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Howdy. Fall is almost here and we are having summer weather and you sure can feel it at the ball fields. The girls lost to Gainesville Thursday, 6-5. They had it won for 5 innings but it all changed in the 6th inning. They are headed for West Plains Friday. Next week they play against Hartville. Thursday at home and Mountain Grove on the 16th at home. The boys played Thursday night also, against Fordland and they won, score was 3-4. They will play Dora Tuesday and home Friday against Conway.

There was a huge turn out at Travis and Mikyla Coatney’s house Sunday evening. Forty four people turned out to paint and put up car siding, then afterwards we had a potluck dinner provided by Rhonda Coatney. Ryan Smith came and gave his testimony, how God has turned his life around.

The crew that is working at the Norwood post office has finally got their date when they will move to Mountain Grove to start picking up their mail before they head to Norwood to put it in your mailboxes. Oct. 19 will be their first day. We wish you all good luck because I know the change will be different for a while.

Ronnie Atchison is back in the hospital with double pneumonia. He is at Mercy’s ICU. He is having to have dialysis around the clock. He is a very sick man that just wants to live some sort of common life.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars September 28 for Farmer’s Day. I can’t attend because that is also our goat sale at the sale barn. The girls softball team used to have a tournament on Farmer’s Day, but they have changed that to the 21st at Norwood.

I hear that Gary Watts’ surgery will be postponed until Wednesday and I also heard that Sue Durden is under the weather. We wish you both well.

School will be dismissed at 12:20 Wednesday the 11th and there will be a school board meeting Wednesday the 18th.

Our anniversaries this week are Danny and Mandy Johnstone on September 10, Darrell and Luann Kochis on the 11th, Jeff and Amanda Watts on the 14th, along with Don and Jan Kelly also on the 14th, and Kim and Colby Allen on the 15th. Congratulations to you all.

Fun Facts: This was given to me and I wanted to pass this information on to see if you remember this. A memory from James Saladin. Deloris (Jones) Smith and James Saladin rode Norwood High Schools first school bus in 1937. It was a homemade wooden structure on a Ford truck chassis built by a local carpenter, Dan Fletcher. Bill Kempt was the bus driver. Dusty and hot in the summer and cold and drafty in the winter. Dan Fletcher also built a second bus that picked up students south of Norwood. It was driven by Theodore Pridemore. Prior to 1937, country potential was high school students made it to Norwood as best they could or didn’t go at all.

Until next week, God bless our little town.

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