Arno News

Bonnie Phipps attended church Sunday and is doing just fine, but don’t have any news.

Tara brought Jett over last Monday and then Tara and Justin came and picked him up that evening. Others visiting that day were Jewell Elliott, Kristie Blakey and Lakota and then James came and picked Lakota up and went to a ballgame.

Mary Martha Williams, Doris Morrison, Carol Moore and Hellen Blakey all went to Mansfield to their O.E.S. Friendship Meeting that night.

I took my news in last Tuesday along with eggs.

Mary Martha and I set the lodge hall and basement up for our special meeting Saturday.

Steve Duckworth came over Thursday and cut my grass and it sure looks nice. I sure appreciate him doing it.

I got my hair cut Friday afternoon and it looks like I will have to find me a new beautician because Michelle is quitting and I hate to see her quit.

I took eggs to the ladies in the courthouse and then I stopped by the nursing home and visited with a few of the people and gave them a gift before going home. I went by John and Jo Stephens’ and set on their fron porch and visited with Jo while John mowed his yard.

Saturday I met Monica at Ozark and we went to Preston where I attended the Preston School Reunion, it was my 1957 class reunion. Jessie Payne and I were the only ones there, but I got to visit with all the other people and lots of them were my kind of folks, which I don’t see very often.

Saturday evening when I got back to Ava I went to the lodge hall and opened the the doors and turned the lights on so when the people came they could come on in. We served supper at six and then we opened the meeting at seven and the Past and Present Grand Officers Initiated seven into our Chapter.

I think there were 50 people plus the 7 we intiaited. Tom and Mary Martha Williams, Carol Moore, Doris Morrison and Karen Heriford all went to Plato to the 23rd District and the 28th District Honoring the two D.D.G.M., Sister Sidney Dandridge and Sister M. Paralee Read and the two Grand Representative of Nevada and South Dakota, Sister Nancy Graf and Sister Joy Cutbirth.

Sunday I was sorry to hear of the passing of Daisy Matthews and then this morning Evelyn Bryan called and said her mother, Pauline Schauffler has passed away June 17th, so the Matthews and the Bryan families and all the others who have lost a loved one have my prayers and sympathy.

Lets keep all those prayers going for our sick folks.

Keep our leaders and the men and women in the service and their families and the ones in training in your prayers.