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Happy birthday to Thad Willis! He will celebrate his birthday on August 7.

I would like to know why the locals don’t have fire hydrants. I’m sure we’re not as big as the people in the towns and cities, but it looks like we might get one near the churches. Or maybe one in each community. We pay our taxes, but we have much higher insurance premiums because there are no standpipes nearby. They used to use the ponds around the area to get water to fill their tanks, but it takes so long to get to the ponds, fill the tank, and then get to the burning structure. No wonder the insurance company asks how far the building is from a fire hydrant and fire department. We can’t do much about the distance from the fire department, but why aren’t there fire hydrants spread across the communities? We have a group of farmers with equipment that could dig.

“Spoiler alert!! Christ wins! This was seen at Sparks Baptist Church, in Sparks, Nevada.

National Sisters Day is August 7. Give your sister(s) a hug. If they’re not there, just send them a kiss.

Happy birthday to Paul J. Logsdon! He celebrated his birthday last Tuesday, August 2.

“Come down from the fence and under the cross. It’s much safer. A lady saw this south of Nashville, but didn’t get the name of the church. She was trying to write down the whole saying before she forgot it. I know what she means.

Today, August 4, 1936, Jesse Owens won the second of four gold medals at the Summer Olympics in Berlin. He blew the Nazi Party and Hitler out of the water, as they say.

“Oh, now you want to talk to God?” This was seen on a sign for the United Methodist Church in Abilene, Kansas.

My nephew, Thad Willis, and his wife, Erin, and their two daughters, Adalynn and Bella, spent the last month vacationing in Colorado! They wanted to go there before the start of the school year. They spent a lot of time hiking and climbing in the mountains and around the waterfalls, and “running around” in a really nice big motorhome that had room for their motorbikes out road in the back chamber. Thad and his daughters brought their dirt bikes, so they spent a lot of time racing dirt bikes! Thad met a bunch of buddies there, and they raced around with their dirt bikes. The girls didn’t run with the tall ones, of course, because it can get difficult at times.

Thad’s nieces, Jade and Julie Fulkerson, were home for Thad and Erin and took care of the fur babies and kept the pool ready for use, as well as the heated tub and the super large streaming TV, as well as emptying the freezer and the refrigerator! I didn’t want all that food to go bad.

“Get rich quick! Count your blessings!” It was on a sign in the Assembly of God Church

in Nashville.

I have monarch caterpillars all over my milkweed plants, just nibbling.

Happy birthday to Thad and Erin Willis. Thad and Erin went to Sandals in Jamaica on August 4, 2007 and got married. It was 15 years ago.

“When Gabriel Toots, We Go Scoot!” This was seen on a United Baptist Church sign.

Several people have called or texted me about not seeing certain birds at their feeders this summer that are usually there. This early spring ice and sleet storm that killed thousands of bluebirds also killed many other birds. Many birds died from lack of water as everything was covered in ice. This is often the main reason why birds die during the winter. It’s not so much the lack of food, as there are lots of weeds with seeds they can eat, but it’s the water. The eye disease that caused red, crusty, runny eyes in eastern Kentucky finches has killed many birds. I’ve never seen one with eye disease in our area, so hopefully we missed it. Chickadees and other birds should bounce back in a few years. The Bluebirds will take much longer, I’m afraid. A Mississippi guy said he had 18 bluebirds and six phoebes huddled for warmth in several of his bluebird boxes, but all of them froze to death.

“Never get tired of doing what is right! — Rumsey United Methodist Church.

We threw a surprise birthday party for Brother Wally Renner last Sunday at the Poplar Grove Church! As we sat and ate the treats, he talked about his wife and family and his military experience. We had a great time talking and listening to him.

To be saved by the grace of Jesus, you must ask for his forgiveness and accept it in your heart. When you accept Him, everything changes. Saved by the grace of Jesus means you don’t deserve to be saved, none of us do! But He loves you, and because of that He will forgive you and wash away all your sins! That’s why someone wrote a song a long time ago called Amazing Grace! All sins are washed away and everything changes.

Come join us and we would love for you to become part of our family! You are invited to Poplar Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. It’s the white church on the hill next to the three crosses! Services begin at 9:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome ! You don’t have to dress up. We are all country people and would love for you to join us. By the way, if you want to talk to God in Kentucky, it’s a local call.

You can reach or text me at 270-875-5317 or [email protected] if you have news or birthdays or see any unusual or funny church signs! The news is delivered at 4 p.m. on Monday. The news desk people check the stories and send them to the Owensboro office. Then it is printed and sent to stores on Wednesday evening. If you send me something on Tuesday, it will go into next week’s edition.

And no, to those who ask me, I will no longer write Museum News! I’ve always worked late there, and they won’t let anyone work late now.

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