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Community Corner June 14

Posted: June 13, 2014 - 4:35pm

Centerville

Have you had enough rain yet? I have been trying to be appreciative of our gift from Mother Nature but I am officially over it. I need sunshine! I have not even been able to swim yet this year and we are up into June.

Erin and Joseph Shaw were in Atlanta, Ga., last week as Joseph participated in the National History Bee. Although Joseph did not win, he did represent Greenbrier well and had a good trip. Their hotel was on Peachtree Street in Atlanta and I couldn’t help but think of “Gone with the Wind.” Congratulations Joseph for even being able to qualify for the Bee.

Joseph Shaw, Colton Ray, Dylan Freeman, Kaylee Freeman, Katie Hines, and Echo Pinard met at church Wednesday night to prepare for OMP Camp. OMP was a great experience for all of the kids the past couple of years and I am thankful that they get the opportunity to help people in need. Kids spend so much of the time worrying about themselves that I am proud when I get to see a compassionate side.

H & W Store is hosting a free concert featuring both gospel and country & western music on June 20. This Starlight Concert will begin at 7 p.m. and is presented by Dickie Harris and Friends. Refreshments will be available and everyone is welcome but you need to bring your own chair to make sure you are comfy. Everyone is welcome!

Have a safe week and remember the Centerville School Reunion on June 28, beginning at 10 a.m. Also remember to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers in your life. I miss my daddy often, but especially on Father’s Day.

Guy

I would like to wish a very special young lady a Happy 80th Birthday, Patsy Castleberry Rorie. She celebrated last Sunday with her family and friends at her house. She had quite an attendance too. Patsy, wish you many more birthdays to come. You have such a wonderful family and they are so blessed to have you.

This past week, lost a dear friend Shirley Price of the Republican area. Shirley always had a smile on her face and a bubbling personality. She will be missed by her son Wesley and daughter Joanie other family members and tons of friends. Please keep this family in your prayers.

So many need our prayers, the Vilonia and Mayflower citizens that were hit by the tornado recently still need volunteers and help. Until you have lost everything you cannot imagine what they are going through.

Keep those prayers going for Wilma Stevenson, Betty Griffith, Jerry Rowlett, Bearden family, Patricia Byrd Family, Pamela Lane family, Mr. Treadwell and family, Sharon Glover, who has been sick, Jerry Glover, Garry Glover, Joyce Jones and anyone else that has lost a loved one or has been sick.

Don’t forget the Guy Peachfest is coming up July 11-12. Attention to all Veterans! We would like to honor veterans this year in our parade so if you are a veteran please contact us to let us know that you want to be in our parade. You don’t have to be from Guy we will accept any veteran from any town. We owe each of you a thank you for serving our country to protect us. There is something for every age group to do those days! Mark your calendar and come to Guy!

I would like to wish a happy congratulations to my friend Mary Zakrezewski from North Little Rock on her retirement of 34 years with the District. I will miss her a lot. But I am not far behind her, after Sept. 30 I will be retiring too! I will have no more driving to NLR in all that traffic. Yippee!

Have a great weekend and remember to drive safely and watch out for those little ones. Remember to not drink and drive. Send news to holtb42@yahoo.com or call 679-3299. You can reach me at my mom’s too!

Remember I can’t put it in the news if you don’t let me know it. You would be surprised at the people who have called and commented to me that they love reading the column and that is from people near and far away.

Keep those Special Olympic Athletes and coaches in your prayers that are headed in a day or two to National Games in New Jersey. Good Luck to all! Bring home the GOLD!

Holland

I don’t know how the rest of our county feels, but I love the arch that welcomes everyone to downtown Conway. Our beautiful city with the hanging baskets that hold the hot pink and purple petunias are wonderful. The person who keeps the flowers fed and watered does a great job. The new structures that have been built, the ones that have been redone, and I didn’t dream that the post office could look any better, but that red paint did wonders. Have you driven through Hendrix Village?

The new police station is beautiful. I’m just glad we have a beautiful city this close to the State Capitol. We also appreciate the courthouse, streets, and stores being decorated so nice for the Christmas holidays. And I am also one who wants to keep our city dry. I know my vote doesn’t amount to much, but that’s the way I feel. God help our country.

I praise God for my family who have always supported me. My wonderful friends and loved ones. I also praise Him for this wonderful, clean, facility. The wonderful staff who treat you like family at Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab. And it’s close enough to my home in Holland. May God bless all of you is my prayer.

We wish to express sympathy to the family of Ms. Robbie Sisson. She was born in Holland and a beautiful person. Her parents, Clarence and Thyra Johnson, were well known in this community. She was Bobi Hendrickson’s cousin.

And we wish to give sympathy to the family of Ms. Billie Free. Winnie Bell Snowden of Greenbrier was her sister.

Those people visiting me in the hospital and rehab are — Johnnie and Jim Johnston and daughter, Jan Taylor, of Springfield, Mo.; Rosalind and Lyndal Harrington of Kansas City; my pastor, the Rev. Tammy Garrison; my children’s pastor, the Rev. Kevin Rector; Helen M. Tapley, J.B. Mills, Joyce Fureigh, Glen and Doris Henderson, Mary Montgomery, and all the rest of my family. And may phone calls.

Keep praying for the tornado victims. The Lord says, “Bad things are still happening, come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest,” Matthew 11:28.

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