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Jo’s Jottings: Community saying goodbye to Levan Thurman, longtime resident

By Jo Ellen Dale

A regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club was held April 1 ( no fooling) at the 19th Hole restaurant.  It was to have been a going away meeting for Levan Thurman, who is moving, but he was unable to attend so the cards and cake were sent to him. Levan has been a faithful member of the club for many years and will be missed.
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Tuesday afternoon I attended the circle meeting held at the home of Emma MacDonald.  Sadly my own circle had to disband due to lack of members and I enjoyed going to this circle.  Rose Rader gave a very interesting program.
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Wednesday I went to a meeting of Chapter CO of PEO at the home of Janet Arnette. The program was given by Richmond City Administrator Ron Brohammer concerning the assisted-living center to be built in the next few years on property north of the United Christian Presbyterian Church.  There is definitely a need in this area for such a center.
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Thursday evening I had dinner at the American Legion and then attended the meeting of the Auxiliary.  The food is always excellent, but for some reason the attendance has dropped off.
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Again on Friday when I had lunch at the 19th Hole. I had the shrimp, forgetting that I would have fish again that evening at Knights of Columbus fish fry.  Good thing that fish is so good for you, because the next day I had tuna salad for lunch at the golf club.  It was a beautiful day so there were a number of golfers taking advantage of the good weather.
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Saturday morning I attended the Ray County Memorial Hospital health fair held in the Richmond High School commons.  I was tested for several things and seem to be in fairly good health for my age.  It was very interesting to walk around and visit with friends at various stations.
I believe that this is the first year for the event and judging from the interest and attendance I am sure that it may become an annual presentation. It was also nice to come home with two big bags of “freebies”.
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Sunday after church I went to the Methodist Church, where another going-away party was being held for Levan Thurman.  I was happy to be able to visit with his children, Bruce and Lynn, as well.  We have been friends for so long that I really feel that they are family.
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We are approaching Holy Week, so don’t forget the daily luncheons and speakers at the United Methodist church.  I am hoping that the weather holds out so that there will be a good attendance at all of them.  During my many years in Richmond I have seen it snow on Easter.
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