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Arpil 3, 2011


Irene Dodson, 862-3808

Where did the summer go? The weather was so beautiful and warm there for a few days, bringing the spring flowers into full blossom. It is the first time I can recall ever seeing the redbuds bloom out in March. I had been seeing bushes in full bloom in yards, and remarked they looked like redbuds, but thought I must be mistaken. But my son, James Barnes, and I went to Bowling Green Saturday afternoon and saw redbuds in full bloom all along the sides of I-65.

We attended the first birthday party for my great-grandson, Brody Jonathan Barnes, held at Living Hope Baptist Church. Family and friends were in attendance, and enjoyed the fellowship together and refreshments served. Brody enjoyed opening his presents, he has learned to pull the tissue paper out of the bags to get to his presents. Floyd was sorry he didn’t feel like making the trip.

We enjoyed our visit, but the trip home was something else. It rained upon us until we got about to the Sonora exit, when James turned the windshield wipers off of high speed. Luckily most of the way the traffic was light, and not spraying the water back onto our windshield. When we got near the Glendale exit the traffic was backed up until we could move up ever so slowly. Aside from the construction, there had been an accident, when we got closer there sat a truck with a car upon it, and they were sweeping the highway with brooms.

ORGANIZATION NEWS. The Quarterly Hardin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary meeting was held at the hospital. Officers were elected for the ensuing year to be installed at the next meeting. The meeting was well attended, and lunch was served.

Stephensburg Lodge No. 212 is having a “fish fry” from 5 to 8 p.m. each Friday evening throughout the Lenten season, serving fish, shrimp or chicken dinners. If you prefer less, you may just order a sandwich or sandwich and a side. Drinks also are served.

Pirtle Chapter No. 449 Order of the Eastern Star will hold its regular meeting April 9 at Stephensburg Lodge Hall on Ky. 86 at Franklin Crossroads.

CHURCH NEWS. I received a blog from the Morrissey’s Tuesday from Thailand where they are missionaries. Mike and Sherri are former pastors at College Heights United Methodist Church. They told of a Kansas mission team who visited them, served at The Blessing Home for children and took 50 children to the zoo. They also worked at the Growing Together Church in Sattship, helping build an outdoor kitchen and a concrete fence there. Brother Mike expresses great appreciation for all those who come to help out or send contributions to extend their worthy work there.

We enjoyed listening to Brother Charley speak to us at College Heights Sunday upon patience, something I fear most of us could use more of. Our speaker today will be our former pastor and District Superintendent Coleman Howlett.

Those who are interested in playing Church League Softball this season will find signup sheets upon the bulletin board in the church hallway. Or you can contact Travis Goodman, 766-1248. You may sign up for the men’s team, the coed team or both.

Donations of non-perishable food are always appreciated for the food pantry.

BIRTHDAY WISHES. Birthday greetings this month include Connie Hatfield, April 4; David Ward, April 6; Jimmy Uzzell, April 7; Louie Tillotson and Duane Whitford, April 8; Cathy Golden, April 9; Karen Hunley, April 12; Kaitlyn Claggett, and Wayne Barnes, April 15; Carrie Claggett and Joyce Seymour, April 16; Floyd Dodson (90) and Sam Smallwood, April 20; Michael Ward, April 23; Jennie Childers, April 24th; Sue Cheatwood and Sherman Black, April 25; Betty McClaugherty, Margie Henderson and Julie Jenkins, April 27; Bobby Smallwood, April 29; and Erika Black, April 30. Hope each of you have the happiest birthday ever.

OUT AND ABOUT. Floyd and I visited family and friends at Hardin Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon. We visited a longtime friend of mine, Naomi Romans, who was scheduled for surgery the following day; and our daughter-in-law, Marcia Barnes, who had emergency surgery the evening before. We were so thankful she was doing much better. We intended to visit a son-in-law, Donald Alexander, but he had gone home.

GET-WELL WISHES. Please keep the following in your thoughts and prayers, Cynthia Fullen, Billy Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Joel Bas’, Floyd Dodson, Phyllis Ruff, Marcia Barnes, Naomi Romans, Donald Alexander, Evelyn Stone, Ruth Smith, Carmon Delgado, Charles Russell, Bill Fitzgerald, Margie Henderson, Terry Henderson, Thelma Dunn, Wendell Pottinger, David Johnson, Bobby Smallwood, Donald Martin, Charles Hawkins, Joan Bearden, Frances Youravich, Cleo Letterman, John Effinger, Mr. Durham and all others who are ill, not listed here. Anyone wishing their name discontinued in the get-well listing, may call me at the number given at the beginning of the column. Continue to pray for the leaders of our country and for our military, to name a few: Brandon Swartzlander, Jay E. Holmes, Mike Holmes, Trevor Flowers, Matthew Eubank, Jack Bryant, Jim McLaughlin, Charlie Smith, Philip Fulmer, Robert Gipson, Damien Rayls, Jennifer Tarrance, Mike Tarrance, John Holmes, Buddy Cardwell, Brandon Woosley, Eric Brown, James Russell Prause Jr., the Libyan situation and for those suffering from the disaster in Japan.

SYMPATHY. Our condolences to the family of Frank Anglin Sr. upon their loss. I carried their mail for many years. Our sympathy to all losing loved ones.

Sympathy to Joni Hill and all the family upon the loss of her sister, Kathy, on Monday.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “When solving problems, dig at the roots instead of just hacking at the leaves.” — Anthony J. D’agleo.

HELPFUL HINT. For those who enjoy appliqué, cut out the piece you wish to appliqué also a piece of iron-on interfacing, stitch the interfacing to the appliqué piece with the sticky side to the right side of the material with a small seam. Clip the seam all around at all the curves then cut a slit in the center of the interfacing, and turn, finger press all around then press with an iron, into place where you want to place the appliqué, then whip by hand or blind-stitch , stitch on your sewing machine. Viola no wrinkles.

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. Send your news to idodson17@windstream.netor call if you prefer. Thanks.