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The night before deer season Bob remarked that this would be the first season in twenty-one years that he hadn’t taken a kid or grandkid with him. I told him he wouldn’t know how to act out there all by himself, and it seems I was right. He came in around 9:30 the first morning and I asked him if he had a deer, then saw his truck—with a load of firewood. He said he parked his truck right beside a dead tree and thought what good firewood it would make, so he cut it and loaded it and brought it in. I appreciated the firewood, probably more than a deer.

Bob, Julie, Garrett and I went to Ava last Sunday after church to get some antifreeze for Bob’s trucks and winch truck. Nothing like waiting until the last minute. We were hungry by the time we got there, so we went through the drive through at the fast food restaurant. Garrett was asleep and it was raining so we didn’t want to get out and go inside. The rain was still coming down by the time we got to the discount store, but we had to get out there to get inside, wonder why they haven’t put in a drive through window yet? It would be pretty handy, don’t you think?

Donna Sloan got a call from her grandson, Jeremiah Cummings last weekend. Jeremiah is career Army and on his third overseas tour of duty and is in Afghanistan this time. He doesn’t get to call very often and Donna was really happy to finally hear from him.

The Chili Feed and sale at New Mansion Church was well attended last Saturday. There were several different varieties of chili, soups, stews and desserts to choose from, and lots of treasures for the sale browsers. There were lots of hunting stories being told, and lots of visiting among those like me that didn’t care to hunt. Along with having the Chili Feed, we wrapped and filled over sixty Christmas boxes for Operation Christmas Child. If you missed the chili feed last Saturday it will happen again this Saturday.

The FFA Chili Supper and auction at Bradleyville School last Friday night was very well attended. A lot of donated items were auctioned off to raise money for the FFA. The items ranged from gift baskets and pies to a trolling motor, a pie safe, several large round bales of hay, a meat smoker, several cages of chickens and many more items.

Several Lady Eagles, including Danielle Crouch, Emily Todd, Casey Ridings, Ellie Combs, Ally Swift and Savannah Norwine attended church at Bradleyville General Baptist Church last Sunday morning to show support for a fellow Lady Eagle, Mariah Clemans who injured her knee in ball practice last week. Mariah will be having an MRI this week to find out how much her knee is injured and what treatment she will have.

This Friday night will be Meet the Eagles at Bradleyville School. You may call the school for more information.

I didn’t get any news in the paper the last couple of weeks so I missed making special mention to congratulate Joe and Nadine Horner who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 8th. There are a couple more anniversaries this coming week which I feel need special mention also, but I am unsure how many years for each couple. Avriel and Lois Patterson on November 14 and Ray and Bonnie Hurst on November 16.

Birthdays: November 14: Jan Scantlin; November 15: Marilyn Albright; November16: Bill Austin, Jason Crouch, Donna Grigg, Joshua Howie, Kassidi Wilkinson; November 17: Larry Blair, Brandon Burkhart, Jerry Day; November 20: Brian Moore, Wanda Osburn.

Anniversaries: November 14: Avriel and Lois Patterson; November 16: Ray and Bonnie Hurst; November 17: Gale and Wanda Osburn, John and Tampa Rogers; November 18: Garland and Beverly Smith; November 20: Jerry and Jackie Hodges.

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