Staunton High School's annual Alumni Banquet was held on May 17 at the Clay County Fairgrounds. One Hundred-Fifty Four S.H.S graduates attended, with the class of 1958 honored on their fiftieth anniversary. An auction of band memorabilia was one of the evening's events, and a buffet-style meal was served by Merrie Nees Catering.
The class of 1940 was represented by four classmates: Betty Dierdorf, Harold Plunkett, Mary Lou Riddell, and Anna Mae Swearingen, with their guests Betty Plunkett and Dr. Forest Buell.
The oldest alum in attendance was 99-year-old Ray Mong of the Class of 1928, and the oldest lady present was Jean Fisher Stearley, representing the Class of 1934.
The "4M Club" met recently for lunch. This group is made up of four ladies who worked together for many years at Columbia House in Terre Haute. They are: Maxine Beaman, Marcella Lawson, Marcella Strohl, and Mary Schepper. They always enjoy their time together, visiting and re-visiting old times.
STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30 a.m. Doug Parkey is the minister.
Doug's message this Sunday is titled "A Memorial Day Moment." Children's Church, Wee Worship and extended nursery are at 10:30 a.m. in the Educational Building.
If you need transportation to morning worship service, please phone the church office at 446-3211; the bus is wheelchair equipped.
Because of the holiday weekend, there will be no evening service, Praise Band or Puppet Ministry.
Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer Group meets at 7 p.m.
Happy Birthday greetings go out to Bill Archer.
Last Sunday morning was a day of rejoicing as Chris Pflueger was baptized, and Pat Archer placed her membership with our congregation. We welcome both of these fine people into our fellowship.
Plans are underway for Vacation Bible School. The dates will be July 13-17, from 6-8:30 p.m. each evening.
We want to thank all those involved in planning, preparing and serving the Ladies' Dinner. The meal was delicious, and Verna Davis gave an entertaining and thought-provoking presentation.
STAUNTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
We continue to need contributions to help pay for our church's new roof. If you would like to donate, please contact Janet Young at 448-3210.
Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Church service begins at 10:30. David Brown is our Pastor and his wife Elaine brings the Children's Message. Glenna Simons is the pianist.
Happy Birthday to Sharri Scamihorn on May 23.
Remember that the Community Food Pantry is open in the church's basement the last two Wednesday afternoons of each month from 3-5 p.m. The next Food Pantry day will be next Wednesday. Anyone in the Staunton area in need of help is welcome. We truly appreciate the support of many churches, civic organizations, and individuals in helping to make this needed outreach a success. A container is located in the Staunton Town Office for anyone who would like to contribute non-perishable food items.
Please remember to keep praying for everyone who is battling illness, as well as all the brave men and women of our military and their families. Also remember in prayer all the folks in nursing homes and hospitals, and those who have lost loved ones. Go out of your way to be kind to someone, and pray for everyone.
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