It was a very rainy morning on the outside, however, the inside was warm and a wonderful day for Easter Resurrection Sunday. We appreciate all who came out to hear a hopeful message about the Risen Savior.
We had several prayer requests to begin our service, please remember each of these, plus those unspoken, also.
Brother Ric read several scriptures for his Easter message, which all were familiar to us. They all retold the wonderful story of how our Lord gave His life for us when we were yet sinners. We had several specials, all followed by a bountiful breakfast and our usual Sunday school lesson.
Martin and Mary Ann Hathcock hosted their usual Easter dinner for their children and their families. Their children able to be with them, were Jim and Jo, Jan, Kim and Wes, Ronda and Eleazar, Bob and Teri, and some of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kathy, who lives in Greenfield, was unable to be with them. Mary Ann is not doing well at this time, however, she insisted on going ahead with their gathering and enjoyed seeing everyone.
Other visitors the Hathcocks have had were Rosie Harris, who brought flowers, Kay Hutchison, Mr. and Mrs. Don Bryan, who came with lunch to share with Martin and Mary Ann.
Mr. and Mrs. Harlin Hutchison and family spent Sunday night with the Harold Hutchisons.
Kim Clements visited Harold and Kay Monday morning, and Maxine Lund visited in the afternoon.
Tom and Jewell Elliott, J.C. Hall and Vicky Burnett, made a trip to Springfield, last Monday. Ralph and Wanda Hedrick visited the Elliotts later in the evening.
Thursday visitors with the Elliotts was Ashley Elliott, home from college, and Tim and Lauren Hall. Saturday visitors were James Elliott, David Coonts and Sue Davis, Sunday, Jim and Carla Hearod, and Mr. and Mrs. Shaun Elliott and children. Monday MaKayla and Logan spent their day out of school with them.
Tom and Jewell visited Mr. and Mrs. Albert Elliott, Friday evening.
Clifford and Imogene Madewell had their oldest daughter, her husband, and their granddaughter spend from Saturday evening until Wednesday with them. Their son, Eddie and family, visited the group also. Their daughter lives in the state of California.
Kay Hutchison visited Lloyd and Ruth Shumate last Friday. Others there were Treva Tate and Amos, and Ronnie Engelhardt and two of Ruth’s great-grandchildren. Little Tyler was celebrating his eighth birthday. Lloyd is still not doing very well, our best to their family.
Jo Stephens, Jewell Elliott and Kay Hutchison visited at Heart of the Ozarks Thursday afternoon, visiting and singing for Mae Cox and Chloe Wilson, Bro. Tom Johnson, Bro. John Haskins and Neva Vinson. They visited others up and down the halls also.