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By Kathy Anderson
This week several community members, local and from out of town gathered to help with our annual Cemetery Clean-Up Day.
You can always count on Dan Isom to come and help out. Dan was raised in Daisy but moved to the big city of Kiowa and makes the trek each year with his mower in tow. We really appreciate him coming and helping.
Wendy and Glenn Wyrick and Robby Isom were also on hand mowing. Glenn cut tree limbs and help clear the grounds of the Billy Cemetery.
Wendy is the coordinator of the Daisy Cemeteries, Mountain Home and the Billy Cemetery. We really appreciate the job she does in making sure the cemetery is always kept up and making improvements.
We recently added permanent benches to our pavilion at the Mountain Home Cemetery which allows for additional seating. This past week two very nice scrubs that will grow to about 15 ft tall were added to the entryway in addition to two beautiful Knock Out rose bushes.
A “Billy Cemetery” sign was put up on Highway 43 for traffic notification.
Robby and Wendy Isom take care of maintaining the grounds of both cemeteries and they always look nice.
Due to the precautions and social distancing caused by COVID-19 we did not have our annual pie auction which is our main source of income for maintaining both of our cemeteries. We are hoping we will be able to have the pie auction in October. Those who want to go ahead and donate to our cemetery fund may send their donation to Wendy Wyrick at: 169093 N 4135 Rd, Daisy, OK 74540. You may make your check out to Daisy Cemetery.
This week our Daisy First Responders took on the job as wranglers as two eighteen wheelers collided on hwy 43, with one being loaded with cattle. Eventually an 18-wheeler cattle truck from Antlers arrived on the scene with the wranglers backing it up and transferring the cattle from one truck to another.
Those helping with cattle transfer were: Kalin Singleton, Assistant Fire Chief, Clint Hutson and Jimmy Boatright. Others on the scene were Hailey Saunders, Dale Boatright and Bill Guy Kellogg.
It was the first time I had ever seen something like this and it was very interesting and unusual.
Out first responders did a great job. The highway and turnpike exits were block for an extended period of time and they managed it very well and professional.
Our friend and California neighbor Chick Evans of Porterville, California sent his faithful and trusted gift box. It consisted of oranges, the biggest raisins you’ve ever seen, pistachios, and salted almonds.
The post office workers are always excited for it to arrive because whoever’s working always gets a piece of fruit. This time Buster Harris happened to be in the post office and he left with a nice big California orange thanks to Chick’s generosity.
Next Sunday, May 31st, we are hoping to be back inside for our morning worship service, starting at 10:45 A.M. We will not be having our Sunday School, or evening worship services or Wednesday evening service yet.
Precautions are being taken and you can find those in your bulletin. Masks will be provided for those that want them or you may bring your own. We will practice social distancing.
We have all been enjoying our Drive-In Church Services and really appreciate Bro Phil’s diligence and dedication.
Our church service lasted a little longer this past Sunday than usual. Now that we’re practicing social distancing when someone has a birthday we just honk. It just so happened that “Granny” Alice Hutson turned “91” this past week so it took a little while for us to wish her 91 honks.
Robby and Wendy Isom’s grandson Arrow Isom celebrated his first birthday. He and grandpa Robby have birthdays on the same day.
Well, there’s good news for those of you that have the “Running of the Bulls” as one of the things you want to accomplish on your “Bucket List”. The “Running of the Bulls” that takes place in Pamplona, Spain beginning on July 6th, due to social distancing is now going to be done on “Zoom”.
My mother and I enjoyed visiting my sister and her two grandsons this week. I took my sister some of my grandmother’s roses that grow on my property to plant in her yard. My mother and I enjoyed having Jo-Ann Gabbart eat lunch with us Sunday after church. We always enjoy visiting with Jo-Ann.
Monday evening by 10:00 P.M. our Daisy community had already had 4 inches of rain and Reservation Road already had water over the bridges.
Please keep Leebert Tramble, Crockett Hutson, Fisher Tatum, and Sherri Wolf in your thoughts and prayers.