Howdy. From my house to yours, I hope you all are staying warm and cozy.
The kids have had a good time going out hunting for youth season. My daughter, Josie, 12 years old, got herself a spike buck. Grayci Keeling, daughter of Alan and Jessica (Jones) Keeling, age 11, got herself a 9 point buck. Most men don’t ever get one that big. Congratulations to Emily and Cassie Chadwell. They got 8 points. And Abbie Bringle, daughter of Wayne and Jennifer (Vanderbogart) Bringle, and Garrett DeVault, son of Jeff and Courtney DeVault, both killed their bucks, but I never heard what size. Congratulations to you all.
We had a surprise birthday party for my step-mom, Donna Bruffett. She turned 70 years Wednesday and we surprised her with a party after church Sunday. There was around 25 present with all five kids present.
London Hill is back in the hospital again with stroke symptoms. London is the son of Mark and Karen Hill and the grandson of the late Billy and Janice Hill.
A few girls on the softball team were noticed for their hard work and talent: Madison Crain made all-conference, all-district, and all-regional. She is a senior and her parents are your school superintendent Shannon and her mom is a teacher at Norwood also, Julie. Emily Chadwell, daughter of Shawn and Shelly, made all-conference and all-district and so did Jenna Ogletree, daughter of Jeff and Jennifer, and Cherokee McGraw, daughter of Bobby and Cindy McGraw.
Don’t forget our veterans on the 11th, and the school always has something for our vets and this year they will serve breakfast in the multi-purpose room at 9 a.m. and there will be a tribute to them at 10 a.m. in the gym.
Danny Sinnings was in the hospital last week. I haven’t heard how he is doing, but we do wish you well.
Sorry to hear about the passing of Emily Mullet. She was five years old and the daughter of Andy Ray and MaryAnn. She had a disease that slowly robbed her of movement and her breathing. We send our sympathy. There was around 450 present at the funeral, which was held out on E Hwy.
I want to send a hello and get well message out to a good friend of mine and long time resident of Norwood, Ruth Bradshaw.
Thought: Dwell on today’s blessings, not yesterdays failures.
Until next week, God bless our little town.