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Editor's note: The following did not run with the July 5 edition of "Around Town" 

Bridal shower on a hot July day….A bridal shower for Kaylin Herbst, daughter of Dennis and Kristi Herbst, was enjoyed on Sunday, July 1. A large gathering of family and friends met at the Presbyterian Church tea room in Farmington where they enjoyed an afternoon of refreshments and conversation as they watched the bride-to-be open her many gifts. Early the next morning, several members of the Herbst family left to drive Kaylin back to Houston, Texas where she now lives and works for Purina Corporation. She and her fiancé, Richard Hopper, also of Houston, will be married Sept. 1 in a ceremony at the Farmington Presbyterian Church with a dinner and dance party following at Herbst Farms on Possum Hollow Road. The couple will make their home in Houston.

Siblings’ Reunion…Jerry and Linda Roberts joined her two brothers, Mike and Steve Smith for a reunion in Seattle, Washington in early June. Her oldest brother, Mike, makes his home in Seattle, and younger brother, Steve, flew in from Colorado Springs, Colorado to complete the family reunion. While together the siblings and Jerry made the mandatory visit to the Space Needle, now being renovated, and took a ferry boat ride from Seattle to Vancouver Island, Canada near Victoria where they walked the fabled Butchart Gardens.

Seattle visitor comes this way...Maria Antonowitsch was recently in the area for a week visiting family in Fredericktown. She and John were the former owners of Bauhaus Kaffee and the restorers of the historic Farmington Auto Supply building. They now make their home in Seattle, Washington and enjoy becoming familiar with their boat the Sounder in preparation for some longer voyages down the Pacific coast.

Congratulations to Dr. Nicolas Starkey who just received his Doctorate in Biochemistry from Missouri University. Nicolas is the son of David and Catherine (Sechrest) Starkey and the grandson of Mrs. Jean Herbst, all of Farmington. Nicholas intends to continue his work in the field of cancer research.

Coming Up:

Thur.-Sat. July 19-21…Chautauqua returns and features “Laughter, Gossip and Magic” with performances of Minnie Pearl, Louella Parsons and Houdini as portrayed by experienced and well-known story-tellers. Admission is free! Entertainment starts each evening at 6 p.m. with regular programs at 7:30 p.m. Held under the big white tent behind Bonne Terre City Hall. Food and free parking available.

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