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Partying with Dorothy, Tin Man and Scarecrow

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Monterey News by Dana Burke

By The Staff

I hope everyone had a great Halloween. Seems like people are really getting into decorating for Halloween these days. In fact, I believe it to be Lori’s favorite holiday.

Lori (Smoot) Onan is the owner of Classic Hair and Nail Designs, a shop where I work part-time in Frankfort. She has owned and operated this salon for about the last six or seven years and has been decorating it every year since. She, along with her two other stylists, CJ and Christina, get together the first of October every year in preparing it to be the scariest shop in town. They’ve even made it on the cover of the State Journal in the past. I have to say they do an excellent job decorating it. Even my little room where I do pedicures is scary upon entering it at times. Way to go guys. You do an awesome job.

Speaking of decorating, Lee and I were recently invited to a Halloween party in Bald Knob. These guys did an awesome job at decorating their place. The people that were throwing the party along with another friend were dressed as Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Scarecrow. They were really cute. They threw a great party. There were even a few friends of ours from the Monterey area including Tony and Pam Robertson. We also saw Toni Quire and her brother, Greg, there. We saw a few other friends we haven’t seen in quite a while as well. We had a great time. Thanks for the invite, Marcia.

A few months ago, a few of us girls from work had talked about having a “Girls Night Out.” We talked about going somewhere, where none of us had every been before. One girl suggested we try going to The Melting Pot in Lexington. Last Monday night, Jennifer (Smith), Debbie (Blackburn), Maria (Brown) and I went to check it out. It was a really nice restaurant and we ended up having a great time. In fact, we left Frankfort shortly after getting off work that afternoon and didn’t return back to Frankfort until almost 11 p.m. that night. Thanks for a wonderful night out. I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to doing it again.

Last Wednesday would have been our Mom’s 64th birthday. Daddy, Evelyn, Ray and I had her a beautiful flower arrangement made from Petals on the Square and Daddy placed it on her tombstone Wednesday.

Rest in peace Granny Joyce. We love and miss you every day.

One of Lee’s life-long dreams of owning his own farm has finally came true. Last week, Lee’s uncle called to see if he would be interested in buying his farm in Shelby County. He has had it since the early ‘60s and no longer has any need for it. He really wanted it to stay in the family if at all possible. Lee, Ralph and his other uncle, Jimmy, still love to hunt but have been having to lease farms in the past to do so. This will be the perfect farm for hunting, not to mention we now have somewhere to go and ride our new four-wheelers. I’m really happy for Lee and that things are finally turning around for him — the last couple of years have been really tough on him since his accident. God is good and takes care of his children in his time. Lord knows he has pulled us all through some pretty tough times.

Speaking of having a few rough times, I recently heard that Angie Haydon is now back at home and feeling pretty good after being in the hospital for a few weeks. I’m so happy to hear that you are at home now and feeling some better. Hang in there, Angie, and as soon as you give us the word, I would love to come over and visit with you.

Sam and Theresa have called to invite us over to their house Sunday to help them in celebrating their grandson’s birthday. Grayson Clay Allnutt turned 2 years old Friday. Happy late birthday, Grayson. We hope you had a great birthday.

After being invited to this, Saturday afternoon Rhonda and April also stopped by to invite us to go four-wheeling with them the next day. Seems a few of them had made plans on getting together Sunday to go up Cedar Creek. Steve even let us take a ride on some of his trails as well. There were several of us who went: Donald and April Jackson, Toni Quire and Troi Cunnigham, Pam Brock and her adorable grandson, Brayden Baker, along with Rhonda Chishlom, Lee and myself.

We had a great time. After getting back from riding, Donald and April invited us all up for dinner. Donald and April had made a big pot of brown beans and Rhonda had prepared some homemade cornbread. April even fixed up some fried green tomatoes for us. We had a very good day for riding and really enjoyed everyone’s company. Dinner was great, guys. Thanks for the invite and we are looking forward to doing it again. Maybe next time we can take everyone over to our new farm for some four-wheeling action.

That’s about all I have for this week, until next time be safe and please continue to keep all our sick in your thoughts and prayers.