Plymouth Area News for the week of Feb. 8th, 2016 by Joyce Steiner

Hope every one will bring their Valentine and come to the Plymouth Pride’s Valentine’s Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 7-10 am at the Plymouth Community Center on the east side of the Plymouth Square.  Breakfast will include biscuits and sausage gravy, meat, potatoes, eggs, heart shaped cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit and beverages.  A suggested donation of 5 dollars will be used to help fix the roof and renovated the historic building owned by the Plymouth Business Association.
Monday there were five squirrels on the tree outside my kitchen window.  They have oil sunflowers, ear corn and now, thanks to the Augusta Elevator, peanuts in the shell to munch on.  They are very fat and very cute!
Sherri Bennett Young stopped by Plymouth Rock Antiques on Monday.  It was certainly nice to see her.  I taught her, taught with her father, Fred and went to college with Fred’s brother Lowell.  We had a lot of catching up to do.
Wednesday was the Plymouth Village Board meeting.  It was a pleasure to attend the meeting even though it went on for three hours.  This Board is working well together.  They are making some really hard decisions for the good of the town rather than looking at being reelected.  That is what they are supposed to do-work for the good of the town.  Rates for garbage were unified.  There will be one rate for each home.  That is as it should be.  It does not cost more or less for the garbage truck to stop at one house compared to another.  Another thing which I like is that each house will have a supplied large garbage container.  Perhaps I will start to clean my garage!  Plymouth has another part time policeman.  His name is Derrick and he is from Mt. Sterling.  Seems only right that since several of our citizens drive to Mt. Sterling to work that some one from there should drive to Plymouth to work.  It is good to have Mark Kelly on the Board.  While the Board was discussing demolition of various structures, he gave good comments like “a falling building can come down 1 1/2 the distance of its height”.  That is a good thing to know when one has a falling down structure next to one of their buildings like I have up town. 
Saturday I had lots of customers at Plymouth Rock Antiques.  Kayla McCurdy stopped by and I put her to work wrapping small glass items.  Met the couple who live in the house on Main Street being painted periwinkle blue.  They were very nice and I was glad to welcome them to Plymouth. 
Thanks to Sherry and Tony Miller who brought me a copy of the Monmouth Chamber of Commerce magazine.  Surprisingly my photo is on the front of the magazine.
Got a message from Ruth Ann Danielson asking that Geoff Steiner be put on our prayer list.  He is the grandson of Jean Steiner and the son of Gary Steiner.  Geoff has cancer and he and his family need our prayers.
Every thing around us is predicting an early spring.  First is was the furry rodent, now I have tulips and daffodils up.  Last night I could hear geese talking to each other while flying north.  Hope all these signs are correct as I think we all need spring to look forward to.
Today is Super Bowl Sunday so I am writing this column early so that I too can turn on the “commercial bowl”.  Personally I like the Budweiser commercials the best-especially the ones with the horses in them.  May the team you are rooting for win-wait who is playing anyway?
Have a great week.  Scatter Kindness.
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