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Howdy. Tuesday morning was just another day of getting all four kids ready, getting them to school and heading to Springfield. But Shawn and Shelly Chadwell didn’t know while they were in the big city, someone was breaking into their house stealing jewelry and money. But the robbers didn’t get to enjoy it very long. They were picked up two days later. Good work to the law enforcement. Shelly says that things can be replaced. She was just glad that she decided to go with Shawn instead of staying home.

Gary Watts spent the night in the hospital Friday night just for observation. He has acid reflux they found out.

It’s trapping season and Jeff Devault and my husband, Chad, think they are regular Daniel Boones. I think they’ve trapped all the possums in Wright County. Ha Ha!

The girls basketball had two home games this week and played a whole lot better than they did at the first of the year. They have a game at Seymour Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. The Mansfield tournament will be 21st-26th.

The boys will play Hartville the 18th, that is Homecoming and they play Jan. 22 against Seymour at home too.

There will be no school Monday, 21st in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Our anniversary this week is a belated one, Jim and Nancy Smith celebrated their anniversary Jan. 8. They were married 41 years and Jim is 85 years young.

A few of the Lazy Lee’s stores have closed their doors but Norwood is still trying to keep their doors open for as long as they can.

If you have any news, give me a call 746-1112.

Fun Facts: In 1928 the consolidation of two rural districts with the Norwood district became the first consolidated school in Wright County. Thus, consolidation became a major problem facing persons in the area concerning education in the 1930s. Our studies show 13 schools consolidated into the Norwood District. They were Stoney Point, Caudle, Kelley, Cornelius, Fair View, Hickory Flats, St. James, Cross Roads, Liberty, Oak Forest, Moore, Blanford, and Pleasant Hill.

Thought: The strength of a nation lies in the home of its people. — Abe Lincoln.

Until next week God bless our little town.

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