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COLUMNS July 27, 2017

It was good to receive a telephone call from Paula Nighbert Thursday afternoon. She is recovering from a brain tumor and glad to report it wasn't malignant. She did lose part of her eyesight though. She thanks everyone for their prayers, cards, and telephone calls. We want to keep her on the community prayer list.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

25 years ago & longer
Grocer Pleads for Temporary Road
Blaming a drastic decrease in business on road construction, North Vernon IGA owner Jack Heath appealed for help to the City Council Monday, July 27 (1992).
Heath told the Council his business is off 22 percent since construction began on the North State Street widening project.
At this point, the groceryman said, "It's hard to say if by next October I'll still be there."
Eight IGA employees have either quit or been laid off since the program began, Heath told the assembly. Everyone's hours have been cut, except the managers' who have been putting in longer hours.
And it's nut just the IGA that is suffering, said Heath. All the businesses whose entrances have been cut are hurting, he said.
"What could help, suggested Heath, is another access to businesses in the former Kmart shopping center [today known as Tenn Oaks Plaza]. That way, customers could skirt the North State Street congestion.
What Heath is proposing is the city put in a temporary extension of North Elm Street that would intersect with Henry Street. The city already has a graded 50-foot easement upon which gravel could be laid.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Come and be fed
In St. Mark's Gospel, the baptism of Jesus is the first thing Jesus does. Immediately after he is baptized, Jesus is driven into the desert by the Holy Spirit. For 40 days in the desert, he is tempted by Satan.
In Mark's Gospel, we are not told what these temptations are. In the first 18 short verses of St. Mark's Gospel, Jesus is introduced, baptized and goes to the desert. John the Baptist is arrested, Jesus begins his ministry and calls his first two Apostles.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

New Bethel News
We did not attend church Sunday therefore I have no notes from the minister. I do know several usual attendees were absent due to the weather and other circumstances. The Saturday night fish fry had an average attendance, and we thank all who helped or donated for their meal.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Blue-footed booby discussion arises at outdoor concert
To celebrate the 4th of July this year I went Sunday evening with my older daughter, my younger son and friends of my son's to an outdoor concert. There, during a break between numbers, the daughter of one of my son's friends asked her mother, "Mommy, what's a blue-footed booby?"

Monday, July 24, 2017

Curing potatoes, onions and garlic
We harvested some fantastic looking 'Red Candy Apple' purple onions a few weeks ago, and it is now time to start digging some 'Yukon Gold' potatoes and garlic over the weekend.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nebraska News
­Gregg Daugherty and grandson, Bently, of Columbus visited Monday with grandma, Sharon, and Uncle Grant.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

25 years ago & longer
Small Race Cars Capture Fancy
Racers head to a track in Commiskey and rev up their motors every Monday evening. They also charge their battery packs.
This is remote control car racing, a hobby that has hooked many people, including those who compete at a miniature oval in Commiskey called "The Mouse Trap."

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

New Bethel News
Pastor Connie Barr's July 16 message title was "God Can Turn a Curse into a Blessing" and her scripture base was Nehemiah 13:1-2 which relates Nehemiah's experience in a path of Godliness and prayer, and reading God's word.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Think before you speak
There are three activities that most clergy members engage in quite readily: eating, reading, and talking.
We read all kinds of "churchy stuff" - from the Bible to commentaries on Scripture to books on congregational development or the ever-changing society around us. The list could easily continue.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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