystal Uhe; Nov. 14,Cody Carroll, Hope Payne , Brandy Soens and Melissa Glassmaker-Becker; Nov. 15,Brian Duncan and Melanie Bonnell; Nov. 16, Matthew Hooks, Annabelle Doubet and Sharon Payne; Nov. 17, Megan Pickerill, Daniel Reckman and Cory Carroll; Nov. 18, Brad Allen, Lori Watson, Rita Zeller, Michael Donohoo and Piper Collmann; Nov. 19, Ken Gehrig, Ross Abert and Brett Bruhn.

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