Jarbalo Jottings and McLouth Happenings
By Thamar Barnett
Jarbalo United Methodist Women met Nov. 13 at Talette’s Cafe in Tonganoxie for dinner and a meeting.
The group opted to give money to three families to help with their Thanksgiving dinners.
Those attending were Ron and Peachez Joles, their granddaughter Ryan Workman, Marilyn Oxley, Rosie Oelschlaeger, Faye Cleavinger , Frances Jeannin, Thamar Barnett and the Rev. Larry Grove and his wife, Mary Lou.
The next meeting of the UMW will be noon Dec. 11 with a meal at the church.
The Bible study group at the church has decided to not meet again until Jan. 21 due to the holiday season and meetings.
Frances Jeannin and Lorrie Schubert visited Miriam Schubert on Nov. 18 at De Soto Nursing Home.
By Beverly Muzzy
McLouth will have its sixth annual tree lighting this weekend.
The ceremony will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the city park in downtown McLouth.
Visitors are welcome to put up a tree of their own creation in the park as well. Set up and removal will be the responsibility of the tree owners. Setup started Friday and participants have the rest of the week to include their trees. The tree creations just need to be ready to light on Saturday.
Food will be served and music played at the event.
In the event of inclement weather, festivities will move indoors to the McLouth Fire Station, 104 W. Lucy St.
Anyone with questions or interest in donating to the event can call Mary at 913-796-6921 or Kim at 913-796-6411.
Calendars available at McLouth school
The McLouth Elementary School Student Council is selling 2016 calendars. Students have three calendar options: the woodland retreat calendar, the North American wildlife calendar and the furry friends calendar, which features dogs and cats.
They are being sold when the elementary book store is open and at some games. People also can stop in at the guidance center at MES and purchase a calendar. They are $5 each.
Student council also has vehicle air fresheners for sale for $2 each.