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Last Weeks News – Sunday morning service was opened with congregational singing of Christmas carols. Brother Roberts brought the message from Matthew 1:18-25, “Problems and Promises of Christmas.”
Tillie Fowler did a beautiful job of singing a special.
At 11:00 A.M., the children between 3-10 years of age, gave a Christmas program including welcomes, the Nativity and thanking everyone for being there. They all ended with wishing everyone a Merry Christmas in song. Tillie Fowler sang a beautiful song in that service too.
The workers and children did a very good job with the program. I believe everyone there enjoyed the effort and the actions of the children during the nativity scene.
Bob and Nora Edwards enjoyed the day, Tuesday, with great granddaughter, Alexis Swearengin, in her home in Ava.
On Friday, Mary Mackey, Nora Edwards, Joyce Erickson and Maxine Lund spent the day in Springfield, shopping and having lunch at Olive Garden.
Having Sunday dinner in the home of Bob and Nora Edwards were Toby and Jacinda Sheppard, Shelden and Kendra Walker, Dallee Sheppard, Shawn, Miranda and Alexis Swearengin. The afternoon was spent decorating Freddie Edwards’ grave at the Walnut Grove cemetery and cutting out, baking and decorating cookies. This was Alexis and Dallee’s first time to join the yearly tradition.
My sister-in-law, Kathleen Deatherage, came down Monday and Tuesday to help me make candies. We made a lot of sweets and enjoyed the visiting too. We also, had to sample a few of them to see how they were turning out…haha.
Others visiting in our home this week were, my brother, Vern Deatherage, Nora Hunsaker, Lee Williams, Keith and Donna Bannister, Toby Lane, Herb and Judie Morris, from Tightwad, Mo., Wilma Hamby, Dusty and Kristi Huff and boys, Tom and Linda Semro and my sister, Violet Flair from Springfield, MO.
I talked to my Aunt Violet Morris. She and Uncle Hugh are doing pretty good, they are looking forward to my visit this week. I am going up to visit them and help them make candies.
We are thankful the surgery on Mike Hamby’s hand went well and he seems to be doing just fine.
Remember the Reason for the Season is Christ.
This Weeks News – Sunday morning message was brought by Brother Roberts from Luke 2, “I’m Dreaming of a Right Christmas.”
Curly Rawlings and his daughter brought the morning Special, and did a beautiful job.
In the second service, the teens put on a Christmas program. They did an awesome job and the leaders are to be commended for their patience and love they put into the program. We appreciate you all.
The evening message was brought by Mahlon Schmucker.
Well we have been hit with some bitter cold weather the last few days and not much relief in sight for at least a few more days. At least we can be thankful that it was not coupled with snow or ice.
Enjoying lunch with Al and Joyce Erickson on Thursday were Joe, Wilma, Mike, Stacie, Mahayla and Miley Hamby. On Saturday the Ericksons enjoyed the Christmas parade in Ava then Aleshia Erickson and J.J. Downs came to their home where they enjoyed making Christmas candy. Al and Joyce attended the Christmas dinner with the Car Club.
On Monday, Nora Hunsaker, Lee Williams and I drove to Windsor, MO. where we visited with Uncle Hugh and Aunt Violet Morris. I took the makings and helped Aunt Violet make a batch of candy. Uncle Hugh just sat and munched on Peanut Brittle that I took up to them.
We were served a really nice meal while there.
We got news on Friday of the passing of Delmar’s sister, Goldie Sutherland, she had been in the nursing home in Springfield for a year and three days. We will all miss her.
We were pleasantly surprised on Sunday morning, when our granddaughter from Texas drove in without telling us. We spent Sunday afternoon visiting in the home of Keith and Donna Bannister with Synthia Bishop and her friend, Torie, also, Shawn, Summer and Caidence Johnson.
My mom, sister and I are busy making lap quilts for everyone in the nursing home at Windsor, MO., where our aunt and uncle live. We hope to have them done and wrapped and delivered by the 22nd of Dec. this year.
I talked to Joe Hamby on Saturday and he was under the weather. Hope you are feeling better now, Joe.
Until next week remember that material things are not as important and peace of mind in knowing that we are a child of the King.