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Carol Boeddeker-Genet had a few trips down memory lane this past week when some of the Boeddeker family was visiting from Minnesota. Among those memories are that Willie and Carol Boeddeker were originally from North Dakota, moving to California in 1963, and to Missouri in 1975 (where Willie thought I’d be so tickled to get back to milking cows!) We were so pleasantly surprised that back then 9 out of 10 drivers we met on the road in this area waved at us. Now, one is lucky if 1 out of 10 responds to a wave. I suppose it is just a “new generation” but certainly not a road friendly generation. Even though I am terrible at recognizing vehicles I still wave to those going by when I’m out in the front yard, with the same results as when driving. How sad this is.
We had local family in and out this past week. Saturday night we were treated to enchiladas and tacos that Rex Boeddeker fixed for all of us…so yummy. Rory Boeddeker stopped by for a few minutes after hunting to greet his aunt and uncle. I had the pleasure of a few minutes visit with Ivan Lawson at son Randy’s place on Sunday.
We have another friendly stray dog here, a large older dog, probably Golden Retriever (mostly). From looking at his collar it appears he broke free from a chain. If this sounds familiar to you please call Regina Boeddeker at 683-3013 or Carol at 683-4229. We sure would like this dog to be with his owner as it would be heartbreaking to have to take him to a kill shelter. We cannot take on any more dogs.
Don’t forget that the election is right around the corner. God Bless and be well.
From the desk of Jamey Herd: Another great day in the Lord at Pleasant Ridge Baptist. Wanda Dugan blessed us with a song during morning service. Brother Carl Ray was presented a card for Pastor Appreciation. Laveta Ray and Susan Dugan had nine little ones in Children’s Church. They sang before going back to their class.
There was a good turnout on Saturday for the Fall Harvest Weiner Roast and Truck or Treat. Billy Joe reports there were 30 to 40 present. Due to the high wind they used the barbeque grill instead of a bonfire. I am sure the wieners tasted just as good.
The Old-Fashioned Camp Meeting begins on November 1st and 2nd at Pleasant Ridge with Pastor Carl Ray preaching the first two nights. Prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m., music at 6:30 and the service will begin at 7p.m. Goodhope Nazarene will host the service on November 3rd and 4th; November 5th and 6th at Breedon; November 8th and 9th at Red Bank; November 10th and 11th at Goodhope General Baptist and November 12th and 13th at Dogwood Nazarene. Everyone is welcome to attend any and all services. A Prayer Breakfast will be held at Dogwood Nazarene at 9 a.m. on October 30th. Pray for God’s Blessings on these services as the community works together for the Glory of God.
I had a call from Joanne Lupton this afternoon. She is under the weather also. These up and down temperatures don’t help with colds and allergies.
Get well wishes are sent to Susan Sinclair. I hope she recovers soon from the snake bites.
Until next week, God’s Blessing to each and everyone.
Susan Sinclair tells us they all are looking forward to our upcoming community revival, or as many of us are praying, the nation’s and our community’s awakening.
Our Sunday school lesson covered a portion of Joseph’s life, the portion where he was asked to interpret Pharaoh’s dream, because no one else was able to. Several things stood out as we saw the difference between young Joseph and a more mature Joseph (so true about us all!) One is he maintained a good attitude throughout his life, events did not make him bitter, he grew in maturity and became better. He was willing to be obedient to God and he gave glory to God for the gift he had rather than taking the glory for himself. Lastly, after interpreting the dream of pharaoh, Joseph was noticeably silent. He did not “toot his own horn” so to speak, he rested and humbled himself and waited for God to work in his life. The story is found in the book of Genesis and has many life lessons for us all.
Our praise reports included God’s goodness and tender care of us, that it was good to be able to attend church and worship together, and for me to have such a wonderful recovery from the nighttime encounter with the copperhead snake.
The gospel music group, FaithFull, were blessed to play for an hour for the folks at Heart of the Ozarks nursing home in Ava Sunday afternoon.
The Dogwood Ladies Fellowship celebrates its third year anniversary this month; that is a lot of fellowship and good deeds for the community.
Until next time, God bless you and your loved ones.