Sunday morning service featured the VBS program. The teachers did an awesome job with teaching the youngsters. The kids did an awesome job singing and acting out the songs. Some of the little ones really stole the show with their actions. A big shout of praise goes to the kitchen help who cooked and fed all the kids every evening. Also, the rest who worked behind the scenes and brought the whole VBS together did an awesome job. Mary was a big hit in the video with the K-9 unit demonstration.

On July 23 there is Pool night in Ava. BBQ beginning at 6:00-7:00 then pool party from 7:00-9:00. Come and enjoy the party whether you swim or not.

I have been helping my daughter, Donna Bannister this week. She had surgery last week and is home recuperating. Beth Stafford has been busy this week making relish. It is really good too.

I wish my brother, Vern Deatherage a Happy Birthday on July 15.

We are getting a card shower going for my aunt and uncle, Hugh and Violet Morris. They are botth in the nursing home, in Clinton, Mo and will be celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary on July 29, this year. If you would like to mail them a card, the address is: Hugh and Violet Morris, GLC Westwood, 1801 Gaines Road, Clinton, Mo. 64735.

Delmar has picked about 3 or 4 ripe tomatoes but not enough to can or make salsa.

It sure has been hot but the next few days should be better.

On Saturday, Delmar and I went to Forsyth and spent the day with Jack and Barb Breshears, who were camping at Shadow Rock. We went to a couple of yard sales while there but mainly just enjoyed visiting.

Until next week may God Bless each one of you.