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Hope everyone is adjusting to the time change. There continues to be talk about making a permanent change, but there is no consensus on how to do it. So, 2024 we will continue to “spring forward” and “fall back.”
Don’t forget the Richville Volunteer Fire Department will have Bingo on Saturday, November 18, at 6:30 p.m. Make plans to attend!
Schools, banks, post offices, and government offices are closed today, Friday, November 10, in observance of Veterans Day, which is tomorrow, November 11. It was originally known as Armistice Day, which marked the anniversary of the end of World War I, which formally ended at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918.
President Woodrow Wilson issued a message to the nation on November 11, 1919, in commemoration of the end of the war. In 1926, congress adopted a resolution calling for the observance of November 11 with annual proclamations. Then in May 1938, a Congressional Act made November 11 a legal holiday to be known as Armistice Day.
In 1954, with the urging of major veteran organizations, it was renamed Veterans Day which honors all military veterans (if they were not dishonorably discharged). It is different than Memorial Day which only honors those who have died while in military service.
In 1971, the Uniform Monday Holiday Act changed the observance to the fourth Monday of October. Then, in 1978, it was moved back to its original celebration on November 11. If the eleventh falls on Saturday, as it does this year, it is observed on Friday. If the eleventh is on Sunday, it will be observed on Monday.
The Richville Neighborhood Watch met last week with a good attendance. It was decided to not hold a meeting in December so the next meeting will be January 4. One of the things that was discussed was starting the Richville Crafters again beginning in January.
In preparation for that anyone that has craft materials they would like to donate can bring them to the fire department. If you contact me, I can arrange for you to drop them off or have someone pick them up. Also, they are looking for Christmas decorations to utilize in crafts, so as you get your Christmas decorations out, they will take any that you no longer want.
This week the thanksgiving or being thankful Bible verse is Psalm 69:30, which reads, “I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.”
Again, this week, we need to show our gratitude to God for what He has done for us. While it’s good to sing about God, I’m not sure these verses mean the only way to praise God is with song. Magnify or glorify Him means worshiping God, bringing Him into focus or closer to us regardless of our circumstances. Gratitude glorifies God because givers are more glorious than receivers.
Continue to pray for Israel and all those affected by this conflict. Pray for those in our community that are experiencing sickness. We need to remember the shut-ins and their families, as well. So please pray for their healing in God’s will. God knows their names and needs. Until next week, take care and be joyful!