Firth Community News

By Peg Reutzel (402) 791-3034 - April 19, 2018

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Is this the middle of March or April? I forgot when I went outside. What a strange year! It sure doesn’t feel like global warming to me. This might be the first year I have not turned my furnace off yet. This snowstorm has to be the last one. Doesn’t it?


Our church service was about the Ten Commandments this week. Our pastor said most people believe they still apply in today’s world, but most couldn’t even name three of them. That’s your challenge for the week. See if you can, without peeking.


Let’s wish this group a happy birthday this week: Anna DeBoer (22nd); Sally Jennings (24th); and Avery Morrison (26th). Happy anniversary to: Dan and Brenda Rice (22nd); and Allen and Marge Klein (26th).


Senior Diners will meet on Monday, the 23rd, at 10 a.m. for games, cards and fun fellowship. The scheduled meal at 11:30 will be beef taco, flour tortilla, lettuce and tomato, cheese, salsa and sour cream, cooked beets and fruit mix. The suggested donation for the meal is $4 if you are age 60 or over. The planned program is crafting with Sharon Schweitzer, Marketing Director, Lancaster Rehabilitation Center, “Phytochemicals and Cancer,” a nutritional handout from Denise Boyd, RD, Aging Partners, will be given out.


The splash pad in the main park will be opening on Memorial Day weekend (providing we are not still getting snow).


If you are into attracting orioles to your yard, you need to put out your feeders no later than April 25. Feeders will have a place for orange halves, grape jelly or oriole nectar. Last year, I had six to eight orioles trying to eat from the feeder. That is in the spring and the number dwindled when summer was in full force. They are such beautiful birds to watch.


Are you worried about a tax audit? It is that time of year. Avoid what they call a red flag. The IRS always looks for them. For example, say you have some money left in your bank account after paying taxes. That’s a red flag. (Jay Leno).







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