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A smattering of frost

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By: Rachel Harper

Guess what?  We did have a smattering of frost on Sunday morning!  It was 40 degrees here on Sunday morning and when I looked out, I saw a smattering of silver on the grass.  Gertrude Pugh called around 8:30 to tell me there was frost at her home and James Melvin Brewer reports there was frost at his place on Coon Creek on Barrows Grove Road.  I looked back at my calendar and we had some fog on Aug. 5th and 6th, so it is right on the money.  We had a big, thick fog on August 10th so we are in the timetable.  We had a another big fog on August 22nd, so look out!  It certainly wasn’t a “killing frost,” but frost none-the-less.  Bruce brought me home some persimmons and I cut 2 or 3 seeds open, but for the life of me, I can’t make out a knife, spoon, or fork.  I am going to give Mrs. Whitaker a call over at Greshamville to see what she has seen.  Mrs. Thelma Moon is up here at the Transitional Care Unit where she is receiving therapy.  We hope that she will have made it home by the time you receive this weeks news.   Continue to pray for her.  We want to send out a big congratulations to Derrick and Amanda Mealor as they became the proud parents of a little girl born to them on this past Friday morning.  They have named her Annadale Hope and she weighed 6 lbs., 15 oz.  Dale and Howard Thompson of Buckhead are the proud grandparents.  We welcome little Hope to our Bethany neighborhood.   We also congratulate the Lady Gators Softball team of Gatewood Academy in Eatonton as they won their region this past week.  Gatewood has earned an opportunity to host the first 2 rounds of state playoffs this week.  Marlee Malcom is a senior on the team and Brooke Tingler is also their star pitcher.  Brooke is only in the 8th grade and is from the Godfrey area.  Congratulations, girls!   Marlee was also on the homecoming court at Gatewood this past Friday night.  We also want to congratulate a former Fairview community resident as Greta Bruce Partain and her husband, Joey celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary this past week.  Greta and Joey now live way up in Pennsylvania and they celebrated with a trip to New York.  Congratulations, Greta and Joey and many more!  The ladies of Antioch Baptist Church hosted a baby shower this past Thursday night for Brianna Vick.  Brianna and Garrett Vick are expecting a little boy in a few weeks.  Will Porter, Jay Moon, and the rest of the Morgan County Dairy team have returned from Madison, Wisconsin where  the attended the National 4-H Dairy Conference, the World Dairy Expo, Hoard’s Dairyman facilities, the Dairy Shrine, and many other points of interest.  They had a wonderful and informative time.  Ben Porter, Will Porter, and Jay Moon spent the last part of the week and weekend down at the Georgia National Fair at Perry showing showing sheep and cows.  Ben had the best showing he had ever had while there.  He won Ga. Nat’l Fair Reserve Champion Market Lamb, Ga. Bred and Born Grand Champion Market Lamb, Ga. Nat’l Fair 3rd high overall Market Lamb, Ga. Nat’l Fair Grand Champion Breeding Ewe, 11th Grade Champion Showmanship Winner, 4-H Master Showman which earns him Master Status again, GJLF High Point Champion Sr. Division.  This was a state show that stock kids dream of.  Congratulations, Ben!  Will and Jay did great, too, but I don’t have all of there’s as of yet. These are hard-working boys!  David Bruce was the guest speaker down at Lone Oak Baptist Church this past Sunday morning.  Lone Oak is located on Hwy. 44 down at Lake Oconee.  Heck Davis is the pastor there, but he had the unfortunate circumstance of breaking a bone in both of his heels and was unable to fill the pulpit.  David’s parents, Ben and Joanie Bruce, were able to go and hear their son preach which they really enjoyed.  The Christian family held a family reunion on this past Saturday at the fire station in Buckhead.   Nancy and Lee Welch along with their family attended.  Paul and Wayne Christian helped put the reunion together and they cooked BBQ and stew which Nancy said was delicious!  They are going to make this an annual event.  She said that even though their parents, J.C. and Yvette Christian are gone, they felt like they were right there with them.  Gloria and William Crew, Tommy and Raynor Cathey, along with John Richard and Emelyn Wilson and their families attended the homecoming celebration up at Prospect United Methodist Church this past Sunday.  Sandy, Martha, Matthew, and Mary Martha Maddox visited with Frank and Mary Eaton for a while on this past Saturday on their way to the Georgia – Vanderbilt game at UGA.  Sally Porter traveled down to Perry to visit her daughter, Sadie Carver and her family on Saturday.  On Saturday night, Sally had the great honor of witnessing her two grandchildren, Jake and Mary Elizabeth Carver be baptized.  Oh Happy Day!

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