Our Town: Zoar

Herald Correspondent

The turnout was good at the local polls on Election Day.

Congratulations to the Southridge Raider football team on their regional win Friday evening.  The Raiders now advance to the semi-state where they will face Western Boone.

Ruth Carlisle is a patient at Brookside Village in Jasper. She will be there for a couple of weeks and would enjoy receiving cards and visits. Cards may be sent to Brookside Village, 1111 Church Ave., Room 208, Jasper 47546.

The EPIC group met Wednesday evening to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child; 108 boxes were prepared. The boxes were blessed Sunday morning during the morning service.  The supper menu for EPIC this week will be chicken and beef tacos, buffalo dip, chicken flavored rice, salsa and chips.

Rose Borman died Thursday morning in Evansville.  She was born and raised in the Zoar community, the daughter of Clarence and Helen Weitkamp. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph Borman; three sisters, Luella Heilman, Eleanor Loehr and Wilma Buse; and two brothers, Eldo Weitkamp and Robert Weitkamp. In addition to raising their own children, Rose and her husband, Ralph, took in three nieces to raise after their parents were killed in a plane crash. Rose was a member of the Stendal High School graduating class of 1952. She is survived by a daughter, Debbie Schultheis; two sons, Randy and Mike Borman; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; the nieces they raised, Kathy Truman, Marsha Unruh and Julia Clark; one sister, Roberta Wellmeyer of Holland; and nieces and nephews.  Visitation and services were held Monday and today in Evansville.

The Southern Belles had lunch Thursday at the Old School Café in Huntingburg. A short business meeting was held following the meal and decisions were made concerning the Christmas gathering. Six members and one guest attended.

Former pastor Debbie Payne lost her granddaughter in a traffic accident last week.  Sympathies are extended to the family. Debbie is now living in Odon.

A big family birthday party was held Sunday evening at the Dale Community Center. The birthdays celebrated were Eli Meece, Erika Candelario, Maddie Marshall, Hannah and Eva Polley and Brailee Brockriede. There were several different birthday cakes, lots of good food and a lot of fun for the children.

Just a reminder. The Community Thanksgiving Supper will be held Sunday evening at the Holland Elementary School from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu will be turkey and dressing, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, pie and drinks. The meal is free and everyone is invited to attend.

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