Meridian Point Church in Peyton sponsors the Trail Life Boys Troop 16:13 (named after the Bible verse found in 1 Corinthians 16:13) and the American Heritage Girls — both are national organizations. The American Heritage Girls leader is Brenne Sather, and Judd Babcock is the Trail Life Troop master.
On Dec. 16, Meridian Point and the Trail Life and American Heritage members placed 57 wreaths at the Peyton Cemetery to honor and remember veterans interred at the cemetery. The two troops have committed to cleaning and maintaining the cemetery.
The guest speaker, David Hough, is the pastor of Hills Christian Church, a sister church of Meridian Point Church. He spoke at the wreath ceremony. Hough was an air traffic controller in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, and served in Iraqi Freedom.
Helen Barber, 94 years old, said she was brought to tears because of how special the wreath ceremony was. Alvin and Carol Anderson, liaisons between the troop and cemetery board, helped make the event a success.
Above: The Trail Life Boys participated in the wreath placements ceremony.
Right: David Hough is the pastor of Hills Christian Church, a sister church to Meridian Point Church. He spoke at Peyton Cemetery during the wreath placements. Photos by Michelle Barrette
The Eastern Plains Chamber of Commerce sponsored a ribbon cutting ceremony in December for Dentists of Falcon and Orthodontics new office. Attending the ribbon cutting were (left to right) Kim Anaya, Marta Brocka, Jordan Current, Caitlin Kenna, Erin Duarte, Dave Donohoue, Jasmine Bennison, Crystal Schoenfeld, Stephanie Wootan, Alisha Taylor, Alexa Hansen, Kristine Pena, Sara Quick, Andrew Montano and Lauren Book