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Irene Dodson, 862-3808
This has been such an interesting, busy week for me, I hardly know where to start, and have made so many interesting pictures and have received interesting pictures along with news items, so here goes.
CHURCH NEWS. Saturday was the day the Elizabethtown District delivered the “Blankets of Praise” quilts made and donated to hospitals, etc., to be given to seriously ill children. Eleven ladies from College Heights United Methodist Church boarded the church van with Brother Charley as our chauffer and headed to Mount Washington United Methodist Church, the designated church where the quilts were delivered. This also being the church where Brother Charley will be ministering next year. On our way home, he drove by the parsonage there, where he and Connie will be living. Many churches were represented, and I understand there were 318 quilts donated to the cause. Speaker was the Rev. Rebecca Heid, Minister of Congregational Care, Christ Church United Methodist. Blessing of the quilts was given by Ken and Virginia Burchett, county directors ABC Quilts of Kentucky. Following the benediction, those attending enjoyed delicious refreshments from the kitchen.
Sunday morning at a joint service, we listened to Brother Charley deliver his final service as our pastor, entitled “B-I-B-L-E Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.”
The service was followed by a potluck appreciation lunch in honor of he and Connie. A box of cards and monetary gifts were given them at the end of the meal. The fellowship hall was packed with those who wish them well, as they move on.
Later in the afternoon, we returned for the District Charge Conference meeting under the leadership of district superintendent the Rev. Mike Gibbons, who delivered a great message, followed by a communion service. Music was provided by our praise team and the children’s choir from Wesley Meadows. The church was packed with members from the district churches. The Rev. Gibbons declared the day “Ken Vowels Day” honoring his resignation as district lay leader. Many churches attending received awards. Millerstown United Methodist Church received the award for best ratio for profession of faith. Best ratio of attendance was Big Clifty. Most Profession of Faith membership was College Heights and Lebanon. The Rev. Freddie Delgado, College Heights Hispanic Pastor, received his license as minister. Our own Judy Ward was recognized as our district treasurer.
Today: Our former pastor now missionary in Thailand Mike Morrissey and the Rev. Banya Anunattana of Thailand will speak about the Thailand Mission. We also will remember those who have departed the past year to include Andrea Hornback, Russ and Betty Allgood, Hank Fullen , Ray Golden and Shirley Sessums.
ANNIVERSARY WISH. Congratulations to Bryan and Debbie Lewis, who will celebrate their 25th anniversary May 31. May you enjoy many more years of wedded bliss.
BENEFIT AUCTIONS. Saturday evening, a benefit auction was held at the Central Hardin High School for Roger and Betty Miller. Roger now is taking chemo cancer treatments. I haven’t heard how much was collected, but I definitely would say the auction was very successful.
I would like to insert a word of praise for Cordell Tabb and the Hodges Auction Company, for the many benefit auctions they auction for the benefit of those in need. I understand they held the benefit auction Saturday morning at WJCR.
CRUSADE FOR CHILDREN. Bill Howey/Louis Crosier Memorial Auction Dinner will be held June 4 at The Cherry Tree Coon Hunters Club. Auction, dinner and hunt. The dinner will be ribeye steak, $7 or hamburgers or hot dogs, $5. The dinner will be at 4 p.m. and the auction at 5 p.m.
ORGANIZATIONS. The annual homemakers meeting was Tuesday in the fellowship hall of Cecilia Baptist Church, and was well attended. We were entertained by Ann and Allen Case, with Mr. Case at the piano and Mrs. Case singing beautifully and telling some interesting stories. After the scholarship awards were given and the blessing, we all enjoyed a bountiful lunch before continuing with the rest of the business meeting.
The Rineyville Club had the most members in attendance. The Stitchers Club received the most new members of the year. Betty Mae Raymer received the volunteer of the year award. The Cecilia Homemakers: Homemaker of the year Sharon Bush. Ruby Ingram received the 2010 volunteer of the year award. Also second-place award for the State Short Story Contest. Brenda Lowe and Whitney Antique received the award for Cecilia for the best scrapbook. The Cecilia club also is honored to have two of our members as county officers for the incoming year, Byrle Thomas, president and Bettina Marple serving another term as vice president.
The West Hardin Middle School Art Club, sponsored by Cynthia Perkins, took an art lesson on pen and ink with oil rouging. The lesson was taught by Byrle Thomas and Debbie McCreary of the Cecilia Homemakers at the Hardin County Extension Office on May 18.
OUT AND ABOUT. Edna Drane attended the Mother and Daughter Banquet Dinner at the Lutheran Church in Goshen with her daughter, Diane Hunsinger, and spent the night with her and her husband, Ed.
GET-WELL WISHES. Please keep the following in your thoughts and prayers: Cynthia Fullen, Billy Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Joel Bas’, Floyd Dodson, Phyllis Ruff, Wilma Jean Cundiff, Donald Alexander, Evelyn Stone, Ruth Smith, Carmon Delgado, Ken Elliott, Cody Bagley, Betty McCorkle, Charles Russell, Bud and Margie Henderson, Terry Henderson, Thelma Dunn, Wendell Pottinger, David Johnson, Bobby Smallwood, Donald and Doris Martin, Roger and Betty Miller, Ruby Berry, Kenneth Morris, Nina Crutcher, Sue Cheatwood, 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 top of my column.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “It is not who is right, but what is right that is of importance.” Thomas H. Huxley.
HELPFUL HINT. When opening a new package of the fluted coffee filters. I turn the entire bunch inside out, thus loosening them enough that you can more easily separate them one at a time. Many times after fitting them into the holder I wet them before measuring the coffee into it. The filter doesn’t wilt over onto the grounds while the coffee is making when you do this
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