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Editor’s note: some of these items were intended for last week. How time gets away is amazing. As we age, we have a hard time keeping up. Gray hair doesn’t regain its color without help. Having good memories makes life more pleasant.  Have you ever had a flying squirrel in your house, as I did a...
Winter came in full force, with 3 inches of snow and below-zero temperatures last week. I wonder if the up-and-down temperatures has made the colds and flu cases worse. Many people are sick.  I’m thankful I don’t have to feed cattle or cut ice on the ponds, but I can still remember when we did. I...
Menus Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more. Wednesday, Jan. 24: turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots, fresh-...
Last week we had snow, ice and above and below zero temperatures. This Sunday, everything had melted, and I think we have had 60 degrees and above for two days. We now have a little rain coming down and of course all the mud. One day during the snow there were eight deer across the road eating...
During their regular meeting Monday, the Ozark County Commissioners acknowledged that all county offices have submitted their budget requests and said the county budget will be finalized this week. Ozark County County Clerk Brian Wise reported that the budget process is going “as smooth as it...
The sunshine looks good of a morning, but when a door is opened it’s cold out there. It’s that weather for wearing warm long-handles under coveralls and coats.Sunday morning, freezing rain was on the front porch.Paul and I went to the area-wide singing at Curry Church of Christ in West Plains...
Sympathy to the Thomas Wray family.On Friday, Dec. 22, Gary and I want to the Ava Place in Ava to visit his mother, Maxine Turner, and join with all of them for their family Christmas dinner. On Christmas morning we went back there  for opening of their gifts.Gary and I went to the home of Ernest...
Cloudy skies and rain are with us, reminding us it’s the middle of winter. Paralee Rea says she feeds and waters various birds including woodpeckers, two kinds of doves, purple finches, chickadees, cardinals, blue jays and juncos (snow birds). They are lucky to have someone who cares! Prayers for...
Happy new year, everyone! The Center’s First Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 7. The meal includes a beverage and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. This is a great way to enjoy a delicious dinner and support The...
What a change in weather – and one that takes some getting used to! Here’s wishing for everyone to have better health in 2018. And as I write that, I think it doesn’t seem possible for it to be 2018! Marsha Lyon has had more than her share of being confined and in pain following knee surgery in...

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