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Harmony Happenings

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Harmony United Methodist Church will hold a Homecoming Celebration and Jonah Fish Fry on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the church. Serving will start at noon and run until 3 p.m. Worship Service will start at 4 p.m. with Rev. Myron James presenting the message. Because the worship service will be held in the evening, there will be no service on Sunday morning at the regular time.

Everyone will be busy cooking fish and all the trimmings.

The public is invited to join us for good food and especially to stay for the service in late afternoon. The price is $8 at the door or $7 if you get an advanced ticket from one of the church members. Monies will go to missions. If you have questions call the church, Judy Maurer, or Brenda Shorter. No need to cook on Sunday -- just come over to Harmony Methodist.

Folks, you can skip the cooking on Saturday, too. Wesley Chapel Church will have a bean dinner, raffle, etc from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Cost $5. If the weather is nice, it will be a pretty drive, too.

I am still working on getting pictures ready to display at the 150th Celebration at the church. Marsha Nicosin has put together a scrapbook of old pics, too. Hopefully, I will get my part done on Thursday. We worked all day Tuesday, but there is still much to do.

My printer ran out of yellow ink and halted my scanning during the wee hours that morning. As I am typing this (Wednesday morning), Pastor Bob is picking up some ink cartridges while he is in Terre Haute on another matter. Then I will be back in the picture business.

A nice lady called last night to tell me she had some good shots of the 1943 Harmony quilters that we can borrow for Sunday. Thanks. I was so sleepy that I forgot to write down your name. Sorry.

Rose Marie Pell had the news clippings from the Chicago paper for us to display, too. Those ladies and their stitches were famous. As we have been working, people have pointed out great uncles or moms, or aunt so-and-so. Nice.

By 5 p.m. on Thursday, I am stopping work whether finished or not. The Roaches are meeting at Chaney's for the Thanksgiving special. Chaney's prepare a traditional dinner every Thursday in November. We plan to check it out.

Mikey and Karen are expecting the chimney sweep but hopefully will join us after the flue is all cleared for winter.

Ladies, mark you calendars. The HUMW will have their Christmas Party at the church on Wednesday, Dec. 3.

I thought the interest in the election was beginning to wane but I was wrong. Wow, what a turn out!

Whether your candidate was elected or not, be proud if you showed up to vote. It was so crowded at the Harmony Community House that I waited and went back later to cast my choices. It was an exciting day.

The polls were closed by the time I left church and grabbed some carryout. After a quick doggie walk, I was planted in front of the TV to watch as history was made. After working all day at church, I feel asleep in the recliner while the USA map was being colored in red and blue. Some cheering woke me up and everything was decided.

Americans wanted change. I hope the politicians got the message and there is some real change to help the real people.

Patty Escott and crew are making progress on the home projects. She has a patio and I can see Rick Hester and Steve Escott on ladders erecting a roof over the base they constructed this past week. Looking good.

I joked with Rick that he needed to park his truck on the side because it was blocking my view (but then Gertie and Virginia can't see what is happening). All of us are happy that Patty is getting the home improvements she has been looking forward to doing.

Happy Birthday to Bailey Pell (6th), Bret Dierdorf (11th), Nancy Pell (12th), Shirley Pell & Erin Roach (13th), Susie Pell (17th), Suzy Morgan & Kenda Dierdorf (20th), Meaka (Sanders) Barnett (25th), Jim Clausen (29th). Happy Anniversary to Cousin Dave and Jennifer Clark (8th), Travis and Christina Jones & George and Sarah Lawrence (27th).

Harmony United Methodist Calendar:

Nov. 9 -- Homecoming Celebration and Fish Fry. Serving noon to 3 p.m.

Worship and Celebration Service 4 p.m.

Nov. 11 -- Bowling Leagues at Brazilian Lanes

Nov. 12 -- Clay County Quilters 9 a.m. -- 3 p.m., Bible Study 9 a.m.

Nov. 16 -- Stewardship Sunday

Nov. 20 -- Trustees 6 p.m., Admin. Board 7 p.m.