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Susan Sinclair writes that she has little news to report due to being bitten by a copperhead snake last Monday night. I spent several days at Cox Hospital and convalesced several days at my brother Steve’s house in Clever. I appreciate all of your prayers and well wishes. There is still more recovery time needed. To clear up the question that is going around, I was struck by the snake three times, it was dark, and I used the light from my cell phone to spot the snake. Skipping a few details for those with a sensitive disposition, the two and a half foot snake ended up on my back step as a present from my wonderful dogs.
Until next time, God bless you and your loved ones.
Carol Boeddeker-Genet was pleased to read the article on the ordination of Nicholas W. Inman in the Sunday News Leader, Ozarks section. Rev. Inman grew up attending church in the Dogwood area and has many family and friends here. Rev. Inman resides in the Olga Community and the Olga column in the Douglas County Herald has had many nice things to say about him. The Olga area seems to have risen from the ashes, a Phoenix for the good of the countryside.
Regina Boeddeker has now settled in here at Dogwood and her son, Justin, seems to be doing fine in the Ava R-1 School. Regina also takes Justin to Religious Education classes each Wednesday evening at St. Leo’s Church. It will take time but we will make a country boy out of him.
Sunday I encountered Mrs. Voliva while shopping. Seems she is related to those who used to practically own Dogwood Hill (the old Lincoln Baird farm) so we had much about which to visit. After a few comments she asked if I was Carol Boeddeker and said she knows my son, Rory, and had some very fun things to say about him. I mentioned Eva Painter to her and the delightful visit we had earlier this year when Eva and her sister came to take a trip down memory lane at Randy Boeddeker’s farm where they grew up.
We still have a flea infestation on this hill. Even pick up those nasty little critters when walking on the driveway. Bug sprays, bug granules, an ongoing battle. However, duct tape is a good way to get them off the socks and trousers. We are once again in need of rain for the pastures.
We haven’t heard from Jamey Herd, just rumors that she is still under the weather. To all of you who read this column, you are in our prayers just as we hope we are in your prayers.
From the desk of Jamey Herd: Pleasant Ridge Baptist enjoyed a good service today. Laveta Ray, Susan Dugan and Angie Modar had six little ones in Children’s Church. The little ones sang before going to the back. Sunday night was Bible Study followed by cake and ice cream to celebrate Pastor Carl and Laveta’s 25th wedding anniversary. Joan Workman baked the cake for the occasion.
It is going to be a busy time the next couple of months. Saturday, October 23, at 3 p.m. there will be a “Truck of Sweets” at the Church parking lot with a hot dog roast to follow. We will have sweets for the tummy to give out and to learn about our Sweet Savior at the same time. Everyone is welcome to stop by.
A Thanksgiving Basket will be prepared and given to a family on Saturday before Thanksgiving. Names are to be given to the pastor and a family will be chosen from that list.
The Church holiday dinner will be on December 4th at 2 p.m. The Church will provide the turkey and ham. All friends and neighbors are invited to have fellowship with us on this day.
The Church this year will be filling Christmas needs for the two Care Centers in Ava and Glenwood Nursing Home in Seymour.
A community wide revival is being planned for Western Douglas County. Pleasant Ridge will host two nights in early November.
I appreciate all who called and visited and especially your prayers for me last weekend. I spent two days in Cox and after a lot of testing we still don’t have any answers.
I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful weather. We are in much need of rain. Be careful burning till we do get some moisture. Till next week, God Bless.