Nov. 14 Cecilia community news

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Irene Dodson, 862-3808

We are still in need of rain, it is dangerously dry and the burn ban still is in effect. But my oh my, how beautiful the weather is for the time of year. I believe they are calling this “Indian Summer.” I dread winter so much, with being snow bound perhaps, if not the cold weather is very disagreeable to me.

SHOWER. I understand a large crowd was present in the fellowship hall at College Heights Sunday afternoon for the wedding shower being given for Jacki Allen and Travis Brangers. They received many useful gifts and delicious refreshments were served to those attending. We wish them a perfect wedding and many years of wedded bliss.

ORGANIZATION NEWS. The “Christmas in November” bazaar held the past weekend by Pirtle Chapter No. 449 Order of the Eastern Star was again a success. As was the Masonic fish fry held Friday evening. We appreciate each who participated either by attending and buying items or by donating items for sale. It takes both to make a successful bazaar. There will be no fish fry in December or January, it is such a busy time of the year for everyone. The Brothers’ and Sister’s Club will have a Christmas party for children in need and their families at 6 p.m. Dec. 16. We buy groceries for the families and the children’s names will be put on a tree to be taken by those who wish to buy clothes for a child. Names are being prepared to be distributed. Toy’s for Tot’s donate some toys for the cause each year.

The Cecilia Community Ruritan Club will hold its regular meeting Monday at the Ruritan Civic Center in back of the Cecilia Post Office building. All members are expected and visitors are welcome. Come out and learn what the club contributes to the community and enjoy the fellowship. The annual Cecilia Christmas tree lighting  is Nov. 27. More details to be forthcoming.

The Cecilia Homemakers met Tuesday in the fellowship hall of  Cecilia Baptist Church, with 28 in attendance. Hostesses were Thelma Dunn, Sue Flowers and Ruby Williams. We enjoyed a delicious meal. Following the meal, the lesson, “Don’t Let a Fall Get You Down,” was presented by Sharon Bush, Julia McKinley and Brenda Lowe. November birthday greetings to Lelia Rogers on the Nov. 1 and 58th wedding anniversary congratulations to Jean and Kenneth Stewart on Nov. 9. The club will met early in the month next time, on Dec. 14. Members will enjoy a catered meal and secret pals will be revealed, exchanging gifts. The logo contest winner was Susan Walker of the Glendale Club. Congratulations.

CHURCH NEWS. The College Heights United Methodist Women will meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the church for the regular meeting. Following the meeting, they will visit Wesley Hilltop and lunch with them.

District Cluster worship services will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. today at College Heights United Methodist Church.

College Heights Dart Ball team played Long View United Methodist Church team Monday evening at home, winning all three games played. They will play the Memorial United Methodist Church team next week there.

Worship services were well attended Sunday, the monthly Communion Service was held. Jane Lyons gave an inspiring testimony relating to tithing. And Bobby Scott presented some Gideon Testimonies, which were very touching. Mr. Scott plays on the Dart Ball team, and is a retired school teacher, who entertained us following the seniors fellowship meal last Wednesday.

BACK HOME. Bill and Iva Lee Saltsman recently spent a few days at Virginia Beach. When leaving there, they visited all of the New England States. The trees were beautiful in color in Vermont and New Hampshire. From Maine, they went to Canada, on to Niagra Falls and visited Fort Niagra in New York. She said they had a wonderful and safe trip. Surely sounds interesting.

GET-WELL WISHES. Best wishes and prayers for those with urgent needs including: Maynard and Doris Pile, Ray and Cathy Golden, Hank and Cynthia Fullen, Billy Parker, Martha Sappenfield, the Rev. Harvey Craddock, W.E. Adams, Thelma Dunn, Jos’e Bas, Floyd Dodson, Evelyn Stone, Ilsa Ach, Shirley Sessums, Ruth Smith, Carmen Delgado, Henry Marr, Margie Henderson, Roger Cartwright, Phyllis Ruff, Mack Morgan Jr., Vince Kieta, Russell Allgood, Ann Basham and many others not listed. Also remember our military, wherever they might be. To name only a few, Brandon Freeman, Brandon Swartzlander, Jay E. Holmes, Mike Holmes, Trevor Flowers, Matthew Eubank, Jack Bryant, Jim McLaughlin, Jack Bryant, Charlie Smith, Phillip Fulmer, Sean and Anna Farley, Robert Gipson, Damien Rayls, Jennifer Tarrance, Mike Tarrance, John Holmes and Buddy Cardwell.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY. “We can do anything if we stick to it long enough.” — Helen Keller.

HELPFUL HINT. I have found a good prewash spray you can make at home, which is economical to use, by mixing equal parts of household ammonia, laundry or kitchen detergent and water. Spray the shirt collars and other extra soiled or greasy spots a short time before putting in the washer. So far I haven’t damaged any colored clothes with this mixture. But don’t add chlorine bleach to the wash after using this mixture. As ammonia and chlorine mixed together put off toxic fumes.

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