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Jo’s Jottings: Sad news opens what otherwise was a pleasant, active week

By Jo Ellen Dale

Yesterday I received some very sad news.  My friend and relative, Myra Hamann, has died.  She was a remarkable woman and will be missed by many.
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On a happier note I attended the Key Club meeting at Richmond High School this morning and was very impressed with the young people. Another Kiwanis member, John Richardson, was also there and we were asked to introduce ourselves to the group.  They plan to go to another Kiwanis evening meeting in November. Listening to their plans and reports, I could see that this is a very active group.
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My son Chuck came for lunch on Thursday, which was a switch as he usually comes on Friday.  Of course I am glad to see him anytime.
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Friday. I again attended the Rotary Club meeting.  The program was given by State Representative Joe Don McGaugh.  First he spoke of the trials of being a freshman legislator, which brought forth laughter from the group.  Then he discussed the House and Senate bills that are in the process of being considered.  I know from experience that only someone with a legal background is able to understand the language of most of the bills. Rep. McGaugh  then answered questions from those present.
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Saturday, I went to the Richmond Fire Department to enjoy their ham and bean dinner.  The attendance was rather disappointing, but I am sure that many people were enjoying a weekend jaunt while the weather is still good.  Their slaw and cornbread are always the best, so be sure and be there at the next one.
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Sunday after church, I joined friends Jean Davault and Mary Lou Richeson for lunch at the 19th Hole restaurant.  There were preparations going on for a birthday party for Pauline Masters, and I was delighted to see many of her family there.
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Even though Monday was a holiday for some, I volunteered at the front desk of the Ray County Memorial Hospital as usual.  I had lunch in the cafeteria and again would like to compliment the cooks.  I also volunteered for a few minutes in the gift shop and browsed through the new Christmas merchandise, which is already on display.  It would be well worth your time to come out and look around.  The prices are right, too.
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There is a definite chill in the air and I thought I detected a snowflake or two in the rain.  I know that it is the season but Southerner that I am I am never ready.

I look forward to hearing from more of you next week.  DaleDbdale@aol.com

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