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Meshali Stigall of Ava and Ross Jackson of Springfield were recently united in marriage at the Assembly of God Church in Norwood. Meshali is the daughter of Gary and Lisa Stigall of Ava, formerly from Norwood, and granddaughter of Dollie Stigall and the late George Stigall of Norwood, and Ronnie and Willie Forrest of Mountain Grove. We wish the couple many years of happiness.
Mrs. Lisa Stigall is teaching at the Plainview School south of Ava. Shane Gray also teaches there. He is the son of David and Barbara Gray. Both teachers are Norwood graduates.
The Farmers Day last Saturday was a big success. Fine parade for children and grown ups. There were many participants. A very large crowd attended and there were many booths, ponies for the children to ride, gifts given to names drawn, beautiful music and singing. It was great to see all these folks. The weather was perfect.
Jeremy and Crystal (Potter) Emery of Mountain Grove are the proud parents of a new baby girl who is named Natalie Dawn. She was born Sept. 9. Two brothers and one sister welcomed her home.
She is a granddaughter of Don and Portia Potter and great-grandmother Violet Hinote and the late James Hinote, all of them from the Norwood area. We’re glad Violet is doing good, healthwise, lately. She says she’s as fit as a fiddle that is out of tune. Ha!
Ronnie Atchison came home from the hospital Monday of this week. He still has a long way to go. He hated to miss Farmers Day. He had never missed before and always helped to make it a good day. I don’t want to forget to thank everyone who worked to do just that Saturday. It takes hard work and I, for one, appreciate them.
Sorry about Jimmie Marler falling from a ladder Tuesday when putting up a sign. He received a broken arm, a finger, sprained ankle and bruises. Guess he’d better stick with teaching which he did for many years, and still teaches classes for a college in Springfield.
I’ve been pretty slow this week, of course that’s old hat, but one of my knees wants to act up and I have trouble walking.
Leo and I attended the talent show at Norwood School Friday night. Our great-granddaughters, Marla and Cassie Chadwell, sang. They had a big group who displayed some of their talent. The proceeds went to the music department. Mrs. Lisa Jones was the sponsor.
Norwood Junior High basketball team played Niangua this week and beat them several points.
Katie Roberts is having a sale today to get rid of things she doesn’t use. She had planned to move to Mountain Grove but changed her mind.
I talked to my cousin Beverly Van Ness of Rogersville this week as she didn’t show up at our reunion. She said too much was happening at the time. They always attend. She said they were getting ready to go on a trail ride which they do every year. She doesn’t ride much any more but her husband does. She just relaxes as some prepare the meals for the group.
When I grew up we always got our water from a spring. I never dreamed of paying such a big water bill. We finally complained and they responded and said we had a water leak, but we haven’t located it yet. People don’t drink from springs anymore. They’re afraid of pollution.