October is just a week away with its bright blue skies winding up summertime bringing more jacket weather though September has been the same.

Not so good are the wasps and yellow jackets we have to watch out for.

Visitors in my home and here for the festival in town, from Japan Mission field, (out of Oklahoma City Baptist Open Door Church), my granddaughter Tanya, with husband Alan Minks, and their children Abigail, Malachi, Josiah, Gideon and Zebulun. From visiting here with my daughter Kristin Luebbert and me, they left on their way to McPherson, Kansas where they had the morning service Sunday at a church there.

It had been several years since Tanya had visited here so she was happy to come with her family this time.

Paralee Rea worked in two friends booths at the festival, one sold paintings, the other jewelry.

Prayers are for Donald Amyx who has pneumonia, also, Edtsel Johnston, near Caulfield. With the changing temperatures our health routine sometimes takes a turn for some infections.

Happy 14th birthday to Gabe Hathcock son of Tara Miller of Harrison, Arkansas on Sept. 24th.

Beulah Satterfield had a Sept. 19th birthday. Larry Davis and Stella King had September 18th birthdays.

Alexander D. Blackburn, grandson of Richard and Rene Blackburn, of Tecumseh, graduated from basic training at Great Lakes, Illinois Naval Base on August 16th, 2013. He graduated an E-2 and is now attending the Electronic Technical School located there.

Word was received Monday that Vada White has had a stroke and is in Cox Hospital.

Dana Taylor is spending Tuesday with us and we are visiting Chet’s parents and doing some shopping in West Plains.

Kris and I went to Hardy, Arkansas Sunday afternoon to visit her sister, Karen’s booth there and others. We ate lunch in Salem, Arkansas.

Birthday wishes on the 30th to Maxine Smith. Then on October 4th Chet Taylor has a birthday. Dana went with him this Monday for his weekly trip to St. Louis for treatment on his shoulder.

Joe Corbin thought enough of the beautiful quilt Friendly Neighbors Extension Club made for a fundraiser that he bought enough tickets to have a good chance at winning. Congratulations Joe and Lou Arta.