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Cecilia Community News Irene Dodson 862-3808 SUMMERTIME. Here it is mid-July already; summer will be gone before it hardly began, to my dismay. I enjoy the spring and summer the most. In the spring everything begins to come alive and green, and the spring flowers are so beautiful. The summer brings our garden vegetables, which are so tasty. Summer also brings a lot of hard work for those of us who still love to can our rewards from the vegetable garden or freeze - whichever is the best option for the product we are preserving for winter use. Summer is also vacation time for many who can afford to get away from it all for a few days. But many times it seems they do the hardest work of the year while on vacation, for when they get home it takes them another week to get rested from vacationing. Too much to do, and too many things to see in such a short time! VACATIONS. Raymond and Joyce Wooden and other family members recently returned from their vacation which included a 5-day cruise to St. John, New Brunswick--Halifax, Nova Sovia, and then back to New York to see the Empire State Building, Ellis Island, Ground Zero, tour of NBC studio, Central Park, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Rockfeller Center and other sites. My grandson Brock Barnes and his wife, Ashley, of Bowling Green vacationed over the holiday weekend by going to Cincinnati and touring the museum there as well as other places of interest. They, like myself, love photography; I hear they made many interesting pictures. Mary and Ruby Parker journeyed to Georgetown on Saturday and visited Ruby’s granddaughter Christa, her husband, Tom Bell, and son, and toured their new home there. Before returning home they drove on to Lexington and visited her grandson and Mary’s son, Matthew Parker. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. A birthday party was held Sunday afternoon for Nell Stewart who is recovering from a broken pelvic bone she received in a fall recently at Health South. Those attending besides family members included Elsa Ach, Betty McClaugherty, Evelyn Stone, Ruth Smith, Kenneth and Jean Stewart, all from College Heights. Kenneth brought his mother, 101-year-old Mabel Stewart, a sister to Mrs. Nell who is in her late 90s. Nell expected to be released to go home soon. Best Wishes to her upon her birthday and a speedy recovery. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Happy belated 50th wedding anniversary greetings to Bill and Pat Fitzgerald of College Heights on July 12. Also, belated 60th anniversary greetings to Holmes B and Mary Stiles of Howevalley on June 25. Mary and I attended school together at what was then Howevalley High School. I wish each of you many more happy years together. EASTERN STAR. The Pirtle Chapter No. 449 Order of the Eastern Star held their regular monthly meeting Saturday evening at the Stephensburg Lodge Hall in Franklin Cross Roads. The 64th anniversary I believe of the initiation of the chapter; two charter members were present - our worthy matron, Thelma Dunn, and Lucille Hager who is 94 and drove herself to the meeting. The meeting began at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck meal. Many who usually attend got there late due to attending the meeting at Madisonville where appointments were read for the Grand Officers for 2008-09. CHURCH NEWS. Today at College Heights UMC there will be a joint worship service/VBS program at 11 a.m. Also, our new pavilion which was built as an Eagle Scout project by Jeremy Emmerling will be dedicated. Following the service the United Methodist Women will be serving lunch in the Fellowship Hall, All are invited. Proceeds of the meal will go toward missions. GET-WELL WISHES. We continue to remember with concern: Cynthia Fullen, Andrea Hornback, Amaryllis Edwards, Hobart Nantz and Virginia Palmore whose cancer has returned. Also remember John Wesley Daugherty who is to undergo surgery on Aug. 4 to remove a cancer from his left kidney. Greg Watson has been returned to the hospital for treatment, and also David Hester, the husband of one of my e-mail friends, possibly for another kidney transplant or be treated medically with drugs. Also remember our military and leaders, as well as others who need our prayers. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “The only leaders qualified to lead are those who have learned to serve.” HINT. Use a wet cotton ball to pick up tiny pieces of broken glass you can hardly see. AGING. Eventually you will reach a point where you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it. SUBMITTING NEWS. I need your news items so e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to put “News” in the subject line. Or call me by Monday morning. Thanks!