Out and About – Week of March 21st

The Pregnancy Helpline Center is an agency you don’t hear much about, but they are there for those in dire need of help. Like many agencies, they survive on donations and fundraisers. They would like everyone to know about their Spring Benefit, which promises to be a gala event. This fundraiser will be held Tuesday, May 3 at Verse by Verse Church, 300 Enterprise Drive, Three Rivers. The event includes a full buffet meal catered by The Landing of South Bend. The Keynote speaker is Kathy Barnette. Kathy’s story is a testimony of God’s desire that no matter our circumstances, God desires us to have a full abundant life in Him.

They are in need of Table Hosts. All you need to do is invite five other people to fill your table, there is no cost. You may sign up as a Host on the online registration page. The page is located at: www.PregnancyHelpline.org/benefit. Doors will open at 5:45PM and the program will begin at 6:30PM.

The Pregnancy Helpline Center has a list of their 2022 goals:

Ultrasound machine replacement.
Expanding the reach of their online parenting lessons.
Creating a space for the “Dad The Man” program.
Expanding the Mobile Medical Unit’s number of days in the community.
Fill various staffing vacancies.
With everyone’s help, these goals can be reached. For more information, you may phone the Center at (269)278-2211, or visit them at www.PregnancyHelpline.org.

Here in St. Joseph county, it is doubtful we’ll ever experience a hurricane. We can, however, experience some extreme weather conditions, no matter what season we are in. Here are some items we should have on-hand, in case of a weather emergency.

At least one gallon of water per person, per day. Don’t forget water for your pet.
Nonperishable food that doesn’t require cooking. A hand-operated can opener would be nice.
Flashlights, batteries, candles and matches.
A corded phone. Believe it or not, a cordless phone won’t work during a power outage.
First-aid kit, plus needed medical supplies.
Moist wipes, hand sanitizer and garbage bags.
Extra blankets and a wind-up or battery-powered alarm clock.
A special “Thank You” to Midwest Energy and Communications for these helpful hints.

The Oscars will soon be awarded to those actors, producers, directors and other significant people who are responsible for making the movies we all enjoy. You might wonder where the Oscar got its name. Here’s an answer: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been honoring its best with the familiar golden statuette since 1927. In its first few years, the award had no official name. A librarian for the academy, Margaret Herrick, happened to comment to a reporter that the trophy reminded her of her uncle Oscar Pierce, of Texas. The reporter seized upon this rather mundane comment in his story and it caught on with the public.

“If you think she likes your bristles, walk bare-footed through some thistles.” ~ BURMA SHAVE

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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