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Irene Dodson, 862-3808
I do believe winter has arrived. Last week I was looking out our back window at a spring blooming shrub, and what do I see but some pink blossoms. It surely was blooming out of season. But one consolation, it is only two months until spring arrives, to which I always look forward to arriving.
ORGANIZATION NEWS. The Cecilia Community Ruritan Club met for its regular monthly meeting Monday evening with 19 in attendance. We were happy to welcome John Galoway as a new member into our club. As our club is between caterers for our monthly meal, we had potluck last evening, with lots of good food. The improvements to the building are something to be proud of, and there is painting to be done yet. A motion was made and carried to increase the building rental to $100. But rent to members, church functions etc. still will be free.
SURPRISE. Shhh, surprise. The children of Edward Goodman would like to invite you to a surprise birthday party for him from 3 to 5 p.m. Feb. 3 at Howevalley School. If you have a minute, drop by and say “Hi” to him. Please, no gifts. Thanks, Frances Goodman.
CHURCH NEWS. Bruce Seymour is excited about the new year beginning of the College Heights United Methodist Men. They had 18 members present and had Arnel Megino and his wife, Tina, from Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland, as their guest speaker.
Arnel gave some statistics that were alarming, Kentucky is No. 5 in highest number of people in poverty and 14th in food insecure children younger than 18. So Feeding America has a backpack program for school children. The program prepares 30,000 packs for 33 surrounding counties that are delivered on Friday or the last day of the school week.
Feeding America serves 42 counties with added delivery of food to Mayfield for delivery in the Purchase area. They also have a senior commodities program and help in disaster relief in local disasters.
Donations of money, $1 buys 10 pounds of food bought from different sources.
Helping Hand of Hope has a distribution on the third Wednesday of each month at the old Herb Jones building on S. Dixie in Elizabethtown.
There are volunteer programs from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. More volunteers are needed. If you would like to help, call volunteer center.
The next United Methodist Men meeting is Feb. 16 with a Valentine breakfast for their wives or special other. They will start at 9 a.m. and finish about 10:30 a.m. Jeremy Lundy will lead in the cooking if you wish to help, come at 8 a.m.
Because of unknown circumstances, we were without a pastor for our past Sunday morning service. Both Pastor Sparks and Bennett had to attend a conference of some sort and as I was told, the pastor scheduled to fill the pulpit became ill and couldn’t be there either. So, we had music and Ashley Masters told us of experiences she, with two groups of 12, had in Honduras when she went with the Sparrow Mission group there.
If you were a visitor and were disappointed you didn’t get to hear one of our very good pastors preach, please come back. I’m sure they won’t disappoint you.
Floyd and I certainly were glad to be back to church Sunday. It was the first time we got to go since my recent hospital visit and time of recuperation.
The College Heights United Methodist Dart Ball team won all three games played at home Monday evening, opposing the Stovall United Methodist Church team. The game at 7 p.m. Monday will be at home opposing the Memorial United Methodist Church team.
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, Phyllis Ruff, who underwent another surgery Monday, Floyd Dodson and myself, Olzetta Firquin, Bill Fitzgerald, Buddy Cardwell, Belva Priddy, Bud, Margie and Terry Henderson, Wanda McCoy, Lois Morrissey, Cynthia Fullen, “Kim” my friend in Louisville, whose surgery is Feb. 8, Judy Webb, 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 all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress.” — Booker T. Washington.
HELPFUL HINT. A cure for headaches that is worth a try, take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead, the throbbing will go away. I am thankful I seldom have a headache, so I haven’t tried it.
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