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Jan. 15, 2012


Irene Dodson, 862-3808

I have really been enjoying the spring-like weather we have been having, though I guess we need some colder weather. Our ancestors always said to freeze some of the insects. But regardless of how cold a winter we have, there always seems to be plenty that survive.

BELATED BIRTHDAY WISHES. Belated birthday wishes this month to Ashley Webb Barnes, Joan Parker Harrod and Debbie McQueary on Jan. 9; Samantha Alexander (12 years), and Ben Yates, Jan. 10; David Goodman and Susie Goodman, Jan. 12; and Cathy Akins Reas on Jan. 14. May each of you have many more happy ones.

ORGANIZATION NEWS. Stephensburg Lodge No. 212 met Saturday evening for the regular meeting and to put on degree work for candidates for membership into the lodge. A good number were in attendance, and a good meal was served at the beginning of the meeting.

The Cecilia Community Ruritan Club will meet Monday evening for the regular monthly meeting, under the leadership of the incoming president David Yates. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.  instead of at the regular meeting time of 7 p.m. until the time changes back to EDT, I believe sometime in March. Visitors are welcome and members are expected. Hope to see you there. Dues are now due for 2012.

The Cecilia Homemakers Club will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the fellowship hall of Cecilia Baptist Church. I misplaced my sheet of leaders and hostesses, so come and be surprised. Bring a potluck dish for the noon meal. Hostesses serve the meat, bread and drinks. We always are happy to welcome guests. This time of year when weather conditions are uncertain, we organized the rule that if the schools were called off due to road conditions, the homemakers would not meet.

CHURCH NEWS. The College Heights United Methodist Church dart ball team will play the Vine Grove Christian Church team at home at 7 p.m. Monday.

The United Methodist Women will meet at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 10 in Room 17. The lesson is entitled, “Partnering with Others in Mission,” which is a typical topic for United Methodist Women for we started “way back when” with both a Foreign Missionary Society and a Home Missionary Society. We evolved into the Women’s Society of Christian Service and progressed into the United Methodist Women.

MEET AND GREET. On Jan. 29 at 5:30 p.m., there will be a meet and greet time with our District Superintendent the Rev. Paul Brunstetter at College Heights. The Rev. Brunstetter will then join us for our Administrative Council Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

We enjoyed a delightful sermon Sunday “How Bright Is Your Light” given by the Rev. Ernie Bagley, because of the absence of the Rev. Adam Sparks, who was unable to be there due to other duties. Pastor Joe Bennett was there, back from his visit to Honduras the past week, to acquaint himself with the area before he goes there next summer with the youth group. I think he was thrilled that the area met his expectations, and is anxious to go back again.

GET-WELLL WISHES. Please keep the following in your thoughts and prayers. Cynthia Fullen, Billy Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Don Sappenfield, Floyd Dodson, Phyllis Ruff, Wanda McCoy, Lois Morrissey, Roger Cartwright. Wilma Jean Cundiff, Donald Alexander, Cheryl Ward, Ruth Smith, Carmon Delgado, Betty Stogsdill, 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, Maricette Faiewell, Hilda Bradbury, Laverne Nugget, Sue and Harris Cheatwood, Joan Bearden, Frances Youravich, John Effinger, Mr. Durham, Dorothy Hill, Buddy Cardwell, Pete Humphrey, Dianna Durbin, Jenny Plocica, Bob and Joyce Grant, Nina Crutcher and all others who are ill, not listed here.

Continue to remember our service men and women wherever they may be. Also please keep the leaders of our country in prayer.

SYMPATHY. Our sympathies go out to the families of James Williams and those of Elnora Goodman, as well as many others I wasn’t acquainted with. Special thoughts go out to the family of the LaRue County School principal who was tragically killed in an automobile accident, leaving behind her children, who will never know the joy of having a mother to help them grow up.

Mr. Williams and his wife, Treva, and children used to be neighbors of mine. Mrs. Goodman was a friend I liked very much.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “A child on a farm looks up at the sky at the passing airplane and dreams of far away places. The man in the airplane looks down at the farm and dreams of home.” — Unknown.

HELPFUL HINT. Ten essential items to keep in your car, especially in winter include a blanket, first-aid kit, flashlight, ice scrapper, shovel, jumper cables, tire gauge, spare tire and jack, flares, emergency phone numbers, along with a cell phone or prepaid phone card.

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. Please send me your “news” written in subject line, to idodson17@windstream.net. Or if you prefer, call me at 862-3808. If leaving a message, be sure to leave your phone number speaking clearly, twice. I might need to call you back. Deadline is Monday evening.