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Harmony Happenings

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A Flea Market is scheduled for May 1 at the Courthouse, east parking lot.

It will run from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Proceeds go to help fund Christmas in the Park. Put it on your calendar.

Mark June 2-6 on the calendar, too.

That is the date for the big yard sale along Highway 40 that stretches from Baltimore, Maryland to St. Louis, Missouri.

It follows along the Historic National Road for 824 miles.

If you live on 40, and need to have a yard sale, this would be the perfect time to catch those travelers.

For more information on this event, contact www.oldstorefrontantiques.com.

Harmony United Methodist Women had planned to have their yard sale in June but decided to postpone it.

There are so many activities already scheduled for May and June that we just could not get it organized. Save all those treasures for a later date.

Knightsville UMC is still hosting Zumba classes.

Folks like to Zumba because it makes exercising more fun. The classes meet on Saturday at 10:30 a.m., and on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. A donation of $3 is accepted.

There were several trucks pulled up at the Firehouse last Saturday for the Harmony Trash Day.

It looked like many people were taking advantage of the chance to dump their great unwanted for free or nearly free. A big thanks to the Town Council.

Harmony Road South is getting a total facelift.

All that old crusty stuff has been shaved off for a new topping.

One of the neighbors said the Stimulus Funds had come through for the project.

I hope Pinckley Street gets some of that money, too.

Harmony United Methodist Women met at the church on Monday evening.

Barbara Pell was the hostess. She served a delicious cheese ball, crackers, angel food cake, and strawberries. Barbara said the cheese ball was easy to make: cream cheese, shredded cheese, and Ranch dressing. I assume it was the bottled ranch.

I can testify that it was good. She gave away two door prizes of potted Shasta daisies. Mayme Cox won one and I was lucky enough to get the other one.

Plans were finalized for the Mother/Daugh-ter Banquet. Sheila TerMeer sent invitations to other churches that don't have a UMW. All ladies are welcome to attend.

We have such good fellowship at these events.

Anyone who has not been with us for a while is invited back on May 3, at 6:15 p.m, Jana Sinders from Outback Garden Center will present a program on plants.

Barbara Pell will bake a ham and Carolyn Kumpf will prepare a pork loin for the banquet.

Sheila TerMeer will prepare the rolls. Mayme Cox will decorate the tables and I will help with the rest of the Hall.

All ladies are asked to bring a covered dish, or dishes, and their own table service.

Carolyn Kumpf gave a lesson on Prayer and Self-Denial at the meeting. UMW's across the world are concentrating on funding the repair and restoration of various buildings used for missions.

Each year the organization concentrates on a specific need.

Carolyn talked about buildings that have been hit by disasters, devastated by war, and those confiscated by various political changes.

Simple wear and tear contributes to the cost of other facilities.

The scripture came from Isaiah 58:12 ... "Then you will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes." NLT

We were encouraged to think of something we could give up during the month of May and donate that to the repair of mission buildings.

For me, it is those fancy iced coffees. I hate to shop.

Whenever I have to go to Terre Haute for something, my splurge is to get a mocha frappe.

It is my treat for enduring another day of trying to find whatever and having to go to several places to get it. Even the Silver Can (my recycled Ford Ranger) has already learned to veer to the right when nearing Java Haute.

Neither I, nor my waistline, need that sugar laden, chocolate, whip creamy, high caffeine, and expensive coffee but it tastes so good.

I usually sip it all the way home. No mocha breath for me during the month of May.

That money will be used for something more important than my sweet tooth.

Marsha and Bob Nicoson are back from Texas.

We are glad they had a safe trip. Mayme Cox and Sheila TerMeer had been in Texas in April, too.

They went for son/brother Michael's wedding. He and his fiancÚ were to be married on a cruise ship out of Galveston.

The family had planned to board the boat and be there for the wedding.

Then everyone would fly home when the couple left for their honeymoon cruise.

The fog rolled in and messed up all the plans.

The ship could not get into port for them to board the boat.

Time ran out. Mayme and Sheila had to catch their flight back home before the fog lifted. Everyone had a great visit and some quality sightseeing.

The happy couple finally had a midnight service but with fewer guests than expected.

Harmony United Methodist is planning another outing to see the Indians play at Indianapolis.

About 80 people went last year. This year's trip will be on Friday, May 21. The group will enjoy the fellowship, baseball game, and fireworks.

Probably some hot dogs, too. They have reserved really good seats behind the dugout.

Contact Pastor Bob Kumpf at 448-2917 for more information.

Clay County Retired Teachers had a meeting and BBQ Social at the Riddell Bank Basement on Tuesday, April 27. Vice-President Jesse Pitts officially moved up to the Presidential spot. I moved from Treasurer to V-P and Pat Wilkinson took over the treasury.

I have lots of info on that but will save it for a day when the column is a little shorter. The next meeting will be October 26.

Happy Birthday to Damien Tackett (29th). Happy upcoming May birthdays to Damien's brother, Devin Tackett (2nd), Camyrn Pell (3rd), Caleb Kumpf (6th), Mitchell Howald (9th). Happy Anniversary to Bob and Jane Osborn (4th), Christ and Susie Pell (9th).

Events at Harmony United Methodist:

May 2 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Study of Revelations 6 p.m.

May 5-- Bible Study 9 a.m., Clay County Quilters 10 a.m. -3 p.m.