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Air conditioners are getting in full use and appreciated, these hot days and nights. In the “good old days” all we had to use was a “fan” into the night when we could finally get to sleep.
As these items are written we need rain showers badly.
Lots of folks were on the lake over the fourth weekend. Many trucks pulling boats line the highways. Gas prices are still high priced, but it doesn’t seem to slow down the traffic.
The Frontier Church will host the Men’s Prayer breakfast this coming Saturday.
A Gideon speaker will be at Lilly Ridge Church Sunday morning before church service.
The Little Vine quarterly meeting is Tuesday evening, July 12, at Hammond Mill Camp, at 7 p.m.
A planning meeting for VBS is Sunday, July 10, at 5 p.m. at Lilly Ridge.
Our bi-monthly dinner was enjoyed by several folks of the church Sunday following morning services.
Marcia Lyon is seeing her doctors in Mtn. Home this week. Hopes are for her to get a good report from her tests.
Maxine Smith’s daughter, Marsha Hallam, from Tempe, Arizona, with her daughter-in-law and children are to be here this week for a few days visit.
I had a birthday dinner with a good strawberry cake made by daughter, Karen K. Davis, along with two granddaughters, Cindy and Jaycee, daughter, Dana Taylor, and husband, Chet. They brought birthday gifts that I appreciated. I also received a gift in the mail from my son, Marlyn Pitcock, in Forsyth. I received phone calls from son, Lyndon, in Fair Grove, and daughter, Kristin, in Tillamook, Oregon. Also gifts in the mail from cousin, Helen Conardy. I was treated royally.
My church family sent cards and good wishes. It’s not so bad growing older with all the attention.
It was nice to get calls from club sisters (local) Edith McKinnon, and Amy Galyardt, in Loveland, Colorado.
Marlyn Pitcocks’ in Forsyth had his granddaughter and family from Bridgeport, Kansas, Michelle and Casey Bar and two children, to visit them over last weekend.
Sid and Vicki Smith took a church bus load of young folks to St. Louis last week to a Christian crusade there.
Our adult class at Sunday school misses Marcia Baxley since her son came and took her to his home, then to a nursing facility, we have heard. Best wishes Marcia.
There seems to be some prank calls going on. Perhaps a scam when Hilda Simpson received a call from Mexico City and wanted money sent for a rental vehicle, (which didn’t exist.) She advises people to be cautious when answering the phone, and giving information.
Gene and Marvaloe Carter took Hilda and Jimmy Simpson out for a steak dinner Monday evening for Jimmy’s 79th birthday. He celebrated July 2.
The lady, Ivy Jones, who Lanell Long took care of for many years, along with others who helped her, passed away Saturday, June 25, at 107 years of age, on Hwy. 62 East of Mtn. Home.
Best wishes to Nina Blair in her health problems, and a Happy Anniversary wish to her and Bernis, their 54th on June 30.
Richard and Rene Blackburn had their son and family and their daughter and their family visiting over the fourth weekend from Thursday until Tuesday when the last ones left. Only three of their family didn’t come this time. Richard and son fished Monday evening to finish up the fourth get together.
Jeri Miller had a niece and husband, Connie and Roland Hanna, from Louisana, visiting her over the fourth holiday. He caught a lot of fish and Jeri said he was a good cook.
Congratulations to Alan and Shelly (Uchtman) Finley who now moved to Columbia, MO. with daughters, Isabella and Juliette. After five long years in school in Fort Collins, Colorado then at Fort Equine and Weatherford, Texas, internship in veterinary school where he practices Equine Medical Services as Dr. Alan Finley. His folks, Don and Mary (Finley) Newton live on Theodosia near the lake. Shelly’s parents are Wilburn and Edna Uchtman.
Wilburn and Edna Uchtman took their grandson, Will, to Colton’s in Mtn. Home for his 9th birthday last Friday.
Graveside services were held at Howard Ridge Cemetery for Ernestine Hicks, (widow of the late Lue Hicks), Wednesday.
Theresa Bridges and daughter, Carlin, came Friday evening to her parents, Joe and Ernestine Gaddy’s, for the weekend. Carlin stayed to visit a week.
Having a good garden, they made pickels, harvested corn and dug their potatoes. They all attended church at Liberty on Sunday.
Jim Kyle is busy harvesting all the hay at Satterfield’s and Miller’s farm. Wes Uchtman helped finish baling on part of the land.
A thought to ponder: “Live as though every day is your last – and someday you will be right.”