Fwd: New Session Info for the Warren County fitness center





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A friendly reminder to all of our participants, new and those who have been here for a while!  The current session ends this Saturday, April 1st and our new session starts April 10th!  The reason we are closed for 1 week in between is so we can have our equipment maintenanced, rearrange our facility a bit and most importantly host our SPRING CRAFT & VENDOR FAIR! 

 

You may ask, "Why is the fitness center having a Craft & Vendor Fair?"  - the answer is FUNDRIASING!!  We are NOT a privately owned business and this event and our other fundraisers are critical to our operation.  Only grant funds and donations are used to run the fitness center and we rely on these fundraisers to cover expenses that our grants do not!

 

PLEASE come visit us at our Spring Craft & Vendor Fair on Friday  April 7th  (3 p.m. to 7 p.m.) and Saturday April 8th (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and shop for those Mother's Day, Graduation, Birthday gifts, home d├ęcor items, outdoor and garden, plants & flowers, personal care items, clothing, jewelry…the list goes on and on and on.  We have over 50 crafters and vendors scheduled to be here!!

 

Thanks for understanding and supporting our fitness center as strive to sustain this program and continue to serve Warren County! 

 

Remember we re-open for the new session on April 10th at our *NEW* EARLY starting time 7:00 a.m. and we are open LATER next session as well, until 7:30 p.m.!

 

 

Warren County Fitness Center

1000 Outlet Mall, Suite #2

Warrenton, Mo. 63383

636-456-1567

 

Daily Email: Thursday, March 30, 2017

DEVOTION:  John 11:1-53  English Standard Version (ESV)

The Death of Lazarus

11 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, "Lord, he whom you love is ill."But when Jesus heard it he said, "This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it."

Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when he heard that Lazarus[a] was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the disciples, "Let us go to Judea again." The disciples said to him, "Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?" Jesus answered, "Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world.10 But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him." 11 After saying these things, he said to them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him." 12 The disciples said to him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover." 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. 14 Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died, 15 and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him." 16 So Thomas, called the Twin,[b] said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with him."

I Am the Resurrection and the Life

17 Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. 18 Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles[c]off, 19 and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. 20 So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you." 23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again." 24 Martha said to him, "I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day." 25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life.[d] Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?" 27 She said to him, "Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who is coming into the world."

Jesus Weeps

28 When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying in private, "The Teacher is here and is calling for you." 29 And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. 31 When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. 32 Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, "Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died." 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved[e] in his spirit and greatly troubled.34 And he said, "Where have you laid him?" They said to him, "Lord, come and see." 35 Jesus wept. 36 So the Jews said, "See how he loved him!" 37 But some of them said, "Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man also have kept this man from dying?"

Jesus Raises Lazarus

38 Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone lay against it. 39 Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, "Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days." 40 Jesus said to her, "Did I not tell you that if you believed you would see the glory of God?" 41 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, "Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me." 43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, "Lazarus, come out."44 The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, "Unbind him, and let him go."

The Plot to Kill Jesus

45 Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him, 46 but some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done. 47 So the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered the council and said, "What are we to do? For this man performs many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation." 49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, "You know nothing at all. 50 Nor do you understand that it is better for you that one man should die for the people, not that the whole nation should perish." 51 He did not say this of his own accord, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation, 52 and not for the nation only, but also to gather into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.53 So from that day on they made plans to put him to death.

 

If you ever get a chance to read all of the Gospel of John in one sitting, do it.  It's a different way to learn God's Word.   You can see the coherence of the lessons and see the way John intended it to be read.  It is really pretty cool. 

 

I'm just giving you a glimpse of what it's like today by giving you this longer reading which is actually the full Gospel reading for this weekend.  Read it again and just enjoy it!

 

Prayer: Lord, help me to enjoy your Word, to not take it for granted, and to get something out of it today and every day.  Amen.

 

 

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CALENDAR:

Thurs- Karate 6:15-7:45; Lutheranism 101 6:30-7:30

Fri- 7-8 graders and pastor leave for Youth gathering 3:30pm

Sat- Worship 5pm

Sun- Worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45; 7-8 graders return 2pm

 

WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND:  
Acolyte-  8:30- ??? 11- Abby Vossen

 

Ushers- Sunday- Charlie Figura, Jason Figura, Brett Nordwald, Erv Yoder

 

Altar- Set up- Don Hance; Clean Up- Sandy Robine

Elders- Sat- Randy Fischer, 8:30- Jason Cluver, 11- Charlie Figura
 
Greeters-  8:30- Dave and Hope Tinnin; 11- Dan and Lisa Rausch

Lay Readers- Sat- Marcia Sevier; 8:30- Steve MccDowell; 11- Stephanie Owenby

Piano- 

 

Organist- Wed and Sun- Rachel Fisher

Projectionists: No projection this weekend
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YESTERDAY'S QUIZ 

How old was Saul when he became king?  30 years old

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TODAY'S QUIZ: Why did the Lord reject Saul as king?

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NEWS!!!! 

OUR CHURCH OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR/SECRETARY, MARILYN FOSTER, IS RETIRING!!

After working faithfully for St. John's for the last 14 years, Marilyn Foster, has announced that she will be retiring on May 31.  We are planning a retirement celebration for her on Sunday, May 21 after church.  More information will be coming about this soon. 

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SUPPER AT 5:30 ON WEDNESDAY!!  WORSHIP AT 6:30!!

 

Menu: Pasta with both white sauce and red sauce, Salad, garlic bread, dessert 

 

Worship: Come and learn the "The Art of Spiritual Inhaling and Exhaling"

 

Come and join us!

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THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS DESIGNATION DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY!!

If you have an eligible Thrivent account, that accumulates Thrivent Choice dollars, you have until Friday to designate those dollars for this year!

 

You can designate anyone to receive them!  (St. John's, Little Lambs, Good Shepherd, St. John's Youth)  

 

Please follow the directions below! Get it done!

 

Call 800-847-4836 and when prompted, say "Thrivent Choice".

 

Press 1 to direct Choice Dollars or

 

Press 2 to hear Thrivent Choice program Terms and Conditions.  (If prompted, say or enter your phone number and date of birth  )

.

A representative will work with you to direct Choice dollars.

 

Do call them before March 31!

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TWO MORE PEOPLE NEEDED TO FILL THE ST.JOHN'S TABLE AT THE PREGNANCY OPTIONS CENTER BANQUET

The banquet itself is free, thanks to underwriters, but we need folks who are willing to make a donation to this very worthy cause.  Please contact me 636-359-1061 if you are interested!!

___________________________________________________________________________

VENDORS NEEDED FOR OUR MAY 6 VENDOR FAIR AND FLEA MARKET!!

Inside vendors are $25 a table/space.  Outside parking spots are $10 a piece. Donations for the youth's pavilion sale can be left in the shed or in pastor's office.

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LITTLE LAMBS ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN!!!!

 Student must be 3 for younger class  or 4 for older class by August 1.

$45 nonrefundable registration fee required.

Registration packets can be picked up at Little Lambs during school hours and in the church office during non-school hours. 

____________________________________________________________________________

TURNING POINT IS HOSTING A FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER ON THURSDAY, MARCH 30 at the QUAIL RIDGE LODGE IN WENZTVILLE!!  DOORS OPEN AT 5:30!

Enjoy stylish fashions for all women, great vendors, raffles, delicious hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails.  Tickets are $35 each!  Go to www.turningpointdvs.com or call 636-456-1186 to get tickets.

______________________________________________________________________________

VENDOR FAIR/FLEA MARKET WILL BE SATURDAY, MAY 6!!

Inside vendor areas are rented for $25 per space

Outside vendors are $10 per parking spot.

Donations for the youth groups sale under the pavilion can be left under the pavilion or in the shed. 

__________________________________________________________________

STEPHEN MINISTRY IS LOOKING FOR SOME NEW STEPHEN LEADERS

If you love caring for others and consider yourself a leader, this is the perfect way for you to serve the Lord and your church family!

 

The Stephen Leader training is April 23-29 at the Renaissance Hotel by the airport this year and the cost of the training is covered by the church.  If you choose to stay at the hotel you will have to pay for that yourself.  It's only a 35 minute commute to the training from Warrenton.

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OPERATION BACKPACK ITEMS COLLECTED FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH IS

Individually wrapped snack and packets of oatmeal.  Place them in the receptacle marked "Backpack Blessings" in the narthex.

______________________________________________________________________________

AGAPE DONATIONS ALWAYS ACCEPTED!!

Any nonperishable food items, diapers, toiletries, etc.!!

 

Perishable food items can be taken directly to Agape at 713 Powell St. in Warrenton.  Call 456-4645 to find out when they're open or for more info.

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YOUR KROGER CARD CAN EARN MONEY FOR LITTLE LAMBS

Go to www.kroger.com/communityawards and register your card today!!

GENERAL PRAYER

For MARILYN FOSTER as she prepares for her retirement.

 

For PASTOR, that he can get rid of these after effects of Influenza A and B.

 

For both RANDY AND PATTY SWEET'S MOTHERS,  Virginia, Patty's mom, has just been diagnosed with lung cancer.  Rose, Randy's mom, had a bad seizure two months ago, and although she is walking and talking fine, the seizure caused some dementia. 

 

For DANIELLE MEINE KRAMER, whose leukemia is back after a brief respite from it.  She had it for several years while in high school.  (She grew up riding Karin's school bus to school.)

 

For Mim Dunn's nephew DAVID HAHN who is dealing with severe throat cancer.

 

For LOIS BOEGER'S MOM, EVELYN TOEDEBUSCH,  who has been on hospice care for the last few months and slows down a little more every day, but is doing well.

 

 

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If you bought a Great Clips certificate for a haircut at the auction and it is missing, I have it.  There was no number attached to it.  Let me know if it is yours.  Thanks!

 

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Supper tonight! Mmm Mmm Good!!! 5:30pm Be there!

Tonight's Lenten Dinner:

 

Pasta House style salad

Lasagna (with meat)

Bow Tie Pasta with home made Alfredo sauce (no meat)

Garlic Bread

Iced Tea

Lemonade

Dessert variety

 

 

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Daily Email: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

DEVOTION:  Romans 8:1-11English Standard Version (ESV)

Life in the Spirit

There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.[a] For the law of the Spirit of life has set you[b] free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin,[c] he condemned sin in the flesh,in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot. Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.

You, however, are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if in fact the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him. 10 But if Christ is in you, although the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness. 11 If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus[d] from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.

 

I want to talk just a minute on what Paul says in verse 5.  There is a difference in our world between those who have a secular worldview and those who have a Holy Spirit worldview.  Let me just list those differences in a bullet point form.

 

  1. Those who have a secular worldview have no absolute truth.  To them truth is relative.  That means that truth to them is whatever they make up in their own minds.  And truth for someone else is whatever that person makes up in their own minds.  This is how we can have someone who was born with certain sex characteristics think that they are the other sex.  This is how a person can say that the earth and creatures on the earth have evolved over billions of years.  It's because God's Word is not the absolute truth to them.  Once you let moral relativism out of the bag and deny the absolute truth of God's Word, there's no getting it back in. 
  2. Those who have a secular worldview have no regard for the salvation of Christ by grace through faith.  Since right and wrong is relative, there is no need for salvation, because there is no such thing as sin from which to be saved.  Jesus might be a good guy to be emulated and he might have some good teachings about love and doing good to others, but you can take it or leave it.  It's all up to you. 
  3. Those who have a secular worldview have guilt, because the Word of God's law has been placed in the heart of every human being, but they have either suppressed that guilt or just plain deny it.  That's why people get so offended and hurt when you tell them, from God's Word, that they are doing, thinking, or saying something wrong.  Their morals are relative so to tell them that they are wrong is to offend their sense of superiority and the fact that they are in control of their own life.  I call it spoiled little brat syndrome. 

 

Can you see the trouble this has caused in our country and in our world?  We end up trying to please every single person's sensibilities of what they think is right and wrong and end up offending the rest of the people who don't think that way. 

 

So what do we do?  SPEAK THE TRUTH IN LOVE!  That's it!  At the risk of offending someone we MUST TELL THE TRUTH. Not the relative truth of the majority, but the REAL, ABSOLUTE TRUTH OF GOD'S WORD!!!  Say this:  "Jesus said, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.  Or this, "There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus."  Or just speak the truth of the whole section of Scripture above.   

 

I urge you to stick with the truth!  STICK WITH IT!  DON'T QUIT ON THE TRUTH!!!  You will be better off for it.  You will have that peace that passes all understanding.  Greatest of all you will have the truth which leads to eternal life!

 

Prayer: Lord God, set my mind on your Spirit so that I may have life and peace.  Amen.

 

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CALENDAR:

Wed- Supper 5:30; Worship 6:30; Choir 7:15

Thurs- Karate 6:15-7:45; Lutheranism 101 6:30-7:30

Fri- 7-8 graders and pastor leave for Youth gathering 3:30pm

Sat- Worship 5pm

Sun- Worship 8:30 and 11; Sunday school 9:45; 7-8 graders return 2pm

 

WORSHIP WORKERS FOR THIS COMING WEEKEND:  
Acolyte-  Wed- Luke Rausch 8:30- ??? 11- Abby Vossen

 

Ushers- Wed- Dave Callies, Marv Hendershot, Don Luebke, Don Nolte; Sunday- Charlie Figura, Jason Figura, Brett Nordwald, Erv Yoder

 

Altar- Set up- Don Hance; Clean Up- Sandy Robine

Elders- Sat- Randy Fischer, 8:30- Jason Cluver, 11- Charlie Figura
 
Greeters-  8:30- Dave and Hope Tinnin; 11- Dan and Lisa Rausch

Lay Readers- Sat- Marcia Sevier; 8:30- Steve MccDowell; 11- Stephanie Owenby

Piano-  Molly Hendershot

 

Organist- Wed and Sun- Rachel Fisher

Projectionists: No projection this weekend
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YESTERDAY'S QUIZ 

Did God want Israel to have a king?  The people told Samuel they wanted a king like the other nations have and they kept insisting on it.  Samuel went to the Lord to ask Him what to do.  the Lord said the people were not rejecting Samuel but were rejecting Him. The Lord told him to give them what they wanted and to instruct them what it would be like to have a king.  (THANKS DON NOLTE)

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TODAY'S QUIZ:  How old was Saul when he became king?

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NEWS!!!! 

OUR CHURCH OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR/SECRETARY, MARILYN FOSTER, IS RETIRING!!

After working faithfully for St. John's for the last 14 years, Marilyn Foster, has announced that she will be retiring on May 31.  We are planning a retirement celebration for her on Sunday, May 21 after church.  More information will be coming about this soon. 

_________________________________________________________________________________

SUPPER AT 5:30 ON WEDNESDAY!!  WORSHIP AT 6:30!!

 

Menu: Pasta with both white sauce and red sauce, Salad, garlic bread, dessert 

 

Worship: Come and learn the "The Art of Spiritual Inhaling and Exhaling"

 

Come and join us!

________________________________________________________________________________

THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS DESIGNATION DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY!!

If you have an eligible Thrivent account, that accumulates Thrivent Choice dollars, you have until Friday to designate those dollars for this year!

 

You can designate anyone to receive them!  (St. John's, Little Lambs, Good Shepherd, St. John's Youth)  

 

Please follow the directions below! Get it done!

 

Call 800-847-4836 and when prompted, say "Thrivent Choice".

 

Press 1 to direct Choice Dollars or

 

Press 2 to hear Thrivent Choice program Terms and Conditions.  (If prompted, say or enter your phone number and date of birth  )

.

A representative will work with you to direct Choice dollars.

 

Do call them before March 31!

____________________________________________________________________________

TWO MORE PEOPLE NEEDED TO FILL THE ST.JOHN'S TABLE AT THE PREGNANCY OPTIONS CENTER BANQUET

The banquet itself is free, thanks to underwriters, but we need folks who are willing to make a donation to this very worthy cause.  Please contact me 636-359-1061 if you are interested!!

___________________________________________________________________________

VENDORS NEEDED FOR OUR MAY 6 VENDOR FAIR AND FLEA MARKET!!

Inside vendors are $25 a table/space.  Outside parking spots are $10 a piece. Donations for the youth's pavilion sale can be left in the shed or in pastor's office.

____________________________________________________________________

LITTLE LAMBS ENROLLMENT FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN!!!!

 Student must be 3 for younger class  or 4 for older class by August 1.

$45 nonrefundable registration fee required.

Registration packets can be picked up at Little Lambs during school hours and in the church office during non-school hours. 

____________________________________________________________________________

TURNING POINT IS HOSTING A FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER ON THURSDAY, MARCH 30 at the QUAIL RIDGE LODGE IN WENZTVILLE!!  DOORS OPEN AT 5:30!

Enjoy stylish fashions for all women, great vendors, raffles, delicious hors d'oeuvres and signature cocktails.  Tickets are $35 each!  Go to www.turningpointdvs.com or call 636-456-1186 to get tickets.

______________________________________________________________________________

VENDOR FAIR/FLEA MARKET WILL BE SATURDAY, MAY 6!!

Inside vendor areas are rented for $25 per space

Outside vendors are $10 per parking spot.

Donations for the youth groups sale under the pavilion can be left under the pavilion or in the shed. 

__________________________________________________________________

STEPHEN MINISTRY IS LOOKING FOR SOME NEW STEPHEN LEADERS

If you love caring for others and consider yourself a leader, this is the perfect way for you to serve the Lord and your church family!

 

The Stephen Leader training is April 23-29 at the Renaissance Hotel by the airport this year and the cost of the training is covered by the church.  If you choose to stay at the hotel you will have to pay for that yourself.  It's only a 35 minute commute to the training from Warrenton.

______________________________________________________________________________

OPERATION BACKPACK ITEMS COLLECTED FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH IS

Individually wrapped snack and packets of oatmeal.  Place them in the receptacle marked "Backpack Blessings" in the narthex.

______________________________________________________________________________

AGAPE DONATIONS ALWAYS ACCEPTED!!

Any nonperishable food items, diapers, toiletries, etc.!!

 

Perishable food items can be taken directly to Agape at 713 Powell St. in Warrenton.  Call 456-4645 to find out when they're open or for more info.

______________________________________________________________________________

YOUR KROGER CARD CAN EARN MONEY FOR LITTLE LAMBS

Go to www.kroger.com/communityawards and register your card today!!

GENERAL PRAYER

For MARILYN FOSTER as she prepares for her retirement.

 

For PASTOR, that he can get rid of these after effects of Influenza A and B.

 

For both RANDY AND PATTY SWEET'S MOTHERS,  Virginia, Patty's mom, has just been diagnosed with lung cancer.  Rose, Randy's mom, had a bad seizure two months ago, and although she is walking and talking fine, the seizure caused some dementia. 

 

For DANIELLE MEINE KRAMER, whose leukemia is back after a brief respite from it.  She had it for several years while in high school.  (She grew up riding Karin's school bus to school.)

 

For Mim Dunn's nephew DAVID HAHN who is dealing with severe throat cancer.

 

For LOIS BOEGER'S MOM, EVELYN TOEDEBUSCH,  who has been on hospice care for the last few months and slows down a little more every day, but is doing well.