Community Corner March 22


There was a Spaghetti Dinner and Dessert Auction fund raiser last Sunday at the Guy Perkins Cafeteria for Mickey and Monta (Thorn) Fortner to help cover some expenses for Mickey’s cancer treatments. What a turn out they had even in spite of the nasty weather. Tons of desserts were auctioned over. Last I heard at or around $13,000 for this event. We always live up to our sign SMALL TOWN WITH A BIG HEART! I love our little town. We always come around when some one really needs help. I know Mickey and Monta were overwhelmed with the generosity of this community. Keep this family in your prayers.

Please send news to or call me at 679-3299 or call my mom’s number or you can message me on Facebook. Have a great week and be safe out there if you go somewhere on Spring Break!


The ladies of CUMC began a new Bible Study this past Wednesday night and will continue to meet the next 12 weeks. The men are planning to launch the first men’s group next Wednesday night and it will last for six weeks. You do not have to attend the church to participate in either the men’s or women’s Bible Study.

Please keep Lonnie Shaw Sr. in your prayers as he has been having some medical issues and has been in the hospital this past week. Joseph, Erin and Little Lonnie have been battling a stomach virus so they also need your prayers. Spring Break began Friday afternoon so I hope the time away from school will give everyone time to heal and rest. You could send some prayers for travel safety for those taking a quick trip to celebrate spring break.

Our annual Church at the Farm will take place this year on April 6 at the home of Tom and Margaret Beasley. We will have our service on the front porch and will have a potluck dinner outside as soon as we can get everything set up.

There were kids fishing, riding horses, and just running around playing following the service and potluck last year. There is no need to be jealous because the adults were just as entertained. It is a great opportunity to come visit folks from Centerville so come on out.


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