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It was a beautiful sunny day for worship Sunday morning, as we began with singing and continued with our many, many prayer requests. We are thankful for those able to return, pray for the bereaved, those still in the hospital, and some still in a state of recovery. Glad to have our visitors again, hope they make us their regular church very soon.
We have many things to be thankful in this blessed season, as always we want to keep the season and its true meaning in the forefront of our daily lives. There are many celebrations going on at different churches to honor the Christ, and our service will be Sunday morning at 8:30, with a communion service, please join us.
Mae Cox was able to be back in church for the first time in awhile, we were very glad to have her with us. Her visitors this past week were Cletis and Lavon Prueitt, Golda Dixon, all of Springfield. The Pruietts also visited her sister, Virginia, and Golda visited her Aunt Esther Davis. Betty Jenkins and Lenore Burton came with “Chrisitmas things” for Mae, which she appreciated. Mae also enjoyed a call from Jack Haden, of Republic, looking for Santa, saying he had been “very good”, which Mae seemed to doubt.
Bessie Hall continues to make slow progress in regaining her health, looking forward to be able to be out and about very soon. She has received and enjoyed many, many, cards and phone calls from friends, far and near. Her visitors lately have been Jo Stephens, Jewell and Tom Elliott, J.C. Hall and Vicky Burnett, Ronnie Lansdown, Lisa Johnson and Jesse, Tim Hall, Rose Harris, Hellen Blakey, Shaun Elliott and family, James Elliott, Jeff Elliott and Carla Wilson. The carolers from Sandy Church also stopped by to sing for her which she appreciated.
Visitors in the home of Tom and Jewell Elliott this past week were Jim and Carla Hearod, Albert and Doris Elliott, James Elliott, J.C. Hall and Vicky Burnett, James Milam, Lloyd Tate and Sharyn Jones. The Elliotts attended the recital Tuesday evening where MaKayla Elliott was playing her violin.
Ronda Soto spent Monday night and Tuesday with her parents, Martin and Mary Ann Hathcock. Ronda’s husband, Eleazar is away in Mexico, visiting his father and other relatives, expecting to arrive back home on Christmas day.
We send our best wishes to Jim and Nina Carter,who are home, tired but happy, after spending many days in a Springfield hospital. Their children have been here spending time with them and just recently returned to their homes.
Paul Cox and Donnie Brazeal visited Myrl Cox, Monday, bringing soup Donnie’s wife had prepared. Jeanne Cox drove Myrl around one evening to see the Christmas lights.
Ronnie and Pat Lansdown have been back and forth to West Plains lately, helping with their grandchildren. They attended a Christmas play at Richards School, Monday evening, where Jadon and Kayley were 3rd and 4th grade participants.
Harold and Kay Hutchison were hosts for an early Christmas gathering in their home Saturday and Sunday. Those able to attend were Harlin Hutchison, Amy and Alic, Jeff and Kristy Tackett, Steven Tackett and Stephanie Mishler, Morgan Clements, Dylan Clements and Sarah Claussen. Everyone enjoyed lots of food, games and watching the Chiefs football game. Those were missed who couldn’t be there.