Luther Library sponsors yard sale

Our deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Larry Thorp who died this past week. He leaves to mourn him his wife, Joann, daughter Jody Lucas, two sons, several grandchildren and great grandchildren and many friends and neighbors. May he rest in peace.

Our sympathy is also extended to the family of Paul’s great great nephew, Mick Korte of Cadillac, who died this week. Mick was 46 years old. He leaves his mother, Nancy Risdon of Cadillac, Michigan, his father and stepmother, Mike and Nancy Korte of Fountain, a brother David of Grand Rapids, a sister Carol of Kansas, and many nieces and nephews, Mick was employed for sixteen years at Carters in Cadillac, Michigan. He was a long time participant of special Olympics and won many medals. He will be missed by his family and many friends. Rest in peace, Mickey.

The Luther Library is sponsoring a community yard sale behind the library during Luther Days. A spot can be rented for $10 and you must bring your own table. The sale will be held on Saturday, July 2 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. They will be taking reservations for thirty spots only. For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact Janet LaRose at (231) 797-5558.

Monday School at the Luther United Methodist Church ended on May 23. The children and several parents started the afternoon helping the church ladies finish planting the village planters. Then all paraded past each one and put a fresh American Flag in each pot. What a beautiful addition to Luther! Ten planters in all, each paid for by the business they represent. Thanks to all the businesses and those who helped make this a successful community service project for the children of Luther.

Following the planting project, the children and parents were invited to a special outdoor adventure at the home of Bob and Mary Hess. Mr. Hess and Dave Smith organized a “Making a Difference in the Eyes of Our Children” program that focused on God’s beautiful natural resources right in our own back yard. The Hess’s wonderful spot just outside of Luther includes a pond and a fishing dock, lots of nature trails, and is a show case for Bob to share his knowledge about the bones and pelts of our native animals. It is also a perfect place for a campfire and hot dog roast. The children were divided into groups, along with their parents, and were treated to a variety of experiences.

The fishing dock was especially exciting. All of the children were able to catch and release at least one fish. The men of the church assisted the children bringing tons of smiles to their faces. Monday School teacher, Theresa Fairbanks, or better known as “Theresa of the Woods,” led the groups through the trails on the property. The men and ladies of the church prepared hot dogs, chips, drinks and lots of delicious cookies for all to enjoy. What a wonderful way for all of God’s children, big and small, to enjoy His natural beauty.

Thought for the week: Those who don’t read have no advantage over those who can’t.

Have a great week.