Good Afternoon,

      We are blessed again today with beautiful Spring like weather. It is mostly sunny and a slight breeze is blowing from the east. Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow.

I’m back from Florida and looking forward to Spring. Florida weather was cool and wet, but there also were some nice days. I enjoyed my stay but it is good to be back.

Farmers have been busy spreading manure. They are preparing to start plowing.

This past Saturday, Feb. 20th, there was a lot of activity in our area. The Air Works sale was at Mt Hope and the Tool Expo at the Buckeye Event center in Dalton and a Health Expo at the Sprunger Building in Kidron. There were vans running back and forth to give folks a chance to get to the different locations.

On March 3rd, 4th, & 5th, Thurs PM to Sat PM the Amish Country Home and Garden Show is to be held at the Buckeye Event Center in Dalton. If anyone is looking for something to do those days you may want to check it out. There are a lot of interesting things to look at.

Maple syrup time is here again. On the 2nd & 3rd weekend in March we are planning to have a maple syrup cookout at the Store. You may want to come and see how it is done.

I appreciate all of you that I have come to know as friends over the past years. here is a short poem I found in my desk drawer:

A little bit of sunshine
and the bud becomes a rose…
A little bit of kindness
and a friendship blooms and grows.

               Quote: “A friend is someone that says
good things about you with your knowledge.”Bless a friend today – Sovilla