New Friendship and Mifflin News


Hello to everyone. Here is to a happy October! It rained some last week, but the sun was shining on Sunday with beautiful blue skies and white puffy clouds. An occasional gray cloud was also noted. The temperature was 78 degrees.
The weather forecast as of Sunday called for rain Tuesday and possibly Wednesday, and the temperatures are supposed to be in the mid 70s to low 80s. I can see the farmers surely watch the forecast. There were several places harvesting crops, and that includes the land across the road from us. It now has corn “stubs.” I imagine there will be some deer eating corn that did not make it into the hopper. There might even be a few squirrels over there. There was a slight breeze Sunday afternoon. We are having a few sparrows at our feeders, and the two-three hummers are still visiting.
We have our paint ready for our banisters and had to drive to north Jackson for it, as we had a half gallon left. It seems the shortages are affecting most places one way or another. We were in a couple of stores Friday, and there were some empty shelves/bins. It is terrible to see the boats and shipping containers sitting out on the water waiting to get through. This is only adding to the increased prices as no one wants to absorb the increased shipping costs, including us. Ground beef was $3 to $3.60 a pound. Postage stamps are going up but delivery is being slowed. I could go on, but I do not know where it will all end. I hate it for everybody, especially families with children and elderly.
Mifflin Day will be this Saturday, Oct. 10, at the New Mifflin Store. Stew will be free to eat there or $20 a gallon starting at 11 a.m. Bring your container.
Happy birthday to Charlie Butler, 10-5; Krystal Chalk, 10-6; Martha Mainord, Shannon Burton and Chloe Williams, 10-8; Ashleigh Barham, 10-9; and Stephanie Hatch, 10-10.
Happy anniversary to Carla and Don Barry and Karen and Freddie Stutts, 10-10.  
Please continue to remember these in prayer: Randy Baker, Sheila Berry, Charlie Brewer, Robert and Joyce Brewer, J.T. and Jeanette Butler, Jackie Chambers, Maryann Lackie, Jason Livingston, Nancy McCaskill, Sarah McLemore, LaVelle Page, Pam Priddy, Jesse Pugh, Todd Rencher, Randy Sells, Jeff Thomas, David Tucker, Tony Tucker and Adam Wise. Also, please pray for our military, law enforcement, our country and its leaders, those affected by COVID and first responders. There are many sick and hurting. Please say a prayer for those; even if you do not know their name, God does. Prayer is not an obligation; it is the greatest privilege we have. Pray yourself through each day. 
Easy Caramel Apple Cobbler Dump Cake – You will need 11 ounces of caramel bits, two 21 ounce cans of apple pie filling, one box yellow cake mix and one cup melted butter. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9×13 dish with nonstick spray. Spread both cans of pie filling on bottom; scatter about half a bag of caramel bits over filling. Spread the dry cake mix evenly over the last layer and top evenly with melted butter. Bake on middle rack uncovered for 30-40 minutes or until light golden brown. Let cool for 10-15 minutes, and enjoy with ice cream or plain.
I pray you all have a wonderful week, and may it be filled with love, joy, peace and blessings. Remember: if you have news, please email me at I would truly appreciate any news. People from here and those who have moved from our area but still want to keep in touch through the newspaper are hungry for news from home.
Until next week, Happy Trails to You.


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