Wolf Point Herald

Lustre News - Oct. 16

A boy was born into the Landon and Mindy Olfert family, Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 6:03 p.m. Jamin Ezra weighed in at a hefty nine pounds, seven ounces and was 21 inches long.  Grandparents are Ron and Etta Olfert and great-grandparents are Elvin and Selma Olfert, all of Lustre.

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A boy was born early Sunday morning, Oct. 13, to Melissa and Dan Marasco. Joshua Richard weighed eight pounds, two ounces and was 18 inches long. He was greeted at home by two sisters and one brother. Melissa’s mother, Susie, sister, Julia, and her cousin, Mary, all of Pennsylvania, are here to get acquainted with the new baby and lend a helping hand. They will be staying until the end of October.

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Mary Reddig, 88, of Valley View Nursing Home of Glasgow, died Saturday evening, Oct. 12. Many of you will remember her as a local teacher. She started her teaching career in the little county schools in Valley County and then to the Lustre Grade School when the schools were consolidated. A full obituary can be found on page seven.

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Word was also received in the Lustre community of the death of a former Bethel Lustre Mennonite Church pastor’s wife, Hilda Louise Hoffman, on Sept. 11, at the Juneau Pioneer Home in Alaska.  She was born on Feb. 20, 1921, in Marion, S.D. She married Jacob Hoffman on May 22, 1941, in Munich, N.D. They moved to Lustre to take up the pastorate there after they finished their training  at Moody Bible Institute. After spending nine years in Lustre, they moved to Juneau, Alaska, where they served in several different churches, and  also established what is now Echo Ranch Bible Camp. She is survived by her four children, Dellene, Paul, Verlin and Daryl; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

The EMB Church held the final Harvest Festival of the season on Sunday. Guest speakers were Jesse Sauskojus of Laurel, a former member, and  Dennis Wiens of Mountain Lake, Minn., representative of Sat7. Services continued through Tuesday evening.  On Monday, Sauskojus visited the Lustre Christian High School chapel time and, on Tuesday, Wiens spoke during chapel.

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Dan and Meredith Reddig, Dean and Julie Reddig, Bill and Trisha Reddig and family, all of Lustre, and Marlin and Bonnie Reddig and Allen and Barb Wall of Wolf Point, travelled to Jackson, Wyo., to attend the wedding of Melissa Johnson and James Warix on Oct. 12. Melissa is the daughter of LaVonne (Reddig) and Ron Johnson. James is the nephew of Merle Mullet, a former dorm dad.

After attending meetings in Great Falls, Ron and Jeri Reddig traveled to Utah to spend time with their daughters, Roni and Nikki and their families last week.

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Daryl and Jean Toews enjoyed a trip to Branson, Mo., where they met up with  Les and Judy Toews of Olympia, Wash., and Dan and Joan Anderson of Andover, Minn. While there, they celebrated the Anderson’s 49th wedding anniversary.

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Wes and Joy Young attended the wedding of their son, Aaron, to Naomi Durham Oct. 12 in Libby. The wedding was held in the Assembly of God Church there.