COVER: Marie Day, Chadwick area news

There was ice on my windshield last week. Then there was a rainbow as I was driving to Chadwick Friday morning. Ten minutes later it started to rain and continued all day and evening. It was a good slow rain and not a downpour. Top this off with a frost Saturday.

The High Strung Band provided an excellent show at the Oldfield Opry Saturday evening just before the regular band gave an equally excellent show. The next early show will be the second Saturday of November with the Finley River Boys. Mark the calendar. Those calendars fill up quickly.

PTO annual carnival is behind us and it was a great success with the help from so many volunteer hours from the community. Everything each one contributes is so appreciated. The PTO group is very careful to make sure the money raised will be used wisely to make improvements to the Chadwick School thanks to all of you and Lynn Morris and Ralph Phillips for their cash donations.

It was good to have Brenda Thorne come for the carnival and hear about her and Larry’s 50th wedding anniversary party with all the family. She also brought a quilt top that her grandmother had pieced together years ago for our local quilters to finish for one of her daughter-in-laws. 

Johnny called to say he would be taking his mother-in-law for her treatment on Wednesday and his knees are doing better.

The Chadwick Booster Club squirrel hunt was pretty exciting for our young guys and dads on Saturday morning. I don’t have the winners. Just watch for those young hunters with smiles on their faces.

Happy birthday to all those with birthdays last week. Our granddaughter, Joey, will be having her birthday on Halloween. Some of our other friends will be celebrating the same day.

I am looking forward to some “me” time this week. There will be one meeting with my insurance company and the other days are mine to play catch up at home or do some running.

Congratulations to Jake Silvey of Bradleyville who won $100,000 in the lottery. I bought a couple of tickets, but probably won’t be able to do some of the things I would do if the “big dollars” came my way. 

We would like to invite all you crafty folks to join the School Foundation Group for the second annual Craft Fair on Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. I will have several Chadwick Area History books available for sale along with other items. Folks can contact the following members for more information: Linda Tankersley, Tonya Gardner, Amy Sallee, Sue Brilhart, Marie Day, Courtney Jones, Zelda Jones, T.J. Daugherty and Jessi Little.

We keep getting requests for information about the old concrete garage building in Chadwick. We have a lot of it but would appreciate any other information anyone can provide, like dates and people involved, call (417) 634-3734 and ask for Marie.

Also, if anyone has information about old time fiddlers of this area that could be included in a documentary being planned by Kaitlyn McConnell, just let me know.

As I look around and see all the things going on in the world, I would encourage everyone to do and say something positive to everyone you meet this week. It will make you and them happier.

Have a great week! 

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