by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen

Morning Services was by Rockville United Methodist Church was by Pastor Larry Sorrells entitled “Blessing and Ingratitude.” You are welcome to join us at 9 a.m. each Sunday morning for worship.

Mt. Zion Home Bible study was held in the Tom and Beverly Pelkey home held at 7 p.m. Tuesday evening to study the Bible; you are always welcome.

Farmers are busy harvesting wheat and fescue seed, the corn is tasseling, soybeans are planted, blackberries are ripe, gardens are ripening enough to preserve. We still have water out, but life is good in the Mt. Zion area.

Wish Florence French a speedy recovery, she spent a few days in the hospital.

Recent visitors in the Howard and Dixie Peterson home have been Kent, Beth, Mitchel, Jodi and Tucker Crawford. Howard is busy baling hay and nephew, Jerry, is taking Dixie to therapy.

Wanda Rector enjoyed a trip to Colorado with her grandchildren, taking the great grandchildren to a skateboarding contest. They visited the Grand Canyon, Royal Gorge Garden of the Gods, etc. The thing that was so different to Wanda was how you entertained yourself in the car while traveling. None of this looking for license plates, counting cows, talking, singing, reading. No, each person has their own electronic device with fingers poking or earbuds. Wanda enjoyed the scenery and being with family.

Over at the Robin Siegismund farm, Robin and Belle have been picking blackberries on their walks, getting enough for Mabel to make a pie to share at quilting. Robin says there is no shortage of chiggers and will spray better the next time.

John and Julia Snethen spent a quite week after the fourth of July, John ran his bus route and Julia stayed at home.

Hope everyone had a safe 4th of July.

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