We escaped storm damage although several friends and neighbors have reported damage in varying degrees. So sorry for the loss of life and property in other parts of the country. This is normal spring weather for the area and it has been late this year for tornado type activity, but it is one thing I always dread. I don’t really worry about it and I actually slept through any bad weather we had but I hate all the destruction from storms of this kind.
One nice thing that comes out of all that rain this time of year is mushrooms. People have been finding lots of mushrooms and Bob has brought in two or three messes while he has been out turkey hunting or working. Last Monday morning after the storms he brought home a plastic sack full of large white morel mushrooms. I hadn’t seen any that big in several years. I’ve also seen a lot of pictures of people finding the big red beefsteak mushrooms although all the ones Bob has found have been the morels. Bob is the mushroom finder at our house, I can’t find one unless maybe I tripped and fell with my face landing in front of one.
I talked with Connie Haes for a while Monday and she said the Caney/Roberts Cemetery near Hilda will hold dinner at noon and business meeting to follow on Sunday, May 4th.
The Bradleyville FFA under the guidance of Clint Gailey went to state competition and the Forestry Team took 2nd in state, the Soils Team took 8th, and the Meats Team placed number 15 in state. Three out of four on the Forestry team took group I individuals and Chance Ingles received a State FFA degree.
On April 30 Bradleyville School will have Kindergarten screening from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. for all children starting Kindergarten next year.
The Spring Concert for the high school will be held on Thursday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. The band and choir always give an outstanding performance, directed by Chris Sprague.
Also on May 1 there will be a baseball game at Bradleyville, with Everton, starting at 4:30.
The annual Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, May 3 this year, and it is also a snow make-up day. It starts at 8:30 in the morning for registration with the walk/run starting at 9:00.
The Athletic Awards and FFA Awards ceremony will be held at Bradleyville School on May 6, starting at 6:00 p.m.
It’s a little far out, but I will mention also baseball at Lutie on May 8, starting at 4:30 and then on May 9 the FFA fish fry will be held at 5:00 p.m. I’ll have more information next week.
Graduation for Bradleyville School seniors will be at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 10th.
Birthdays for the coming week include: May 1: Echo Combs; May 2: Nicole Hunsaker; May 3: Bill Birdsong, Cindy Clark, Sara Jane Fleharty, Marnita Hughey, Kim Scott; May 4: Brady Rogers; May 5: Ethel Bunnell, Jan Clark.
A very special Happy Anniversary to Pete and Novella Knight of Washington State who have been married for 74 years on May 3rd.