By Dave Ellis
It is getting closer to spring as the robins have been spotted. With the warm temperatures in the afternoons, the Easter flowers are starting to poke up through 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, Tyler Moore, Tristan Hartman, Ronald Hayes, Becky Hedrick, Joshua Shirk, Libby Leeson, Doug Judy, Kay Alt, Mark Simmons, Ronnie Bowers Sr., 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, Debbie Horst, Darlene Nelson, Sherman Bennett, Rodney Crites, Raven Hoke, Charlotte Copley, the family of Andy Eye, the family of Vergie Cartwright and the family of Larry Blankenship.
Prayer thought: “Loving and Almighty God, please help me to live every moment with You today and to receive the strength You alone can give.”
High and low temperatures and precipitation for Feb. 14 through Feb. 20, followed by the same for last year, were as follows: Feb. 14 – 26°, 13° (32°, 27°, .14”); Feb. 15 – 42°, 10° (36°, 26°, .31”); Feb. 16 – 51°, 32° (45°, 17°); Feb. 17 – 61°, 48°, .7” (33°, 19°); Feb. 18 – 57°, 29°, .18” (35°, 25°, 1” snow + .2”); Feb. 19 – 33°, 20° (34°, 21°) and Feb. 20 – 52°, 16° (28°, 11°).