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What a hailstorm we had Saturday morning and sleet mixed in! It beat pear and peach blossoms, which were in full bloom here.
Richard Blackburns visited their son, Rick and family in Harrah, Oklahoma last week, from Wednesday to Sunday. His home was saved, but the town of Harrah was the victim of a bad fire recently.
Fires were fought in the East Wind community, across the creek and other places the past week, when strong winds kept spreading the flames. Fire department workers were surely kept busy for many hours.
As March goes out Thursday and April comes in on Friday, we may see more signs of spring and already pastures are greener.
I had a phone conversation with Maxine Shanerman, from Nixa after the death of her brother, Glen Shaw, a former Gainesville resident. Of their family just Maxine and sister, Lettie Moss, remain, which is the story of so many families.
Jessie Fassenella, from Illinois has been spending the past week with Dave and Karen Davis, at Udall. Lisa Keller spent time with them also and Dana Taylor visited one day.
The Relay for Life team is hosted by the First Baptist Church Saturday, April 2nd behind Town and Country from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.
Sunday evening, April 3rd, following church services, the business meeting will be held at Lilly Ridge Church.
Not too far away on May 21st, the Ladies Prayer Brunch will be at Lilly Ridge.
Gainesville Chapter 432 met Monday evening for their regular meeting for Eastern Star.
Best wishes to Loretta Davidson as she has her hip replacement Tuesday in Springfield.
There were three baptisms in Lilly Ridge Church baptistery Sunday afternoon that were from Liberty church, where Joe Gaddy pastored until recently.
James and Bea Link are looking forward to meeting relatives in Branson April 9th, and they would like James brother, in Tennessee, remembered in prayer with his health problems. The Links’ burned brush piles after the wind quit blowing so hard.
Maybe in next weeks news report, Ida Mae Huse can have some news of her visit to her sons, Jeff Huse family, in Virginia, the past week, and Lanell and Roger Longs’ trip to Florida should have some interesting highlights to report.
It is said that “a man has horse sense if he knows now to bridle his tongue.”