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It has been so pleasant the past week, the kind of weather that makes me want to sit outside in the morning with a cup of coffee and just enjoy all the sights, sounds and activities of the outdoors. I haven’t been able to do that this fall but it sure sounds nice. My hummingbirds have all flown south, I guess. Maybe they looked through my window and saw my calendar and decided they had better get going. I had two or three early in the morning on Sept. 30 and then no more.
The feeders have been taken over by honeybees. There have been dozens of bees on each feeder. I haven’t seen many bees this summer, but they must have been waiting for the hummers to clear out.
We got home from church Sunday night around 7:30 and it was already dark. It takes some time for me to get used to the shorter days. An interesting fact I learned after David went to live in Maui was that none of the Hawaiian Islands observe daylight savings time and since they are somewhat close to the equator, the days are pretty much even all year round. They get around twelve hours of daylight and dark each day, give or take a half hour or so. That’s one thing I like better in Missouri, the longer days of summer.
Our continued prayers are with Gail Adams as she recovers from a serious infection, which became a complication of open-heart surgery.
Gail is still in the hospital but showing improvement.
The Blair/Collins reunion will be Saturday, Oct. 8th at New Vision Church between Taneyville and Kissee Mills Jct. The doors will open at 10 a.m. and the covered dish meal will start at noon.
The regular monthly singing at Hercules Church that would have been on Oct. 8th is cancelled due to the wedding of Jenny Adams that several people from the church will be attending in Springfield. Jenny is the daughter of Randy and Joyce Adams and the granddaughter of Eugene and Betty Maggard and Neil and Irene Adams.
Hercules Church will have their Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 15, starting at noon with a covered dish meal. Music and fellowship will continue after the meal. Everyone is welcome to join them and bring a song and/or instruments.
New Mansion Church will be having a Fall Festival on Oct. 22 starting at 1 p.m. with games, food, singing and a pumpkin patch.
Everyone is welcome to bring a song and/or instruments. The next day, Sunday, Oct. 23 there will be a hayride at 2 p.m. to the Caney Picnic area and services on the mountain around 4 that evening. I will have more details later.
The Jr. High boys and girls will have a ballgame apiece at Lutie
on Thursday, Oct. 6 and the Jr. High boys will be in a tournament at Thornfield the week of Oct. 10-14. High school volleyball continues with a game at Forsyth on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Birthdays: Oct. 6: Lila Roberts, Michael Robertson; Oct. 7: Randall Cummings, Barbara Hunter; Oct. 8: Garland Smith; Oct. 9: Mike Yeary; Oct. 10: Karen Cantrell, Judy Clemans, Carla Combs; Oct. 11: Don Johnson, Louise Stevens, Thurman Whittaker; Oct. 12: Jennifer Adams, Keith Cook, Bobby Copas, Brent Whittaker.