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July 24, 2011

By Irene Dodson, 862-3808


WEATHER. I read in the paper Sunday where someone said to keep our gardens watered as though it was dry there. I believe it was Daphne who said it. Mother Nature has kept ours watered very well. Guess the rain must not be general. Apparently the heat must be according to the weatherman’s reports. With the needed moisture, the crops in this area are really growing beautifully. We have started having some tomatoes to enjoy and only one hill of yellow squash, which is more than supplying our needs.

CECILIA RURITAN CLUB. The Cecilia Community Ruritan Club met Monday. Final plans were put in place for Cecilia Days which will be Aug. 12-13, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday with corn hole games, fish dinner and sandwiches at 6 p.m., baby contest, etc. The parade this year on Saturday will honor our veterans and military families. We hope the weather will cooperate and give us some cooler weather for the occasion. We were honored to have as our guests National Ruritan Director Beverly Tanner and her husband, Howard, of Fairfield, Ill., who presented the club a certificate of 40 years as a member of the National Ruritan.

We enjoyed a delicious catered meal prepared by Carol Sargent, a member of our club, and others. Tickets were handed out for sale for many wonderful items to be given at the drawing on Saturday evening of Cecilia Days. You don’t have to be present to win.

OUT AND ABOUT. Jay and Judy Edwards have sold their house in Cecilia and have moved to a condo in Florida. Their new address is 2405 Franciscan Drive No. 35, Clearwater, FL 33763. Their phone number is (727) 266-4159. They are enjoying their new lifestyle, and invite their friends to come for a visit.

     Edna Drane along with her granddaughter, Sandy Humphrey, visited her sister-in-law and aunt respectively, Evelyn Stone, who is a resident at the North Hardin Rehabilitation Center. They said she was glad to see them and seemed to be doing well.

WARM BLESSINGS. Debbie Lewis informed me that they had acquired a sufficient amount of volunteers to serve for the time being at Warm Blessings. Thanks for those who participate in caring for those who are less fortunate and need help.

BROTHER’S AND SISTER’S CLUB. The Brother’s and Sister’s Club (a part of the Stephensburg Lodge No. 213 and the Pirtle Chapter Order of the Eastern Star No. 449) met July 14 for the purpose of organizing a fundraiser to enhance our balance available to help the needy. It was decided that we would serve a spaghetti supper on Aug. 19 at the Stephensburg Lodge Hall beginning at 5 p.m.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. Happy 30th wedding anniversary to Tom and Marcia Rogers on July 25. May you have many more happy ones.

COLLEGE HEIGHTS NEWS. Brother Joe Bennett reported upon the youth mission trip to Cedarville, Ohio Last week. Two of the group dedicated their life to Christ on this mission, and two decided to dedicate their life to the ministry.

There was a good number in attendance Sunday, and we were blessed by a good sermon by Brother Sparks. We will be having a joint service today, and the children will be reviewing Bible school which was held the past week.

I received a blog this past week from our former pastors who are now missionaries in Thailand, Mike and Sherri Morrissey  < thialandumc@gmail.com> Requesting volunteers in the U.S. who would be interested in helping by internet the Thailand Methodist Mission which is forming an email database of United Methodist Churches in the 50 states. The project involves filling in online forms with names and contact information. This can be done in your spare time and at your convenience; if you wish to help, send them an e-mail at the above address and they will put you in contact with Bob Streul who is coordinating this project for TMM.

KEEP IN PRAYER. Please keep the following in your thoughts and prayers: Cynthia Fullen, Billy Parker, MarthaSappenfield, Floyd Dodson, Phyllis Ruff, Wilma Jean Cundiff, Donald Alexander,  Evelyn Stone, Ruth Smith, Carmon Delgado, Cody Bagley, Betty McCorkle, Betty Stogsdill, Charles Russell, Bud and Margie Henderson, Terry Henderson, Thelma Dunn, Wendell Pottinger, Linda Peasley Winters, Maynard Pile, David Johnson, Bobby Smallwood, Jackie McGuffin, Philip Taul, Harry Wright., Donald and Doris Martin, Roger and Betty Miller, Ruby Berry, Kenneth Morris, Sue and Harris Cheatwood, Joan Bearden, Frances Youravich, Cleo Letterman, John Effinger, Mr. Durham and all others who are ill but are not listed here. Anyone wishing their name discontinued in the get well listing, may call me at the number at the top of my column.

Glad to report that Philip Taul returned home last week on his birthday. I’m sure that was one of the most appreciated gifts he received. Hope he will soon be feeling MUCH better.  

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., Tommy Neel and Tyler Flores. Also, pray for those suffering from weather-related tragedies.

SYMPATHY. We paid our respects Sunday evening to the family of James Hazel, arriving to an already overflowing crowd. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him; he worked as a radio technician for the Kentucky state police for many years. His widow, the former Mary Edna Woodring, was reared in the house next door to us.

THOUGHT FOR THD DAY: “WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES; it takes away today’s PEACE.” Author Unknown.        

HINT: Add chili powder to your dog or cat repellent and free your garden from the dirty little diggers.

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