Plymouth Area News for the week of May 23rd, 2016 by Joyce Steiner

Our community had a first and perhaps a first ever for Scouting.  Three triplet brothers all became Eagle Scouts on Saturday evening at Living Faith United Methodist Church.  All the members of the church were invited to the ceremony and I was delighted to be able to attend.  Pastor Dixie Croxton is the Scoutmaster for Troop 32.  She opened the ceremony for Michael, Benjamin and Joseph Janssen.  Other speakers included Regan Ramsey, Dennis Rankin, Travis Kane and Kent Slater.  There was a really nice article in the Saturday Quincy Herald Whig about these great young men.  Congratulations to all involved.  After reading the scouting goals and seeing the projects done for the Church, I was  impressed and wish more young people could benefit from belonging  to the scouting program.  Dixie told me that Troop 32 has Scouts from Carthage, Mendon, Unit 3 school district as well as members from Bowen.
Plymouth Women’s Forum met on Monday evening at the PCCC.  Members present for the last meeting included Carol Moon, Ella Mae Waddill, Mimi Lawton, Mary Hohe, Patti McConnell, Pam Miller and Joyce Steiner.  A pot luck dinner was enjoyed by all.
The last episode of my favorite TV show aired on Monday evening, Castle was not renewed.  I am sad!
Monday we received the news that Marlene Kimble had gone to be with the Lord at Golden Good Shepherd Home.  Her family have deep roots in the Plymouth Community and she will be greatly missed.  Her services were Saturday at the PCCC with the Rev. Tom Spain officiating.  Plymouth Women’s Circle fixed a lunch for her family and friends-she was one of our group.  So sorry for this news.
I got a call from Don Thurman from WCAZ radio to come and talk with him on the air on Friday morning.  We were on the air for 15 minutes discussing Plymouth Pride and our goal of saving the Plymouth Community Center on the east side of the Square.  In 15 minutes one can talk about a lot of things and I think we did.  Even remember talking about the fact that I grew up next to Vishnu Springs-however that came up in the conversation.  If you would like to send a donation for the preservation of the building, it can be sent to Plymouth Pride, South Port Bank, Plymouth, IL 62367.
More exciting news.  Brick Wall Pizza had a soft opening this weekend.  They were open Friday and Saturday evenings.  They plan to be open from 4-10 pm on Fridays and Saturdays.  I do not have a phone number for you as yet but you can stop by the Community Center and order a great pizza.  I had a ham and pineapple pizza on Saturday.
As Cameron Fleener was graduating from high school on Sunday, had B&B guests coming for his graduation.  Was nice to meet his father’s parents on Saturday evening.
Retired Teachers will meet at Living Faith United Methodist Church on Monday, June 13th at 5:30 pm.  Reservations may be made by calling 309 313 3914.  Jo Webster will be the guest speaker.
According to a news article in the Quincy Herald Whig, the Hancock County Shelter Care Home was purchased by Richard McCoy of Lewiston, IL.  He plans to renovate the home and open it again around September.  He expects to hire between 15-20 people, mostly full time positions.  He plans to make the facility an assisted living facility.  Hope all these plans work out as we certainly need the home and the jobs in our community.
Took two dishes for Marlene’s dinner and brought most of one home so thought perhaps it was not good.  Tried some of the left over’s tonight and actually it was very good, that is if you like cabbage a gratin.  I made it by first slicing up a head of cabbage and cooking it tender crisp.  I then put the cabbage in a casserole dish and covered it with cheese sauce.  I made the cheese sauce from butter, flour, milk, seasonings and powdered cheese, from the Mennonite store, cooked together until it was at the proper consistency.  Poured that over the cabbage and topped it with crumbs.  Would normally use crushed cheese crackers for the toping.  Bake until slightly browned and bubbly then enjoy.
The Plymouth American Legion will have a Memorial Day Ceremony at the Legion building on the west side of the Plymouth Square on Monday, May 30th.  After the ceremony there will be a pot luck at the Legion building.  Every one is invited to the ceremony and to the pot luck.
Have a great week.  Weather is to be unsettled all week so we should get some rain.  Scatter Kindness.
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