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Staunton Scene

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Linda Moss and LeEsta, Amanda and Ryan Smith, from Lake Mary, Fla., were recent guests of LeEsta's mother, Mary Schepper.

The 59th annual reunion of men and their families who were stationed at Mars Field in Charlotte, N.C., during World War II, took place this past weekend at the Motel 8 in Terre Haute.

A total of 18 people attended, including four of the veterans. Those who enjoyed seeing old friends and reminiscing about past times included Baun and Lucinda Everley from Kentucky, their son Bill Everley and their daughter Bonnie Pardue from Tennessee, Ellen Hall and her son Gary Hall from Illinois, Paul Pasner and his son Bill from Kokomo, Estel Johnson from Plainfield, Paul Shirley of Terre Haute and his daughters Janet Shirley from Bloomfield, and Martha Shirley from Indianapolis, and the Riddell family from Clay County -- Mary Lou, Steve and Zena, Jay and Kelly, and Carmon.

Mary Lou's late husband, Bob Riddell, was the veteran who served at Mars Field. They all hope to meet again next year to carry on the tradition and memories.

STAUNTON FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., with worship service following at 10:30. Doug Parkey is the minister. Children's Church and Wee Worship begin at 10:30 a.m., in the Educational Building.

If you need transportation to morning worship service, phone the church office at 446-3211. The bus is wheelchair equipped.

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 12-16, from 6-8:30 p.m., each evening. VBS is for children from 3-years-old to the sixth-grade.

STAUNTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., with Church service following at 10:30. David Brown is the pastor and his wife Elaine presents the Children's Message. Glenna Simons is the pianist.

Remember that the Community Food Pantry is open in the church's basement on the last Wednesday afternoon of each month, from 3-5 p.m. The next food pantry day will be Wednesday, July 29. Anyone in the Staunton area in need of help is welcome.

We truly appreciate the support of Staunton First Christian Church and Staunton Elementary School, as well as other churches, civic organizations and individuals in helping to make this needed outreach a success.

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.

If you have news to share, you can send it to me at 4954 W. Happy Holler Rd., Brazil. All news is greatly appreciated.