By Dave Ellis
Spring is finally here, but we’re not out of the winter grasp. The area is still having cold mornings. The buds on the trees are starting to show. With dry conditions, the farmers are getting out and plowing their fields. It’s too early to plant, but getting fields ready is a job.
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, Sandra Vandevander and Garry Propst; 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, Cub Bennett, Rick Hoover, Don Rexrode, Ruth Simmers, Harry Allen Warner, Roberta Bennett, Quinley McConnell, Etha Mae Bowers, Mary Jo Wilfong, Winona Judy Hewitt, Grace Hammer, Kenny Williams, Dennis Mitchell, Olin Hoover, Debbie Horst, Rodney Crites, Raven Hoke, Charlotte Copley, Anita Hartman, Danny Arbogast, Jim Bible, Gloria Moats, the family of Ira Propst and the family of Nancy Raines.
Prayer thought: “Remember, regardless of where we are and what time of day or night it might be, our Father in heaven is always near and listening.”
High and low temperatures and precipitation for March 14 through March 20, followed by the same for last year, were as follows: March 14 – 53°, 25° (58°, 30°); March 15 – 66°, 31° (50°, 25°); March 16 – 67°, 33°, .02” (47°, 32°, .01”); March 17 – 65°, 30°, .12” (64°, 43°); March 18 – 70°, 38° (52°, 45°, .57”); March 19 – 71°, 45° (46°, 30°, .04”) and March 20 – 52°, 35° (54°, 21°).