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If folks get too much “into spring” we might remind ourselves of the year 1988, when we had a 16” snow on April 15th, and we should remember “settled” weather doesn’t usually happen until after Easter time, and that is April 24th this year.
It was nice to hear from my friend and schoolmate, Veryl (Pare) Atkinson, from Excelsior Springs, last week, with a newsy letter. She gave me addresses of other friends, Gladys (Herd) Gardner, and Bonnie (Cantwell) Reid, who were our friends and schoolmates. Veryl, like me, misses Noble Atkinson, her late husband’s brother, who passed away a few years ago in Salina, KS. He was a friend of my son and daughter who lived there, and kept in touch with me through past years.
Another call Saturday afternoon was from my 95 year old friend, Geneva King, in Hollister. She was telling me that a man they go to church with, had seen a Tecumseh resident, at the John Hagee revival in Branson, non other than Dennis Renken, who may read my news. So word gets around!
Eric and Lisa (Moody) Goettler, and three children, from Mtn. Home, and Kimberly Moody, from Caulfield, shopped in Springfield last Saturday. They had a good day to travel there.
Happy March 17th birthday to Dana Davis Taylor as she celebrates on St. Patrick’s Day.
Mearl and Beulah Satterfield and I attended Thursday night revival at the Clark Ridge Community Church, first night of Evangelist, Randy Dalton’s preaching.
Mearl and Roger fished on Table Rock Lake Saturday in a tournament.
Best wishes to Tyler Pitcock and his parents as he got to go home from St. John’s hospital where he had been a patient for five weeks, last Friday evening to their home in Fair Grove.
The First Christian Church breakfast on Saturday, March 19th, cooked and served by the men of the church, should be a festive affair, and we are looking forward to it.
Also the Tecumseh Fire Department St. Patrick’s buffet served, at 5:00 pm, March 12th, was a special event for fund raising.
Congratulations to Phil and Darlene Ortega who had their 60th anniversary March 10th.
Congratulations to Alan Landers being named a top academic scholar of Missouri.
Very few people have been honored as Beryl Davis was in 1986, on her 33rd year as Udall postmaster when Udall celebrated its 100th year. And she had 3000 hours of unclaimed sick leave, which was quite a record. The “Times Past” articles are quite interesting and many go unnoticed.
Maggie Carr finally got a good column in the paper I have been encouraging her to submit! Keep up the good work, Maggie.
Congratulations also to Matthews Taylor in his graduation from University of Missouri and his travels in New Zealand.
Thanks to my good friend, Doris Treiber, who shared her eggs with me and visited Friday evening, driving her new blue Mustang, which I admired. She is getting garden fever, I believe, as the time approaches. Her main hobby is making beautiful quilts.
The Hilltop Victory Chapel hosts the monthly women’s prayer brunch Saturday at 10:00 am.
Gainesville Eastern Star Chapter meets this Monday evening, the 14th at 7:30, with dinner at 6:30 pm.
It was good to have George and Mary Boze in church Sunday, also Leslie Hicks from West Plains.
Merle and Beulah Satterfield attended a benefit for his niece’s husband’s cancer treatments at Squires Saturday night.
Dana Davis Taylor and Joyce Taylor stopped in Sunday afternoon for a short visit. Joyce had spent the night with Chet and Dana and rode along to feed the cows.
The fishing tournament Mearl and Roger Satterfield fished in Saturday was “Anglers in Action”.
What a rain we got Sunday night! It should bring the lake water up at Tecumseh and other areas. White bass and crappie along with walleye are being caught before the rain. Lake waters have really been low.
Sympathy to the family of Joyce May, who passed away Sunday, after suffering ALS disease.
Lisa (Davis) Keller is visiting her aunt, Jessie Fassenella in Rockford, Illinois.
Just a thought “A kindness done today is the surest way to a brighter tomorrow”.