All Around Bradleyville

What beautiful weather we are enjoying. I hope it continues and the forecast of rain this week stays rain and doesn’t turn into snow or freezing weather. We are looking forward to being able to stop feeding hay. The cattle are on the move, looking for every blade of green grass they can find.

My soon-to-be daughter-in-law, Amy Teerink, is at her parents’ home in southern Minnesota preparing for the wedding in a few weeks and the forecast there is some snow for this week. I know she is used to it since she grew up there but she has been living in Maui so it is quite a change for her. At least it won’t last long and David and she will soon be back in Hawaii and enjoying the constant warm weather. I wouldn’t mind a little bit of weather like that myself.

I have really been enjoying all the videos on facebook of the 24 hour cold water challenge. The idea is to immerse yourself into cold water or have it poured over you, sprayed on you, anything to get you cold and wet! It started out as a fundraiser at a church in Monroe, Georgia, to raise money to dig a well for clean water in Africa but now it has turned into donating to your charity of choice, then getting wet and challenging others to do the same. It looks like a fun time along with raising money for several good charities.

Congratulations to Jackie and Shirley Hall on the birth of their first granddaughter, Lydia Rose Bonner. Lydia’s parents are Janessa and Scott Bonner. Lydia arrived very early in the morning of March 27 and weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces. Lydia has three older brothers, Dryden, Caleb and Seth. I’m pretty sure Grandma and Grandpa are excited to have another grandbaby to spoil, and I know the rest of us can’t wait for the stories Grandma Shirley will have to tell. She has already told us on facebook about three year old Seth and his reaction, “Sethy had his little mind blown with all the facts: she has no teeth, she can’t talk, she can’t walk, she can’t play with him, she couldn’t eat the green bean Caleb wanted to feed her, and Seth reported, ‘She about to whine.’

Sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Jean Robison who passed away March 25. Those that knew her well said Jean had such a sweet and fun personality and was one of those people that held the whole family together. Jean was the last of her big family of brothers and sisters.

The Bradleyville School Music Department had several students that received excellent ratings recently. Out of 9 events in the District music festival 7 received 1 ratings and 2 received 2 ratings. Ten students will be headed to State this year.

The baseball field at Bradleyville School is finished and Bradleyville will host the first game on the new field on Tuesday, April 1, at 4:30. I will be there watching the girls that afternoon. I am not sure if the boys have a game that same evening but you can find out by calling the school if you want to know.

Birthdays for the coming week include: April 3: Linda Combs, Tom Tilley; April 4: Josh Isaacs, Scott Lawson, Dawson McHaffie, Sawyer McHaffie; April 5: Tampa Rogers, Kelvin Whittaker; April 6: Carole Gott, Nick Norwine, Samantha Rogers; April 7: Kayla Day, Jackie Hall, Hailee Storts, April 9: Tyler Hankins.

Anniversaries for the coming week include: April 5: Buddy and Kathy Compton; April 6: Don and Robyn Whittaker.