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The rain showers have freshened the air which was dry and dusty for many weeks.

The Historium will be a great place to visit any time it is open to see all the interesting items from the past on display.

We will soon be getting the newly assigned 911 addresses, approved by UPS office in Kansas City, the paper stated. It may or may not be to our advantage, it seems!

I visited Edith McKinnon and granddaughter, Sharon Garcia, Thursday evening and took her a birthday cake.

Congratulations to Marie Woolsey who has celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday at Ryan’s Restaurant in West Plains.

Jimmy and Greg Simpson have sowed wheat and fescue for pasture.

Jimmy and Hilda Simpson’s grandson, Kyle, who is Greg’s son, is in his sophomore year of college at West Plains, and works at the Colton’s Restaurant.

Richard and Rene Blackburn spent last weekend in Joplin.

News reached me last week of the death of a best friend and schoolmate, Ruby Berniece Yates, at Ozark Riverview Manor Sunday, September 9th. Since our graduation from GHS in 1939 we had kept in touch and remained best friends. She was 90 years old last March. I appreciate Maxine Shanerman for sending me her obituary from the Springfield paper.

Coming to help celebrate Stella King’s 90th birthday, which is September 18th, were here children and families, and they attended church with her at Lilly Ridge Sunday, filling several pews. Stella said there were 19 family members who filled the church pews Sunday with her. Her sister, Alma Beard, from Republic brought her a pretty card and a bag with 90 pieces of sugar-free candies. Her sister, Lily, from West Plains also came to help her celebrate. Debra and Gary’s family from Springfield came also.

Mearl and Beaulah and I were shopping in West Plains Tuesday and had their car serviced while there.

Water is still not running over the creek slabs on Smokey Road. A friend told me, but soon will be, if enough rain falls this week.

Hoping the weather is nice for the coming weekend when folks come far and near to great old friends and enjoy what the vendors have for sale.

Remember Lilly Ridge Fall Revival begins September 30th on Sunday evening at 7:00 with Zack Williams, evangelist, from Mountain Grove. Every church is invited to come join in services with specials each night.

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