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A sure sign that spring is on its way is that robins are here and very busy in my yard and garden after, the grub worms. The ground hasn’t stayed frozen for long. Also the sun is rising to the north in the Eastern sky each morning instead of so far south.
Mearl and Beulah Satterfield attended the Mammoth Saturday Night monthly singing and enjoyed it.
Maxine Smith spent a day and night in Baxter County Regional Medical Center. She is now home and somewhat improved. Best wishes.
Thursday is Lilly Ridge Extension Club meeting at Vaught’s Restaurant for our February 17 meeting. We hope to have election of officers and other business, postponed because of January weather. Katie Hoverson has our 2011 club quilt ready to start selling chances on, to be given away during Hootin’ An’ Hollarin’.
Dennis and Amy Galyardt who live in Mtn. Home area this winter, spent Feb. 3 visiting me, and Dennis took care of business in town. We made a loaf of bread while they were here in the bread machine and had lunch together.
Leslie Hicks visited Lilly Ridge Church Sunday, from West Plains and enjoyed the gospel concert by the Heritage Singers of Ava and the sermon by our interim pastor Scott Linton. He drove on to Ava to meet with some cousins Sudnay afternoon.
The James Farris, Skeeter Stevens, and Jean Watson families all have our sympathy and others who lost loved ones recently.
The Mammoth Church hosts the ladies monthly prayer brunch this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. All churches and friends are invited.
My grandson, Tyler Pitcock, a patient in St. Johns Hospital appreciates all the prayers in his behalf, as he hasn’t been relieved of his intestional problems yet, though he has a good team of doctors working with him. Hopefully some improvement can be accomplished very soon.
Dave and Karen Davis attended a benefit fundraiser and pie supper for a local lady, Joyce May, at Caulfield, who is very ill and was transferred to St. Louis Hospital; the benefit was Saturday night.
Gainesville Chapter 432 Order of the Eastern Star regular meeting night was Monday evening with a “Valentine” dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Our prayers are for Mary Beth Marsh in West Vue Nursing Center for her recovery and for her husband, Jerry Marsh.
The flu bug has been rampant leaving some folks with laryngitis and a lot of misery. Helen Conardy is one of them and she is ready for springtime to arrive and to get rid of the bug. It made the rounds in the whole family she said.
The Farm Bureau promotion this last Saturday was “Thank A Farmer” where Paralee Rea and T.J. Lewis were at Town and Country store giving out samples of cheese and snacks to shoppers there and door prizes.
Tandy Strong and Teresa have leased their store and the new merchants are taking over this week. Good luck to them, and to Tandy and Teresa, also.
Loretta (Carroll) Crewse, of Springfield, is in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her daughter, Shelly, who is having radiation and also chemotherapy for several weeks. Best wishes to them.
Norine Loftis will be celebrating a birthday on Feb. 22. Happy Birthday!
I appreciate my neighbor, Doris Treiber, who shared her big brown eggs with me Sunday.
Lilly Ridge Church enjoyed the Heritage Singers from Ava Sunday and appreciated them coming with their concert.
Several fisherman can be seen going to and from the lake as they get into the fishing fever stage and fish are biting!
A thought is to “live today so yu can have a brighter tomorrow.”