Take care of that health

It was my understanding that freezing temperatures would kill germs. It seems like more and more people are getting ill with the flu and strep issues; even in these cold temperatures.

Jamie and I both got our flu shots and I’m hoping they will help us through this winter.

It sounds like one strain of the flu is pretty horrendous and I’m so glad it hasn’t reached us (knock on wood).

One day my stomach was acting up so I fixed chicken-noodle soup and opened a can of ginger ale and ingested both. After a short while everything was fine.

I just hope everybody gets through this season with no more serious ailments. My brother, Ron, as of this writing, is back at Heartland where mom is.

Also, long-time friend Phyllis Mong is a resident there now and loves it. She’s a joy to be around.

With this said, everyone stay healthy and take care of yourselves. It is not fun to be sick.

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Happy birthday:

Feb. 7 to Jessica Garber Cannady, Brianna Lore, Sharon Yohey Siders, Kelly Byram and Steve Holden.

Feb. 8 to Ray Prasuhn, Deana Bowers, Tom Hathaway, Brianna Lore, Chad Easterling, Shad Sebring, Marilyn Erwin, Greg Kimmel, Norma Gard, Nathan Eagle, Shawna Kammer Stachler, Teri Small, Reece Everman, Chuck Gasper, Chuck Langenkamp and Charles Stump.

Feb. 9 to Christian Price, Shelley Soward, Laura Armstrong, Randy Byrd, Randy Swisher, Sidney Staver, Bill Brown, John Tabler, Kylie Hathaway, Tim Summers, Mick Boltin and Richard Grow.

Feb. 10 to Holly McGhee, Jane Billenstein, Becky Garrett-Ross, Shawn Hall, Elvin Fourman, Pauline Cox, Butch Widener and Tom Hans.

Feb. 11 to Julie Warner-Price, Rebecca Riffell, Kris Riffell and Angie Clouse Westfall.

Feb. 12 to Dan Norton, Denise Gray Byrum, Laura Ahrens, Soni Smith, husband and wife Kevin and Terri Schlechty, Mary Whittington, Kellen Amspaugh, Steven Anthony and Bruce Rindler.

Feb. 13 to Ivalou Crossley (95), Ann Palmer, Nancy Camacho, Tim Rhoades, Art Fischer and Alyssa Henderson.

Feb. 14 to Michele Good, Sherry Benge, Paul Poeppelman, Chris Young and Butch Amspaugh.

Feb. 15 to Tina Shafer Brooks, Jennifer Sturgill, Quenton Riffell, Dick Shook and Michael Amspaugh.

Feb. 16 to Kent Stump, Sandy Ashby, Doug Riffle, Lori Smith Riegle, Jerry Duncan, Colleen Loxley, Chad Young, Loxley Gary Garrison and Jack Edwards.

Feb. 17 to Kim Knick, Mike Gessler, Karen Gessler, Beth DeLong, Paul “Jamie’ Gray, Bob Campbell, Joan Trittschuh, Connie Schuette, Diane Billenstein, Sarona Verneman, Donna Peters Arnett, Cindy Rismiller (60), Darrell Fox and Stacie Sharp.

Feb. 18 to Jodi Reichert, Sterling Gregory, Gary Reier, Steve Garman, Courtney Riegle, Tammy Leugers, Wayne Bowman and Chris Heitkamp.

Feb. 19 to Angie Minnich, Chris Thornhill, Marvin “Muzz” Pierron, Larry Singer (70), Danny Monnin, Shawn Peters, Jarvis Thwaits and Ted Whittaker.

Feb. 20 to Melissa Anderson, Terry Ungericht, Shanna Brewer-Hines, Tim Dickey, Charlene Sanders Hartzell, Dan Lenker, Bev Garrison, Larry Hall, Austin Edwards and Brooke Muhlenkamp.

Feb. 21 to Anson Norton, Gary Moody, Kim Garber-Bloom, Todd Walls, Joe Floyd, Jeremy Rammel, Maegan O’Connor, John Newbauer II, Randy Fourman and Jim Owens.

Happy belated birthday to Dr. Rob Klamar on Jan. 24; Betty Kremer (91) on Feb. 1; and Jackie Kramer on Feb. 2;

Happy anniversary to: Steve and Kathy Waymire on Feb. 7; Roger and Marlene Riffell and Charlene and Donn Thornhill, all on Feb. 8; Dave and Carrie Sharp and Ed and Shelba Kelly, all on Feb. 11; Angie and Dave Westfall on Feb. 13; Brad and Cindy Horsley, Dennis and Nina Barga and Elaine and Butch Amspaugh, all on Feb. 14; John and Ruth Peters on Feb. 18; Alan and Shirley Phillippi on Feb. 16; Larry and Julie Hall on Feb. 19; Terry and Marge Young and Gary and Denise Heitkamp, all on Feb. 20.

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Please pray for these people: Ron Moody, Tom Brumbaugh, Sherry Benge, Betty Cox, Vicky Henderson, Dick Shuttleworth, Kent Clark, Sharon Rismiller Fourman, Carol Schuh, Sherry Benge, Darcy Buckingham, Roger Tingley, Ron Kaffenberger, Brooke Ferguson, Crew Neaves, Jackson Stout, Katie Rehmert, Shannon Peters Hall, Alayna Marie Brantley, Sherri Gibbons Feitshans, Ann Westerling Bailey, Irma Parton Stewart, Jim Kammer, Ralph Beam, Lincoln Enis, Chuck Davis, Dawn Oldiges, Don Booker, Richard Yount, Tracy Pratt, Kara Pratt Harter, Brenda “Bill” Riffell, Shari Widener, Larry Francis, Jim Marker, Mike Grillot, Cliff McCoy, Gary Reier, Roger McEowen, Mason Osterloh, Marilyn Peterson, John “Jack” Henry and wife Marsha, Kyndal Wynk, Ron Kreitzer, Stacy Dorko, Charlotte Metzcar, Kevin Metzcar, Bill Duncan, Keith Starks, Scott Clark, Kohen Thwaits, Jerrod Pratt, Lowell Elsass, Linda Johnston,  Glenna Curry, Jack Riegle, Al Bliss, Layna Best, Phyllis and Tom Gibbons, Wanda and Joe Bailey, Shelly Hoffman, Don Shilt, David Magoto, Pappy Harshman, Bob Hiestand Jr., Tina Kiser Deaton, Kody Ketring, Bob and Sandy Finkbine, Lois Hittle, Kevin Hemmerich, Samantha Smith, Tim Heck and Ron Kramer as well as for all who are serving and defending our country, whether it be current soldiers, veterans or first responders.

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Jamie and I send our condolences to the families of Dale Marker, Martha Neal, Donna Kuhlman, Sonny Summers, John Bulcher, Lucy Hedger, Barry Alexander, Betty June Miller, Nadine Brooks, Barbara Ringley Nugent, Wayne Pittsenbarger, Mike Barnes and Norma Gilbert.

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Think about it: “I have so many unanswered questions! I still haven’t found out who let the dogs out or where the beef is…I still don’t know how to get to Sesame Street, and in this age of technology, why doesn’t Dora just use Google Maps? Why do all flavors of Fruit Loops taste exactly the same, or just how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? Why are eggs and light bulbs packaged in a flimsy containers, but batteries are secured in plastic that’s tough as nails?  You need scissors to cut into the packaging of scissors! I still don’t understand why there is Braille on drive up ATMs or why ‘abbreviated’ is such a long word. Why is there a ‘D’ in ‘fridge’ but not in ‘refrigerator’….Why is lemon juice made with artificial flavor yet dishwashing liquid is made with real lemons? And why do you have to ‘put your two cents in’…but it’s only a ‘penny for your thoughts’…where’s that extra penny going to anyway? — Unknown

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