News from Reynolds

Beulah Venable/Correspondent

Rev. Mark Slatte, Reynolds United Methodist Church pastor, took communion to the shut ins at Mercer County Nursing Home and home residents on Sunday, May 1.

Bryan and Lucille Elliott spent the weekend with Mr. & Mrs. Douglas House and Hannah, Plover, Wisconsin. On Saturday April 30, they attended the Stevens Point Senior High School Choir Dept. Showtime of 2011. This is the 32nd year for the choir dept. Hannah had a solo and performed with the choir Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This production is organized by the students of the school and surrounding areas. The senior high school is composed of sophomores, juniors and seniors. This is the first year that Hannah attended the school.

Anna Otten, daughter of Jane and Jeff Otten, returned home Friday, April 29 from a bout with pneumonia. She was in the hospital for 10 days. The belated Easter supper was Sunday, May 1. Helen Phillips entertained Weldon and Pam Otten, and Jeff, Jane and Hannah Otten for the celebration at the Coal Valley residence.

Saturday night, April 30, was the Rockridge Junior-Senior Prom. King was Eric Wiegel, Queen was Kate Anderson, Prince was Tyler Whitcomb, Princess was Kristin Johnson. It was held at the Milan Community Center and after-prom party at Rockridge High School.

Jonathon Oak, Mr. & Mrs. Steve Oak, Mr. & Mrs. Travis Norris and Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Oak attended the wedding of Andrew Oak to Sylvia Szczesna in Chicago on April 30 at 4 p.m. Andrew is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Scott Oak and grandson of Mr. & Mrs. Wendell Oak.

Saturday, May 7 was yard sale day in Reynolds. Food was available at the Reynolds Legion Building. The Rummage Sale was in the yard at the Reynolds Methodist Church.

Sunday was the baptism of Addison Lenabelle Clarke. The godparents are Darren and Tonya Hall. The parents are Troy and Tami Clarke. Ryan Clarke and family, Todd Clarke and family, Jason Parchert and family attended. The grandparents are Larry and Shirley Clarke and Shirley Parchert. The great-aunt is Barb Myers, who also attended the celebration.

Safety issues in college baseball call for a change in composition of bats used this season. They are BBCOR certified. This slows the speed of the ball off the bat. There is a similarity between wood and composition bats. This is a safety measure.