by Dave Ellis
The month of January is over and Mr. Winter put his money’s worth into that month. The area had more than 24 inches of snow, plus cold mornings. At least, the snow put moisture into the ground.
Smith Creek and Friends Run Churches of the Brethren: shut-ins – Mary Mitchell, Shelda Warner, Vestyl Bible, Pam Riner, Anna Tessi, Ira and 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, Vergie Cartwright, Tyler Moore, Tristan Hartman, Ronald Hayes, Becky Hedrick, Joshua Shirk, Libby Leeson, Doug Judy, Krista Knicely, Kay Alt, Mark Simmons, Ronnie Bowers Sr., Neil Simmons, Allen Kile II, Donna Bennett, Lloyd Hartman, Michelle Mullen, Leann Britton, Mia Mahoney, Anne Hartman, Jack Vogel, Virginia Richardson, Cub Bennett, Rick Hoover, Don Rexrode, Ruth Simmers, Harry Allen Warner, Nancy Raines, Roberta Bennett, Julie Warner, Quinley McConnell, Etha Mae Bowers, Mary Jo Wilfong, Patsy Weese, Garry Propst, Winona Judy Hewitt, Grace Hammer, Kenny Williams, Dennis Mitchell, Bonnie Bender, Olin Hoover, Jerry Smith, Carter Mahoney, Debbie Horst, Geraldine Smith, Darlene Nelson, Shelly Hodgen, Sherman Bennett, Rodney Crites, Raven Hoke, Charlotte Copley and Larry Blankenship.
Prayer thought: “Thank you Jesus, for your saving work on the cross that reconciles me to God and gives me a new life. Let’s enjoy the fresh start God has given us through Jesus.”
High and low temperatures and precipitation for Jan. 31 through Feb. 6, followed by the same for last year, were as follows: Jan. 31 – 35°, 12° (32°, 25°, 5.5” snow); Feb. 1 – 40°, 11° (31°, 27°, 2.25” snow); Feb. 2 – 49°, 19°, .36” (29°, 24°); Feb. 3 – 50°, 37°, .72” (34°, 23°); Feb. 4 – 48°, 20° (49°, 8°); Feb. 5 – 27°, 14° (36°, 25°) and Feb. 6 – 33°, 10° (38°, 28°).
Total rainfall for January was 1.18”, compared to 1.65” in January of 2021.
Total snowfall for January was 24.75”, compared to 5.5” in January of 2021.