Around the ‘Burg

By Janet & Judy - For The Register-Herald

Hello Lewisburg!

It’s too hot! Will we ever be satisfied with the weather conditions? Too hot? Too cold? Life is just like the weather. We handle the daily issues no matter how hard it becomes only to find that we still want what we don’t have. Easier issues-warmer weather. Harder issues-cooler weather. One day it will mellow out and most of us will be happy.

Upcoming events

April 26 — EUCHRE. Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Play this famous card game from 9:00 – noon. Coffee and snacks are provided. No dates for future euchre parties. If someone knows of the dates, please let us know.

April 27 — Neighbor Night. Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. Meals served from 5-6:30 p.m. Awesome baked potatoes with all the fixins’. Services begin at 6:30 p.m. and are finished by 7 p.m. Come and join our group.

April 28 — EUCHRE. Lewisburg Trinity Church. Play this famous card game every Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon. Coffee and snacks are provided.

April 26 — Young At Heart Meeting. Lewisburg Trinity Lutheran Church. At 11:30 a.m. to carpool to the Senior Citizen Center located in Eaton. The group will be eating at the “Decade Diner” at noon. Lunch will be on your own. The speaker is Charlotte Burrows. Sounds like a great opportunity for all of us!

May 7 — Eric Loy will be appearing in Lewisburg to share his talents. The concert will begin at 1 p.m. If weather permits, the concert will be held outside between Ruby Purl’s and Twisted Sisters. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the afternoon. We will be collecting cans of food for the LACC Food Bank. Those bringing can foods will be entered into the door prize drawing held on this day. For example: four cans of food equals four entries for the door prizes.

Lewisburg Area Alumni Association 2016 scholarship

A scholarship is being offered to technical and undergraduate students who have completed their first year of study. To be considered for this Alumni Scholarship, a student must meet the following criteria:

• Must be a graduate of Tri-County North in 2015 or before.

• Must be enrolled as a full-time returning student at a college or accredited technical school, as a sophomore or above seeking a Bachelor or Associate Degree in the scholarship year of 2016-2017.

• Must show current participation in school and/or community activities.

• Must have financial need.

• Must submit two or three dated letters of recommendation written during the current school year (2015-2016).

• This year’s scholarship will be presented at the annual Lewisburg Area Alumni Banquet, Saturday, June 11. Pick up an application which must be returned to the Alumni Association postmarked no later than Saturday, May 14, to be eligible for consideration. If there are any questions, please call Mary Studebaker.

Bicentennial 2018

Mail delivery was upgraded from casual travelers to a saddle bag, horseback route that went from Dayton thru West Alexandria, Lewisburg, Hagerstown, Casteen, and Greenville. Then there were once – a – week deliveries on the Hamilton & Greenville stagecoach. Lewisburg’s first postmaster, in 1824, was Henry Espich, who had an office at 109 South Commerce Street. He was followed by Lewis Evans in 1826. For nearly 75 years, the post office was kept at the store or home of whoever was postmaster at the time. Later, it was located in a room rented for that specific purpose. The first rented room was at 107 North Commerce Street, now occupied by The Twisted Sisters This & That Shoppe.

April Birthdays

April 22 — Happy Belated Birthday to Anna Grace Haines, 90 years young!

Also note that Queen Elizabeth was born one day earlier on April 21.

April 21 — Happy Anniversary to Dan & Brenda Gullickson

April 22 — Marlana Heindl, Bill VanBrederode, Austin McVey

April 23 — Jackson Ferguson, Kyle Donohoo

April 24 — Joshua Philander

April 25 — Joyce Trone Never forgotten

April 27 — Tim Kring, Tosha Lynn Bertsch, Sherry Gearhart

Judy and Janet, Where Are You?

We would like to thank our weekly readers especially from Morning Sun. Thank you for your phone call and kind words. That’s what paying it forward does. We are ready for another week.

It’s amazing how the “farm days” have helped both of us in the past two weeks. We helped Judy’s son identify the sexes of their new chicks. What an experience! Those around felt that we were nuts but it turned out that we were right. You just can’t take the country out of the girls.

Janet has fallen three times in one week. She just can’t get it right. Each time she believes that she can fly. Well, it isn’t working!

The puppies got their spring cuts and are ready for the family pictures which will be taken Friday night. This will be an experience but one that we are ready to endure.

In closing

Life is too short to stress. Like Anna Grace, let’s shoot for our nineties. Smile, look straight ahead, and share your inner being with others. “There is spirit; there is grace in our peaceful country place.”

By Janet & Judy

For The Register-Herald

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