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The Center in Gainesville will host its annual BBQ chicken dinner fundraiser and dessert auction from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. The meal will be prepared by the Theodosia United Methodist Church Men’s group and will include chicken, baked beans and delicious potato salad, along with drinks...
Please join us from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Aug. 5 for our first-Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser. The meal includes a beverage and dessert, and the cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Students from Bakersfield School will be serving the meal to earn tips for upcoming...
Greetings from our area as summer heads into fall. How time gets away as we get older! It teaches us to not waste God’s special gift to us and encourages us to be useful and share our talents with others in our time here on earth. Air conditioners are getting a workout. It used to be a fan that...
Hello from our home to yours. To jump-start last week, we had sewing club on Monday and worked on cross-stitch blocks. Then we went outside to enjoy the fresh air. Later in the day, we did crayon art on canvas.  Tuesday morning, employees from the courthouse came and helped the residents with...
The next American Red Cross blood drive here will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the First Baptist Church, 119 Second St.  The Red Cross announced recently that the organization is currently enduring an emergency blood shortage – in part due to regular donors’ absence on...
The annual Johnson family reunion will be Saturday, Aug. 4, at a new location. This year’s reunion will be held at 11 a.m. at Red Lobster on S. Glenstone in Springfield; a room has been reserved for the gathering. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call Rex Johnson, 679-3611.
Hello from our home to yours. David Ball joined us Monday in the dining room where he sang and played some beautiful music on the piano for us. He also brought one of his friends who played other instruments. It was very entertaining. We sang along with him. After we finished in the dining room we...
It would be nice to grow old gracefully, but I’m afraid that isn’t always the case. Perhaps if we could have taken better care of ourselves growing up we could get around better now!It was nice to have Lyndon and Linaia Pitcock with their two granddaughters, Chloe and Quinn Wright, visiting here...
It’s a stormy Monday evening as I write these items, but we could use some rain. Karen and Dave Davis and I had lunch at The Center today. It was chicken nuggets, and they were good. It was nice to get to visit with several friends. People were coming in, not only for the dinner, but to get in out...
We have gotten 1 1/2 inches of rain from scattered showers the last two days. That’s great, and maybe we will get some more.Another good neighbor, Ray Peter, hung some tomatoes on our mailbox. Mary Morrison gave us some more Cut-Short beans and cucumbers.Kevin Kastning stopped by on his way to see...

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