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Oct. 20, 2013


Irene Dodson, 270-862-3808

The weatherman is predicting frost within the next few nights of this writing. Guess it is the time of year for it, even though it is hard for me to comprehend fall is here and winter quickly is racing upon its heels.

The Glendale Fire Department will host the annual Halloween party from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, at
Glendale Fire Station. Refreshments will be provided. For information or if you are interested in helping with the haunted house, please call 270-369-2019. Please leave a message and your call will be returned.

ORGANIZATION NEWS. The Cecilia Community Ruritan Club will have its regular monthly meeting at Oct. 21, beginning with a catered meal at 7 p.m. I haven’t heard who the speaker will be if they are supposed to have one. Come and be surprised. I hope to see you there.

Pirtle Chapter No. 449 Order of the Eastern Star met Saturday evening at the Stephensburg Lodge Hall with a large crowd in attendance. It began with a delicious potluck meal, followed by the regular monthly meeting and installation of officers for the ensuing year. Chapter Officers for the year 2013-14 include Worthy Matron Audrey Yates, Worthy Patron Gary Yates, Associate Matron Jane Ellis, Associate Patron Randal Flowers, Secretary Sue Flowers, Treasurer Reanna McCarthy, Conductress Julie Foster, Associate Conductress Chris Letterman, Chaplain Edna Drane, Marshall Ray Knight, Organist Gary Foster, Adah Ruby Parker, Ruth Jo Nall, Esther Terry Cutting, Martha Ann Basham, Electa Thelma Dunn, Warder LaVerne Nugent and Sentinel Bob Saylor. All officers with the exception of Marshall, Adah and Warder were present for the installation.

Installing Officers were included Worthy Matron Donna Moore, Worthy Patron Bob Skaggs, Installing Chaplin Leroy Adkisson, Installing Marshall Carolyn Graybeal, Installing Organist Sue Bell, Installing Warder Carol Webb: Installing Sentinel Ray Taylor and Hostesses Gladys Ryan and Bobbie Joe Daugherty.

Pirtle Chapter No. 449 Order of the Eastern Star will have its annual bazaar “Christmas in November” on Nov. 2. Come out and support us in this worthy cause. Proceeds go towards paying expenses of the Order and much is donated to the “Brothers and Sisters Club,” from which families in need are helped at Christmas time and throughout the year. Also that Friday evening, Stephensburg Lodge No. 212 brothers will hold a fish fry, which many enjoy so much, along with the OES Bazaar.

On Nov. 16, the Eastern Star meeting will be held Saturday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m. with a soup supper known as hobo night. Dress is casual, you can dress for the occasion if you wish.

CHURCH NEWS. The next meeting of the College Heights United Methodist Men is at 9 a.m. Oct. 26, at Golden Corral in Elizabethtown. After the meeting, we will have an opportunity to help Gordon Burba’s mother by doing some work on a roof at her house in Elizabethtown. Please plan to be able to help. More information about what to bring to work with and the location will come next week. Continue to be in prayer for the Burba family as they grieve the loss of Gordon’s father, Lewis Burba. Gordon’s mom has developed an infection and will be on IV antibiotics for the next three days.

We enjoyed as usual a wonderful sermon Sunday at College Heights United Methodist Church given by pastor Adam Sparks, followed by a delicious international potluck meal served in the fellowship hall down stairs. The purpose of this potluck meal was to honor the diversity of our congregation in celebration of Hispanic Heritage month.

Pictorial pictures will be made Oct. 24, 25 and 26 for the new church directory we need because of the additions and changes of our congregation. If you haven’t signed up for your sitting, please do so either on the sign up sheets in the narthex or by going online.

Trunk or treat and chili cookoff is at 6 p.m. Oct. 30, in the church parking lot. Please sign up on the sheet posted on the bulletin board. Prizes will be given for the best decorated trunk. This event attracts children from the entire community and is a great outreach tool for our church. The chili cookoff begins at 7 p.m. Please sign up for that also, whether you are having your chili judged or not.

Edna Drane attended church Sunday at the Valley View Baptist Church of Vine Grove on Sunday to see her great-granddaughter, Haleigh Ward, baptized into the church. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joey Ward, who attend church there.

VISIT. We were happy to have guests on Wednesday of last week from Pocola, Okla., Bobby and Barbara Saffer, who were visiting other relatives in Kentucky. Bobby is Floyd’s brother-in-law, who used to be with him so much and enjoyed playing with Floyd’s daughter, Phyllis, when they were children. We were glad to see them, they don’t get to Kentucky often, and many times, we don’t get to see them when they come. Two of Bobby’s sisters live near Hardinsburg.

GET-WELL WISHES. Health concerns include Martha Sappenfield, Cynthia Fullen, Louise Spires, Ruth Smith, Bud, Margie and Terry Henderson, Bobby Smallwood, Hilda Bradbury, John Cobb, Lewis Mudd family, Phyllis Ruff, Floyd and Irene Dodson, Bill Fitzgerald, Arnold Fulmer, Ken Goodman, glad to see him back in church Sunday, “Charlie” Allen, Colby Bagley, Larry Freels, Larry Kimberlain, Sherri Morrissey, Thelma Dunn, Ruby Parker, who fell and broke her wrist,  Martha Statler Bell, Mrs. Couch, Jackie McGuffin, Wanda McCoy, Cathy Golden, Hobart Nantz, Tiffany Hill and all others who are in need of our prayers at this time, including our military, leaders of the countries of the world that they might make the correct decisions and our churches.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “Lord, give my heart and mind a vacation spirit every morning, so that I may let go of the small details that matter very little at the end of the day.” — Gina Bridgeman.

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. Continue to send your “News,” in subject line please, to idodson@Outlook.com or call if you prefer, 270-862-3808. If leaving a message, please repeat your phone number slowly and clearly. Thanks.