Norwood Gleanings

Howdy. You can guess the topic at the local coffee shops. Monday morning, the Norwood First Baptist Church shooting. I went to school with Jay Smith. He graduated a year behind me. I am so glad that he or anyone else didn’t get hurt, it could have ended a lot different.

I want to brag on those who are cleaning up our town. The old Campbell place is looking so much nicer. Just take a drive down PP Hwy., you just might be surprised.

They removed Lonnie Sinning’s leg above the knee and now they have moved him to Autumn Oaks in Mountain Grove for therapy. He would love it if you dropped in and said howdy.

Sorry to hear about Mike Batton passing away. He used to live around Macomb, but had moved to Cabool.

Congratulations to Bill Dodson and Jennifer Boykin. Bill is the son of the late Harold and Hazel Dodson and Jennifer is the daughter of Glen Boykin and the late Judy Boykin. They are going to have a reception in August at the Assembly of God Church.

Happy Anniversary to Ronnie and Judy Bradshaw. It was on the 21st. On the 22nd, Doug and Tracy Chadwell celebrated 24 years of being hitched and Leon and Liz Pendergrass celebrated on the 24th and Stacy and Levi McDaris will be married 8 years on the 31st.

Larry Quinn came by to see me at the sale barn. He sure is a sick boy. He is waiting on the doctors to call him back and tell him if he has done any damage to his kidneys or liver because of the tick fever.

Marlyn Walker had an old school chum that she graduated with come to stay with her a few days. Barbara (Daugard) Loes. She brought her daughter and her grandson with her. They live around Kansas City.

Sorry to hear about Ruth Dunlap. She fell and broke her knee. Her late husband was Ralph and her only daughter is Shirley Sarter. She lives at the corner of PP and Hwy. C. The ambulance was there Wednesday evening.

Stampede will open this week. We knew it as Lazy Lees for years, so it will take a while to get used to calling it something different. I still call J&P Truck Stop, Kellys. Guess I always will. Did you know that Donnie Kelly was the one that built both of those buildings originally? I’m glad he did or we might not have had them.

I usually don’t do birthdays, but I thought this was neat. There are three of us ladies on Greenfield Road that have a birthday the same week. Alline Greenfield will be 84 on August 6, still living in her home, pulling weeds and watering her flowers. I will be 49 on August 11 and Kathlene Mason will be 83 on August 9, and just the other day she was out picking up tree limbs that had fallen in her yard. These two ladies stay very active and I believe that’s why their still going.

Fun Fact: Did you know that there was one woman that lives round here that played women’s softball the whole time I was growing up and she either always hit the ball to the fence or over the fence? Martha Harris was that person. They always said, “She could hit like a man.”

Thought: Youth fades, love droops, the leaves of friendship fall; a mother’s secret hope outlives them all. (Isn’t that the truth, Mama’s never give up on their children).

Until next week, God bless our little town.