Seems there is quite a bit to do in the Centerville community in the next couple of weeks. Tonight, there will be a free gospel concert at H & W Store in McGintytown starting at 7 p.m. The H & W Store is located approximately 8 ½ miles down Hwy. 225 East from Greenbrier. Featured acts include Robin Covington and the New Road Band, Bill and Willie from Houseband, Allen and Jerry Noel, and Gayle West. For more information, please call 501-679-4043.

Next Saturday, Sept. 22, a meal of roast pork and all the fixins’ will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Nazarene Church. The eighth annual Hog Roast Fundraiser will serve barbecue pork, baked beans, fries, slaw, dessert and drink. The event will be held in the fellowship hall. Pleasant Hill Nazarene Church is located 10 1/2 miles east of Greenbrier on Hwy. 225. Pastor Roger Evatt and the church family invite you to come and enjoy the delicious food and wonderful fellowship. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the building fund. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at this wonderful event. For more information, please call 501-679-3866.

Zeb Golden and Chris Barnum had a wedding shower last Sunday at Centerville United Methodist Church. Zeb and Chris will be getting married next Saturday, Sept. 22, with an outdoor wedding and reception at the home of Harvey and Shellie Sission on Blackfork Road.

What a wonderful day, I enjoyed last Sunday. We attended church, and then hosted the Club Singing in the afternoon.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank each one of you who came to the singing and made it so great. We had a large crowd. Each one of you are special, and I wish I had been able to have met all of you personally. It was so good to have our State Representative Linda Tyler back with us again. All of you are welcome any time at Oakland United Methodist Church.

Our cousins, Von and Violet Lee of Vilonia, visited us one afternoon last week. They are special people and we love their visits. Von is my first cousin.

Hershal and Martha Tennyson of Conway, visited Bobi Hendrickson a while last Saturday. She enjoyed their visit so much.

Charles Earnhart of Mayflower, visited his sisters, Marian McGinty and Sunny Earnhart, Monday. He had lunch with them and mowed their yard.

Tennyson Barnett stayed with her grandmother, Marsha Brown, on Saturday and also that night, while her parents attended the Razorback football game, and has gone to church with Marsha the last two Sundays.

Jim and Donna Willis of Mayflower visited Rosa Lee and Robert Mcelroy one day last week.

Curtis and Jan Smith of Little Rock celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last Sunday at their home church in Little Rock, hosted by their children, Mitzi Moore and Shawn Smith and families. Jan was raised in this community, and she is a first cousin of Ray’s and his sister, Betty Applegate, of Holland.

We thanked God for the wonderful rain we’ve been having. Everything has gotten green again. People have started mowing their yards again. The cooler weather has helped too. And one of these days it will come a big frost.

Have a good week, and ask for God’s available grace for whatever challenge we face.

Several in our community celebrated birthdays this past week. Sherry McPherson, Aimee Glover, Thomn Battles. Joshua Whitley, who lives in Conway, Ethan Hall in Conway. At the beginning of the month on Sept. 5 Johnny Pooh Clay from Gravesville. And two beautiful little girls were born on this past Thursday, Allie Dawn and Emma Jade to the Wilson Family. This writing was done on Wednesday night so more to come next week.

Many in our community are sick too. Please keep the following in your prayers, Frankee Battles, Montine Tarkington, Darrell Bearden, Betty Griffith, daughter of Jannean Dejarnett Crouch, Charlie Alexandar, Brandon Clendenin. I know there are more so please email or call me. My answering machine got hit by the storm so it doesn’t work and you can call my mom after 6 p.m. through the week since I am there. 

Loving this weather, so nice. Have actually walked a couple of evenings this week.

Remember to send news to holtb42@yahoo.com or message me on facebook. I can’t put it in if you don’t let me know. Have a great weekend and be safe.