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January goes out this Monday and February is again bringing us unpleasant weather! On Wednesday Mr. Groundhog “may” come out of his hole in the ground and see his shadow, depending on what part of the country he is in, and in Pennsylvania “this” is a weather prediction.
Kathy (Cowart) Brown visited her son and daughter’s families in Hartville and in Lebanon, MO. over last weekend.
Our hearts were saddened by the death of Delores Looney. Her husband, Marv and sons have our sympathy in their loss. The family has close ties with the Lilly Ridge Community where she and her family lived during her early childhood. Her burial was in Lilly Ridge Cemetery in their family plot.
Celebrating a big 95th birthday Geneva King, of Hollister, (formerly of Tecumseh), received lots of cards and phone calls, along with two floral arrangements, one being a dozen tea roses in a ruby red vase, from her sons, Jim and David. A birthday cake added to her celebration on Saturday.
A former resident on Smokey Road area, Freda Bentley, died Friday in Ash Grove, where she lived.
Manuel and Crystal King attended church at Lilly Ridge and visited Stella King Sunday.
Roger Satterfield visited his folks over the past weekend and took some large posts to use in his house near Sparta from his property here.
Mamie Strong reported that her little great granddaughter had her new glasses.
Sympathy to the Lehman Rowlett family in their loss.
The Heritage Singers from Ava will be at Lilly Ridge Church on Sunday morning, Feb. 13. Everyone is invited.
There will be a baptismal service this coming Sunday at Lilly Ridge.
Prayers are for Leroy Clayton’s recovery from suffering a stroke last Friday, and being hospitalized in Cox Hospital.
Harry Davidson has his motorized chair to ride where he takes it on the lift “carrier” on back of his pickup. Though it takes quite a lot of effort getting it on and off, he can travel at a good “pace” and he appreciates it helping him to stay off his feet as much as possible, since he has foot problems. Harry said he has his onion sets and garlic planted for an early spring growth. He is ahead of the game for sure.
Paul and Judy Breyne visited Saturday and Sunday in Sedalia with a son and family and enjoyed seeing the grandchildren again.
Feb. 11 evening at 5:00 p.m. the Gainesville Chapter 432 of Eastern Star will be serving a bountiful dinner for Grand Officers who will be coming from over the state of Missouri and local chapters from Theodosia and West Plains.
Though confined to her home for a time Ernestine Gaddy went to church Sunday. Her foot surgery required her to stay off her feet for at least four weeks. She uses a crutch to get about and will have the stitches out this coming week.
A happy 22nd birthday to a grandson, Allen Luebbert, in Salina, Kansas on Feb. 9.
Since the Royal wedding is coming up in April, in England, women’s hats are becoming a special dress code to keep up with the times, and events.
“Hello” to cousins in other states and towns who keep up with Ozark County News, one of them being Leslie Robbins, in Wichita, and Wilma Anderson in Raymore, also.
Best wishes to all who read our news.
Those having tests done this week at Baxter County Medical Center and doctor’s offices are Jr. Sisney and Marcia Lyon, among others.
A thought to remember, “Live so that you wouldn’t mind selling your pet parrot to the town gossip.”