SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS / EVENTS
(Scroll to down for older events,  photos,  birthdays,  and announcements)
 
FOR CURRENT INFORMATION & PHOTOS PLEASE VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE

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NOTICE: At the end of the Summer 2013 and after the pool was closed on September 19th, Saturday Social Nights ended and the Bar is closed on Saturday nights except when we host special parties & holiday parties. The schedule of when the Bar will be open will be posted on my FaceBook Page. Saturday Social Nights will not resume and we will host only special parties from now on.
 
 

FOR CURRENT INFORMATION & PHOTOS PLEASE VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE

 
The 31st Annual LIFE CELEBRATION
was SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2015

 

FOR CURRENT INFORMATION & PHOTOS PLEASE VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE

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ST. PATRICK'S PARTY 2014 was March 15th

(Photos are on Facebook)

 

Super Bowl Party 2014 Sunday February 2

Photos are on FaceBook

 

The Annual CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAYS GATHERING
was SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2013
& Laura's Birthday & Holidays Party was January 4, 2014
PHOTOS TO BE ADDED; CURRENTLY CAN BE VIEWED ON FACEBOOK

 

HALLOWEEN PARTY, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26TH

PHOTOS ARE ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE

 

The 2013 INDEPENDENCE & FIREWORKS PARTY, was SATURDAY JULY 6th,  (PHOTOS)

 

 LIFE CELEBRATIONS Saturday, June 1st &
 
Laura's 2nd LIFE CELEBRATION, 29 YEARS
Saturday, June 8th
 
PHOTOS  (& Photos are on the FaceBook Page)

 

ST PAT'S PARTY, SATURDAY, MARCH 16

PHOTOS

 

LAURA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY JANUARY 5, 2013

MOST PHOTOS ARE ON FACEBOOK

CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAYS PARTY
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2012

PHOTOS

 

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY
Saturday. October 27
PHOTOS

 

LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY PHOTOS ARE ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE
 
INDEPENDENCE & FIREWORKS
CELEBRATION
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Photos

 

The 28th Annual Life Celebration
was Saturday, June 9, 2012
 
Our Parish Priest Fr George has been assigned to a Parish in KC (Fr Chris of Lexington will take over the Richmond Parish). Fr George will be missed by Laura; we wish him the best

 

 

St Patrick's Day Party
Saturday. March 17, 2012

 

SUPER BOWL PARTY
Sunday, February 5, 2011

 

 
FAMILY & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAYS PARTYS
Saturday, December 17 & December 31
Photos

 

THANKSGIVING 2011

I cooked the annual feast, and is traditional, on Thanksgiving night we turned on the XMas decorations.

 
HALLOWEEN PARTY, Saturday, October 29

LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY, Saturday September 3rd
GO TO MY FACEBOOK PAGE FOR ALL PHOTOS
 
 
PENNY VISITED AUGUST 31, 2011
 

STACEY & SEAN VISITED AUGUST 6, 2011

 

INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION & FIREWORKS
Saturday, July 2, 2011, PHOTOS
 
 
The 27th Annual Life Celebration was
Saturday, June 4th: (Photos)

'GOING TO OKINAWA' PARTY FOR SSGT WILL & MELISSA McQUILLEN MAY 7th

Not an actual 'party' since we didn't have advance notice the McQuillens would be here on May 7th. It was good to visit with Will and Melissa before they left for his next USMC duty station in Okinawa. Jason Bales also was here that evening.

 

ST PATRICK'S PARTY, SNAKE SATURDAY FEB 12, 2011
 
Party PHOTOS are: Here

 

 
SUPER BOWL PARTY, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY  6, 2011
 
 
LAURA'S BIRTHDAY PARTY, JANUARY 8TH

 
Family & Friends Christmas & Holidays Party
December 18, 2010: Photos
 
 
HALLOWEEN PARTY
Saturday, October 30, 2010
PHOTOS
 
TTT OF KC SEPTEMBER 18, 2010
PHOTOS
 
USA Independence & Fireworks Party
Saturday, July 3, 2010 Photos
 
 
Laura's 26th annual
LIFE CELEBRATION
was Saturday, June 5, 2010
(Photos)
 
 
ST. PATRICK'S SEASON PARTY
Saturday, March 13, 2010 Photos


SUPER BOWL PARTY
FEBRUARY 7, 2009
 

2009 FAMILY & FRIENDS
CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAYS
GATHERINGS
Saturday, December 26 &
Saturday, January 2

2009 ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY
with special guests TOMIKO & Savannah Costello
(Also See: Tomiko's Terror Tour of Kansas City)
was Saturday, October 24th

Annual INDEPENDENCE / FIREWORKS
 PARTY was FRIDAY JULY 3
Photos are here

The 25th Annual
LIFE CELEBRATION was JUNE 6, 2009
Photos are  HERE

St. Patrick's Party, Saturday March 14, 2009
CHRISTMAS & HOLIDAYS PARTY
Saturday, December 27, 2008
PHOTOS ARE: HERE

HALLOWEEN SEASON PARTIES PHOTOS
October  25 & November 1, 2008

INDEPENDENCE DAY, FIREWORKS, AND DONNIE & BECCA'S 1st ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Saturday, July 5th (Photos are HERE)

ANNUAL LIFE CELEBRATION & OPEN HOUSE
was Saturday, June 7, 2008
Click on image  for photos
 

St. Patrick's Celebration, Saturday. March 15th
THE ANNUAL FAMILY & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAYS PARTY WAS SATURDAY DECEMBER 29
PARTY PHOTOS ARE HERE AS IS ALL CHRISTMAS SEASON 2007 PHOTOS ON THAT PAGE, TOO
HALLOWEEN SEASON 2007: PHOTOS
OZARKS, JULY 20-21, 2007
Debbie, Laura, and I went to the Lake of the Ozarks, TanTarA Resort, Osage Beach, Missouri, for a short vacation
ANNUAL INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION & FIREWORKS, &
DONNIE & BECCA'S WEDDING RECEPTION was held   SATURDAY,  JUNE 30TH
Photo are: here

THE 23RD ANNUAL LIFE CELEBRATION FOR LAURA
WAS HELD SATURDAY,  JUNE 9TH
PHOTOS ARE: HERE

WILL VISITED
Sgt Will McQuillen, USMC, visited, and stayed with us in May. He has returned to the US Embassy in Damacus, Syria.
CONGRATULATIONS JON, Senior 2007! AND TO BRO & SIS (Rick & Pat Holmes)

St. Patrick's Day Party, March 17: PHOTOS

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, Feb 4th
LAURA'S BIRTHDAY
Her birthday was January 4th, and we had her party on January 6th

2006 HOLIDAYS & CHRISTMAS SEASON & FAMILY & FRIENDS GATHERING PHOTOS ARE: HERE

STACEY VISITED NOVEMBER 25TH
My ex semi-sorta stepdaughter Stacey and her 2 year old son Owen visited us.

WE CELEBRATED THANKSGIVING  HERE NOVEMBER 23rd
 
THE ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY WAS
SATURDAY. OCTOBER 28TH
CLICK ON PHOTO TO GO TO PARTY PHOTO PAGE
INVITATION IS HERE; AS IS THE HALLOWEEN SEASON DECORATIONS PHOTOS ON THAT PAGE, TOO

On Septmber 18, 2006, we were visited by Senator Jim Talent's Field Representative Mr. E.D. Harris

BRO MG FROM TEXAS VISITS
FIRE ESCAPE ADDED TO HOUSE
We did not have a safe exit to the East and all exits required us to go West. If we had a fire and could not go West, then we had no easy way out of the house without having possible serious injuries. Now we have one on the Northeast part of the house. It was nuilt by Randy Ford of Richmond, Missouri.
STEPHANIE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY was
SATURDAY, JULY 8TH: PHOTOS
INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION & FIREWORKS
Saturday, July 1st: PHOTOS
THE 22ND ANNUAL LIFE CELEBRATION
 WAS HELD SATURDAY, JUNE 10TH
Please click HERE for photos

MAY 2006 PHOTOS ARE HERE (PAGE #4 OF THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER)

EASTER
DAD'S 80TH BIRTHDAY
ST PATRICK'S PARTY, March 18th (Most taken were out of focus)
 
MY 'SURVIVING 51 YEARS' PARTY
Since I have smoked for 37 years, drank for  35 years,  have and do eat lots of red meat, own guns, served 3 years in the military, am overweight, grew up in a time we had no seatbelts or 'safe' playground equipment  or healthy foods,  and I've lived mainly a very unhealthy lifestyle (according to the health & behavior political correct  'police'), it is surprising I'm still alive! So we had a 'surviving 51 years' party instead of a birthday party this year.
SUPER BOWL PARTY, FEB 5, 2006
15 OF US CELEBRATED PITTSBURG'S VICTORY
 
LAURA'S BIRTHDAY
We had a small party for her Wednesday, January 4, 2006
(Her gift from the Estate was received 1/22/06)

THE ANNUAL BALES FAMILY & FRIENDS
CHRISTMAS PARTY, WAS DECEMBER 17TH
& We had a New Year's Eve Party, too.
Go here for Christmas Season  PHOTOS
Thanksgiving 2005
We hosted the Thanksgiving feast with Tracy, Debbie, & I cooking the foods

The HALLOWEEN PARTY was SATURDAY OCT 29TH
CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS

SKEETER FEST WEEKEND
August 4 -7 was the Hardin Skeeter Festival. During the weekend special guests were Missouri State Representative Bob Nance (36th  District), and Megan from Houston
 
FATHER PHILIP VISITED
Laura received communion from our Parish Priest on July 18th
T.J. & STEPHANIE'S BIRTHDAYS PARTY
WAS SATURDAY, JULY 16th; 16 of us celebrated their birthdays
 

INDEPENDENCE DAY WEEKEND PARTY
SATURDAY, JULY 2ND

The 21st ANNUAL LIFE CELEBRATION
was held on
Saturday June 11th: PHOTOS: Click here

SKILES FAMILY VISITS
We had a party for my 'family from Texas' on June 4th. 21 of us celebrated the Skiles family being back in Hardin to visit us.  
Happy Anniversary June 15th to MG & Angie Skiles! 20 Years!
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PARTY
SATURDAY, MAY 28TH: Click for PHOTOS

CONGRATULATIONS AUDRY SKILES
Estate Conservator Gary Patton was here May 17th for our annual Short Term Plan & Long Range Plan legal meeting
St Patrick's Day Party
Saturday, March 19th   FOR PARTY PHOTOS: CLICK HERE

EASTER 2005
JASON'S 25TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
Saturday, March 5, 2005
On February 20th I  made it to "The Half Century Mark!"
WE CELEBRATED ON SAT, FEB 19TH
SUPER BOWL PARTY, FEB 6TH
16 of us suffered through another NE Super Bowl win. Everyone here was Eagles fans that day.
 WE CELEBRATED LAURA'S BIRTHDAY ON JANUARY 4TH
SEE NEWSLETTER PAGE FOR DETAILS
CHRISTMAS SEASON, & NEW YEAR'S EVE 2004 PHOTOS: CLICK HERE
THANKSGIVING 2004
We hosted the Thanksgiving meal this year. Tracy, Debbie, and I cooked the meal and desserts. We have a small family, but a close family.
HALLOWEEN
Halloween Party
Saturday, October 30th
24 OF US ENJOYED THE ANNUAL HALLOWEEN PARTY
To view party PHOTOS click HERE
DEBBIE'S BIRTHDAY PARTY. OCT 2
LABOR DAY WEEKEND PARTY
22 of us celebrated together on September 4th. (Sorry, no photos)

INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
We celebrated the holiday on Saturday, July 3rd
Click here to view photos

THE '20TH' ANNUAL LIFE CELEBRATION
June 5, 2004
Click here for all event Photos

**BELOW ARE OLDER PARTY, HOLIDAY, & MISC PHOTOS**
 
(FEB 04):
Super Bowl Party, Feb 1st
Only 9 of us watched the game together. A small party, but weather forecast of a major winter storm kept a lof of people home. Congratualtions to NE fans.
Amber Visited, January 17 -18
That Saturday night we had a late Christmas celebration with my ex semi sorta stepdaughter
Laura's birthday party was Saturday, January 3rd
CHRISTMAS 2003
FOR CHRISTMAS SEASON 2003 & PARTY PHOTOS CLICK HERE: CHRISTMAS SEASON PHOTOS
& for 2003 Presidential Greeting card from President Bush click HERE.

Halloween Party, November 1, 2003
29 adults, children, ghouls & goblins attended the annual celebration.
FOR 2003 DECORATIONS CLICK HERE

NEW CADILLAC DEVILLE DTS PURCHASED
OCTOBER 1, 2003:  Click here for photos

Hardin Dawgs Football!
Go to H-C Dawgs Page for details

T.J. BIRTHDAY PARTY
16 of us attended TJ's birthday party, held here on Saturday, July 26, 2003. Attending was Chad & Tracy & kids, Chad's sister Laura, his coworker LeRoy & family from Lexington, Tony, Stan, Lee, & TJ.

WILL STATIONED IN ASIA
Will McQuillen. LCpl, USMC,  left July 13, 2003, for a tour of duty in Okinawa, Japan.

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION 2003
26 of us celebrated Independence Day together. We shared BBQ & other foods, drinks, live music, being family & friends, and the largest fireworks display we've ever had. Jim & Dorothy Clark, Allison Clark, & Michael Jr were here July 3rd to 6th. They contributed to the fireworks display bringing some real big pieces. Stacey was here the 4th & 5th with her friends from Florida. Will was home on leave. Photos of the celebration follow..............


19th Annual LIFE CELEBRATION & OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH
The actual 'event' was attended by 39 people. Special guests were former State Rep Norwood Creason, former State Rep Rodger Fitzwater, Hardin Mayor Bob McCorkendale & family, Laura's sister Lillian Rueckert & family, and my two 'ex semi sorta stepdaughters' AMBER & STACEY. That morning Debbie & Jason had a garage sale in the garage here and over 100 people went through it. Special congratulations were sent us by letter, phone, or emails by: Senator Jim Talent, Senator Kit Bond, Congressman Ike Skelton, MO Secretary of State Matt Blunt, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Judge Werner Moentmann, Farrell Hockemeier, Sue Pierce, Wen Hai, Shelley Julson, Penny Heckerman, and others.
EVENT INFORMATION: Click here for details
 


SKILES PARTY
Monday, June 2nd, we had a rare 'weekday' party. My bro MG, Angie, Audry, Amy, and lil MG Skiles were here from San Marcos, Texas. Was great to see them and we had a good party that night. MG, and Tony Barchers provided the 'band' that night (and I tried to play drums).

STACEY'S GRADUATION
My Ex Semi Sorta Stepdaughter graduated Estero High School
Ft Myers, Florida, on May 19th
Click on photo to enlarge and for more photos

2003 GRADUATION CONGRATULATIONS
JASON BALES, May 10, Bachelors Degree, Communications
Central Missouri State University
Photos of Jason's Graduation Party are below. Please scroll down.
STACEY BURDOLSKI, May 19, Estero High School
Scroll back UP for more info on Stacey
ROB HOLT, Polo High School

JASON'S GRADUATION PARTY
My nephew,  Jason Bales,  graduated Central Missouri State University, on Saturday, May 10, 2003. Jason earned his Bachelor's Degree in Communications. He'll be returning to CMSU in the Fall of 2003 to begin studies for his Master's Degree. I'm real proud of Jason. We hosted his graduation party the night of May 10th.  26 of us celebrated with Jason on his special night.
 

     
Congratulations Jason! Proud of you!

Will graduated U S Marines Boot Camp
Will offically became a U.S, Marine when he graduated Boot Camp on December 13, 2002. His brother Mike, and family, attended the graduation ceremony in California. Will was here December 14th and we had a small party to congratulate him. Real proud of my much,  much younger 'bro'.
NOTE: JULY 2005, WILL IS AN US EMBASSY GUARD IN LONDON