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Hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather we’ve been having. I have enjoyed having my windows open in the morning and letting the cool breezes blow through the house. It’s usually hot enough by the late afternoon to run the air conditioner a while.
I will be mowing the yard this week for sure, thanks to the good rains we have had. Everything has greened back up and my flowers have decided to bloom a little bit more.
I need to get busy out in the yard and transplant some of my peonies that need a little more sun and divide my iris. I have several different colors of iris that have spread together and need to be divided but I always forget to mark them when they are blooming so I will just have to guess where one color of iris stops and another color begins.
Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Janet Burns and the rest of the family of Tim Burns who passed away last week.
We went to Forsyth Saturday to watch the volleyball team play. Although they had a rough day they played well and we enjoyed watching the games. They will have another game at Bradleyville Thursday night, Sept. 16. Come out and support the teams. The Jr. High basketball teams will play at Thornfield on Thursday night, Sept. 16 also. That will be one of those nights where we have to split up and go in different directions.
While we were in Forsyth, David and I went to the grocery store in between ballgames to get supplies for a cookout the next day and we ran into Alyssa Lumley and Sue Deroo and many little guys who were holding a bake sale to raise money for a football program at Forsyth. Sue and her husband, Scott, are parents to four boys so I’m sure they will be involved in sports and bake sales for years to come. I bought a pan of brownies that were delicious. I can’t make brownies that are edible so it is a treat to get to buy some that are good. Sue was Julie’s teacher in the 4th grade here at Bradleyville and Alyssa was a grade or two ahead of David in school. It was good to get to visit a few minutes with them.
A crowd gathered at Brushy Creek by Hercules Church last Sunday afternoon to witness the baptism of several people who took this important step of faith and obedience. Pastor Jeff read some scripture, then a verse of “Shall We Gather at the River” was sung by those in attendance. Corby Lux, who is a deacon of New Mansion Church, helped Pastor Jeff when it was time for his mother, Lois, to be baptized. It was also Lois’ birthday Sunday. Kambria Todd will have a sweet memory of her grandpa, Rev. Bill Comer, who waded out into the water to help Pastor Jeff when it was Kambria’s turn to be baptized.
Teresa Rayburn and her son, Cory Franz, will also have a wonderful memory of being baptized on the same day. Angela Marsh was baptized by her uncle, Pastor Jeff Marsh, who also baptized Koleder Ross. Braden Potter was baptized by Rev. Jeff Marsh Jr.
I heard later that Trinity Hunsaker, daughter of Ron and Sheila Hunsaker, who attend church in Ava at Life Church, was also baptized Sunday. Congratulations to all who were baptized.
Birthdays for the coming week include: Sept. 16: Betty Hoskins, Novella Knight, Joe Sartin, Melanie Whittaker; Sept. 17: Beth Wade; Sept. 19: Derek Blair, Larry Ross; Sept. 20: Brooke Burkhart, Lorrinda Coulter.
Anniversaries for the coming week include: Sept. 17: John & Echo Combs, Noel & Cletis Shortt; Sept. 18: Darrin & Myka Hurst; Sept. 22: Jim & Glenda Day.