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Tecumseh/Lilly Ridge Church

Happy Valentine’s Day this Tuesday! And our daylight hours our getting longer we can notice this February. Daylight savings time doesn’t begin until March 11th when we turn our clocks ahead one hour. We are having to adjust to colder winter weather!

I had a call from a cousin, Donna (Mishler) Lewis, in Apache Junction, Alabama one evening last week. She was checking on the well-being of her cousins in Missouri.

The special story of the quilting career of Mrs. Ina Bird of the Dora area that Janet Taber had in last weeks Ozark County Times was very enjoyable to read. There aren’t many who are as talented. The “feed sack era” is long past, but I remember the simple joy of bringing home “laying mash” feed in the those pretty print sacks.

It was interesting to see publication about the lost art of letter writing, and the “power  of the pen” this past week. In this age of emails, texts and tweets, the art of old-fashioned letter writing remains a powerful tool that enhances peoples lives.

Dave and Karen K. Davis attended the Property Rights Meeting at Vaught’s last Thursday evening.

Lawrence and Dot Strickland’s son, Alan, was here a week from Hebron, Indiana and brought his daughter-in-law, April, with her children, Audrey and Melody from Chicago, Illinois with him. While here they all enjoyed the Tuesday night music at the Senior Center and going to Lambert’s, where they have the “thrown rolls” while they ate.

Richard and Rene Blackburn saw their doctors in Springfield last Monday. They with Mearl and Beulah Satterfield attended the singing at Mammoth Church Saturday night.

Maxine Smith had had a bout with bronchitis the past weeks. It’s hard to get rid of.

A letter from Sylvia Carson in North Pekin, Illinois, said they had only two light snows so far this winter.

Gainesville Chapter 432 of the Eastern Star honors the Masons Monday evening at their regular meeting.

Lilly Ridge Extension Club meets this Thursday at the Health Center basement. “The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.”

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