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Christmas is three weeks and three days away
As of this newspaper date (Nov. 30), there are three weeks and three days until Christmas!
I was told that there will not be a free Christmas dinner at the Cardinal Inn this year unless some groups such as several churches would want to go together and put that on. If there is some serious consideration in several groups doing this, please call the Cardinal Inn (1-217-285-1448) and talk to Luetta.
While the going is good in our area (no icy roads or a blizzard), get out of the house and do things and go places. Happenings in Our Area:
The Detroit Christian Church will present their yearly Live Nativity Sunday, Dec. 1h from 6-8 p.m. The location is the same as in the past, 515 W Washington St. in Pittsfield, which is across from McDonald’s and beside the Great Rivers Bank, Pittsfield Facility.
Continuing Wednesdays, through Dec. 21, The Bright Star Parish is having a Bible Study on John the Baptist and the season of Advent. The study will be based on Adam Hamilton’s Book “Prepare the Way For the Lord.” The Bible study will be for 4 weeks, at the Griggsville United Methodist Church and will start at 7 p.m Wednesdays and can be attended in person or by Zoom.
Saturday, Dec. 17, in the town of New Salem, there is to be a Meet and Greet Santa Claus Lighted Parade. All kids and parents are welcome to come. Everyone is to meet at 6 p.m. at the park north of New Salem (the park is located farthest from the main town of New Salem going towards Baylis). There will be prizes to giveaway and a cookie decorating contest. All ages of kids are welcome. This is hosted by Gloria Castleberry, and anyone with questions can call her at 1-217-491-7239.
Ongoing activities: free exercise class at the Findley Place in Pittsfield every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30-11 a.m. . Everyone is welcome to attend.
Classes offered at the Pike County Senior Center in Pittsfield: Bootkickers lessons are every Monday night; Zumba class is every Tuesday night; and Yoga is every Wednesday night. Anyone interested in any of these, please call the Center for more details at 217-285-4969.
I for one certainly enjoyed the entertainment provided by Roy Mathy of Virginia, Saturday evening, Nov. 26, at the Cardinal Inn. He can really play that guitar beautifully plus he sings great.
Prayer Requests: Miracles to all branches of government to turn back to God, Healing answers for cancer, and the coronavirus to totally stop. And for these individuals: A.C. Reel, Anne Hopkins, Bonnie Prudoehl, Brian Bradshaw, Carl Blacketer, Charla Prior, Cheryl Rheynard, Danny K. Guthrie, Elinor Waddell, Erma Garner, Gary Dice, Greg and Shari Ketterman, Ginger Whitlock, Heather Shafer, Jim Edwards, Janet Bonnett, Joe Yackley, Jerry Gully, Josh Bennett, Judy Dockhorn, Les Garner, Leonard and Sharon Dice, Lois Thomas, Michael Miller, Mike Miller, Nic Carter, Peggy Piper, Rick Blackstun, Roger Bonnett, Shirley Stinson, Sandy Reel, Sharon Straus, and Susan Shaw.
A.C. Reel is improving and his family thanks all for the continued prayers, and they would greatly appreciate cards of well wishes and/or encouragement to A.C. Please send the cards to the following address: 23959 435th Street, Pittsfield, 62363.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6, 7
Birthdays and anniversaries for the week: Nov. 30, Jillian Myers, Joel Myers; Dec. 1, Sandy Peterson
Dec. 3, Gena Long, Jim Davidsmeyer, Dec. 4, Jordan Garner, Lilly Borrowman, Pastor Randy Love, Dec, 6, Becky Winner, Elinor Waddell
The Thomas Family gathered for Thanksgiving Dinner at the home of Bryan, Lila, Renae, and Raven Martin in Perry. Guests included: Doris Thomas; Clyde Thomas; Berlyn and Becky Thomas; Lucy Gordon and Kaleb; Kevin and Brenda McCann; Frank and Barb Lightle; Ty, Sami, Eli, and Pearl Lightle; Chris, Alyssa, Daisy, and Nathan Heightman; and Don and Dorothy Foreman.
Thanksgiving Dinner was hosted at the home of Micah, Sara, Elizabeth, Tristan, and Landon Rudd. Guests included: Joe and Sue Yackley; Mark Burrows; Eli, Kathryn, and Natalie Burrows; Amy Davis and Raylan; Jacqueline Davis and Kit Mefford; Nathan, Wess, and Reese Davis; and Wyvetta Davis.
Shirley Stinson hosted a family Thanksgiving. Those who attended were: her granddaughter Sadie Smith from Kentucky; her son and daughter-in-law Corey and Karen Stinson from Winfield, Mo. and her brother and sister-in-law Larry and Shirley Bauch from Perry.
Mark and Becky Winner of Pittsfield, hosted Thanksgiving Day at their house. Those attending were Nic and Kristina Carter, Nikki Carter, JJ Winner, Joe and Katy Winner, and Katy’s mother, Connie Jensen, of Aledo. Unfortunately, Leif Carter could not attend, as he was working at the Barry Community Care Center, helping provide a happy Thanksgiving celebration for the residents there.
Nancy and Tim Halpin of Pittsfield had family in for Thanksgiving dinner. Those who attended were: Brad Gleckler and Gail and Mike Jones, all of New Salem; Gavin Halpin of St. Louis; and Paige, Henry, Isaac, and Alice Smith of Lexington, Ky.
Gene and Cheri Myers of New Salem hosted the Myers family Thanksgiving at their home with 30 family members attending. The family shared a delicious meal and enjoyed visiting and reminiscing with old family photos and memories.
Roxanne Cawthon hosted Thanksgiving Day dinner at her house in Pittsfield. Those attending were her family and her brother’s families. Roxanne’s children: Amber (Jason) Freesmeyer, Isaiah, Kenlea, Ashton, and Willow; Steve (Michelle) Cawthon and Jaxon; Stacey Burnett, Holton Burnett and Andrea Brush; and Kyle Cawthon. Also attending were: Dr. Dan (Anita) Mefford; Carson (Mindy) Mefford and Everly; and Kit Mefford and Jacqueline Davis. Everyone overate at this great meal and everyone had a good time.
Saturday, Nov. 26, Thanksgiving Dinner was hosted by Jonathan, Ashley, Madison, and Garrett Guthrie. Plenty of delicious food was served and lots of visiting was enjoyed. Those in attendance were Steve and Linda Long, Danny K. Guthrie, and Wyvetta Davis
Look for the blessing instead of the curse, Be positive, stay strong, and get enough rest, You can’t do it all, but you can do your best.