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March 3, 2013


Irene Dodson, 862-3808

On Tuesday as I write this, it is drizzling outside and turning colder, and speaking of perhaps a bit of snow. Oh well we haven’t had any measurable snow this winter for the children and children at heart to play in. Besides, we know it is just a little more than three weeks until spring officially is here, as well as Daylight savings time as well. I am glad to see longer hours of daylight.

BIRTHDAYS. Birthday wishes to Lorene Claggett, March 2; Cynthia Fullen, March 4; Haleigh Ward, March 5; Jay Edwards and Byrle Thomas, March 6;  Marcia Barnes, Courtney Cheatwood and Odette Rofiles, an email buddy in the Philipines, March 9; Ann Lundy and Marcia Rogers, March 11; Gloria Whitford, Nancy Yates and Dannette Alexander, March 12; Preston Goodman and Sondra Johnson, March 13; Bryce Firquin, March 14; Deborah Holmes, March 15; Tim Edwards, March 16;  William Bennett, Zachary Humphrey and myself, March 17; Austin Louthon, March 18; Bettye Russell, March 21; Noah Sparks, March 26; Brody Jonathon Barnes, March 27; “Buck” Buchanan, March 28; Ricky Roberts, March 29; and Ruby Williams, March 30.

NEW ARRIVAL. Congratulations to Michael and Dana Ward upon the birth of their daughter, Madison Elizabeth, on Feb. 21. She weighed 6 pounds and 7 ounces. Michael is a native of Hardin County, now living near St. Louis, Mo. Madison Elizabeth is the granddaughter of David and Judy Ward, and great-granddaughter of Edna Drane.

BENEFIT. The Lisa Tucker Doloway Memorial Benefit Auction is from 1 to 3 p.m. March 10 at the Stephensburg Community Building, behind Laker’s. There will be soup and sandwich meal served. Donations accepted. Also, a silent auction will be held with bids ending at 2:30 p.m.

Money raised from the benefit will be given to Sean O’Flynn to help cover medical costs for a brain stem tumor. Sean just celebrated his 21st birthday.

Lisa and her twin sister, Theresa, met him and his family in Texas at the cancer clinic. Sean’s mother gave Lisa $4,000 so she could begin her medical treatments for brain cancer. Unfortunately, Lisa passed away May 15, 2011. Sean’s treatments have stopped working now and he needs to travel from his home in Ireland back to Texas for a different treatment. The family needs financial help. Please help keep Lisa’s love and concern for others.

If you would like to make a donation for the silent auction or need more information, please contact Theresa Tucker McClure, (859) 509-8372 or Tim Smallwood, 862-9768.

VISIT. We enjoyed visiting with Gilbert and June Frank and Bobby and Doris Haynes, friends of ours from Hardinsburg, Sunday evening. June and Doris were sisters to the late Carrie Dodson. Knowing that Floyd and I had both been ill, they each brought a dish of food. June had baked a chicken casserole and Doris a Jam cake, which we appreciated very much and was very good,           

CHURCH NEWS. The College Heights United Methodist Dart Ball team called off their game Monday evening with the Vine Grove United Methodist Church team, because of the illness of the College Heights team captain Bobby Smallwood, who spent a few days last week in a Louisville Hospital, returning home the first of the week. We wish him a speedy recovery

College Heights United Methodist Church Blood Drive, On the Red Cross Bus, parked near the church at 710 College Street. Sunday March 3, 2013 10:00 am —- 2:00 pm.

Tickets are now on sale for the variety show, cake and pie auction March 10. Tickets are $6m meal, show and auction, or $3 show and auction. The meal is at 5 p.m. and the show at 6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the youth summer mission trip and vacation Bible school, with 10 percent going to the building fund.

Blankets of Praise, donated each year through the United Methodist Women’s organization, needs to be in by May 1 and may be turned in either to Gloria Whitford or Margie Nantz. These quilts, which are a district project, all will be turned in at a specified church, where there will be a program and quilts from all the churches in the district will be displayed. They are then distributed all over Kentucky to children and babies who need a warm blanket.

SYMPATHY. We wish to express our sympathy to those in our church who recently have lost family members. Roger Richardson and family, who recently lost a brother, to our Associate Pastor Joe Bennett and family upon the passing of his grandfather, William Ira Bennett Jr. on Feb. 21; to Edna Drane and family upon the death of her sister-in-law, Norma Drane, on Feb. 21. Graveside services were held Monday at Hardin Memorial Park Cemetery. Sympathy also to Louise Spires and family upon the passing of her husband, “Les”. They were former members at College Heights.

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 and Ruby Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Virgil and Nancy Yates, Phyllis Ruff, who now is home, Floyd Dodson and myself, Bobby Smallwood, 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, Thelma Dunn and Odette Rofiles. 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. “A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of the others.” — Norman Shedil

HELPFUL HINT. For those of you who have fruit trees to prune before the sap begins to rise, do so with ease. Dead, damaged or diseased branches should be the first to go. Next cut out the weak branches and those that cross each other and your job is done. Taken from “Fast Fixes and Simple Solutions”.

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. Thanks for contributing items. Please continue to do so to idodson17@windstream.netor you may call if you wish, 862-3808. If leaving a message, be sure to leave your phone number, repeating it very clearly so that I might get back to you.