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This January weather is no respecter of persons. It has been a rude awakening for anyone who wasn’t prepared for the cold blast!
Wednesday night service was called off at Lilly Ridge Church because of the cold temperatures.
Anna Larson enjoyed a weeks visit from her daughter, Diana Woodward, of Kansas City, MO.
Prayers are for Jean (Hawkins) Watson, in Cox Hospital where she is awaiting a kidney transplant her brother, Agene, told me this past week. She has had bad pain in her hips and legs.
Best wishes to a great-granddaughter, McKayla Braden, in Forsyth, who had wisdom teeth extracted in St. Johns Hospital last week and her grandpa, Marlyn Pitcock drove her there early one morning on some ice conditioned roads. I’ll always wonder why they are called “wisdom” teeth when they seem to serve no purpose and usually have to be cut out, causing so much pain.
Lilly Ridge Extension Club meets this Thursday, January 20 at Vaught’s and Nancy Walker plans to meet with us giving a report on her “Toys For Tots” endeavor each year and the results of her efforts. Also Rhonda Suter from the Health Center plans to present some information for club.
Election of 2011 officers and hostess months will be on the agenda. We would welcome new members. Ozark County will host the Douglas, Ozark and Wright counties “Spring Fling” in April.
Prayers are for Marcia Lyon as she expects to have surgery in the near future, correcting stomach and kidney problems. We wish her successful surgery procedures at Baxter County Regional Medical Center.
Maggie Carr saw her doctors in Mtn. Home Friday and had her medicines changed. She was diagnosed with arthritis gout in her right hand, which is painful and said she couldn’t write her weekly news column at this time.
Kyle Smart is scheduled for knee surgery this Thursday. Judy took him Friday for a doctor’s visit and plans for his surgical procedure, in Mtn. Home.
Our hearts were saddened by the news of a good friend, Richard Cawvey, of the Dawt area at Tecumseh, passing away Friday night in Baxter County Regional Medical Center. His wife, Pam, their son and daughter have our sympathy and other family members as well. A youth camp was being planned on his property the past years and very much of interest to Richard and wife, Pam.
Prayers are with Bob Bryant with his health problems and for his family.
I was talking to neighbors, James and Bea Link Sunday afternoon and I learned a great-granddaughter was born in Tennessee. She was named Sarah Beth Roberts, and she weighed ten pounds. I also learned that Bea lost a great uncle, Dale Trent, who lived in Oklahoma.
The families of Roy Watson, Bob Frost and Joe West have our sympathy in their loss.
A nice January 15th birthday party with outdoor weiner roast and about 25 attending for Richard and Rene Blackburn’s grandsons 18th birthday, was an enjoyable event, with the Church of Christ young folks and others who came, to their home, at “former” Sand Ridge School area.
News of Bob Hammonds and Wildwood group winning four out of six awards at the SPBGMA event Saturday evening in Jefferson City, reached us, and they are headed in February for Nashville, Tennessee for another event. Bob received the best songwriter award for three years in a row, also, the best gospel group and best album and vocal. Congratulations are in order. They will be at Mammoth Church Saturday evening March 12.
Roger Suman had knee surgery and is healing as fast as can be expected. Best wishes.
Neighbors of Edith McKinnon, Linn Johnson, and his children, Madison and Lucas, visited her and granddaughter, Sharon, Sunday afternoon.
An Irish proverb says, “You have to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.”