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Jo’s Jottings: A busy week, with good things to eat and a preview of our ‘Fallen Heroes’

Tuesday, April 8, a brunch was given by the Ray County Memorial Hospital for all volunteers.  We were served fruit cup, spinach quiche, cinnamon roll and drink.  There was hardly a crumb left over and all the seats in the dining room were taken.  Many thanks from all the volunteers.
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In spite of having eaten at 9:30 a.m., I still could not resist the shrimp at Kiwanis Club at the 19th Hole. Again I mention that if you tire of hearing of my eating habits, you may send me more news of your activities.
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Wednesday was a busy day for me as I gave the program at the Womens’ Ministries meeting at the United Christian Presbyterian Church in the morning, volunteered at the hospital gift shop all afternoon and managed to squeeze in an eye appointment.  That evening I went to choir practice and finally home to rest.
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I have received a message from Christie Gill White, the director of handbell choirs at William Jewell College that their final concert will take place Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at the Hosanna Lutheran Church in Liberty.  She gave directions to the venue and some details about the program.  I have heard the choirs before and they are magnificent.
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I have also heard some happy news from Bob Acree, formerly of Richmond, telling me that he is engaged.  I have always considered Bob one of my boys and am so glad for him.
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Friday at Rotary Club, a very interesting program was given by Mark R. Clark, campus center director for Park University at its Wentworth College satellite campus.  He talked about the photo exhibit to be on display at Ray County Courthouse from April 27 to May 10. The exhibit is entitled “Remembering Our Fallen from Missouri.”  He pointed out that it is a stark reminder of the sacrifice made by over 140 Missourians during the “War on Terror.”  This tribute will arrive escorted by the Patriot Guard, American Legion Riders and Richmond Police Department.  There will be several memorial ceremonies and admission is free due to the generosity of various people and organizations. He urged all of us to take advantage of all the events.
(Editor’s note: See our news article on the exhibit, also in today’s paper.)
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Since Sunday was Palm Sunday, we had a good attendance at United Christian Presbyterian Church.  The choir sang an introit from the back of the church and then followed the procession of the children, all of us waving palm branches.
It was indeed a very impressive and moving service.
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Monday, after volunteering at the hospital, I joined Bonnie Pointer McCalley for the first of the Lenten lunches at the United Methodist Church.  The food was prepared by the Church of God, and was very good, and of course I ate too much.  Following the meal, there was music and a short message. Most of the conversation concerned the weather and the amount of snow we had this morning.  However, in spite of the inclement weather, the turnout for the lunch was excellent.
Hope to see  more of you there later in Holy Week.
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