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RichviewSeptember 16, 2015


Gerri Philipps 249-6281

Hope you and yours had a wonderful Labor Day with family and friends. The official end of summer weekend sure was a hot one. I was blessed to have a visit from my oldest nephew and his family from Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The Royal Neighbors 27th annual ‘Matching Funds’ event was a complete success this year. Even though the morning was a bit cool, we were able to meet our goal of $1,000.00, plus some. Another article will list the names of the prizewinners. Thanks to all who donated baked goods, your generosity is appreciated.

Happy Birthday wishes to Leroy Niederhofer and Happy Anniversary wishes to his son Josh and Misty Niederhofer, who were married on his birthday.

The United Methodist Church will continue to collect school supplies for AGS until the end of the month. If you would like to donate school supplies, you can either bring them to church on Sunday morning or drop them off on my porch.

The hummingbirds are still here, keep your feeders full as the ones from up north start making their way south will need the nourishment. I have a friend who loves to watch ‘her’ birds everyday from her dining room window.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 20, as the United Methodist Church of Ashley will be leading a REVIVAL in and for the community with Mission Projects to begin on Saturday at 8 am. Projects include roofing, sheetrock, general construction, plumbing, electrical, painting, siding and general cleaning. If there are enough volunteers, work may begin on Friday evening. Call Matt Henson at 830-6670 to sign up. The Community Revival will get underway with worship service at 8:30 on that Sunday, and then from 2:30 – 6:30 will be a Community Festival and Fun Day with plenty of food and fun for the entire family. Nightly Revival services will be at 6:30 September 20-23 with Reverend Matt Henson presiding.

Richview, and the surrounding community, lost a great man last week with the passing of Mr. Lester Pitchford, age 95. What a legacy he will be leaving his family for generations to come. Lester was a very successful businessman who professed to never have cheated anybody out of anything. However, if he were able to outsmart them, he would. I know I share the sentiments of this community in extending condolences to the family. A long ago tradition in the funeral business was called a ‘drive by’, where the funeral procession drove by the home place or place of business of the deceased. Well, Lester got his ‘drive by’ on the way to his final resting place. The motorcade drove past his home and circled the elevator as well as driving by many acres of Pitchford farmland, before making it back to the cemetery. So long Lester, you will be missed.

If you live in the Richview community and are in need of food, please give Pastor Dennis Gambill a call at 249-6014 or 322-9038 to get on the list for pick-up on Saturday, 26 September.

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