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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...
Last week Ray Davis came, so Gary and Ray went to work on Ray’s boat motor. Gary and I went to Ava on the 24th to Ava Place to visit his mother, Maxine Turner. She turned 88 years old that day. Tuesday, Dara Strong and Dana Brazeal went to Springfield to go with Wyatt and Liviya Wharton to the...
We had a surprise when we woke up Saturday morning. There was a skiff of snow on the ground, and it was 28 degrees. This year’s weather is full of surprises.Our quilt club at Dora began meeting to work again on Tuesday morning, and when I left at noon last week, it was 73 degrees.We had several...
Just as we are thinking spring is here, winter temperatures have kept us really cold. Surprisingly, the spring shrubs have bloomed profusely in my yard, despite the weather.  The japonica, forsythia, bridal wreath and all the jonquils are so pretty. And also the tulips my daughter Kris set out....

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