Plymouth Area News for the week of April 1st, 2019, by Joyce Steiner


Services for Mary Wright were held at the PCCC on Saturday, March 23rd with pastor Mark Nichols officiating.  Mary and her husband operated the Highway Tavern in Plymouth at one time.  Joyce Roberts is one of her daughters.  We thank her family for making the PCCC one of the recipients of her memorial.  Our sympathy to her family and friends.

Bonnie Metternich,  of Nauvoo, passed away on March 19th.  She was the daughter of Ida and Delbert Lutz who were related to my father’s family but I am not sure just how.  My grandparents immigrated and came into Nauvoo before moving to the Colchester area.  Our sympathy to her family and friends.

I talk to a lot of customers at my store.  In a time when most people are talking about wanting to leave Illinois, I have had two couples who have told me that they have moved back to our state.  This makes me happy.  I think we should all be thankful to live here as there are many things to like about Illinois.

Some of you may remember seeing that a gas main blew up in Missouri a few weeks ago.  I just did a show in Missouri and stayed with friends near Paris, MO.  The gas line blew up just two miles from their home.  It woke them and was quite frightening.  They have video taken from their patio and it is amazing.  You can hear the roar of the fire and see huge flames very high in the sky.  It took several  hours to get the gas shut off and the fire under control.  They said their house shook.   One home was destroyed as well as section of highway 15.  It is amazing that no one was hurt.

Had a B&B guest on Monday who had delivered an alpaca from New York to Plymouth.  It was a long drive for her.  A long ride for the alpaca I would guess too!

My printer passed away.  I called Adams.  They took care of the problem for me.  So glad to have a local company who can install what I need as I do not know how.  Adams Experts is located in Quincy but they will come to your home for a fee.

Pastor Sheri is leading a study on Wednesday evening for the next three weeks from 6:30-7:30 pm.  The topic of the study is “Three Simple Rules:A Wesleyan Way of Living”.  All are invited.  The first session was last Wednesday and we had eight present.  Stopped by Jen’s Bowen Arrow restaurant on the way to the meeting and tried their signature chicken sandwich and sidewinder fries, both were very good.

We had eight for Bible study on Thursday morning at my home.

After I closed Plymouth Rock Antiques on Saturday, I traveled to  Missouri again as the Board of the Collectors of Illinois Pottery and Stoneware met there.  We have Board members from Illinois, Missouri and Iowa.  Good group and fun to see other collections.  We had a pot luck lunch and it is so nice to visit with friends who have similar interests.

Living Faith is having a trivia contest next Sunday, April 7th, after lunch which will be served at the church.  Why not get a team together and join in the fun.  The entry fee is $15 for an individual or $30 for a family.  The funds will go to the children’s ministries of the Methodist Church of which Chaddock in Quincy is one.

My spring flowers are up in earnest and would love to be in full bloom if the rain would just stop and the temperature would stay up.  Love daffodils and Lenten roses as they are some of the first flowers of spring.  Have planted both in my yard.

Have a great week.  “Do no harm, do good, stay in love with God”.


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