Southwest Community

4/27/2014

Huckstadt to celebrate 90th

Huckstadt to celebrate 90th

Lyman C. Huckstadt will celebrate his 90th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. May 3, 2014, at Congregational Community Church, 710 N. Third St.

A lifetime resident of Finney County, Mr. Huckstadt was born May 14, 1924, to Louie and Ina Huckstadt.

On Feb. 27, 1949, he married Vera Bishoff. She died in 1997.

He has two daughters: Lynnette Ohl and her husband Steve live in Garden City; Karla Henry and her husband Bill live in Little Rock, Ark. His grandchildren are Winsom Lamb and husband Colin, Willis Ohl and wife Stephanie, Ryan Ellington and wife Allison, and Rene Henry and husband Austin. Great-grandchildren are Kyler and Isaac Lamb, Rylan and Bryson Ohl, Taylor and Lauren Ellington, and Zane Henry.

Mr. Huckstadt is a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, having served during World War II. He enjoys his family and their adventures, his friends and their activities, his church for his faith, and woodworking for the challenge.

Senior center pinochle

Jeanette Taylor won high in the four tables of senior center pinochle played Wednesday at the Senior Center of Finney County, 907 N. 10th St. Bob Baker took second. Third went to Maybelle Bowen.

Happy Hustlers 4-H

The Happy Hustlers 4-H Club entertained the residents of Garden Valley Retirement Village on April 15. "Rafunzel," their skit from Club Days, was first on the program, which is one of the club's community service projects. A drum solo, vocal solo, and piano and vocal solo followed.

Firecrackers, a food demonstration, an Easter story book, a dance and a project talk with ribbons completed the program. Baby chicks also were brought to share. There also was a sing-along to "If You're Happy And You Know It."

Those 4-H'ers who participated were Corrine, Rayenah and Meara Bergstrom, Tristan Clark, Wyatt and Lauren Gigot, Lexi Hogan, Colby and Ava Kempke, and Abby and Elly Murrell.

Sherlock Strivers 4-H

The Sherlock Strivers 4-H Club met April 6, with 28 members, three leaders and 17 parents in attendance. Two new members, Brayden Ramirez and Gavin Ramirez, were introduced and welcomed into the group.

Secretary Grace Roth read the minutes of March's meeting and Tanner Mongeau gave the treasurer's report.

Lauren Jones reported that members of the community service committee donated 40 ChemoCare Bags to the Cancer Center at St. Catherine Hospital. A thank-you note from the Cancer Center was read to the group.

Leader Stephanie Hammond reminded members that sheep and goats will be tagged on May 5 and pigs will be tagged on May 6.

She also presented information on summer 4-H camp opportunities.

Ashlee Mongeau gave a project talk on "How to Show a Pig." Adison and Kayla George presented information on different kinds of flower and vegetable seeds and how to plant and take care of them. Each member got to plant seeds in a plastic glove.

Katie Mongeau provided refreshments for everyone.

The next meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday in the Holcomb Elementary School cafeteria.

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