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Through the eyes of an artist

Tomlinson finds potential art in everything from words to sticks

INDEPENDENCE — Robert Tomlinson’s art studio in Independence is stacked with spray-painted branches, twigs, gold-painted sunglasses, dominos and dice.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

See you Thursday for soup and pie at the Monmouth Senior Center, 180 S. Warren St. Doors open at 11 a.m.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

I’m always wishing for the lion to arrive and be long gone by the end of the month, so we can welcome April with the scampering, happy lambs.

PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

Alvin Jones, a former neighbor and father of Pam Burbank, died at his home in Prineville on Feb. 23. His service will be at Prineville Community Church on Saturday at 1 p.m. He will be missed.

PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

Week of sharing and visiting

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Those extra minutes of brightness at the beginning and end of the day help us to realize that springtime will be here almost before we know it.

MILITARY

*Deptula

PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

A Pedee Women’s Club will offer classes at the clubhouse for the community as well as others one day a month and will start on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m., with a very beginning quilting class.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

MI Town is decked out in shades of red to celebrate a bright and cheerful day in the midst of the dark wintry season.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Whatever the case may be, we’ve sure had a wonderful break in the usual winter doldrums and many opportunities to think about the days to come.

PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

Betty Forry celebrated turning 102 on Jan. 19 — Martin Luther King Day.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

The calendar shows that we’re closing in on the end of January, but the blue skies and moderate temperatures — at press time at least — are more in line with March or April.

PEDEE NEWS: Arlene Kovash

Longtime community member Sam Guida passed away on Thursday morning.

MI TOWN: Patty Taylor Dutcher

Flu season is upon us. Be sure your family is immunized and protected.

BIRTHS

*Hampton*Cogswell*Bunnell*Olivares Cortes*Hickman

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