by Neoma Foreman
In spite of snow, sleet and ice, the Walker Rural Fire Department held their soup and chili supper. A fair-sized crowd attended. Thanks for your support.
Sympathy goes to the family of Helen Kennedy whose funeral is this week. Helen lived all her life in the Walker area and was a veritable walking local history book. Helen’s grandfather, Sanford J. Preston, was editor of the Walker Herald for almost 50 years. Helen had some of the old Herald newspapers and graciously shared them with me when I was compiling the Walker School and the Walker Community History books. She was always interested in helping her community and gave generously to aid the fire department, school or whatever the need. She will certainly be missed.
Mike and Kathy Newman, Ernest Nikodim, Susan, Phil and Chase Thompson and Debbie and Russ Jensen went to Kayla and Cody’s on Christmas for brunch. Kathy went to Amarillo on the 27th and stayed with Brad, Sarah, Lydia and Chloe Newman until Monday. Brad and Lydia came home with Kathy on the 31st. They had family at Mike and Kathy’s for New Year’s Day that included everyone that was at Kayla’s on Christmas day with the addition of Brad and Lydia. Mike took Brad and Lydia to Shamrock, TX, on Thursday to meet Sarah and Chloe at her parents, Mike and Carla Martin, and spent the night with them. He came home Friday.
Jane Hutchison and Martha Lois Herbst attended the funeral of their cousin, Margaret Jean Hastings at Urich Wednesday.
Bob and Linda Majors celebrated their 34th wedding anniversary Saturday by going out for dinner in the ice and snow. They reported they had the same kind of weather for their wedding.
Chet and Marla Foreman and I attended the basketball game at Pleasanton, KS, Saturday to watch Coltin Wilson play his first game. We also watched Ryan Gratton play. He is the son of the former Virginia Ann Haynes.
Visiting Bob and Laura Clinton were Jeff and Jodee Fanning and James and Tracy Washburn, Declan, Corbin and Jaycee.
Charles Foreman attended the SAR meeting in Ft. Scott Saturday.
Tuesday, Bob and Jane Hutchison had lunch in Nevada with his family including Donald Hutchison, Emily Reynolds, Marvelene and Johnnie Troyer, and Roberta Wagner.
Jack and Sharon Hardy and Ashley Hardy visited Elnora Wallace
Quinton and Quade Hays spent Saturday night with their grandparents, Glen and Alberta Hays.
Eleanor Willson went to Sedalia Saturday to watch her granddaughter, Kelsey Willson, participate in the area Junior High Honor Band Concert. There were 37 schools participating. However, when they came out to come home everything was covered with ice. She and Kelsey ended up getting a motel room and coming home Sunday.
Bobby and Karen Hutchison, Walnut Grove, spent Saturday with Bob and Jane Hutchison.
NEVC Basketball Schedule: Jan. 15-at Halfway, 17-19 at Humansville, 21-El Dorado Christian plays at Walker, 24-at Sheldon, 29-Hume at Walker, 31-at Rich Hill.
Walker Senior Citizens will not meet in January and February, but reconvene in March on the second Tuesday with Leon Gier cooking fish for the main course.
For rental of the Walker Community Building, contact Walker City Hall 417-465-2230. Sylvia Keith is the receptionist.
If anyone in the Walker area has news they wish to share with the community, please call me at 465-2389.