Norwood Gleanings

Howdy. Hasn’t this been a real nice beginning June? Weather has been just right and aren’t the flowers just gorgeous? Everyone’s knock-out roses look beautiful. Not everyone is getting to see what we are seeing. There are a lot of people in the hospital this week.

Ronnie Atchison has been very sick. He is still in St. John’s. I sure missed him sitting with us at the poles on Tuesday.

Sherry Stidham is also in St. John’s. She has an infection in her foot again.

Juanita Sinning has had a spell of falling. She is in Cox.

Dwayne McNeil, married to Robin (Hall), is very dependable to come in the sale barn every Thursday morning. He was sure missed this week by me. He had a heart attack and on top of that, they had to do gallbladder surgery. I don’t know what hospital he is in, but I do wish him a speedy recovery.

Now, about the election. We had 199 voters to show up but there was one that sticks out most of all. Jan Kelly came and brought Simpson’s strawberries. We appreciate you Jan, they were delicious.

Wednesday, they got the trusses on Travis and Mikyla’s home. Randy Hylton, James Hurtt, Jeff DaVault, Jeff Watts, Gordon Swisloski, David Richardson, David Coatney and Chad got in gear and had them all put up by noon. Then dinner was brought to them. That’s probably what made them work so fast. They could smell the fried chicken.

James and Martha Harris will have been married 50 years on June 16. They will celebrate on the 29th in the multi-purpose room. They would love to see all of their friends and family come and help celebrate a union that was blessed with two children, Jerry and William.

Blood drive at the Norwood Baptist Church Wednesday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be a Bradshaw reunion in the multi-purpose room June 15. Pot-luck dinner will be served at 12:30, the doors will open at 11 a.m. to start your visiting and preparing the meal. Bring a dish, pictures and a smile.

Congratulations to Ryan and Tara (Johnson) Jenkins on their new addition to the family. Mason Scott James Jenkins was born May 10. He weighed 8 pounds and 14 ounces. He was welcomed home by big brother Hunter. Tara’s parents are Jim and Joyce Johnson.

Happy anniversary to Lonnie and Andrea Lathrom on the 4th. Also Terry and Michelle Collins, Mike and Samantha Morgan, and Darrell and Grace Nicholson celebrated on the 5th, Brandon and Kristy McIntosh on the 7th, Brandon and Mitzi Campbell on the 8th, along with Donald and Jo Ellen Crewse.

Fun Facts: Delta Forrest sold blackberries after she had picked for her mama. She got 10 cents a gallon. She also trapped rabbits and sold them for 10 cents a piece to get money to go to the carnival that came to town when she was a little girl. There were 10 kids that Delta’s mama had and raised and everyone of them had to help out.


Hold a tight reign over the three T’s – Thought, Temper, Tongue – and you will have few regrets.

Until next week, God bless our little town.