Thanks For Making Birthday Memorable
On Sunday, May 17, God provided an afternoon of excellent weather for Joe’s 90th birthday celebration.
The 300-plus registered guests crystalized the memories of the day. The Rochester High School musicians set the atmosphere for this happy event. Our thanks to Pana High School alum, Dennis Jones, Rochester High School band director of 24 years and counting.
The members of the Pana Fire Department who volunteered again, displayed their professional safety concern for the people as they efficiently shuttled our visitors in their “buggies” to and from Lincoln School parking lot. (By the way, we were informed that the shuttlers were Hometown Food Center’s highest volume ice cream consumers).
Our thanks to Tim Christer, his staff and to all the visitors who helped create this special day.
May God continue to bless us all.
Joe McCracken and Family
United Healthcare Insurance at St. John’s
During the last week of March this year, because of chest pains, I was taken to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield for two days of observation. Although I had taken my prescription medicines from home with me to the hospital, I was not allowed to take them, as this would be considered “self-administered medication.” Instead, St. John’s provided my medication.
Upon receiving my hospital bill, I found that my insurance carrier, United Healthcare, had refused payment for my prescription medicines that the hospital had provided. I was told when I contacted my insurance that I should have brought my medicines in the prescription bottles to the hospital and had them checked and approved by the doctor/pharmacy if I wished to use my prescriptions from home and not incur these extra charges.
Donald W. Kroski
Disappointed With No Flags Memorial Day
I am writing this letter to voice my disappointment.
I was very disappointed over Memorial Day weekend when I drove through the downtown area and saw that there were no flags being flown in our town. This was very disturbing since we have a VFW, AMVETS, and AMERICAN LEGION groups.
I would have thought one of these groups would have put them out to display our public spirit. What are we teaching the future generation of this town? If we adults don’t set the example then how can you expect any more from our kids.
We are Americans and we should show our support for those brave men and women who gave and are still giving us our freedom today. If there is a lack of help putting flags out, I would be willing to do it myself or get a group of people that would. Lets not let Pana become a non-patriotic town.
God Bless & God Bless America.
Jesus Loves You Ministry Thanks Kasch Memorial
I saw an amazing event unfold and the presence of God in Pana this past Saturday night at the most unlikeliest place, Joe’s Corvette Shed outside the city of Pana. There I saw a community gathering around a family honoring the memory of their daughter, friend, sister and Mom, Terra Henschen Kasch. This memorial fundraiser dinner included farmers, business people, doctors, lawyers, our sheriff and even a couple of judges in attendance. Some of the people who gathered there are very prominent people in our community and some are not but all gathered together united in love, pouring out their hearts and their wallets to support the great work that is done in our community honoring the memory of Terra Henschen Kasch.
Every year on January 1st Jesus Loves You Ministries receives a $1,000 donation from Terra’s memorial fund. This money goes into a special account our ministries created that we call our “Love Account.” With this specific funding we are able to step into the lives of people who are suffering through a difficult time and demonstrate love in its purest form by meeting a critical need. I see Terra’s heart behind every act of love our ministries demonstrates.
I would like to thank every person involved in the Terra Kasch Memorial Fundraiser Dinner, from those who purchased dinner tickets to all who were involved in cooking and serving the dinner. I would especially like to thank Caulie & Jessy, Terry & Georgeann, Brett & Beth, Lisa, Joe & Annette. You may never have the opportunity to tell someone in need “Jesus loves you” but, the yearly donation you make to our ministry as well as all the other caring organizations says it, all to honor Terra. God bless you all!
Stacey L. Shallenbarger
Jesus Loves You Ministries