By Dave Ellis
The whole area got its first frost of the fall season. Soon, all the leaves will be falling and then it will be time to get out the rakes and blowers.
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, Jack Vogel, Ronnie Bowers Sr., Allen Kile II, Lloyd Hartman, Ruth Simmers, Roberta Bennett, Harry Allen Warner, Quinley McConnell, Etha Mae Bowers, Mary Jo Wilfong, Kenny Williams, Dennis Mitchell, Olin Hoover, Debbie Horst, Rodney Crites, Raven Hoke, Charlotte Copley, Randy Bennett, Carolyn Gilbert, Glenn Sites, Shyrl Smith, Billy Rowe, Alaska Kimble, Carroll Michael, Myrtle Hammer, Kathy Propst, Marcia C. “Marty” Warner, Paul Mallow, Wendell and Darlene Nelson, Betty Smith, Pam Rexrode, Sandy Bennett, Jimmie Bennett and the Estyl Shreve family.
Prayer thought: “We’re not in a position to judge others. Only God can do that. The kingdom of his world belongs to Him. He alone holds the power of justice and mercy.”
High and low temperatures and precipitation for Oct. 3 through Oct. 9, followed by the same for last year, were as follows: Oct. 3 – 56°, 38° (75°, 45°); Oct. 4 – 57°, 38° (73°, 56°, .13”); Oct. 5 – 65°, 40° (76°, 46°); Oct. 6 – 70°, 37° (72°, 62°, .42”); Oct. 7 – 69°, 41° (71°, 60°); Oct. 8 – 57°, 37° (74°, 56°) and Oct. 9 – 63°, 28°, frost (67°, 59°, .09”).