Dee's News May-June 2011
|Hello Spring! What Took You So Long?||It's a Girl!|
|Meet Stephen Schmidt||What are POAs, Wills, and Living Wills?|
|Mose and Harvey Earn Promotions||Follow-Up: Monroe Receives His GED!|
|They're Engaged!||Elizabeth Miller Survives Serious Car Accident|
|Dee's News May 2011 Volume 2 Issue 3|
|It's A Girl!|
Perry and Maryann Keim welcomed their new daughter, Angela Rose, to their family! She was born on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. She weighed 9 Lbs. 8 oz. and was 21 inches long. My husband and I had the opportunity to visit with the new family and little Angela is a happy and sweet baby!
Congratulations, Perry and Maryann!
|Meet Stephen Schmidt|
Stephen Schmidt is well-known to his appreciative audiences so it is wonderful to get to know him through Dee’s News.
Stephen reports that he and his wife, Rosetta, have “been signing for the last 20+ years.” They, along with the other members of their singing group, Conley-Schmidt & First Love, are in the process of recording their ninth album. They hope to have a national release to Bluegrass, as well as Southern Gospel venues some time this spring. “We are in the process of recording in North Carolina at the Easter Bros. Studio.”
Members of the group are Nelson Miller, Sharon Conley, Orie Conley, Stephen Schmidt, Rosetta Schmidt.
Event Schedule for Conley-Schmidt & First Love:
|What Are POAs, Wills, and Living Wills?|
Gathering legal documents seems very hard to do, but these legal papers are important to our lives. We often don’t know which documents we need or what they even mean. This article will give a brief and simple description of three important documents most single people need; even young people. If you’re married, you will also need these legal papers, but some of the directions for using them are a little different. Check with legal advice before you sign anything. Here is a quick description of three legal documents most single adults should have.
1. Will (sometimes called a last will and testament). This document tells people who you want to have your money, property (like furniture, land, car, etc.) after your death. For married couples with children, this document is very important because you will also let people know who will legally raise your children and provide money, home, etc. for them in case you and your spouse die.
2. Living Will This document is used to tell the doctors, nurses and medical community how you would like them to handle your life if you are so injured or so sick there is no reasonable chance you will survive. You sign this to let them know if you do not want medical procedures used to keep you alive, or if you do want medical procedures used to keep you alive.
3. Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare This document tells the doc-tors, nurses and medical community who you would like to make medical decisions for you if you are not able to make the decisions for yourself. (For example: if you are in a coma and can’t speak for yourself.) You may choose one or more persons who know how you feel about what kinds of medical procedures you would like to have used on you. It is important to choose someone who knows your values and how you would like to live.
For all of these documents it is important for you to talk to the people you choose to know about your legal decisions and documents. Tell them what you have signed, where the documents are located, and how you feel about each decision.
In the near future, (hoping to have it all ready to go in May 2011) we will be hosting a gathering at my house in Mansfield, Ohio, with an attorney present, who will be able to talk to us about what these documents are and how to get them.
Keep watching Dee’s News for more information about the date, time, and the name of the attorney who will be helping us learn more about legal documents. We plan to have a very casual evening (or day) with pizza and drinks included. I hope each of you will add this event to your schedule. Let’s gather and learn together how to handle these important issues!
|Mose and Harvey Earn Promotions|
Harvey Swartzentruber recently was given good news! Thanks to his hard work, he was promoted to Production Manager at his workplace. Harvey works at 64 Metals in St. Louisville, Ohio. He also took a leadership course at work. Congratulations, Harvey!
Mose Shetler was also given good news recently due to his hard work. Mose is employed at Timber Run Farm in Alexandria, Ohio. He was given a raise in pay and one week paid vacation. Mose is currently attending GED classes at Knox County Career Center in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Congratulations, Mose!
|Follow-Up: Monroe Receives His GED!|
In January’s issue of Dee’s News, we reported that Monroe had taken his test for his GED, but because of complications, he had not yet received his GED. Now he has! Here is a photo showing him with the official GED. Congratulations, Monroe!
Congratulations to Mose Slabaugh and Katrina Zgela! Mose proposed and Katrina said yes to marriage! They will be married in July 2011. Praying for many blessings for this special couple.
|Elizabeth Miller Survives Serious Car Accident|
In the January issue of Dee’s News, we reported that Elizabeth Miller had gotten her driver’s license, earned her GED, and found a car. How quickly life can change.
In this issue we are sad to report that Elizabeth was involved in an early morning car accident on her way home from work, February 21st. Her car began to slide on an icy patch and Elizabeth lost con-trol. Her car hit a large tree broadside. As a result, she suffered serious injuries. She was taken to a local hospital and then sent, via ambulance, to Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. She was in the ICU unit for several days before being re-leased to Physical Therapy at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus. At that time, contact with her was lost due to her Amish parents’ desire to remove her to Michigan. Not very much is known about her current con-dition except through a source who lives in the Michigan com-munity. (Elizabeth had left her Amish home in 2010 and conse-quently, her parents were not pleased with the visits she received from her English friends, so limits were placed on visita-tion and information after her hospitalization and release.) That she survived her serious brain injury is a miracle in itself. We thank God for His protection!
She is continuing in therapy, and reports are she is now walking and talking. Please continue to pray for Elizabeth.