Hello All,

We had the rain that was needed and the sunshine days, too. The farmers are busy haying all over. Gardens are growing, and the corn coming up in the fields looks good. Flowers are blooming and look so pretty. Summer has sure arrived.


Congrats and happy 59th anniversary to Wes and Gwen Kinney!!


Happy birthday to my sister Marilyn McKenney on July 8!! May you have many more.

Happy birthday to Cody Doughty July 8!!!
Newborn congrats!
On July 1 Lucetta Ann Strickler “Lucy” was born to Jordan and Devin Strickler and brothers Tyler and Henry.  She weighed just over 9 lbs. and 21 inches long. They live in Pennsylvania. Devin is the daughter of our cousin George Harris Jr. of Florida. Great-granddaughter of the late Elsie Stewart Harris and George Sr. of Norwood, Mass.

Lavender coming

Over the Hill Lavender Farm just past Mount View High School will be opening on July 21 at the farm stand. Open Thursday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. They will have lavender products, pottery and knit sweaters. They have planted 550 lavender plants that should be blooming in September. Heidi is healing from her knee surgery. Get well soon. Her mom Polly is very busy working steady. She has planted other plants, too. It should be pretty there soon.

50th year

The East Benton Fiddler’s Day Contest, Bluegrass Festival and Convention is coming up on July 31 at the Littlefield Farm at 10 a.m. They are hoping for a full crowd to fill the field. Always T-shirts available and good food. Lots of music. Just bring a lawn chair or blanket. All welcome.

Until next week,

Have a great week. Enjoy the summer. Take the kids swimming and to play at the park. Be kind always.


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