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8-15-2011. Everyone that travels the Rome road between 76 Highway to A Highway, had a surprise this past week to find a new slab over the Peckerwood Hollow branch, the old slab finished washing out, this spring with the heavy rains. Dick Richards said he could remember him and Harvey Mackey helping pour the cement for the old slab in 1963 or 1964.
Melvin Bricker the coach at Plainview School, has been working with the boys and girls basketball teams. Rion Tetrick had a injury while practicing Tuesday evening.
I had a call from a cousin, Glen Thompson, from Springfield, last week. He was asking about the old Jackson Mill. He had been there years ago. I told him he wouldn’t know where it use to be. The building, wheel and race, was all gone. My granddad and grandma, Matt and Joie Jenkins, lived there in the early 40′s. I think granddad was the last person to use the mill. It use to be a very busy place.
Norma Cross had her grandson, Seth Hunt, and two of his friends from Buffalo staying with her, Thursday through Sunday. She took them to White Water Friday and Beaver Creek swimming Saturday.
Dick and I went to Seymour to get some peaches Thursday and took Kyle Thompson fishing out to S& H fishing place Friday. He cuaght one fish and let two get away. That was the first time we had been out to the fish ponds. It is such a good place to take kids and old people that can’t get around very good, although, we saw all ages out there!
God bless until next time.
8-22-2011. The rains we’ve been getting has brought life back into the yards and fields and fall gardens. Dick and I went up to my son, Danny Maloney’s, north of Sparta, one day and got a bucket of tomatoes. Ours fizzled out this year. School started last week at Plainview, I think most of the kids were ready to go back. The bus drivers are having to make some changes in their routes because of the bridge on 76 Highway at Bradleyville and west of Ava. They should be completed in September.
Kenny Hunt, Norma Cross and I went to Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center Friday morning. We visited with Peggy Jenkins, Golda Miller and Irene Richards. Lena Pierce was there to see Louise Jennings and others. Doyle Humbyrd was there to see his mother. Most everyone went out in the dining area to hear the music. I didn’t know any of the groups except Jo Stephens. Anyway, they were good.
Dick and I went over to visit with Larry and Lynn Clayton last week. Larry has been bed fast for several weeks, hopefully, he will be able to get up a few hours a day before long. One will never go away feeling sorry for Larry, his faith in God and his humor will leave you humble. Lynn has her ups and down days, was happy to have her in church with us Sunday.
Brother Bob Husky and Ellie Mae were in church Sunday. Bro. Bob preached both morning and evening services. We are always happy to have them. They are like kinfolks to us. Bob spoke in the absence of our pastor, David Welsh.