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CECILIA Irene Dodson, 862-3808 We were thankful for the ½ inch of rain we had the past week, as I write this, (Tuesday), but we are greatly in need of much more. TRIP. Naomi Ready, Janice Fields and Jane Hughes (sisters) took a short vacation last week to North Carolina, where they visited the Biltmore House at Ashville, N.C. They took a trolley tour through Ashville of historic and other buildings, some supposedly built way back in the 1700s. The home of the noted Billy and Franklin Graham, known as the Cove, is located near Ashville, GRADUATIONS. Greg and Brenda Lowe attended the graduation of their son, Chief Petty Officer Stephen Lowe of the Navy, who received his bachelor’s degree from Saint Leo University in Corpus Christi, Texas, this past weekend. His wife, Brandy, who has a degree in nursing, is also affiliated with the military. Debbie Butler gave a high school graduation party Saturday afternoon for her son, J.D. Evrard, at the home of her Aunt Lolla and Uncle Mack Morgan. J.D. received many useful gifts that he can use as he goes to college at Western Kentucky University this fall. He was a part of the Central Hardin Band and will continue in band at college. He also has been very active in the JHHS Youth Theatre. There were many in attendance, including Floyd and myself, and there was an over abundance of very delicious food. CHURCH NEWS. Pleasant View United Methodist Church will have its annual homecoming today with a potluck meal at noon The Rev. Robert Daugherty of Illinois, the grandson of the late Mac Henry and Lizzie Mae Bewley, will bring the message at 11 a.m. Music will be provided in the afternoon by “Wayne Cardin and friends.” Everyone is welcome. College Heights United Methodist Church will have a joint patriotic service at 11 a.m. today, celebrating Independence Day. Patriotic songs will be sung and Ernie Bagley will speak. Invite a friend to attend this special service with you. The Pavilion Project at College Heights by Eagle Scout Jeremy Emmerling has been completed and will be dedicated July 20. Also following the joint 11 a.m. service, the United Methodist women will hostess a meal in the fellowship hall. Proceeds will go to missions. Everyone is invited. Vacation Bible School is almost here, beginning July 14-18for ages preschool through 11. “God’s Big Backyard,” where kids have a blast serving Jesus. We were given a preview on the screen Sunday morning of this upcoming event at College Heights. Be sure to bring your kids, they can also use volunteers. Registration sheets are on the bulletin board. REUNIONS. The West Hardin High School class of 1988 is in the process of planning its 20-year reunion and are looking for classmates. Anyone that can help out with addresses may contact Angie Smith Bryan, 737-0312. The West Hardin High School Class of 1968 40th class reunion is from 5:30 -10:30 p.m. Sept. 6 at West Hardin Middle School. Invitations will be mailed in mid-July. Please send contact information to email@example.com or call 735-1449 to leave a message. ORGANIZATION NEWS. Pirtle Chapter No. 449 Order of the Eastern Star will have its regular meeting Saturday at the Stephensburg Lodge Hall. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a pot-luck meal. Visitors are welcome and members are expected. VISITS. Emily Barnes of Bowling Green visited with her parents, Wayne and Marcia Barnes, last week. We were also happy to have her come by and have lunch with us while she was home. We also enjoyed Wayne and Marcia coming by one evening last week and showing us some of the pictures they made while in Alaska. They also brought us some halibut and red salmon fish they had caught while on their vacation. GET-WELL WISHES. Get-well wishes to Martha Thomas’ grandson, Jeffrey Thomas, who was flown to Louisville to U of L hospital and was put on a ventilator. He has encephalitis plus a virus she said and asked for our prayers for him. My friend Lana Lundy’s mother fell and broke her shoulder, and needs our prayers as well. Also Lana’s grandmother, Wanda Myers, passed away this past week. Our condolences to the family. We were happy to see Andrea Hornback back in church again Sunday. Also happy to hear that Hobart Nantz came through his surgery well. Continue to remember these, as well as Amaryllis Edwards and Cynthia Fullen. Keep our military and leaders in your thoughts. SYMPATHY. Our condolences to the family of Eddie Davis, who passed away Saturday. Also our sympathies to Dale Lyons and all the family upon the passing of his mother Sunday morning. And to all others grieving the passing of loved ones. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “A smile is a curve that can set things straight.” HELPFUL HINT. For those pesky ants. Sprinkle cornmeal in their run, they eat it, can’t digest it and it kills them. This could take a while, but is nonpoisonous and safe for pets and children. LAUGH LINE. The peacemaking meeting scheduled for today has been canceled due to a conflict. SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. Thanks for giving me your news items. I still need all I can get, so send to firstname.lastname@example.org with news in the subject line, or call me at the number above.