by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen

The morning message at the Rockville United Methodist Church by Pastor Larry Sorrells was “ Take a Stand “ from Philippians 1:21-30.

You are always welcome to join us for Worship Sunday at 9 am, Sunday School at 10 am and Bible Study Tuesday at 9 a.m. and Women’s Bible study Thursday at 5 p.m.

Mt. Zion area is getting ready for fall, gardens are being gleaned, corn harvested, fall cleaning and hunters dreaming of hunting season, mums pumpkins and first apples to buy. We have several new neighbors in our area, haven’t been to welcome them yet, but hear they are from out of state.

Enjoyed visiting with Dixie Peterson by phone recently she was still doing therapy at Truman Lake Manor and enjoying a balloon bouquet she had received.

Wanda Rector has been enjoying time at home this past week. Planning on going to Springfield to visit daughter and family in a few days.

Tom and Beverly Pelkey have been getting ready for winter. Beverly was getting the cat’s winter house ready, painting and making sure the heaters are working. Tom cutting fire wood when he is not messing with the Wood Fairy, working on their fall Decorations.

John and Julia Snethen visited Chryshella and David Vandiver in Knob Noster this past week stopping in Clinton to shop on the way home.

Wish Jane Sanders a speedy recovery from recent surgery.

Ron Thompson celebrated his birthday with friends Steve and Archie at home enjoying the beautiful weather while doing some out side work.

At the Robin Siegismund Farm, Belle has been feeling a little too self centered, thinking she could do as she pleases and forgetting her duties. Her duties are to protect Robin and the farm plus helping with chores. Belle has been spending her nights in Mable’s big barn instead of staying home. So, after evening chores, Robin puts her leash on her, saying when you learn to stay home you would not have to wear your leash. Belle is wondering when Robin will know when she knows to stay home? Belle decided it doesn’t matter; now she doesn’t have to choose to stay home or go to the barn; the choice has been made. Robin making little people blankets with lambs pictures crocheted in them almost cuter than the yellow ducks one.