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The Norwood Senior Citizens met the second Tuesday of November at the Caudle Church for their monthly meeting and dinner. As always we had a good time. Those present were Joan Williams, Wanda Helums, Mindy Russell, Linda Cottengim, Velma Gray, Dean Gray, Ronnie and Janet Atchison, Shirley Cottengim, Donita Raney, Delta Forrest, Donna Climer, Phil and Sue Durden, Clara Morgan, JoAnn Sanders, Donnasue Cottengim, Linda Vander Bogart, Jack and Judy Chadwell, Junior and Alberta Steinert, Leo and Ruth Bradshaw, Zach Williams, Earlene Dennis, Angie Richardson, Leon Pendergrass. Everyone come next month on the second Tuesday, unless there’s a change and if there is, we will let you know.
Weston McIntosh is home for just the weekend from the Marines. He went to see his grandma, Velma Gray right away and that made her happy. His folks went to Oklahoma and picked him up. He and they got to visit with his sister and family who live in Oklahoma. He wanted to go deer hunting but may not have time. His parents are Paul and Sherry McIntosh. Weston is a Marine.
Our son-in-law and our daughter, Joe and Teresa Chadwell took Leo and I to Branson last Friday night to see the Vicki Lawrence show “Mama.” I didn’t know what to expect but she made little mention of her daily show, “Mama’s Family.” I never see it anymore. We really appreciate their taking us. We went there, it seems a year ago and she had cancelled as she had fallen and wasn’t able to entertain. She seemed fine now.
We attended the Veterans Assembly at the Norwood School yesterday. Leo had lunch with the veterans and I went to the program later. It was really nice and went over so well. I was so impressed with the lower elementary students. They were so nice and sang so well. Mrs. Jones played the keyboard. She does everything so well. I was teaching at Hartville when she was in high school. She has taught at Norwood a long time. Her grandfather Arvis Dixon taught in our rural schools several years ago and worked with the Green Thumbs when I taught at Hartville. He and wife Lillie are now deceased. They were nice people you never forget.
A house fire destroyed a home in Norwood last week. Fire has caused so much destruction around here over the years. A Jarrett lady was the one living in the house that burned. I know her but can’t think of her name.
Travis Coatney returned home yesterday from Columbia where he’s been receiving treatment. He is doing quite well they say.
I understand there was a bad fire out at Lexie Grisham’s place last night. He had another fire recently that destroyed part of his place of business. Our fire chief James Bradshaw has been out there since the call was received and it’s getting near noon, now.
I’m still having my leg dressed twice a week by a Oxford nurse. They say it seems to be healing. I’m so happy for that. It takes so long for things to heal when you get old.
There are a lot of deer hunters out. We see lots with campers go down the highway. I’m glad my husband is not a hunter. He said today he has never killed a deer.
We were happy to have our grandson, Mark Vaughan, visit yesterday. He would have stayed longer but we were going to the veterans assembly.
I enjoyed a visit with my sister-in-law, Pat Bradshaw, today. She will have a three day weekend. When you work out, you appreciate them so much.
I hear Debbie Nelson had a stroke while driving last week. She was Gene Johnson’s daughter and works at the Mansfield Steel plant. Hope she gets along fine.
Sorry to hear about the death of Dorothy Wallace’s son of Mansfield. The family has our sympathy. Dorothy was a former teacher around Mansfield.
Glad June Bradshaw is able to be home. She seems to be doing good. Her children are taking turns staying with her especially at night. She suffered a blood clot before coming home and they are hoping she won’t have another one.