by Neoma Foreman
Rich Patton’s nephew and family visited them over Memorial Day week-end from Atwater, MN. Kirsten Kelly was there Sunday and Monday. Dexter Patton was in from Overland Park Sunday and Monday as well.
Crystal Burch has a new nephew, Duncan Lucas Comstock, born Monday, May 27, to her oldest brother, Luke Comstock, and wife, Abby, of Nevada.
Saturday many from the area attended the rodeo in Nevada. Sunday, Jered Burch went to a trail ride north of Butler. Jerry, Jenise, Crystal, Kate and Cole Burch went to Chicken Annie’s after services at Walker Christian Church.
Sunday, June 9, Walker Christian Church will host Friends and Family Day at the NEVC campus in Walker. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by a free cookout, homemade ice cream, inflatables, horseshoe contest, turtle races and more throughout the afternoon. All in the community are invited.
Glen and Alberta Hays went to the St. Louis and Troy areas Friday and Saturday for two OES receptions. On Friday night, at Troy, they were in tornado warnings for over two hours. There were two tornadoes supposedly on the ground and headed toward Troy. They spent some time in a basement there before going back to the hotel. Alberta said, “It thundered and there was lightening for a long time into the night. It was a little unsettling with the tornadoes around us. We went into St. Louis Saturday and did not really see any of the destruction as we went through St. Charles other than small limbs and a lot of leaves on the highway. Some of the people we were with Friday night had to sit on the highway for over four hours before they were allowed to go home into the St. Charles area because of the tornado and the debris closing the roads. It was great to be back here last night.”
Christine Graham went to Effingham, IL, and met her son, Joseph, and Angie Graham and Isaiah. They brought Corey Graham back to meet his mom as he had spent the week with family in Ohio. They all spent the evening and part of Sunday together there. She saw a lot of the tornado damage in the St. Louis area and said the Mississippi River was higher than she had ever seen it.
Glen and Alberta Hays took their granddaughter, Payton Hays, to Chicken Mary’s Sunday for her 18th birthday. Quinton Hays went with them.
Visiting in the home of James and Tracy Washburn last weekend were his father, Dan Washburn, and Peggy Washburn of Gardner,KS.
Kathleen Covington enjoyed being with several members of her family over the Memorial Day weekend. They celebrated the birthday of her great-grandson, Brodie Campbell, at Warsaw. A cookout was held at the home of Brenda and Dave Copeland and they decorated graves in the area.
Jenise Burch and Marty Patton attended the Daughters of American Revolution Elizabeth Carey Chapter Centennial Celebration held in Nevada Sunday afternoon. They used the write-up in the June 16, 1913, Nevada Daily Mail and copied the first meeting for the program.
James and Tracy Washburn, Jaycee and Declan attended the rodeo in Nevada.
Linda and Bob Majors spent part of the Memorial Day weekend with Doug and Jody Majors on the lake in their houseboat.
Visiting with Bob and Jane Hutchison recently were Billy and Sally Hawkins, El Dorado Springs, Billy Hawkins of Washington and Kathy Peterson, Salt Lake City, UT, and Bobby, Karen and Grant Hutchison of Willard.
A picnic and home-made ice cream was served at the home of Tina and James Keightley and Vince on Memorial Day. Attending were Kay and Daurell Reasoner, Tammy and Roger Underwood, Trisha, T. J. and Taiten Pike, Scott Morris, Quincy Anderson and Jessica, Dustin and Aiden Terry.
Bob and Laura Clinton's visitors this week were Corbin and Declan Washburn and Donna Davison.
Charles and I spent a few days in Branson. We were joined by Wendy and Brandon Conley and Garrett, Coltin Wilson, Marla Foreman, Regan Kannady and Faith Gilbert. We spent one day at Silver Dollar City and attended some shows.
The Nevada Chapter #53 OES is having a biscuit and gravy breakfast on Saturday, June 8, at the Lodge Hall in Nevada at 221 West Walnut starting at 6:30 a.m. and goes until 10 a.m. Cost is $5.
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.