We Are Community for the week of June 26th, 2023, by Joyce Steiner

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Everyone is invited to an open house to celebrate a milestone birthday for Ralph Frakes of Plymouth.  It will be held at the PCCC on July 2nd from 2 to 4 pm.  Ralph has helped everyone in Plymouth and the entire area with his service station located on the north side of the Plymouth Square.

Attended my first Hancock County Board meeting this week.  It was held at the courthouse.  Was very interesting and well run.  One of the highlights of the meeting was the naming of the officer of the year.  The honor went to Kolton Johnson who is a two-year veteran of the sheriff’s office.  An impressive list of his actions for just this year were read during the presentation of the award.  Would have been a good night for a robbery as all the officers were present at the meeting.  We seem to have a well-educated and trained force which includes two K9 dogs who were also present.  The local Farm Bureau and 4H both gave thanks to the Hancock County Board for their support.  Another item of interest was that  Memorial Hospital has entered into an agreement with the Hancock County EMS as their primary source of transfer of patients.

Little in my life is black and white-there are a lot of grays.  Was eating at Hy-Vee in Macomb this week.  While waiting to fill my water cup a lady was adding a bit of water, lemonade, a pink soda, water, lemonade and pink soda several times.  I commented that it was a pretty color and that I hoped it tasted as good as it looked.  She said “I ask for a water glass and then add flavorings”.  Even in my gray world, I think that is called stealing.

Had B&B guests this week who did not care about the bed but wanted to be sure that I had a bath tub.  Well, I have two-a two-person jacuzzi and an antique iron claw foot tub.  She enjoyed both!  Was glad that I could fulfill a need for a nice bath.

Also had friends from our stoneware club stay this week.  Just so happens that the editor of our newsletter and the couple featured in the current newsletter both stayed at the same time.  Good to see them and fun talking stoneware and sewer tile.  I have added quite a bit of sewer tile to my collection lately and the kitties love one of the larger pieces.

Tri State Roofing will be starting on the PCCC roof tomorrow.  There is one dumpster already there waiting.  Would like to thank both the Metzger Board and the Fellheimer Trust for grants toward the roof.  Will also use the Dick Miller and the Merlin Dorethy memorials toward the new roof.  If you would like to help, it is not too late.  You can send a check made to the  PCCC  %Joyce Steiner, 201 W Summer, Plymouth Ill 62367.

We missed a great chance for rain Saturday evening.  My phone said that we would have rain.  My sunset photos indicated that it should rain.  Then to add insult to our not getting any rain at all, there were predictions of flooding near Quincy!  Today it is very windy which also takes away moisture.

I hope you have a good week.  Pray not only for rain but for your friends and neighbors who have suffered loss or who just need prayer.  Scatter kindness and love.

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