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Irene Dodson, 270-862-3808

Spring is here at last, but you wouldn’t know it by the temperatures. This morning there was snow, looking like winter. This is Kentucky. It always changes.

UPCOMING EVENTS. Fliers have been passed out announcing the third 26-mile yard sale, to be held April 26. Get your “kicks” on Highway 86, between Ky 62 and Ky 60. Set up your own yard sale or rent a booth from the Cecilia Ruritan for $20. Vendors are welcome. For more information, call Joni, 270-862-9434 for booth rental, or Clarissa, 270-862 -3792.

Also coming up April 26 is the Howevalley School Annual Alumni Association meeting at Howevalley Elementary School. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., with the delicious catered meal by Bob Evans following at 7 p.m. This year, alumni and family, friends and anyone ever attending Howevalley School are welcome. If you would like to be added to the invitation list, contact the school or Mary Mona Holbert on Facebook at Mona.holbert@facebook.com.

CHURCH NEWS. Several women from the College Heights United Methodist Church were on the Emmaus Walk last weekend, including Latina Adams, Colleen Bagley, Judy McKenzie, Tricia Smith, Sandra Lockard, Traci Life, Emily Balgey, Debbie Lewis, Pam Tillotson, Lindsey Nunn, Carrie Claggett, Becky Higdon, Judy Tackett, Debbie Seaton, Ernie Bagley, Adam Sparks and attending as a candidate Carol Reams.

There will be an Easter egg hunt from 9 to 11 a.m. April 12, at College Heights. There will be snacks, games, face painting and an appearance by the Easter Bunny himself. Please contact Tricia Smith with any questions, 270-234-6827.

There also will be an Easter egg hunt April 12 at Ridge Springs United Methodist Church. I tried to save the announcement to the computer, but failed. Please resend it to me, and I’ll try to get it in next week. In the meantime, for further information call someone from the church. Sorry.

FranklinCrossroads Baptist Churchwill have a car and craft festival May 31 as a fundraiser. All vendors are welcome. Booths inside are $30 and outside are $20. If you would like to be a vendor there, see the point of contact. Anyone who would like to enter their car into the car show can obtain a form to do so. What an opportunity for those who like to show their special car and possibly win a prize. Swope Motors is bringing several to show, good advertisement for other dealers as well, who might wish to participate. This is a first-ever festival for this community. The car show will be judged and prizes will be awarded. First prize is $100, second prize is $75 and third prize is $50. A Children’s Choice Award will be awarded based on votes by children for which car they like the best. Everyone in the community is welcome. Please add us to your calendar, a lot of fun and fellowship is guaranteed. For information, call Marcia Barnes, 270-862-3525.

REUNION. The Central Hardin Class of 1994 is having its 20-year reunion from 7 to 11 p.m. June 14, at the HRCE Cafe at Fort Knox. Tickets are $25 per person if you pay before May 13 and $35 per person at the door. A check made out to Central Hardin Class of 1994 Reunion can be sent to Central Hardin Class of 1994 Reunion c/o Darrin Goodman, P.O. Box 453, Elizabethtown, KY 42702. A cash bar will be available at the reunion. Please help spread the word to fellow classmates, especially those who do not use Facebook, which they are relying on greatly for contacting information. For information, please contact Darrin Goodman, darrinsgoodman@aol.com or 270-234-6694. 

FISH FRYS. The fish frys being held each Friday during Lent at the Stephensburg Lodge Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. was well attended the past Friday evening. Following Lent, they will be serving each first Friday of the month thereafter. I am sure many will be glad to once again be able to buy a delicious fish, shrimp, chicken or chuck wagon meal for only $6.50 with two side vegetables and drink. Don’t want a full meal, you can buy a sandwich and onion rings and slaw.

BENEFIT. Modern Woodmen of America is sponsoring a benefit for Bryle Holbert with matching funds up to $25. Jeff Nalley, 270-692-7391, is coordinator of the benefit being held for Bryle Holbert and family at the Howevalley Elementary School, Sat. April 12th. There will be a Dinner, Auction, and Raffle. Dinner beginning at: 4:00 PM. Auction at 6:00 PM/W Raffle following. Those wishing to donate items for the auction may Call Brad Holbert at 270-234-3199. or Tracy Stanton at 270 360-1946. For dinner donations, contact Norma Horn, 270-862-4123, or Elsie Holbert, 270- 734-3712.

GET-WELL WISHES. Health concerns include Rita Reams, surgery, glad she is still improving, Charlie Williams is doing well, Harris Cheatwood, John Funk, Martha Sappenfield, Louise Spires, Ruth Smith, Bud Margie and Terry Henderson, Bobby Smallwood, Coleman Howlett, Martha Statler Bell, Don Sessums, Phyllis Ruff, Floyd and Irene Dodson, Bill Fitzgerald, Arnold and Kaye Fulmer, “Charlie” Allen, Colby Bagley, Neal McDowell, Thelma Dunn, Ruby Parker, Doris Pile, Jackie McGuffin, Cathy Golden, Hobart Nantz, Tiffany Hill, Martha Jean Owsley and all others who are in need of our prayers at this time. If you need to add or remove a name from this list, please contact me. Remember to pray for our churches and the leaders of our country, as well as those of other countries that they will make the proper decisions for the betterment of the world.

SYMPATHY. It is with great sorrow that I find it necessary to report the death of yet another friend and fellow church member from College Heights. Charlie Russell passed away this Tuesday afternoon at Hardin Memorial Hospital. Our utmost sympathy goes out to his wife, Bettye, and daughter, Sarah, as well as all other family and friends. May God’s Blessings be with each of you.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “When I’m down in the dumps, God, remind me that even there You can give me something to smile about.” — Linda Neukrug.

HELPFUL HINT. In place of fabric softener, I add ½ to 1 cup white vinegar to my fabric softener container in my washer. It helps remove soap as well as neutralize elements that some might be allergic too.

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. Continue to send your news to idodson@outlook.comor call if you prefer using the number at the heading of my column. Thanks.