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Last weeks news – Another week went by in what seems now like a whirlwind, another crowded week (probably mostly in my mind!) A doctor’s appointment informed me that a couple of bones are thinning, not osteoporosis yet. Oh well, my skin has been thinning, it is more and more difficult when I go for a blood draw and a midday lay down seems almost necessary. Getting old ain’t for sissies! Oh yes, this is annual mammogram week. Such fun!
That extra dog is no longer on my property. Page is half German Shepherd and half Siberian Husky. At a year old she is twice the size of my American Eskimo dogs and the ShiTzu I rescued last year. Page chewed up all the fake flowers on my deck and found every stick in the yard to put on my deck, as well as quickly emptying the free feeder my other dogs use, and holes in my screens now need patched. Then, she decided that the ShiTzu and the 15 year old Eskie were her new chew toys. Couldn’t have that! So, now she is at one of my son’s farms. Granddaughter Rachelle will be unhappy about this but I couldn’t keep my pets in the “line of fire”.
Ivan and Dena Lawson left a few days ago for Ivan’s new land rights assignment in Oregon. They’ve had some really nasty weather and hope they made it okay. Randy’s friend, Beth, has moved back to Georgia and apparently her trip was a safe one. We are sorry for any inconvenience to neighbors during our burn here. I kept my house closed up so no smoke or smell came in.
At St. Leo’s we are preparing for two different birthday celebrations, for Fr. Paul and for Deacon Joe. Also, we are preparing for two baptisms in the next couple of weeks; a grandson of Tom and Rosie Harris and for my great grandson, Justin. Justin’s Godparents will be Tina Chriss and Rex Boeddeker. Also, we are rescheduling our pictorial directory photo sittings for the first week in April, after having to cancel sittings in February when hardly anyone could get out of their driveways, including the photographers. Sunday’s excellent homily by Fr. Fasching was about the need for prayer and our duty as Christians.
I imagine you have heard that the man in the White House has pulled all federal enforcement for marriage being just between a man and a woman, going against the will of the majority of this nation. Now Attorney General Holder has said his department will abdicate its responsibility to fight for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), just more of our Constitution being used as a shoe scraper. I don’t know where some stand in the case of abortion but abortionist George Tiller aborted the babies of 166 girls under the age of 14. Apparently no one investigates circumstances of so many children becoming pregnant. Surely it wasn’t all incest or rape! Any taking of a life is murder in my way of thinking!
On that sad note I bid farewell for this week. God bless, and keep well.
From the desk of Jamey Herd: Pleasant Ridge had another good service this Sunday with Pastor Carl bringing the morning message from the book of Mark 15: 1-5. His sermon was about Jesus before Pilate and who was really on trial. Pastor Carl asks “Do you have the courage to be a Christian?” And “Do you have joy in Christ?” We welcome John and Yvonne Fleetwood and their daughter and grandchildren to the church and to the neighborhood. Happy Anniversary was sung to Joan Workman this morning. Laveta Ray, Susan Dugan and Angie Modar had ten little ones in Children’s Church. A special was given by Wanda Dugan. Jim Cudney was missed today as he was ill. Get to feeling better Jim.
Pam Workman brought a beautiful bouquet of flowers for Joan and Stanley Workman’s 51st wedding anniversary on Sunday. Also visiting were Dean Swearengin, Jim and Katherine Swearengin and grandson Chandler of Sparta, Missouri.
God Bless till next week.
Patsy Williams called to report that 7 year old Cadence Williams, daughter of Micki, had her tonsils removed last Friday at St. John’s Hospital and Cadence will be out of school this week.
Last Thursday Ava Elementary Music Class had a play at 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts building. There was a full house. Jesse Williams, grandson of Ron and Debbie Williams and Cadence, both first grade children, had a really fun time.
Sunday Feb. 20th Patsy had a surprise visit from Cheryce Williams and friends Zach and Christina, and Christina’s 2 year old daughter, Brandlyn. They pulled leftovers out of the fridge and ate and visited until late.
We received word that an old neighbor from Theodosia has passed away. Pauline Wallace was a lovely lady and will be missed.
Also I received a report this Monday morning that the earthquake was felt as far north as Isabella in Ozark County. I’ve been in a few earthquakes as a child and it is scary.