O.K. — March is half over, where is the warm Spring weather? My body is so tired of being cold. Come on summer and I promise I won’t complain about the heat.
Descendents of the late Tom and Leatha Glover Sims of Guy met for a luncheon Friday at the home of Virgina Ruth Jordan in Plumerville. Those attending were David and Helen Dickens and Mary Jane Stacks of Morrilton, Tommy and Brenda Young of Dardanelle, Jimmy and Virginia Hartwick and Gretchen Simmons of Little Rock, Ed Battles of North Little Rock, James and Vivian Sims of Belding, Michigan, Wendell and Anna Ruth Kennedy of Conway, Pat Bane of Plumerville, Joyce Talley of Vilonia, Ted and Marilyn Battles of Wooster, and Gale Garrison of Horeshoe Mountain.
Susan Cavin and I spent last Saturday in Morrilton working the Miss Lake Dardanelle Scholarship Pageant.
Gale Garrison attended a baby shower for Ginny Wiedower Hensley at the home of Anna Ruth Kennedy in Conway Saturday afternoon.
A large crowd showed up this past Sunday afternoon at Bethlehem Baptist Church to wish Danny and Charlotte Roberts a “Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary.” The event was hosted by their children and grandchildren — George, Kristi, Chase and Gavin Roberts, Don and Robin Clark and Matt and Danielle Higgins.
Ed, Linda and Shawn Hammontree traveled to Dallas, Texas, this past Sunday to attend the funeral of the mother of one of their best friends, Peggy Moss. Shawn and Ed returned on Monday after the service and Linda stayed to visit with Peggy. Peggy and a friend drove Linda home on Thursday and stayed for a couple of days. I might add, Shawn really enjoyed driving in the 5 p.m. traffic getting out of Dallas.
Bethlehem Food Pantry will be open this coming Monday, March 18 from 2 to 5 p.m. The Food Pantry has been serving record breaking numbers (140-150 families) the last few times. There are so many people in our area who really need help. If you or your church or organization would like to partner with Bethlehem’s Food Pantry, it would be greatly appreciated. Calvin and Charlotte Davis are the directors. Food is purchased from the Arkansas Food Bank and the prices continue to rise. So far, God has provided! The project is financed completely by private donations and supported by an all volunteer staff, so all donations go directly to the purchase of food and supplies. Volunteer workers are always welcomed. We prepare boxes starting at 10 a.m., lunch break, and back at 2 p.m. for distribution.
It was reported the club singing was pretty good last Sunday, despite the rainy weather, which I’m sure may have hindered some people from going. Also there’s always other events going on too, as always.
Lori Ponder and daughters, Shelley and Paige, attended a special program at Greenbrier School Sunday afternoon. Shelley participated in it and they said she did well.
Our pastor, Donna Alberts and husband Dave, came last Monday and took communion to the shut-ins from our church. They visited Betty Applegate and myself.
I received a nice card from a good friend, Joyce Garrison, and she was encouraging me to keep writing in the Log Cabin. This happens frequently that people tell me how much they enjoy my writing; and when I miss a week, they want to know what’s wrong. Joyce commented that a few weeks ago, she saw my sister, Helen D. Loyd and husband, Bro. Marvin Loyd, at a special event at Central Baptist College. She said she thought Bro. Marvin was the first graduate from CBC. What an honor!
Ms. Eldene Duran (a member of our church) isn’t well, we ask you to please pray for her, and also another good friend of mine, Ms. Amilee Ward is in the hospital. Would you please pray for her too?
A first cousin of mine, Linda (Lee) Harris, visited us a while last Monday afternoon. It was wonderful to see her again. It’s sad people don’t have time to visit, like we did when we were young.
Ray and Sherry stay busy taking me to doctors. I’m some better, but still have a long way to go.
Marian McGinty stays busy taking her sister, Sunny Earnhart, to doctors too.
It will be great when we can all get back in church.
Ask for God’s availability for whatever challenge you face.