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Renea Anderson/Correspondent

Carly Jo Milewski “CJ” a ninth grader at Aledo High School turned 14 on Sept. 1, not 15 as reported last week. She, with her family, had a nice dinner at Osaka in Moline and spent time shopping at the mall with her birthday money.

Rebecca “Becca” daughter of Amanda and Cordell Gray celebrated her fifth birthday on Sunday, Sept. 14. Her party was supposed to be at the park but had to be moved to the Community Center because of the weather. Her birthday is Sept. 12.

Other birthdays this month are Violet “Vi” Davis on Sept. 10, and Dalton Line, son of Todd and Joyce Line had his birthday on Sept. 11.

On Oct. 5 at noon in the Seaton Community Center, the descendants of Charles Gordon will be having their annual family reunion. Ida Gordon Steepleton is hosting the event.

Center Presbyterian Church’s after school for kids group “God Rocks” is changing days. God Rocks will be Wednesdays from 3:40-5 p.m. starting on Sept. 10. The Women’s Bible Study for CPC will start Sept. 23 at 1:30 p.m. This group will meet the fourth Tuesday of every month and all women are invited to attend.

Last weekend was so nasty weather-wise. Seaton had over seven inches of rain. Lots of basements flooded or at least had some water problems. All over western Mercer County people were having problems. Even though the weather was nasty on Saturday, the third annual Rob’s Ride for MDA/ALS went on as planned with 65 participants. One hundred and twenty shirts were sold and over $1,300 was raised for a donation to MDA/ALS. This event is held in memory of Robin Laughlin who passed away in August of 2005 from Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS. The family appreciates the businesses that participated in the event and everyone who donated in any way.