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Wild grapes make the best jelly, but I can’t get out to find them now. My memories go back for years to the time when my grandfather Ebrite grew grapes to make wine. Being a medical doctor, it was a good medicine - and high on his list!  The old saying, “Possum in a pawpaw patch” rings a bell as I...
Hello from our home to yours. Here at the Gainesville Health Care Center, we played dominoes and watched movies on Monday. On Tuesday, we had our Red Hat tea party. The ladies enjoyed visiting with one another and eating delicious cookies with coffee. Soon after, we went outside for our walking...
We had a quick little shower Thursday evening, which was really needed.  We have tomatoes, peppers and okra in the garden yet. Last week we were blessed with a visit from my sister Velva’s family. Velva’s daughter Nancy Sabo and her daughter Becky flew into Spring-field from Billings, Montana. My...
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...

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