We Are Community for the week of Feb 19th, 2024, by Joyce Steiner

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With spring coming soon, there are several events coming to the area.  There will be a fundraiser for medical bills for Donnie Switzer on March 16th at 5 pm at the First Baptist Church of Plymouth.

There will be a meeting of the Antiques and Collectors Club on Wednesday at 7 pm at the Macomb City Hall.  We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month.

The ladies of the PCCC are planning a rummage sale for late April.  You might go through your things and see if there is anything you would like to donate.  There will also be a bake sale if you would like to furnish some baked goods to help out.

Plymouth Old settlers will meet the first Monday of each month at the PCCC at 7 pm.  Lots of work and little thanks but help is always needed to put together the annual celebration.

I depend on my phone for the store.  A couple of weeks ago, I had the famous circle with a line through it meaning no service.  Went to the U S Cellular store to see if they had a tower down or what was the problem.  The nice man said my phone was too old and that I needed a new one so I got a new one.  What he did not tell me was that he sold me a model not nearly as good as the one I had.  Had I known that I was going to have to get a new phone, I would have done more research.  Guess I will keep it for a while then get a better model.  I love taking photographs with my phone and sharing them with friends and the camera on this model is not great or else I haven’t figured it out as yet!

We have had several lovely sunsets of late.  Hope you have been able to enjoy them.  Also, some really nice night skies.

When I went to Macomb last week, there were farmers in the field.  One was cutting nitrogen into the ground south of the 61 junction and saw other tractors in or ready to work the fields.  Then we had another snow and the night time temperature dropped to 8 degrees at my house at least.  Bit too early to be planting corn.

There has been “Untold Stories of Nauvoo”, a two-day program at Nauvoo for 14 years.  I have read about it in the paper but decided to attend when one session was on the Swiss Immigration to Nauvoo as my grandparents came into Nauvoo.  Wish I would have attended sooner as I found the 2 days to be very interesting.  Will go back in the future.  Think I will also join the Nauvoo Historic Society to see what I can learn and to share some Steiner family photos.

The eagles are out in full force.  There were eagles in most every tree along the river road from Hamilton to Nauvoo.  There were also 3 eagles between Plymouth and Augusta.  One was sitting just inside a railroad rail and I wondered just why it was there.  There is also a large woodpecker working the light pole in front o f my store.  Perhaps it will nest at the top of it.

Attended the” Liverpool Legends” concert at the Legacy Theater on Saturday night.  They were great!  The drummer looked very young and actually looked like Ringo.  The gentleman who was representing Paul McCartney also looked a bit like Paul but the other two did not.  Had a seat in the second row and it was fantastic.  Even the balcony was filled.  They have a show in Branson but seemed happy to be in Carthage and indicated that they wanted to return.

The antique store has been very busy in February.  Thanks so much for all who have come in.  Also, a big thank you to each of you who tell me that you enjoy reading this column.  I really appreciate all the kind words.

Hope that everyone has a good week.  The weather is supposed to be nice.  Remember to scatter Kindness and Love to all you meet this week.



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