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Irene Dodson, 862-3808
Isn’t it wonderful when someone turns on a switch in your head, and a new idea is born that we never thought of before? I was talking to my daughter-in-law, Marcia Barnes, the other day about my news column. Marcia has become an avid genealogist in the past few years. She visits various cemeteries and documents dates etc. of ancestors. She mentioned the fact that if I mentioned the date of each column I write, that when a reader read the expression of sympathy to a grieving family, it would be a record of fact as to where that person lived at some point in time. It is something that had never entered my mind before.
Thanks to Debbie Blair who called me to tell me how much her mother Pauline Grimes, who is very ill, enjoys her reading my column to her each Sunday. Sorry to hear that Pauline is so ill. She and my husband, Floyd, used to attend church at Cecilia many years ago at the same time, before Floyd started attending the College Heights United Methodist Church.
CHURCH NEWS. The College Heights United Methodist Church Dart ball team played the Wesley Meadows United Methodist Church team there, Monday evening, losing two of the three games played to Wesley Meadows. They were happy to have their team captain, Bobby Smallwood, able to be back playing with them and doing much better, though still taking therapy treatments. Monday evening the game is scheduled to be played at Longview United Methodist Church.
Don’t forget the Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at the College Heights United Methodist Church this morning. If you are able to contribute, I’m sure this is a worthy cause, and the blood is much needed.
We were happy to welcome several guests Sunday morning at College Heights for the 11 o’clock service. Many were very impressed with Brother Charlie’s message, entitled “The Blind Side.” I too enjoyed his sermon very much.
BIRTHDAY WISHES. February birthdays include Ilse Ach and Kaela Smith Feb. 3; Alyssa Lundy, Feb. 4; Joey Ward, Feb. 7; LaTina Adams, Feb. 8; Marcy Tharp, Feb. 12; Hunter Edwards, and Carrie Woods, Feb. 14; Cheryl Ward, Feb. 15; Chandler Paragon, Carven Hunley and Sean Weeks, Feb. 16; Andrew Lockard, Feb. 17; Roger Ball, Feb. 18; Daniel Reams, Feb. 20; Donna Scruggs, Feb. 21; Sue Flowers, Feb. 22; Evelyn Stone, Feb. 24; Danielle Ames, Feb. 26; Brandon Freeman, Feb. 27; and Cassie Masters, Feb. 28. Hope each of you have the best and happiest birthday ever.
GET-WELL WISHES. Prayer concerns: Maynard and Doris Pile, Ray and Cathy Golden, Cynthia Fullen, Billy and Ruby Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Joel Bas’, Floyd Dodson, Evelyn Stone, Don Wolfe, Ruth Smith, Carmon Delgado, Tim Johnson, Liz Willett, Debbie Dickerson, David Hester, upcoming double organ transplant, Phyllis Ruff, paralyzed, Margie Henderson, Terry Henderson, Thelma Dunn, Ann Edwards, broken hip, Wendell Pottinger, David Johnson, Bobby Smallwood, and our neighbor, Donald Martin, who fell on the ice Monday morning, fracturing his ankle and backbone, and all others who are ill, not listed here. Continue to pray for the leaders of our country and for our military, wherever they might be. A few are: Brandon Freeman, Brandon Swartzlander, Jay E. Holmes, Mike Holmes, Trevor Flowers, Matthew Eubank, Jack Bryant, Jim McLaughlin, Charlie Smith, Phillip Fulmer, Robert Gipson, Damien Rayls, Jennifer Tarrance, Mike Tarrance, John Holmes, Buddy Cardwell, Brandon Woosley and Eric Brown.
We were happy to see Ruby Parker at church Sunday, the first time she had attended since her wreck. She works as a volunteer in the Hardin Memorial Hospital gift shop, and went on to fulfill her duties there after church services.
SYMPATHY. Our most sincere sympathy goes out to the family of Henry “Hank” Fullen of Elizabethtown, who passed away last week at the Hardin Memorial Hospital. Especially to his wife Cynthia. Hank was a faithful member of College Heights United Methodist Church, who mowed our church lot for many years.
Sympathy to the family of Helen Rose Allen of Louisville, a former native of Hardin County. The funeral was at the W.G. Hardy Funeral Home, and she was laid to rest in Highland Memory Gardens. I attended school with her and graduated from Howevalley High School with her sister, Dorothy Hill, in ‘48. My sons, Wayne and James Barnes, worked for her brother Marvin Hilton, in his garage before he retired and Wayne opened his own business.
BACK HOME. My friend, Edna Drane, is happy to have her daughter Diana and Ed Hunsinger home in Goshen, after vacationing in Florida with four of their employees.
DIAPER DASH. I enjoyed a video sent me by my grandson, Brock Barnes, of their baby Brody, nine months, who participated in a contest sponsored by a couple of the local radio stations in Bowling Green, called “Diaper Dash.” The baby who crawled from one end of the mat to the other the quickest won the trophy. They were happy when Brody won first place. They are very devoted parents, since I don’t get to see him very often the videos help me keep up with his growth.
FISCAL COURT. Since I am involved with a number of our local clubs: Our new Magistrate Dwight Morgan called me letting me know that Fiscal Court meets each second and fourth Tuesday of the month, and that he would be glad to pass on items of need in the district to the court. I think he is going to make us a good Magistrate, if we will work with him.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: “Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments”. — Ross Fitzgerald Kennedy.
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