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Community Corner Nov. 17

Posted: November 16, 2012 - 9:40pm

The opening weekend for gun season was a beautiful week end. I went to the woods with the Cardins and had so much fun. Many of the kids that have been coming for as long as I can remember are now grown and out of high school, some are even married with children of their own. I was not sure if they would attend but most were able to go. The leaves were vibrant in color and I didn’t even mind too much when Kellie Cardin and I were lost in the woods. We rode four wheelers and went through a little bit of mud, roasted more marshmallows than I could count, and watched a couple of good movies at night. I am so fortunate to have such a good family and friends in my life.

The Centerville community is still beautiful as the leaves continue to change their colors. The cooler temperatures are appreciated after a long and dry summer. I am hoping that everyone is able to have a Thanksgiving meal with their family this next week and am grateful to have a full week out of school. Remember to check on your loved ones who live alone during the holidays and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Wow the colors are beautiful now! My Friend Mary and I traveled to Northeast Arkansas last week and the trees were gorgeous there too. We went to the Annual Secretaries Convention in Springdale. Congratulations to Mr. Spainhour  Superintendent of Greenbrier Schools as Administrator of the Year for AAEOP. He has a great bunch of ladies to work with. 

Congratulations to Morgan Scroggin and Kinsey Watkins who were inducted into the 2012 Purple Circle Nov. 3, which is sponsored by Arkansas Farm Bureau. Which hopefully you will see their pictures in the paper real soon. Great job girls!

Please keep the family of Beth Kymes in your prayers she passed away last week and the services was at Guy Church of Christ and burial in Coppers Springs Cemetery.

Lots of deer hunters are out in the woods so please be careful out there. I have seen more deer on the highways this year so watch out for those too. Last Sunday we went to Conway out by the Conway Lake to a bridal shower for Tena Dowdy VanPelt’s son and as we came to a stop sign we watched a deer standing at the side of the road just looking at us. We didn’t move till he crossed the road cause I sure didn’t want to meet him with the car.   

Bessie and Darrel Bearden had some bad luck this past week. As they were in the parking lot of the Doctor’s Building in Little Rock, she let Darrell out at the front door and went to park the car and as she got out steam was coming from the hood but actually the car was on fire. Luckily they were not hurt and no one else was hurt. So glad that they were not on the freeway when this happened. 

Please keep the following in your prayers Betty Griffith, Montene Tarkington, Brandon Clendenin, Linda Stevenson, Frankee Battles, and anyone else that needs prayers or is sick. 

Happy Birthday to Donna Duncan, Donna Burrows, Johnny Dowdy, Jim Henry, they will all be celebrating their birthdays next week. So if you see any of them please wish them a Happy Birthday! To the two Donna’s hey girls we are getting older I know that Donna Burrows and I share the same birthday! Can’t believe how old we are now! Can’t remember if we are all the same age or not I think I am the one that is older than you two. 

The Guy Fall Festival was a success as well as the Greenbrier Fall Festival. Send news to holtb42@yahoo.com or call 679-3299 leave a message. Have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving too!

We had a good turnout at the Club singing last Sunday afternoon at Springhill Baptist Church. Jonathan Sawrie served as president in the absence of his Uncle Shelby Sawrie. The next singing will be Dec. 9 at Gold Creek Baptist Church. Located 4 miles south of Conway. Everyone is invited.

One of our faithful ladies at Oakland Methodist Church, Mrs. Ann Spears, had major surgery recently at Little Rock. We praise the Lord, that she is home and doing well.

Faye and Louanne Pew of Conway visited her cousins, Marian McGinty and Sunny Earnhart recently.

We extend sympathy to the family of Clydene Snow Cheney of Conway. She was a sweet lady with a lot of friends. Her funeral was last Monday at Springhill Baptist Church. She will be missed.

We trust everyone has a good Thanksgiving and be Thankful for everything we are and have. Because without “Him” we would not be here. And we also need to Thank “Him” for our forefathers.

Have a good week and send me some news.

This week has proven that I don’t like cold weather. I cannot get warm! Oh well - get ready for a long cold winter.

A big hoorah for the Greenbrier Panther football team. They are 11-0 as of this writing. Hopefully when you are reading this they will be 12-0 and will have defeated Batesville in the second play-off game. The Panthers owe them one from last year.

Gale Garrison accompanied a group from Central Baptist Church in Conway to attend the BMA Senior Adult conference in Branson Wednesday through Friday (Nov. 7-9). The group had a great time with Christian music, great preaching and good food and fellowship. The Talley’s, Aaron Wilburn, The Bowling Family and the Singing Men of Arkansas provided special music and entertainment. Wednesday night the group saw the Haygoods at RFD Theatre.

Can you believe all of the beautiful fall color that we have had? I thought with the extreme dry summer that there would be no color at all, but it is one of the prettiest falls that I can recall in a long time. I guess it is God’s payback for such an ugly brown summer.

Bill and I went to watch the Greenbrier Panther Senior boys and girls play basketball Tuesday night. They both defeated the Clinton Yellow Jackets. If you are looking for something to do this winter, get out and go to some games. Helps keep you young!

Continue to remember Dean Patton in your prayers. He is slowly regaining his strength back from having a pacemaker put in and shortly after he had a light stroke.

Also remember Ed Hammontree in your prayers as he is facing surgery on Dec. 6, unless something changes in the treatment plans.

Everyone have a blessed and safe Thanksgiving and give God the thanks for your wonderful families.

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