Plymouth Area News for the week of September 25th, 2017 by Joyce Steiner

My husband’s eldest daughter, Thea Gentry Harris, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday.  Our sympathy to her siblings and friends.
Also a long time friend and fellow stoneware collector from Peoria, Jim O’Hare, passed away this week.  He will certainly be missed by all of us in the Collectors of Illinois Pottery and Stoneware club.
Services for Kent Morton will be this week.  Visitation is Friday evening and services are Saturday at Living Faith United Methodist Church in Bowen.
Bruce Morton gave a very interesting presentation to the Colchester Historic Society and Library group.  He had an excellent photo presentation which included information about his two books on Forgottonia. I enjoyed learning more about his passion for photography.
Wednesday evening Plymouth Women’s Circle had a pot luck dinner for our meeting.  We normally meet the second Wednesday of the month but moved it back a week so we could go the the Adams Telephone annual meeting.  Our group is getting smaller and older-imagine that!  We are responsible for the PCCC, which is the former Methodist Church.  We also make Christmas boxes, serve funeral dinners, cater meals as asked, have had bazaars, chicken and noodle dinners and much more.  We serve the community in many ways.  Two of our younger members, Julie Wise and Wendi Mattson, have moved away.  We need new members.  Though the Plymouth Women’s Circle began as a women’s group in the church, it is now longer that group.  We  welcome any women in the area who would be interested in helping us to keep the group going for the good of the community.  We meet once a month during August to May and as needed for functions when the building is used.  If you are able and would like to help us continue to support the community, please consider joining the group.
We had seven for Bible study on Thursday.  Pat Phelps not only lead the study but was hostess.  Thanks Pat.
Attended the Hancock County Economic Development meeting in Carthage on Thursday evening.   Plymouth may not be seeing much results but the Board has also chosen not to be a part of the group.  It takes everyone working together to get things accomplished and betterment or decline neither happen instantaneously.
Took my first load over to Spoon River on Friday evening.  Spoon River is late this year because the first weekend of October is not a full weekend.  It runs October 7, 8, 14, and 15.
Got a note that Wesley Village is having a Lights of Love evening on November 20th at 5:30 pm.  As well as the lighting of the Christmas trees, they are having an auction of hand made wreaths and center pieces.  They are looking for crafters to make wreaths and centerpieces.  If you would like to help, just contact someone at Wesley Village.  Funds raised are used to help clients and with the building projects at Wesley Village.  We are fortunate to have this facility in our area.
We had a pot luck after church today.  My kind of week-two pot lucks!  We had 14 children for the children’s sermon this morning.  That is a record and I love it.  Pastor Sheri brought her granddaughter to church today.  She was shy about meeting all of us at first but pretty quickly adjusted.  It is so cute to see all the children.  We are getting classes in place for different ages.  Nice to need to do that!  Again if you do not have a church home, consider joining us on Sunday morning at 10 am.  We have new faces every Sunday and it is wonderful.
Have a good week.  Scatter kindness.
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