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Harmony Happenings

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wallace Disposal has now moved to the west side of Brazil. The building is visible, the red roof makes it very visible, from US 40. It is close to the Trailer Sales and Bowen Ford but you enter from Water Works Road. There was no signage when I took my recycles last week. I am sure the signs will be up soon.

The recycles area looked like it would be easy access. I don't know the plan but it looked as though they were fixing an area so cars could pull through, unload, and exit the opposite garage door. That would be nice in bad weather. No one was available for questions when I was there. Workers were leveling gravel behind the building.

Previously recyclable items may not be recycled at this time. The garage-like area had containers for steel cans, aluminum, and cardboards. They are taking only #2 plastic bottles now, the water/pop type and milk jugs. There is currently no market for the other containers like detergent bottles.

Recycling has sure made a difference at my house. I have only one sack of trash per week now. Sometimes I carry it out in two for convenience but it would all fit in one.

Yes, the birds are starting to sing and some folks have spotted robins hopping around. But, we northern "Clay Countians" know the real signs of spring.

The Dairy Queen has opened and The Tastee Freeze has planned its grand re-opening for Feb. 28. Sunny days can't be far behind.

It has been good to see the walkers back on Jackson Street, too. It is nice to say, "Hi and How are you?" to passersby. After this winter, that seemed to keep most of us cocooned in our shells to stay warm, any outdoor activity brings a smile.

I am anxious just to get out and pick up fallen limbs. That bird feeder the squirrel destroyed is scattered all over the backyard, too. Mundane yard chores sound good.

Neighbor David Blake was walking the street, swinging a club, to limber up for the golf course. Rick Hester was back working on Patty Escott's remodeling project.

It looked as though the Hardees had cleaned out the garage or completed a project. They had the clean-ups neatly stacked by the trash can for pick up this week. Ah, more signs of spring.

Harmony United Methodist Women met Monday evening in Fellowship Hall. Debbie Gottsche served us veggie pizza, delicious ham salad (that had bacon instead of ham), and chocolate no-bake cookies. I was finally able to show the DVD on United Methodist Women missions that was planned for last month.

Thanks to Pastor Bob Kumpf for the assist on getting the church A/V equipment to work. One of the goals of the national organization is to help women in poorer countries to have access to technology. Maybe I need one of those classes to update my skills.

Pastor Bob still has a few Gulley books for sale. Many were sold before and after the signing event. Contact him or the church at 448-2917. Orders are being taken for the new book. Proceeds go to the Mexico mission scheduled for a March 20 departure. Time is running out to help. The books are so enjoyable to read.

Reminder to HUMC ladies that we are still taking orders for RADA knives. Our prices are good until July. If you need any knives, spatulas, scoops, filet or sports knives, knife sharpeners, and many other items contact one of the members or call the church. The utensils last so long that they are good for restaurant use, too. Hint, Hint.

Local singers known as the P150 will perform at Harmony United Methodist Church on Saturday, March 7. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. with the performance starting at 7 p.m.

P150 stands for Psalm 150. I will shorten it but my NLT version reads, "Praise the Lord...praise him with lyre and harp...with tambourine and dancing...with strings and flute...with a clash of cymbals. Let everything that breathes sing praises to the Lord. Praise the Lord!" I haven't heard P150 yet but have been told they do a wonderful job of celebrating this scripture. Come out and join us.

Four ladies from the area attended the Quilt Workshop at McCormick's Creek last weekend. Marsha Nicoson, Linda Lumsdon, Paula Fulk and her sister-in-law (sorry, I don't have the name) had a good time.

This was the first time the Canyon Inn had sponsored this type of event. We will try to stay informed as to when they will host another workshop and pass the info along to you. Don't you just love our state and local parks? They need lots of support in this awful economy.

Cousin Jim Jenkins and helper Adam Pruitt finished the walls on my sun porch Monday. The space used to get too hot to sit out there in the summer and too cold in the fall and winter. Jim and company did a really nice job.

Sister-in-law Karen Roach came over to help me get ready to paint it. Hopefully, we will finish that next week. It feels so good to get a project this close to completion.

If all goes well, we will be having breakfast out on the sun porch when niece Erin comes home with her fiancÚ. Currently this is planned for mid-May. The family gets to look him over and decide if we will give our stamp of approval. Of course, we will but don't tell Joey. We want him to sweat it a little. We all love our Erin and will love her choice of husband-to-be, too. Only her parents have met him so far.

Because most of the family and friends will not be able to travel to Florida for the July wedding, we hope to have a Pre-Reception while they are in town. Anyone know a fancy title for Pre-Reception? That sounds too much like a surgical procedure.

Happy Birthday to Rita Jones (8th), Josh Long & Shandra Sanders (9th), Ethan Shorter (10th), Christina Jones & Brandon Shorter (17th), Albert Killion (23rd), Cheryl Brinson (25th), Anna Killion (27th), Coleen Thompson (28th). Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. John Pell (10th).

Call me with news 448-8734. It is in the phone book, too.

Area Events

Feb. 27 -- Serving on the Streets Dessert Fundraiser, North Clay at 7 p.m.

Feb. 28 -- Last day to use Mario Restaurant cards that donate to the Mexico Mission

March 3 -- Harmony Town Council, Harmony Community Center 7:30 p.m.

March 7 -- Celebration of Life (Breast cancer survivors), Holiday Inn, Terre Haute

Lenten Breakfast at Epworth UMC 8 a.m.

Harmony United Methodist Calendar

March 1 -- Worship Service and Holy Communion 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45 a.m.

March 3 -- Bowling Leagues at Brazilian Lanes 6:30 p.m.

March 4 -- Women's Bible Study 9-10 a.m., Christian Quilters 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

March 5 -- Wesleyan Study 7 p.m.

March 7 -- P150 Concert 6:30 p.m.

March 14 -- Lenten Breakfast 8 a.m.