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Jamey Herd says: SNOW, SLEET, SNOW AND MORE SNOW AND COLD TEMPERATURES seem to be the news here on Dogwood Hill. Pleasant Ridge Baptist canceled services Sunday because of the ice and snow on our parking lot and steps. We didn’t want anyone falling and getting hurt trying to attend church. I’ve not been out since this all started and have only talked to a few people by phone. It seems most everyone has been home bound with nothing to report. It sounds like after this next storm, things will improve and our temperatures will warm up. I am sure parents are looking forward to getting their children back into school. So, until next week, stay safe and warm and God Bless.
Carol Boeddeker-Genet here! Like most of us I am anxious for some warmer weather. Don’t mind the snow so much but the ice is dangerous. Randy used his tractor to clean off my driveway last Thursday, bless his heart, but I still didn’t feel it safe to make the trip to Ava on Friday for my office job as we had received another inch or so of snow. I did get into Ava on Sunday for church and then a short stop for a few groceries. After Mass the Knights of Columbus had potato soup and chili as a fund raiser. It was most welcome and quite tasty.
My neighbor, Bob Wagner, has picked up my mail and brought it to the house a couple of times. Good thing and bless his heart. Willie Boeddeker used to say, and rightly so, that I am like a cow on ice. My contacts this past week have been by telephone from family and friends here as well as California, North Dakota and Minnesota. The Internet has kept me busy and many reports have come in that make our nasty weather seem like a South Pacific island.
Randy Boeddeker and Ivan Lawson have been busy working on vehicles. Like most farmers, Randy has been kept busy keeping hay out for his livestock. News reports came that newborn calves might not make it through the bitter cold and we’ve seen lots of newborns between Dogwood and Ava. Some were nestled into hay spread out from round bales.
Susan Sinclair has been given the go-ahead to write her own column for Dogwood Nazarene and we look forward to seeing her column.
We hope all of you are prepared for the next round of weather. May God bless you and keep you warm and safe….and may all of you enjoy good health.