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Irene Dodson, 862-3808
What springlike weather we have been having, I just love it, but I hope things don’t start budding too soon and freeze. The honey bees have been out looking for something to make honey. Floyd put buckets of syrup on his hives so they could survive through the winter. He tried to leave enough honey in the hives for them to survive until spring, but when the weather stays as warm as it has this winter, it isn’t always enough and they starve before spring flowers start blooming for them to feed upon. Probably many who aren’t bee keepers don’t realize that without the honey bees, we would have no fruit, melons or cucumbers. For without the honey bees to carry the pollen from one flower to another, the flowers wouldn’t be pollinated, therefore would produce no fruit. It is awesome when we stop to think how nature is made, to where it takes many things combined to complete the formation of so many different things.
ORGANIATION NEWS. Pirtle Chapter No. 449 Order of the Eastern Star will meet Saturday for the regular monthly meeting. We missed the last meeting, and I have little to report as to what is on the program for this meeting.
BIRTHDAY WISHES. Happy February birthday wishes to: Ilse Ach and Kathleen Lewis, Feb. 3; Alyssa Lundy, Feb. 4; Juanita Johnson, Feb. 7; Latina Adams, Feb. 8; Martha Jean Owsley, Feb. 11; Hannah DeForrest and Marcy Tharp, Feb. 12; Andrea Bennett and Carven Hunley, Feb. 16; Andrew Lockard, Feb. 17; Daniel Reams, Feb. 20; Donna Scruggs, Feb. 21; Sue Flowers, Feb. 22; and Amy Galvin and Cassidy Masters, Feb. 28.
VISIT. Thursday evening dinner guests of Edna Drane were Randy, Sandy Humphrey, daughter, Nicole Humphrey Coogle, and son, Zachary Humphrey.
GET-WELL WISHES. I received a phone call this week from Wilma Jean Cundiff from Hardin Memorial Hospital, where she had been undergoing treatments. I’m glad to learn she had improved to where she was being discharged to go home.
We also talked to our daughter, Phyllis Ruff, on the phone Sunday evening, who is undergoing therapy treatments at a Louisville Nursing Home for 30 days. They are giving her botox shots and therapy, in hopes of getting her to be able to walk again. She said she had been able to stand 10 minutes. She has been in a wheelchair for more than a year since having a severe stroke. Please keep her in your prayers, she has endured much pain and suffering. Others on the prayer list include: Cynthia Fullen, Billy Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Don Sappenfield, Floyd Dodson, Wanda McCoy, Amy Smith, Henry Myers, 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. Continue to pray for the leaders of our country and military, wherever they may be.
SYMPATHY. We extend our sympathy to Ruth Smith, Amaryllis Edwards and all other family members in the passing of their sister, Ruby Richardson. Also to Raymond (Joyce) Wooden and other family members, upon the loss of his stepmother, Lena Avis Wooden, Jan. 28. Also the family of Margie Skees Jaggers Brees family, formerly of Cecilia, who had made her home in Indiana, who passed away last week; as well as any others who are grieving at this time.
CHURCH NEWS. We were happy to see new faces at College Heights United Methodist Church on Sunday morning at the traditional service to hear the Rev. Adam preach another good sermon.
We returned to church Sunday evening to meet and greet our District Superintendent the Rev. Paul Brunstetter. Refreshments were served before the Administrative Council meeting was called to order with a prayer by chairman Randy Allen. The Rev. Brunstetter made a short talk, in which he complimented College Heights upon its potential for growth and offered that a team would assist along with himself, in working with the Vision Group in their efforts to help our church fill its potential. I felt this was very honorable to us that he would offer this assistance, since we are only one out of I believe he said 74 churches in his district. He said ours was the only church in the district which provided Hispanic worship.
Other items of interest were discussed. Three Eagle Scout boys had projects they wished to do for our church as their Eagle Scout project. One wished to build a covered walkway from the door to the edge of the parking lot to protect us from rain, etc. Another wished to plant shrubs upon the grounds to beautify the area, and yet another wished to provide three more picnic tables for the pavilion built a few years ago by another Eagle Scout. College Heights has been home to the Boy Scouts for many years and now also to the Girl Scouts.
The College Heights dart ball team played at Longview United Methodist Church Monday evening, winning all three games. Monday evening, it will play the Memorial United Methodist Church dartball team at home.
There will be a joint service today at the 11 o’clock hour. Following the service, a lunch fundraiser for the Honduras Mission Trip will be held in the fellowship hall. Please come and help the youth raise money for this trip.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best out of the way things turn out.” — Art Linkletter.
HELPFUL HINT. “Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.” How about that?
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