by Marge Zink and Julia Snethen

Morning message at the Rockville United Methodist Church was by Pastor Larry Sorrells titled Speak of Our Hope from 1 Peter 3:13-17.

Another wet week in the Mt. Zion area did notice the corn was up, pretty flowers are blooming and along the roadside grass and weeds are growing, the timber is all filled in with leaves. We are doing good in Mt. Zion area.

Wanda Rector enjoyed the daughter’s visit from St. Louis last week. They put puzzles together while it was raining. When the weather cleared they went sightseeing to local landmarks and enjoying mom’s cooking. We do live in a pretty county.

Over at the Robin Siegismund Farm, Belle realizes what the saying, “There is No Place Like Home” means. Before, Belle always went to the big barn during the storms until last week when the storm hit the big barn tearing the big doors off and uprooting trees, doing lots of damage in the storm’s path, Belle came home fast and got in her house. The next storm, Belle went to her house. Belle noticed that Robin is using a different tool, she is crocheting now, does take time to order the treats online.

I enjoyed Dixie Peterson’s telephone call this week. She had been to the doctor in Clinton, plus doing therapy and watching TV at Truman Lake Manor.

Great-nieces Lisa and Kelsy from Kansas visited Howard Peterson recently.

Tom and Beverly Pelkey have been staying close to home. Tom is busy cutting grass. He likes the new way to shop, calls in order and picks up at the curb. Beverly is feeding the hummingbirds.

Julia and John Snethen attended grandchildren’s graduation party Sunday in Knob Noster, from college Shella Vandivers, from high school Cody Wrights. With lots of friends and family.