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It’s such a pretty time of the year with lawn mowing going on, and dust is flying from the dry earth. Shrubs are loaded with blooms, and I’ve been enjoying a row of red tulips that my daughter Kris set out last fall. The irises are also now bursting into bloom. In the woods, serviceberries and...
 Join us for the first-Sunday fried chicken dinner fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 6. You’ll enjoy a delicious dinner while helping The Center – and also the Bakersfield students who will be serving the meal to collect tips for the Scholar Bowl, an academic Quiz Bowl in which students...
Some days are good with 70 degrees lately but they don’t last. Soon it’s back to 50 degrees in the day and 30 at night. I hope May will be better. We got 2 1/2 inches of good rain on Sunday. It started about daylight and rained just about all day. That’s good for people who’ve got fertilizer and...
As I write these items I’m sipping some sassafrass tea, a favorite of mine. My son-in-law, Dave, brought me a handful of sassafras roots that he got when he was dozing some land recently. Sassafras tea is something I’ve enjoyed all my life. It was our spring tonic, growing up. My grandpa, being a...
To kick off the week, last Monday we did some beading and made some bracelets. We then went out to the park area. After lunch we started a new project. We did some wood burning. We are working on a sign.Tuesday, we watched movies, and in the afternoon our volunteers joined us for Bible study....
Frontier Baptist Church in Pontiac will host a youth lock-in for teens in grades six through 12 from 6 p.m. Friday, April 27, until 6 a.m. Saturday. Organizers say the event will include food, music, games, praise and worship.Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by a concert from 7 to 8 p.m....
The weather is still getting warmer one day and cool the next. We got another 1.4 inch of rain Friday night and had tornado warningsand lots of thunder and lightning. Sunday when we came out of church, it was snowing a few flakes.This past week has been cattle-working time. Paul’s helpers were...
Our weather is unstable, and in my case, it makes me remember the good old days with my father, who was very protective of his family and kept us safe in our deep cellar whenever we were threatened with storms. Our faithful kerosene lantern provided light in the dark of night as we would head out...
MenusLunch 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, April 18: breakfast for lunch: biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs...
To start off last week, on Monday we played board games and made clay sculptures. They are currently drying, and when they’re done we will paint them.Tuesday, we had our Red Hat tea party, where we enjoyed brownies with coffee. In the afternoon we had volunteers join us for Bible study.A fun game...

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