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McGirk Resident Introduces FFA at First Swine Management Competition


Submitted by Linda Reichel

McGirk, Mo.

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California FFA agricultural adviser Gary Reichel took a team to the first-ever hog management competition in Colombia on Thursday and came home with third place overall. Chase Schlup and Dillon Wood respectively finished third and fourth overall individually. The competition was organized by the Missouri Pork Producers, the Missouri Pork Council and Mizzou hosted this career development event. Team members included Dillon Wood, Connor Althoff, Chase Schlup and Gavin Porter.

Sympathy is extended to the family of Dottie Flippin. His son David lives in McGirk.

Donna Milligan visited Johnny and Linda Reichel on Monday afternoon.

Dean Reichel worked at Double-X Speedway Sunday night for the season opener. Local driver Darin Porter, who lives south of McGirk, won the pure race.

Linda Reichel checked in with her Aunt Pat Stanley if she had a nice visit with her grandson David Ferrell and his family in Springfield. On the way home they enjoyed eating at Lambert’s Cafe.

Johnny and Linda Reichel, Julie Schlup Amanda, Addison, Allison and Aiden Reichel attended the California FFA Awards ceremony Tuesday night at the California Performing Arts Center, where Chase Schlup was named secretary for the year 2022-23. GaryReichel is one of four agriculture teachers/advisors at California High School.

Camryn Schlup visited Johnny and Linda Reichel on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Dave Johansen picked up pig feed for his granddaughter at Reichel Farms.

On Friday, Johnny Reichel had the chance to visit friends Bill Triplett and Bill Vantiger who were fellow drivers during Johnny’s Walmart truck days. He also had a good visit with his friend David Petree.

Gary, Addison and Allison Reichel brought their pig trailer to Dennis Limbach so he could take their show pigs to weigh them for the Miller County Fair.

Dean Reichel came to Reichel Farms on Friday to visit his parents and his nieces Addison and Allison.

A baby shower for Samantha Kenney was held at the Eagles on Saturday.

Johnny and Linda Reichel attended the Troy Eichelberger family fundraiser on Saturday night, enjoying the pulled pork dinner. The auctions and benefit dinner were held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Tipton. A benefit volleyball tournament was held earlier in the day at California High School.

Celebrating Mother’s Day Saturday night at the Red Lobster in Jefferson City, Bill and Judy Buerkey Jackie Holzberlei, Jason and Ellen Romerro, Brandon, Joanie Cook, Paige and Tucker, Gail and Yvonne Cook and La Verne Cook.

Chad Cook attended his 10th class reunion at Jamestown High School.

Joanie and Tucker Cook, Jackie Holzberlein, Gail and Yvonne Cook, Chad Cook and LaVerne Cook celebrated Mother’s Day at The Flame in California.

Show Me 4H held its monthly meeting at the McGirk Community Building last Monday evening. My granddaughters, Addison and Allison Reichel, did their Clover Leaf children’s demonstrations.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Genevie Rowland. Visitation will be at the Lebanon Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Friday, followed by the service at noon. After the burial, his church family will host a funeral dinner.

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A Mother’s Day breakfast was served before the morning service and each mother received a carnation at the end of the morning service.

Recognized birthdays were those of Don Willi and Braelynn Miller

Brother Jeremy opened the morning service with a prayer.

Gail Cook joined her mother in the morning service as a special surprise for Mother’s Day.

Members of the praise team were Kayla and Kennedy Barnard, Emily Bilyeu and Kendra Witthaus, accompanied by Michelle Bilyeu on piano.

The call to worship hymn was “Love Lifted Me”, followed by the hymns “He Hideth My Soul” and “Found a Friend in Jesus”. The offertory hymn was “Trust and Obey” and Jason Bilyeu shared the offertory prayer.

Michelle Bilyeu and her daughter, Abbie Rohrbach performed the special “Go Tell the World” music.

Brother Jeremy’s message is taken from Luke 11:27-28. He chose this scripture in remembrance of mothers and grandmothers and memories created. We are all blessed by these special women in our lives and the life lessons they teach.

The worship team joined by Michelle Bilyeu gave the responsorial hymn, “O Come to the Alter”.

Brother Jeremy ended with a prayer.


A deacons meeting was held after the morning service.

May 11 — A business meeting will be held and Gospel Kids will meet.

May 28 — 2-4 p.m. reception in honor of Rick and Dawn Cook on their 50th wedding anniversary

June 5 — A shower will be held for Heidi Porter and Skylar.

July 16 – For everyone entering sixth grade in the fall and above, a youth lockdown and pond party will be held at the James and Danielle Morrow Residence.