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Last updated 5/15/2020 at 10:06am

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day. Visiting with mothers this year presented a challenge due to dealing with the virus. A yard visit with my family is a treat these days.

My niece’s son told his Grandmother, “I’m coming to your house when the ROMA is gone.” Children may have a better understanding than adults do.

Personal Notes

Cole and Lauren Chapman are both RN’s and have been on the “front lines” caring for virus patients outside Denver, Colo. The cases are dropping there now.

Taylor Whitmire and her fiancé, Cody Bennett, were here for a short visit with Taylor’s parents, David and Debi Whitmire.

Doris Waldrop and her daughter Deidra, her daughter Karen and husband Mike Kirkman, from Greensboro, their sons Nick, from Raleigh, and Thomas and his wife Rachel came from Greenville, N.C., Doris’s sister Lois Owen, her husband Wayne and two of their granddaughters from Cherryville met at Henry Fork River Park in Hickory for a Mother’s Day picnic. This is a family tradition they do each year.

Community Club

All events for the community club are canceled for the month of May. During the time the center has been closed, new guttering has been added to the building and new doors going into the bathrooms have been installed. This makes the restrooms handicapped accessible.

Church News

Due to the governor’s beginning phase one lifting of restrictions, Oak Grove held an outside worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the picnic shed behind the church. Everyone brought their own seating and social distancing was in place. This will be the new norm on Sunday, weather permitting, until further notice, pending government recommendations.


Ben Fisher is home from Boston and last report was getting stronger.

Marie Bowker continues to have health issues. Continue to pray for these two and any sick in our community.

Around The Community

During our stay-at-home quarantine, Mike and June Middleton gave me a report on some of their day to day living. Mike has had a man helping him repair the barn, as a tree fell on it during the bad storm several weeks ago. Mike is getting his garden ready for planting, doing pressure washing, mowing grass and, as always, doing a lot of reading. June says she is enjoying the slower pace of everyday life. She is planting flowers, keeping up with friends on FaceBook and FaceTime, and crocheting for her daughters Promise Blanket Ministry for WNC babies. June enjoys walking her dog, sitting on the porch listening to the birds and flowing stream. She also watches her grandson while her daughter gets some things done around her house. No boredom for the Middleton family.

News Items

I have been very humbled since I started writing our community news. Several people that I have not known have gotten in touch and expressed their enjoyment of reading our news.

New and updated items are welcome at any time. Email me at [email protected] or call me at (828) 506-0062.

Please stay safe.


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