By Dave Ellis
What a lovely sight of spring…hummingbirds have been spotted, flowers on the fruit trees and flowers blooming. Now the bad news, grass needs to be mowed.
Smith Creek and Friends Run Churches of the Brethren: shut-ins – Mary Mitchell, Shelda Warner, Vestyl Bible, Pam Riner, Anna Tessi, Ruby Propst, Alice Johnson, Arlin Dale and Freda Jamison, Hazel Simmons, Mary Alice Simmons, Reva Hartman, Sandy Washburn, Evelyn Ruddle and Sandra Vandevander; prayer list – Richard Campbell, Effie Harr, Brian Wilton, Tyler Moore, Tristan Hartman, Ronald Hayes, Becky Hedrick, Joshua Shirk, Libby Leeson, Doug Judy, Kay Alt, Ronnie Bowers Sr., Allen Kile II, Donna Bennett, Lloyd Hartman, Leann Britton, Mia Mahoney, Anne Hartman, Jack Vogel, Virginia Richardson, Rick Hoover, Don Rexrode, Ruth Simmers, Harry Allen Warner, Roberta Bennett, Quinley McConnell, Etha Mae Bowers, Mary Jo Wilfong, Grace Hammer, Kenny Williams, Dennis Mitchell, Olin Hoover, Debbie Horst, Rodney Crites, Raven Hoke, Charlotte Copley, Anita Hartman, Danny Arbogast, Jim Bible, Gloria Moats, Randy Bennett, Estyl Shreve, Jason Conley, Wendell and Darlene Nelson, Carolyn Gilbert, Charlie Westfall and Anna Lee Mitchell.
Prayer thought: “Help me God not to hold back in talking with you when I’ve got something on my heart and the burden too much. Thank you for your listening ear.”
High and low temperatures and precipitation for April 18 through April 24, followed by the same for last year, were as follows: April 18 – 38°, 32°, 3” snow + .22” (59°, 39°); April 19 – 49°, 22°, .25” snow (69°, 38°); April 20 – 60°, 28° (72°, 35°); April 21 – 64°, 48° (48°, 34°, .25” snow); April 22 – 73°, 45° (49°, 31°); April 23 – 84°, 42° (63°, 29°) and April 24 – 88°, 55° (61°, 41°, .03”).