Plymouth Area News for the week of June 12th, 2017 by Joyce Steiner

The Plymouth Women’s Circle will be sponsoring a blood drive at the PCCC, 100 South Lexington St. in Plymouth on Tuesday, June 20th from 12:30 to 5:30 pm.  For an appointment you are encouraged to call Pat Phelps at 309 458 6416.  Blood is especially needed during the summer as there are fewer donations.
Had been mowing sections of my yard almost daily.  That has worked well and things are so dry now that it does not need mowing and am having to water pots of plants.  Normally I do not have strawberries because it is too wet and they rot.  This year I do not have strawberries because it is so dry that the plants are dying despite the fact that I bought cement blocks to surround the patch, planted new plants in new dirt, weeded and mulched the plants.  Perhaps I am just meant to buy strawberries to help the economy!
Had lovely B&B guests on Monday evening.  They were doing research on their family who lived in the area in the 1800’s.  One of their ancestors was a preacher and is buried in Round Prairie Cemetery.  They found the cemetery but not their ancestor.  Hope they will come back to look again.
Had the AC checked and all seemed well.  Glad of that as there was some problem last year.  Had to turn it on before it was checked so that my guests were able to sleep.
There were dog trials in town the end of last week and the beginning of this week.  I did not know they were coming.  Think that part of the time there were people in the park which made them unable to use the park.  Have noticed some older young people in the park and near the library who I do not know.  Understand that there have been problems with break ins and theft as well as a fire at the cemetery and destroyed flowers.  Every one needs to  keep an eye on their property and their neighbors things and report any unusual activity to the Plymouth Police or the Sheriff’s department. I also  understand there was a  problem at the Board meeting on Wednesday with allowing a new officer to be hired.  Despite the fact that neither Augusta nor Bowen have a police person does not mean that Plymouth does not need a police force.  I am confident that the majority of our Board members  work together for the good of the  Plymouth community.
Headed to Peoria on Wednesday after I closed the store to attend the  Illinois Great River Conference of the United Methodist Church.  It ran from Wednesday through Saturday but my sessions began on Thursday morning.  The annual conference takes care of the business of the church for the Great River Conference.  It is where pastors retire, where pastors are ordained, where new churches are opened and others close.  One gets to meet new people and learn about the workings of the Methodist Church.  I love to attend and hear the great messages, the wonderful music and meet some really nice people.  For two days I sat by the nicest lady who was both gracious and kind.  Sandy Bunnell,  who was pastor at Living Faith United Methodist Church, retired this year and she and her husband have purchased a home at We Ma Tuk and are looking forward to retirement.
After the conference closed on Saturday I was able to visit with a college friend, Georgette Engler.  It was good to see her and talk with her.
Finally got home Saturday evening and watered a few potted plants that were wilting.  We certainly have gone from wet to extremely dry in a short period of time.
Sunday attended church.  We had a  musical program instead of a sermon.  Carol Bollin, Donna and Jessica Abrego did a very nice job with the music.  Thank You.  Haley Dixon stopped by Sunday afternoon.  It was good to see her.  Watered my tomato plants and the flowers in containers.  Just letting the strawberries go.  Poor things.
Hope you had a good week.  It now seems like summer, which I guess it should as summer is close at hand.  Scatter Kindness.
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