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May 8 was Mother’s Day by the calendar, but appreciation of many mothers should be celebrated the year round. Those of us who lost our mothers at an early age have had to adopt another and pay respects to the living.
As some blackberries are blooming it is likely to be our “blackberry squall” (weather wise) recently.
Zoe Ann Garcia attended her 25th school reunion in St. Louis last weekend. Matthew and Sharon stayed at Edith McKinnon’s.
The Tecumseh Auxiliary dinner at the firehouse was well attended Saturday evening for Mother’s Day and some prizes were given away.
We can’t under estimate the power of tiny hummingbirds that can migrate over 2,000 miles. When sipping nectar (sugar water) and from flowers that have the pollen carried from plant to plant, the little birds survice. They help flowers spread and thrive, for our enjoymen. They are known to return to their former “home” and build nests on top of their other one, or the limb of a tree. Their tiny nests hold their two “bean-size” eggs.
Best wishes to Regina Wynn as she leaves the Ozark County Times and her 11 years in Ozark County to start her married life in Monett.
Lilly Ridge Extension Club regular monthly meeting will be on Thursday, May 19 at the Ozark County Health Department basement room and business meeting is at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m. Nancy Sizehla, guest speaker, will give a program on skin care. Visitors are welcome to come and join our club ladies. Karen N. Davis is our 2011 club president.
News from Sylvia Carson in N. Pekin, IL. Is that she is recovering from knee surgery and in therapy. Her family was together Mother’s Day.
All mothers at Lilly Ridge Church were presented a book of poems Sunday.
Mearl and Beulah Satterfield attended their family memorial day get-together and their daughter, Karen and Doug Livingston, with son, Austin, came on to have Mother’s Day dinner at the Satterfields.
News reached us Sunday night of the death of a former Lilly Ridge gal, Doris (Smith) Cox, (now of Springfield) who suffered a heart attack. Her husband, Harold, and family has our sympathy.
Karen K. Davis stopped by her daughter, Lisa, and Dan Keller’s home in Salem, Arkansas Sunday evening for a short visit. Dan had recent back surgery at Baxter County Regional Hospital.
I appreciated calls on Mother’s Day from my friends, Judy and Paul Bryne. They recently visited Paul’s son and daughter in Illinois.
As we find our yards soft and spongy with tunnels we have been invaded by moles, but we might consider them an ally instead of pest in some ways as they eat insects and the grub worms that eat on our plants. They will eat chewing gum and castor beans also, but little windmills work in their territory. A mixture of soapy water with lemon scent discourage moles.
The Men’s prayer breakfast is Saturday, the 14th, at the Salem General Baptist Church at 9:00 a.m.
Anna Marie Richards from Pontiac will be at the First Christian Church at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 18, with recipes featuring lemons and will be preparing a meal for everyone who wishes to come for the occasion.
Best wishes to Erma (Evans) Miller who had shoulder surgery recently. We wish her a speedy recovery and healing.
The family of Eunice Wray has our sympathy.
Gainesville Eastern Star Chapter #432 Monday evening, May 9, and there was an initiation.
“The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnnings than endings.”