Plymouth Area News for the week of February 9th, 2015

The Plymouth Village Board met on Wednesday evening at the Village hall.  Mary Bunney reported on the Hometown Teams project for Hancock County.  Many of you went to Carthage for the unveiling of the complete exhibit.  Though the Smithsonian portion of the exhibit has gone, the county exhibits are still being seen.  Part of the cost of the Plymouth panels was covered by grants but when all was done, there was still 900 dollars needed to cover the cost of the panels.  The Village Board gave a generous contribution.  There still needs to be money raised to pay for the rest of the Plymouth display.  If you would like to help, please send a check payable to “Nauvoo Tourism” to Mary Bunney, 306 N. Franklin, Plymouth, IL 62367.  All the panels will be in Plymouth during Plymouth Old Settlers in August.  If extra money is raised, it will be used to cover costs associated with the display of the panels.
Snow on Sunday and more snow on Wednesday has made it a difficult week for many.  Most of the snow has melted Saturday and Sunday due to the warm temperatures.
Seems the ground hog may have been incorrect.  Robins have shown up in the area.  Also have heard reports of many geese flying north.  Have also heard reports of geese flying in all directions so they may be as confused as we are right now.
Attended Lowderman’s auction on Thursday and got some things for the store.  Also talked to Larry Whitford for a minute and he said that Darla is still in the hospital in Peoria.  Keep her in your prayers.  Visited with Dot Burdett at Heartland.
Went to Ma and Pa’s for breakfast on Friday morning and enjoyed a chat with Pat Phelps.  She will begin a new Bible Study series at my home on February 19th, at 9:30 am.
Have been telling you that the average minimum temperature is rising.  It has gone from a low of 18 to 20 degrees this week.  Just have to remember that is an average and it can be warmer or colder than that.  The temperatures are moving in the right direction for me!
Had lots of customers in the store, Plymouth Rock Antiques, on Saturday.  A big thank you to all who came in and shopped.
Made it to church this morning.  We had a good crowd.  The Scout Banquet was held at Living Faith United Methodist Church on Sunday evening.
Ray and Kathy Goodell from Vermont stopped by on Sunday afternoon.  Was nice to see them.
As you know I like food.  Will here are the basics of a recipe for “Turkey Casserole”  though you could substitute chicken for the turkey.  Spray a baking dish and tear up 3 slices of white bread and put in the dish.  Mix 2 cups cooked turkey (chicken) with 1/2 cup diced celery, 1/2 cup diced onion and 1/2 cup mayonnaise.  Place in the dish over the bread.  Mix pepper, poultry seasoning, chicken seasoning (I used a teaspoon of each but will try more next time) with 1 1/2 cups milk, 3 eggs, 1 can of cream soup, (mushroom, chicken or celery).  Tear up 3 more slices of white bread and place it on top of the turkey mixture.  Pour the soup mixture over second layer of bread and put in refrigerator over night.  Sprinkle with 1/4 cup grated cheese and bake at 350 degrees for one hour.  This is easy and uses things which you already have on hand.  It also uses some of that jar of mayonnaise that always sits in my frig until it goes out of date.
Have a good week.  Scatter Kindness.
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