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The peepers have started their annual spring concert and I love to hear them. A week of spring weather is always welcome even if we have to give it up again for awhile. I do realize it is still winter. I have lived long enough that I do realize that a few days does not mean spring is here to stay, and spring will come every year despite all the snow and cold, but I need and enjoy the break in winter weather, if only for a few days here and there, and the sound of the peepers is one of my favorite things. It seems like a lot of my favorite things have to do with spring, so there will probably be a lot more in here about my “favorites”.
Congratulations to Aaron and Jenin Humbyrd and big sister Makinna on the birth of McCoy Doyle Humbyrd on Feb. 16th. He weighed 9 lbs. 9 oz. and was 22.5 inches long. I saw pictures of him on Facebook and he sure is a handsome little guy.
I attended the wedding shower for Melanie Haes and David Robertson last Sunday and they received many useful and nice things with which to start married life. They will be married at New Mansion Church on March 12. Congratulations to a very nice couple.
We were given an index card when we came in and were told to write down a recipe for something easy to fix to give to the couple. I couldn’t think of one so I finally gave up and stuck my card in my purse and snuck out with it! I will send them a recipe or a cookbook later. I’ve always said Bob wouldn’t eat anything that you have to use a recipe for. He’s a little better than that, but not much. Pretty much a meat and taters guy. It’s funny in a way, because I love to collect cookbooks, just never use many of the recipes. I do use them once in a while when there is a pot luck dinner, but that is about it.
The high school ball teams had a very busy week last week in the Mark Twain conference tournament that was at New Covenant School in Springfield. The boys played two games and didn’t get to advance to the championship game., although they played some good games. The girls played Hurley for third place on Saturday but Hurley came away with the win. They are having an extremely busy week this week playing rescheduled games along with the regular games they were scheduled to play. They have had a game every night this week. Thursday night they will be playing at Chadwick, with a break on Friday and then Saturday the boys will start district play at Mansfield, and the girls will start district play on Monday night, again at Mansfield.
The PeeWee ball team will be in the Plainview tournament this week and next week will be playing in the Taneyville tournament.
It was youth night at New Mansion Church Sunday night and the youth group did a video to the song “Peace” by The Isaacs and it was presented very well. Jason and Alicia Crouch are the new youth leaders at New Mansion and they would like all the area teens to know they are welcome to come be a part of the youth group. Corby Lux teaches the teens on Sunday morning and Jason and Alicia have the teen class on Wednesday night. Mike and Sara Ridings will be filling in and helping Jason and Alicia from time to time. Everyone is welcome at New Mansion Church, no matter your age, there is a place for you to come and worship and fellowship.
This next week has two birthdays of two very special men in my life, my son David who will be 27 and my dad, J.W. Sloan, who will be 93 years old on March 1.
Birthdays for the coming week include: Feb. 24: Sherry Yeary; Feb. 25: David Case, Jack Essary; Feb. 26: Sharon Robertson; Feb. 27: Maycee Lumley, Scott Puckett; March 1: Bob Dalton, Brett Johnson, J.W. Sloan; March 2: Dannon Hall, Morgan Lawrence.
Feb. 28: Richard and Sue Baker; March 2: Bill and Paula Walker.