News from the New Friendship & Mifflin Communities of Chester County


with Vickie Ellis

Hello, everyone! Saturday was a beautiful, sunny day. The weather was great for almost anything a person would want to do outside. We mowed our BIG “yard” yesterday. The weather was great for mowing. It was a little warm, but the breeze made it enjoyable. I grew up using a push mower in the city of Jackson and was grown when daddy got a riding mower. We used hand clippers to trim around the house, bushes and curb. We also raked when the grass was tall, so now I do not mind taking care of what we have although aging does make a difference. James painted our banisters this past week. They look really good and will be finished when this paper is out. Next, we will trim some bushes in the front, and if the weather does not stop us, I hope we can divide some iris. Our hummers seem to have left now. We are seeing a few birds, but I guess we are still in the in-between season.
Monday was Columbus Day, and I have learned the schools are out this week. I imagine there will be some traveling for a break during this time and others will just have some downtime to enjoy. I hope everyone stays safe and enjoys this time. Next is Thanksgiving and then Christmas! Can you believe it? Have you decorated for Fall? I will have the inside done by Monday but not much. It is different when the kids are gone. It was supposed to rain Monday, and temperatures are supposed to drop by next weekend. I am looking forward to that. I hope people that burn wood for heat have some stored up. I have seen our area is supposed to have cold and snow – hmmm?
Jacks Creek Fire Dept on Hwy. 100 E will be having their annual stew sale on Saturday, Oct. 30. It will be ready between 10:30-11 a.m. 
Happy birthday to Paula Hinson and Jonathan Ray, 10-12; Don Holmes, 10-14; and Ally Morris, 10-16.
Please continue to remember these in prayer Randy Baker, Sheila Berry, Charlie Brewer, Robert and Joyce Brewer, J.T. and Jeanette Butler, Jackie Chambers, Kase and Chastity King, Maryann Lackie, Jason Livingston, Nancy McCaskill, Sarah McLemore, LaVelle Page, Pam Priddy, Jesse Pugh, Todd Rencher, Randy Sells, Jeff Thomas, David Tucker, Tony Tucker, Jerry Weir and Adam Wise. 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
“Poem of Life” by unknown – “Life is but a stopping place/A pause in what’s to be/A resting place along the road/To sweet eternity/We all have different journeys/Different paths along the way/We all were meant to learn some things/But never meant to stay/Our destination is a place/Far greater than we know/For some the journey’s quicker/For some the journey’s slow/And when the journey finally ends/We’ll claim a great reward/And find an everlasting peace/Together with the Lord.”
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.