Come out and see local talent at Apple Shed

Due to recent flooding, the All Stars performance at the Apple Shed has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 30. This should be very entertaining as it features an all-star lineup of renowned musicians with direct ties to northeast Missouri and western Illinois The All-Star Reunion Concert features Paul Smith, Bowling Green; David Hungate, Troy; Bob Havens, Quincy, Ill.; Steve Lilley, Elsberry; Jay Hungerford, St. Louis; John Gillick, St. Louis; Jerry Epperson, Clarksville; Dave Cordes, Louisiana; and Debra Ingram, Bowling Green. The performance is from 2 to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 30, in the Apple Shed’s Ludwig Memorial Theatre. Tickets are available at the door. For more information, call 573-242-3982.

I know several people have expressed the desire to listen to former resident Hungate (at left), the son of the late Congressman and Federal Judge William Hungate and Dorothy, formerly of Troy. Hungate graduated from Buchanan High and has enjoyed a musical career spanning decades and all styles of music. He was a member of the band Toto and has played with several noted musicians including Dolly Parton, Seals & Crofts, Vince Gill and others. He was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn.

I know it is good to musicians coming back to entertain. This past weekend, it was good to listen to Norm Ruebling and his band at the Mizzou Alumni Lincoln County event.

This Thursday was National Day of Prayer with two events held in the county. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (right) spoke at a breakfast and an evening service was held at the Assembly of God in Troy. Luetkemeyer used quotes from four different Presidents as he spoke of his faith and that which established values of this great nation.

By Bob Simmons

Posted on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 8:35 am