by Kerry Hampy 660-368-2825

Funeral services for Sid Hawks, 69, were Monday, Aug. 14 at Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Sid passed away suddenly Thursday, Aug. 10 at his home in Florence. He did a lot of work making the town of Florence look better. Funeral services for Lloyd Goode, 76, were Thursday, Aug. 10 at Ewing Funeral Home in Sedalia. He lived in the Florence area for several years. Peggy Allen recently fell at her home and suffered a broken arm.  John Starke and grandson Elliott Witte were Sunday, Aug. 13 visitors of Frances Starke. Debbie Cook and Allen and Joyce Zimmerschied had lunch Sunday, Aug. 13 at Perkins in Sedalia. Joyce Lily was a Friday, Aug. 11 visitor of Betty Woodall. Eighteen people enjoyed a card party Friday, Aug. 11 at Otterville Senior Center. Trenton Woodall spent Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13 with grandmother Betty Woodall. Jerry Connor and Bob Hock had lunch Sunday, Aug. 13 at Calgero’s Pizza in Cole Camp. Earl and Glenda Finley, Geneva Hampy, Kerry Hampy, Lois Hoehns, Liz Niebruegge and daughters Codee and Reese, Kellee Pittman and children Mesa and Ridge of Collinsville, Texas, Mark and Kathy Teter, and Marcie Teter had dinner Sunday, Aug. 13 at the home of Brent and Connie Hampy. Many area people attended customer appreciation dinner Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Ambush restaurant in Florence. The Florence 185th anniversary committee meeting is scheduled 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 at St. John UCC fellowship hall in Florence.