Plymouth Area News for the week of July 4th, 2016 by Joyce Steiner

Please remember to come to the Plymouth Pride 2nd Saturday breakfast buffet to be held at the Plymouth Community Center on the east side of the Plymouth Square on this Saturday, July 9th from 7-10 am.  All proceeds will be used to support the Community Center.
The Plymouth Old Settler’s Committee will be sponsoring a garden tractor pull on Saturday, July 16th at the Chris Miller Memorial ballpark beginning at 11 am.  Bring your lawn chairs.  Concessions will be available.  All proceeds will be used to support the 2016 Old Settlers celebration.
I am sure that many of you know that the theater in Carthage has been transferred to the city of Carthage.  The city has partnered with a local foundation which will operate the theater.  This week I attended two performances at the new Legacy Theater.  The first was on Monday and it was a program by the Rocky Mountain Express Cloggers.  I had clogging mixed up with “Irish step dancing”.  I love Irish step dancing which was popularized by “River Dance” and similar performances.  Monday I learned that there is clogging, Irish step dancing and tap dancing.  Great program.
If you follow this column, you know that each fall I go on a trip to Branson with the Chosen Ones and the Lester’s.  When I read that they were giving a performance of Celebrate America at the Legacy Theater, I ordered my ticket.  The show was on Thursday evening.  This was an all out performance.  I have seen both groups many times but never with all the back drops, the large screens and all the lights.  It was a very moving performance and was geared toward the celebration of the nation’s birthday and to the veterans in the audience.  Great show.
Tuesday I finally took a day to go to Quincy to stock my booth at Sullivan’s Antiques and More.  It had been almost two months since I had taken a day to go there.  Of course I also had to stop by the new Golden Corral.  The food was great.  I love Golden Corral!
I try to keep you informed on the latest scams happening in our area.  I got a new one this week.  Got a letter from a Canadian firm which indicated that my relative, Joe Steiner, had died in England leaving a 9.2 million estate with no relatives to inherit.  All I had to do was contact the person who sent the letter.  That would have begun a request for my information which would have lead to me being scammed.  One of the things which indicated a scam to me was that the address given by the writer was a gmail address.  A real company would not use a common address like gmail but rather a company address.  When things are just too good to be true, do not respond to them.  Talked to someone else this week who got the same letter but Joe had a different last name.  Please be careful as there are a lot of bad people out there.
We are so thankful for the nice rain.  I had .4 inches in my gage one day and just over .5 inches last night and today.  We could use more but that came so gently that every drop soaked into the ground.  There is some corn between Bowen and Augusta that is pretty well flattened.  Hopefully it is young enough and strong enough to regain its upright position.
Had bed and breakfast guests on Friday evening.  Prince Harry was in 7th heaven as the gentleman was a retired veterinarian.  Both he and his wife loved on Harry.  They were also antique dealers so we had a nice visit and they stopped by the store.
Tomorrow is the 4th of July.  It is a special weekend for many people.  Hope you have a great weekend.  I just plan to open the store as usual and then go to Macomb for the fire works.  Hope you have a great week.  Scatter Kindness.
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