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This dry earth could use a good soaking as it hasn’t rained for several weeks and some shrubs and trees are dying. Leaves are covering the ground.
What a story was in Ava’s newspaper last week of a software developer and route 66 tour guide who rode through the area on his way to Florida with his two horses! The article stated he would leave them there and ride on a motorcycle to San Diego, CA. He had ridden across Australia, for charity.
I had a call Saturday from my great-nephew’s wife, Emily Aronis, in Springfield.
News of the passing of a dear friend, Velma (Harris) Hicks, formerly a Lilly Ridge resident and for the past years in S t. George, Utah, reached us Friday morning. She died October 6th, in St. George Nursing facility there. She leaves two children, Johna and Buddy, and two nieces Janice Blesard and Lou Arta Corbin of this area. Her burial was in Boulder City, Utah, where her husband, Jack Hicks was buried, several years ago. She was the last member of the Harris family and reached the ripe old age of 92 years.
The Little Vine Fellowship quarterly meeting is in Willow Springs this Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm. Bro. Dale Roberts is the speaker.
Pastor appreciation month is this October. Scott Linton was presented a gift from Lilly Ridge Church Sunday.
Liberty General Baptist Church will be hosting the ladies prayer brunch Saturday at 10:00 am.
Best wishes to Freda Duggins who hasn’t been feeling up to par.
On Monday, October 10th, Warren Moody celebrated another birthday.
Cindy Hensley had an October 6th birthday.
The Extension clubs have their three county (Douglas, Ozark and Wright) DOW meeting in Mtn. Grove on October 18th. They will have a plant and auction sale among members. Members from Ozark county will car-pool, from Gainesville for the trip.
Sympathy is expressed to Sharon Smith who lost her brother last week in Sullivan, Missouri.
Best wishes to those having health problems, among those are Larry Grisham. I hear he enjoyed the farm work of raking hay with his brother Bobby.
I talked with Judy Breyne Sunday afternoon and Paul is receiving treatment in Springfield. He was feeling some better, but not quite well as yet. Best wishes to both of them
A belated birthday wish to Bob Arnett on October 7th and all other October birthdays.
Paralee Rea’s niece, Sue Newton, took her to Mtn. View, Arkansas for a catfish dinner at “Jo Jo’s Wharf” last week, for a belated birthday treat.
Shirley Sisney brought me green beans from their garden Sunday; that I really appreciated. This was the first year I can remember not having a garden full of vegetables.
The Lilly Ridge revival was well attended last week and ended Thursday night with Bro. Bill Bales preaching.
Karen K. Davis and I were in Mtn. Home Monday where I kept my appointment with my doctor and did a little shopping.
Best wishes to Erma (Evans) Miller who has been a patient in a Springfield hospital recently, we hope she improves.