Howdy. I’ll jot this down real quick this morning. I’m on my way to go down to Camp Joy and pick up all the kiddies. This was second week and we (Union Grove) sent 10 kids down. They get to hear about our Creator, roam the hills, swim and spend a lot of time having good, clean fun. There is one more week to go, that’s the teens. They always have a huge turnout. They will leave Sunday and return on Saturday.
Good to hear from Sue Durden. She gave me this news. The Ryan 40th reunion was held on July 6 in the David Blanton Fellowship Hall, Corinth Baptist Church, Macomb. Fellowship and food was great. Those attending from out of state were: Curtis, Ryan, Overland Park, KS, Beth and Randy Vance, Roeland Park, KS, Lesa Ryan-Taylor, Leavenworth, KS, and Kevin Durden, Fayetteville, AR. Those from Missouri were Zena M. King, Macomb, Nellie H. Blackburn and Angela Merideth, Thayer, Gary and Donna Bruffett, Norwood, Caresy Thornton, Mansfield, Jim Ryan, Mansfield, Marilyn Ryan-Flake, Hartville, Kenna Fagan Neese, Houston, Joseph W. Ryan Jr. and Susan Gotlieb, Stover, Deanna Moody, Kelly and Hallie Lanzini of Norwood, Leah Vaughan, Mansfield, Ryan Vaughan, Norwood, Del and Doris Holder, Republic, Ruth Bradshaw, Teresa and Joe Chadwell, Phil and Sue Durden, Norwood, and Karen Durden of Springfield. The next reunion will be July 5, 2014 at the same location. Please make plans now to be there. If you have any questions, give Sue a call at 746-4560.
Lonnie Sinnings is a longtime resident of Norwood. His parents are the late Bob Sinnings and Juanita Sinnings of Assisted Living in Mountain Grove. His wife Diane (Campbell) and three children, Heather, Chris and Tonya, appreciate all the concern while Lonnie went through surgery. He had his leg amputated below the knee. Lonnie is very sick and would appreciate all your prayers.
Larry Quinn was in the hospital for eight days with tick fever. He is home now but had more tests run and is waiting for the results.
Ronnie Bradshaw is glad to be home from the hospital, too. He had blood clots in his leg but the medicine they gave him dissolved them and he is doing much better.
Ronnie Atchison made it for church Sunday and stayed for dinner and a baptism. He is feeling a lot better and he no longer is on his oxygen. He is still at Seymour nursing home for right now. He does do dialysis three times a week and that makes him sick right after for a while.
They put a freeze on moving the mailman for right now to Mountain Grove. They might know something around the end of August or 1st of September.
The electric work is about done on Travis’ house and Lavern Mullet, from the window factory, put the windows in this week. The boys that work for Lavern said they all decided to donate their labor for the Coatneys. We’re so thankful for the job well done and really appreciated it.
Fun Facts: The Ryans go way back in Norwood. At one time, Norwood had five doctors and one of them was Doc. Ryan in the 1920s, along with Dr. Orender, Dr. Webb, Dr. Little and Dr. L.T. VanNoy.
Thought: Wouldn’t the world be a better place if no one lived above their raising?
Until next week, God bless our little town.