Last weeks news – The Praise Team opened the Sunday morning service.

Prayer requests and prayer followed.

Brother Roberts brought the message from James 1:1-6, “Passing the Tests Of Life.”

Those visiting in our home during the week weee Synthie Bishop from Killeen, Texas, Donna Bannister, Vern Deatherage, Bevy Moore, Norman Rosseau, Nora Hunsaker, Lee Williams, Pauline Okhuysen, Earnie and Helen Cook, Beth Stafford, Johnathon Snelson.

On Saturday, we went to Springfield to see Stacie Hamby who was in the hospital from having surgery, then we stopped by and saw my sis, Violet and John Flair. We then came to Seymour and took  a stroll around the Apple Festival. We stopped at Mansfield and visited my mom, Nora Hunsaker and Lee Williams.

Monday evening Johnathon Snelson and I made candy and it turned out really good.

Delmar and I have been doing a little painting around the house. It is looking pretty good.

On Sunday, after church, Delmar and I joined Vern and Chris Deatherage at his cabin for beans, fried taters, cornbread and baked sweet potatoes cooked over a camp fire. It sure was good.

Monday evening I went to the senior center and listened to music and it was good especially when Juanita Darlington started playing the spoons. She does a fine job with the spoons.

My sister-in-law, Kathleen Deatherage, left Friday for a trip to Paris, France, with her sister and father, Kim and Kenzie Cordray. We have gotten several pictures from them and it appears that they are having a grand time. This was Kathleen’s first time abroad. I can hardly wait to hear all about their trip.

Don’t forget that the Miller-Hall Reunion is this Sunday at the city park by the pool. The Saturday evening get-to-gether at Jack and Barb Breshears is looking to be a fun gathering with food and music and lots of visiting.

Until next week enjoy the cooler weather and hopefully the rain too.

This weeks news – Well, I am sorry but we missed church Sunday due to attending our Miller-Hall Reunion. We enjoyed lots of visiting and telling of things we remembered about different family members. We also met a relative we had not seen before, Joel Miller from Niangua. We enjoyed a very good potluck lunch and a beautiful day for the get-to-gether outside at the city park.

Our Miller-Hall Reunion for next year is scheduled  for October 5th at the Community Center in Ava. So mark your calendars and save that date.

One day this week, Delmar and I drove to Ozark and visited with Becky Carter then drove on to visit Stacie, Mahayla, Miley and Lucas Hamby. Stacie is recouperating from surgery. While there we saw Joe Hamby’s sister and a friend of Stacie’s, Liz. On our way home, we stopped at Seymour and took in a little of the Apple Festival then came on down to Mansfield and visited with Nora Hunsaker and Lee Williams before coming home.

Those visiting in our home this week were Nora Hunsaker, Lee Williams, Donna Bannister, Synthia Bishop, Bevy Moore, Beth Stafford, Johnathon Snelson, Vern and Kathleen Deatherage, Norman Rosseau, Calvin Ross, Earnie and Helen Cook, Jack and Barb Breshears.

On Saturday Delmar and I went to the Molasses Making at the Stillings. It was a good day and a large crowd showed up for the fun day. There was, of course, the molasses making, but there was also crafts, Country music, Bluegrass music, clogging, food, old tractors, blacksmithing, making wagon wheels, the BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) group was there. I believe they do a good work of protecting children in need.

On Monday, Donna Bannister, Synthia Bishop, Delmar and I went for a drive down to Protem, Mo. and stopped at a little country store where we bought fresh made-to-order sandwiches, I think they tasted better than any sandwich has tasted in a long time. It brought back memories of my childhood when I would go for rides with my grandparents and stop for sandwich fixins. We ate then took pictures and had a good time until we got to the ferry and I couldn’t make myself ride across the water. So we turned around and made our way back to Ava. It was a fun and relaxing day.

We are saddened to hear of the passing of a friend, Lois Weidman.

Until next week, try to enjoy the beautiful world God is painting for us.