We have surely gotten our share of rain the past week. One morning we had 3-1/2 inches, the next morning we had 1-1/2 inches. Anytime we have more than 3 inches, the branches on either side of our house will roll. We aren’t complaining about the rain. We have been very fortunate here in the Ozarks so far this year. Our relatives in Oklahoma escaped those tornadoes. The cousins in Broken Arrow were just a mile away.

Norma Cross, Kenny Hunt and I had lunch with Peggy Jenkins and Irene Richards last week at Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center.

Kinsey Thompson had Destiny Rasch, Kylie and Kailey Thompson over one night last week to spend the night. I think they watched movies all night. They didn’t better me. I went to bed and shut the door.

My son, Danny Maloney called Saturday evening. He lives north of Sparta, on Finley Creek. He said it got up within a couple of feet of his lower garden. They had to get up about 3 a.m. to rescue some of his stuff.

Jerry Hall was moved to a rehab center Saturday in Springfield. He is not responding much after his stroke.

Larry and Lynn Clayton and Lodean Schultz was able to be in church Sunday. Freeda Richards says she is feeling better and Pauline Hathcock was in Springfield last week getting some test done. Maybe they can find something for her pain.

David and Malina Robertson brought their little bundle of joy to church last week. He is a beautiful baby. Of course, Grandma Trissa and grandpa Glen Dale aren’t a bit proud of him. I hear grandma will be babysitting a few days a week.

May 24 – Sue and Dianne drove to Rolla to see Delmar and Dennis Oliver (Sue’s grandsons – Dianne sons) graduate from high school.

May 29-30, Sue went to Carthage with Lisa and Kayli and Wayne and Dottie Cantrell to attend District Assembly. While in Carthage Sue and Kaylie went to “Precious Moments.”

June 1 – Sue had a birthday party at her home to help granddaughter, Kayli, celebrate her 15th birthday (how time flies). Those attending were Rodney, Lisa and Kayli Brown, Ervin and Lodean Schultz, Wayne and Dottie Cantrell and grandson, Conner Cantrell, Ron, Judy and Jerry Lethco and Kayla Cornett, and Terry and Mel Cornelious. Rodney cooked hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill along with all the trimmings. Birthday cake and ice cream were served. Kayli got several nice gifts.

Doug Irwin will be holding a revival at Goodhope General Baptist Church Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The evening services will begin at 7 p.m. The church is 12 miles west of Ava, 76 hwy. to O hwy. one mile north.

Goodhope General Baptist Church worship service opened with announcements and prayer requests and congregational singing. A special song was done by a young man, didn’t get his last name.

Attendance was 59, low in attendance, but not in spirit. Pastor David Welsh used scriptures Revelations 2:18-29 and 20:1-10. Emphasis is “repent” change direction.

Evening service opened with prayer requests, congregational singing, testimonies.

Pastor David used scriptures Rev. 3:20-22.

Matthew 11:28, “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”