The frosty mornings of November are with us and will soon be icy, as we get into winter time full force. By the calendar December 21st is the first day of winter.

On Sunday evening December 8th at 6:00 p.m. there will be a Christmas program and refreshments afterward at Lilly Ridge Church with a Nativity Scene, solos and special songs, a “premier” of “Whistle – Snaps and Drums” with backup singing and a black light performance. The leaders have done a lot of planning for this and working toward a full house to enjoy the efforts of the workers and cast who are performing. Everyone is welcome.

Sympathy to the loved ones of those recently deceased. One was Maxine Stickler, who will be missed by all who knew her. Our Friendly Neighbors Extension Club had her as a member soon after they moved to Gainesville. She and her husband entertained us at their home where they served lunch consisting of delicious meat dishes of special meat from their freezer, brought from Alaska.

I feel certain all who read last Fridays West Plains Quill with the stories from those who were in Dallas, Texas when President Kennedy was shot, found their stories interesting especially those of us who watched television, and how much more memories they have of that fateful day in history 50 years ago.

Rev. J.C. and Bonnie Taylor were there and had their personal story of that time. Their son, Chet, was also there toward the end of the motorcade they reported to the Quill.

It is good to have Mike Evans and wife joining us at Lilly Ridge on Sunday nights.

Time is flying by as fast as an arrow so we need to make every moment count.

Congratulations to J.C. and Bonnie Taylor in West Plains on their 67th Anniversary Thanksgiving Day.