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Hello from our home to yours. To start last week, on Monday we played a fun game of dominoes. We then went outside to enjoy the nice fresh air. In the afternoon we played board games.Tuesday, we watched movies, and Debbie Cobb joined us for Bible study. On Wednesday we played dominoes and worked on...
On Sunday, June 10, my memories took me back to June 10, 1939, when Eldon Pitcock and I were married in Gainesville by my cousin Ray Ebrite, justice of the peace. It was a marriage that lasted 32 years, until his death on May 3, 1971. We were blessed with four children and several grandchildren...
The election of the Senior Citizens of Ozark County board is this week. Votes may be cast from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, June 13-15. Nominees are Carol Cooper and incumbents Buddy Festervand, Sue Herning and Lynn Bentele. Voters will vote for three.The aenior Citizens of Ozark County...
I thank the Douglas County Herald for my weekly paper. It is a blessing to me hearing from old acquaintances I used to know in that area. I have always felt close to the news business since I was only 13 years old when I began writing the community news items after I lost my mother, who had written...
On Mother’s Day weekend, John and Brandi Sears from Indiana visited John’s parents, Eddie and Linda. Edgar and Sharon Stewart visited their friends in Tennessee. Since my niece Dara Strong’s vehicle has been broke down, I have been taking her to Springfield for her appointments. One Tuesday I took...
We received 3 inches of rain last week. It’s pretty hard to know when to cut hay. Larry Grisham got some up last week.It seems like when one thing happens on the farm, something else will follow. Our well went out Saturday, and we got water from our neighbor, Leroy Morrison. Pipes had to be pulled...
Please note that the dates of the election of the Senior Citizens of Ozark County board have changed. We welcome voters to mark ballots from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, June 13-15. Board member nominees are Carol Cooper and incumbents Buddy Festervand, Sue Herning and Lynn Bentele. Voters...
We appreciate the little showers that still come now and then. Paul got the lime on Thursday.On Wednesday, he started to spread across the road and drove into a soft spot and almost turned the truck over. By taking out lots of lime and holding it with the tractor, he pulled the truck out with the...
We have had several rain showers in the last week, and we had some large hail on Saturday. As I write this on Sunday, it is a bright sunny day. We had trouble getting the lawn mowed in between showers. Some farmers have been able to mow and get some hay bailed. Randy and Gina finally got some...
Sympathy to the family of Georgia Robbins-Evans and especially to her sister Ovia Marie McGinnis, who is married to my second cousin, Leroy McGinnis. Leroy’s parents were Alva McGinnis and my first cousin, Callie Crawford McGinnis.Marlyn and Kathy Atkinson of Excelsior Springs came to see me again...

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