LUTHER NEWS: Back and on the mend

The Luther News has been M.I.A. for the past several weeks due to my illness. Hopefully, I am on the mend and able to do what I am supposed to be doing. It has been a long haul since this whole pneumonia thing started, but things are beginning to look up. I do want to thank our good neighbors (who shall remain nameless, at their request) who saw to it that Paul was well fed, when I was too sick to cook. Without them, he might have starved. Thank you to all of you for your cards, flowers, prayers, and good wishes! Thank you also, to the nurses from Mercy Home Health Care who drove, sometimes great distances to take care of me and others who were homebound and ill!

Enough said about me! I have been asked by Pat Washburn to thank some folks who have helped her in recent weeks. Pat fell two weeks before Christmas, in her front yard, and broke her leg. Were it not for her granddaughters, Hope Larry, and Miranda McGruder, who were with her, she might have frozen to death. The girls had gone into the house ahead of Pat, and when she didn’t come in, they went out and found her. They called her friend, Elaine Rockwell, who was there in a flash and took charge. Pat also wants to thank Troy Stanton who came in daily and helped Pat with whatever she needed done.

Somewhere before or after this accident happened, Pat’s pump went out, and whoever she called to fix it wanted $3,200.00 for repairs. Needless to say, Pat doesn’t have that kind of money lying around, so was ready to go to the bank for a loan, when her neighbors, Larry and Todd Charles, came to her door and said “We heard you’ve got troubles.” Pat said, “I sure do.” Well, long story short Larry and Todd fixed the pump and Todd’s church in Reed City paid for the material. You can’t ask for better neighbors than that.

Luther Meals Program menu

The menu for the Luther site of the Lake County Meals Program for the week of Feb. 13, is as follows:

  • Feb. 13 - Baked ham, sweet potatoes, spinach, corn muffin
  • Feb. 14 - Open face beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, with gravy, carrots, fruit salad, Valentine treat
  • Feb. 15 - Barbecue chicken, roasted potatoes with peppers and onions, broccoli salad, apple crisp
  • Feb. 16 - Smoked sausage, macaroni & cheese, stewed tomatoes, cole slaw, fruited Jell-O
  • Feb. 17 - Bean and bacon soup, salad bar, crackers, plums