Plymouth Area News for the week of March 18th, 2019, by Joyce Steiner


Noted an announcement in the Eagle Scribe that our local paper will change.  Not sure what is happening until I see this week’s paper.

There are several events coming up that I want to let you know about.  First the Plymouth Old Settler’s Committee will be having a Matador dinner on Saturday, April 6th from 4:30-7 pm at the PCCC.  The meal will consist of matadors, dessert, and a drink for a $7 donation.  The money raised will be used to support the Plymouth Old Settlers celebration which is held in August.  Second there will be a Festival of Life celebration on Saturday, April 13th from 3-9 pm at Veterans Park in Macomb.  This is a McDonough County fundraiser for cancer research and services.  Third there will be a fund raiser for Lesslie Yocum on Saturday, May 4th at Pop A Top in Plymouth.  Thee will be various events beginning at 11 am.

I would like to thank all of you who came out for the Plymouth Women’s Circle chicken and noodle dinner on Saturday evening.  We had a good turn out.  Many people said “the food was great” and that is was nice to sit and visit with friends.  We have a very dedicated small group of “older” women who work very hard to keep up the former Methodist Church building in Plymouth for use as a community center.  There is a lovely chapel where funerals are held  as well as an activity room for all sorts of gatherings.  Friends from Mexico, Missouri even came up for the dinner.

Got to Quincy on Monday to stock up my antique mall booth at Sullivan’s Antiques and More.  Also used my Sam’s credit card points to buy a new copper electric skillet and a phone answering machine.  The last cordless phone I bought had a battery that does not seem to be available anywhere.  I even had batteries specially made and they did not work.  I do not like our “throw away” society.

There was a Staff Parish Relations Committee meeting at Living Faith on Monday evening.  All members of the committee were there.  We are making plans for growth within our church.  This morning we had 13 children for the children’s sermon.  They are really cute and it is wonderful to have children in our church again.  One of our pastor’s adult sons was also there for the service.

Wednesday, Plymouth Women’s Circle met at the PCCC.  A lady from Colchester told us about the Midwest Distribution Center which is located near Springfield.  All sorts of supplies are put together there and sent world wide.  It is a very large undertaking of the United Methodist Church.  It seems that the speaker was also largely responsible for the Colchester Methodist church getting solar panels.  That has snowballed into our area and Living Faith is also working on obtaining solar panels for our church.

I had never been to a foot doctor, but that changed on Thursday morning.  I really did not know what to expect partly because  the doctor had a first name of Idol.  I was really pleased with my experience with Dr. Idol Mitchell and his staff.  His office is located just west of McDonough District Hospital.  I found that my “curly” toenails are a result of heredity and not any medical problem.  I also learned that the Doctor was a “farm kid from near Dallas City” and that he was named after his grandfather.

Attended the Lowderman auction after my doctor’s appointment on Thursday.  The prices were strong and I did not get much bought for the store.

Had unlimited pasta at Mike and Mollies after the sale- it was great.

Pat Phelps started another Bible study at my home on Thursday morning.  There were eight people and Prince Harry present though I understand Harry did not say much.

Sunday was church, then lunch in Augusta at Rusty Red’s Farm Table restaurant.  We normally have a large round table of people from church who eat together.  That is really nice.

Pastor Renner reminded us today of John Wesley’s quote which I have used in the past.  “Do good, do no harm, stay in love with God”.  So easy to say and so difficult to carry out.  Why not try to do these three things this week.  My normal quote of “scatter kindness” only fulfills a bit of  the first part of the quote.  Have a great week.  Enjoy what looks like it will be a spring like week.


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