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As these news items are written we are really needing rain and half of the month of May is gone. It’s so dry the usual May flowers aren’t blooming as pretty. However the catalpa tree blooms are very pretty.

Maxine Smith had visitors last week from Mountain Grove area. They were Norine Loftis and her daughter-in-law, Chris Loftis.

Edith McKinnon and granddaughter, Sharon Garcia, went to Ava where they met Edith’s brother, Harvey Lewis, and wife, Pauline, as they had been to St. Clair and Mountain Grove visiting relatives and friends and were on their way back to their home in Independence, Kansas a week ago Sunday afternoon.

Chet and Dana Taylor attended church with me Sunday for Mother’s Day. They went on to West Plains to Chet’s parents for dinner. Chet is recovering from his shoulder surgery he had in St. Louis a few weeks ago.

It was good to have a telephone conversation with Jeri Miller Sunday afternoon.

We appreciate the Robert Burns Masonic Lodge members who treated widows of the Masons to dinner Saturday at Vaught’s Restaurant. They also presented us with carnations.

Monday evening at OES regualr meeting there will be an initiation of two couples who are joining Eastern Star.

Sympathy to the Darrell Hanks family, and the Rosalee Burr family, who passed away last week.

Manuel and Crystal King attended church with his mother, Stella, and visited her on Mother’s Day.

News of Agene Hawkins passing away Sunday night reached us Monday morning. He is the last member of Glen and Flo Hawkins family and will be missed.

Mearl and Beulah Satterfield attended memorial services at Dugginsville and Isabella cemeteries Sunday.

Best wishes to George and Mary Boze who have been with their daughter in California who is ill.

A 50th anniversary celebration for Dean and Sandra  Trivett will be held at the Evangel University in Springfield June 23rd. They formerly pastored Lilly Ridge Church.

Paralee Rea took her niece to lunch at Skippers in Mountain Home recently and her niece, , Kathleen and Gaylon Gifford, from Melbourne, Arkansas. She took them to lunch at Vaught’s on Monday.

Dana Taylor visited me Monday, and also her parents, Dave and Karen Davis, at Udall. She hauled a load of wood back, expecting the need for firewood this coming winter.

Doris Treiber said they are still getting “settled in” at their Mammoth home, after moving from the Sand Ridge area.

A thought to remember, “Traditions are guideposts driven deep into our subconscious minds.”

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