Sand Creek Chatter – 5-1-2013

David and Janice Wendlandt, Jamison Wendlandt and Jean Hanson attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison’s indoor Marching Concert on April 20th.

Remember to take in the Bluegrass Jam at the Old School on Saturday evening, May 4 at 6:30 pm.

Over the week-long Easter break from school, Nate and Josh Hanson traveled to Phoenix, AZ to visit grandparents, Bob and Mary Hanson. They enjoyed the warm weather, eating out, swimming in the pool, hiking, visiting Tonto National Park, home of cliff dwellers, and a two day trip to the Grand Canyon.

While Nate and Josh were with the Hanson grandparents, Angie, Roci and Camila spent the week with nana, Jane Newell and grandpa Don. They enjoyed time with cousins, a trip to the Mall of America and the Build-A-Bear workshop.

With all the kids in good hands, Jessica and Jim Hanson traveled to Villa Nueva, Guatemala to visit friend, Anita Byle at her new home at the Christians in Action base, where she hopes to open a new orphanage. While there, they enjoyed the warm weather, sight seeing trips to Antigua and Panajachel and did some cleaning and painting to help out on the base. It was great to visit Anita, practice their Spanish and enjoy some good Guatemalan food.

Pastor Michael and Natalie Peterson from Lindstrom, MN visited Gene and Bonnie Peterson on the weekend of April 21st.

Merline Rufledt visited her mother, Selma Lee at the Hetzel Care Center in Bloomer during this past weekend.

Pastor Michael Sparby of Chicago was home for a few days at the beginning of last week when Nick Sparby of the Twin Cities also came to Sand Creek to help Mae Sparby celebrate her birthday on April 23rd.

Bob and Cathy LeFevre just returned from San Francisco where they spent a week in a combined business and family reunion. Cathy was selected to represent MORE library directors at the Innovative Users Group Conference during the week where she and other Indianhead Federated Library System personnel increased their knowledge about Innovative (the MORE computer system’s software provider) and its products.

The weekend before, the LeFevres stayed with their son, Greg and his wife, Nancy, at Stanford University. Their other son, Kevin who lives in Ohio, came for the week and Cathy’s brother, Dr. David Beer, cancer researcher for the Univ. of Michigan, was in the city with his bride, Lori ,visiting Dave’s son, Graham, who lives in San Francisco. Bob and Cathy had a wonderful time with their family and seeing all the sites of the Bay Area (cable car rides, Chinatown and the Golden Gate Bridge.) While Cathy was at the conference, Bob and the boys enjoyed hiking in the mountains and seeing the Redwoods and California condors. The weather was gorgeous, the flowers all abloom and Cathy promised that she would send the warm weather to Sand Creek. It must be so, because when they left it was snowing and 37° and in Palo Alto it was 90° on Monday. When they got back to Sand Creek, it was 75°. Spring is here, hopefully. 

Lt.Col Ben Dailey USAF/Ret of Okinawa, Japan, visited his sister, Joanie Williams, for six days. On Saturday, he took Lou Ann Gilberts, Lois Aasen and Joanie out for lunch at Gilligan’s. in Chetek. On Sunday, they were guests of Paul and LouAnn Gilberts. Then on Monday, April 22nd, he returned to Okinawa via Reno and Las Vegas and Hawaii, where he visited friends and family

Butch and Sue Mares drove to Amery on April 25 to visit Butch’s mother, Beth Mares at the hospital where she had had knee replacement surgery . She was already up and walking

The Martha and Mary Mission Group met at the Chapel of Independent Bible Church on April 25. They gave their month’s offering to Hope Gospel Mission in Eau Claire.

George and Delores Vlcek helped George’s brother, Jack and Kathy Vlcek move to Milwaukee last Friday.

Toby and Judy Horn traveled to Hope Church in Oakdale, MN last Sunday to attend a piano recital for their oldest grandson, Mitchell Horn, who took part in the recital.

The Sand Creek Pipers had a busy April meeting with many community projects funded. They voted to provide a $50 sponsorship of the Colfax Community Fair, $50 worth of paper products for local food pantries, and plant flowers for Memorial Day on Veteran’s graves.

Four members competed in the County Foods Review on the 27th. The theme this year was “Go Green “

Adam Timm made lime jiggly jello. Brody Killoren created a green smoothie. Abigail Gustum took a Kiwi lime smoothie wrapped in a lettuce leaf. Alex Timm made a cauliflower broccoli salad and lime applesauce dessert. All four received blue ribbons.

Club members will serve lunch at the coming auction for Juel Smith.