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October’s bright blue sky and cooler temperatures are certainly a change from summer.
Lilly Ridge Fall Revival started Sunday evening and continues through Thursday night. Everyone is invited and good crowds are expected. It will start at 7 p.m.
Lots of outside yard work is taking place since the weather is cooler and woodcutters will be busy into wintertime.
The Clark Ridge School along with the Stone and Crawford Family Reunion was well attended last Saturday at the Clark Ridge firehouse with about 65 students and families from California, Idaho, Oregon, Florida, Oklahoma and those in Missouri. Joe and Judy Lewis, from Jacksonville, Florida and Clyde Lewis, from Mtn. Home, Arkansas parked their motor homes at Tecumseh Park over the weekend and they were joined by several family members and friends for a fish fry Sunday afternoon, a week ago. At the Clark Ridge School Reunion one teacher, Lois (Crawford) Lewis attended and it was also her birthday. Lanell (Lewis) Long’s mother taught school there in the 1920’s. At that time some students walked up to 5 miles and the last year of school there was in 1958, when they were sent to Mtn. Home schools.
Best wishes to Leslie Hicks, of West Plains, who had been in an accident there, as a car hit him, and caused a neck injury last week. He visited me Sunday afternoon. His nice red truck now has the passenger side damaged also.
Mamie Strong drove herself to Illinois to visit her sister, Modie, last week.
Best wishes to all the sick folks including Denise (King) Hambelton, in Barnes Hospital. Also Anna Larson, at her home, who is about the same this week. Best regards!
Sylvia Carson visited the “Christmas House” place and had lunch Saturday at Erma Miller’s “delight tea room” there, with a good roast beef lunch.
Mearl and Roger Satterfield fished at Lake of the Ozarks Saturday with “Anglers In Action” tournament, where 1,100 boats and over 1,900 fishermen were there. The Satterfields won 14th place.
Jimmy and Hilda Simpson bought the former Tony Miller home and have been very busy cleaning up the neglected property. It is beginning to show signs of much improvement for the neighborhood.
News just reached us that Modie Evans, widow of Mearl Evans, passed away Sunday night, Oct. 3.
Kyle Smart has work in Pomona and will be living there soon, closer to work.
The first night of revival was very successful with evangelist, Zack Williams, bringing a very good message and with good attendance.
The hayride Saturday afternoon with the Lilly Ridge youth was enjoyable with around 40 present. One trailer load of hay was full and a second one could have hauled more.
Alva and Phyllis Hollingsworth, with daughter, Anita, visited Alva’s sister, Keydron Payne, in Wichita recently.
Bill Nichols works at Emerson Electric at Ava and drives each day from his home.
Betty Arnett enjoyed the day at Silver Dollar City with family and friends recently.
I hear Joy (Grisham) Johnston and daughters have enjoyed a cruise this past week. Joy will have lots of things to tell us when she returns!
Getting used to change in the weather takes some getting used to and changing to wintertime clothing. More seasonal temperatures will arrive later this week.
A quotable quote is “anything that keeps a politician humble is healthy for democracy.”