FALLEN AIRMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WALK/RUN
The first annual Bradley R. Smith Memorial Scholarship 5K Walk/Run will be Saturday, September 11 in Troy. Brad Smith was killed in action in January while serving his country overseas. The Smith family organized the event to honor the memory and courage of Brad, on what would have been his 25th birthday. Registration is at 7:00 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church with the Walk/Run starting at 8:00 a.m. The course runs through Tri-Township Park passing a memorial bench that was placed in Brad’s honor and then down Bradley R. Smith Blvd., finishing at Bethel Baptist Church. The cost is $20.00 with the proceeds going to scholarships for Triad High School, the VFW in Troy, and Bethel Baptist Church. Donations of any kind would be appreciated. For more information, call Dawn at 667-8769 or go to the web site www.runforbrad.webs.com.
Violette T. Penberthy, age 83, of Highland, passed away Friday, August 27 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland. Funeral services will be Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland. Burial will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Visitation will be Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
ROBERT J. “BOB” ALBERS
Robert J. “Bob” Albers, age 78, of New Baden, passed away Tuesday, August 31. A funeral Mass will be Friday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in New Baden.
WOODROW W. LACAZE
Master Sergeant Woodrow W. LaCaze, USAF retired, age 92, of Albers, passed away Monday, August 30. A funeral Mass will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Albers. Visitation will be Wednesday, from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. at Hempen Funeral Home in Albers.
IDA EARNEST BUSCH
Ida Earnest Busch, age 92 of Old Ripley, passed away Tuesday, August 31st at Highland Hospital. Funeral services are pending for 92 year old Ida Busch at Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville.
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