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Here it is the week of February 11th, with the birthdays of two Presidents, Lincoln and Washington, that we celebrate, over our nation, on next Monday the 18th, called President’s Day, combining the two for one holiday.

A belated birthday wish to my grandson in Kansas, Allen Luebbert, who was 24 years old February 9th, how time gets away!

Best wishes to Marlyn Pitcock, who has been having some health problems and sees his doctor at Skaggs Hospital in Branson and also a specialist in Springfield for special tests this week.

A lot of  folks may be having a seige of spring fever since the good rain, and our yards soon to be full of blooming flowers. The yellow jonquils are a good sign that spring is just around the corner.

Forsythia and Japonica are two of the earliest blooming and enjoyed with their bright colors.

I’m certain livestock will be better off when the pastures have become green with lots of grass and plants the cattle and horses enjoy. There has been very little for them since the hot dry summer months and little moisture.

Mearl and Beulah Satterfield attended the singing at Mammoth Church Saturday night.

Amy Galyardt and Edith McKinnon had lunch together Thursday in town, and visited me in the afternoon, while Dennis was fishing.

I enjoyed the “Old Mill Run” February (quarterly) issue, received last week.

Our news columns and clippings are going to California and Indiana readers who enjoy them, among many others, in other states.

Gainesville Chapter 430 Order of the Eastern Star meets this Monday evening at 7:30 p.m., and dinner is at 6:30 p.m

Bro. Dale Roberts was welcomed back to Lilly Ridge Church Sunday as Pastor once again, and attendance was good. It is good to have him and wife, Barbara, back with us.

Patty Donley drove quite a distance Sunday evening to attend services here.

Congratulations to Tim Campbell on his remarkable weight loss. His story was featured in the Ozark County Times last week.

The new postal service deliveries will be the first week of August when regular mail comes Monday through Friday.

We also will be paying more for our electricity effective March 1st to White River Valley Electric Co-op. They stated the last increase was in April 2009.

The family of Darrell Crisp has our sympathy in their loss.

Paralee Rea accompanied Sam and Donna Weaver, from Mountain Home, to Springfield last Saturday, where they attended their Ameranth meeting and had installation of officers for the new year.

We have been warned to watch out for rabid skunks. They are on the move this time of the year.

President Lincoln urged people to get along with each other, and try to have a lasting peace among nations.

Just a thought, “the anti-litter group is the only organization asking us not to contribute.”

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