There are many, many people listed on the Methodist church's prayer concerns. Frances Lawhead is back at Hillside Village after a stay in the hospital. Colton Blake is doing better. Jo Sweat has pneumonia. Bonnie Montgall had foot surgery last week. Chris Toner is home from the service. Ginger Chance's mother, Maxine Spurgeon, passed away recently and we give our sympathy to the family. Jeanne Rush also passed away recently.

Construction at the Baptist church is going well and should be done by the end of March if the weather continues to hold. The men's group will meet for breakfast at JT's this Saturday, Jan. 14, at 7:30 a.m. There was a good turnout at worship on Sunday, it was wonderful. The choir loft was full and their special was very beautiful.

I've been trying to go through my belongings to sort out what I want to keep and what I need to keep and arrange everything in boxes. This sounds like a good idea but now I can never remember what's in what box and what I need when. I've also switched out my Christmas decorations for my Valentine's Day decorations. The hearts are so lovely.

The De Soto Methodist church had services at Hillside Village this past week. The residents enjoyed themselves quite a bit. The church also took down their Christmas decorations. I guess the holiday season is really over now. Pastor Jan is out of town this week taking some courses. Her cell phone will be the best way to reach her.

Those celebrating birthdays this week are: Patti Hollingsworth; Jonny Hodges; Lillian Bassett; Travis Ellenberger; Linda Patton; Larry Cox; Beverly Jones and Terri Hooper.

My birthday celebration was lovely. I received many cards from many friends, old and new. These 96 years of life have been great. I also got a beautiful floral arrangement, which I'm still enjoying.


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