We Are Community for the week of Jan 9th, 2022, by Joyce Steiner

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A dear friend, Mary Hohe, passed away on New Year’s Day.  She was 98 years young. We will all miss her.

It has finally happened! My email address won a million dollars in a Canadian lottery.  My email address was given a set of numbers which won.  All I have to do to collect my money is send every bit of my personal information, including name, address, bank routing numbers, social security number, birthday etc. to a nice man who admits to being is South Africa.  Can’t wait for my prize money!

The weather Tuesday was very warm and sunny so instead of going into the antique store, I sat out front on the bench for quite a while.  I was not bored.  Police cars from both Hancock and McDonough Counties plus some unmarked cars all with sirens blaring scampered around the Plymouth Square.  Some sped off in various directions, some went slowly.  The fire truck was also out but don’t know if the two events were related.  This went on for over an hour and a half.  The “word on the street” was that a small child had called 911 and they were trying to locate where the call came from.  A bit distressing to think that it is that difficult to locate the origin of a 911 call.

Everyone needs to have a good ego.  Writing this column helps mine.  I even get some fan mail.  I also have people come up to me and tell me they like my writing and got a telephone call just this week telling me to “keep up the good work”.  Also got a call just this week asking that I take a name OFF my mailing list as they did not want my column cluttering up their cell phone.  Sigh… Guess I don’t need to worry about my ego getting too big.

Went to the McDonough District Hospital to visit A J Johnson who fell and broke both arms and a leg.  That really makes it difficult to do anything at all.  If you would like to send her a get well note, I know A J Johnson, Plymouth, Il 62367 is not enough of an address but I suspect our postmistress will complete the address and send it to her.

The Plymouth Village Board met on Wednesday evening.  All members and our new attorney were present.  I felt the meeting went well and that quite a few positive things happened.  We now have a police chief; a current officer was promoted and we have another policeman in addition to the chief.  An engineer was present at the meeting and new sidewalks and road repairs were discussed.  There are candidates running for all the open positions on the Board.  I urge anyone living in Plymouth to attend the meetings.  I feel it is good to have an informed community.  We all need to look out for each other as well as depending on our police force.

The cat food situation is getting dire.  Told you last week about Chewy having trouble with delivery.  Went to Walmart and the cat food isle was bare.  Not even one bag of kitten food either.  Went to the Pet store a bought both a bag of kitten food and a bag of food for the ferals.  Had a couple at the BnB this week and asked him what the problem was as he was a dispatcher.  He said that there is trouble on both sides-getting supplies to actually make the kitty food and then trouble getting it delivered.

The Old Settlers Committee is raffling off a shot gun and a bow.  The winners will be announced on January 28th at the soup supper.  Still time to get a ticket for either.  There will only be 150 tickets sold for each item.  Please support Old Settlers.

Have a great week.  Don’t fall for any scams on your phone or computer.  Scatter kindness and love.




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