Plymouth Area News for the week of July 10th, 2017

Hills Grove United Methodist Church will be holding vacation Bible School from July 10-14 from 9:30-11:00 am.  Snacks, songs, Bible stories and games will be offered. 
Sara Wood contacted me to see if I was going to the fire works in Macomb on Monday.  I was surprised because the 4th was on Tuesday and I had no idea that the Macomb celebration had been moved up.  Thanks to Sara, I was able to go to Macomb and enjoy a trip back to my younger days with the King Graffiti Band then view the firework display at WIU.  The fire works were amazing this year.
Since Macomb celebrated on Monday, people were able to celebrate the nation’s birth for two days this year.  Went to Carthage on Tuesday for the parade and enjoyed the bag pipe band from Nauvoo and an orchestra from Denmark immensely.
I read on face book that pastor Lingenfelter’s grandmother, Ellen Lingenfelter, from Peoria passed away on July 3rd.  Our sympathy to the family.
Wednesday evening was the Plymouth Village Board meeting.  The members of the Board have changed and now are Michelle Burton, Bob Orris, Ernie Diseron, Sue Strope and Dylan McCurdy.  Board president, also called mayor, is Chris Sanson.  There is an empty seat on the Board because Cara Nanninga resigned.  The Board gave permission for Pop A Top to be able to put up a fence and picnic tables on the side walk whenever they like without coming back to ask permission.  Teresa Orris complained about the flowers growing in front of Plymouth Rock Antiques.  Mayor Sanson nominated me to fill the empty Board seat as I ran for the Board and had all the qualifications necessary for the seat already in place.  All but one Board member voted NO on my nomination.  It is difficult to know what to say in this situation.  It would seem that a person who has run two businesses in Plymouth for 35 years, who has personally saved 4 buildings on the Plymouth Square and who has brought countless people to town to eat at the restaurant, buy gas etc. would be qualified to be on our Board.  I firmly believe in “turning the other cheek” and working with everyone no matter whether I agree with them or not when ever possible, but I do not believe in bullying “just because you can”.
Had B&B guests from Virginia who were looking at buying ground in the area for hunting.  Nice people.
Thursday I attended the Lowderman auction and got some things for the store.  Got most of them priced on Saturday by staying at the store until 7 pm.  Had good traffic at the store on Saturday.  Several people in were here to attend the wedding of Matt Lingenfelter and Jackie Danner.  Also had friends Rebecca Daniels and John Jeslis in to shop.
Living Faith United Methodist Church has a new pastor as I have mentioned.  She is Sheri Renner and is from Camp Point.  We love her and welcomed her with a pot luck today after services.  If you do not have a church, please come and join us for Sunday School at 9 and the regular service at 10 am.  Found out today that Pastor Sheri has a lovely voice and plays the guitar.
Hope you had a great 4th of July and that you were able to enjoy fireworks some where.  It is to be very warm and humid this week so take care of your self and your pets.  Scatter Kindness
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