Brother Tom Johnson had comforted so many of us, visiting the sick in hospitals, in homes, and in the nursing homes. He had comforted us when our loved ones moved through the shadow of death, always pointing the way to Christ. He had expressed his confidence in the Lord so many times that now, when it was his turn to pass through that shadow of death, we have confidence that the Good Shepherd was there to take him home. Our prayers are with Jewell and their sons, Larry and Lowell, and the rest of that fine family, who although they no doubt are comforted in Tom’s faith, will certainly feel the loss of his presence.
Debra Bohnstedt visited Friday with her mother, Norma Stillings, and brother, Dan Stillings. She had planned to assist Dan with his yard sale, but that got rained out the second day. She had brought down some nice men’s shirts and a few other odds and ends that will show up when Dan tries his yard sale again.
Norma Stillings, Lois Strong, Pat Banks, and Bobbye Priddy loaded up Tuesday morning in the rain and drove to Mountain Grove to attend the Douglas, Ozark, and Wright Counties Homemakers Clubs’ “Spring Fling.” They were joined there by Douglas County Homemakers, Nadine Letsinger, Terri Hall, Marie King, and Sharon Loesch. They had a good time with the “Farm Fest” theme that set the direction for the games, contests, and decorations. Angie Fletcher of the University of Missouri Extension gave some expert advice on how to make the best use of the coupons that show up in the newspapers and store ads as well as on some web-sites. She also gave some do’s and don’ts for coupon use. The Wright County Club always puts together a good meeting.
April was “Child Abuse Awareness” month, but the concern for the well being of children does not end. Several different individuals and groups took time to call attention to the need to stand up against abuse of any sort and for providing safe environments for every child.