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I understand that several from our area attended the annual Seymour Apple Festival. I would have liked to have been present, however, I had to work and had to miss all of the fun. There were several from our family who ventured that way and they reported that it was another successful year for our Seymour friends.
As I mentioned in earlier reports, Rev. Bob Huskey of Dogwood will be preaching at the county revival in Elkland on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. This will be held on the main street of Elkland. Brother Huskey is a good friend of many in Olga and the surrounding area and is known for his many years of preaching in this area. Also, Don Givans, a former member of this community, will preach on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. Fred Napier, formerly of Seymour and the Liberty area, will bring the message on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 11 a.m.
You will also want to hear Webster County Assessor Jim Jones as he preaches on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Those are some of the few who have ties to our area, who will be participating in this “For Christ” Tent Revival.
We have noticed that a few of our rural neighbors have been getting another cutting of hay. It sure is nice to see some of this cooler weather, makes everyone want to get out and work outside.
I was asked to wish Wilma Cardwell a “Happy Birthday.” Wilma’s husband, Leonard grew up in this area and attended the Dillion School. He is on the board of the Cardwell Chapel Cemetery as well. Hope she had a great day. We have really enjoyed getting to know her niece, Linda as well.
I understand there was a successful benefit for Michael and Amber Brand on Saturday night. Amber worked for sometime at the Fordland Clinic and was known by many in this community. Her church family organized a benefit to assist with medical expenses as she was in the hospital for a lengthy period of time. Glad to hear that everything went well for them.
Several from the south-side of Webster County received medical alerts this week. These alerts are provided through a grant from the Webster County Senior Service Fund and are distributed by the Elkland Independent Methodist Church. They were able to give out 33 this time around and are hoping to give out more in the future. If you have applied, you will remain on the list for the next round of alerts. If you would like to apply, please call 933-5378 and ask to have an application mailed to you. These alerts are free and any Webster County Senior Citizen is eligible.
Hope you have another great week. Remember that the Chateau Charmant, the “castle” in Olga, will play host to the 2nd annual Masquerade Ball benefiting the Fordland Clinic on Oct. 1. The evening will include hors d’oeuvre, dancing and costume contests.
Most of the participants last year enjoyed the ‘masquerade’ aspect of the event, wearing masks and “ball” attire. Tickets are available on the Fordland Clinic website (fordlandclinic.org), by phone (417-767-2273), at the clinic, at Kindall’s Store and at the castle