by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen

The hummingbirds have arrived in the Mt. Zion Area, always good to see them. Hope no more extra cold weather. We had rain, the leaves and grass are really growing. Lots of farmers got the crops in. Neighbors are staying home only going out when necessary, looking forward to getting back to normal.

Sheri Suster is home from rehab, doing therapy at home, we are wishing her a speedy recovery.

Glad Archie and Judy Pier our former neighbors are back in Missouri to make their home. They are staying at grandson’s home in Rich Hill until they get settled.

Last week. Sorry I missed getting this item in.

Over at the Robin Siegismund Farm, Belle has a new worry; she thinks she’s getting old. Blind Betty, the cow Belle helped raise from a baby, is now a grandma. Belle noticed she has a few white hairs on her muzzle. Robin told her, “be thankful your getting older.”

This week: Belle has “Cow Dog Up” and decided she could not stop getting older but she didn’t need to look old. So like human ladies. Belle decided to take things in her paws; first, a full-body mud pack which didn’t help and Robin wasn’t happy. When they found a bantam hen had hatched baby chicks in the loft, the chick fell to the floor alive. Belle and Robin were happy and Belle is back being useful.

Dixie Peterson is still doing therapy at Truman Lake Manor. No visitors so lots of TV watching enjoying getting mail and phone calls.

Tom Pelkey is busy keeping the grass mowed. Tom and Beverly are learning how to grocery shop on the computer. So far, so good.

Wanda Rector is still staying home.  We always wonder what would keep her home.

Wish Julia Ann Bock a speedy recovery from her recent tumble.

Julia Snethen had a nice birthday; not able to go out to eat, she went flower shopping. John and she are busy planting flowers. She visited with her sister Saturday.

Keep praying for our Country.