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Irene Dodson, 862-3808
What a beautiful day we are having as I write this page. But according to the weatherman, we have some colder weather on the way. I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is only a couple of days away. But by the time you read this, we will have been eating left over food from our Thanksgiving feast.
CHURCH NEWS. The children at College Heights United Methodist Church presented their puppet ministry Sunday morning. Later, we presented our commitment cards at the alter prayerfully, committing as to what we propose to give to help our church pay the bills for the coming year.
Sunday evening, the community Thanksgiving service was held at College Heights, and was well attended.
The College Heights United Methodist Women met at the church Thursday for the regular meeting. Following the meeting, they went to the Hilltop Senior Citizen meeting and had lunch with them and played games. They enjoyed the outing very much, and thought they had a delicious meal.
The College Heights Dart Ball team played the White Mills Baptist Team at home Monday evening, winning all three games played. On Nov. 29, it will play the Summit Methodist Church team there.
A special thanks was given to the hospitality team, under the leadership of Connie Hatfield, for the meals and refreshments served to the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry and the District Cluster Charge Conference worship participants. . The conference B.O.M. and the District Cluster participants/pastors expressed their delight and gratitude for the extravagant hospitality.
All Sunday services in December will be one joint service at 11 a.m. Joe Bennett will speak Dec. 5 as we celebrate the graduation of the confirmation class. The “Jesus Seekers” will have a Christmas program Dec. 12. The Christmas choir will present a cantata Dec. 19, followed by a soup and sandwich potluck for everyone in the fellowship hall. Dec. 26 will be “Christmas Sunday.”
VSITIS. We were happy to have our daughter, Carleen, and her husband, Myles Vollmer, drop by for a short visit Sunday afternoon as they were returning to their home in Nashville, Tenn. They had been visiting her sister, Phyllis Ruff, who has been hospitalized in a Louisville hospital for quite some time. She is still very ill and is to receive extensive therapy for a couple of weeks in a nursing home, equipped with the proper therapy equipment.
Connie Parker of Georgetown and her three daughters, Christa Bell and Cheryl Howard of Sanford, Fla., and Ruby Basshammer of Florence, spent the weekend with Connie’s mother, Ruby Parker. Cheryl and Ruby spent the night with their brother Billy (Mary) Parker. They all ate lunch Monday with Ruby Parker before returning to their homes.
Billy and Mary Parker had their children and grandchildren, also his mother, Ruby, at their home for a Thanksgiving meal last Friday. Those present included Zachary Parker, wife and baby, Matthew Parker of Lexington and Sarah Holtzknecht and two children of Cecilia.
GET-WELL WISHES. Please keep the following in your thoughts and prayers: Doris Pile, Ray and Cathy Golden, Hank and Cynthia Fullen, Billy Parker, Martha Sappenfield, the Rev. Harvey Craddock, W.E. Adams, Thelma Dunn, Jos’e Bas, Floyd Dodson, Evelyn Stone, Shirley Sessums, Ruth Smith, Carmen Delgado, Henry Marr, Margie Henderson, Roger Cartwright, Phyllis Ruff, Mack Morgan Jr., Vince Kieta, Russell Allgood, Ann Basham, Ilsa Ach and many others not listed. Also remember our military wherever they might be. To name only a few, Brandon Freeman, Brandon Swartzlander, Jay E. Holmes, Mike Holmes, Trevor Flowers, Matthew Eubank, Jack Bryant, Jim McLaughlin, Charlie Smith, Phillip Fulmer, Sean and Anna Farley, Robert Gipson, Damien Rayls, Jennifer Tarrance, Mike Tarrance, John Holmes and Buddy Cardwell.
Our sincere condolences to the families of Lura Elliott Goodman, who passed away this past week at 98. She was a very nice person. I have known her for many years and was a high school classmate with her son, Melvin Goodman.
Also to the family of Clarence Weeden Cochran, 88, who passed away this week at his home. I have known that family for many years. His wife, Dorothy, and I were both members of the Big Springs Homemakers Club while it was still active. I also carried their mail for 10 years.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “The first step toward change is awareness, the second step is acceptance.” — Nathaniel Bradon.
HELPFUL HINT. Heavy Dandruff? Pour on the Vinegar.
Back in the 1500s I read where the dwelling floors were dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying “dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet. So they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance way, Hence a threshhold.
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