by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen

Pastor Nick Van Dam brought a very unique morning message at the Rockville United Methodist Church entitled “Wesley’s Rules for Singing.” Join us at 9 a.m. for worship.

Mt. Zion Home Bible study meets each Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Tom and Beverly Pelkey home to study the Bible with eight in attendance. Everyone welcome.

Mt. Zion Club will meet Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. for an afternoon meeting in the home of Marge Zink.

Mt. Zion area is enjoying fall weather hot, cold and rain giving us time to finish up yard and garden work. The farmers are harvesting their soybeans, high school football has ended.

We wish R.J. Davis a speedy recovery from heart surgery last week in Springfield. Dixie Peterson spent a couple of days in the hospital as well.

I know most of you will be glad when the election is over; but be sure to vote. You can vote absentee by mail or going to the county clerk’s office of your county for a ballot. St Clair County call 417-646-2315.

Howard and Dixie Peterson were in Richmond visiting in the hospital but doing well at home, Dixie visited Brenda at her beauty shop.

Recent visitors in the Mabel Siegismund home were Phillip, Susan and Cisley Siegismund.

Tom and Beverly Pelkey enjoyed lunch out Sunday in Butler; we cut open a persimmon there was a spoon so Tom is busy preparing, cutting wood.

Julia Snethen left early Monday morning to go to Grand Chapter, she stopped in Bolivar and had breakfast with granddaughter, Shella Akers, then on to Nixa where she stopped again; finally on to Branson where she got lost four times before finding her hotel and then got lost again before finding Chateau on the Lake where she attended Grand Chapter.

Julia returned home on Thursday. Saturday Julia and son, Ron, went to Clinton shopping. John spent a quiet week at home with the dogs and running his OATS bus route.