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In Missouri if you want a change in the weather, just wait until tomorrow, is a likely remark. Hopefully no one had put away all their warm clothes, or blankets off their beds! Or that they got “carried away” with too early gardening as replanting some seeds may be needed. Onions, radishes, lettuce, spinach and peas do well planted earlier, but not tomatoes and beans, nor cucumbers.
Sassafras tea is a good hot beverage but it will “thin” the blood when it is brewed.
A correction in the time on April 26 at the Methodist Church in Theodosia, when KTLO Vicki Garner will present a program at the Ozark Heritage Garden Club is 1 p.m., instead of 11 a.m. as I wrote in last weeks news.
The Little Vine Fellowship Meeting on Tuesday evening, April 12, was enjoyable by a good group with 55 in attendance and several churches represented, hosted by Lilly Ridge Church.
In spite of the hailstorm we had when pears were in full bloom, it seems several stayed on and hopefully we can have a good crop late summer.
Best wishes to Bob Helms, of Tecumseh, who had four bypass heart surgery recently.
Also best wishes to Marilyn White who had health problems. She is the daughter of Anna Larson and lives in Lake Zurich, Illinois.
The DOW Extension Spring Fling was at Tecumseh Tuesday with Ozark County hosting.
Best wishes to Maggie Carr, who had a knee replacement Monday in Mtn. Home and will be taking therapy near the hospital for a few weeks. There seems to be a number of folks having knee replacements lately.
The presentation of the Last Supper that is sponsored by The Little Vine Association, will be at Lilly Ridge Church Friday evening, April 22, at 7 p.m. Admission is free and all area churches are invited to attend.
On Saturday evening, April 23, the soup and chili supper will be at the high school cafeteria from 4:00 to 6:00 sponsored by Robert Burns Lodge, helping needy school children. Donations will be accepted and Bob Hammons and Wildwood will be featured from 6:00 to 7:30 in the high school gym with their concert.
The redbud cookie recipe from Anna Lee Ellison was good and I remember making them a few years ago and was surprised that the color of the blooms stayed red in the cooking process. They also have a flavor. The picture was a good close up, too, taken by Bruce Roberts. I remember it took quite a few limbs from the tree to gather the one and a half cups of blooms, but was well worth the time.
Happy 49th birthday to Linaia Pitcock, in Fair Grove, this Wednesday, the 20th.
The chilly temperatures cut short the blooming season for lilacs here, and deer devoured the blossoms from Beulah Satterfield’s lilac. Possibly most of mine too.
The youth team from Ava Full Gospel Church entertained us at Lilly Ridge Sunday night with sign language and drama.
Mearl and Roger Satterfield fished in the Anglers In Action tournament on Bull Shoals Lake Saturday and had some winning catches.
There was a baptismal service at Lilly Ridge Church Sunday following morning service.
Our bi-monthly dinner will be on May 1, with potluck.
Ida Mae Huse attended a meeting in Jefferson City over the weekend, and returned Sunday evening.
A thought to ponder, “People who believe what goes down must come up are sometimes called farmers.” And “we need more people raising beans and fewer people spilling them.”
Late news: Edith McKinnon attended a wedding reception for Lindsey Larry, girls basketball coach in Mtn. Home, Sunday afternoon at the home of Molly Morgan. Her husband-to-be is the boys basketball coach there.