Linda Parsons and Buddy Stilts opened their home on Sunday, hosting a pot luck lunch for the Tira United Methodist Church. Those attending were Rev. David Larkin and wife Charlotte, the Rev. Leroy
Kim Beck reports, "Our son, Jason Beck, will graduate from the University of Texas in Austin this December and has been accepted into the Naval Aviation program. He will be heading to Pensacola, Florida to begin flight training for the 'front seat'. We are so proud and excited for this next chapter in his Navy career."
Michael and Shelia Boyd got to visit with family last weekend. Robert and Sandra Crawford came from Overton. Shelia shared that her mom, Patsy Powell, and her dad, John Lawson, also visited with them. They enjoyed being outside in the beautiful weather and were even able to get in a "short round of golf." They also lit the outdoor fireplace for the first time of the season.
Don't forget about the North Hopkins Alumni Homecoming this Saturday, Oct. 10. There is no charge for attending the event, but a barbecue dinner will be available at a cost of $12.50 per person. Registration and bingo will begin at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Following the meal there will be a program and visiting.
Chip and I spent the week at Timber Creek Resort near St. Louis, Mo. We enjoyed the time of relaxation, the cool weather, and seeing the trees beginning to change to their fall colors. We went to the St. Louis Zoo on Monday. On Wednesday we went back to the city and took the tram to the top of the Gateway Arch, and then went on a sightseeing cruise on the Mississippi River. On my birthday (Tuesday) we went to the historic town of Kimmswick and had a delicious lunch at The Blue Owl restaurant, which has been featured on the Travel Channel, and then went through some of the gift shops. We came home by way of Cape Girardeau and enjoyed the sites of the river city and tried out St. Louis style pizza and toasted ravioli.