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Hope everyone had a joyful Thanksgiving with their families. Distance separates so many families it is an especially joyous occasion when everyone can get together to enjoy each other, reminisce and to see how much the children have grown since we saw them last.
ORGANIZATION NEWS. The Cecilia Community Ruritan Club met Monday evening for the regular monthly meeting. Linda Funk, social worker and overseer of Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen spoke to us. She told of the satisfaction and joy it is to help those who are unable to help themselves. Warm Blessings began July 17, 2006, with the first meal being served in the fellowship hall of College Heights United Methodist Church, which was home to the organization for five years, at which time they bought property at 609 E. Dixie Ave. in Elizabethtown. After many months of renovation, etc., it now provides hot meals from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Washers and dryers are furnished upon appointment for those without other means to do their laundry. It also provide shower facilities for those who need them. Warm Blessings operates through donations and is hoping to raise enough funds to finish paying for the property as soon as possible. On Feb. 11, there will be a Warm Blessings “Empty Bowls” fundraiser. A variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. at Warm Blessings. Supporters will receive an empty bowl to remind them that some people’s bowls are empty.
The meal was catered by the Cecilia Homemakers. We were saddened to hear that Sharon Bush, who was hostess this month, had a head-on collision earlier in the afternoon and was injured. I understand the driver of the other car was injured as well. JoAnn Taul and Ruby Ingram went and got chicken dinners to go with other donated food we had.
The Ruritan Club is thankful to Cecilia Farm Supplies for its generous donation to the club in memory of Philip Taul, who was an avid worker in the Ruritan Club. The club voted during the winter months during Eastern Standard time until spring when we return to Eastern Daylight time that the club will meet at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.
The Ruritan Christmas dinner for members and their families is at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 in the fellowship hall of Cecilia Baptist Church. If you wish to bring someone to the dinner who helped with Cecilia Days, be sure to call club secretary Tammy Dugger by Dec. 6.
CHURCH NEWS. The College Heights United Methodist Women met Thursday for the monthly meeting.
The College Heights dart ball team played the White Mills Baptist team at home, winning two of three games played. On Monday, they will play the Summit United Methodist Church team there.
College Heights Christmas Wish is for two outside doors for the west side of the church building, which will cost $1,600. A signup sheet is on the bulletin board if you would like to sign up to make a donation to this cause. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated.
A tall skinny artificial Christmas tree is needed to be used permanently at Warm Blessings Soup Kitchen. It will be set up and decorated by the Puppet Ministry. Please see Ann Davis or Traci Life if you have a tree to donate.
OUT AND ABOUT. Floyd and I ran into our friend, Marvin Hilton, at the grocery while shopping the past week and enjoyed chatting with him for awhile. We hadn’t seen him for quite awhile.
SYMPATHY. We paid our respects at a funeral home in Vine Grove to the family of Roger Dale Miller, who passed away at his home Nov. 14, after a long battle with cancer.
Our condolences to Joyce Wooden and family upon the loss of her mother, Calvary Lewis, this past weekend; and to Bobbie Gray and family upon the death of a family member.
GET-WELL WISHES. Please keep the following in your thoughts and prayers, Cynthia Fullen, Billy Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Floyd Dodson, Phyllis Ruff, Wanda McCoy, Wilma Jean Cundiff, Donald Alexander, Evelyn Stone, Cheryl Ward, Ruth Smith, Carmon Delgado Jr., Betty Stogsdill, Charles Russell, Bud and Margie Henderson, Terry Henderson, Wendell Pottinger, Linda Peasley Winters, Maynard Pile, David Johnson, Bobby Smallwood, Jackie McGuffin, Elsie Couch, Donald and Doris Martin, Hilda Bradbury, Laverne Nugget, Sue and Harris Cheatwood, Joan Bearden, Frances Youravich, Cleo Letterman, John Effinger, Mr. Durham, Dorothy Hill, Buddy Cardwell, Pete Humphrey, Jenny Plocica, Bob and Joyce Grant, Sharon Bush, automobile accident, and all others who are ill, not listed here.
Please keep our country, leaders and military in your prayers also. To include a few, Brandon Swartzlander, Jay E. Holmes, Mike Holmes, Trevor Flowers, Matthew Eubank, Jack Bryant, Charles Smith, Philip Fulmer, Glad he returned home last week after being deployed. Robert Gipson, Damien Rayls, Jennifer Tarance, Mike Tarance, John Holmes, Buddy Cardwell, Brandon Woosley, Eric Brown, James Russell Prauise, Jr.,Tommy Neel & all those in harms way.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “Embrace the detours.” — Kevin Charbonneau.
HELPFUL HINT. For those who recycle, as we do. I sometimes find it somewhat hard to pull those labels off plastic milk jugs, etc. By chance I noticed upon pouring some hot water in the jug next to the label, I was able to peel it of easily.
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