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Community Corner: Sept. 17

Posted: September 16, 2011 - 4:56pm

Holland 

By Margie Fulmer

The Faulkner County Club singing was well attended at Oakland Methodist Church last Sunday. Thanks to all of you who helped us have a good one. Next month we will go to Centerville United Methodist Church, 8 miles north east of Greenbrier.

We would like to extend sympathy to the families of Olen Lindsey, Scott Snowden and Bro. Press Merritt. I have been in some good singing with Bro. Press and Jimmie (his wife). Bro. Press has taken his P.A. system to the Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab Center for many years and we enjoyed playing and singing for the residents there in the dining room.

We ask prayer for Sheryl Polock, Maureen Fiddler’s daughter, Marian McGinty and family, and all our sick that you know of.

John and Sherry came Sunday night to tell her dad and me about their trip to Disney World in Florida. They accompanied their daughter and family (The McKissak’s) on an eight day vacation. They flew and enjoyed everything.

Rebecckah, Kara, Tara and Tommy Collins of Conway visited their mother and grandmother, Rosa Lee and Robert McElroy over the weekend and grilled a lot. Rosa Lee’s son, Bro. Dale Collins is some better. Please pray for him and all his family.

How about this weather, I just hope we have a pretty fall. We should have some beautiful foliage here, since we’ve had some good rain. They haven’t had the rain in some parts of the state and I hear it takes healthy green trees to cause them to turn the brilliant colors in the fall. I hope it doesn’t frost too soon.

Our children and grandchildren are about to get the hang of going back to school. They just don’t get to sleep late like they do during the summer.

There was open house at the Holland Fire Department on Saturday, Sept. 3, with the Arkansas Forestry Commission, and The Fire Wise Program. Refreshments were enjoyed by the group.

There were several get-togethers over the Labor Day weekend. Ray and I were invited to two, but weren’t able to attend either one. Danny and Myrt visited us on Saturday and we enjoyed a supper of Barbecue.

Jim and Ruth Johnston hosted a potluck lunch on Labor Day at the community building at City Park, games were played, attendance and fellowship was good.

Justin Pearce and friend, Britney, visited Ronald and Kathy Pearce. Kathy and Kaylen Pearce, visited Kathy’s mother, Ms. “Pete” Purifoy, last week. Hannah and Hope White visited their grandmother at Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab Sunday after church.

God is at work to mend the brokenness within us. Praise His Holy name.

Shady Grove

By Hazel Love

Yea. Cool weather again. Maybe it will last this time. I am not looking forward to winter weather though. My idea of perfect weather is in the high 70’s. Not too hot and not too cold - just perfect.

Dean and Marlene Patton spent last weekend at Ken Lake, Ky., for Dean’s General Motors Picnic and Reunion on Saturday.

Kelly, Nona and Amanda Glover, and Rachel and Micah Powell visited with E. C. and Jo Hall in Waverly, Tenn., last weekend.

Wimp and Barbara Glover visited with Lee and Helen Davis of Clinton on Monday.

Susan Cavin and I worked last Saturday with the Faulkner County Fair Queen Pageant and the Talent Competition. It was held at the Howard Johnson Motel. There were almost 60 entries in the pageant, from infant to college and nine entries in the talent division. It made for a long day, but it was a good day.

Sunday afternoon Mitch and Haley Reynolds were honored with a family baby shower for little Ryder at the home of Terry and Lori Reynolds.

Tonight is the “Bookcase For Every Child Banquet” in the Greenbrier Jr. High Cafetorium. Starting time is 6:30 p.m. The Ward Family Singers will be the special entertainment. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Wanda Stanton is doing well after fracturing her ankle.

Margarett Bono had surgery on her eyelids this past week.

Remember the Seth Merritt family in your prayers. His funeral was on Wednesday.

Want to see some good high school football? Come out and support the Greenbrier Panthers. They have won both games so far with a total of 96 points to the opponents 34.  Hopefully when you read this on Saturday morning they will have defeated Benton on Friday evening.

Guy 

BY BRENDA DOWDY HOLT

Wow it is dark when I leave in the mornings now and it won’t be long it will be pitch dark when I get home. I wish it would stay the same time zone and not change.

Happy Belated birthday to Alicia Hartwick, Tonya Hartwick and Diane Remus, and wish you all many, many more to come.

This has been a long week. Next week is the fair and the county parade come out and support the youth with their exhibits and have some fun riding the rides.

Don’t have much news no in put this week. Today Sandy Dowdy is having a birthday party at Golden Corral at 3 p.m. After we eat we are going back to her apartment for Razorback cake and ice cream. She is all wound up. You see her birthday is not till the 23rd but we are having it early. She loves her birthday! Happy Birthday Sandy and I love you and wish you many more to come.

Also Happy Birthday to Christi Lane and Tabitha Rowlett. Hey girls I don’t remember your last names now but want you to know that we wish you many more birthdays to come.

Send news to holtb42@yahoo.com or call 679-3299, I can’t do this without some help so send me some news.

The Rimmer Reunion will be this afternoon at Tom’s Place. I hope that all have a great time.

Please keep Doug Moody and family in your prayers! Doug and Judy you’re in my prayers and think of you often.  

Centerville

By Jennifer Freeman

Pleasant Hill Nazarene Church is hosting their annual Hog Roast fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 17. The event will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy a meal of roast pork and all the trimmings. Price is $7.50 for adults, $5 for children 4-12, and kids 3 and under eat free. Proceeds go toward the building fund and kids’ camp fund. Everyone is welcome! Pleasant Hill Nazarene Church is located 10.5 miles east of Greenbrier on Hwy. 225 E. For more information, call 679-3866.

What wonderful temperatures we have enjoyed this week! I think we are blessed with different seasons in Arkansas and I always get excited when the weather changes. We could have used some cooler temps on Saturday morning as Kaylee had her first pee wee football games to cheer for. Having never expressed any desire to participate in sports, I wasn’t sure how tough she would be but was quite proud of her. I think she could have stayed out there all day long as long as we kept the Gatorade coming.  Grandma Hall and Aunt Mary came out to watch her in action and she smiled a little bigger.

Dylan had his first 7th grade football game on Monday against Vilonia. The 7th grade white team won their game but the blue team lost. I was in awe that he is old enough to be out on the field in a Panther jersey but enjoyed watching him even though I didn’t always know what was happening. Jamie and Zach Allen drove up to see the game and Dylan said he had a great time.  

Don’t miss the Hog Roast today and come on out to Centerville United Methodist Church on Sunday. Service begins at 9 a.m. Have a safe and happy week.

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