by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen

Morning message at Rockville United Methodist Church by Pastor Larry Sorrells was titled “Welcome to the Family” from 1John 3:13. You are welcome to join us for worship Sunday at 9 a.m, Tuesday Bible Study at 9 am, Women’s Bible study Thursday at 5 p.m.

Mt. Zion area appreciated the much-needed rain and really enjoyed the sunshine Thursday afternoon after our taste of winter weather. Hope you remembered to set your clocks back, I always miss one of my clocks.  Farmers are finishing up harvesting soybeans.

Sympathy to the Jim Damon family in Jim’s passing.

Over at the Robin, Siegismund Farm, Belle is one un-happy dog and back on the lease and staying in her own dog house. Belle was cleaning up the big barn for the family, they didn’t care for the way she has organized the stuff. Belle knew you could see stuff better scattered outside! Humans think differently! Belle doesn’t want Robin to know she is enjoying laying in the sunshine resting and thinking. Robin is making something different, dish rags and big people afghans that are really pretty.

Greg Pelkey spent Saturday helping Tom Pelkey with a few chores and checking on his deer stand he saw the big buck so Greg really has the fever. Tom Pelkey and the Wood Fairy were ready and enjoyed having the neighborhood kids come for treats on Halloween. Black cat made it home in time to celebrate with the Wood Fairy. The Wood Fairy made it to facebook hope you got to see him.

John and Julia Snethen had a busy week, started with John having surgery on his shoulder to remove a growth in Springfield. On the way home stopping in Bolivar, where Julia and Ron took care of business and shopping. They took the scenic route home through Fair Play and Stockton, but the best news was finding out granddaughter, Chryshella, and David Vandivier, are expecting a baby, making John and Julia great-grandparents which made them very happy.