by Neoma Foreman
Enjoying the parade at the Walnut Festival in Stockton Saturday were Danny, Peggy, James, Tracy, Corbin and Declan Washburn and Bob and Laura Clinton. Danny and Peggy Washburn are the parents of James Washburn and live at Garden.
A Mt. Vernon Cemetery meeting was held at the home of Bob and Jane Hutchison Friday evening. The decision was made to only put the north half of the roof on the Mt. Vernon Church at this time, as that is where the storm damage was. More will be done later as funds become available. The church is an area landmark and has been for 151 years. Hopefully there will be some way to preserve these landmarks.
The Postal Service has established a review process for certain post offices known as the POST Plan. The Walker Post Office was among the offices evaluated under the POST plan criteria. The Postal Service sent out a letter which should have been received by each patron who is served by the Walker Post Office. Please fill out and return your survey and try to keep our local post office. In addition to the survey, the Postal Service will hold a meeting at the Walker Post Office at 116 E. Marvin Ave., Walker MO on Nov. 1, at 2:30 pm to answer questions and provide additional information. Plan to attend and support your community.
The United States Post Office established rural free delivery with the first routes in West Virginia in 1896.
Chet and Marla Foreman and Regan Kannady hosted a breakfast Saturday morning. Attending were Dave Foreman and Brooklyn, Wendy and Brandon Conley, Garrett, Katie Budd and Brice, Faith Gilbert and Charles and me. Some of the group helped Chet work cattle. They all came to Charles and my house for lunch and were joined by Christine and Corey Graham.
Debbie and Denny Wallace of Nevada, and Ryan Wallace of Springfield, visited Bob and Jane Hutchison Sunday afternoon.
I took my brother-n-law, Fred Haynes, out for supper Wednesday evening after which we attended the volleyball games at Cottey.
Amanda and Shawn Eaton took their children, Kimber and Ruger, and Serena Stewart exploring at the family cabin. They enjoyed being out in the beautiful weather and collecting flowers and rocks.
Crystal Burch hosted a girls night at her home on Friday. Joining her were Amanda Eaton, Sarah Robertson and Teresa McCoy.
Jerry, Jered, Kate and Cole Burch went to Texas to join Jenise for the long weekend at the home of Josh and Laura Willson, Jackson and Reid. They all enjoyed celebrating Jackson’s 7th birthday on Saturday.
Christi Mitchem joined Crystal Burch on Sunday to work on Walker 4-H enrollments. The next meeting will be on Sunday, Oct. 14, with Clover Kids at 2:30 and 4-H at 4 p.m. at the Walker Community Building. New families wanting to enroll may attend and enroll or contact Crystal Burch at 417-321-4726.
Walker Christian Church is having a series about the book “Not A Fan” by Kyle Idleman. There is a Wednesday evening Gathering with a meal and book study at 6:30 p.m.
Elnora Wallace reports she finally has a dahlia blooming this year. Jessica Hardy spent one day this week with her.
Betty and Norman Radde went to the Bronaugh Fall Festival Sat. Norman rode in the parade with the Shriners.
Gilbert and Eleanor Willson went to Branson last week and got to see the Mel Tillis Show, Bill Anderson at RFD-TV and spent a day at Silver Dollar City.
Glen and Alberta Hays went to Chicken Mary’s last night and Lawrence and Gina Cripps went with them.
The first games of the season for NEVC volleyball and 7th and 8th basketball was held at Sheldon Friday evening. The basketball teams both lost to Sheldon, but played good games. A number of NEVC booster fans attended.
NEVC Volleyball Schedule: Oct. 2-5:30 @ Ballard, 4 -Bronaugh @ Walker 5:30, 5-at Calhoun, 8-5:30 @ Miami, 9-5:30 Hume @ Walker, 11-5:30 Lakeland @ Walker, 13 Ballard Conference Tournament, 16-6 p.m. at Appleton City, 19-Ballard at Walker at 5:30.
NEVC Basketball Jr High: 2 @ Ballard, 4-Bronaugh @ Walker, 9- Hume @ Walker, 11-@ Lakeland at 5:30, 18-5:30 @ Bronaugh, 19-Ballard at Walker, 23-5:30 Sheldon @ Walker, Nov. 6-10-Hume Conference Tournament.
The NEC Varsity Basketball games will start in November.
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.