By Dave Ellis
Let’s hope Mother Nature is finished playing winter for the last time. Last year, the area had snow on April 21. On Monday, the area had snow which caused several accidents.
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 and Sandra Vandevander; 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, Rick Hoover, Don Rexrode, Ruth Simmers, Harry Allen Warner, Roberta Bennett, Quinley McConnell, Etha Mae Bowers, Mary Jo Wilfong, Grace Hammer, Kenny Williams, Dennis Mitchell, Olin Hoover, Debbie Horst, Rodney Crites, Raven Hoke, Charlotte Copley, Anita Hartman, Danny Arbogast, Jim Bible, Gloria Moats, Randy Bennett, Estyl Shreve, Jason Conley, Wendell and Darlene Nelson and Carolyn Gilbert.
Prayer thought: “Heavenly Father, thank you for coming to my aid so many times. Help me to know I can face any battle with you by my side.”
High and low temperatures and precipitation for April 11 through April 17, followed by the same for last year, were as follows: April 11 – 66°, 33° (71°, 53°, 1.08”); April 12 – 70°, 40° (67°, 49°, .03”); April 13 – 80°, 51° (69°, 48°); April 14 – 75°, 57° (58°, 44°, .58”); April 15 – 72°, 33° (51°, 44°); April 16 – 71°, 52° (53°, 48°) and April 17 – 51°, 38° (56°, 41°).