Days Of Un­pre­dictable Weather

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - COMMUNITY - MARIE ROY WCN Colum­nist

B r r r and Quack quack, our re­cent days of un­pre­dictable weather. Af­ter 80 and 90 de­grees, it is sud­denly “shiv­ery” time; and the wel­come all-day, steady driz­zle, “duck weather,” no spotty show­ers to sud­denly quit with the sun dry­ing it up. Every drop soaked in, so much to be thank­ful for. Even with the dry spells, though, grass kept grow­ing, proved by the piles of grass raked af­ter mow­ing the lawn, as well as the fact that the cat­tle were lay­ing down half the time, con­tent­edly chew­ing their cuds, no hunger there.

Count­ing our bless­ings, we re­mem­ber those much less for­tu­nate, in the east­ern states, too much wa­ter and heart-break­ing loss of lives and pos­ses­sions. In the West, no wa­ter with the same loss, lives and “ev­ery­thing.”

We have an­other mem­ber in our ex­tended fam­ily. My nephew, Char­lie Pitts’ grand­daugh­ter, Amanda Cleek, and Timothy Tay­lor, were mar­ried Sun­day even­ing in Sas­safras Springs Vine­yard in Spring­dale. Tim has al­ready been one of us as he has at­tended our fam­ily get-to­gether. We wish them the best.

We were un­able to at­tend Church Sun­day, but we had the good news that Woody Rogers is home from the hospi­tal, and do­ing well. Betty Thomp­son was able to re­turn af­ter a dif­fi­cult pe­riod of time. They had re­ally been missed, and are still in our prayers.

Septem­ber has flown, and Oc­to­ber is Na­tional book month, car care, fire safety, crime pre­ven­tion, com­mu­ni­cate with your kids, child health, eat bet­ter, eat to­gether, bake and dec­o­rate, pop­corn pop­pin’, pork, sea food, cookie, veg­e­tar­ian, caramel, pasta, chi­ro­prac­tic, healthy liv­ing, pos­i­tive at­ti­tude, class re­u­nion, fam­ily history, pa­jama, roller skat­ing and Hal­loween safety month.

Happy birth­day to Dar­ryl Sise­more, Rus­sell Mor­phis, Brian Roy, Rainy Lay­cox, Oda Wagnon, Janet Roy, Jean­nie Tucker, Elaine Jones, Bray­lon Ni­chols, Janet Reed, Joyce Bradley, Rusty Cham­b­liss, Cindy Lyons, Thomas Stathkis.

Happy an­niver­sary to Mark and Nancy Martsching.

Happy years, all!

PHO­TOS BY LYNN KUT­TER EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Hai­ley Camp­bell, 18, of Farm­ing­ton, per­forms at the Farm­ing­ton Fall Fes­ti­val on Satur­day. Camp­bell has been with Inside Out Stu­dio in Farm­ing­ton for four years and sang sev­eral songs, in­clud­ing one she wrote her­self and has been re­cently re­leased. She at­tends North­west Arkansas Com­mu­nity Col­lege.

Sally Ze­lenka, a mem­ber of the city’s Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee, was in charge of a chil­dren’s art show at the Farm­ing­ton Fall Fes­ti­val on Satur­day. She kept busy mak­ing sure the wind did not blow any of the chil­dren’s art­work from the clothesline.

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