Woolly Hollow State Park will be the place of worship for Centerville United Methodist Church tomorrow morning at 9. We have met there one Sunday in October the past few years and I begin looking forward to it before summer is even out. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for everyone to enjoy the day. Our service will be followed by a potluck cook out and some time at the pavilion for fellowship. This would be a great opportunity to come visit the church if you have been wanting to check it out.
After our church meeting tomorrow at the lake, we will be looking forward to the Faulkner County Singing Club on Sunday, Oct. 13. This Club meets at Centerville United Methodist Church each second Sunday in October. It has done so for some 70 to 80 years-perhaps even longer. Singing will begin at 1:30 p.m. and we invite the public to join us. Our church young folks have been practicing singing some songs for an added Club attraction. So, come see us on Oct. 13.
Wonderful Fall weather! This is the type of weather I would enjoy year round, not hot and not cold — just right!
Congratulations to Ted and Marilyn Battles who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 21 with a reception held at Springhill Baptist Church, hosted by Tanya, Erby and Faith Foster. Ted and Marilyn were married at Stilwell, Okla., on Sept. 21, 1963. They enjoyed all of the visitors who attended the reception, which included her brothers and sisters (with the exception of one brother, Darrell). Judy Paul (Erby Foster’s aunt) made the cake and various decorations and her husband, Sherman Paul recorded a video of the event. They have lots of friends and family that they are thankful for.
Gale Garrison and Jimmie Merritt accompanied the Central Baptist Church Golden Agers to eat lunch at Janssens at Edgemont Sept. 12.
Gale and Carl Garrison attended visitation for Helen Poteete Dickens at the home of Virginia Jordan Thursday night. Gale and Ted Battles attended the funeral in Morrilton Friday afternoon.
Now you get to read about the exciting vacation in Branson that Linda Hammontree, Peggy Moss of Bedford, Texas, and I had last week. Linda and Peggy went up on Friday and got checked in to the resort. Saturday they grocery shopped and got settled in. I couldn’t go until Sunday afternoon because Susan and I had to work the Miss Conway/Miss Spirit of Arkansas Pageant, so as soon as we got home Sunday morning from that Susan and Scott drove me up. I got my stuff moved in and we went to play miniature golf. Linda thought she had won until we read the rules and she had to take penalty shots for hitting her ball out so that put me ahead. Monday we drove to Bentonville where we toured Crystal Bridges Art Museum. We had lunch at Red Lobster and then drove over to Siloam Springs. Tuesday morning we just loafed around the condo and went shopping in the afternoon at Dick’s Old Time 5 & 10. Wednesday morning we listened to a resort sales pitch and tour so we could get a good deal on tickets for two shows and a $40 restaurant voucher for the total cost of $20. I will listen to any sales pitch for that kind of a deal. We left there and played miniature golf again and Linda did win. In the evening we went to the Pierce Arrow show. Thursday morning we relaxed and saw the Jim Stafford Matinee in the afternoon. Following the show we had dinner at Fall Creek Steak and Catfish House, using our voucher. We took the scenic route back over the Table Rock Dam. Friday we packed up, checked out, had breakfast at IHOP and drove home. All free time at the condo was spent working puzzles, and playing cards and games. Our meals were easy with crock-pot recipes. It was a great relaxing time, highly recommended.