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Irene Dodson, 862-3808
I have been enjoying the beautiful warm days we recently have had. The early flowering shrubbery is so beautifully blossomed out and my tulips are opening. My time of the year.
I was so saddened to hear of the bombing at the Boston Marathon Monday afternoon. So many thousand there for a day of enjoyment, I never heard if it was a fundraiser for some needed charitable organization. To end so tragically, it just breaks one’s heart.
ORGANIZATION NEWS. The Cecilia Community Ruritan Club met Monday evening for the regular monthly meeting and was well attended. They were served a most delicious catered meal.
Speaker of the evening was David Dozier, executive director of the Helping Hand of Hope.
He told the group he was there to raise funds to go towards the building of a new facility for the organization, but most of all asking the prayers of everyone for the organization.
He said after considering the rent it was paying for the facilities it is occupying, it would be cheaper in the long run to build its own building. It already has raised two thirds of the amount needed to build the facility and hope to occupy the new facility by fall. He said it was not using any funds donated to help those in need for this project. This is not a government funded organization, but is supported from the gifts of churches, United Way and individuals.
The third annual golf scramble, sponsored by Helping Hand of Hope, Elizabethtown and Radcliff. Some time ago, the two merged, thus changing from just Helping Hand to Helping Hand of Hope. The scramble is April 26. For information, call Stephen P. Kent, 769-3092.
Under other Ruritan business, the 26-mile yard sale was discussed, which is April 27. Get your kicks on Highway 86. Don’t miss the second annual 26-mile yard sale on U.S. Hwy 86, between Ky. 62 and Ky. 60. Set up a yard sale on Hwy 86 or rent a booth for $25 from the Cecilia Ruritan Club. Vendors are welcome. For information, call Joni, 862 9434, or Clarissa, 862-3792. For booth rental, call Amanda, 505-9499. The U.S. Hwy. 86 yard sale will continue each year on the fourth Saturday of April.
Because of the death of Donna Wright, a Cecilia resident and wife of Harry Wright, the Cecilia Homemakers Club meeting was postponed until Wednesday, in lieu of Mrs. Wrights funeral. Our sympathy goes out to her family. Mr. Wright was a teacher many years in the Hardin County Schools. One or both of my sons had classes under his teaching.
The 58th annual meeting of the Howevalley Alumni is April 27 at Howevalley Elementary School. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the business meeting will follow. If you failed to send in your reservation, you can pay for your meal at the door this year
BLOG. I received a blog from our former College Heights Pastors The Morrisseys, who have achieved, with the help of others, the planting or building of three more churches in Thailand, where they now are missionaries. May God continue to bless them in their work. Keep them in your prayers.
GET-WELL WISHES. Get-well wishes to the ill. We wish them a speedy recovery, and to the bereaved our humblest sympathy is extended. Health Concerns include Harris Cheatwood, Danissa and Asher Lewis, Ruby Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Virgil and Nancy Yates, Phyllis Ruff, Floyd Dodson and myself, Olzetta Firquin, Bill Fitzgerald, Buddy Cardwell, Thelma Dunn, Hobart Nantz, Tiffany Hill, Cody Bagley, Larry Freels, Bob Dunaway, Mark Woodard, Cathy Golden, Judy Carter, Betty McClaugherty, Louise Spires, Ruth Smith, Belva Priddy, Bud, Margie and Terry Henderson, Larry Kimberlain, Wanda McCoy, Lois Morrissey, Cynthia Fullen, “Kim” my friend in Louisville, Wilma Jean Cundiff, Jackie McGuffin, Elsie Couch, Laverne Nugget, Bonnie Lee, Bart Ponder, Odette Rofiles, Henry Massey, Shannon Keene, Mattie Jennie Clayton, Kevin Goodman, Adele Andrisen and Bobby Smallwood. Also remember Sierra Covin. 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.
TRIBUTE. I would like to take a moment to pay tribute to my parents, Henry and Lona McCoy Daugherty, to whom I was born when they were both 37 years of age, in the year 1927, which was just before the beginning of the great depression. Times were hard for everyone, but we lived on a farm and grew most of our food, had our own milk, eggs and meat. Daddy had a grist mill upon which he ground our own corn into meal, also did blacksmith work for himself and others.. And mother canned fruits and vegetables so we never had to go hungry, She also made most of our clothes, and they were very good managers and managed to pay off their farm.
I was an only child, and when I became of the age to go to school, Daddy would have had to take me or I would have had to walk alone, or with a neighbor boy only about 18 months older than myself approximately two miles.. So mother home schooled me, as she being next to the eldest of 11 children, had helped her siblings learn to read and write.
At the age of 20, I decided I wanted to teach school though I never got that much education. I sent my papers to the school board for them to evaluate hoping to receive my high school diploma, only to have one member of the board suggest I go to high school one year for the social ability. This I did, graduating with good grades.
It was there I met my late husband of 28 years, Joseph Barnes, before he passed away at the early age of 48. We had two sons, Wayne and James Barnes. After widowhood of 10 years, I married my present husband, Floyd Dodson, with whom we have had 24 years of happiness.
My parents have both been gone for many years; but still very vivid in my memory.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine you conscience.” — Woodrow Wilson.
HELPFUL HINT. I read where to run your hand held, rechargeable vacuum over what’s buggin’ your blossoms, dump the pests into a bucket of soapy water and it’s “Adios amigos.” Hope it doesn’t take the blossoms too.
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