Happy spring to everyone this Wednesday, March 20th!  Missouri Arbor Day is April 5th and a reminder we should take care of our trees.

The Little Vine Fellowship members of the General Baptist Churches enjoyed meeting at Lilly Ridge, who hosted the meeting this past Saturday, March 16th.  We missed the ones who are no longer with us and who are disabled.  Since last year, we lost a good friend, Carmac Williamson.  Also his brother, Sid and wife Delores were missed since they were unable to come. Bill Bales had the morning service.

Marcia Lyon had a surgical procedure done in Springfield Friday.  Best wishes to her and husband Dean.  We will miss them when they can’t come to church.

Sympathy to all who lost loved ones last week; the Sonnie Loftis, Helen Gardner, Freda Lane and Ted Moritz families, and others.

Our concern and best wishes go to Maxine Stickles, Jim Strong, Larry Wallace and others who have health problems.

This Saturday night, March 23rd, the Community Choir will be having their Easter Cantata, hosted by Lilly Ridge Church.

Best wishes to Charlene Pitcock at Forsyth, who has had a rash something like chicken pox and is hard to deal with.  She also has a new great-granddaughter and making me a “great-great” again.  I’m needing to take a new count of how many I have by now.

Maxine Smith has had bronchitis, also Ernestine Gaddy’s cold has caused her problems.  Changeable weather may have something to do with their health problems.  Best wishes and prayers are sent to J.C. Taylor and wife, Bonnie, in West Plains as J.C. has been having health problems.  His son, Chet, helped out the past two Sundays at the church J.C. pastors.  Chet and Dana moved their cattle to a rented pasture last week.

Best wishes to Edith McKinnon as she fell and had facial injuries, so is now recuperating at home. Our prayers are with her.  Lynn Johnson had a fish fry at his home Sunday afternoon, and had his neighbors in for a good feast.  They enjoyed music and singing also.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my grand-daughter Dana (Davis) Taylor, as she celebrates a birthday on March 17th.  We met in town Monday and had lunch together.

Early gardeners are anxious for the weather to improve so they can get their potatoes and other vegetables planted.  Just a thought, “Junk is something you keep around for years, then throw it away two weeks ar so before you need it, and realize you don’t have it anymore.”

“Hello” to those who read our news columns and let us know you look forward to reading our local newspapers.