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Saturday evening I called Alaska to check on Ron Boeddeker. Ron got his trophy ram Thursday evening and was toting it out, expecting to meet up with a friend Saturday and getting back to Glennallen and Reanna on Sunday. He had called about his great hunting expedition to Arlene and Rex but I haven’t heard all the details yet. He did ask Arlene on which wall he should put the mounted head and she apparently replied, “Any wall in the garage!” As he was on satellite phone and that is very expensive the call was just to let us know all was OK. I cannot imagine such a hunt, alone, especially as Alaska is grizzly country.
The weather has been quite tolerable. When I mowed the yard last week, neighbor Bob Wagner got his mower out and did my ditches, again. I baked some brownies and lemon bars, took some over and we had a nice visit. Bob is such a good neighbor, always offering to help with anything. Saturday evening I cut up a watermelon and took it over to Randy’s house so Regina and Justin can have refreshing munchies as they are packing to return to California.
Regina, Justin, Arlene and Rex came here for supper Sunday evening and I learned that Justin ate 90% of the watermelon. Regina has been fussing over a cow that calved early and the calf was not alive and had some genetic problems. She is trying to get the cow to adopt one of her wee calves named Itty Bitty.
It sure would be nice if others in the Dogwood Community would give us some news to share in this column. Meanwhile, God bless and be well.
Pleasant Ridge Baptist from the desk of Jamey Herd
It is a beautiful much cooler morning here on Dogwood Hill. A good service was had at Pleasant Ridge with Pastor Carl bringing the morning message. There were 8 children in Children’s Church with Laveta and Susie. The ladies met at Pam Cobb’s home for baked potatoes, banana bread and a fruit salad on Sunday afternoon. A short meeting was held before adjourning for the evening service at Pleasant Ridge.
The Back to School Bash was held on Saturday with a picnic lunch. The weather was nice and the children had fun.
Joan Workman reports there was a large turnout for the Dogwood School reunion held at the Bruner Community building on Sunday afternoon. She reports there were between 75 and 100 people in attendance. Veda Garland and Ione Smith were the oldest attendees, being over 90 years old. They were cooks for the school. Joan Workman, Paul Sagerser and Gary Stafford were the last three eighth graders to attend the Dogwood School. An article is being written to be published in the Historical column of this paper.
Upcoming events are the Wild Game Supper for the men of the Wright, Douglas and Ozark Baptist Association to be held on October 1 at Cedar Gap Church at Seymour at 4:30 p.m. Men mark your calendars for a fun event with prizes to be awarded.
School starts this week so drive carefully and watch for school buses loading and unloading on our roads. Till next week, God Bless.