Norwood Gleanings

Howdy. Well, it’s the peak of fall colors beginning. Most of your ruby-throated hummingbirds have left Missouri. Field crickets are going crazy, along with katydids singing in the trees at night. Doesn’t that sound like heaven to you? I love to sit on the porch in the evening and just listen to the music and remember when I was young. Time sure does fly by. It’s already fall and soon it will be time to sink your teeth in some turkey and tators. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves because we still have to get through October.

Ronnie Atchison is home and I went and saw him. He looks great and he is asking that everyone come and see him. He goes to dialysis in the morning but he’s home in the afternoon.

Lonnie Sinnings is back in the hospital. I sure hate to hear that, but maybe they can figure out what is wrong.

Mike and Karen Ross made a trip to Maxbase, North Dakota, which is 30 miles from the Canada line. Wow, no that is a long trip, but that’s where they had to go to see their daughter Jessica and her husband Robbie Owens and their three children.

The goat sale was the biggest yet. We had over 1,700 goats and sheep and over 3,000 caged animals. We are going to start an hour earlier in October. They will sell outside stuff at 11 a.m. instead of noon. I got home at 1 a.m. Sunday morning. My bed time is usually around 9, so I’m glad that only comes once a month.

School will be dismissed at 12:20 on Thursday, Oct. 17 and no school on the 18th due to teacher conferences.

There will be a school board meeting on the 16th.

Jonas and MaryAnna Yutzy celebrated 28 years together on the 3rd. Pastor Zach and his lovely wife Tammy will celebrate 33 years together on the 10th. Robbie and Debra Stewart has one on the 11th and Andy and Marjorie Shetler will be together 19 years on the 12th.

Every year the school puts on a talent show. This year the show will be October 11 on a Friday at 6:30 in the multi-purpose room. If you have never been before, you would love it. They sing, act, play musical instruments and put on a good fun show. There is usually around 20 acts and they are all unique.

I did a boo-boo last week. It wasn’t Roy Kinsinger that ask to help with the cabinets on Travis’ house, but Chad’s dad, David, came down and got them put up Thursday. Dwayne Atchison has offered his help with putting up the tile in the bathroom. They appreciate all the help they can get.

Fun Facts: Dan Twhig was the first owner and establisher of the hotel. Bob Gray set up an eating shop while W.A. Wright was Norwood’s barber for a number of years. This was all around the early 1900s.

Thought: Church Bulletin reads, “Body Piercing explained here.”

Until next week, God bless our little town.