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May 19, 2013



Irene Dodson, 862-3808

The stork was kept busy last week, delivering a sweet little girl to Elizabethtown on May 8 to the College Heights United Methodist Church Youth Minister Joe and Andrea Bennett. Sydney was welcomed home by her 2-year-old brother, William.

On May 9, he took a precious little boy to Bowling Green to my grandson, Brock and Ashley Barnes. Blake was welcomed home by his big brother, 3-year-old Brody.

Congratulations to both families and wishing them the best in all things.

MOTHER’S DAY. On Mother’s Day, Judy Ward took her mother, Edna Drane, to Michael’s Fish Place in Louisville, where they were met by approximately 15 family members, as well as her grand daughters-in-law’s parents who also were present. Edna, who is 93, hasn’t been feeling as well as normal for her, since her bout with pneumonia.

Billy and Mary Parker hosted a dinner Thursday at their home for his mother Ruby Parker’s birthday and Mother’s Day. Others present were Ruby’s daughter and two of her great granddaughters, Meghan and Kaitlyn Holtzknect.

My sons both got in contact for Mother’s Day, Wayne Barnes dropped by to say hello as they were on their way to Bowling Green to visit with son Brock and to see the new baby and the rest of the family. Their daughter, Emily Barnes of Nashville, also was there.

We enjoyed visiting with our grandson, Donald Alexander, on Saturday. He stays so busy with his job, etc. we don’t get to see him very often.

ORGANIZATION NEWS. Pirtle Chapter No. 449 Order of the Eastern Star met for the regular session Saturday, beginning with a light meal of sandwiches, chips, etc. to give mothers a break from having to fix a lot of food for the occasion. I understand the meeting was very well attended. For several months, we haven’t felt like attending many of the social occasions we usually enjoy.

The Cecilia Community Ruritan Club will meet at Monday evening for the regular monthly meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. with a meal, followed by the business meeting. I haven’t heard if they are having a speaker this month or not, just come and be surprised. I am sure there will be many items of business to be discussed for the beginning preparations for Cecilia Days on Aug. 9 and 10. Spaces for vendors will be available for $25. For information or to rent a space, call Rex or Sue at 862-2913.

The Cecilia Homemakers will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Cecilia Baptist Church Fellowship Hall for the final meeting until September.

COLLEGE HEIGHTS NEWS. We had good attendance for the Mother’s Day service and as usual Pastor Adam Sparks preached a good sermon. His wife, Melanie, played the piano because of the absence of Andrea Bennett.

Today is Graduation Sunday. We will celebrate those graduating from high school, college or grade school or if you graduated in December, we want to celebrate your achievement.

A knitting and crocheting class will meet at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday beginning June 4. This is for beginners and or the experienced. If you have supplies or projects, please bring them.

On June 9, a joint worship is at 11 a.m., and at 12:30 p.m. a barbecue dinner, inflatables, dunking booth and games for all ages.

We can always use nonperishable food for our food pantry, such as canned food, peanut butter, cereal, etc. All will be appreciated, especially by the hungry.

HARDIN COUNTY FAIR. The Hardin County Fair will celebrate 50 years within the community this July. To mark this occasion, the Hardin County Fair Board and Pageant Committee is inviting all past Miss Hardin County Fair winners to be present for a special recognition during the Miss Hardin County Fair Pageant on the evening of July 8. If you are a previous Miss winner or have contact information of a previous winner, please contact Linda Thomas, 735.6054 or lmthomas60@comcast.netfor information.

GET-WELL WISHES. Health concerns include Harris Cheatwood, Danissa and Asher Lewis, Ruby Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Nancy Yates, Phyllis Ruff, Floyd Dodson and myself, Edna Drane, Judy Ward, who was involved in a car wreck, Olzetta Firquin, Bill Fitzgerald, Buddy Cardwell, Thelma Dunn, Hobart Nantz, Tiffany Hill, Cody Bagley, Larry Freels, Bob Dunaway, Mark Woodard, Cathy Golden, Bruce Seymour, surgery, and his mother Frances Seymour, who now is recovering in a rest home, Scotty Cheatwood, Judy Carter, Betty McClaugherty, Louise Spires, Ruth Smith, Belva Priddy, Cordell Tabb, 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, Bobby Smallwood and 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 churches and country in your prayers

SYMPATHY. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family of Dr. Ollie B. Emmerine. He and Evelyn have been friends of ours for a long time. Evelyn and I graduated from Howevalley High School together, back in 1948. I am sure he will be greatly missed by his loving wife, children and grandchildren, as well as by his many friends.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never blinks.” — Regina Brett.

HELPFUL HINT. I had a nice hand operated can opener my granddaughter gave me, which was so handy to use, but it had gotten to where it would hardly open a can, skipping sections and it was so hard to turn. I read in the Heloise column someone said to spray with cooking spray if your hand held can opener wasn’t working well. I tried it and I believe it cuts as well if not better than when she gave it to me.

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. Send me your “News,” written in the subject line, to idodson17@windstream.netor you can call if you wish, 862-3808. If leaving a message, please repeat your phone number slowly twice. Thanks.