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Last Weeks News – Its looking more like winter coming on as the trees are shedding more leaves and there is a chill in the air, with ice one morning last week for the first time this month.

J.C. and Bonnie Taylor are celebrating their 65th anniversary Monday, November 26th. May they have many more. Congratulations!

Happy Birthday to Keith Davis this Thursday the 22nd. He was born on Thanksgiving Day.

Dana and Joyce Taylor came to visit me Saturday morning as they were going to grocery shop afterwards. Dana reported that she and Chet have a new calf on their farm.

Deepest sympathy is sent to the family of Seth Suter in their loss.

Mearl and Beulah Satterfield and I shopped in West Plains last Wednesday a week ago!

Lilly Ridge Church Christmas program will be Sunday evening, December 9th at 6:00 p.m.  Everyone is invited.

The nominating committee met Sunday evening to select church officers for the coming year.

The family of Peggy Evans of Caulfield, has our sympathy in their loss. Her graveside service was at Fowler Cemetery Saturday.

Lilly Ridge Church has the service at Gainesville Healthcare Sunday afternoon November 25th at 4:00 p.m.

Ernestine Gaddy visited in Kansas City with daughter, Theresa Bridges and family the weekend before last. She also visited with brother-in-law, Paul Gaddy and wife Sue, and attended the wedding of a friend.

Deer hunters came to hunt on the Gaddy farm last week. Jean Suman also had relatives at her home over deer season.

The 28th District of Eastern Star Chapters will have their School of Instruction at Gainesville Chapter 432 on Saturday, March 2nd, and the meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. Grand officers will be there from other parts of the state, so a large number will be in attendance.

Paralee Rea was treated to a belated (Sept. 20) birthday dinner by her niece, Sue Newton, of Mountain Home, and friend, Nancy Wolf, when theu took her to Jo Jo’s Restaurant in Mountain View, Arkansas recently.

This coming weekend will find lots of travelers on the highways so wishes are for everyone to have safe traveling and an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.

A thought to ponder is “the hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.”

Happy Holidays to everyone!


This Weeks News – Time is slipping by and November will be gone after this Friday the 30th. The stores have been stocking up and displaying Christmas merchandize for several weeks ahead of the season, tempting shoppers to get in the buying mood as soon as possible!

Dan and Arreaun Moody, Warren and Neoma Moody had their children and grandchildren home for Thanksgiving dinner except a daughter who lives away.

Kristen Luebbert and her granddaughter, Alexus Ann, five years old, spent five days here and left Saturday to go back to Lindsborg, Kansas. While here we visited Warren and Neoma Moody Friday and did shopping in West Plains and Mountain Home.

Happy Birthday to Leslie Hicks of West Plains, this Monday, November 26th.

Stella King had Thanksgiving guests. They were Waymon and Carol King, Ida Mae Huse, Ronnie Hambelton, daughter Kayla, Ryan Graham and children.

Best wishes to Gary Mason in Cox Hospital also his wife, Deborah, as they have health problems. Our prayers are with them. Also Regina, daughter of E.W. and Ina Friend, needs prayer of everyone for a recovery from her serious health problems.

Best regards to Carol Brown who had a foot injury when her husband had to swerve out of the obstacle in the road as they were driving, and went off the road. We wish her a fast healing of her injury.

Marcia Lyon is scheduled to have surgery December 3 at Cox Hospital. Our prayers are with her. She is working getting her household chores in order this week preparing for her time in the hospital and recovery from surgery.

I have enjoyed the quilt stories in the Times paper, and have personal stories of our family quilts. One was about the blocks made for my graduation from high school and marriage June 10th, 1939, when Friendly Neighbors Club sisters and church also made embroidered names on the blocks. I also have my sister Edith Adams’ friendship quilt when she taught school as well as my mothers’ for her 50th birthday. Our Extension Club made blocks so each member had enough for a quilt. Feed sacks were the source of material for most of them, as we bought laying mash” for our chickens.

Dave and Karen Davis had Thanksgiving dinner with son, Larry Davis family, at Ben Mitchell’s home near Dora.

Chet and Dana Taylor spent Thursday with his parents, J.C. and Bonnie Taylor, in West Plains.

Eastern Star Chapter 432 met Monday evening November 26th with a delicious dinner at 6:30 p.m. Bob and Betty Arnett and Paralee Rea were on the refreshment list this meeting.

We are going to have to “throw” another log on the fire as winter temperatures have moved in. We have been blessed with a mild November until now.

Just a thought, “A psychiatrist is one man who can give unpleasant advice and make people take it lying down.”

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