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“Let your past mistakes, be exactly that…past.”
The New Salem Methodist Church has started a new Children’s Program on Sunday mornings at 9:30 for all children from Pre-K through Fifth grade. All children in these age groups are welcome to attend.
As of this writing (April 16), we have had 1 1/2 inches of rain in the New Salem area so far this month of April. I will add that Sunday, April 17, we had sleet in our area and more rain which I will not check the amount until Monday.
The Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for the Mississippi Valley Christian Service Camp will be Sunday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crossroads Center in Pittsfield. This is either eat in or carry out. Come out to enjoy a good meal with fellowship and all for a good cause.
New Salem Town Board meets Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m..
Prayer Requests: miracles to turn our government (state and federal) back to God, healing answers for cancer, and the coronavirus to totally stop. And for these individuals: Anne Hopkins, Bonnie Prudoehl, Brian Bradshaw, Carl Blacketer, Charla Prior, Cheryl Rheynard, Chet Davis, Erma Garner, Fred Ruzich, Gary Dice, Greg and Shari Ketterman, Ginger Whitlock, Heather Shafer, Jerry Gully, Josh Bennett, Judy Dockhorn, Justin Blacketer, Les Garner, Leonard and Sharon Dice, Lois Thomas, Mark York, Michael Miller, Mike Miller, Nic Carter, Peggy Piper, Sharon Straus, Roger Bonnett, Sandy Reel, and the Ukraine people and situation.
The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth knowledge. Psalm 19:1.
Birthdays and anniversaries: April 20, Marni Bradshaw; April 21, Johnny Picone; April 22, Sam Myers, Seth Myers; April 23, Emily Myers Wright, Tina Lovelace, Amy and Kent McDermott; April 25, Mike Devine.
Trivia Answers from Last Week:
1. What are the names of the layers of skin a human has? (dermis, epidermis, and hypodermis)
2. What is the prayer called in the Bible that starts, “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name”? (The Lord’s Prayer)
3. Who were the people purposely killed due to Abraham Lincoln’s assassination? (John Wilkes Booth, Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold, and George Atzerodt)
There were several of us at the New Salem Town Board Meeting Tuesday night, April 12th. We were all made to feel welcome and allowed to share our concerns with no harsh words spoken. One thing was brought to our attention, and I was told I could share in my column. There is a leash law in New Salem, and the following is a word by word account of one of those parts of the leash.
It shall be unlawful for any owner of a dog or a person having custody of a dog, to permit or allow said dog to run at large. Any owner of a dog or person having custody of a dog that permits or allows said dog to run at large shall be guilty of violating this ordinance and shall be subject to the penalty provisions of Section XI of this Ordinance.
-“Turning 66 on Route 66” by Cheri Myers Part 6: October 26 (cont’d)-27
Our drive heading to Texas was beautiful with golden trees against the green pine trees on the mountains. At Cline’s Corner we visited one of many shops that claim to be “the world’s largest gift shop”; it originated as a filling station and café in 1934. In Santa Rosa, N. M. was the fascinating Blue Hole, a crystal-clear, sapphire-blue pool with a constant 62° temperature that makes it one of the most popular dive destinations in the U.S. and a literal oasis in the desert. The Blue Hole is an artesian well (fed by spring water under pressure) and a cenóte (a collapsed cavern exposing groundwater beneath) that was once used as a fish hatchery. Many retro motels and cafes in Santa Rosa. Leaving New Mexico we hit the halfway point of Route 66 at the Midtown Café near Adrian, Texas; touted as the oldest operating restaurant on Route 66. It is the halfway point on Route 66 between Los Angeles and Chicago (1,139 miles each way). We really wanted to try their “ugly pies” but they were closed the day we were there. We arrived in Amarillo, Texas Oct. 27.
We bought spray paint and headed to the Cadillac Ranch where I left our autographs on a few of the 10 Cadillacs buried in the ground there since 1974. It was very windy and dusty there that day. At the nearby gift shop and RV Park there is a 22 foot tall “2nd Amendment Cowboy”. We were surprised to find out the second largest canyon in the U.S. is in Texas; the Palo Duro Canyon. A nice feature of this canyon is that we could drive through it instead of looking down into it like at the Grand Canyon. The canyon features caves and hoodoos (tall spires of rock), Mesas, and the “Prairie Dog Town Fork” of the Red River cuts through the Canyon; according to Indian legend the water has curing elements. Apache Indians lived here when the Coronado Expedition explored the canyon in 1541 and this was a battlefield of the 1874 raid by Colonel Ranald S. MacKenzie that ended the Red River Indian War. Back in Amarillo, we shopped a little in the Historic Route 66 District on 6th street and tonight we enjoyed eating at the Big Texan Steak Ranch-home of the “The World’s Famous Free 72 oz. steak”-that is if you can eat it in an hour! The record holder is a 125 lb. woman, competitive eater Molly Schuyler at 4 min. 22 sec. She ate three of them in 20 minutes! The Big Texan Airbnb is next door.
Trivia Question for This Week. Remember that the Bible trivia’s answers can be found in the book of Matthew:
1. What are the only two animals’ species known to seek visual clues from another animal’s eyes?
2. In the book of Matthew, where are we to lay up our treasures?
3. How many blood types do humans have?
“I would rather be somewhat chunky and healthy than be toothpick thin and sick”.
Could really use some new and interesting (and interesting is anything from anyone) news for you all for the column. You may think your news isn’t “newsworthy,” but to readers out there, it might just be what they needed to read that day. If you have any events coming up, or you have been somewhere, or had some company (wanted or not…Lol), anything, please give me a call at either number at the top of this column. I sincerely hope to hear from you. Wyvetta
Cheri Myers of New Salem and her sister, JoAnn Booth of Pittsfield enjoyed the weekend of April 8-10 in Branson, Mo. On the way there they had lunch at the Elm Street Eatery in Lebanon, Mo. Lebanon is on Route 66 and once had many motels for travelers. Upon arriving in Branson, we checked into our hotel across from the convention center where the Women of Joy conference is held. Downtown is within walking distance so we checked out Dick’s Old Time 5 and 10 store-there is probably not a single thing in there for 5 or 10 cents, but it did bring back a lot of good memories of the Ben Franklin store in Pittsfield. The theme for the Women of Joy Conference was “I Choose Love” and it began with worship leader Charles Billingsley who is also a preacher, singer, songwriter and author based in Virginia. Speaker for the evening was Lisa Bevere; pastor, author and co-founder of Messenger International with her husband in Colorado. Saturday began with breakfast at Clocker’s Café (yes they had lots of clocks) then more great worship music with Charles Billingsley. Our first speaker was Allison Allen from Tennessee; actress and dramatist who has been on Broadway, as well as an author and Bible teacher. Final speaker for the day, Whitney Capps is a cancer survivor, author and writer for the First 5 app who lives in Georgia. Lunch was at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen with family style comfort food. In the afternoon, we went to the Sight and Sound Theatre to see JESUS. The production featured special effects, live animals, and amazing sets and costumes. That evening was a concert by award winning contemporary Christian artist Matthew West who is also a song writer and an actor who appeared in the movie “The Heart of Christmas”. During Covid he wrote a clever song called “Quarantine Life.” On Sunday we had breakfast at The Farmhouse, worship music, then we listened to Lisa Harper, a Bible teacher, author and storyteller with a great sense of humor. Before leaving Branson we headed downtown for a little more shopping then had lunch at Pizza Ranch. After seeing so many signs, we had to stop at Redmon’s “World’s Largest Gift Shop”. I wonder how many “world’s largest gift shops” there are? We visited the Redmon Candy Factory next door. Our last stop was a rather weird Route 66 tourist attraction that has the world’s biggest belt buckle and a sideshow museum among other things I don’t want to put in this column. We took a different route home enjoying the spring countryside.
There was a good crowd at the Cardinal Inn Friday night, April 15, to enjoy the Yesterday’s News band. There is alot of talent in this one group, and I give them a top notch review (hope you see this, Steve). Cardinal Inn and Pike County are fortunate to have such great entertainment, and I’m encouraging everyone to try to come on out when they are at the Cardinal Inn and sit back and listen.
I enjoyed Easter dinner with Ginger Whitlock and Red Royalty at Ginger’s home.
God bless you and yours.