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We are needing some rain now and I have had a tree frog that made its appearance through an opening where my new air conditioner was installed. The frog seemed to be begging for rain.
Beulah Satterfield and Loretta Davidson shopped in Ava one day last week and had lunch with their friend at Porter’s Café, at Squires, which they enjoyed.
Chet and Dana Taylor came one morning to help with a few jobs and trimmed my hedge at the driveway.
Lilly Ridge Extension Club had their annual summer picnic Thursday evening at the home of Diane Easterday and husband and was enjoyed by several members and their husbands.
Its been 180 years, on August 10 1821, when a proclamation by President James Monroe admitted the state of Missouri as a sovereign commonwealth of the American Union, the 24th state. The war of 1812 had just been over a few years. We have lots to be thankful for living in the state of Missouri, as we study the history of our area.
Highway 160 East has a new blacktop road and many big trucks have hauled many loads the past weeks, and heavy road equipment have worked long hours, making our traveling much smoother.
My niece, Carol Aronis, in Springfield, was at a gas station and was surprised one day last week when cousins from Caulfield area drove up. They were Arreaun Moody and Kim, along with Stephanie Tackitt and Neoma Moody, who were shopping that day in Springfield.
Our highway is a lot smoother since we have had resurfacing done last week.
Paul and Judy Breyne went to the Christian Church Sunday afternoon and said there was a large crowd of people there at the memorial service.
Paul appreciates the prayer for his shoulder problem. He sees a doctor the first week of July hoping to get relief for pain. His wife, Judy, treated him for Father’s Day, with Sunday dinner at the Chinese restaurant in Mtn. Home.
Richard and Rene Blackburn had their two granddaughters, Katelyn and Madelyn, from Oklahoma, visiting them all last week. They took them to Springfield one day and fishing another day while they were there.
Best wishes to Dwaine Turner of Dawt as his eye surgery was done in West Plains Monday. His friends all send their best wishes for a successful surgery.
In a phone conversation with Maggie Carr we talked not only of current events but a lot of by gone days, our problems and best recipes including homemade donuts.
Dean and Marcia Lyon bought several trailer loads of hay for their cows this winter ahead of them and got it as it was harvested.
Its blueberry picking time and a good crop is promised. Ernestine Gaddy went with friends Monday to pick a supply. Their daughter, Tammy, visited Saturday and spent the night. She and her Dad took a float trip on the river. Joe and Ernestine went to Springfield Sunday afternoon, where they met their daughter, Theresa, and they enjoyed a meal together, as she had driven from Kansas City to visit her parents for Father’s Day.
Barbara Seymour suffered severe injuries Saturday evening at PP and 160 junction near the Tecumseh fire house and the post office area, in a car accident, and is in St. Johns Hospital in Springfield.
The Tecumseh Fire Dept. fish fry was reported to be successful Saturday evening.
Talking to David and Sharon Humphreville, they have been keeping their yard mowed and weeds cut and not going anywhere lately.
Monday evening, the 27th, Gainesville Chapter #432 O.E.S. meets at Robert Burns Masonic Hall and will be honoring 50 year members as well as 25 years.
A helpful hint is to drop moth balls in corn rows to discourage raccoons.
Bridges Creeks is still over the slabs on Smokey Road, and probably will remain for sometime.
Just a thought, “Learn to cherish all you happy moments, they make a fine cushion for old age.”