Chadwick Railroad Day 2018

The Chadwick Fire Protection District entered one of its fire trucks in the 2018 Railroad Day Parade.

Another week of storms and high water for many folks—everyone is ready for a little break. We don’t want a long dry spell, maybe a week.

I really feel for those who have flooded roads and no way around. My grandson in Oklahoma has a new plan for driving on their flooded roads. If you get roadkill, it could be a fish.

Joey and I were in Jefferson City last year about this time, but never thought that a tornado could ever hit there. Well, it did. Big time.

One can hear mowers going nonstop. My moving got finished Monday evening. The mower got stuck on a high ridge of gravel while I was turning around. I came to the house and got the hoe, and dug the mower out instead of lifting it. Mowing down my lane to the creek is a bit tricky after all of the flooding. It looks pretty bad if it isn’t mowed. The cows are no help, even though the gate was left open.

Some of my grandkids came Saturday for some creek time. There were a lot of red bodies leaving here when they were done.

My neighbor, Thayer Little tripped and fell on a metal gate Friday. That meant a trip to urgent care for six stitches.

Now it is going to be hard to stay out of the water with all this hot weather coming up.

We lost electricity for a couple of hours Saturday morning. That stopped the house cleaning I didn’t want to do anyway. The kids got here just as things were clicking back on. Electricity was out in several places in the Chadwick area.

Jackie and I made our usual trip to cemeteries Friday morning. They had all been mowed nicely. It was rough getting to Peace Cemetery because the backroads had the dirt washed off the rocks. My family had several people buried in that cemetery prior to 1947. One great grandma had settled here from Effingham, Illinois. The Nelsons came from Tennessee.

Don’t forget Railroad Day in Chadwick this Saturday. Come early and spend the day. 

Entertainment for Chadwick Railroad Day, Saturday, June 1:

9:45 a.m. Parade from school parking lot

10:15 a.m. Music by Pat Henson and Steve Beyers, and others

10:30 a.m. Kids games at south end of arena

12 p.m. Music by Brandyn Wiles

Barbecue lunch

1 p.m. Veterans recognition

1:20 p.m. Music and dance by the Ashley West Group.

Brandyn Wiles rock group until closing time

The activities include a dunking booth, face painting, crafts, firefighters, information from the Christian County Library. local book sales on the history of Chadwick and a whole lot more.

Railroad Day is sponsored by the Chadwick Friendship Club and the Chadwick Museum Board.

Call Marie Day for more details about Railroad Day at (417) 634-3734

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