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Fall has arrived once again, faithful as ever to show up right when it’s supposed to. It’s just about time to switch the thermostat from cool to heat and leave it. Actually, this time of year we have been guilty of switching it to heat to cool and back to heat again all in the course of one day. Right now we just have ours turned to “off”. I’ve been trying to be more energy conscious and have refrained from turning on the heat yet. The high price of electricity and propane has helped me in my decision to conserve energy. I’ve put on a jacket when it is chilly and thrown open the windows and maybe turned on a fan or two to let the air circulate better when it has warmed up during the day. That’s the way we used to do it before we had the luxury of air conditioning, and there is nothing I like better than having the windows open and the breeze blowing through the house. It smells so fresh.
I still have several hummingbirds hanging around my feeders, but not nearly as many as a few weeks ago. I had mentioned that I’d read that this time of year the hummingbirds you see are probably not the same ones from day to day but are migrating through, but I have one at least that is staying around. He sits on the wire that holds the feeder and tries to chase off any other hummer that gets close to that feeder. He is a bully but still fun to watch since I have several other feeders they can use.
Please keep Gail Adams in your prayers as she recovers from surgery to repair an aneurysm and to replace a heart valve. She had the surgery a couple of weeks ago but developed an infection and had to return to the hospital.
Corby Lux filled in at Bradleyville General Baptist Church Sunday while Pastor Jack Clemans went to the hospital to be with Gail and Jackie and their family.
The bridge over Beaver Creek at Bradleyville is due to be completed in the next week to ten days. I know everyone will be glad when they can use the new bridge and stop going around the detour through DD highway. It is a beautiful drive but the road is a little more narrow than a person would like when meeting so much traffic.
The Bradleyville Jr. High boys won third place against Plainview in the Bradleyville Tournament last week. Both teams played very well in an exciting game to watch and it could have gone either way for most of the ballgame. The consolation game was won by Thornfield in a good game against Ava Victory Academy. First place was won by Taneyville playing against Lutie.
The Jr. High girls are in a basketball tournament at Taneyville all this week. Next Tuesday, Oct. 4th the Jr. High will have a ballgame with Taneyville and on Thursday, Oct. 6th they will play at Lutie.
Birthdays: Sept.29: Austin Koenig; Oct. 2: Connie Haes; Oct. 3: Kaycee Howie, Caitlynne Pollard, Dylan Rogers, Ryan Saffle, Teresa Stafford; Oct. 5: Josh Burns, Nathan Easley, Janice Walker, Bert Smith.
Anniversaries: Sept. 29: Walter and Lisa Rogers; Oct. 4:Mark and Gina Norwine.