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Sorry I missed getting any news items in the paper for the past few weeks. No excuse except being busy and forgetfulness a week or two and then lightning ran in on my computer and phone and ruined them, so I had to rethink how I was doing things. I get so used to doing things one way it is hard for me to adjust sometimes.
I appreciate my daughter Alicia for lending me the use of her computer to e-mail my news to the paper.
All the rain has been wonderful for filling up the ponds and creeks and making the hay crop, and I’m sure all the “April showers” will result in beautiful “May flowers”, but then again, all the ponds, creeks and lakes are full to overflowing and it’s become a case of too much of a good thing. I wish we could save some of this rain for July and August.
I drove my daughter Julie Lawson and baby Garrett to his well baby check up in Branson last week and we had to take detour upon detour going there and coming home. I know several people who work in that direction that had the same problem that day and the next few days after.
Congratulations to Amy Swadley on the birth of her son, Zayden Michael on April 17. Zayden weighed 7 lbs. 8 oz.
Congratulations also to Winter and Sean Gilbert on the birth of their baby girl, MacKenzie on April 19. MacKenzie weighed 7 lbs. 6oz.
Keep little Blake Melton in your prayers still. He came through the surgery very well but still has a long road ahead in his recovery.
Several band and choir members from Bradleyville School traveled to Columbia last weekend to participate in the State Music Festival. I don’t want to mention any of the individual scores because I don’t know them all and don’t want to leave anyone out, but I know they all did well and had a good time making music and had a good trip. Our community can be very proud of our kids and our music department and music director, Chris Sprague. They always do an outstanding job.
Baccalaureate for the seniors and 8th grade will be held Wednesday, May 11 at 7 p.m. in the Bradleyville School gym. Baccalaureate is sponsored by all the churches in the Bradleyville area.
Bradleyville graduation will be held Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m., again in the Bradleyville School gym.
On May 21 at 6 p.m. New Mansion Church will be hosting the bluegrass group, Kenny and Amanda Smith. Everyone is welcome to come enjoy the music of this well known group, and to come back the next night, Sunday, May 22 at 6p.m. as New Mansion Church starts revival.
Since lightning ruined my computer I discontinued my internet service, so my own e-mail address has changed once again. If you need to e-mail me my address is: email@example.com or you can also use firstname.lastname@example.org.
I try to check it at least twice a week. My phone number is still 796-2651 if you have anything you want included in the paper.
Birthdays for the coming week include: May 4: Brady Rogers; May 5: Ethel Bunnell, Jan Clark; May 8: Brenda Boyd, Susan Klepac; May 9: Deanna Badovinatz, Matt Hartzell; May 10: Russell Hunt, Carlie Schultz; May 11; Braden Potter, Landon Potter, J.D. Gillespie.