By Dave Ellis
Another month has started, and there are a few events happening in the month of May. Trout Fest will be held Friday and Saturday. Mother’s Day is May 14. Pendleton County High School seniors will graduate on May 20 with the school year ending on May 26. Memorial Day is May 29.
Smith Creek and Friends Run Churches of the Brethren: shut-ins – Mary Mitchell, Vestyl Bible, Bucky Moyers, Pam Riner, Anna Tesi, Ruby Propst, Alice Johnson, Arlin Dale and Freda Jamison, Hazel Simmons, Larry Moyers, Mary Alice Simmons, Reva Hartman, Sandy Washburn and Sandra Vandevander; prayer list – Richard Campbell, Brian Wilton, Tyler Moore, Tristan Hartman, Ronald Hayes, Becky Hedrick, Joshua Shirk, Ava George, Doug Judy, Ronnie Bowers Sr., Allen Kile II, Ruth Simmers, Roberta Bennett, Olin Hoover, Quinley McConnell, Etha Mae Bowers, Mary Jo Wilfong, Kenny Williams, Dennis Mitchell, Debbie Horst, Charlotte Copley, Billy Rowe, Myrtle Hammer, Jack Judy, Jimmie Bennett, Pam Rexrode, Jason Rexrode, Margaret Wimer, Doris Simmons, Harry Allen Warner, Sherman Bennett, Melford Moates and Barry Simmons.
Prayer thought: “We can express our cries of pain along with our moments of rejoicing to God, knowing He hears us and gathers us in His arms.”
High and low temperatures and precipitation for April 24 through April 30 were as follows: April 24 – 56°, 26°; April 25 – 57°, 25°; April 26 – 65°, 37°; April 27 – 66°, 35°; April 28 – 57°, 48°, 1.59”; April 29 – 72°, 47° and April 30 – 59°, 48°, .96”.
Total rainfall for April was 3.97”, compared to 3.26” in April of 2022.
Year-to-date rainfall is 8.99”, compared to 9.61” for the same time period last year.