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Monday, December 31 – It is snowing and sleeting at times here in the holler this morning, don’t think it will get too bad, wer are due for a big snow. Snow is okay, but not the ice.
Pastor David Welsh read the General Baptist Church Constitution Sunday and applied it to the church. The responsibility of being a pastor, deacon, trustee, teacher and etc. Although salvation is free through Christ Jesus, a true believer should have love for one another and forgive each others faults. We are to be Christ-like,
Saturday evening Tony Richards had a fish fry in his garage. He and Jessie went fishing and caught a bunch of them. Those present were Art, Charlie and Lisa, Jessie and Amber, Mike and Sherrie, McKalia and a son, Dick and Pauline. They were really good. We are waiting for Tony and Jessie to catch some more. Sunday evening Tony took his Mom, Irene, some fish for her dinner. She said she enjoyed them very much.
Christmas Eve day Tom and Sue Brown drove to Seymour to have lunch with Rod, Lisa and Kayli Brown. After the delicious meal Kayli opened her gifts. They all had a good time.
Christmas dinner was in the home of Ervin and Lodean Schultz. Each family brought a covered dish. Family members were Tom and Sue Brown, Ron, Judy and Jerry Lethco of Mountain Grove, Gloria Hodge of West Plains, Rod, Lisa and Kayli Brown of Seymour and Terry and Mel Cornelius.
Delmar and Dennis Oliver of Rolla drove down for part of the weekend to spend time with their mother, Dianne Garrison, and grandparents, Tom and Sue Brown, and great grandparents, Ervin and Lodean Schultz. Delmar and Dennis are seniors this year. After graduation Dennis plans to attend “welding school”, Delmar plans to attend “diesel mechanic” school.
Peggy Jenkins isn’t much better, Norma Cross was with her most every day last week.
There is so many people sick in the Goodhope area, from Goodhope General Baptist Church. Jerry and Lavern Hall, Sue Adams, Ervin and Loden Schultz, Tom Brown, Glen and Judy Russ, Freda Richards and Larry and Lynn Clayton. If I missed anyone, I’m sorry. Our prayers are with them. Another one was Ella Mae Husky, Bub said she had the flu.
“He who says he abides in Jesus ought himself also to walk just as He walked,” I John 2:6.