By Dave Ellis
It is the first month of summer, and summer is living up to its standards – hot, hazy and humid. The area is getting more rain from the pop-up showers. These showers are helping out the gardens and keeping the grass green.
Smith Creek and Friends Run Churches of the Brethren: shut-ins – Mary Mitchell, Shelda Warner, Vestyl Bible, Bucky Moyers, Pam Riner, Anna Tessi, Ruby Propst, Alice Johnson, Arlin Dale and Freda Jamison, Hazel Simmons, Mary Alice Simmons, Reva Hartman, Sandy Washburn, Evelyn Ruddle, Sandra Vandevander and Larry Moyers; prayer list – Richard Campbell, Brian Wilton, Tyler Moore, Tristan Hartman, Ronald Hayes, Becky Hedrick, Joshua Shirk, Ava George, Doug Judy, Kay Alt, Jack Vogel, Ronnie Bowers Sr., Allen Kile II, Donna Bennett, Lloyd Hartman, Mia Mahoney, Anne Hartman, Rick Hoover, Ruth Simmers, Roberta Bennett, Virginia Richardson, Harry Allen Warner, Quinley McConnell, Jim Bible, Etha Mae Bowers, Mary Jo Wilfong, Kenny Williams, Dennis Mitchell, Olin Hoover, Debbie Horst, Rodney Crites, Raven Hoke, Charlotte Copley, Randy Bennett, Wendell and Darlene Nelson, Carolyn Gilbert, Charlie Westfall, Glenn Sites, Shyrl Smith, Barbara Bennett, Pam Rexrode, Billy Rowe, Alaska Kimble, Carroll Michael, Myrtle Hammer and Keith Hoover.
Prayer thought: “As baby birds find protection under their mother’s wings, may I find refuge under the shield of your faithfulness. God help us remember that You compassionately care, comfort and fight for us.”
High and low temperatures and precipitation for July 11 through July 17, followed by the same for last year, were as follows: July 11 – 82°, 52° (85°, 61°); July 12 – 88°, 59°, .25” (87°, 64°, .11”); July 13 – 89°, 61° (89°, 65°, .05”); July 14 – 84°, 56° (88°, 62°); July 15 – 82°, 58° (89°, 63°); July 16 – 81°, 59° (88°, 59°) and July 17 – 80°, 62°, .58” (90°, 63°, .09”).