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A one-day volleyball camp was held this week for the girls in the community, grades 8-12 in the morning, and grades 5-7 in the afternoon. The guest coach was Becky Hoffman, varsity coach for Plentywood. Mary Zerbe, who organized the camp, said 34 girls participated and that it was a very positive, encouraging day. The first practice for the Lustre Christian High School volleyball team is Aug. 11.

Alumni of LCHS have been visiting the community as part of their summer travels. On July 2, former dorm students Annette Dirks-Culver of Arizona and Deanna Austin and their sister Marina (Austin) Bernard, both of Indianapolis, Ind., with their mother, Verna D Austin of Souix Falls, S.D., were guests of their cousins, Dwaine and Vivian Wall. They were on a special trip to celebrate Verna’s 80th birthday.

Henry and Arlene (Funk) Stakset of Tacoma, Wash., were guests of Gary and Roxann Funk July 2-10. Jennifer (Funk) Theisen and family of Casper, Wyoming and Janeen (Funk) Unruh and families of Billings also visited.

Tamara Teichroew and Dan Marasco gave reports on the Bible camps they were involved with on Sunday, July 2. A total of 36 teens attended the senior camp. Former LCHS music teacher Michael Butler came back from Oregon to co-direct the junior high camp, which was attended by 53 campers. He is now in youth ministry. The speaker was Joshua Emmer.

There were 55 campers at junior camp, and LCHS alumni Justin Skillman was activity director. One young student described it as “fun and amazing.”

“Beacon Bible Camp had a great impact on my life. Lives get changed there. I am a witness to that! It’s because the Bible is central,” said Verna De Austin, visiting that day from South Dakota. She had attended Beacon in the 1950s when she grew up in Montana.

Beauty is to be found in Lustre as one drives home. The welcome of miles of wild sunflowers smiling in the wind, the lush variegated greens of the different crops growing as one crests a hill, all take your breath away. The contentment of herds of cattle with their growing calves and a friendly wave from a farmer baling the hay in the neighboring farm are welcome scenes.

We do need rain and fewer grasshoppers. We have the smoke in the atmosphere from the Canadian forest fires.

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