Tecumseh/ Lilly Ridge

At last a few light showers of rain came and revived the dusty condition this Monday morning.

Gary Davidson and son, Graham, and Gary’s Mom, Loretta, went to Rockford, Illinois last Monday, the 15th, and returned Saturday evening. They visited Loretta’s brother, Troy, and another brother and his wife came to spend time with them from Maquoketa, IA. The corn and soy bean crops there are in need of rain as it has been very dry, like over most of the states in “mid” United States.

My niece from Springfield, Carol and husband, Paul Aronis, and their son, Houston, came Saturday to visit and we had a belated birthday dinner for me and celebrated Houston’s July 19th, 41st birthday. They stopped by the cemetery at Lilly Ridge for Carol to put flowers on her sister, Lois (Adamson) Shockey’s grave. Their mother and dad, Edith and Lloyd Adamson are buried in Green Lawn north in Springfield. Paul dispatches the gas deliveries from his office in Mt. Vernon, MO. to this area and others in southern Missouri. We hadn’t seen each other since my nephew, Warren Moody’s funeral.

David and Sharon Humphresville, my neighbors east say that they are doing fine this Monday morning when I called.

Sympathy is expressed to Leroy Morrison in the loss of his father, Bernice, last week.

VBS started Sunday night for ages 4 through 6th grades at Lilly Ridge for three nights.

Next Sunday afternoon our church has the worship service at Gainesville Healthcare facility.

Happy Birthday to Karen K. Davis, on Monday, July 29th. Also best wishes to Bob Walker, also better health. They along with Nancy were schoolmates together.

Visiting Ernestine Guiley over the weekend and attending church with her were her daughters, Tammy Childress from Jefferson City and Theresa Bridges and daughter from Kansas City and Helen Miles from Springfield.

I recently enjoyed phone calls from cousin, Loretta (Carroll)Crewse and Maxine Shanerman in Springfield.

Neoma and Arreaun Moody shopped in West Plains one day last week.

Pastor Dale Roberts and wife, Barbara, along with family members enjoyed a week of traveling out west on vacation.

First Baptist Church had dinner Sunday for their pastor, Mike Dillin, as it was his last Sunday there since he and his wife are moving to Hartville.

“Dog days” have been with us and will end about August 11th according to the almanac.

Remember organic doesn’t mean super food nor 100 percent so eat regular foods you like.