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Irene Dodson, 862-3808
For the first time in my life, I picked a bouquet of jonquils, Easter flowers, this Tuesday morning in February. I had been hearing about others seeing the Easter flowers in bloom, but I hadn’t been on the end of our house, where ours were growing, so I imagine they had been in bloom perhaps for several days. Others hadn’t opened yet. This has been an odd year.
ORGANIZATION NEWS. The Cecilia Community Ruritan Club had its regular meeting Monday evening with approximately 18 present. The meal was catered by Carol Sargent and friend. I hear it was delicious. Guest speaker of the evening was County Attorney Jenny Oldham. I understand she and her assistants have been very busy this month, especially with delinquent child support payment cases. Perhaps the horrendous amount of unemployment and condition of the unemployment is the reason.
I was unable to attend the Cecilia Homemakers meeting, held today in the fellowship hall of Cecilia Baptist Church with 22 in attendance. Hostesses were Byrle Thomas, Diane McCamish and Iva Lee Owsley, who prepared lasagna, salad and garlic bread with many other salads and desserts. The lesson, “As Seen on TV,” was given by Bettina Marple and Evie Blevins.
The fish fry at Stephensburg Masonic Lodge Friday evening was well attended. I went over and got a carry out of fish sandwiches and onion rings for Floyd and myself. They will be serving from 5 to 8 p.m. each Friday through Good Friday. They serve dinner plates as well as sandwiches and also have shrimp, and chicken strips if you prefer those to fish.
CHURCH NEWS. Blankets of Praise: the United Methodist Women are in the process of making baby and young children’s quilts and blankets. These quilts are distributed all over Kentucky and given to babies and children who need a warm blanket. They must be finished by May 1. If you have a new blanket that you don’t need or would like to make one. Sizes needed are posted upon the church bulletin board. We would be so happy. They may be turned in to Gloria Whitford or Margie Nantz. Thanks so much. If you aren’t a member and wish to give one, call the church office at 765-4284, I’m sure Judy will give you further information.
Monday evening, the College Heights United Methodist Church dartball team played the Summit United Methodist Church team there, with Summit winning two of the three games played. Monday evening, the team will play the Vine Grove United Methodist Church team at home.
Tickets now are on sale for the variety show, cake and pie auction at 5 p.m. March 10. Proceeds will benefit the youth summer mission trip with 10 percent going to the building fund. Come on out and enjoy the fun and buy one of the delicious cakes or pies.
There will be a membership workshop this evening at 5 p.m. in the church library. Learn about our united Methodist beliefs, our church’s ministry action plan and what it means to be a member. A perfect starting place for persons interested in joining the church or a great refresher for anyone wishing to grow in their commitment.
The Wednesday evening fellowship meals are held at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the fellowship hall. Please come and bring a friend to this outreach meal and enjoy the good food and strengthen the fellowship of our church. If you can make a donation towards the meal, it will be appreciated. The youth program begins at 6:30 p.m.
Thirty-two people from College Heights attended the United Methodist Men Valentine’s breakfast Feb. 16. Londa Howlett, Linda Howlett's twin sister was our guest, speaking about love and marriage. We laughed as Londa shared stories about her marriage and what the bible says about marriage. The next College Heights United Methodist Men’s breakfast is at 9 a.m. March 9, where the district will be hosted at the church. There will be a guest speaker and singing. All men in the district are invited. Please RSVP to Bruce Seymour, 766-8248, or contact the church.
SYMPATHY. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the family of Leslie Spires, who passed away about noon Tuesday. We used to attend church with him and Louise before they sold their home in Elizabethtown and moved to Florida for health reasons. I had a phone call shortly after his death from another friend of ours, Judy Edwards, who called to pass on the news of Les’s death. Judy and Jay Edwards also sold their home here and moved to Florida. They are doing well there and enjoying their new home. She said they hadn’t turned their heat on this winter.
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, Virgil and Nancy Yates, Phyllis Ruff, who now is home, Floyd Dodson and myself, Olzetta Firquin, Bill Fitzgerald, Buddy Cardwell, Belva Priddy, Bud, Margie and Terry Henderson, Wanda McCoy, who recently fell and broke her arm, Lois Morrissey, Cynthia Fullen, “Kim” my friend in Louisville, Judy Webb, Wilma Jean Cundiff, Jackie McGuffin, Elsie Couch, Laverne Nugget, Bonnie Lee, Bart Ponder, Shannon Keene, Mattie Jennie Clayton, Kevin Goodman, injury, Adele Andrisen 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.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “One of the best ways to serve others is with your ears.” — Dean Rusk
HELPFUL HINT. Many times when I don’t have enough dishes for a load in the dishwasher, I will wash them with detergent and put them into the dishwasher, until I have a load, then many times I add ½ to 1 cup of white vinegar into the dishwasher and run just on the rinse cycle. The vinegar helps sanitize the dishes and helps to keep the dishwasher filter clean.
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