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Last Weeks News – The usual bright, blue October skies have been cloudy the past few days and usually we have had frost before now. Grass is still green and needing mowed again. Perhaps we will have frost before the week is over.

The quilt that Lynn Bentele won at Hootin’ An’ Hollarin’ quilt show was pieced and donated by Marie Woolsey, our club member. Katie Hoversen quilted it and furnished the filling, lining and thread so we give credit where credit it due to both of these ladies.

Warren and Neoma Moody stopped by to visit me Sunday afternoon.

Don’t forget the deadline for getting our recipes in the “keepsake” cookbook is October 26. The “Times” will  have it published November 14th.

Mearl and Beaulah Satterfield spent several days at their place near Sparta this past week.

Joan Young from Fort Walton Beach, Florida and sister, Judy Vangilder, from Jonesboro, Arkansas, Jeff Huse and family from Washington, D.C. area, in Centreville, Virginia, Mike Huse and family from Russellville, Arkansas, Betty and Lew Browser from Arizona were part of the families here for Erik and Jaimie King”s wedding.

Congratulations to Erik and Jaimie King who were married Saturday afternoon at Lilly Ridge Church. Reception was at Dawt Mill.

Happy Birthday on October 10th to Warren Moody of Caulfield. His dad was county clerk of Ozark County prior to his birth and a song leader in church several years.

George and Mary Boze are busy in their store at Branson Landing. We miss them being around here lately and at church.

The revival at Lilly Ridge with Zack Williams ended Thursday night with good attendance.

Dave and Karen have appointments with their doctors in Mountain Home this week.

Mike and Manuel Kings families were here for Erik Kings wedding and visited their Mom, Stella King.

Marsha (Smith) Hallam spent a week with her mother, Maxine Smith, and left Sunday afternoon for her home in Tempe, Arizona. They enjoyed visiting places like Silver Dollar City and In Arkansas all last week.

Cooler weather reminds us we must get a few preparations done before wintertime.

Our church is making plans for hosting the ladies brunch on Saturday, October 20th at 10:00 a.m.

Friendly Neighbors Club also hosts the DOW (3 county) meeting on Tuesday, October 16th. Visitors and new members are invited.

Just a thought, “Castles in the air should have foundations under them so your work need not be lost.”

This Weeks News – No frost yet in our area unless it happens this week. Vegetation is green and late gardens producing.

I appreciate Robert Arnett for some of his late garden, which was sweet and banana peppers, leaf lettuce and turnips, and I have really enjoyed them. Another friend gave me four large green tomatoes and they have now ripened ready to slice.

Lilly Ridge Church dismissed evening services as our deceased member, Alva Hollingsworth passed away Friday and visitation at the funeral home was Sunday evening. His family has our sympathy. He will be missed at church.

We have until October 26th to get our recipes in the “keepsake” cookbook to be published on November 14th so time is passing by fast.

Mearl and Beulah Satterfield enjoyed the Mammoth Church singing Saturday night.

This Tuesday, the 16th was DOW Extension Clubs Fall Achievement Day at the Tecumseh Fire House when our three counties enjoy the “get together.” We have a silent auction to raise money for the wig programs for cancer patients.

Area church ladies “brunch” is this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Lilly Ridge hosting.

A friend told me Erma Miller hurt her shoulder recently, and wasn’t able to prepare and serve her dinners at Rainbows End as usual. Jeri Ann Lash cooked the dinners last week.

Edith McKinnon, Karen N. Davis along with Marge Thomas and Beverly Kilmer from Lakeview, Arkansas enjoyed lunch there.

Turkey hunters will be happy to hear that the Conservation Dept. reported the turkey hens produced larger broods and there has been a better survival also. I read that firearms seasons ends October 31st. Archery season through January 15th.

Sunday was Pastor Appreciation Day at Lilly Ridge Church.

Sympathy is expressed to familes who have lost loved ones. Reba McGinnis has our sympathy in her loss.

Evangelist John Willliams is holding a revival at Hilltop Victory Chapel through October 19th.

The Glade Top Trail Flaming Fall Revue is Sunday, October 21st which many folks will be enjoying.

The hot, dry summer was hard on the persimmon crops so they were dried up and won’t be suited for us to cut open the seeds to find a fork or a spoon to help with weather predictions. In that case we can listen to the weatherman more closely, I suppose.

George Szabo had successful shoulder surgery which was fortunate for him.

A thought to remember “there is one thing to be said for the bride who makes instant coffee; she is giving her groom no grounds for divorce.”

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