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Mr. Groundhog saw his shadow here Saturday morning, but not in Pennsylvania where the population was watching there so we can expect six more weeks of winter here.

Business meeting was held after services Sunday night at Lilly Ridge.

Congratulations to Joe Scott who was inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

The basket-making workshop at the Historium on the Fourth Friday of the month had good attendance and the next one will be February 22 at 10:00 a.m. Then Lin Waterhouse, of Sycamore, will present a workshop about Family Histories and how to preserve them, the article in Ozark County Times stated last week.

Lilly Ridge Church is continuing plans to remodel the fellowship hall for a kitchen, more accessible and removal of the present baptistry as soon as funds are available by donations.

Sympathy is expressed to those who lost loved ones recently. Among those were the Velta Hambelton and Owen Hambelton families.

It has been a year January 21st since our long time friend and neighbor, Joe Gaddy, passed away on his birthday. And a little over a month when my nephew, Warren Moody, passed away December 21st. It certainly leaves empty spaces in our neighborhoods.

Bro. Dale Roberts was elected to be pastor of Lilly Ridge Church, at Sunday nights business meeting, for the coming year.

Soctt Linton from Mountain Grove has been pastor two years and preached his last Sunday morning sermon February 3rd.

Many thanks to the Douglas County Herald, in Ava, for my gift that my cousin, Helen Conardy, picked up for me last week at their office, as I had been unable to go there since Christmas time. I appreciate the West Plains Quill and Ozark County Times also, very much, to receive their papers, and I hope to continue writing news columns for both of them.

Lilly Ridge Church has had several folks with the flu bug. Johnalee Suter said she has had a rough time and even had pneumonia. Also Marcia Lyon has had a long illness and we miss her. She saw her doctor in Springfield Monday again, as she still has had infection in her stomach wound, following surgery she had several months ago. Her husband, Dean’s health hasn’t been good either, and he has been carrying on their farm jobs and feeding their large number of cattle. It hasn’t been a good winter for either of them.

Everyone is hoping we can adjust to changes with our mail service and deliveries. So far mine has worked out good, and the mail carriers are doing a good job. They are to be praised for delivering our mail in all kinds of weather. This winter, so far, hasn’t been bad with icy road or a snow to contend with.

A thought to remember, “Money doesn’t grow on trees, however the banker can do quite well on the branches.”

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