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We have been blessed to have nice October weather up to now, but it has been dry and dusty. Fall blooming mums need rain badly.
Edith McKinnon’s brother from Independence, Kansas, visited one afternoon and took her to Fred’s Fish House in Mtn. Home that evening along with Edith’s granddaughter, Sharon, for the evening meal.
Mearl and Roger Satterfield fished Saturday and Sunday in the best of the best “Fish Off” at Lake of the Ozarks tournament.
The Women’s Prayer Breakfast was at the First Baptist Church Saturday morning in town and they reported a good meeting.
Sylvia Carson had eye surgery last week and has recovered nicely and has her second eye surgery this Tuesday in Mtn. Home. Best wishes. Her daughter is with her.
Joy (Grisham) Johnston called and told of her enjoyable cruise, with her daughter to the Bahamas.
It was good to get a call from Maxine Shanerman, also in Springfield, Friday morning.
Best wishes to Marie Woolsey of Tecumseh Trace who has made trips for eye treatments at Springfield doctor offices. She visited me Friday morning along with her son, David, and brought a jar of pear honey they had made.
The Dow Achievement Day hosted by Douglas County is this Tuesday, the 19th. This is the first year (in many past) that I have been unable to attend since I’m making adjustments getting used to a new medication; just to be on the safe side I need to be home I will miss seeing many friends and being with them all day.
It was nice to hear I have prayers going up for me as far away as Afghanistan from Maxine Smith’s grandson, Chris Hallam, a pilot in the mission field, her daughter, Marsh Hallam, in Tempe, Arizona told her on Sunday.
Beulah Satterfield and Loretta Davidson visited in Gainesville Nursing Home Saturday after the breakfast at First Baptist Church.
Thursday, Oct. 21 is Lilly Ridge Extension Club regular monthly meeting at the Tecumseh Fire House.
Paul and Judy Breyne went to Branson and attended a show on their second anniversary in late September and enjoyed a day at Silver Dollar City also on Paul’s birthday.
Paralee Rea, Bob and Betty Arnett attended Grand Chapter in Joplin last week. Also, Tom and Anita Van Tol and Grace Cox from Theodosia attended.
My sympathy is expressed to Ronnie Hambelton and daughter along with Denise’s mother, Stella King and brothers and sister, in their loss. Her funeral was Saturday.
A good report from Lilly Ridge Wednesday night church is that there are from 30 to 40 children who are in attendance. The youth teachers are to be given credit. On November 5 at 5:30 p.m. there will be an activity for all ages of young folks with food, devotions, and games, Samantha Mayberry reports.
Eight-year old Sharon Garcia called from her grandma’s home Sunday evening to see about making crab apple jelly from their crab apples. After I explained the procedure she said, “Well, I believe that’s all too much to remember.” Of course it was for an eight-year old!
Just last week I learned I have somewhat of an irregular heartbeat and am on corrective medicine to get used to, so I have been told it’s like slowing down a race horse. We will see how it goes and appreciate the prayers in my behalf.
More news next week!
I have learned “Life is like a roller coaster and you never know when it’s going to take a turn