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Looking for nice weather

Published 12:15pm Wednesday, February 6, 2013

With the weather being warmer last Saturday my sister Kaye Widener and myself enjoyed going to the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge in Decatur. I am amazed with the Canadian Geese so we first checked out the wildlife Observation Building. During the winter months thousands of ducks, geese, and Sandhill Cranes use the area for feeding.

We also took the opportunity to check out the Atkeson Cypress Trail which takes about 15 minutes. This trail is located just behind the Visitor Center. It begins with a boardwalk that crosses over a cypress swamp then continues through a wooded area. There is a bench available next to a section of land where crops like wheat, corn, or soybeans are grown and it’s a great place to sit and listen to the many birds such as quail and woodpeckers. So on a warm day pack the family in the van or SUV and enjoy a great day at the Wheeler Wildlife Refuge. Don’t forget to visit ‘Hawk Eye’, a hawk who lives on the Refuge.

On Sunday afternoon ,Evelyn Motes and her grandson, Jarrod Alldredge were honored with lunch at the home of Michael and Kaye Widener to celebrate their January birthdays.

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to C.L. Moore and Ronnie Ferguson on Feb. 6, Jackie Teague on Feb. 7, Sheena Dugger on Feb. 8, Joni Mast and Gail Day on Feb. 10, Joanna Borden and Pamela Robinson on Feb. 11, Angela Schmidt and Peyton Legg on Feb. 12.

Happy anniversary wishes to Micheal and Tina Hendrix on Feb. 10.

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