We hope that everyone has had a good week. Yes, Arkansas weather is unpredictable that is for sure. I don’t know about you but I am ready for warmer weather.
Please be with the Sparkman Family, who lost a sister this past week. Imma Dell Sparkman Boulden, who lived in Tennessee, passed away. Her services were held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, visitation was from noon to 1 p.m., also on Thursday, at Guy Church of Christ.
Well if it’s not one of my sister Carolyn’s kids getting hurt it is her. She fell Tuesday after she got off her bus and broke her right foot in three places and surgery on Wednesday. Please keep her in your prayers.
Also keep Linda Stevenson in your prayers, she has had foot surgery recently, Jerry Bruce Rowlett has had recent surgery and just got out of the hospital and has other health problems too, Montene Tarkington, Wilma Stevenson, Betty Griffith, Elfreda Acre and Dan Poole, who are both at Greenbrier Rehab. Junior Glover is in the hospital, please keep him in your prayers. Also anyone else who is in the community that is sick, has health problems or anyone that has lost a loved one.
Jennifer Brown Alford celebrated her 40th birthday last Saturday and had a great time with her friends in Hot Springs. We hope you had the best 40th birthday. Just remember you’re not getting older you’re just getting better! Many more birthdays to you!
Mom and I went for a ride on Saturday evening, we drove all over Guy on the back roads looking at houses and the country and recognizing where people lives that she knows. We do that quite often to keep her familiar with places. She also talked to her friend Bettye Kolda too. She enjoyed talking to her.
Congratulations to all the Area 17 Special Olympic Athletes that participated in the Area Basketball Tournament at UCA. Let me win. If I cannot win, Let me be brave in the attempt.
Hope that everyone has a great week and a safe one.
Let me hear from you regarding news.
After 45 days away from home, I finally made it back home. The longest I’ve ever been away. I can’t just go to the hospital and have surgery. Even though the surgery is successful. It seems I must have complications also, like flu, pneumonia and fluid around the lungs.
But something great did happen to me. I celebrated my 80th birthday on Feb. 21 at the Rehab, with special friends. Mary Ussery is a very special rehab “buddy” of mine. Those sending cards, making calls and visits were: Mary Jo Tillery, Kenneth Sanson, Bobi Hendrickson, Bro. Jim and Jean Acklin, Marian McGinty, Sunny Earnhart, Betty Applegate, Sandra Cardin, Earnestine Newberry, Larna and Daniel Humble, Lori, Shelley and Paige Ponder, Chris Freeman, Joyce Furiegh, Dan and Myrt Fulmer, John and Sherry Sellers, Amy McKissack and children, Jackson, Grant, Carter and McKinley of Conway. Glen and Doris Henderson of Naylor; Doyne Potts of Batesville; Raymond L. Bush; Curtis and Jan Smith of Little Rock; Elizabeth Abbott of Jacksonville; Johnnie Johnston of Nixa, Mo.; Helen Loyd of Bentonville; Mary Ruth Montgomery, Pastor Donna and Dave Alberts, Helen Mack Tapley, and Chris “Bosso” Acre of Greenbrier. And the wonderful staff of Greenbrier Rehab. I had a great 80th birthday. Thanks to my daughter, Sherry, who knows how to throw a party.
I will never forget the wonderful nurses and aids at the Greenbrier Rehab. I could write all your names down but I might forget someone.
There are still so many people sick here in Holland, and other places too.
Sunny Sue Earnhart spent six days in the hospital recently.
We have had several homes burn in our community last year, but it’s good to see some new homes being built.
The more we study and meditate on scripture, the more fully we will know God.
Doyle Jolly let me borrow a book that Grace received as a gift for her recent Birthday. I finished reading Dark Secrets, the first of three books written by Nancy Powell with stories from the Centerville community and enjoyed it. I made connections while reading the book about not only Centerville, but also the school house that was on Blackfork Road and the blacksmith shop in Republican. I do not recall exactly when the old school house burned on Blackfork Road but can remember seeing it across the street where Blair Road runs into Blackfork Road. The old blacksmith shop was on some land in Republican that my parents gave to Darrel and me shortly after we married. I just enjoyed making connections to places in Faulkner County that I know and love from long ago and look forward to reading the next two books once they are published.
The ladies at Centerville United Methodist called off our Bible Study last Monday night due to storms rolling in so we will be ready to meet this Monday night at 6 p.m. Feel free to join us and experience the excitement of Beth Moore and some fellowship with the ladies. This Sunday will also be our monthly potluck following our regular church service.
Remember to mark your calendars for the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department Annual Community Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. on March 9.
February has been a little colder this year than it was in 2012 and I hope the recent rainfall will keep us from experiencing the drought from last summer. I keep thinking spring is around the corner but the cold continues to linger. Mother Nature continues to remind us that we live in Arkansas and have no control over the weather.
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