All Around Bradleyville

Fall has arrived and the chilly nights with it. Bob is enjoying the cooler weather for sure. My flowers actually look better in the fall than any other time. I guess they like the cooler weather too. The hummingbirds have increased in number also, guess they are tanking up for their long flight south.

Deanna and Vic Badovinatz really raised a bumper crop of Cushaw squash this year. Deanna said she got the seeds from her good friend, Mary Lou McKillip, who spends part of the year living in this area. I have never tried one but Bob said when he was young Wanda Maggard raised them and made wonderful pies from them. She always remembered Bob liked them and made him one. Carol (Sartin) Contreras said her mom used to always use them in place of pumpkin and they had a milder taste. I can’t wait to make a pie or two out of one.

Sympathy goes out to the family of Harley Hughey who passed away last week. Family was the most important thing in Harley’s life and we know his family will miss their PaPa sorely. His services were Tuesday at Whelchel Chapel at Forsyth.

I know several in the area went to Conway to the Starvy Creek Bluegrass Festival last weekend and I heard it was fantastic. Bob Hammons and Wildwood played there on Friday and Saturday. We were planning to go this year but Bob and I both came down with a little bug of some kind and just didn’t feel like going. Got big plans for next year though.

Kay Whittaker, Melanie Whittaker, Fay Gerdes and Danita Frazier all got together last weekend and made a trip to Eureka Springs and attended the Great Passion Play.

Mike and Nancy Howie and their family went camping over the weekend and had a great time. It was a great time to camp and have a nice big fire to gather around.

The Bradleyville Jr. High girls basketball team won first place in the Taneyville Tournament last week. The boys will be playing in a tournament at Bradleyville this week. Volleyball will be at Chadwick on Thursday, September 26. I haven’t been to a ballgame yet this year so I don’t have a schedule of the games.

The Bradleyville Church of the Nazarene will be having the Hunsaker Family come to sing for them next Sunday night, September 29. They are going to have dinner starting around 4:30 and singing from 6:00-7:00. Everybody is welcome.

I missed an anniversary that should have been in last week’s paper. Ryan and Laura Melton celebrated seven years of marriage on September 23. Ryan surprised Laura with a beautiful cedar chest that he made himself.

Birthdays for the coming week include: September 26: Tyler Clemans, Lisa Rogers, Laverne Swadley; September 27: Randy Case, Sara Hauck; September 28: Jack Clemans, Lauren Gross, Pete Kallstrom, Levi Lux; September 29: Austin Koenig; October 1: Dylan Rogers; October 2: Connie Haes.

Anniversaries for the coming week include: September 27: Mike and Gayle Wright; September 29: Walt and Lisa Rogers; October 1: Jim and Debbie Burke.