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I hope all the forecasts were wrong and there is not a foot of snow on the ground, but if there is, I’m sure the kids are having a great time being out of school. And I am going to be sure to make some snow ice cream this time! The snow will be quite a change from the weather over last weekend. It was so nice that I think everyone had a small case of spring fever. There was smoke in the air all weekend from people burning off their gardens or fields. Some of the fires got out and the volunteer firefighters stayed pretty busy all weekend. I used to love to burn leaves in the fall and again in the spring, but we have terrible water pressure at our outside faucet, so my burning days are over. Now I am a big fan of composting. Not much work involved there, and it’s good for whatever you’re growing.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Maxine Maggard who passed away last Wednesday, Jan. 26. She was laid to rest Sunday, Jan. 30, in Patterson Cemetery. Maxine and her husband Ray lived at Union Flat at different times through the years and lived in Protem for the last several years.
The high school boys and girls are scheduled to play basketball at Everton Friday night, Feb. 4 if the weather allows and on Tuesday, Feb. 8 they will have a game with Hurley at Bradleyville. On Friday, Feb. 11 both teams will play Lutie at home, and the next day, Saturday, Feb. 12 will be Homecoming at Bradleyville with Koshkonong, starting at 2 pm.
There are also pee wee games being played but I don’t have a schedule for them, you can call the school to find out their schedule. I will try to find a schedule and include them in the future. Bob watched the pee wee teams play last week, but I stayed home sick. I hated to miss them, I love to watch them. They are always full of energy and ready to play.
Congratulations to Keshia Mann and Mitch Levan on the birth of their baby girl, Megan Brooke. She arrived Jan. 25 and weighed 8 lbs. and 15 oz. I saw pictures of her on Facebook and Megan’s grandma, Jan Scantlin showed me a picture of her at church Sunday and she is a beautiful baby. Megan has a very proud aunt, Ashley Mann who took some wonderful pictures of her. Megan’s great-grandparents are Bill and Clessie Hurst and I know they can’t wait to spoil her.
Another new baby, Hattie Rae Whittaker joined her parents, Chris and Kyley Whittaker and big brother, Cooper James, when she was born at 8:35 a.m. Jan. 26 at Cox South.
Great grandma, Glenda Day, was not physically able to attend the event, but Hattie’s daddy and Nana kept her busy with phone pictures. Glenda says she is a pretty little girl. Hattie is also a great granddaughter of Thurman and Kay Whittaker. Congratulations to the family.
The Bradleyville area is having a population explosion this past year and into the coming year. We will be welcoming a new grandson in April, and I can’t wait. We haven’t had a new baby in the family for 12 years, so we are ready for one.
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Birthdays for the coming week include: Feb. 3: Owen Smith; Feb. 4: Amy Blair, Mariah Clemans, Tammy Hankins, Don Horner, Mike Roberts; Feb. 5: Hester McBratney; Feb. 6: Kenneth Braden, Sheila Burkhart; Feb. 7: Richard Braden, Alan Dorsey.
Just one anniversary for the coming week: Feb. 4: Mickey and Darlene Roberts.