What weather we are having, but a little cool at night. They are telling on the news that ticks and insects are going to be bad because we had such a mild winter; not enough freeze to kill them out.

Marian McGinty had a hip replacement recently at Conway Regional Medical Center. She is now in rehab there. She needs our prayers. Her daughter, Elizabeth, fell and broke two bones in her wrist, over the weekend. Ms. Virginia (Gennie) Irby is in Conway Regional to have a four bypass surgery on her heart. We wish the best for her and she asked for our prayers.

We express sympathy to the family of Ms. Mae Collins, age 100, of Conway. She was Rosa Lee’s mother-in-law.

Robert McElroy is still taking therapy at Greenbrier.

Our great-grandson, Jackson McKissack, age 12, killed his first turkey recently in North Arkansas using pa paw Ray’s gun.

Our children hosted a fish fry at our house last Sunday after church. We had 41 people present, including one from South Carolia, Amanda Sellers’ grandmother, visited their family over the weekend. Others attending were from Little Rock, Conway, Vilonia, Naylor, Spring Hill and Greenbrier. Everyone agreed Danny can really cook that fish.

Have a good week and remember, when God forgives our sin, it is gone forever.

I have said this many times before in my column! This community is one of the best places there is to live. We may be small but we have a big heart! Another example was shown Sunday with the Todd Watkins Fund Raiser. The crowd and support and volunteers were outstanding. The entertainment was the best and the auction and food a success. Around $28,000 toward expenses for Todd’s liver transplant. Not only was it his birthday, the fund raiser took place and he got the call around 5 p.m. to come to Memphis for his transplant! Is that not an act of God! How blessed could he and his family be! He got a chance at a new life. He is doing great and responding to treatment too. Our own Guy Police escorted Todd to Memphis in the police car and his family followed. What a blessing to say I live in the best town ever! I know from personal experience that this community comes together when tragedy happens to one of our own. God Bless each of you that made this day a blessing for this family. A great big Thank You! Is well deserved.

We lost another good lady in the Community, Elizabeth Richardson, wife of Buddy Richardson. She has been sick for a long time and the family has taken care of her all this time. She is not in any pain any more. Even though she is gone she will not be forgotten. Please keep this family in your prayers. 

School will be out soon so be sure and watch out for the kids out playing and please slow down so we won’t have any tragedies in this town. Hope everyone has a safe summer. 

There will be a Peach Fest in the City of Guy coming soon. More details as I get them. So get ready to help support our town! 

Congratulations to Sandy Dowdy and Robert Jones in winning first place in bocce last Saturday at CHDC for the Special Olympics Bocce Tourney. Congratulations to all the athletes that went and played, and to all the coaches that came and supported their athletes. 

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Please keep my mom, Betty Griffith, in your prayers as each day is a different day! Dementia is not an easy disease to cope with, and keep our family in your prayers too as we deal with this on a daily basis. Prayers for Montene Tarkington as she has been sick, Frankeede Battles as she struggles from day to day and for any one else that is sick or has been sick or in the hospital too. Let me know so I can send them get well wishes. 

This Monday is the annual meeting and cleanup at McNew Cemetery. Work usually begins early and is completed by noon.

Tomorrow, (April 29), Centerville United Methodist Church will meet at the home of Drs. Tom and Margaret Beasley on Happy Valley Road at 9 a.m. Join us there and stay for a potluck lunch. Services will not be held tomorrow at the church house.

The boys at Centerville United Methodist Church finished up their classes with a camp out on Friday night with Rick and Lana Gartner. I had been hearing about the campout for quite some time and knew they would have a lot of fun. I also suspected Rick and Lana would sleep like babies after the boys all went home. I have said many times that our church is so blessed to have Rick and Lana actively participating in the life of our children.

My mother, Andrea Hall, has been in the hospital with breathing problems. She is home and doing pretty good but could use some prayers to ensure that everything continues to improve.

Remember, we will not have our regular church services at our church house tomorrow. We will be meeting instead at the home of Drs. Tom and Margaret Beasley on Happy Valley Road. Church service will begin at 9 a.m. and we will have a potluck and fellowship immediately following.