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Jo’s Jottings: Don’t like the weather today? Then check back tomorrow

By Jo Ellen Dale

We are definitely in Missouri. I wore short sleeves one day and had to turn on the furnace the next.
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At the regular meeting of the Richmond Kiwanis Club, some members from Smithville were there for an interclub.  I was happy to find that several of them knew my old friend, Martha Parks, a former Richmond resident.  Unfortunately, the scheduled program failed to show but it was even more interesting to be able to visit with the guests.
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Tuesday, I also went to a meeting of the Allen-Morton-Watkins chapter of DAR and heard a very interesting program given by Christal Milligan on the House of Hope.
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Wednesday was an unusually busy day for me starting with breakfast at Our Place then on to the Chamber of Commerce to volunteer.  From there, I rushed to the hospital for a quick bite of lunch in time to open the hospital gift shop for the afternoon.  I would like to tell you again that the gift shop is a great place to shop and new merchandise is coming in all the time.  An added bonus is that there is no sales tax. That evening I attended choir practice and went home to rest. Whew!
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Graduation was last Sunday and I would like to offer warm congratulations to all. You have reached a significant milestone in your lives and I wish you good luck with whatever you decide to do from now on. After graduation, a party was held at the 19th Hole for two of the grads, Jenny Simpson and Carleigh Cowick.  I peeked in to see the beautiful decorations and tables laden with good food and cakes in unusual shapes and styles.
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Friday, I attended Rotary Club at the 19th Hole and enjoyed a delicious lunch.  By coincidence the scheduled program there did not come, so anyone there was invited to contribute.  Linda Emley talked about the cyclones (tornadoes) that have occurred in Richmond and it was very interesting.  In fact, it prompted me to reread her column in the Richmond News concerning this.
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This is National Hospital Week, and as a volunteer I was treated to a free lunch and a free dish of ice cream with toppings.  We are very fortunate to have such a good hospital here. Another addition that is very good for the town is the dialysis center just behind the hospital.
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One day this week I was asking about my need for a French Bible and was told that the owners of the Oink and Moo restaurant had one.  As I also had a yen for one of their delicious sandwiches, which is always enough for two meals, I went out and was able to get both.  The sandwich and the Bible, that is.
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Monday, I entertained the members of our Old Couple’s Club.  We had lunch at the Tequila-Jalisco Restaurant and then came back to my house for dessert and coffee. Those present were Billie Hamann, Fred and Paula Burress, Jack and Jessamine Layman and yours truly.  We have been doing this for so many years that I have lost count and we have lost two of our members, my husband, Dick Dale, and Billie’s husband, Charles Hamann.  We all look forward to these monthly get togethers.
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With the warmer weather I am sure more of you will be taking trips so let me hear from you.               Dale...@aol.com.

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