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Feb. 10, 2013


Irene Dodson, 862-3808

I shall certainly be glad when spring arrives. Maybe everyone will get to feeling better. It seems everyone has a sinus infection or some other ailment. It seems that Floyd and I take turns being sick. Though I still feel the effects of my illness, I am doing much better and doing light housework, still being careful and limiting my trips on the stair steps. With that said, Floyd took ill Sunday afternoon and I thought he had another stroke. I called the ambulance for him and before they got here, he started vomiting continuously. They gave him something for that, did all sorts of tests, told him to drink a lot of liquids and sent him home. I’m certainly glad it wasn’t a stroke. I am thankful he is doing much better, though he still doesn’t feel well.

CHURCH NEWS. We didn’t attend church Sunday, but I understand they had a good crowd. I was sorry we couldn’t attend, especially since it was Scout Sunday. I am very proud of our scouts and what the organization stands for. I always like to make pictures of them for my column, but lately I haven’t been able to pull them off my camera onto the computer, therefore haven’t been able to send any recently. Apparently something is overloaded, so I guess I shall have to have a technician look at it.

The College Heights United Methodist Church dartball team played at Vine Grove Christian Church Monday evening, winning all three games. The game Monday evening will be played at home opposing the Stephensburg Baptist Church team.

A grandparent’s tea is at 2 p.m. today at College Heights for all grandparents.

Ash Wednesday services include a fellowship meal at 5:30 p.m., Heights Heroes at 6:30 p.m., youth group 6:30 p.m. and an Ash Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m. at College Heights.

College Heights United Methodist Men’s Valentines breakfast is at 9 a.m. Feb. 16. All members are invited to bring their wives or significant other to enjoy this meal.

Linda Funk, thanked College Heights for its generous donation to the Warm Blessings program, which was organized at our church and served as a meeting place for five years; until they were able to purchase a place of their own with more facilities to help those in need. She also thanked Ann Davis for organizing the decorations for Christmas, and the many others who did such a good job of housecleaning the facility. The health department presented them with a perfect 100 percent inspection score.

FISH FRY. The fish fry everyone loves so well is from 5 to 8 p.m. beginning Friday at Stephensburg Lodge Hall No. 212, and will continue each Friday through Good Friday. It not only serves fish, but shrimp or chicken strips as well, and you can either purchase a sandwich and a side order or a whole meal. The lodge hall is located at Franklin Crossroads on Highway 86.

CLASS. It seems that many in the area still are interested in keeping their guns. Our neighbor, Don Martin, certified teacher for the conceal carry class, said he had 29 students seeking training the past weekend. To accommodate the size of the class, he rented a room at the 86 Fire Department. People are responsible for killing people, not the guns, knives or whatever they use. I guess they saw his ad in The News-Enterprise.

GET-WELL WISHES. To the ill, we wish them a speedy recovery, and to the bereaved, our humblest sympathy is extended. Health concerns include Danissa Lewis, Billy Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Hobart Nantz, Phyllis Ruff, who is in rehab, Floyd Dodson and myself, Olzetta Firquin, Bill Fitzgerald, Buddy Cardwell, Belva Priddy, Bud, Margie and Terry Henderson, Wanda McCoy, Lois Morrissey, Cynthia Fullen, “Kim,” my friend in Louisville whose surgery was Feb. 8, Judy Webb, Wilma Jean Cundiff, Jackie McGuffin, Elsie Couch, Laverne Nugget, Bonnie Lee, Bart Ponder, Shannon Keene, Mattie Jennie Clayton, Kevin Goodman, injury, Doris Howard, Adele Andrisen, Mary Lou Given and Thelma Dunn. If you have recovered and wish your name removed from the list or need it added, please call the number below. Continue to remember our military and our country in your prayers, including Brandon Swartzlander, Jay E. Holmes, Mike Holmes, Trevor Flowers, Matthew Eubank, Jack Bryant, Charlie Smith, Philip Fulmer, Tommy Neel, Jennifer Terrance, Mike Terrance, John Holmes, Buddy Cardwell, Brandon Woosley, Eric Brown, James Russell Prause Jr. and Robert Gipson.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean. — Ryunosuke Saturo.

HELPFUL HINT. Place fabric softener dryer sheets in the drawers where you store your clothes, towels, etc. and they will keep that fresh washed scent for weeks.

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. I am in need of your news, so continue to send me your announcements, news, etc. to idodson17@windstream.netor call if you prefer, 862-3808. If leaving a message, please repeat your phone number twice clearly, so that I may call you back. Thanks.