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Union Square Neighbor of the Month: Robin Schmidt
Union Square Neighborhood Watch’s crew knows how to put joy back into one’s life. If you are a resident of Union Square you need to come out and get some of this joy while receiving a good source of information in the communities and county.
Sheriff Howell does the sharing very well in his sheriff’s report. He gave us some great information which concerns everyone, as well as Probate Judge Richard Dean, who spoke on legal matters that are very important to be looked after before it’s too late.
County Commissioner Ronnie Joiner is still encouraging people that it is necessary to vote for having an ambulance service in Rockford. He also pledged a large donation for the food drop service to operate in Rockford.
We are grateful for our leaders who work beyond their duties. I must say that Union Square’s Neighborhood Watch crew leaders; president Steve Baker, treasurer Sue Rogers and secretary Robin Schmidt; are doing a fantastic job. Our vice president, Sherry Shaw, is quiet but doing a great job in the dark.
Robin Schmidt is the neighbor of the month for February, and she deserves it. She is a February baby and plus a groundhog baby. We love you, Robin! Johnny loves the ground you walk on (smile).
I am trying to keep my joy; so I smile. I attended Mrs. Jo Scarbrough’s home-going before I went to the meeting (a little sad). As I said earlier, the Union Square crew gives me joy and makes me smile, and Robin is one of them. She keeps a smile on her face, and the world smiles back.
Mrs. Jo’s service was really special. Pastor Paul Shaw did the honor and did a great job, speaking from Isaiah 25:1-9 and I Corinthians 15:51-58 and the sweet life of Mrs. Jo. Pastor Shaw spoke on the praise and worship that we owe God, despite death and losing a loved one, especially when we know they were saved, and even otherwise.
We praise God because He is in control and knows all things. We need to know that we must praise God through it all. It was a wonderful and truthful message.
Mrs. Jo’s deacon, John Harris, did it all. He told her life story exactly like it was. Mrs. Jo was straight up, real, and not a phony.
Yes, she was set in her way, but a kind person. For me she was my other mother. She fussed at me when she thought she needed to (just like my mom).
No, we didn’t always agree on everything, but we agreed to disagree and be ourselves. I learned a lot from listening to her. She was a book worm and could finish a book within hours.
I loved that lady. She made me a stronger person living here in Rockford and understanding the different lifestyles of people. It helped me to know myself better.
I thank Mrs. Laura Harris for all she has done and is still doing. She controlled the service very well and orderly like Mrs. Jo would have.
A moment of Black History: I honor my dear brother-in-law Matthew “Buddy” Patterson, who passed away last year. Buddy was the Johnson’s family favorite in-law. He meant a lot to my mother. She loved him like her son, and he loved her like his mother. I am running out of time. This week of Black History Month we honor Mr. Matthew Patterson of Rockford, Union Square, Alabama.
Happy birthday to all February babies, Robert Shaw and Earl Johnson III.
We pray for this country.
“Don’t wait until you die to enjoy the benefits and blessings of your salvation.”
“Forgive and ye shall be forgiven.” – Luke 6:37
Call Ruby at 256-377-1098 to spread your good news.