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The Lustre EMB Church welcomed Jim Wiens and his family Aug. 20. They are home on furlough to tell about their work in Russia. The evening began at 7 p.m. including music with their teens. Wiens is the son of Frank and Evelyn Wiens, who grew up in Lustre.

The opening program for Lustre Christian High School is Sunday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. There are two new teachers at LCHS this year. Emily Eggar will teach math and Kendall Ross of Harleysvile, Pa., will be teaching history. Ross taught international students in a city of 400,000 west of Shanghai, China, and in Azerbaijan. He taught a year in Edinburgh, Scotland, teaching “English is fun for Everyone” as well as producing music festivals there. In Scotland he was able to visit his family’s ancestral homelands. A few years ago he taught in Brockton and then on the Dine Reservation in New Mexico, followed by Reno, Nev. He attended Shippensburg State University and Cutztown State in Pennsylvania. He was attracted to Lustre by the fact they welcomed international students and by their values.

School will begin Wednesday, Aug. 23, at both LCHS and Lustre Grade School. The teachers are the same as last year at LGS except for the addition of Dan Marasco, who will be teaching music, band and choir in both schools.

Dan Button, son of Lee and Connie Button (formerly of Lustre), has qualified to represent the United States on the men’s side of the USA Trail Team, competing in Saskatchewan next July. The team is made up of five women and six men, all runners who have placed in various trail competitions in their states or regions. Button is 37 and currently leads the Boise Billies team in Boise, Idaho. For more information, see

Carol Dyck of Caronport, Sask., died Aug. 6, waiting for heart surgery. She and her husband, Ken Dyck, were dorm parents and custodian at LCHS in 1977-1978. She was from North Platte, Neb., and graduated in 1975 from Briercrest Bible College with a four-year degree in music.

The Dycks returned to Caronport in 1980-81 where Ken was men’s dean and Carol became a stay-athome mom, raising their two daughters, Vanessa and Kendi. The girls followed in their mother’s footsteps, becoming both lifeguards and coaches, working at Prairie Bible College in Three Hills, Alb.

Carol was the Briercrest Bible College volleyball coach, taking her team to nationals multiple times. She was a barrel racer and taught gymnastics. She taught music for young children privately for 17 years on campus.

Her sudden death was a shock to all, especially the staff at Maranatha Bible Camp in Nebraska where she and Ken served on the board, as well as volunteered their summers.

Dwaine and Vivian Wall attended the funeral Monday, Aug. 14.

Harvest is underway. We are thankful the fire on Bill Reddig’s combine was spotted in time to extinguish.

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