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It is a windy March, fruit trees blooming and fear of freezing weather yet to come! Daffodils and forsythias are beautiful, and other flowering shrubs. Apricot and plum trees along with pear, aplle and peaches are in danger of freezing, yet so pretty now.
Some early gardeners planted potatoes on St. Patrick’s Day and the almanac says it was a “barren time” for root crops!
Sympathy is expressed to Jerry Marsh and daughters, along with other family members of West Plains, in the loss of their loved one, Mary Beth Marsh, who passed away last Friday at her home.
Mearl and Beulah Satterfield shopped in West Plains Saturday afternoon.
The Christian Church Men’s breakfast was well attended and enjoyed by all. The Disciples Mission Fund benefited from the proceeds, Saturday morning.
I enjoyed the story of Maud Ford’s gardening talents, as I remember her and their home in town, along with the store where we went on Saturdays, and as a child, looked forward to a nickel sack of candy my father would bring home to me when I didn’t get to go along.
This is just a thought – if the elk population in Missouri increases in a few years, will insurance premiums increase when more severe accidents happen on our highways, as those big elk horns could do a lot more damage than the deer population?
Highway 160 toward Lake Norfork was busy at “sun-up” Sunday morning with dozens of trucks and boats going fishing no doubt, so the bass and crappie must be biting.
My neighbors, Harry and Terri Zimmer have a new storm cellar, something we all need to have in case of storms which happen frequently.
Maxine Smith visited Mosalene Shaw in Springfield last week.
Lilly Ridge Extension Club was hosted by Lily Branco at Karen N. Davis home Thursday, March 17. Present were Ruth Taylor, Maxine Smith, Edith McKinnon, Alice Hurley, Mary Ann Niemi and Linnie Ingram. Short program were presented by Nancy Walker and Jeri Sue Crawford. Plans for the DOW Council Spring Fling, to be at the Tecumseh Fire House on April 19, were discussed. Items for the silent auction should be saved to sell as our council keeps one third of the proceeds to help with expenses. Plants, shrubs and bulbs will sell good.
Sylvia Carson, now in N. Pekin, Illinois, says she is scheduled to have knee surgery April 13, and hopes to be able to come back to Missouri along with daughter the last of May to visit.
Happy birthday on March 24 to Amy Galyardt in Mtn. Home area.
Sunday was first day of spring by the calendar and was warm and windy, too.
Alice Hurley has an April 4th birthday. She keeps busy knitting and crocheting.
Moles have kept busy all winter making mole hills throughout my yard. I’ve heard if I got rid of grub worms, I wouldn’t have moes, or armadillo’s either, but it would take a lot of poison applied in the soil, and that wouldn’t be the way to go, because of domestic animals that live here.
Vicki Garner ( who has a 10 a.m. Saturday morning program at KTLO at Mtn. Home, on gardening) will be at the Theodosia Methodist Church at 1 p.m. April 26. Hopefully several of our club members and interested persons can attend for an informative program.
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” This was a quote from Mother Theresa.