By Dave Ellis
The area felt the taste of summer with three days in a row of 90° temperatures. Lucky for local residents, there was a rain shower with a good lightning show.
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: “Jesus, while we struggle through a world full of trouble, I need your presence. I need your uplifting love to take my worries away and put my priority on you.”
High and low temperatures and precipitation for July 18 through July 24, followed by the same for last year, were as follows: July 18 – 84°, 64°, .01” (78°, 60°); July 19 – 89°, 65° (88°, 57°); July 20 – 87°, 60° (84°, 60°); July 21 – 88°, 65° (85°, 56°); July 22 – 90°, 61° (83°, 55°); July 23 – 93°, 60°, .32” (84°, 54°) and July 24 – 92°, 59°, .01” (85°, 61°).