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We are thankful for the rain showers we have been getting. Randy Wyman said they got around two inches of rain at their place and I heard several say they got almost an inch. I think we got considerably less than that here at our house but I was grateful I didn’t have to water the flowers and veggie garden for a day or two. I was semi-smart and planted my vegetables close to the outside water faucet so it isn’t much problem to water those, but most of my flowers are in the front yard and far away from the faucet. I stretch my water hose as far as it will go but then still have to carry some to a few plants. I like the flowers in front of the house but I am already planning to move most of them to the side of the house this fall or next spring so I can water them easier. The past few years have spoiled me, raining so much during the summer that I rarely had to water anything.
It has been so hot…how hot has it been? Well, I had a hummingbird feeder that was broken and so I got out the hot glue gun and repaired it. I let it set an hour or two to make sure the glue was set. Everything seemed fine, it held the sugar water and didn’t leak, so I hung it up outside. It lasted about 2 hours and then the glue got so hot it got soft again and the feeder fell apart. The next time I used super glue and it has held for several days now.
We are so glad and thankful that Emily Ridings is recovering well from the car accident she had on the way to volleyball camp in Ava a week or so ago. She hit some gravel and swerved off the opposite side of the road and down a steep bank. Her car flipped and then caught on fire and burned. Emily got lots of cuts and bruises and was very sore for many days but thankfully is okay.
New Mansion Church will have a baptizing Sunday, May 31 at 1:30 in the afternoon in Brushy Creek at Hercules. Ethan Todd and Heidi Todd are two of those who are going to be baptized and I am sure there are several more that made the decision at VBS. Everyone is welcome to join these as they take this important step of faith. For more information you can call Jeff or Cindy Marsh.
Our pastors have been gone on vacation in Florida and got home last Sunday. Jeff was back to bring our Sunday night message. We hope they had a good time and got lots of much needed rest and we are glad they are safely home again.
Corby Lux brought the message at New Mansion Church for the last two weeks on Sunday morning and did a great job. Tom Todd did our Wednesday night Bible study while our pastors were gone and did a great job as well.
The car show that was sponsored by the Bradleyville Fire Department looked like they had a nice crowd last Saturday. There were lots of really neat looking classic cars parked in downtown Bradleyville.
I have had a great time writing the news for the Bradleyville area for the past few years, and I appreciate all the nice calls and comments I receive, but I feel that I can’t devote enough time to it anymore, so this will be my last week to write.
Ethel West has graciously agreed to take over the writing of the Bradleyville news. I know she will do a fantastic job. She will start in the next week or so, and I look forward to reading her point of view.
Birthdays for the coming week include: July 27: Hannah Guerin; July 29: Steve Hunsaker; July 30: Jessie Case, Dot Combs, Rick Pollard, Deborah Rogers; July 31: Peggy Essary; August 1: Curt Krause, Renee Newman, Dalton Silvey; August 2: Alicia Crouch, Bill Guerin, Stacy Norwine; August 3: Harleigh Hodges.
Anniversaries for the coming week include: July 29: Roger and DeeDee Hodges; July 31: Bob and Margaret Dalton.