By Doris Noah
While we are looking down at the ground watching for the daffodils and crocus to pop up we should be looking up. Last year Otha Vobornik was first to call and report he had seen a buzzard in Columbia. It was just a day later Frank Williams called to tell me he had seen one of the big black birds over their house west of town.
Now this year so far (March 14th) no one has reported a spotting to me. On Sunday, March 10, just north of Columbia along Highway 63 there were three buzzards circling and headed northeast. Be watching neighbors and call 695-3600 when you see one.
In the 1920’s and 1930’s I am told the old men would not store their long johns away until these big birds were back to nest and spend the summer.
A group of ladies meet at the New Boston Church on the third Tuesday of each month about 9:30 a.m.
They are known as the New Boston Neighbors, however, women come from Winigan, Bucklin and the surrounding area. They visit and eat and help if a need is known. Usually there is no special agenda, however, this month one of the group has agreed to share information on the selection of tea and correct brewing methods.
The next the meeting will be on March 19, at the church in New Boston. If you would like more information, call Jo Smith at 660 689-3245.
EASTER EGG HUNT
The BCA is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt at the City Park on Saturday, March 23 beginning at 1 p.m. Prizes for all ages will be awarded by the Bucklin Community Association.
Clifford L. Barry, age 77, passed away recently at his home in Morrison, Ill. Clifford was raised in the New Boston area and attended Bucklin R2 High School. Burial will be at a later date in the Price Cemetery, Winigan.
Bucklin Christian Church Christian Women’s Fellowship met March 12, at the church. President Judy Bakke conducted the meeting. Beverly Riley was in charge of worship with Emily Switzer bringing the study.
Hostesses Dena Peterson and Patsie Hughes served refreshments at the close of the meeting.
Maxwell Nelson Bracken, son of Wardand Trisha Kinnison Bracken, received infant baptism at Bucklin United Methodist Church during the March 10 worship hour. Travis and Brigen Kinnison of Osceola, Neb. and Mike and Angi O’Steen of St. Charles stood with the parents. The church family shared a dinner provided by grandparents, Larry and Carole Kinnison.
Page 2 of 2 - The Bracken family has returned to their home in Spring, Texas.
ODDS ‘N ENDS
Minutes of the City Council meeting will be in the news next week. Remember, the meetings are held the second Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. each month and are open to the public.