*****Bro. Carl Taylor was also at the Emmaus Gathering Monday night at the First United Methodist Church! He was Pastor of the Methodist Church when Susan Hill was just a kid! It was wonderful to see him again!
*****First day to file for City & School Board positions was January 30th with the last day being Friday, March 1st. Mayor position for 2 year term, 2 councilmembers for 2 year terms & one councilmember for a 1 years unexpired term are available at the City. Two positions are up for election at the Johnson City Independent School District.
*****Great fun at the First Baptist Church Chili Cookoff.....Wonderful Silent Auction Prizes and Live Auction Desserts! Lots of Chili Entries!
*****Grandma Jan Christensen is back from fun trip to daughter Casey Skelton’s in Dallas. She says Granddaughters are wonderful!
*****Twenty five awesome ladies helped 3 lovely ladies celebrate their January birthdays on Tuesday, January 22nd. Everyone met at the Hill Country Cupboard to join Pearl Hedlund, Gertrude Whittington, & Charlotte Matthews in the fun, food, cards, & fellowship!
*****Glory Girls met at the First Christian Church on Tuesday, January 22nd, with approximately 20 plus women in attendance. There was yummy potluck, visiting, & a lovely devotional by Pam.
*****Congratulations to Shelby Conlon, daughter of Michelle Conlon & David Conlon! Shelby’s Star of Texas Livestock Show and Rodeo art project. She competed Sunday. Shelby placed 18th and gets to sell at the Austin sale in March. We are so proud of how hard she has worked.
*****Lonestar Ladies met for their monthly get-together at El Agave, on Wednesday, January 23rd. As usual spirits were high, & the groups enjoyed the fun & fellowship.
*****Karl and Janice Hartmann went to Weatherford for their four year old Granddaughter Abbigale’s Birthday Princess Ball. Oh it was beautiful. Abbey was dressed as Snow White. The other little girls were dressed as other princesses. The ball was held at their dancing school and their teacher had them do ballet for the other guests. Abbigale was sooooo graceful, and her baby brother Caden spent his time standing at the mirror wall laughing at himself. And can Janice just say “I was soooo proud of Opa Karl for sitting there so long, and only looking at his watch 2-3 times.”
*****Johnson City Library is hosting a “Brown Bag” event on Friday, Feb. 1st starting at 3:45 pm. to help you with your e-reader device. Curt Knutson will be here to help you learn how to download e-books to your device. This event is open to all ages, so bring your e-reader device and join the fun.
*****Remember Your Johnson City. Eagles Special Olympic Bowlers bowl on Friday. That’s the way they roll At Showplace Lanes and Dart Bowl!
*****You might be a Johnson City native if you can remember when Hoppe’s Dairy delivered milk to your front porch!
*****Happy Birthday wishes to: February 1st – Kelly Laughton & Flora Cox; February 2nd – Tammy Crawford; February 3rd – Jason Freer & Cynthia Keene; February 4th – Tricia Corley, Tony Penick, Joy Feuge, Brooke Hobbs, Erin Beard & Shirley Lawson; February 5th – Laura Whipple, Bill Swiss & Charlotte Roemer; February 6th – Cami Butler, Eric Mills, Jose Cuevas & Sid Spiller; and on February 7th – George Danz, Carl Bohl, Bailey Mills, Hennrietta Smith & J. W. Smith III.
*****Anniversary congratulations to Allen & Chris McKean on February 3rd; to John & Norma Kinchen and Gene & Jan Bingham on February 5th; and to Tom & Marilyn Walston on February 7th.
*****Tip for the week: When you leave a message on someone’s answering machine, give your name & phone number at the beginning of the message so the entire message doesn’t need to be replayed to get the number. This ensures your name & number are recorded if the machine cuts you off.
*****I’ll see you again when there’s more news! Speaking of news, if you have some, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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