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Our yards are greener now since we got rain showers. Harry Zimmer worked in my yard Thursday. I’m hoping to get more rain so my crepe myrtle bushes will be in full bloom.
It’s time of the year to fill propane gas tanks at summer prices, ahead of winter!
Cindy Hensley had gall bladder surgery in Mtn. Home, Arkansas last Tuesday.
Talking with Fern Beasley last week she was “thinking” among the “old Timers” who should be remembered with the new “pavers” that their relatives or friends could buy, were those of the “spit and whittle group” who used to sit on the old benches in the court yard years ago. Some of those remembered were Everett Whisnant, Ode Beasley, Albert Allen, Don McAllister and Brother Allen and Walter Boughton.
James Beasley had cataract surgery at Dr. Marc’s in Mtn. Home Tuesday.
Karen K. Davis and I were in Mtn. Home Tuesday for my doctor’s appointment, and will go again next Tuesday. She has appointments next week also. It seems a lot of folks have been keeping doctor appointments.
Harry and Terri Zimmer had three grandchildren visiting them for a few weeks and their daughter came after them from Illinois last week.
Maxine Smith visited in Springfield Wednesday and Thursday of last week, then her son Mack and his son, wife and children from Centralia and Columbia, came to spend Friday night until Sunday. On Saturday they went to Silver Dollar City.
James White, son of the late Francis and Ruby White of Lilly Ridge and his two daughters from Springfield and Mtn. Grove area, visited with old friends and schoolmate, Bill Sanders, James and Fern Beasley last week. His brother, Frank, usually came as long as his health permitted.
Friends of Rev. Oscar Cunningham were sad to hear of his death August 4th. He held revivals and he, with his wife, Gladys, worked in American Sunday School Missions over 43 years. They served at Calvary Baptist Church, west of Gainesville, for several years.
His obituary said they hosted 21 trips to Bible Lands and preached in nine foreign countries. They owned Campy Joy Bible Camp near Ava, building and directing it themselves. Van Kelly now owns and directs the camp. My sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Dewey Moody enjoyed having them stay in their home while holding a revival locally, more than once, in years past. Rev. Cunningham was buried in Hazelwood cemetery in Springfield and services August 9th in the Seminole Baptist Temple in Springfield. His wife and children have our sympathy.
Lat weeks report on the property rights 11th Ozarks Conference in Mtn. Grove was August 6th, in Mtn. Grove. A video tribute was given to the late OPRC president Russell Wood, who died in May 2011. He had served 11 years. L. D. Davis, of Udall, has served as vice-president, and he received the Real Conservationist Memorial Award, a nice plaque for his dedicated work also. Next meeting will be at Vaughts Restaurant in Gainesville, at 7:00 pm, Thursday September 8th. Meetings are open for everyone who are interested.
I am wondering if grasshoppers and crickets are as numerous at other places as they are here? Maybe rain showers will discourage them soon.
Bea Link had her cousin from Red Bluff, CA to visit her last week, and they spent three days enjoying time in Branson, seeing four shows and the “sights”. They were best buddies when they were young so had a lot of “catching up” to do.
There were a lot of tired people after the one-day vacation bible school at Lilly Ridge Saturday, but they reported a good group of young folks who came. A lot of credit goes to the teachers and ones who got everything ready for the day and those who prepared and fed everyone with plenty of food.
It’s only a month away when Eastern Start Chapter gets back to work. September 12th is the meeting date and election of 2012 officers.
Best wishes to Carolyn Peterman who had quadruple by-pass heart surgery two weeks ago and is home recuperating, her sister, Betty Arnett told me. Her surgery was at Baxter County Regional Medical Center.
A thought to remember, “The good old days I could master, the pace was slower and I was faster.”