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By Edith Elliott
No matter what turn of events change, the Evergreen Outreach “planned” program, it all works out to be outstanding. It has to be a “God” thing.
There are absolutely no words to tell how great Patricia and David Pence “SoftFIRE” are. You must come and hear them.
The Pences came with their six instruments and four of their border collies. They were playing a medley of songs when I arrived: “Bye and Bye,” “Since Jesus Came Into My Heart" and “Victory In Jesus,” just to name a few. Guests often join in.
Cindy Hunter welcomed everyone and named three of the border collies: Rufus, Johnny and Phobe. Her own dog had a seventh birthday today, but could not attend, as it weighs 170 pounds!
She led in singing happy birthday to Jessie Harris (26), Viola Stuckemeyer (27), Dorothy Halfacre (30), Joan Goldhartes (31), and Bobby Kimbro (21).
Father Joseph from Mother of Dolors Catholic Church took his text from Lamentations 3:23 and titled it: “Great Is His Faithfulness.”
Sometimes, he said, he fails to be a morning person, but God has mercy on us all day. God is good all the time! While we may not always be compassionate, “God is good all the time.
Volunteers today were Erna Wasmuth, Marie Sutton, Ruth Scott, Betty Donaldson, Jeanne Schlicht and Don Carpenter.
Refreshments were furnished by Cindy Hunter.
Other familiar faces were Dr. Don Rames and Phyllis, Genelle Hachat, Mary Crawford, Beulah Brown, Shirley Locke, and Denise Ambuehl and her friend Karen Redfern and her 5-year-old friend, Cayden Melton.
Pastor Jim Fackler dropped in with his wife, Joan, her first time ever.
Patty Sprague and Vicky Murdock brought their students who had attended a scrapbooking class at Kaskaskia, then lunched at OUR PLACE Youth Center.
They all joined in a train around the room near the end of the program.
At the pinochle table: John Hunsley and Joyce Mueller won two games over Peggy Lippold and Mary Woolsey, one.
Getting all the songs and happy happenings is almost impossible. My wish is that you all will drop in sometime. The guests would love it – and so would you!