Greetings from the Bellmont Community

Come and join the fun this week at the Edwards County Fair in Albion.  They have lots of entertainment, 4-H projects and open showings, visiting  and of course harness racing.  Hope to see you there.

Ag Days start in Mt. Carmel this Wednesday.  Hopefully the rain stays away.  Come have lots of fun, eats, visiting and entertainment.  

Wow! Two big events in the same week.  We will have to share the time, right?? 

When I start doing the Bellmont news and put the birthdays in, it doesn’t seem possible to be putting in August birthdays.  Where has time gone?

Just think parents, only two weeks and school will start.  I can feel the excitement building for these young folks.

St. Sebastian Catholic Church

August 23-No  morning Mass-3 p.m. Mass followed by ice cream social.

August 30-K of C Chowder   

The K of C Chowder is very, very good.  We always go to church and drive by and take chowder home OR you can dine in.  

Bellmont Christian Church opened its Sunday morning service singing, “All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name.”

  For the morning special, Lisa Cochran sang, ”This World is not My Home.”.

Pastor Daniel Webb brought the message, “L – Is for Liberty” with Scripture taken from I Corinthians 10:23 and 11:1.  Claudia Dant sang, “Follow, I Will Follow Thee” for the Sunday School service.

Aug. 9 – Arvin Modin of the Oblong Children’s Christian Home will be our guest speaker for  Sunday School and during the worship service.

WCRC golf scramble will be held Sept.18 at the Carmi Country Club.  The goal this year is too buy an airway clearance system.

Volunteers that went to WCRC in Carmi on Wednesday were: Dan Webb, Leon and Glenda Raber, Minnie Shain, Betty Littlejohn, Donna Fischer, Martha and Krista Eads.

Bellmont United Methodist Church –- The Sunday morning service began by singing, “When We All Get to Heaven.”

 The favorite hymn was, “In the Garden.”

  The Children’s sermon was, “Be the imitators of Jesus.  Be Like Him.”  

Charlotte Kingsbury had a spiritual reading for the morning special.   The message, “Thanksgiving and Prayer.  Take a stand for Christ” with scripture taken from Ephesians 1:18-20.

Vaughn  Courter recently attended the Aldersgate National Conference in Lexington, Kentucky.

Sunday evening – Fellowship and Bible Study at 5:30.

Heart of Hope House needs egg cartons. 

Lancaster Christian School is saving plastic bags.

Krista Eads of Highland, Illinois, has returned home after a visit with Grandma Eads.  They attended the 4-H Wabash County Fair on Monday.

Brenda & Theresa Marriott flew out July 13 to Montana to visit my brother, Gary Perry and Lisa.  Deanna, Mitch and Brycen Stein of Morton drove out.Gary’s son, Travis and grandson, Grant, spent a lot of time with us.  

We mostly stayed on a ranch high in the mountains. Beautiful.  We did a lot of walking, evening campfires, music, four- and six- wheel driving to mountain tops, lakes, and looking for moose and bears.  

Needless to say, we saw moose and bear tracks but not a moose.  We went to Yellowstone National Park, shopped, just visited and enjoyed the beauty of Montana.  During the day, the weather was in 80- 85 with a nice breeze and around 50 for evenings, except for Tuesday, July 21,  the day before leaving.  We had a hailstorm accompanied by heavy winds.  Quite interesting.  

July 25, Howard and I celebrated our 56th anniversary with a family dinner.

Jim and Kay Sanders from Marshall, Texas, are visiting in the area this week and attended a cookout with the Howard Marriott family.  Jim has a pottery showing  at the Mt. Carmel Senior Citizens this Sunday, Aug 2,   from 1-5.    Come and see some beautiful artistic pottery he has made.  

A Joke for the Older (and wiser?) Crowd

 A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor’s office.  “Is it true,” she wanted to know, “that the medication you prescribed has to be taken for the rest of my life?”  

“Yes, I’m afraid so,” the doctor told her.  

There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied, “I’m wondering, then, just how serious is my condition because this prescription is marked, “No Refills”.

1. School is starting, therefore we will change to English.  Do you think English is easy?

1. The bandage was wound around the wound.

2. The farm was used to produce produce.

3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4. We must polish the Polish furniture..

5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6.  Happy Birthday to:  July 29 – Randy Rigg and Mary Isabelle Bare (96 years); July 30 – Cindy Crummley and   Aaron Brown; July 31 – Mary Berberich, John Shain & Brittani Birkla; Aug 3 – Matt King, Alice Ankenbrand and Louis Tennis; Aug 7 – Derek Sutton & Damon Sloss; Aug 8 – Kim Keepes, David Berberich & Emma Stanhope; Aug 9 – Karlie Berberich.

A very special Happy Birthday to:  - July 29 – Mary Isabelle Bare will be celebrating her 96th  birthday.  Drop her a card and let her know we are thinking of her.  

Happy Anniversary to:  July 29 – Don & Sandy Craig;  Aug 4 – Adam and Monica Courter.  

Until next week  -- God Bless the USA……

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