Cribbage players set for tourney

CEYLON — There will be a Christmas open house for the Russell Reimers family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilbert.

Members of the dual congregations served by Pastor Reimers (Wilbert and Our Savior’s in Ceylon), and family and friends, are invited to join the Reimers for a special Christmas celebration and a thank you from the family.

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The ladies at St. Peter Lutheran Church will meet Wednesday. The members are reminded that the meeting will begin with a noon potluck luncheon.

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Coffee Lovers meet 8:30-10 a.m. each Thursday at the Legends2/Legion building in Ceylon. Area men and women are invited to join them for good brew and great fellowship each Thursday.

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Friendly Neighbors Card Club will meet noon Friday at the home of Delores Houseman. They will begin the day with a potluck luncheon.

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Red Cross bloodmobile was in Ceylon last week and would like to thank all those who donated blood. Twenty units were collected.

They would like to thank those who helped with registration and the canteen and Legends 2 for the use of the old Legion building.

There will be a blood drive in Fairmont from Tuesday through Thursday at the Holiday Inn. To make an appointment or for information, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or go online to redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Give the gift of life … give blood.

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Upcoming events include:

o There will be a cribbage tournament in Ceylon beginning 1:15 p.m. Dec. 9 at the Legends2/Legion building in Ceylon.

Players would like to start a tournament in Ceylon on the second Saturday of the month. This would be similar to the cribbage tournament in Welcome that is held the third Saturday of the month. Area men and women are welcome. There is a charge. Check it out on Dec. 9.

o St. Paul’s Wilbert LWML Christmas party 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14. It will include a craft and bake and white elephant sale table.

o There will be a pancake feed and bake sale benefit for Rachel Schafer from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 16, at Martin County West High School in Sherburn.

Proceeds will help Rachel and her family with expenses incurred during her illness and surgeries. She is recovering from open heart surgery and is on kidney dialysis waiting for a kidney transplant.

The Sherburn Lions will serve the pancakes while family and friends will have baked items and Christmas treats for sale. Circle the date and plan to attend.

Rachel is the daughter of Phil and Julie (Thiesse) Schafer from Sherburn, and the granddaughter of Joel Thiesse from the Ceylon area.

o Area children will have a Christmas party from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Legends2/Legion building in Ceylon. Games and prizes, Santa pictures and fire truck rides are planned.

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