Category Archives: Faith

A Cowboy’s Faith: Plenty of jobs available

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Many people really just don’t want to work.”

Unemployment figures are tabulated regularly, often reporting decline in people with jobs. Of course, with exceptions, most people do work. Yet, they too expect some time off for relaxation, and then are ready to get back to useful employment.

Truth is there are bunches of occupations available. Just look at the want ads, help needed categories on the computer.

Admittedly majority of the tasks require certain skills that are not readily available. Always there are jobs requiring minimal abilities be able to walk, lift, talk, show up, and that’s about it. Oh, there’s a drug test requirement nowadays putting handicap on a certain number, too.

So getting work may not be as easy as it seems. Some folks can’t walk; more others can’t lift; increasing numbers can’t speak so others understand. And, there’s that illegal medication dilemma.

Still, the biggest problem, according to many employers talked to, workers showing up. New personnel come the first day, maybe even regularly for a couple of weeks. Then the worker doesn’t come in or even report in. Sometimes they’ll come in the next day and except to work, and get fired.

Others are forgiven again and again but keep testing the employer until they’re forced to be let go, too.

Even those who are dedicated employees, good workers, seem to have incomprehensible number of conflicts. They have a snotty nose; their children are sick; there’s a ballgame to see; parents are incapacitated; something else.

Soon all vacation time and sick leave are used up. The employee still expects time off. And usually gets it, or quits the job.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Helping others most efficiently

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Everybody has their hand out asking for a hand out.”

That’s not true, but when ‘tis the season of giving, more than ever come solicitations for good doing.

Being on both sides of this equation, it becomes very complicated.

For many years having served on foundation boards seeking assistance, there are obvious needs.

From the opposite side, working with efforts to receive stipends from foundations that assist others, there are those obvious needs as well.

Two key elements come into play in both situations.

Accumulated funds must be distributed to the set effort at hand. It’s not easy knowing who or what has the most need and will put stipends to best use.

Biggest concern though is that all of the generously donated dollars go to the cause for which they were requested.

Most people think if they give a dollar to any worthwhile effort, those needing it receive every penny.

In certain foundations, trusts, and Good Samaritan groups, that’s the way it is. Unpaid volunteers manage funds and are conscientious in wisest distribution of hard-earned stipends donated to help others.

Help House News: Annual quilt raffle builds funds

You could win this quilt and assist Help House at the same time.

By Raylene Quaney

Help House is holding another quilt raffle for a full-size quilt made by Vicky Lawrence, of Overbrook. Tickets are $5 for one ticket, or three tickets for $10. Ask any volunteer to purchase a ticket, or call the center at 785-828-4888 for information or to order tickets by phone.

Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign

The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign has begun, and kettles have been placed in area businesses throughout Osage County.

If you, your family, organization or group would like to volunteer to be a bell ringer this year, please call Help House at 785-828-4888 to leave your contact information. We will be in touch soon. The fundraising goal set last year for our county was $5,500 with more than $7,000 raised. We are hoping to exceed that amount this year. Remember when giving that 86 percent of your donation stays in Osage County to help with emergency assistance.

Amazon Smiles

Remember when shopping for Christmas, if you are ordering from Amazon, you may donate a percentage to Help House through Amazon Smiles; look for the link on Amazon’s website.

Christmas stores

Help House has begun collecting new toys, and gifts for men and women for the Christmas stores.  If you are dropping off items at Help House, please do not leave them in the shed, bring them into the center during business hours.

Adopt a family; share during the holidays

As we turn our thoughts to the holiday season we begin thinking of the many children and families who will be struggling to have food on their table or gifts for their children.

The Ecumenical Christian Action Team, of Osage City, will be giving out food boxes to 78 families and individuals this year. At Christmas they will receive a holiday breakfast and dinner. All children will receive gifts from their adoptive family. Adoptive families can be individuals, clubs, organizations or schools that have a desire to share what they have and give back to those who have less.

If you are interested in being a part of the ECAT holiday food and gift program or would like to make a monetary donation to help defray the cost of the food, call Mary Tomlinson at 785-224-3185.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Old repaired for improvement

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Fences don’t last forever.”

That’s a given, but some fences have been around a long time.

Living on this ranch more than 45 years, one north three-strand barbed wire fence has been there much longer.

Granted it’s not been put to much use, with a brome on one side and grader ditch the other.

However, several years in the fall, portable panels were stretched across the south end so mares grazed the grass.

The fence has largely not served much purpose other than turn back for getaway horses or cattle.

Upkeep has been minimal to none with a number of original posts, several which are crooked hedge. Often careless tractor driver has gotten too close, bending and moving posts and breaking wire.

Many wires have been shoddily spliced back together. Actually, there must be a jillion splices with about every kind of barbed wire ever invented.

With desire to keep ranch frontage attractive, that old fence is really an eyesore.

Well, just build a new one would be logical first solution. That’s true disregarding cost, but there’s even bigger dilemma.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Income must balance expenses

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“What happened to all of my money?”
More often than ever, likely, people are asking themselves that question.
Most incomes, despite never being considered enough, are higher than in all of time.
Yet, when month’s end comes the bank account shows nothing or less than that.
It’s a forever situation, but certainly there must be a compounding, because many don’t understand how to keep track.
Honestly, there is very little demanded schooling on how to keep records. Thus, most people have no clue how to record what comes in, and the spending that goes out.
Never has record keeping been done eagerly, but the point came home at the 4-H achievement banquet recognizing project winners.
Formerly 4-H members were required to complete annual records of their projects emphasizing costs and returns. Today, it’s optional and low percentage turn in record books. Consequently, they don’t know how.
Same goes for the vocational agriculture students once demanded to keep exact tally of income and expenditures. Too often that’s not the case anymore.
Now, those youth leadership club members miss out on many awards for failing to complete records.
That’s sad, but real dilemma is those people who don’t even know how to even balance their checkbooks.
Youth organizations are but a small percentage of the coming business generation, and there’s even less training for those others.
Only students in business classes, economics and certain math courses are educated some about receipt and expense tabulation.
So, a very low percentage of the population knows how to figure where their money goes if they know where it comes from.
That has to be the reason there are record numbers of credit card debts. Certainly, bankruptcy cases are expanding more rapidly, too. It’s all due to not recording where the funds are going.
There’s no easy answer. First and foremost, very few people like to keep records.
Bigger issue is that most others have no knowledge about the importance of keeping track of their money. Then, they’ve never been educated about how to balance their checkbooks, let alone all other complexities.
The only possible solution is get back to basic financial education on all levels from grade school up.
Remember Genesis 47:22: “They received an income and lived on that income.” Yet, Acts 21:24: “All expenses were paid in full.”

Altar society plans afternoon of bingo at Osage City

The St. Patrick Altar Society is inviting everyone to enjoy playing bingo and eating chili on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at St. Brigid Hall, 309 S. Sixth St., Osage City.

Bingo begins at 2 p.m. and chili will be served at 5 p.m.

The first bingo card is $5 and additional cards are $2. Prizes will be awarded every round. Chili is available for a free will donation, with all proceeds benefitting ECAT. There will also be a pie auction.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Two certainties with reprieve

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Nothing is certain, but death and taxes.”

A famous quote often heard and repeated with frequency.

Benjamin Franklin generally gets credit for the comment in 1789. Yet, others claim earlier variations.

Politician Daniel Defoe, supposedly in 1776, said: “Things as certain as death and taxes can be more firmly believed.”

Author Christopher Bullock was credited in 1718: “Tis impossible to be sure of anything but death and taxes.”|

Well, taxes are definite, and essential. Many of today’s services would not exist without the government taking a pinch out of every transaction. The amount they grab is what hurts.

Fuel costs are high, still added taxes are what take them to extreme. Those with oil wells certainly aren’t getting rich in most cases anymore.

Real stinger is extremeness of sales taxes. There’s federal nip, plus state, then local add-ons, county, township, city, really just can’t keep track of them all.

Whatever they’re tacking on the equation, it’s very high percentage of cost for anything. Anybody who sells something has to get their markup to pay overhead and make a living, tariff causes the pain.

A Cowboy’s Faith: That great flying feeling

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.There’s not much better feeling than flying through the air with the greatest of ease.

Trapeze artists of long ago likely came up that description made popular in early day movies.

The Wright brothers knew it, too, when they went about inventing the airplane.

Lots of people get a thrill flying in a wide variety of ways. Of course, airplanes and helicopters, but also air balloons, and those little one-person flying gizmos.

Haven’t heard as much about zip cords lately, but the brave ones like flying off mountains and across the valleys on a cable.

It’s certainly a sensation and unique thrill of sorts riding a horse jumping over fences.

A couple of decades back, opportunity to follow the hounds in a fox hunt through the prairie hills lit the fire. There were two routes, higher fences for longtime traditionalists, and then foot or so high jumps for weak-of-heart beginners.

Shortly after, Western jump was added as a speed event on some horse show bills. The Wonderful Zane made it over 18-inch obstacles just fine.

After determining to ride in English tacked competitions, there were seldom but a couple entries in the hunter hack class. So, why not see if Maggie would jump upon request and enter that event as well?

First time to the 18-inch practice fence, she sashayed away, but on the second try easily went gliding over.

When the pole was hiked another six-inches, the buckskin mare tried but didn’t make it. A back leg hung up and knocked the fence down.

Help House News: 2017’s coat give-away sets record

By Raylene Quaney

Help House’s annual board meeting and soup supper for the volunteers will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 14, 2017, at the First Baptist Church, in Lyndon. Supper will be provided by the board members.

Silent auctions

The silent auctions held this summer, which are our two largest fundraisers for the food pantry, brought in more than $3,000. Thank you to everyone that donated items to the auctions and to those who bid.

Coat give-away

The 4th annual coat give-away was held Oct. 2-31. More than 200 coats were given away, a record number for this event. Thank you to everyone who donated coats to help make it such a huge success. We do have a few coats left so if you or your family are in need of a warm coat for the winter, stop by and see what we have.

Chickens

There are a few chickens left to be given out for Christmas. You may stop in to Help House or call the office to put your name on the list as long as they are available.

Volunteers’ fellowship

Volunteers Ted and Joan Hazelton hosted a volunteer potluck get-together at their home Oct. 15. We enjoyed a beautiful fall day in the country and a great time of fellowship. Thank you from all of us, it was a fun day.

Healthy Pantry Shopping

The new Healthy Pantry shopping by the clients has been well received by everyone. This is part of the Harvesters initiative to encourage healthier food choices. Over the last six months the Harvesters mobile pantry in Lyndon has averaged 120 families, however the October mobile pantry saw 135 families. Help House serves through the in-house food pantry an average of 210 to 220 households each month.

Getting ready for Christmas

It will soon be time for the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. If you, your family, organization or group would like to volunteer to be a bell ringer this year, call Help House at 785-828-4888 to leave your contact information. We will be in touch soon.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Diversified round orange squash

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.Pumpkins are everywhere, so it seems.

It’s that time of year, certainly, but the round orange squash variety is more prevalent. They’re big business.

A greenhouse planted corn fields to pumpkins with semi-loads of prolific production sold throughout the Midwest.

Another horsewoman acquaintance told about pumpkin growing being so profitable, it’s one family’s sufficient annual income.

Apparently pumpkins are easy to grow on not even the best soil without added nutritive.

Uncertain, if it was seasonal art display, or they were for sale, but one yard passed Saturday had plenty. Hundreds of pumpkins were lined up evenly, spaced 10 feet apart each direction, on the acre.

Yep, pumpkins are main ingredient for making Halloween jack-o-lanterns. That’s all many kids today really know.

More importantly, in opinion, greatest worth is for pie ingredient. What’s better for Thanksgiving Day desert than pumpkin pie with a big scoop of whipped cream?

Pumpkins are really a fruit, and have many other uses. Of course, there’s pumpkin bread, numerous deserts they say, and the specialty drinks being prominently advertised and talked about.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Don’t quit, just stop

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Quitting and stopping aren’t really the same thing.”

There are legitimate arguments to that comment. Dan Webster even uses a number of the same definitions for the words.

Yet, somehow there seems to be a distinct difference.

Quitting some might contend is just giving up, no more effort, the easy way out.

On the other look, stopping is making a sound decision based on practicality, common sense.

To quit has a bad connotation, on the forefront, yet can also be positive action.

Forever, promises have been made. Quit wasting money. Quit eating so much. Quit cussing. Quit arguing.

Those are all positive actions, started with best intentions, lasting for a time, but not followed through.

Yet to quit a job, quit working, quit exercising, quit helping others, quit trying to do better are generally negative.

Of course, many unique situations play into equations, but in the long haul it’s better to never quit.

A quitter is never a winner. Continued pursuit is required to get to the top.

Falling off three horses three times and then quit each of them. That’s a quitter.

Scranton parish celebrates 150 years of St. Patrick’s blessings and 100-year-old church

St. Patrick Church, at Scranton, Kan., has served its parish for 100 years.

By Paul Schmidt

St. Patrick Catholic Church, at Scranton, Kan., is celebrating its 100th anniversary as a church building and 150 years as a parish in 2017.

Catholicism in early Kansas goes back to the mid 1500s with the explorations of the Spanish Franciscan friar, Fr. Juan de Padilla, who accompanied the Spanish conquistador, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado.

Statue of the church’s Patron Saint: St. Patrick.

Catholics had settled around the Scranton area as early as 1855. The first mass was celebrated near Scranton in 1855 in a private residence. Scranton was a distant served mission until 1876 when a more permanent, regular Catholic presence was established.

On Aug. 15, 1877, a lot was acquired in Scranton at the corner of Boyle and Mercer streets for the purpose of establishing a Catholic church building. A frame church was built on this location, serving about 120 people.

During Scranton’s boom, there was also a parochial school serving Catholic youth from 1885 to 1889.

The church’s bell was originally in the frame church building that existed until May 21, 1916, when the last mass was held in it. That bell is currently housed in the present church building.

Cornerstone of St. Patrick Church, Scranton: Celtic shamrock motif indicates s strong Irish presence in the parish’s history.

On June 7, 1916, the first spade was turned for the new St. Patrick Church in Scranton, to be located on the same site as the 1877 wooden structure. The cornerstone was laid in ceremony Oct. 2, 1917, officiated by then Archbishop John C. Ward of the Archdiocese of Leavenworth.

The strong Irish presence in the church is exemplified by the Celtic cross design graphic in the cornerstone as well as the shamrocks within the cross on the end corner stone. St. Patrick church has had strong Irish, German and Hispanic presence over its history.

Another prominent feature of the church’s chapel are the stained glass windows donated in 1941 by the Michael Towle family. The windows are on either side of the chapel, with one showing the chiro on the throne with the crown; the one on the north side is dedicated to and features symbolism of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Stained glass windows brighten Scranton church with rays of faith

By Paul Schmidt

Stained glass windows donated by Mr. and Mrs. Michael Towle in 1941 still shine rays of light onto the congregation at St. Patrick Catholic Church, at Scranton.

Michael Towle, 1859-1943, who was born in Waterford, Ireland, was a parishioner at the St. Patrick parish at Scranton. He and his wife, Mary (O’Brien) Towle, had 12 children, who all had interesting lives and occupations, including World War I veterans, teacher, author and a nurse. Three of the girls became Catholic sisters, and one of the boys, George, became a priest and ultimately a monsignor.

An interesting fact about Father George was his service in the U.S. Army as a captain and chaplain at Fort Leavenworth. It was there he served as the chaplain for what was to become the last mass execution in the U.S. – seven young German prisoner of war submariners were hanged.

The incident is recounted in Martial Justice (1971) by Richard Whittingham, and was also the subject of a 1997 History Channel one-hour documentary.

The Towle family windows represent a significant Osage County Catholic family and an amazingly heart wrenching episode of war, religion and justice.

The windows are on either side of the chapel, with one showing the chiro on the throne with the crown; the one on the north side is dedicated to and features symbolism of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To see the windows, stop St. Patrick Church is at 302 S. Boyle St., Scranton, Kan.

A Cowboy’s Faith: The most heartfelt assistance

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Cowboys and cowgirls help one of their own.”

There’ve been sarcastic remarks about contestants doing whatever it takes to beat the opponent. That might be true in certain sports and work environments. It may even occur somewhere in the horse world, but that’s sure not the case in several horseshow circuits.

Some might claim it’s due to seniority, maturity, being an old cowboy. While perhaps occasional indication of such, everybody is always eager to help another.

From wishing good luck, to congratulatory comment, to sympathetic understanding, to advice, to helping hand, whatever, congeniality is forever present.

Most fortunate it is as assistance has been sought increasingly throughout the season.

Outstanding speed event mounts want to do their best every out. Like with athletes in many fields, anticipating nerves create tension expressed in various ways.

Cody rides like a stock horse pleasure winner in the pasture, and warming up in competition pen. Third sense takes ahold when it’s run time becoming extremely cautious about entering the arena.

Without request, help is immediately provided from fellow contestants, gatekeepers, even bystanders. That’s from coaxing to driving to leading from the ground or horseback into the course so the race begins.

No matter the time and experience working with horses, things are still done with poor judgment, being plain dumb. Caring horseshow friends granted most gracious support to every degree when Maggie, rider just mounting, went over backwards.

Handler error admitted; with no blame whatsoever to the smart horse. Still, hard landing made imagined throb slow movement, while damage was real to the horn-broken saddle.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Whistle provides notice, warning

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Five working days a week, the town whistle blows at noon and again at 6 o’clock.”

City slickers are alarmed by the loud shrill questioning: “What’s that?”

Not too many communities regularly sound announcement it’s “dinnertime” and when to officially “stop working.”

Fortunately, the hometown these days continues the practice, although there is occasional malfunction.

Few realize the whistle absence, but there’s typical small town folk uprising when the buzzer continues screeching for extended time.

Rural town visitors always comment about the twice-a-day whistles, yet sirens are common place in the state’s capital city. There are also loud chimes that city churches regularly toll, certain days, specific times.

Some country churches still faithfully, thankfully, continue ringing the church bell, or semblance thereof, at Sunday starting time.

Even when there are real bells with truly beautiful melody, they don’t ring when electricity’s off or timer’s caput. That’s not a problem when the deacon, pastor or church board member pulls the bell rope.

Mid-last-century, Mr. Fisher, the Garfield Grade School principal, came out of the front door every school day morning at 8:15. With copper-colored bell in hand, he’d select one of the students for ringing the bell “school’s ready to start.”

Harveyville church invites all to offer praise in the pumpkin patch

The Harveyville United Methodist Church is planning two events and is inviting everyone to share in faith and fellowship.

The church will have its annual Praise in the Pumpkin Patch on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Country Bumpkin Pumpkin Patch, 11668 K-31 Hwy, Harveyville. Service starts at 11 a.m., followed by a pot luck and wiener roast at noon. Hot dogs, buns, condiments and drinks will be provided. Bring a lawn chair and a covered dish and enjoy a praise and worship service in the great outdoors.

A month from now, the church will host a BBQ pulled pork fund raising dinner 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. They will serve pulled pork, cheesy potatoes, baked beans, salad, dessert and a drink for the suggested donation of $8 for adults, $5 per child 6 to 12, and children 5 and under eat free.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Lost are always found

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.Somebody said it’s called “mazeophobia.” That’s a big word for fear of being lost.

Probably not actually a fright of such so much as it sure is easy to not know where one is.

It’s happened a jillion times in the big chain store parking lot, several times at a dozen airports and a handful of major cities.

As bad as or perhaps worse than getting lost in a metropolis is in a multi-section Flint Hills pasture. When there’s native prairie as far as can be seen everywhere, it’s difficult to know which direction is which. Fortunately, ranch managers have that keen sense, while bewildered wannabees sometimes ride in circles.

Worse case urban scenario was in a Boston, Mass., rented car trying to find the horse show grounds. That same coin-throw-toll bridge was driven over several times before making the correct turn.

Another nightmare memory was trying to find the Seattle, Wash., airport for a 3 o’clock morning flight. Repeated calls to the show manager kept responding: “It’s right there.” No, it wasn’t, but fortunately figured out where it was, just before the stewardess closed the airplane door.

Can’t help but reflect, too, on 1968 when lost in the state fair parking lot. Had ridden with neighbors to the best groomed boy contest, and was meeting at 4 o’clock to come home. Obviously lost was found.

Semblances occurred twice in recent weeks trying to locate horseshow arenas in small northeast Kansas communities. Maps, the internet and show bills all provide directions, but they’re vague or incomplete.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Unique purchase is right

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“What kind of cowboy he is can be told by the boots he wears.”

Not unlike the shape and color of hat, brand and fit of jeans, or shirt style.

Of course, there are many opinions. What one thinks best another wouldn’t be seen wearing “such weird-looking boots.”

Boots generally have little to do with one’s horseback abilities, but that’s arguable, too.

High tops on boots provide lower leg and ankle protection from stirrup leather friction while fending off brush. Upon dismounting, boot tops again protect legs from rocks, shrubs and even rattlesnakes.

Some claim high tops allow a cowboy to pull his foot out of the boot, preventing being dragged when bucked off. Unfortunately, not always, speaking from experience.

There are stove top boots, short round tops and variations in-between. Some feature about every array of fancy stitching, and others none at all.

Lace up tops, what some call packer boots, were popular mid-last-century. Disappearing for a while, there was comeback, but never personal appeal. Advantage of boots, in opinion, is slip on, not tie on.

Heels and toes create considerable cowboy controversy.  The angled “cowboy” heel is higher than the lower “walking” heel, varying from the squared-off “roper” heel. Fitting of spur onto the boot above the heel draws varied pros and cons, too.

About every extreme of toe shape has existed, come, gone, and returned through two centuries of horsemen wearing boots. Round toed boots in some form have remained throughout the years.

Square toes were popular in the 1950s, being replaced by pointed toes, sharper the better, often hurting toes. Square toed boots have returned with many thinking they’re the only kind.

A Cowboy’s Faith: Pleasant memories of inspirational hero

A Cowboy's Faith: Click to read more from Frank J. Buchman.“Don’t smile at a funeral.”

Whoever said that would’ve been offended by reflections bringing pleasantries at recent graveside services.

Uncontrollable, the honorable feeling as the good pastor put 92 years into 15 minutes.

True living, farm life to the ultimate, yet most remarkably one of the very best people ever known. Wasn’t acquainted with Max until he provided sheep for a judging contest hosted by neighbor farm couple.

Always the most personable gentleman, remaining-lifetime friendship soon established. When that annual field day became this ranch project, Max was most dependable help.

Sometimes call-request was late, but the class or two of sheep always arrived early. Whatever assistance needed, moving livestock, taking reasons, collecting cards, Max did it.

A quarter-of-a-century, sometimes beautiful, sometimes icy cold. One frigid day, big wooly sheep escaped. Younger set scattering to retrieve from a 10-acre field, Max grinned the way for which he was best known.

At first-year horse sale during the field day, Tyson offered Little Jo, filly he’d trained, for auction. Apparent affection between not-yet-teenager and proud-project created sentimentality.

Max’s heartstrings touched, demanding: “You can’t sell that boy’s horse.” Gavel dropped, but Jo remained.

Help House News: Local food drive nets a ton of canned goods

By Raylene Quaney

There was a great response to the countywide food drive through Harvesters held July 15-22. This was the first time a summer collection program was held, with 2,083.5 pounds of canned food donated to the Osage County food pantry at Help House.

We would like to thank the following for working to make the program such a success: Countryside Baptist, Osage City, Cowboy Church, Scranton, Crossroads Church, Scranton, Grace Community Church, Overbrook, Jerry’s Thriftway, Osage City, Lyndon United Methodist Church, Lyndon, Melvern United Methodist Church, Melvern, Michigan Valley Community Church, Michigan Valley, Michigan Valley United Methodist Church, Michigan Valley, Overbrook United Methodist Church, Overbrook, Quenemo United Methodist Church, Quenemo, Salt Creek Lighthouse, Lyndon, True Grace, Melvern, Vassar United Methodist Church, Vassar, Zion Lutheran, Vassar.

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