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Jan. 20, 2013

Cecilia

Irene Dodson, 862-3808

The weather this past week has been something else. Over the past weekend, our yard looked about like a small lake, with water everywhere. We still have been pretty much housebound. Unsettled weather and still not feeling well.

ORGANIZATION NEWS. I understand the Pirtle Chapter No. 449 Order of the Eastern Star met Saturday evening in the Stephensburg Lodge hall with approximately 50 in attendance. The meeting began with a wonderful meal. This being the year for inspection again, both the worthy matron and worthy patron were present for the occasion, which I understand went well. Inspection is held every fourth year at each chapter and everyone always looks forward to the occasion, in anticipation, that everything will be as perfect as possible.

The Cecilia Homemakers met Tuesday in the fellowship hall of Cecilia Baptist Church. The main menu of the day for lunch I understand was soup. The hostesses were scheduled to be Debbie McQueary, Martha Jean Owsley and Ann Reesor. Lesson leaders were Iva Lee Owsley, Patty Helm and Thelma Dunn. Sorry I was unable to attend, I always enjoy the fellowship of our homemakers so much.

The Cecilia Community Ruritan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday for the regular monthly meeting. I am looking forward to attending, as I understand the inside repairs have been completed and I am anxious to see the improvements.

VISIT. Mathew Parker of New York spent a few days with his parents, Billy and Mary Parker, and other family members last week. Billy and Mary had all their family present, including his mother Ruby Parker, Sunday, with the exception of their son, Zachary, and family of Lexington, who were unable to come due to the illness of their baby.

BACK HOME. I was glad to learn my granddaughter-in-law of Bowling Green had returned home safely from her trip with her brother to Canada to attend the funeral of her grandmother. Our deepest sympathies to you, Ashley and all the family.

CHURCH NEWS. The College Heights United Methodist Church dart ball team was winners at home of all three games, played Monday evening, versus the Long View United Methodist Church team. Way to go. The game Monday evening also will be played at home against the Stovall United Methodist Church team.

We appreciated the visit last week of our pastor Adam Sparks, who came to visit us, and presented us with communion in our home since we had been unable to attend church the past few Sundays. We do miss attending, so much.

An online survey now is on the church Website, www.collegeheightsumc.com, to help us assess the health of our church and its ministries. The survey will be available online Jan. 6 through 20. If you are unable to complete the online survey, paper copies will be available upon request in the church office.

GET-WELL WISHES. To the ill, we wish them a speedy recovery and to the bereaved our humblest sympathy is extended. Health concerns include Danissa Lewis, Billy Parker, Martha Sappenfield, Hobart Nantz, Ken Goodman, Phyllis Ruff, Floyd Dodson and myself, Olzetta Firquin, Bill Fitzgerald, Buddy Cardwell, Frances Goodman, Belva Priddy, Bud, Margie and Terry Henderson, Wanda McCoy, Lois Morrissey, Cynthia Fullen, “Kim” my friend in Louisville, surgery Feb. 8, Wilma Jean Cundiff, Jackie McGuffin, Elsie Couch, Laverne Nugget, Bonnie Lee, Bart Ponder,  Shannon Keene, Mattie Jennie Clayton, Kevin Goodman, injury, Joe Sessum, Doris Howard, Adele Andrisen, Mary Lou Given and Thelma Dunn. If you have recovered and wish your name removed from the list, or need it added, please call the number below. Continue to remember our military and our country in your prayers.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “In union there is strength”

HELPFUL HINT. Candles will last longer if placed in the freezer at least three hours before burning.

SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. Please send your “News” to idodson17@windstream.netor call 862-3808 if you prefer. If leaving a message, please speak you phone number twice very clearly so that I may return your call. Thanks.