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Everyone is anxious for the Masquerade Ball this Saturday night (Oct. 1) that will benefit the Fordland Clinic. Tickets are still on sale and you will have a great time. They can be purchased in our neighborhood at Kindall Store or at the Fordland Clinic. It was so much fun to see everyone dressed up with masks on at last year’s event. The ball will be held at the Chateau Charmant, the castle in Olga.
Congratulations are in order for Brandon and Crystal (Mason) Smith. They were united in marriage on Saturday night at their home on Olga Road. We really enjoyed getting to know them as customers at Kindall Store and they were always so supportive. We wish them many years of happiness and glad to hear that the weather held for their ceremony. Grandson, Nicholas performed the nuptials.
I enjoyed spending a day with oldest daughter, Janice Morris, the other day. We even traveled out to visit youngest son, Jay, and his family. It is always nice to spend time with your children.
I was sorry to miss the 90th birthday celebration of longtime friend, Eva Painter in Ava. Mrs. Painter has been a special friend to our family and we would have really enjoyed being there for her special day. Mrs. Painter was a treasured friend of my late mother, Alverta Hargis. Happy Birthday, Mrs. Painter. She has many roots in the Olga and Dogwood communities.
I understand that the 100th birthday celebration of the Webster County Library was a hit. An open house was held in both the Webster County Museum and the Webster County Library. Several from our family (Nicholas, Sarah and Reagan) and from this neighborhood were among the number who attended. The new doors at the Webster County Museum are a nice addition to the original appearance of the building.
I would like to ask you all to pray for Virgil Hunt who has been in St. John’s Hospital. Virgil has been having some health problems and could use our prayers. He has been a friend to this community for many years and is a longtime member of the Webster County Opry. He is a great man and has always worked to help others throughout the community. Many prayers are being offered for Virgil and I know that he appreciates everyone of them. Seems like the other day that Virgil was driving a van load of Opry performers to North Platte, Neb., for a week of performances. That trip was so much fun and I think there are still pictures among the cast members of Virgil jumping from the diving board at the North Platte City Pool.
We can sure feel that fall is in the air and hope that you are enjoying these remaining days of comfortable weather. Hope to see you out in this neighborhood in the near future. God Bless you and your family.