BY MARGIE FULMER
What a beautiful day for the Lord to come again! But please Lord, may the ones not ready for your return, get ready soon.
Our loved ones and neighbors are passing too fast. How we express our sympathy to the family of Tammy Lasley. We just can’t understand, but someday God will make it plain to us. Please pray for this family.
I am appreciating the special attention given me at Greenbrier Rehab. It was like coming home, seeing old friends again. I must say again, thank you so much for the prayers, calls and visits. That means everything.
My visitors this week, besides my family and sister, Mary Ruth, J.B. Mills of Springhill, my pastor, Donna Alberts and husband Dave, and Ann Spears of Greenbrier; Wanda Tittle of Conway; Mike and Dixie West of Vilonia and Earnestine Newberry of Holland. It was so good to see them. I can’t wait until I can walk and get back home. Oh! I forgot to mention I got to visit a few minutes with my friend, Halogene Mason here, as she came to pick up her sister.
Folks, I haven’t received any Holland news to record. Please send me something. Since I started this I had more visitors, Bro. Marvin and Helen D. Loyd of Bentonville, visited me on Monday, Lori Ponder and Shelley and Paige visited me that night. Thank God for family who love me.
Have a good week. And give God the praise.
BY JENNIFER FREEMAN
We extend sympathy to the family of Mrs. Vernelle Shumate Gray who passed away on Jan. 22. She was a native of this community and attended the Centerville school. As our church remembered her last Sunday, her cousins and friends noted that her brother, Donald, was killed during World War II, that she lived in several places over the U.S., that she and her cousin Maxine were inseparable during school years, that she was a faithful participant in Centerville events, and that she will be intensely missed. We understand that her ties to the nearby state park include land which her grandfather gave for the facility and the memorial cabin in which her husband, Oscar Gray, once lived.
The Centerville Volunteer Fire Department will be holding the annual Board of Directors election on Feb. 4, during the regular business meeting. There are four positions needing to be filled during this election. There is a need for volunteer firefighters in our community and volunteers need to be 18 years old and willing to participate in necessary trainings to be able to safely fight fires in our community. For more information, please contact Nathan James at 501-581-6500.
Mark your calendars for the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department Annual Community Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on March 9. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a good breakfast while enjoying the company of your neighbors.
Remember that the ladies will be beginning a Beth Moore Bible Study this Monday night at 6 at the church. If you have never experienced the excitement and inspiration of Beth Moore, come by and see what it is all about. If you need more information, please email me at email@example.com.
BY BRENDA DOWDY
Wow! Last Saturday was awesome at the Special Olympics Polar Plunge at Woolly Hollow! Thanks to everyone that plunged, volunteered, came to cheer spectators, law enforcement, schools, churches, organizations, coaches and our athletes. Because of all of you we raised over $11,500 plus on the plunge and all those desserts raised over $2,000 plus. It was amazing! On behalf of all the athletes in Area 17 I thank you. After all that, the athletes are what it is all about! Oh and I can’t forget the great pictures that Courtney Spradlin did for the Log Cabin Democrat on the Spotted gallery at thecabin.net. They were absolutely great! A great big thank you to Daniel Rooney too. Everyone was taking pictures and if you would like to share we would love to see them.
Hope that Gary Griffith and Danny Thorn had a great birthday this past week. Happy birthday to Holly Godwin. Hope that you all have many more birthdays to come.
This past week was summer spring and winter weather! I truly enjoyed the 70 degree weather, didn’t like the storms. We had hard and high winds or a slight tornado at my house. The wind blew everything off mom’s porch and she had some pretty heavy stuff too. It blew it all in the drive way. At my house, my picnic table and chairs were next to the back door and the dog fence was down along with the barbecue grill blown down too. My trash can was over in Kenny and Dorothy’s field. It tore the tin from the porch and I thought it was going to come in the big window in the living room. But all and all the main thing was we were safe. Hope everyone else was safe and didn’t have many damages.
The students at Guy Perkins attend the Beta Convention in Hot Springs last week. I am sure they had a great time.
Please keep the following in your prayers, Montene Tarkington, Wilma Stevenson, Frankee D Battles, Betty Griffith, and the family of Tammy, who was a pharmacist at Fred’s in Greenbrier, and all those that are sick and those that have lost loved ones.
By the way Donna Duncan, your Payday cake was a knock out at the dessert auction. It brought lots of money and everyone was wanting the recipe. Thanks so much for the donation.
Please send news to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 679-3299. I would love to share your company, places you have been, your family birthdays, but I can’t if I don’t hear from you.
Have a great week and I hope we don’t have anymore bad weather. Be safe out there, buckle up and don’t drink and drive.