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— Last Week I apologize for having no news last week. Guess I'm just getting old and slow. I can't seem to make an early deadline.

Congratulations to the Gravette Lions on winning their opening football game.

Robert Brooks of Ola, AR, spent Saturday and Saturday night with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brooks.

Ward and Paula Carrier hosted a birthday lunch for their son Brian and daughter Amy on Sunday. Others helping them celebrate were their spouses, Diane and Tom, Mr. and Mrs. Lofty Carrier, Lamarise Carrier and myself.

Louis Presley is a patient in the Bentonville hospital. He and Maxine both need our prayers.

Donna Hatcher was able to attend church on Sunday after battling a bout of illness.

Linda Fisher from Oklahoma has returned home after spending a few days with her mother, Ruby Hight.

Brad Dobbs from the Missouri School of Preaching was guest speaker at the Hiwasse Church of Christ on Sunday.

Dean Fletcher is home after spending a few days in the hospital this week.

Lytle and Novella Carlton spent a couple of days at the Washington County Fair this week where their granddaughter, Autumn Gregg, won several ribbons, placed in the top five in Senior Showmanship with her sheep and JuniorShowmanship with her hogs.

Ralph and Barbara Horton have a new grandson. Jack Preston was born Thursday, Sept. 3. Chance and Lauren Horton are the proud parents.

September 9, 1850, California became the 31st state.

This Week

There was a 2-vehicle MVA at Holloway Road and Hwy. 72 in Hiwasse on Wednesday afternoon. No injuries were reported but I have been unable to get any details.

Pam Bertschy has been sick this week with pneumonia and bronchitis. She has been under the doctor's care and has missed some work.

Louis Presley has been moved to the hospital at Springdale and is slightly improved.

Some from here went to Tulsa over the weekend to take the children to the zoo only to find the zoo closed on Sunday because of high water.

Lofty, DaleLynn and Lamarise fixed me a delicious lunch for Grandparents Day on Sunday. Others enjoying it were Ward, Paula, Brian and Diane.

Maxine Holloway spent the weekend in Garfield with her daughter, Carolyn Taylor, and family.

Savanna Crabtree spent some time with her Grandmother Henry on Saturday.

49er has been pretty sick all week. He's very lifeless and won't eat.

September 16, 1853, Henry Steinway sold his first American-made piano.

News, Pages 5 on 09/16/2009

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