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Last Week’s News – Sept. 18 was the fifty-second Applegate reunion. The first one was at Melvis and Berthie Applegate’s home on T highway. After a few years it was moved down at the Swan Creek Bridge. In 2001 it was moved to the Jenkins-Applegate Pavilion. In 2007 it moved to the Ozark Park in Ozark, MO. I didn’t get the count, but there was a big crowd. There was Applegates from Kansas, Colorado, Arkansas and Oklahoma. We lost three this past year. Bonnie (Applegate) Payne, Sally (Applegate) Carroll (or Sis) as we know her and Effie Young. They were missed.
Chris Gasick spoke at the Goodhope Baptist Church, the 19th it was for youth night. Bob Hammon’s band sang later that evening.
Georgia Sanders and Ron and Shellie Sanders from Tulsa, OK. came down to Ava and spent some time with Peggy Jenkins at the nursing home. They stayed in the Jenkins Building and went back up to see Peggy again before they returned home.
Our summer is gone and fall is here. Soon winter will be here. Then we will wish for spring. How time passes us by year after year. Then we find ourselves old and we wonder where times have gone.
I spent one day this week with my sister-in-law. She had a yard sale. She did good on it. We met so many people we had never met before.
Tony Richards was here one day and brought the lawn mower home. He was having them worked on.
I didn’t get to see Braxton Richards this week as Cody was working. He said he would bring him next time he had him. I talked to Braxton on the phone. He said he had to help his daddy work on a building.
My sympathy to all that have lost loved ones and anyone in need of prayer.
The Plainview School girls took first place in the basketball tournament at Bradleyville last week. They have won all their games this year. Of course, I took them all in. There is lots of grandfathers and grandmothers who like to see their grandchildren play ball.
Our neighbor, Bob Snyder, stopped by for a visit with Dick last week. Terry Nelson and Tony Richards also came by and Megan Cook and her girlfriend came up to have Dick put air in her four-wheeler’s tires.
Dick got Stetson Levelle to change the oil in the Durango. He worked on the kid’s four-wheeler while he was here.
We took Helen Dobbins some potato soup. She is doing real good. She doesn’t get out much yet. We went to the Four School Reunion Saturday at the First Baptist Church fellowship hall. Ray and Lavon and Fran and others did a lot of work to get the reunion together. There was a big crowd there and lots of food. We sure have lots of good cooks here in the hills. I didn’t attend any of those schools, but I knew several people there, it was good to see Elsie Huff. She is 96 years old, but you would never guess it. Ruby Cunningham is 93 and she looks good. It was good to see Chester and Iris Ann Jenkins. We sat across the table from Freda (Haden) Richards and Mary (Haden) Cox. Tommy and Judy Johnson brought Judy’s mother, Marie from Oklahoma and others.
We received word my aunt, Cotton (Applegate) Smith from Ozark is in the hospital. It sounds like she is very ill. Our prayers are with her and family.