Harmony Happenings

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I had planned to go to the Harmony Town Council meeting on Tuesday but there was just too much ice today. Maybe the meeting will be cancelled. No info on the tornado warning system.

The Times e-mailed me to ask that I do the Happenings on Tuesday. If they get power interruptions, they will have extra time to get the newspapers out. I don't know if anyone is there to receive this when I send it. Only 1-2 vehicles have gone down the road today. I don't remember ice being this bad.

Good neighbor Patty helped me to catch Lady Pugsley. Lady P decided to pick the world's worst weather to run off with the neighbor's dog. They didn't go far but just managed to stay out of reach of the leash. She's home all safe and sound after a few hours of Bonnie and Clyde escapades.

Wallace Brothers have started a new recycling plan. They will pick them up when they pick up the trash. Recycle items have to be placed in special bags to identify them from trash. There is no charge for the pick-up, but the bags are $5 for 30 bags.

Customers can still take recycle items out to Wallace (by Goodies Galore and the Ford place) but it is a lot easier just to place them beside the trash. Currently, the different recycled itmes can all go in the same bag. Cardboard, tin cans, etc go into the bag marked with the curved arrow symbols. Wallace also accepts plastics (types 1-7), aluminum cans, newspapers, magazines, and loose paper. They don't have a market for Styrofoam or glass at the present time, so just put those in with the trash. Don't forget to rinse all the cans and plastic containers.

Birthdays did not go as planned. Brother Mikey and Karen both had colds on my birthday.

We celebrated without them on Friday. We all planned to go out to Olive Garden on Sunday after church. The whole group was heading over to Cobblestone for presents, cake and ice cream. I was home sick, missed church, and missed my own birthday celebration.

Eva Kay blew out the candles without me. We still plan to have a family pitch-in but not until everyone stays healthy for at least a whole week. The flu bug managed to fly up my nose. I sneezed all day Saturday and most of Sunday. My ribs are still sore but at least I don't sound like a sump pump anymore.

HUMC will have a special guest on February 13th. Ansil Harpold from A.R.M. Ministries will do a one-man concert during Worship Service. He will stay to share his experiences during Sunday School. A.R.M. Ministries is a prison outreach program.

I will keep the Happenings short, not knowing how much space will be available with all the ice pictures, etc. Sometime, I will report on the Methodist Women's meeting that I had intended to write about this week.

One good thing about the weather, I have had time to talk to friends on the phone. Mostly we have complained about the weather. Mary Ellen Tozer and I talked about ailments, mutual friends, and our wayward dogs. Sharene Wallenbrock and her husband Bob were going out for her birthday. My friends at Jasper reported just rain for them, no ice. We again rescheduled our plan to have lunch in Spencer. We have been trying to get together since the first part of December.

A friend who lives in Florida, during the winter, said she was going for a bike ride. It was 70 degrees there. Niece Erin and her hubby were shopping at the mall. Those Southern folks always like to remind me that if I lived in the Sunshine State, I wouldn't have to deal with all this cold stuff. I don't like hot, humid either. Just give me spring and fall all year and I would be one happy camper.

Happy Birthday to Joyce Vinson (4th), Twins Jim Haggert and Mary Ann McKinsey (5th), Keaton Butts (8th), Bob Osborn (10th), Debbie Akers (12th), Pat Killion (14th), Michael Maurer (18th), Lori Pell (25th), and Ron Stanfield (27th).

Harmony United Methodist Calendar

Feb. 6 -- Worship Service 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m.

Feb. 8 - Bowling at Brazilian Lanes 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 10 -- Bible Study 9 AM, Quilting 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lucado Study Group 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 13 -- Ansil Harpold, ARM Ministries at 9 a.m.