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Irene Dodson, 862-3808
“Snow, Snow go away, and please don’t come again another day.” I am eagerly awaiting spring. Seeing the snow falling reminded me of a saying my Dad used to repeat when it snowed. “The old lady is picking her goose out there.” Senseless expression, perhaps. The saying originated in reference to when people slept upon “feather beds,” a mattress made from feathers placed over the under mattress, which was filled at “threshing time” with freshly threshed straw. To make these feather mattresses, many people kept a flock of geese and when they started to shed they would pluck the shedding feathers from the geese and save to make a feather mattress or pillows.
ORGANIZATION NEWS. The Cecilia Homemakers will meet Tuesday at the Cecilia Baptist Church in the fellowship hall for the regular monthly meeting. Lesson Leaders are Ruby Ingram, Virginia Miller and Jean Stewart. The lesson is “Food Labels.” The hostesses are Byrle Thomas, Iva Lee Owsley and Diane McCamish. We hope it will be a beautiful day. Remember the rule, if there is no school because of weather conditions, the meeting is also canceled that day.
Hardin County Extension Homemakers is having a Spring Bazaar on April 9. It will be held at the Extension office on Peterson Drive. Vendor forms are available and reservations will be accepted on a first come first served basis. This group has had a very successful holiday bazaar in November for the past five years and this is the first time for one to be held in the spring. For information and a vendor form, call the Extension office at 765-4121 or contact chairperson Ginny Kean at 737-6496.
CHURCH NEWS. College Heights United Methodist Church dart ball team played Memorial United Methodist Church at home Monday evening, winning all three games. I understand some of the Memorial players who came from LaRue County had a little problem with the slick roads on the way but arrived safely. The game on Monday will be at White Mills Baptist Church.
College Heights United Methodist Women will meet at 9:30 a.m. in room 14 at the church. Hope you can attend. They will discuss a writing by Mary Kate Sweeney, a graduate of Yale Divinity School. We will discuss actions we can take for personal peace and reading scriptural reflections that state what we can do on our own or what God can do for us.
The College Heights United Methodist Men will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the fellowship hall.
“MAN-UP” meets at the Pritchard Community Center at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. The dates of the next meetings are Feb. 15 and 22 and March 1 and 8. This a great time for fellowship, coffee, donuts, prayer and a short devotional before heading to work around 7:15. It is a come and go, if you have to leave early for work, stop by anyway.
The annual Grandparents and Seniors Tea will be held this afternoon at 3 p.m. in the College Heights Fellowship Hall. Hot tea and refreshments will be served by the children in Jesus Seekers SS class. Come and enjoy the fellowship with other seniors and the children.
I received a blog the other day from our former pastor at College Heights in which he was giving his mother, Lois Morrissey, praise for having him help her teach a class as a teenager using felt teaching materials.. Explaining that little they knew that years later he would be teaching the same type lessons with the felt teaching materials half-way across the world in Thialand, where he and his wife, Sherri, are now working as missionaries.
GET-WELL WISHES. Prayer concerns for Maynard and Doris Pile, Ray and Cathy Golden, Cynthia Fullen, Billy Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Joel Bas’, Floyd Dodson, Evelyn Stone, Don Wolfe, Ruth Smith, Carmon Delgado, Tim Johnson, Liz Willett, Debbie Dickerson, David Hester. Phyllis Ruff, improving, Margie Henderson, Terry Henderson, Thelma Dunn, Ann Edwards, broken hip, Wendell Pottinger, David Johnson, Bobby Smallwood, our neighbor Donald Martin, Charles Hawkins, Hobert Winchell and all others who are ill, not listed here. Continue to pray for the leaders of our country and for our military, wherever they might be.
Ed and Diane Hunsinger of Gosha visited Sunday afternoon with her mother, Edna Drane, and eating the evening meal with her before returning home.
Ruby Parker received word that her niece, Hilda and her husband, Stanley Bradbury of Canada would be unable to visit her as they had planned upon the Feb. 20 because there were involved in a wreck injuring both of them.
SYMPATHY. We extend our sympathies to the family of Pauline Grimes upon her passing. Also to the family of David Kisselbaugh, who passed away Feb. 4. He had been ill for quite some time. He and Floyd shared a hospital room together a few years ago, and we got very well acquainted with them.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “A child is a blank page upon which you write with a permanent marker.” — Unknown.
HELPFUL HINT. Cut down on caffeine: It gives you a quick energy buzz but also tends to make you hungry. Also stifle that hunger twinge by drinking a glass of water.
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