Last weeks news – The buzz here in the Rome area the past week has been about the new bridge crossing Beaver Creek. We’ve heard for years they were going to do it, but it finally came out in the paper last week. It sounds like it might happen. We have a picture of Arther Richards (Dick’s Dad) standing on the north side of the bridge when it was being built in 1919. It is a land mark. Hopefully they can perserve it some how. There is lots of traffic that use A Highway off of South Highway 5 to Rome, where they pick up Road 436 at the bridge that goes out to Highway 76.

I took Kailey to Bradleyville Thursday evening for Plainview’s first basketball game of the year. Kelly and Kyle came down after watching Kinsey’s softball game in Ava. Both of them lost their games.

Tony Richards took his mom, Irene, to Theta Porter’s home Saturday to celebrate their high school reunion. Several classmates were there.

I hope everyone had a good and safe holiday weekend. The Thompsons – Kelly DeAnn, Kinsey, Kailey and Kyle and his friend, Jaden Hicks, came down here with steaks and all the trimmings for lunch. Kelly did a good job cooking them.

Norma Cross and Kenny went to Springfield Thursday to pick Seth up. He spent the weekend with them.

Keith and Michelle Richards, Freeda, Nick, Jennifer and boys were in Rolla to help one year old, Baylor Manuri celebrate his birthday. He is the son of Ben and Sarah. Karl and Christine Richards and other relatives were there. This was on the 21st of August.

Dwayne Davis, a Gideon, was our speaker Sunday at Goodhope General Baptist Church. We always enjoy hearing from the Gideon’s. They do a good work around the world. Many people have come to know the Lord because they heard the message of salvation through them.

I visited with Irene Richards over the phone recently. She said her brother, Raymond Bricker, has been to see her. He has been in and out of the hospital and Seymour Health Care Nursing Home the past few months.

Cindy and Sue drove to Ozark Sunday after church for lunch then on to Springfield to visit with Frank Sinclair at Mercy Hospital and discovered he had been transferred to St. Louis. We pray for a speedy recovery to Frank.

Sue visited with Larry and Lynn Clayton this week. A person can go to encourage them, but ends up you leave encouraged. Their faith never wavers. Also visited with Mike Woodal who was at Clayton’s.

8-27-13. Sue got a surprise Tuesday afternoon, her brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Georgia Brown from Illinois drove down from Springfield to visit a while. They had been to California to see grandchildren and came through Springfield to visit Georgia’s sister and husband, Tom and Betty Owen.

8-28-13. Ron, Judy and Jerry came over Wednesday and helped Sue with some chores. Rodney and Kaylie came out Thursday and mowed her yard.

8-31-13. Several attended the 50th anniversery of Wayne and Jo Harper at the Goodhope Nazarene Church Saturday afternoon. We wish them many years of happiness.

8-31-13. Sue drove to Seymour Saturday afternoon to Rod, Lisa and Kayli’s. Rob barbequed and Lisa and Kayli had prepared trimmings. Sue said it was some good eatings.

Psalms 128:1-2, ” Blessed is everyone that feareth the Lord; that walketh in his ways. For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands; happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.”

This weeks news – 9-9-2013. It is hot and dry in Peckerwood Hollow this morning. If I heard Art right a while ago, he said today will set a record for this day at 97 degrees.

Kenny came down last Wednesday and mowed and did some weed eating. I told him it would be a while before it needs cutting again.

There has been several basketball games this past week, one at Plainview, one at Skyline and one at Mark Twain. Kinsey Thompson plays softball for Ava High. I haven’t made it to any of her games yet.

Saturday afternoon Kenny and Seth Hunt, Norma Cross, Kyle Thompson and I went out to the S&H Fish ponds. Kyle and Seth each caught two catfish. They were nice size. We decided to eat dinner while we were out there, so Mickey cooked us up some fresh catfish and all the trimmings.

Sue Brown was in Springfield one day last week to have surgery on her right eye, she had the other fixed a few weeks ago. She is doing good.

Goodhope General Baptist Church began with congregational singing. Sue Adams sang a happy song then Harley Ferguson did a couple of songs on his guitar. They were beautiful. Brenda Reed led  a praise song, then read the 96th Psalm. Brother David then turned the service into a praise and testimonies. It was a Holy Spirit filled service.

After church, Freeda Richards, Pauline Hathcock and I went to The Old Folks Day at Mt. Tabor Church. It had been years since I had seen some of the people like Pernie (Hathcock). I don’t know her married name. It has probably been sixty years since I’ve seen her, Chestene Lietch, Helen Turner and Naomi Herrell. There were others that I knew like Martin Hathcock, Lenora Burton, Betty Jenkins and Connie Johnson. Kay and Jewell did a wonderful job rounding up all the gifts. I think everyone left with a gift. Norma Stillings was there, she played the piano. A good time was had by all.

Psalms 96:1-2, “O Sing unto the Lord all the earth. Sing unto the Lord, bless His name: then forth His salvation from day to day.”