It was a packed White Owl Hall on Sunday afternoon for a potluck and baby shower for Brayden John Keffeler.
Brayden is the son of Kristal Keffeler and Matt Dutt. Brayden came into the world on Dec. 3, 2012, in Rapid City and weighed 7 lbs 11oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. Blessed to be his maternal grandparents are Roger and Diane Keffeler of Enning. Many friends and family, including Brayden’s 99 year old great grandmother Mae Keffeler, were there to shower the baby with gifts, enjoy good food, and fellowship. We welcome little Brayden to Central Meade County.
It was an exciting game at Buffalo, SD on Saturday night as Faith won the tight game by one point in the last few seconds of the game. The Faith boys and girls had a double header that afternoon/evening and all Faith JV and Varsity teams won hard fought games. The boys and girls from Central Meade County are Caden Smiley, Reggie Rhoden, and Cheney Keffeler who are on the varsity team, Wyatt Scheulke plays on JV, Paige Brink is a varsity starter while Brandy Enright and Tanielle Arneson play JV and some varsity. So far the Faith varsity teams are undefeated.
Larry Rhoden, Gary Cammack, and Dean Wink are now in Pierre for the 88th Legislative session. Gary Cammack will serve on the House Ag & Natural Resources, and Commerce committees. Dean Wink is Speaker Pro Tem in the House and will serve on Judiciary and State Affairs. Larry Rhoden is a majority whip in the Senate and will chair Senate State Affairs and also serve on the Ag & Natural Resources committee. District 29 legislators will be busy this year. Legislative cracker barrels will be posted as soon as they are scheduled.
About 15 tumblers are in full swing with weekly practices. I have had many reports of tumbling, cartwheels, etc. taking place in the homes of some of our tumblers. No performances have been scheduled as of yet, but we will post a date fairly soon.
Cody Rhoden was back for Christmas vacation from Fort Rucker, Alabama. He returned to Alabama on January 1 and will continue his flight schooling with SEER and more training until November. He enjoyed his visit home and looks forward to being finished with his schooling and coming home late this year.
Some families from the Red Owl community got together for a sledding party over the holidays. Some of the families who enjoyed the fun were Lyle & Deb Wilcox's, Justin and Megan Long's, Jeff Long's, Arnesons, Grubls, etc.
There will be Rural Neighbors this Thursday, Jan.10 at the Community Baptist Church fellowship room. Thank you to Casey Brink and Donna Cammack for helping host this monthly, community get together. All are welcome.