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Animal Shelter Open House being postponed due to COVID
The open house at the Pike County Animal Shelter set for Aug. 28 has been postponed until further notice.
Take time to pray for these individuals and other needs that are being mentioned. You do not need to know each reason for the needed prayer. But the power of prayer is needed and would be greatly appreciated. Here are the Prayer Requests: Miracles for our world to turn back to God, Healing answers for cancer and the coronavirus, Anne Hopkins, Bonnie Prudoehl, Brian Bradshaw, Cindy Kaufman, Charla Prior, Cheryl and Chuck Rheynard, Carl Blacketer, Debbie Harshman, Erma Garner, George Whitlock Jr., Greg and Shari Ketterman, Ginger Whitlock, Heather Shafer, Helen Mays, Judy Meats, Jenny Fox, Jerry Gully, Josh Bennett, Judy Dockhorn, Justin Blacketer, Les Garner, Leonard and Sharon Dice, Lois Thomas, Mark York, Michael Miller, Mike Miller, Nick Carter, Pastor Gary Dice, Peggy Piper, Roger Straus, Roger Bonnett, and Sharon Straus.
Deepest sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Casey Throne who passed away recently. He was a good family man and a good friend to all who knew him. Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings. Psalm 17:8
Schools in our area are in session. Let’s make this a positive experience for everyone: students, teachers, school staff and parents.
Birthdays and anniversaries for this week:
Aug. 18 – Kenny White, Sheila Kroeschel, Terri Robbins;Aug. 19 – Nathan and Nikki Newingham; Aug. 20 – Jason Butler, Pastor Randy and Julie Love; Aug. 21 – Joe Winner; Aug. 22nd – Jeremiah Hawkins, Larry Forgey, Maggie Weir, Sheila Steininger, Judy and Everett Dean, Paul and Helen Roland; Aug. 23 – Daniel Myers, Krystal Huckstep, Tammy Gilbert, Wesley Dwight, Jan and Rick Shuford, Roger and Kettia Brokaw; Aug. 24 – Steve Lehr
Don’t forget that postage stamps are going up to 58 cents per stamp sometime this month. So stock up now on those Forever Stamps.
Trivia Questions for This Week:
1. For the beginning of the National League of Baseball, which is the first team to reach 100,000 runs scored?
2. In the Bible, what was the occupation of Zacchaeus?
3. Which Illinois county is the farthest south?
Tad and Hannah Blacketer and sons Asa and Amos of Mt. Pulaski were Monday, Aug. 9, guests of Carl and Wanda Blacketer.
Cheri Myers of New Salem and her sister JoAnn Booth of Pittsfield recently made a quick trip to the city of Indianapolis. The main reason for the visit was to see “The Lume Indianapolis’ ‘ at the Indiana Museum of Art located at Newfields, The Place for Nature and Art. They had the opportunity to pose for a “Van Gogh Yourself” portrait that made us look like we were in the famous “Starry Night” painting. There was a re-creation of Van Gogh’s room that he painted in 1888 called “Bedroom in Arles” that visitors could sit in and feel like they are part of his painting. Continuing the HGTV theme this year, the two visited Two Chicks District Co., the new store owned by Mina Starsiak of the “Good Bones’ ‘ show. We also stopped at four different homes that have been renovated by Two Chicks and A Hammer of “Good Bones” fame. We visited neighborhoods where “Two Chicks’ ‘did many of their renovations including the Fountain Square area where we ate at Maialina (meaning piglet) Italian Kitchen next to the baroque fountain. We walked along the Indiana Central Canal. There are gondolas and paddle boats available for rent and sculptures along the canal. The USS Indianapolis Memorial is located next to the canal; it was built to recognize the 800 sailors who died on the last U.S. ship to sink in World War II in 1945. The Glick Peace Walk is dedicated to individuals who achieved greatness through peaceful pursuits. The Peace Walk includes 12 distinctive sculptural gardens that celebrate the lives and accomplishments of these “luminaries” and they are driven by the Abraham Lincoln sculpture. Sunday afternoon, Aug. 15, friends as well as cousins Mark and Becky Winner came up to the home of Wyvetta Davis where they all enjoyed games and pizza.
As usual, your news is always appreciated for this column. If you can’t email it or call one of the numbers above, please mail it to me at 30067 County Highway 3, New Salem, Illinois 62357. I hope to hear from you.
Kindness goes a long way and doesn’t cost one cent to give. God bless your day, your week, your family, and the United States of America.