Salem United Church of Christ
Totenfest, a service of remembrance, will be held on Sunday, Nov. 22 at the 10 a.m. worship service. The following people who have passed away this year will be remembered in thoughts and prayers: Roger E. Stumpf, Earl Schuerman, Hilda Ramach, Ken Mindrup, Betty Volz, Alfred “Al” Volz, Lawrence Ramach, Maxine Wernle, Donald R. “Butch” Litton, Elnora M. “Eleanor” Hamann and Keith T. Vosholler.
Highland School District holiday concerts
Nov. 19 Fall Concert for Highland Elementary, grade 5, at 7 p.m. in the HE Auditorium
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Nov. 27 Annual Lighted Christmas Parade (Santa Parade) at 7:15 p.m. (HHS Band)
Dec. 1 HMS/HHS Christmas Choral Concert at 7 p.m. in the HE Auditorium
Dec. 3 Christmas Program for Highland Primary, grade 1, at 7 p.m. in the HE Auditorium
Dec. 7 Christmas Program for Highland Primary, grade 2, at 7 p.m. in the HE Auditorium
Dec. 8 Band concert for grades 6-12 in the HMS gym at 7 p.m.
Dec. 10 Christmas Program for Highland Primary, kindergarten, at 7 p.m. in the HE Auditorium
Dec. 11 & 12 Madrigal Dinner at Highland High School at 6:30 p.m. in the HHS Bulldog Square
Dec. 13 Madrigal Dinner at Highland High School at 5 p.m. in the HHS Bulldog Square
Dec. 15 Christmas Program at Grantfork Elementary at 7 p.m. in Grantfork
Dec. 17 Christmas Program at Alhambra Primary. Grades K-1 will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m., and grades 2-3 will perform from 7:30 to 8 p.m.
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.
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.
Thanks to all the parents and the community for sending in their Prairie Farms milk caps. The school received 1,000 caps and with help from the PTO and parents. The codes were entered into the program, and the PTO earned $50 to go toward something for the schools.
Raging River tickets
Students are working toward earning the Raging River tickets by reading, or for those who cannot read yet, by being read to. Students must read 150 pages by Dec. 4. Tickets will be handed out to those who complete their goal on the last day of the school year.
Happy anniversary on Nov.19, Ralph and Kandy Buzich, Jim and Melanie Tillerson and Junior and Sandra Abert: November 22, Bob and Ruth Hosto and Trevor and Heather Henkhaus; November 23, Chad and Tammy Burton and Brian and Barbara Dugan; November 24, Patrick and Emily Stille.
Happy birthday on Nov. 18, Brad Allen, Lori Watson, Rita Zeller, Michael Donohoo and Piper Collmann; Nov. 19, Ken Gehrig, Ross Abert and Brett Bruhn: Nov. 20, Trey Huckleberry; Nov. 21, Kevin Wernle; Nov. 22, Caitlyn Westfall, Kerry Ketcham and Catlyn Thomas; Nov. 23, Nelson Linenfelser and Aaron Kelso; Nov. 24, Timothy Nicoson, Shirley Olsen, Keith Miller, Nash Suhre and Joye Brase; Nov. 25, Everett Knackstedt, Marilyn Eyman and Phillip Reiman.
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