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Ron Boeddeker and daughter, Reanna, arrived safe and sound last Tuesday from Alaska after a four and a half day and night drive. Ron pulled a small trailer loaded with some of his tools, 200 pounds of caribou meat, and horns from 4 caribou strapped on top. He sure gets a lot of looks on the road. They were even pulled over by Canadian police just to see what he had on the trailer. Ron didn’t waste any time upon getting here and did some scouting for deer.
Reanna is re-enrolled in the Ava school so only missed 3 days of classes. She is a 4th grader and apparently her new classmates were thrilled with all the stories she had to tell of her adventures in Alaska. They are asking her to bring in some pictures. Perhaps she can do this after her daddy settles down! How many Ava students have been able to ride on a dog sled let alone drive a dog sled? She frequently saw moose and caribou and went hunting and fishing several times. They’ve been subsisting on mostly wild game for a very long time and Reanna thinks caribou tacos are great. Due to the weather in Glennallen, Alaska, all the students are inside all day, no playgrounds there. Reanna seems to have grown a foot but really, just quite a few inches. She spent Sunday night with grandma to get on the school bus on Monday.
Violet Lakey called a few days ago as a friend of hers is looking for a small house to rent in the Dogwood area. I wasn’t able to help her but perhaps someone in this area knows of a small house and will give Violet a call at 683-5381. The former Wymer house on Highway 14 isn’t liveable, having been stripped of everything.
Hunters have been out en masse but I only know of a couple who have bagged a deer.
I’ve waited for items to come in but apparently folk think they don’t have anything interesting to share. It would be my pleasure to report items for the two churches in this area if someone would just give me a call. Perhaps others would be interested in their singing gatherings, etc.
This weather sure has been changeable. The winds have done a good job on the leaves. Don’t overdo with raking and by all means, be very, very careful if burning leaves or trash!!!
God Bless. Be well.
From the desk of Jamey Herd: Pleasant Ridge Baptist had a good service with two souls coming to the Lord for salvation. Praise the Lord for his saving Grace. From Laveta Ray “I had a wonderful weekend. The Jennifer Rothchild conference was awesome. She spoke some things for my heart that I really needed to hear. The music by Kathy Tropolli was so uplifting and fun, it was neat to be with Christian friends. My sister and I had a great cousin’s weekend with some cousins on my mom side. I feel we are really starting to build a relationship that we were never able to have before due to distance and time. Then to top the wonderful weekend off we had a couple who had been attending our church for a while and were both saved Sunday. morning. Two more precious souls for His kingdom someday and best of all, the devil is mad and I am glad”. There were several ladies that attended the conference on Friday night and Saturday.
Sunday morning was a men’s breakfast with a few men attending. Several of our men were in the deer woods hunting including Billy Joe. Right after church service several stayed and filled the shoe boxes for the Samaritan’s Purse ministry and enjoyed pizza for lunch. The Ladies monthly meeting was held at 4 o’clock and regular Sunday night service at 6 with Bible Study.
Due to having our son, son-in-law, and three grandchildren for the weekend for deer hunting, I was only able to attend the 11 o’clock service. There was quite a bit of shooting around here but haven’t heard how the deer kill was. Son, Ron, reported seeing a deer on the road side just west of the house but when I drove up that way later Sunday I didn’t see any sign of it. Also son, Ron, lost his blood sugar meter he has to wear due to his Diabetes and didn’t discover it was missing till Sunday night. He had to come hunt for it this Monday morning and fortunately found it where he sat while deer hunting. The wind had blown leaves over it which made it hard to find. Ron has to wear an insulin pump and this meter that lets him know when his blood sugar gets too high or too low.
We have enjoyed several nice days. I’ve seen a few wooly worms crawling around. They are black on both ends and brown in the center. The old timers claimed that meant real cold weather then a milder spell with real cold weather again. I’ve also heard that the persimmons have spoons in the seeds which are supposed to mean a lot of snow. Time will tell won’t it?
I can’t believe Thanksgiving is the end of next week. I don’t feel like I am ready for Thanksgiving. But it is wonderful being with family and friends on that day and I look forward to that. I hope our weather holds out for people traveling to be with family. Till next time, God Bless.