This community has lost two more legacies in the last week or so. Mrs. Montine Tarkington was in her 90s and left this world with a wonderful family behind.
She was well known for her cooking and quilting and the love for her family. She is the mother of Bessie Bearden, Dean Bryant, Charlene Fortner and Dessie Hart and lots of grandkids and great-grands too. She will be missed by many. Please keep this family in your prayers.
Also Brandon Clendenin left this world to soon. He lost his fight with cancer this past week. Brandon was a very bright and intelligent young man. He had a special love that he shared with everyone.
I didn’t know him as well as other people did but I got to know him through facebook and we had some very good conversations and I was impressed with the young man.
Please keep his family in your prayers. He will be missed by many! He left a legacy behind that lots of people should follow.
Last weekend was a great weekend with mom, and Landon came up and spent Saturday night and kept us entertained. We sat outside on Saturday evening and played horseshoes with him. Can’t believe he will start kindergarten this Monday! My, my how time flies by. I love my family — all of my family.
Please keep the following in your prayers Betty Griffith, Larry Griffith, Tarkington Family, Clendenin Family, Woody Family, Robert King Family, Wilma Stevenson, Franke D. Battles, Wayne Stevenson, Dowdy Family, Junior Glover Family and anyone else’s family that is struggling.
Have a great week and remember those big yellow buses will be out and about next week picking up precious cargo. Slow down, watch for those yellow flashing lights and stop signs.
It is the law to stop when you see those flashing lights and stop sign is out. This is in all lanes of traffic, two lanes and four lanes going both ways. Too many children have lost their lives because of someone being in a hurry.
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We are still having some hot weather, but you can feel fall in the air, and the days are also getting shorter.
The big yellow school buses will be rolling soon. Some children will be happy to start back to school and some aren’t ready for vacation to end. Teachers might feel the same.
We have lost some friends by death since my last writing. We wish to extend sympathy to the families of James Edwards, C.D. Adkinson, Lois McCann, Marie Smith, Montine Tarkington and Carrie Weaver.
Harold and Brenda Firestone enjoyed recent guests, her nephew, Ronnie and Kathy Cobb of San Diego, Calif. Ronnie is the late Bobby Cobb’s son. They remarked how beautiful and green the trees and grass are here in Arkansas. But the humidity is bad.
Rosa Lee and Robert McElroy visited friends, Jim and Donna Willes in Mayflower one day last week.
Sunny Earnhart, Marion McGinty, Elizabeth Johnson, Mary Jane and Jamie Butler attended a baby shower last Sunday at the Greenbrier home of Kristen Barnett, for Haden Brown, son of Brittney and Clay Brown.
Silas and Max McGaha, sons of Cory and wife, spent several days with their grandparents, Ronnie and Janie McGaha, recently.
Shawn and Kelli Martin gave a fish fry celebrating Ronnie’s birthday (Ronnie is Kelli and Cory’s dad) several family members attended.
Charles Earnhart and Kristi Earnhart recently visited his sisters, and Kristi’s aunts, Marian McGinty and Sunny Earnhart.
Thanks to you neighbors for giving me something to write.
God watches over us like a loving parent.
I know you have heard this expression all week, but here it goes again! What beautiful weather we are having and it is only the middle of August!! I read in the Log Cabin Democrat that someone was overheard complaining about the rain — really!!
Look at all of the green around you, how can anyone complain? God has been good to us this summer!
Visiting with Carl Garrison recently were Melissa Victory Marriott and Alli Victory of Truman, Ark., and Bubba Phillips of Marked Tree, Ark. Alli is Carl’s niece and was attending volley ball camp in Searcy.
Susan and I spent August 2-4 in Tulsa, Okla., where we met Chelsey for the weekend. Chelsey was emcee for the Miss Oklahoma Jr. High, Sr. High, Collegiate Pageant. Susan and I worked behind the scenes and ticket area. We had a great time just being together for the weekend.
I have been overloaded with figs. We have had a fig tree for about 20 years with very little fruit on it because it would freeze down every winter and have to start over.
The last two winters have been very mild and it did not freeze, so guess what? This year so far, in about two weeks time, I have picked 12 gallons off of it and it is still putting on and will till frost. I have made preserves and cake and given away several pounds to friends. Oh yes, not to mention eating all I can hold.
Schools are starting this next week. Keep our students and teachers in your prayers daily.
Ed Hammontree needs our prayers. He is having some serious stomach issues and not feeling well.
Also remember the families of Ruby Cotton and Hester Hall who passed away this past week.