Plymouth Area News for the Week of June 15th

Plymouth Area News by Joyce Steiner

There will be a street dance on Friday, June 19th from 7-11 pm on the east side of the Plymouth Square. No rain date has been scheduled. Free food and beverages will be available donated by the Bullard Family. Music will be by KC Light and Sound. Free will donations will be accepted.

Just a reminder that there will be a Red Cross blood drive at the PCCC on Tuesday, June 23rd from 1-6 pm. Please call Pat Phelps for a reservation at 309 458 6416.

Kayla McCurdy of Plymouth is looking for houses to clean. You may reach her at 309 333 8564.

Had a lovely lady from Pennsylvania at Plymouth Rock Roost from Wednesday through Saturday nights. She was here with her two dogs for the dog sniffing training. The person who invented the sport was here to work with the owners and their dogs. There was a demonstration in the Plymouth Park on Saturday. I went up to see the dogs work and it looked very interesting. As you know dogs can be trained to sniff out drugs but they can also be trained to detect diabetic problems, lead the blind, comfort the ill, work with the military and many more very important projects.

Monday the Illinois Retired Teachers Association of Hancock Count met at the Living Faith United Methodist Church. The Plymouth Women’s Circle prepared the food for the dinner. Marty Hopp from Nauvoo gave the program on her trip to the White House to help decorate it for Christmas. One of her special projects was a tree celebrating veterans. It was a very interesting program.

Tuesday I attended the Illinois Education Association Retired planning meeting at HyVee in Macomb. The purpose of the meeting was to plan programs for the 2015-2016 year.

Wednesday I got 6 tomato plants from Chris and Terry Long and got them planted. Very late getting my garden started but it will probably do OK with all the rain we are having to get the plants settled and growing.

My rain gage showed over two inches of rain on Thursday night. The other one has 3 or so inches in it but it did not get dumped so has more than the one evenings rain in it. The whole week promises rain and storms every day. I do not like storms so wish the weather would settle.

Friday, Chuck McNett came to Plymouth Rock Antiques and brought two other customers with him. Was very glad for the business. Also had a decent day at the store on Saturday. Another B&B guest on Saturday and Sunday evenings. My guests are all very nice and I appreciate having them.

Visited with Dot Burdett at Heartland on Saturday evening. She remains about the same as she has been.

Was a delight to have Bruce and Wanda Eddington at Living Faith United Methodist Church on Sunday morning. Wanda has not been well and has not been able to come to church for a while. We wish her continued recovery. Please keep her and Marlene Kimble in your thoughts and prayers and others who are ill.

Sunday we had a guest speaker at church as our pastor, Bruce Weiman, had worked at the church conference all week. As his last name was Fairchild, I wondered if he was related to Connie Fairchild. Good speaker.
We are preparing for a new pastor the first of July.

Spent the afternoon and evening working on my yard. Have some lovely lilies in bloom and also have some really hardy creeping Charlie. With all the rain, need to mow often. Do get my exercise with all the mowing!

Hope you have a great week. Scatter Kindness!

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