Please keep the following in our communities on your pray list: Brandon Clendenin, Charlie Alexandar, Betty Griffith, Wilma Stevenson, Sue Bivens, Montine Tarkington, Robert Jones of Pottsville a dear special Olympic athlete and friend of ours had  dental surgery.

 Upcoming events for fall festival: on Oct. 28 there will be a 3 on 3 basketball tourney at 2 p.m. in the old gym at Guy Perkins School. Teams can consist of 4 players, $10 per person   contact Toby or Stacey Rimmer at 837-1132 Please inbox Joshkimwilson@yahoo.com. This year the Fall Festival Meal held in the cafeteria catered by Jr. Hickory House  beginning at 5 p.m. Menu will be pulled pork sandwiches choice of two sides and a drink for $7. Kids meals $3. On Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. Skeet Shoot $20 to enter contact Toby and Melanie Harrington guaranteed 3 rounds money prizes concession call 514-3586 or 450-0830. Fifth grade King Bratton Olson and Queen Alayna Rimmer are selling on the Spot Frozen meal. Main dish  feeds 4 to 6 Adults $12.50, desserts are $8. Dinner on the Spot Special $25 includes main dish, dessert, rolls and sweet tea. Orders need to be placed by Friday and delivered on Sunday  between 2 and 5 p.m. Call Kim Wilson.

Sand Springs Missionary Baptist Church on Hwy. 124E invites you to their annual Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. Young and Young at heart come and have some fun and free hot dogs and hamburgers lots of games and activities including hay ride.

Mount Olive Baptist Truck & treat Fall Festival on Halloween night. The Youth group are having a fund raiser selling hams and turkeys.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween. Remember to watch for those that are out getting treats. Drive slow and please don’t drink and drive. Call 679-3299 to leave information for news.

Last Saturday was the Halloween Dance sponsored by the OT Classes at UCA for Work Force. It was one of the best ones yet! Hats off to UCA for putting on a fantastic night for the Work Force Clients. We had a great time. Sandy and James did and so did Landon.  

Have a great week!

The trees around the Centerville community are especially colorful this year and the cooler temperatures make it feel like it is supposed to as we enter November. Today is an excellent day to drive out and see the trees while you attend out the Old Time Event being held at the H & W Dime and Dollar Store in McGintytown from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. H & W is located at 659 Hwy. 225 East and the event is free. Rumor has it that you can watch as lye soap is made, see demonstrations of cast iron cooking and homemade pork rinds being fried, enjoy a live band, and the kids can have an old time wagon ride pulled by oxen.

Lana Gartner, minister at Centerville United Methodist Church, announced that the church was approved for a grant to put doors on the storm shelter across from the old school building. We hope to even run electricity to the shelter and maybe use it for some sort of a clothing pantry or an outreach program for the community. Our church has grown so much the past few years and has many great ideas for the future, yet still maintains its country charm.

Pauline Weaver came to see her sister, Frances Hall, this week end and we ended up having a mini reunion. In addition to Pauline and Frances, Kaylee and I spent some time Laura Thompson, Mary Hall, and Andrea Hall. I was grateful for the family time with the girls of our family while Darrel and Dylan spent some time together doing boy things.

As always, if you have news that would fit into the Centerville Community section of the paper, please email me at jennfreeman@windstream.net.

The Faulkner County Singing Club meets Nov. 11 at Springhill Baptist Church. We meet the second Sunday in each month at 1:30 p.m. We feel blessed with our singings getting bigger and better. You are invited to meet with us.

The oldest resident in our community went to be with the Lord last Monday, Oct. 15th. Mrs. Mildred Land, age 98, lived a useful life here in the community. She is survived by a daughter, Karen Jones, and a granddaughter, Nikki Jones, both of Paducah, Ky. We extend sympathy to her family and loved ones.

Our immediate family of 25 members enjoyed a large pot luck at our house last Tuesday night. The meal and fellowship was great, and everyone looks forward to Pappa Ray’s homemade ice cream.

John and Sherry took us out sightseeing one day last week. We drove up to Harrison to view the beautiful colored trees at the Maplewood Cemetery. Last year when we went up there, the trees were just breathtaking, but this year the wind had blown so hard, most of the leaves were gone. We were disappointed, but we got to see some pretty colors going up there.

We drove on to Mountain Home and Calico Rock and had supper at Jo Jo’s in Mountain View. Then of course we had to have ice cream down at the park before heading for home. With 300 miles added to the speedometer. Three of our grandchildren accompanied us - Haley, Henry and Charles Sellers. We enjoyed the trip.

Charles Earnhart of Mayflower, visited his sisters, Marian McGinty and Sunny Sue Earnhart, one day this week. Mike Earnhart, Charles’ son, also came with him.

Rosa Lee and Robert McElroy visited friends, Calvin and Edith Robertson, at McGintytown, one day last week and enjoyed their time together.

I’ll be glad when the election is over, but may the best person win. We just have to pray before we vote, and pray for His guidance. God’s love will sustain us through all our tomorrows.

Have you noticed that October is almost gone! Thanksgiving is just around the corner and then Christmas. My, how time flies when you are having fun! God grants us each day and expects us to make the most of it because we are not guaranteed another. This is made clear in Ecclesiastes 9:11-12.

Gale Garrison and Joyce Nell Garrison of Conway spent last week in Branson. They attended Alabama Revival and the musical, Joseph. They visited Sharon Keeling in Cassville, Mo., on Tuesday. Sharon is a former student at Central Baptist College and taught school in the Vilonia and Clinton Districts.

A group os senior adults from Bethlehem Baptist and Bono Baptist Churches spent Tuesday in North Arkansas. Bro. Danny Fagala drove the Bethlehem Church Van and was accompanied by Danny and Charlotte Roberts, Johnny and Kay Reynolds, Frank and Carolyn Mallett, Hattie Lee Hankins, Bill Townsend, Liz Ballard, Jimmie Lee Merritt and Gale Garrison. The group had lunch at the Western Sizzlin in Harrison. They went to Ponca and the Steel Creek Campground to view the Roark Bluff along the Buffalo River. The scenery and the trees were beautiful.

Bud and Carolyn Gean attended Dr. Ronald and Mickie Williams annual picnic at Ferndale on Saturday. Guests from Sheridan, Fayetteville and Little Rock were present. Dr. Williams is a retired Neurosurgeon in Little Rock.

Ed and Linda Hammontree recently traveled to Bentonville to attend Ed’s 55th Class Reunion. On Saturday, the reunion group attended Alice Walton’s Crystal Bridges Museum. If you aren’t one of the million visitors who have patronized this beautiful museum, you need it on your to do list. You really need to see the oil painting entitled “Kindred Spirits.” Alice purchased this painting for a mere $35 million. Now that is hard to believe, but she did it. She has a new painting that she just purchased for $30 million. This one has not been delivered yet, so we only saw a photo of it. Looked like a big blob of red paint to me (Linda). Oh well, it was a fascinating place to visit, and I recommend it.

The trees around Fayetteville were beginning to show their fall colors. Should be a pretty weekend for those attending War Eagle.

The annual Garrison-McKaskle Reunion was held Oct. 6th at Bethlehem Baptist Church Family Life Center. Those attending were: Larry Garrison, Louie Garrison, and Tonya Pacheco of McRae; Celia Lou Sowell, Connie and Gabby Goodwin of Garner; Sherrill and Hailey Hooker of Conroe, Texas; Chris and Peggy Dauten of Fayetteville; Ruby Garrison and Anita Nuuja of Elkins; Dennis Lynn Garrison of Springdale; Carl Gene and Beverly Garrison of Midland, Mich.; Betty Sue Hale of Vinity; Wayne, MIchelle, Helen and Maggie Hardy of North Little Rock; Karen Dauten Leslie and Clay Leslie of Blue Springs, Mo.; Jeannie Price of Morrilton; James and Delpha Chambers and Sandra Martin of Paron; Tanner, Diane and Carson Howland, Joyce Nell Garrison and Olena Seiter, all of Conway; Danny Hardy of Guy, Hattie Lee Hankins of Shady Grove; Jimmie Lee Merritt and Danny Fagala of Greenbrier; Frank and Marvelle Hardy, Carla Scarborough, Frankie, Angela and Shelby Hardy and Jacob Davis all of Republican; Jerry Nash, Carl and Gale Garrison all of Horseshoe Mountain; Carl and Gale Garrison attended the Cheerful Givers’ Breakfast at Pleasant Branch Baptist Church recently.

Scott Cavin and Bill Love went to Rison this past Sunday where Scott preached the morning sermon at Bethel
No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church.