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From the desk of Jamey Herd: it was so good to be back in church today after all our snowy icy weather. Pleasant Ridge had a good attendance despite the slushy snow and mud. Pastor Carl brought an inspiring message as usual. Children’s Church with Laveta Ray, Susan Dugan and Angie Modar had eight young ones in attendance this Sunday. A special was given by Wanda Dugan with Randy Dugan on drums and Paul Dugan on the guitar. There were still some not able to get out due to the melting snow being very slick. Billy Joe Herd, Paul Dugan, Jim Cudney and Carl and Sam Ray cleared some of the snow on the parking lot on Saturday. We appreciate Paul for bringing his tractor to help with the chore.
We were saddened to learn of the fire that destroyed the Diggins Baptist Church this morning. Also our Associational Camp, Camp Calvary north of Hartville, was broke into and over $5,000.00 stolen and property damage done. The electrical wiring was even removed from the ceilings. It is so sad what people will do now a days.
Connie Porter and I took a trip to Springfield on Friday. We had a great day out after being home bound for so long. We enjoyed a nice lunch at Applebee’s. I think everyone else had the same idea as we did and were in Springfield shopping and eating out.
Joan Workman said she pieced a log cabin quilt while she was home bound. I finished piecing and putting together blocks for the Christmas Lights quilt top I’ve been working on.
It is a beautiful day today and hopefully the snow will all be gone in the next day or two. Except for the huge mounds that are piled up in Springfield where they cleaned off the parking lots. They are predicting rains later this week and that will help settle the mud we will be facing now.
Till next week, God Bless each and every one.
Patsy Williams shares a funny/sad story with us. Her granddaughter Michaela “Mickey” had covered her minivan and when she went to get all the snow off it wouldn’t come off of the top of the van. So, Mickey crawled on top of the van to loosen the ice and she slipped off, hurt her back and her left rotor cuff so off to urgent care and had an MRI – and told she might have back problems from it. Just goes to show that we need to be careful, especially with ice and snow removal.
Patsy says she’s been a bit under the weather but still, went out to shovel the end of her driveway as the ice from the MO DOT truck scrapings left quite a hump there. Patsy and Jerry Williams were married on February 17, 1954. Their children and grandchildren send/give Patsy Valentine cards and anniversary cards – even though Jerry has been gone for awhile. That is LOVE, in capital letters!
Laveta Ray, pastor’s wife and sister to Tommy Breedlove, called the Williams house and asked for food to be brought to Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church on Monday night – it would seem they are celebrating Valentine’s Day. What a wonderful way to enjoy fellowship.