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October came in Saturday with a bright blue sky. Sunday morning my thermometer read 37 degrees, so frost will soon be coming. It is usually here in the month of September. Since we haven’t had rain lately the tree’s leaves are falling because of dry weather and colors won’t be as pretty, though fall is in the air.
Paul Breyne is still a patient in Baxter County Regional Medical Center and our prayers are for him to improve soon so he can come home. Also prayers are for his wife, Judy, who stays close by at the hospital. She comes home ever so often.
Revival times at Lilly Ridge is this week. Zack Williams preached Sunday evening. Dale Roberts, Monday evening; on Tuesday evening Robert Roberts; Randy Dalton comes Wednesday night and Bill Bales on Thursday evening. All at 7:00 p.m. Good crowds are expected.
The barbeque at Lilly Ridge Saturday evening drew a good crowd and everyone surely had all they could eat, and there were lots of leftovers that folks had to eat on Sunday and take home with them.
News from Velma (Harris) Hicks in St. George, Utah, is that her health is not up to par, so we send prayers in her behalf this week. She was a Lilly Ridge girl and now is 92 years young. She has written me many letters and always enjoyed getting news from her home area. Though in a nursing facility environment, her letters were always uplifting and “up-beat.”
I enjoyed a phone call from Loretta Lininger from Fort Smith, Arkansas Sunday evening.
Jean Bates is here visiting friends. Beulah Satterfield drove to meet her Monday morning.
Mearl and Roger Satterfield fished Saturday and Sunday in a two day tournament at Lake of the Ozarks, where there were over 900 boats, with their catches.
Richard and Rene Blackburn went to Branson Monday and Tuesday of last week and attended the Ann Margaret and Andy Williams Show, besides doing a little early Christmas shopping. They are expecting a visit from their son, Rick, who lives in Harrah, Oklahoma. Their grandson, Alex, is in college in West Plains.
“Not too long ago we used to wait until the price came down. Now we buy before the price goes up.” Just a thought for the day.