Chadwick Railroad Day 2018

Turtle races proved to be a popular spectator event at Railroad Day festivities in Chadwick, Saturday, June 2, 2018.

The weekly storm hit on Saturday afternoon. Many trees were down. Some of them were on houses and chainsaws had to be fired up to get rid of all the mess in yards and on fences. 

It did hit at the ranch in Brown Branch. It is funny how one can sit in their garage and watch the trees in your sister's yard go down, and tin being blown from the barn just across the road.

More storms are being predicted for this week, with heavy rain. There is no need for us farmers to replace water gates yet. We all know that dry weather can be just a few weeks ahead of us. It is easy to remember what happened last fall with $70-plus hay for the winter feeding.

The six-month doctor checkup went well on Tuesday. We all like to hear that.

I was sorry to hear that Mary Louise Rozell Casey passed away on May 4.

The Chadwick Friendship Club met on Wednesday with the main discussion being Railroad Day on June 1. One would think that after 36 years it wouldn't take too much planning. Each year is a little different and we have lost many workers. Our young volunteers are really taking an active roll this year. Everything they do is deeply appreciated.

A veteran from Nixa has been collecting information about World War I and World War II. He shared the information with me Wednesday afternoon. It is something to take a serious look at in the next few weeks.

I am in the process of organizing information in a scrapbook on the new track that is being build across the road from Chadwick High School. I dropped by on Thursday to take more pictures just as our track team was getting ready to go to the state meet. Congratulations to Evan Smith, who came home with three first place wins. Hayden Rozell also competed in the high jump. Evan will be attending Southwest Baptist Univesity on a track scholarship.

Gardens were planted last week with the few days that the ground was dry enough. Hopefully, they won't get so much rain they will drown.

Bailey and Cara along with the five kids came on Thursday afternoon for their monthly play day. J.D., Michaela and Dusti dropped by for a while.

Happy birthday to grandson Casey and great-granddaughter Reagan. Reagan had a fall in the driveway on Sunday and had to go in for some stitches. Get well, Reagan!

I have been checking on the edges of the creek lately. It is easy to see that if I don't get some of that debris burned, it will end up clogging slabs and taking out my fences. Bob, Rhonda and the twins just got my fences around the front pasture repaired. J.D. had replaced the fence around the upper place.

Be sure to mark your calendar to spend the day in Chadwick June 1, for a celebration of the town's history. There will be live entertainment under the big tent all day with food, crafts, vendor booths, and information booths.

Have a good safe week and be ready for anything to happen. 

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