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Did anybody feel the earthquake last Saturday night? I saw on Facebook that several around here felt it, my granddaughter Danielle said she woke up and the mirror on her dresser was shaking and making a little noise. Bob and I were coming home from Mountain Grove and were probably on the gravel road going around the bridge detour right about that time, so it was rough riding and bouncing anyway. We didn’t notice if there was extra shaking.
Bob and I went to Evergreen Church north of Springfield Friday night to see one of our favorite southern gospel groups, The Perrys, and we enjoyed it a lot. On Saturday night we went to Mountain Grove to the McCunes’ Homecoming to see another favorite group of ours, the Booth Brothers. We saw several of our friends and neighbors at each concert.
We had only a few trick or treaters at our house on Halloween which is not unusual. Our grandkids stopped by after school in the costumes they had worn to school. Our seven month old grandson Garrett came by dressed like a little lion, except he didn’t want to wear his “mane”. He was awfully cute, anyway. Later on we had a ladybug, a beautiful Indian princess along with a jolly old hillbilly who was driving them around. A cute little girl in a kitty cat outfit came last, and that was the only kids we had all night.
Tessa (Adams) Kamala and her husband, Naveen and their two children, Brahma-Valin who is 6 years old and Phoenix who is 5 years old will be making a trip to India to meet her husband’s family. Naveen is originally from India. She has met her husband’s mother and one aunt and uncle and now she and the kids will get to meet the rest of the family. They will be leaving on December 7th and staying until January 10th. She said they are going to go on a safari while they are there using jeeps, elephants and a boat and will stay in a tent or cabin while out there. They will also be celebrating their 8th anniversary while there, a niece’s 2nd birthday, Christmas and New Year. Grandma there is getting excited about their visit and already has a Christmas tree. Tessa said it was around a 30 hour flight with many layovers.
Congratulations to Tamra Whittaker and Drew Musselman on the birth of their son, Bentlee on Friday, November 4. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20 ½ inches long. He sure is a cute little feller. His big sister, Jayla is excited to welcome him home.
Congratulations also to my great-niece, Deana and Roger Magnuson on the birth of their baby, Reid Bryon who was also born on November 4th. Reid weighed 9 lbs. 7 oz. and was 21 inches long. He has an excited big brother, Ryan Porter, who is 3 years old. Reid and Ryan both are named after their grandpa, Bryon Porter who passed away in 2010 of Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS.
Several young hunters in the area got a deer in the youth season hunt. Some that got deer were Riley Combs who got a good 6 point, Cole Thomas got a nice 5 point, Caleb Blair got a nice spike buck and Kory Franz got a big 8 point buck. Sunday afternoon Gavin Lux got a nice 4 point buck. I’m sure there are more I haven’t heard about. Nice going, guys!
Bradleyville School’s music department will be having a talent show on Friday, November 18. There will be a chili/pie supper starting at 6:00 and the talent show will start at 7:00. For more information you can call the school at 796-2651.They always have a great show with lots of different acts.
Birthdays: Nov. 10: Dustin Harris; Nov. 11: Derek Hartzell; Nov. 12: Barbara Fuller, Doris Manes, Ryan Melton, Chauncey Paul, Vicky Rogers; Nov. 13: Kirk Pollard, Larry Thomas, Johnny Whitaker; Nov. 14: Jan Scantlin; Nov. 15: Marilyn Albright, Robbie Combs; Nov. 16: Bill Austin, Jason Crouch, Donna Grigg, Josh Howie.
Anniversaries: Nov. 14: Avriel and Lois Patterson; Nov. 16; Ray and Bonnie Hurst.