Ottenheim area news: Sept. 29, 2016

Published 1:52 am Monday, October 3, 2016

By Dorothea Schlappi
We congratulate Jenny and Joe Schuler on the safe arrival of a beautiful baby girl, Natalie, born on Thursday, Sept. 15. She joins two brothers, Jake and Will, who are very proud of her.
We send our thoughts and prayers to the families of Jack Brown who passed away a couple of weeks ago. Jack, his wife and family lived many years here in the Ottenheim area. He helped build many houses, barns and did repairs for other people. He was a very skilled carpenter and was known for caring. Some of his family still live in the area.
It’s almost time for the lightning bugs to be gone. So many people will say, “do you remember when we were young” catching and putting them in a jar with holes in the lid to watch them light up. Yes, I do believe it was a pastime for all children to do that. Almost all the humming birds and martin birds have left for the fall season already, to return to wherever they go. We never grow too old to bring back the memories of earlier years gone by.
The “hummingbird” nursery was abuzz with activity this past weekend. It had its annual molasses making, which is almost a thing of the past. A lot of people attended the other things that were going on there. It’s so good to see things going on in the community that hold people together. Thanks for the invitations you cared enough to send to the people in the community.
Congratulations to Juanita and Floyd Rowe on their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married September 26. They had two sons Mark and Randy who also live here in Ottenheim with their families. We hope many more happy years for them. Juanita and Floyd would like to thank everyone who came to their open house anniversary at Fairview Baptist Church Saturday.
Sorry to hear Betty Estes has been in the hospital. We hope you are feeling better now you are home.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others.