BY JENNIFER FREEMAN
We extend sympathy to the families of Emitt Johnson, Keith Madden, and Emogene Hicks Keathley. These three had ties to the Centerville community, and they passed away recently. Mr. Johnson was born here, attended school here, and was buried in McNew Cemetery which was established by his great-great-grandfather in 1858. Mr. Madden was the son of Millard Madden who, along with many other Madden family members, attended school at Centerville. Mrs. Keathley was a native of Quitman, and we understand that many Hicks family members attended Centerville school.
Attendance was down last Sunday but that did not keep us from having a great turnout at the monthly potluck. I was surprised to pull into the parking lot and not see it looking full. I remembered that when we first started attending Centerville, we only had a few vehicles every week. It made me smile to think how much we have grown over the years. The ladies of Centerville started meeting Monday night and discussed the plan for our new Bible Study. It is not too late to join us if you want to meet us at the church at 6 p.m. on Monday.
Joseph Shaw, Zane Golden, and Kaylee Freeman will be participating in an Archery Tournament on Saturday afternoon in Little Rock. Philip Golden is sponsoring a group and the top shooters from this tournament will move on to the state tournament.
Remember to mark your calendars for the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department Annual Community Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m. on March 9.
BY BRENDA DOWDY
We have several in our community that need our prayers. Jerry Bruce Rowlett is in Conway Regional in CCU unit, Montene Tarkington, Franke D. Battles, Betty Griffith, all of our elderly in the community, all those that are sick with the flu, strep throat, etc. We wish them all a speedy recovery.
If you have an elderly friend drop them a card or give them a call or dew drop in to see them. They really get lonely at home all the time.
This past week the Guy Community made the news and paper again. Don’t know about you but I like to hear positive news about our great community. I wasn’t there so I can’t say a whole lot but what I have seen I think everyone should step back and take a look at the situation and themselves and say is this the way we want our children to react. I hope that this can blow over and everyone get on with their lives.
Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Officer McGary of the CPD and to the other officers too. It is really hard to lose someone you love and it is even sadder when an officer has to loose his life for such a ridiculous crime. Every law enforcement puts their life on the line every time they step out of their homes to protect everyone else. Please appreciate the officers that protect our communities in Arkansas. This is a prime example I always say please don’t drink and drive. If you make that choice to drink stay out from behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.
The Guy Small Town 4-H will be having a spaghetti dinner; more news as I receive it.
Have a great week and be safe out there. Send news to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at 679-3299.
BY MARGIE FULMER
The Faulkner County Singing Club meets at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 10, at Freewill Baptist Church on Washington Avenue in Conway. Our club members enjoy visiting and praising God in song, lifting our voices up to God, with many voices, and singing with other Christians, no matter what church they attend, we all have a bond with each other if we love the Lord. The public is always invited. We also have some new Convention Books.
Also I will announce the Annual Arkansas Valley Singing Convention will meet at 10 a.m. today at the Atkins Freewill Baptist Church. This church is located one block off I-40, on Exit 94. This is a great convention, I’ve been told.
We thought I was doing real well with my therapy and hip replacement, then last weekend I got sick, the doctor said I had the flu. Then X-rays showed I had pneumonia on top of that. So a sign was put up on my door and the robes and masks came out. Everything in my room was contaminated. So need I say my visitors became scarce this week. I asked the nurse when my fever stopped would I not be contagious? She said a couple more days and I should be able to go eat in the dining room with my friends. You realize I have been gone from my home since Jan. 7 to have surgery (which went real well) and now at Greenbrier Therapy and Rehab. Now they don’t know when they will get rid of me. I’m sure they hope soon.
I couldn’t ask to be treated any better. God blesses me every day. These nurses have to be called to do their work, in the manner they do it.
Sherry and John surprised me with a new boom box last Tuesday morning, and I love it. I don’t enjoy watching TV and this way I can listen to “good ole Gospel music” all I want. Praise God. His blessings never stop, when He has someone to carry on His work. I want to always be a part of His body, arms and hands. Sherry, Mary, Ruth and Helen Mac are keeping me in discs.
I praise God for all my blessings, and there are many.
Again I want to say thanks for all your prayers (they are working) and such beautiful cards, they bless my heart, and your calls are appreciated. May God bless each of you.
I still don’t have any news from Holland. I’ve got to get home and stir things up a little bit.
God never gives up on anyone.