The cat adventures continue at the Hagaman abode. Last Monday night I kept hearing a kitten crying. I assumed it was in the bushes in front of the house.

I got up in the middle of the night, got dressed, and with flashlight in hand, went outside to investigate. I could not find the source of the crying. The next night, I heard the kitten again, but I could tell the sound was coming from the basement. After investigating, I found a 2-week-old male kitten lying on the concrete floor. There were no other kittens around, and there was no sign of the mother cat. The kitten evidently was born in the crawl space, then moved by his mother into the basement rafters, where it fell to the floor. Why it was not dead after such a fall, I do not know.

I bottle fed it for a day, then decided to try to reunite it with its mother. I was unsure if she would take it back, but I placed the crying kitten on the back porch. Literally about two seconds later the mother zoomed up the steps, grabbed the kitten in her mouth and ran back into the crawl space with him. Problem solved? Not quite. He fell to the floor again and was put back onto the top shelf in the basement where I discovered the mother had unwisely placed him and his siblings.

Later, I heard a kitten again, and assumed it was the same little rocket scientist. No, it was a different male kitten. It was placed back on the shelf as well. I saw a third kitten, a little white one that I assume was a female because she was smart enough not to fall off the edge. The kittens have thankfully been moved further away by their mother now, so maybe they will be alright until they are big enough to come out from under the house. Reminder: we have had 24 of 25 feral cats fixed at our house, including the mother of these kittens. I have hope of someday having all the cats around my house fixed, but with the new kittens, it will be a while.

Country Store has new items

Be sure to stop by the Country Store and check out the new plants and vintage items. If you need a great cotton dish cloth or scrubbie, the store can help you out with those as well. There are too many things to mention at the store, so come by and look around. The Country Store is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is a non-profit organization.

Celebrate Pentecost

Beulah United Church of Christ will celebrate Pentecost Sunday during their 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday . The Strengthen the Church Special UCC Mission offering will also be presented. A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in the fellowship hall from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday . Hot dogs and Krispy Kreme doughnuts will be available for all donors. Beulah UCC is located at 2828 Arnold Road.

Music makes church better

Pickin’ and Grinnin’ at Center UMC will be held at 7 p.m. May 31 in the Christian fellowship center. A hot dog supper will be available beginning at 6 p.m. This month the offering will be given to the backpack program for Welcome School. The community is invited to attend.

The LeFevre Quartet will be in concert at First Baptist Church, Welcome, at 6 p.m. Sunday . The LeFevre Quartet is a well-known group that has award-winning music and have sung for presidents and dignitaries all over the world. The LeFevre Quartet strives to reach others with a message of hope, grace, and salvation through Jesus Christ. First Baptist Church is located at 404 Welcome-Arcadia Road.

Pilgrim Reformed will have The Beulah Land Quartet as guest musicians during the 10:30 a.m. worship service June 3. Also on that date, the Pilgrim folks are inviting everyone to the fellowship hall for a "Get the Scoop" ice cream social. Five dollars gets you a spoon and bowl. Then you can visit each homemade freezer and get all the scoops of ice cream you can eat. There will be various flavors, and when you finish eating, you may vote on your favorite. All proceeds go to The Outreach Committee for Community Projects. This was done last year and was a huge success.

To report news of Welcome, call Marilyn Hagaman, call (336) 731-7877 or at ericakn1@yahoo.com.