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Still no rain as these items are written and its very dry. Yet rain is in the forecast for this week. I haven’t heard of anyone finding wild grapes this fall. The late pear crop turned out good. They hang on the trees even after the first frosts. It still hasn’t frosted here.
Congratulations to new grandmother, Sue Ann Jones; I know what its like to be a grandmother since I was 38 years old!
Reading in the newspapers lately of copperhead snakes, makes me watch more closely around my place for them!
Mamie Strong enjoyed her 79th birthday last Saturday which she said was the first time she remembers her family celebrating with her. Her sons, daughter-in-laws (cooking dinner) and her grandchildren coming. Her brother Leroy’s daughter came from Appleton, Wisconsin, and eight great-grandchildren came, with cards and lots of phone calls, all in all she had a great celebration, with lots of cake also. Mamie’s health keeps her close to home as she has to be on oxygen all the time.
Best wishes to Marvin Wray who was in a hospital recently. Our prayers are for his health to improve fast.
Our neighborhood lost two god men the past two weeks. Roger Suman died suddenly at his home and Paul Breyne died in a Springfield hospital.
Paul’s memorial service was at the Christian Church and Roger’s funeral service was Friday at Clinkingbeard Funeral Home and burial at Faye Cemetery.
Lawrence and Dot Strickland had relatives from Anchorage, Alaska, Ken and Deb Browning, who enjoyed the Tuesday night music at the Senior Center and seeing the old water mills in this area while here.
Jeri Miller had a nephew and wife, Tim and Debbie Williams, from Zachary, Louisiana, who were bow hunting this past week and visiting her. Cougars have been sighted in the Lick Creek area near her home and in the Udall area just across the creek.
One of the over 800 low-rated bridges which are to be replaced or repaired, is Route OO Bridge over Lick Creek beginning the last of this month, and was in the news recently.
Honoring World War I and II veterans is the Ozark County Historium which will exhibit souvenirs and keepsakes from Oct. 24- Nov. 11. They are open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
October 31 is next Monday, a holiday of superstitions when some folks get dressed up along with the younger ones to trick or treat, bringing quite a bit of excitement for them.
Peggy Helms and her sister are making “chow-chow” this Wednesday if all goes as planned. Her sister and husband live in Mtn. Home, Arkansas. Its that time of year when using “end of the garden” vegetables.
I’m sure the Bushner family is disappointed that the county doesn’t have funds to get the road, or bridge, to their property at Tecumseh, but it seems a freak happening of the lake keeps washing it deeper when heavy rains came, washing the sandy soil.
I think we all deserve a sample of Maggie Carr’s “raspberry” jam made from “ground” green tomatoes, using my daughter’s recipe from a few years back. They tell me it is very good.
I appreciate Jr. and Shirley Sisney for green beans and tomatoes, and Lanell Lewis for sweet peppers.
Keith Davis and Katrina Berry visited me last Saturday on their way back from town.
Kenny Robinson of Udall passed away and burial was at Baptist Hill Cemetery.
A thought is “God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into the nest.”