Cold, rain and an ice cream social

Posted September 20, 2012 at 10:36 am

by Neoma Foreman

Bob and Jane Hutchison met some of their relatives in Nevada for lunch Thursday. Eating with them were Don Hutchison, Marvelene and Johnny Troyer, Emily Reynolds, Wanda and Al, Roberta Wagner, Christie Goddard and Arlene Good.

Members of the Coal Creek Helping Hand Club met for lunch in Nevada to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the club. Attending were Lucille Horn, Kathleen Berry, Kathryn Phillips, Marjorie Glynn and Neoma Foreman. Lucille, Kathleen and Marjorie all received Sunshine Pal gifts. The group will meet with Lucille Horn on Oct. 11.

Saturday evening, Declan and Corbin Washburn visited Grandpa Bob and Grandma Laura Clinton.

Jane Hutchison had lunch in Nevada with the Red Hats group. They toured a very interesting antique house.

Suzanne Prough and Elnora Wallace shopped in Nevada one evening this week.

Gilbert and Eleanor Willson spent a few days in Branson.

Sunday morning, Bob and Laura Clinton visited Tracy and James Washburn, Declan and Corbin and wished Tracy a happy birthday. Bob and Laura went to Rich Hill afterwards for lunch. Sunday afternoon visitors of Bob and Laura were Julie and Kent Gardner, Larry and Carolyn West, and Tracy Washburn, Corbin and Declan.

Jenise Burch, Marty and Rich Patton and Charles and Neoma Foreman attended the DAR meal and program in Nevada Tuesday evening in which the spouses were guests. Jenise Burch shared pictures and told of her and Jerry’s trip to Washington, D. C. and the DAR national meeting.

Debbie and Denny Wallace visited Bob and Jane Hutchison Sunday afternoon.

Elnora Wallace attended the Senior Citizen meeting held at the Walker Community Building Tuesday. It is held the second Tuesday of each month for a carry-in lunch. Area seniors are invited to attend.

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.

Friday evening at Walker Fun Days, cold wind and rain blew in, but an ice cream social was held by Alberta Hays and Jenise Burch for the Walker Alumni Picture Fund. A few brave alumni attended and ate ice cream while wearing their coats—and drinking hot chocolate. I don’t think the movie was held, but I was too cold to stay and see.

Breakfast was served by the NEVC Volleyball team Saturday morning. At the opening ceremony, the Pledge of Allegiance was said after which Jack Barnes led in the opening prayer. Alberta Hays was crowned as Grand Marshall. The baby show was held in the pavilion in the park.

Walker Fun Day Royalty Contest Junior Princess candidates were 3rd place-Amber Weisensee, 2nd – Kiersten Diamond, and the princess was Katrina Gilpin. Abigail Gilpin was the queen.

A motorcycle show was held by the Wind Riders Motorcycle group.

In the talent show, winners in the younger group were Jacob Masten and Scott and Glen Jones. Jason Simrell won in the older age group and was the over-all winner.

Paula Gray sang the national anthem before the parade began. Jack Barnes carried the American Flag and led in the pledge of allegiance. Parade winners were Charles Foreman with the most antique vehicle, best float was Kiersten Diamond, Largest participation group float was Walker 4-H, Odd and Unique winner was Paxton Baer, and the Walker Fire Department was the over-all winner group. There were several politician floats and one group of horses and riders. Richard Taylor was in charge of getting the parade organized. The sun shone on the parade finally making it a better afternoon and evening. Although after the summer we’ve had, no one dared complain about the rain. From the looks of some of the muddy children, however, I imagine they had to soak them in the tub for a while before bedtime. They had a good time with their turtle race and kids game though.

The Walker Rural Fire Department held their annual hamburger feed Saturday evening while Paula Gray entertained with gospel music. Wyatt Brown did a good job of emceeing and providing music.

A street dance closed the evening with the Rekoil Band performing.

On Sunday morning, a breakfast was served by the NEVC Junior Class and church was held in the park by the Christian Motorcycle Association with Rev. Jeff Michael bringing the message.

A vote of appreciation is given to Tina Taylor and all the ones who assisted her in making Walker Days a success.

The Clifford and Jennie (Scott) Dally descendents held their 59th reunion at the Walker Community Building Sunday Sept. 16, 2012. Attending were Harry and Jennie C. Foreman, Lori, Clifford and Caitlyn Budd, Charles and Neoma Foreman, Christine and Corey Graham, Frank and Fern Haynes, Alice and Joe Lee Beaty, Bill and Sherrie Dally, Kerrigan Reed, Brandon, Wendy and Garrett Conley, Coltin Wilson, Chet and Marla Foreman and Regan Kannady.