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Just when we thought the August heat was over, we have had more 90 degree temperatures! Saturday was hot for the Hootin An Hollarin parade for sure and some of the band members got too hot for a while and had to be treated.
Best wishes to Denise King-Hambelton who is facing some procedures at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, for her heart problem, which is life threatening. Our prayers are with all the sick folks. Among those are Anna Larson, who appreciates those who keep her in their prayers each day.
Leona Ayers celebrated her 80th birthday on Sept. 14 with her four children who came to visit. They were Dennis Moeller from Dallas, TX., Kenneth Moeller from Naperville, IL., Katherine Bohl from Mtn. Home, AR. and Diana Tyropanis from Richardson, TX.
Congratulations to Kelly James who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education on Aug. 14 and is now employed in Howell County.
The family of Nellie Uchtman of Mtn, Home, who passed away Sept. 8, have our sympathy.
A correction about Loretta Davidson’s brother, Troy, who visited her was from Iowa instead of Illinois.
Doug Irwin from Gainesville preached Sunday at Lilly Ridge during the morning and evening services. An offering was taken Sunday at Lilly Ridge for mission work in honor of Ed Stevens who was a missionary when he died in the mission field.
A hayride, devotion time and chili supper will be on Saturday, Oct. 2, sponsored by the youth group leader at Lilly Ridge.
Roger and Caitlyn Satterfield visited his parents Friday and attended the fall festival with his folks.
Paralee Rea celebrated her Sept. 20 birthday after church Sunday as her relatives took her to Fred’s Fish House in Arkansas, they were Charley and Sue Newton, Kenny Reiss, from Springfield, Jake and Linda, Jason and Beth Denton, and daughter. When she got home she found gifts from her step-daughter, Chris Jackson and Amanda, from Gassville. Monday morning she had a phone call from Roe Deatherage as he was driving his truck to Coal Valley, IL. and he sang happy birthday to her.
She enjoyed Clark Ridge Fire House Fish Fry Saturday evening and singing at the Baptist church there.
Kristin Luebbert left Saturday evening, going back to Salina, Kansas to leave her granddaughter, Alexus, and see her son, Allen in Abilene, before flying back to Tillamook, Oregon on Monday morning out of Wichita airport. She spent 10 days here and we visited her brother, Lyndon Pitcock, a short time south of Springfield, along with her sister, Karen K. Davis, on Wednesday, at his job site, also a niece, at Rogersville, on our way back. We attended White River Electric Co-op meeting Saturday the 11th also, and her brothers at Forsyth.
Congratulations to Marv Looney as he received the honors of GHS Reunion and Hootin An Hollarin also. He is a very busy person, and deserves the awards.
A report in the Douglas County Herald told of Gainesville schools opening 75 years ago with an enrollment of 300 students.
A former Tecumseh resident, Onard Upton, was then superintendent in 1935, the year I started to high school and helped me with my studies. Madge Parker was in charge of the teacher-training courses, a new position.
More news next week!
Just a thought, “Patience is a tree whose root is bitter, but its fruit is very sweet.”