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There was a chill in the air Sunday, but plenty of sunshine. December comes in on Wednesday. Our White River Valley Electric Co-op gives us suggestions for saving energy costs and they are appreciated when power outages come to get power back quickly.
Paralee Rea and Lunetta Murrill went to West Plains Tuesday of last week and visited Si and Phyllis Long on their way back in their country home.
The Lilly Ridge Church ladies have their nutmeats in good supply for holiday baking.
Dave and Karen Davis were in Mtn. Home last Wednesday and were at the hospital where Tara Miller had her gall bladder surgery, then went to her home when she was able to go later in the day. Tara’s mom, Lisa Keller, was there to take care of her children and help out at her home. Keith Davis also was at the hospital for his sister’s surgery. Dave and Karen had Thanksgiving dinner at Larry and Christy Davis’s home in Dora. Ben Mitchell has been recovering from recent lung surgery and was there with his family for the day.
Congratulations to Vaught’s Restaurant for going smoke-free.
Best wishes to Roger Suman as he hunts in Kansas with a buddy from Kansas City area this week.
Don and Betty Decker had a good Thanksgiving with her brother, Junior Collins, and wife, Ruby and Brian Douglas and wife, Mary, also a cousin was there that Betty hadn’t seen for a long time.
Roger and Kimberly Satterfield and girls spent Thanksgiving Day at Mearl and Beulah Satterfield’s.
Richard and Rene Blackburn had company over the weekend.
Bob and Imogene Grisham had their Thanksgiving dinner in Springfield with daughter, Greta and husband and came home Thursday afternoon.
Paul and Judy Breyne spent Thanksgiving at Sedalia with Judy’s son and family.
Lilly Ridge Club meets Monday, December 6 at Lynn Bentele’s home. Previous date was the 9th, and changed to the 6th.
Christmas sacks will be filled and given to several folks that afternoon by members who can deliver them.
The Saturday Installation of Officers for 2011 at Gainesville Chapter 432 was well attended with friends from Ava, West Plains and Theodosia joining us. Our “noon” meal at 1 p.m. was bountiful and enjoyed by everyone. Imogene Grisham will head our chapter and husband, Bobby, will be there to help keep everything “under control”.
We appreciate Elsie Ponto so very much helping out as she did Saturday afternoon and everyone was thankful Imogene’s health improved enough for her to take on her job as head for Eastern Star Chapter. She is promised help from others as needed.
Sunday, Dec. 5 is a date to remember to come to Lilly Ridge Church for the 10:45 service with Danny Norton, speaker, and the Marty Elmore’s special singing at 11:00. Everyone is welcome.
This Wednesday night is our church monthly business meeting.
Happy 47th anniversary to Loren and June Hillhouse. Also happy birthday to Juanita Haskins this Tuesday.
Mearl and Beulah Satterfield attended a birthday party for Juanita Sunday afternoon. They attended a benefit given for James Hudson Saturday.
I appreciate all the workers who have our courthouse lawn decorated for Christmas. It is a pretty sight after dark. One of our Tecumseh “Rocky Ridge or Top” resident, Joe Easterday, is to be complimented. His wife, Diane is a new member of Lilly Ridge Extension Club and we welcome her.
On Friday evening at 6:00 there will be a potluck dinner at the Tecumseh Fire House honoring Paul Pyles, past fire chief, retired. The meal is for Tecumseh Volunteer Fire Dept. members.
James and Bea Link had his son and wife, Don and Chris Link, from St. Louis visiting them for three days last week. His sister-in-law passed away in Poplar Bluff last week.
Best wishes to Ed and Ina Friend’s daughter who had surgery in Cox Hospital Monday.
Visiting Kenneth and Doris Treiber over Thanksgiving weekend were her sister and brother-in-law, Marion and Ray Burns from Silver Lake, Kansas and her brother and sister-in-law, Phil and Malinda Frame, from Houston, Texas came in their R.V. They had an enjoyable holiday time together.
Maggie Carr and I keep in touch and since her health is not quite up to par, she was unable to attend the Eastern Star Installation of Officers Saturday afternoon as planned.
Friends of Barney Douglas plan to help him celebrate Saturday evening at 6 p.m. at Vaught’s Restaurant, a special event.
Just a thought, “If you don’t have wrinkles, you just haven’t laughed enough.”