- Featured Stories
- Douglas County
- City of Ava
- General Interest
What a wonderful day to be in God’s house this Sunday! Mother’s Day was a beautiful, sunny day, and we appreciate all our regulars plus several guests who came to be with us. Jerry and Naomi Hunnell, Jim and Linda Moore, Tom and Donna Nichols and his grandchildren, all joined us for church.
Brother Dennis read from I Samuel, speaking about Hannah as an example for mothers, as well as examples from his own life.
The church sang happy wishes to Martin Hathcock for his May 8 birthday and Kay Hutchison for their May 7 anniversary.
The church gave beautiful pots of flowers to our oldest mother, Bessie Hall, and our youngest, Sandy Shumate, as well as a small token to each mother.
Mae Cox enjoyed having her family with her at church, and they were joined by Lisa Johnson and Jesse in the afternoon. Other visitors for Mae have been Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Pruiett, who also visited Lue Coy while here. They were stopping to visit Pauline’s sister, Paulette and family, in Rolla, on their way home to Illinois. Mae received a call from Golda Dixon on Mother’s Day. Naomi Herrell Hunnell missed seeing Thetis and Huba Pruiett at the Alumni Banquet this year.
Company for Bessie Hall recently was Jeff Elliott, Jewell Elliott, J.C. Hall and Vicky Burnett, Linda Turner, Carla Wilson, Lisa Johnson and Jesse.
Martin and Mary Ann Hathcock spent Sunday afternoon with Pat and Wes Smith and family. Martin was celebrating his birthday and they were also celebrating Mother’s Day with Pat and Wes’s daughters, Jessica, Jennifer, Charlee and all their families.
Tom and Rosie Harris visited the Martin Hathcocks one day and Don Bryan visited them Tuesday. Martin was in Springfield Tuesday for his doctor appointment. Martin and Mary Ann will both be having stress tests within the next few days.
Raymond Bricker has been a patient in a Springfield hospital for several days. Following his release, he is now a resident at Glenwood Healthcare, in Seymour, until he is recuperated enough to come back to his home in Ava.
Maxine Lund visited Harold and Kay Hutchison last Thursday.
Lucillle DeBerry spent Friday and Saturday with her brother and wife, Harold and Kay Hutchison. On Friday evening, Lucille and Kay visited with Geneva Stewart. Their families were close friends and neighbors when they lived in the Theodosia area, many years ago.
Lucille attended the class reunion of 1951 at the Lion’s Club, Saturday, and enjoyed seeing friends she had not seen since graduation. She returned to her Springfield home Saturday evening.
Dylan and Morgan Clements spent Monday night with Harold and Kay Hutchison.