Seniors hear from community planner


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PORT WILLIAM — The Port William-Lumberton Senior Citizens met Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the center where they heard Stephen Crouch of the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission.

After a meal, Crouch shared some of what they want to work toward such as helping families get a better place to live, or rural transportation, or efficient housing, and also asking what to change.

He would like to come back to the center to share more thoughts or to gather more information regarding what to change and so forth.

The meeting was opened with President Jim Armstrong leading the Pledge of Allegiance and Pastor Virgil Hawkins, pastor of the Port William United Methodist Church, giving the blessing.

Prior to the meeting, Monica Wood of the Clinton County Health Department took the blood pressure of several in attendance.

A committee of Johnnie Richardson, June Cosler, and Mary Alice and Al Bryan decorated the tables with fresh flower bouquets, humorous old folks’ sayings scattered throughout, and candy with blue place mats at each setting.

Mrs. Richardson recognized the birthdays of Marian Orihood and Jim Ewing, as well as the 60th wedding anniversary of Shirley and Dick Bogan.

The delicious meal was furnished by the Port William United Methodist Church to show their thanks for using the center while the church was being redecorated. The Autumn Years Nursing Home of Sabina furnished the entrée.

After the business meeting, bingo was played with Allen Bryan calling and Johnnie Richardson helping with prizes given to Ruthanna Hargrave, Cheryl Lewis, Dick Bogan, Mary Bryant, Ruth Gills and Dennis Harlow. Door prizes were given to Dennis Harlow, Jim Ewing, Ruth Gills, Leta Thordson and Dick Bogan.

Others attending not already mentioned were Clarence Dinnen, Eva Botts, Donna Borst, Ron Whitacre, Diane Ewing, Donna Ryder, Dorothy Weidinger, Joan Turner, Jim Thompson, Barbara Fowler, Ben Hargrave, Michelle Morrison and daughter, Earl Stryker, Don Patty, George Hill and Don and Jenny Stryker.

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