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Jan. 29, 2012



Irene Dodson, 862-3808

Is this March or what? This crazy mixed up weather we have had lately makes it seem like March. One day it is cold and dreary, then warm with severe tornados in some areas. I am so thankful we have escaped the storms thus far.

ORGANIZATION NEWS. Stephensburg Lodge No. 212 will resume its monthly Fish Frys from 5 to 8 p.m. beginning Feb. 3. Beginning Feb, 24 during the Lent season, it will have a fish fry each Friday. You will be able to purchase either a meal or sandwich and side, plus drink. They also serve chicken strips, or shrimp if you don’t wish to eat fish. Come out and support the Lodge and enjoy a good meal and fellowship as well.

Warm Blessings “Empty Bowls” Fundraiser will have a variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Warm Blessings. Supporters will receive an empty bowl to remind them that some people’s bowls are empty. Warm Blessings is at 609 East Dixie in Elizabethtown.

CHURCH NEWS. Linda Funk, director of Warm Blessings, thanked College Heights United Methodist Church for their recent generous offering, to Warm Blessings.

The College Heights United Methodist Women met for the regular monthly meeting at the church Thursday morning. Gloria Whitford was in charge of the lesson.

College Heights Dart Ball team played the Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church team at home Monday evening, winning all three games. College Heights will play the Longview United Methodist Church team Monday evening at 7 p.m.

A Wednesday night Bible Study now is in session from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. through Feb. 22 in Memory Hall. The study is entitled “Theology 101” Participants Faith are inspired, from texts pertaining to Paul’s thorn in the flesh, etc.

Today’s schedule: 9:00 a.m. contemporary worship; 10 a.m. Sunday School; 10 a.m. Hispanic Bible study; 11 a.nm. Traditional Worship; 11 a.m. Hispanic Worship in Memory Hall; 2:30 pm. Chrysalis Formation; 4 p.m. Financial Peace Class in Memory Hall; 5:30 p.m. meet and greet with D.S. Rev. Paul Brunstetter; and 6 p.m. Administrative Council meeting.

I received a blog from the Morrissey’s, missionaries in Thailand, telling of a problem one of their pastors there who has “planted” a new church has encountered. It seems that the government has told those wishing to worship in the Christian religion will have their life insurance dropped and their premiums withheld from them, though this is supposedly against the Thailand constitution. They need our prayers.

SYMPATHY. We paid our respects to the family of Marvin Hilton at the funeral home Friday evening. We were greatly saddened to learn of his passing as we considered him as a very dear friend, whom Floyd had worked with for many years at Swope Motors. Then my sons, Wayne and James Barnes, were employed by him in his garage until he retired and Wayne went into business for himself.

Also our condolences to Joseph Don Sessums and family upon the death of his daughter in the fire in Long Hollow. Our sympathy also to the family of the other person who also died in the fire. Though we did not know either person, we are acquainted with Don, who is a lodge brother of Floyd’s.

GET-WELL 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, Deana Blevins, Bonnie Bell, Mark Woodard and all others who are ill at this time.

Please keep our country, our leaders as well as all our service personnel in you prayers

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well and doing well whatever you do.” — Longfellow   

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