Plymouth Area News for the week of March 9th, 2015

Be sure to put the Plymouth Women’s Circle chicken and noodle dinner on your calendar for this Saturday, March 14th. Chicken, noodles, potatoes, vegetables and home made desserts will be served at the PCCC starting at 4:30 pm. You may also purchase chicken and noodles by the quart. The cost is only 5 dollars for the meal.
Visited with Charlotte Dorethy, Darla Whitford and Dot Burdett at Heartland. Charlotte has now gone home so just visited with Darla and Dot this week.
If you are looking for a yummy healthful salad, why not try fresh spinach with sliced strawberries and a low calorie dressing such as raspberry, walnut vinaigrette. Really pretty also.
Take the Mayo Clinic Newsletter and they had an article about reading a book compared to reading the same book on a tablet or ereader. They found that there was more retention of information when reading was done on a hard copy. Think I figured that!

Tuesday the storm siren and the weather alert radio went off at the same time. It was Tuesday at 10 am so figured out it was the start of the monthly test for storm warnings.

Wednesday morning went to Carthage to hear the inspirational speaker who was brought in by Memorial Hospital. She was very good and was here for three days giving programs.

We had a full house for Bible study at the parsonage on Wednesday evening. Think we only have 3 weeks to go. Has been a great learning experience and I appreciate the time our pastor has spent on the course.
There was also a full house for the Plymouth Village Board meeting which is held on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at the Village Hall. Was good to see many of the candidates for the village offices there. It is good to see that several people from the community were also there. We need more interest in pulling Plymouth up rather than just complaining about our problems.

Thursday morning, Mimi Lawton brought home made hot cross buns for our Thursday morning Bible study. Thank You Mimi!
Though I do not watch a lot of TV, I have been pleased with the awareness of social problems which has been a part of two shows this week. “Scandal” had a situation similar to the one in Ferguson, Mo. “Nashville” was partly about battered spouses. I think it is very good when these very real situations are addressed by the media other than on the news.

Pastor, David Bigley, has been appointed to Living Faith United Methodist Church. He will begin in July. You may read a biography of him and his family on face book by going to the Living Faith United Methodist Church face book site.
Attended a Collectors of Illinois Pottery and Stoneware Board meeting on Sunday. It was held at the home of Richard and Pam Ellis which is located on the Mississippi River just across from LeClaire, Iowa so we went across the bridge to see the Pickers store before the meeting. The van was parked there even though the store was not yet open. LeClaire is a very pretty small river town.

Hope you have a great week. “Do good, do no harm, stay in love with God.”

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