Rock Cave CEOS holds June meeting

The Rock Cave CEOS met June 4 at the Banks District Civic Center with 12 members in attendance. Mitch Griffin gave the blessing before refreshments were enjoyed by all. Ted Turner won the door prize. Susie Bender read the devotion, “Take a Mini Vacation,” and Carol Haymond read the devotion, “Only What I Need,” which was followed by the flag salute.

Carol Haymond read May minutes which were accepted as read. There was no treasurer’s report. The balance is the same as it was in May.

Correspondence: A Christmas card from Christie Depoy and a “thank you” card from the Bryant Family were received.

Old business: Susie Bender, Glen Hawkins, Dora Neely and Dottie and Gail Bosley helped to clean up Fidler’s Mill. Our Strawberry basket was bought by Mark Riggs and made $137.50. Learn ‘n Return for June was canceled. Janet Depoy reported on the Weston area meeting which was attended by Janet, Susie Bender, Jean Linger and Connie Simmons. It was very nice.

New Business: JoAnn Hawkins reported on plans for the Civil War Memorial Highway dedication June 8 and the Dale Hawkins Civil War dinner at the Arlington Community Building with proceeds benefiting Fidler’s Mill. A chicken barbecue was scheduled for June 22 at the fire department. The Banks District Fire Department and Friends and Fidler’s Mill are sponsoring the event; freewill donations were be accepted.

The CEOS discussed having a food concession stand at the Upshur County Fair, July 19-21. The motion was made by Susie Bender, seconded by JoAnn Hawkins and carried with one abstention.

The social will be held at Arlington Community Building on June 14. Breakfast is at the Y Diner on June 11.

Mary Ann Griffin gave the lesson, “Welcome to Vietnam” which is where our international student is from.

The motion to adjourn was made by Ted Turner, seconded by Marriane and Carol. Adjournment took place at 8:25 followed by our plant and white elephant sale which made $95.

Things to be thankful for:

Be thankful for the clothes that fit a little too snugly, because it means you have enough to eat.

Be thankful for the mess you clean up after a party, because it means you have been surrounded by friends.

Be thankful for the taxes you pay, because it means that you’re employed.

Be thankful that your lawn needs mowing and your windows need fixing, because it means you have a home.

Be thankful for your heating bill, because it means you are warm.

Be thankful for the laundry, because it means you have clothes to wear.

Be thankful for the space at the far end of the parking lot, because it means you can walk.

Be thankful for the person who sings off-key in church, because it means you can hear.

Be thankful for people who complain about the government, because it means we have freedom of speech.

Be thankful for the alarm that goes off in the morning, because it means you are alive.