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March 10, 2013


Irene Dodson, 862-3808

As I write this and look outside, I see a very dreary cloudy, chilly day and the weatherman says there will be inches of snow Wednesday morning in some places. I guess some will be happy to see, and get a day off from school and have fun playing in the snow. Personally, I am looking forward to the warm sunny days that can’t be too far off.

ORGANIZATION NEWS. Stephensburg Lodge No. 212 is sponsoring a fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. each Friday evening through Good Friday. They not only serve fish, but also shrimp and chicken strips. You can buy either a sandwich or a full meal. Come out and join them, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed. On Good Friday, March 29, Pirtle Chapter No. 449 Order of the Eastern Star will sponsor a bake sale along with the fish fry. It’s a great time to buy a pie or cake for Easter without having to bake one. We have some very good cooks in our organization.

CONGRATULATIONS. Congratulations to our great-grandson, Donald Alexander, son of Donald and Melissa Alexander of Elizabethtown, upon winning the archery tournament Saturday, which makes him eligible to compete in the state tournament in Louisville soon. I don’t know the date.

VISITS. Bill and Iva Lee Saltsman recently visited Billy and Virginia Taylor in Fruitland, Fla. They were invited to the home of Loyd and Phyllis Brashear, The Village, Florida, mostly a retirement village, for supper. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. Dane Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Humes and Mr. and Mrs. Billy Taylor. The next stop was at the home of Walley and Susan Johnson at Sebring, Fla. From there they went to the Gulf Coast, stopped at Gulf Shores, Ala., where they spent some time and took a scenic route on old 31W to Nashville, Tenn. They now have completed traveling 31W from Gulf Shores to Mackinaw Bridge, Mich.

CHURCH NEWS. A variety show, meal and cake and pie auction is this evening in the College Heights United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $6 for the meal, show and auction or $3 for the show and auction. The meal is at 5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the youth summer mission trip and vacation Bible school with 10 percent going to the building fund.

A Shape workshop is at 5 p.m. March 17 in fellowship hall at College Heights. Discover how God can use your spiritual gifts, and much more.

Maundy Thursday communion service is at 7 p.m. March 28 in the sanctuary, led by Youth and Associate Pastor Joe Bennett, featuring contemporary worship and the celebration of Holy Communion.

Good Friday Prayer Walk is from 6 to 8 p.m. March 29 at Pritchard Community Center, led by Pastor Adam Sparks and the Share, Care and Prayer Small Group. A prayer labyrinth will be used to help you pray, reflect and meditate in silence.

Easter morning worship community sunrise service is at 7 a.m. at the Freeman Lake main bandstand. The Rev. Chuck Darland of Immanuel Baptist Church will preach.

At College Heights, 9 a.m. contemporary worship and baptism service, 11 a.m. contemporary worship and baptism service in the sanctuary and 11 a.m. Hispanic worship service in memory hall.

The College Heights United Methodist Church Dart Ball team played the Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church dart ball team, winning two of the three games played.

On March 15, the dart ball tournament will be played at the Memorial United Methodist Church.

 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, 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, Wilma Jean Cundiff, Jackie McGuffin, Elsie Couch, Laverne Nugget, Bonnie Lee, Bart Ponder, Odette Rofiles, Shannon Keene, Mattie Jennie Clayton, Kevin Goodman, injury. Adele Andrisen, Bobby Smallwood, whose name I had listed last week had returned home from the hospital only to make a return trip for more extensive treatment and again returned home. Also remember Sierra Covin, granddaughter of Randy and Peggy Woosley. 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. “Unlike fine wine, conflicts that are left alone rarely improve with age.” — Eric Harvey.

HELPFUL HINT. Wash down the walls of your refrigerator each time you clean it with vinegar. The acid in the vinegar will keep mold from forming. Good old vinegar, it can’t be beat for so many things.

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