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I have enjoyed corresponding with my friend Elda Edwards at Ocie. She has been entertaining a Baltimore oriole at her hummingbird feeder. She said she hadn’t seen one in years. Friends in her garden club told her they were back, but she hadn’t seen any until the one showed up.Elda has a buckeye...
Congratulations to “our” kindergarten graduates Hunter Gott, son of Jami Bridges and grandson of Shawn and Sherry Lewellen;  Avianna Novak , daughter of Savannah Ingram; Pazlea Atkinson, son of Janelle Miller and Kiley McCullough, and great-granddaughter of C.L. Sapp. We also congratulate our sixth...
Friday, April 20, Gary and I got to Cox South Hospital at 5 a.m. to have my surgery. I had a laproscopic total hysterectomy, robot assisted. No cancer, no driving for two weeks, no lifting for six weeks. I am thankful for all who prayed for me.I had a surprise visitor Friday while I was in the...
MenusWednesday, May 9: chicken-fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy country-blend vegetables, fresh-baked roll, butterscotch brownies. Thursday, May 10: pork ribs, sweet potato, coleslaw, homestyle biscuit, poke cake. Friday, May 11: fried fish, brown beans, coleslaw, cornbread, cherry cobbler....
To jump-start the week, we gathered in the dining room to make brownies. We made three different kinds –regular, Oreo and s’more brownies. The residents said they had never made Oreo or s’more brownies, and they absolutely loved making them. After lunch, we all went back to the dining room to taste...
The weather has greatly improved. The sunshine is so nice, and there’s a lot of lawn mowing going on. There’s also a lot of spreading fertilizer and lime and spraying weeds and sprouts in the pastures. The old cows are enjoying the green grass; they lie down and rest when they get full.Everyone is...
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...

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