Darwin Stoesz of Send International spoke at the EMB Church as their Harvest Festival speaker, as well as Monday and Tuesday evenings. The MB Church joined them for services.
Students in Lustre are occupied with piano lessons, instrumental lessons, math club, Awana and basketball practices. Each activity is a help to personal development and team work, besides farm chores.
Frontier Elementary school teams came to Lustre Friday to play basketball in the jamboree level as well as junior high. Both girls’ and boys’ teams had fun playing. Frontier girls won in the 4-6th grade level and Lustre girls won in the 7-8th grade level. Lustre boys won both their games. Most exciting was the jamboree boys’ game (grades 4-6) between Frontier and Lustre, as they were tied at 4, at 10 and then Lustre edged out Frontier by a few points until the last two minutes of the game. Frontier went ahead 19-18 and there were 59 seconds left. The boys worked together and listened well to coach Randy Reddig. There were strategic freethrows and baskets, steals and rebounds by each team, but it came down to the last 10.8 seconds when the ball was stolen and back to back baskets made, crowd on it’s feet, and Lustre won 22-19. Lustre’s 4-5th grade players were Coleman Hilkemann, Justin Schiller, Liam Reyneke, Gunner Damboise, Joseph Olfert, Drew Reddig, Jake Neufeld and Samuel Byers.
Jamboree girls players are Ava Holzrichter, Harlo Reddig, Grace Byers, Samantha Neufeld, Lucia Benade, Aubrey Klatt, Hannah Pancratz, Nancy Schiller, Brielle Keller and Bryanna Allen. Junior high girls playing included Kencia Brown, Justice Byers, Lauren Fast, Holly Hilkemann, Sidney Klatt, Tessa Olfert, Ashtyn Traeholt, Lauryn Holzrichter, Samantha Neufeld, Grace Byers and Lucia Benade, coached by Lisa Neufeld.
Junior high boys roster included Bryson Allen, KJ Brown, Christopher Traeholt, Hadden Olfert, Cameron Reddig, Kayden Charette, Wheeler Damboise, AJ Lloyd, Joel Reddig and Preston Klatt. Each person is important to a team and brings their skills and character to bear. Saturday morning’s games against Frazer also gave the teams more experience.