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Over the Backyard Fence in Sherman 12/13/12

December 19, 2012
By ELAINE G. COLE - COLUMNIST ( , Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

Sherman's Old Fashioned Christmas

Sherman's Old Fashioned Christmas potluck supper was held Sunday, Dec. 2 in the fire hall, which was filled almost to capacity with guests.

Sherman First Baptist Church Pastor Paul Sears welcomed everyone and announced Helen Marie Schutt Reynolds as Person of the Year, presenting her with a plaque for the many ways she has served the community.

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Helen Marie Schutt Reynolds was named Sherman Person of the Year recently.

She was born in the mid 1930's into a family that grew to include seven children. In the early 1950's, she was married and blessed with four sons and three daughters.

A very hard worker all of her life, Reynolds worked on the family farm and then on her own farm with her husband. There is a story she loves to tell about the calf that got away from her younger brother, and she had to chase it all the way to the Marks Corner Church.

Many remember when Reynolds would come to people's homes to do wall papering. One day she was asked, "What can I do to help you?" Her reply was, "Stay out of my way and make me some coffee."

Family and friends have always been very important to Reynolds, and often their needs were put before her own. Her mission at this time in her life is to serve the people in her community who have needs. It is known if anything is planned for "Food Saturday," she would be at the church, working at the ACAC food distribution. She is very dedicated to her mission.

Reynolds has been through many health issues in her life, and, very thankfully, she is feeling better.

A bountiful supper followed the dedication.

The service began with retired Pastor Bill Nicolson giving the invocation followed by group singing of Christmas hymns. Scripture was read by Pastor Danny Fowler of the Assembly of God Church. Pastor Sears and his wife sang "Happy Birthday Jesus."

Pastor of the Findley Lake United Methodist Church gave a devotional entitled "Black Friday and Good Friday." Using Scripture, he spoke about the difference between the two days. Black Friday occurs on Friday after Thanksgiving when many people go shopping to purchase reduced priced items. It brings out may people trying to get a bargain and sometimes there is great confusion. Good Friday was a joyous the day when Jesus rose from the dead having been resurrected after His death on the cross to pay the penalty for man's sin, providing the way of Salvation for all who believe on Him and accept by faith, His provision for all men.

The evening concluded with meaningful Christmas music from various local and nearby church choirs.

Keeping track of Sherman Central School's basketball records? The varsity and eighth grade girls' basketball teams are doing quite well. The junior varsity and seventh grade basketball teams are working hard and winning some games. Keep encouraging them as they play.

Happy birthday greetings

Dec. 13: Derrick Allen Martin, Allan Meeder, Edythe Neckers Smith, Chuck Stansbury

Dec. 14: Andrew Graham, Amy Meeder

Dec. 15: Khlioe Ayers

Dec. 16: Taylor Koelsnowski, Audry Sweatman

Dec. 17: Andrew Warner, Logan Wassink

Dec. 18: Brian Bates, Bob Caljoun, Jared Calhoun, Lance Griswold

Dec. 19: Lori Davis, Derick Hadlowski

Dec. 20: Bruce Berry, Marvin Burkholder, Logan Vanderhoof

Happy anniversary


Dec. 19: Rick and Kim Coon



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