The Sand Creek Pipers 4-H club held their annual Awards Affair at the Olde School on Nov. 11th. Recognition was given to all 18 members with special gifts to graduates Angela Sparks and Paula Omtvedt.
Three new members were welcomed to the group – Alana Fedie and Clark and Isaac Taylor. Sam Gustum was named outstanding Youth Leader and Melvin Gustum was the top-ranking junior member. Fourteen adult leaders were present to be recognized and the new officers for the coming year were installed: President, Ross Taylor, Vice-President, Melvin Gustum, Secretary, Maggie Timm, Treasurer, Sam Gustum, and Historian, Brody Killoren will serve the club in 2012-2013.
It was a busy weekend for the Pipers as they served lunch for Karla Novotny’s auction on Saturday. All proceeds will be used for community service projects.
Carol Redmann traveled with a medical missionary group to Nicaragua from November 1st to November 9th. They served approximately 300 patients each day at 5 different sites in Nicaragua, including medical needs, dental work, checking for eyeglasses, pharmacy, children’s ministry, prayer and Bibles for all. Many hundreds heard the group and accepted the Lord personally.
John Anderson, Haley and Tyler of Peoria, IL arrived at the Glenn and Margie Anderson home on Election Day to spend time until November 13th.
Glenn and Margie’s other son, Michael Anderson arrived in time to enjoy time with his brother, John and family. His plans were to stay through opening weekend of deer hunting.
Dave Cowley and 3 boys visited Louie and Judy Reetz in Sand Creek on November 10th.
Judy Reetz traveled to Elmwood on Sunday to celebrate the birthdays of her grandsons, Brayden Wolf turning 10 and Masyn Wolf turning 6.
Later that day, Judy visited her sister, Audrey Prissel at the Plum City Care Center.
Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Gladyce Thornby-Welke-Veum whose memorial service was held on Monday, November 12th at Stokes, Prock Funeral Chapel in Altoona. Your reporter remembers “ Miss Thornby” as a favorite teacher in 4th grade in Sand Creek Elementary School. She was a very special lady and reached 99 years of age.
Paul and Linda Hering of Ashwaubenon, WI, visited Linda’s sister, Lana and Harlan Anderson from Nov. 12th to 14th.
Lee and Teresa Killoren hosted Bryce’s 6th birthday party on Sunday, Nov. 11th. Guests were: Michael and Kelly Nelson, Zoe and Noah, Kenny and Sharon Nelson, Elizabeth Brenden, Flo and Mick Killoren.
Lou Ann Gilberts and Kelly Timm gave a presentation about their shop, Carpe Diem located in Chetek at the evening dinner sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries held at the Norske Nook in Rice Lake on Monday evening, Nov. 12th.
Alex Vaughn, the grandson of Tom and Judy Vaughn was the emcee for the Veteran’s Day program held at the New Auburn School on Friday, Nov. 9th. Alex is a senior in New Auburn High School this year.
Sandy DeWitz, Nina Donaldson and Richard Christopherson visited Nina’s and Richard’s sister, Vivian at Prairie farm and sister-in-law, Norma at the Dallas Nursing Home on Nov. 14th.
Rocky Thompson of Minocaqua, was home visiting his parents, Fran and Sue Piotrowski on Nov. 12,13 and 14.
The Martha and Mary Mission Group of Independent Bible Church met at the Chapel on Thursday afternoon, November 15th.