by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen

Morning message at the Rockville United Methodist Church was by Pastor Nick Van Dam entitled “Eclipsing Sin” taken from Luke 23:44-49; church services every Sunday at 9 a.m.

Mt. Zion Home Bible study meets in the Tom and Beverly Pelkey home at 7 p.m. each Tuesday to study the Bible and had nine in attendance. We invite you to join us; call Marge at 660-598-4240 for more information.

Mt. Zion Community Club met Aug. 16, in the Marge Zink home, we celebrated our 94th birthday with 20 guests present and a bountiful dinner was enjoyed at noon. The program was by Darren Childs from Missouri Conservation Dept. about black bears and was very interesting. Before dinner the women bound a crisis quilt. The next meeting will be Sept. 20.

Our sympathy to the family of Helen Ruth Allison, funeral services were held Thursday with interment in the Mt. Zion Cemetery of Rockville. Ruthie was a lifelong member of the Mt. Zion area.

Our sympathy to the family of Maggie Gurley, funeral services were held Sunday. Mrs. Gurley will be remembered for her beautiful quilting.

Howard and Dixie Peterson visitors have been Mike and Stacy Griffith, Marge Zink, Kent Crawford, Beth, Hayden and Olivia. They enjoyed supper at the deer camp on Saturday evening.

Marge Zink and Stacy Griffith made Marge’s visit to the doctors Friday in Overland Park, KS, getting a good report. On the way home, they visited Sherry Peterson in Garden City enjoying lunch with her.

The Bunco girls celebrated Beverly Pelkey’s birthday before going to Lowry City branch of the St. Clair County Library. Those who helped celebrate were Julia Snethen Dixie Peterson and Marge Zink.

Over at the Robin Siegismund farm Robin and Belle are happy to have the cow, Blind Betty, and baby back home. Belle likes cows almost as well as popsicles.

The ground hog is still living at the Pelkey home; mommy cat and kittens are fine.

John and Julia Snethen attended the OATS Meeting on Thursday at the Senior Center in Osceola and stayed for lunch. They went out to eat Saturday evening at Montrose; Julia’s first trip to Short Street Café, was very good.