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The rain we received Sunday night was sure appreciated. Monday night it was lightening and we got another ground soaker.
I hope everyone had a good fourth. I watched some of Gary and Sandra Harvill’s family pretty fireworks from the front door of our home.
Gracie Williams had several over the fourth. Dennis Humprey and family was in from Oklahoma. Gracie and Cindy and girls were going to Gracie’s brother, Bucker Nelson’s, on the fourth. Gracie said her granddaughter, Kim, was saved at her home Sunday night.
I heard our mail man will be late. He had to go to Sparta for the mail now. The post boxes are still at Oldfield, but no post master.
James and I enjoyed the Fourth of July dinner with Rex and Shirley Halcomb and Junior and Betty Halcomb at their son, David’s. Everyone decided they needed a nap.
Ralphand Melissa Hutchinson enjoyed their family on Friday night for a barbeque. Monday, Lane Porter spent the day with grandparents, Ralph and Melissa. Deanna had to work.
I hope Donald Potter is feeling better and his mother-in-law, Violet Hinote.
James Orick will be preaching at Garrison this weekend, July 10 and on the 17th they will have a baptizing and dinner. The baptizing is at 2 p.m.
Miss Ashley Blakemore went with a group of her friends from Assembly of God Church and helped at Joplin where the tornado was. She is Gracie Williams granddaughter. Gracie had around 50 guests for her annual fish fry on Memorial Day at her home.
Junior and Betty Halcomb’s pastor and wife visited them on Monday evening. Junior visited us Monday evening and Friday evening along with their son, David, who also came for a visit.
Doug Nelson helped his uncle, Jerry Nelson, putting up hay and hauling it in. There is lots to do when putting up hay, but the animals you are feeding sure enjoy it.
Thursday David and Glenda Halcomb met his sisters at Ozark and ate out and visited.
Jim and Alice Nelson enjoyed two fourth of July celebrations, one Saturday night at Jim’s daughter, Donna and Bobbie Hull’s and then again Monday night at Jim’s brothers, Buck and Stephanie Nelson’s.
On Wednesday Alice and sister-in-law, Gracie Williams visisted Jane Pruett and Ester Todd. Jane, Gracie and Alice at at Ruby Tuesdays’s in Nixa.
As we came home Sunday from church we stopped by Jerry Nelson’s and talked to Ronnie Maggard. He is making a nice looking young man.
Remember Ervin Maggard, he is due to have a heart transplant. H is the son of Iona (Hampton) Maggard and the late Rev. Preston Maggard.
Shellie Marler took her neighbor, Iona Maggard, a large cabbage head and nice peppers last week.
My sympathy sent to the Martha Holt family and Donna Witchey family.
As James and I took a walk Monday, a man and woman stopped by for a chat. They were friends of George and Janie Morrison. He said they had been coming down here for over 40 years.
Have a good week and pray for more rain.