News from the Hickory Corner Community of Chester County

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with Dot Patterson

Greetings from Hickory Corner.
We are blessed to live in a small town. Pray for our leaders, first responders, healthcare workers, all who are making a difference in our country and all who are working hard to keep Chester County safe. We must follow the rules and be careful. Stay at home if you can and wear a mask if you have to go out. Do your best to stay safe.
Saturday was a beautiful day. My niece Dianne and her husband Lynn stopped by for awhile. We sat outside and distanced ourselves from each other but still enjoyed a short visit. They brought me three important items: disinfectant spray, paper towels and a mask. Seems crazy to be excited for those items, but that is our new normal.
I have not been out in the public for over a month. I did get bored last week and went for a short drive. While riding around, I saw several signs in yards that read, “Psalms 91.” Open your Bible and read this passage. Let God be your refuge. With God’s help we will get through this together.
Sunday was filled with many storms and tornadoes around our country. We sure got a lot of rain. My sister Louise, who lives in Meansville, Ga., said that she was up all night Sunday as the storm hit five miles from her. She said a house was lifted up from its foundation and dropped into the middle of the road. Pray for all those affected by the storms.
Bonice Martin and sister Erma Lee Morris said that they each stay busy working on a puzzle. That is a great idea since you can not get out and visit. I have a 500 piece cat puzzle, so maybe I will pull that out and work on it. I having been reading quite a bit.
Ladelle and Ronnie Clark are hanging in there. Ladelle has been wearing a wrist brace for five weeks. She starts therapy this week and hopefully will completely recover soon.
Sarah Holmes reports her nephew Bobby Pierce, son of her sister Janice, was killed in an auto accident on April 6 in Newport, Ark. Due to travel restrictions, Sarah was unable to visit her sister. Please remember this family in prayer.
Hearts to Kim Clayton Hearn and Debbie Hearn for the Easter meal. My doorbell rang, and it was Kim with some delicious food including dessert! It blessed my heart and just made my day. All of it was delicious, and I had enough to have leftovers the next day. Thank you for thinking of me. Remember the smallest act of kindness shows, “I care, you matter and I thought of you.” – (unknown)
Remember in prayer those on our prayer list: Arlan Porter, Walt and Ann Bennett, Richy Butler, Ronnie and Ladelle Clark, Mildred Smith, Mary Alice and Martha Autry, Ann Morrison, Bonice Martin, Peggy Whitman, Jim Ruth, W.T Roland, Peggy Lard, William Maness, Buck Burkhead, and all the caregivers. Pray for each other (James 5:16) and pray for the United States and other countries who are fighting this virus.
Please call me at 989-3315 with any tidbits you would like to share. Now is a good time to stay in touch with our community through this column. I would love to hear from you!
Stay safe this week!

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