Centerville Methodist had a Halloween party and spooky hayride last Friday night. Erin and Jeff Shaw always sponsor the Creepy Halloween Party and Jay and Stephanie Strain took over the hayride. The older boys participated in the spooking of the little kids this year and it was a lot of fun. I forgot to ask Mary Ann and Larry Halsey if they heard us scream past their house on the ride. I don’t have to ask if their dogs saw us because they barked and had a big ole fit when we starting yelling. The temperature was a little colder than usual but I would not have missed it for the world. A bonus for me was that Erin bought some Sugar Babies because she knows they are one of my favorites. Now that Halloween is behind us, it’s time to get ready for Thanksgiving.

Madison Cardin celebrated her 14th birthday this week. I saw some signs and posters at both her school pep rally and the Vilonia game she was cheering at that night to help her celebrate. Some of her family and friends even had party hats and noise makers to help her ring in another year as a teenager. She looked a bit embarrassed at all the commotion but she had to feel loved by the attention. By the way, Madison, it was not my idea. It was your mom’s idea!

I hope everyone has had a great week and continues to have a good weekend. Remember to be thankful for what you have as we get ready for the Thanksgiving holidays. I am thankful for my wonderful family and friends, and a job that allows me to be with my family as much as possible. I am thankful for a few material things but know that my true blessings are the people in my life. And my beloved Boxer dog, Shelby.

Hope your Halloween was a great and safe one! Many of the churches had great success in their trunk and treat and parties. I stopped at Landon’s and he dressed as Mario and went out for some candy. Also stopped at Amanda Dowdy Hooten’s home in Greenbrier and had a blast and ate supper it was so good. She celebrates Halloween the right way loved it!

Don’t for get to come to the Fall Festival tonight, Saturday at Guy Perkins School. Have some fun with games and watch some beautiful young ladies and handsome young men become queens and kings and winners for all the hard work they have done for their classroom. Good luck to all actually each one of you are winners.

This Saturday, Nov. 3, is the Guy-Perkins Schools Fall Festival Meal. There will be games, 4-7 p.m.; BBQ Meal, $7, 5-7 p.m., located in the cafetorium; King and Queen Ceremony, 8 p.m.; and Jr. Class Bingo, 9 p.m. Come on out and join us for some good family fun!!

Please keep the following in your prayers Brandson Clendenin, Betty Griffith, Charlie Alexadar, Frankee Battles, Darrell Bearden, Montine Tarkington, Wilma Stevenson. Also keep Linda Stevenson in your prayers she had a nasty fall.

Happy birthday Timmy Dowdy - Hope you have a great day and many more. Love you much.

Sandy Dowdy and James McColumn had a great date Saturday attending the Profiles Dance and to see a movie.

We are very saddened that Alica Queen will be leaving and not working with our Sandy any more. It is hard to find someone that really cares and wants to do what is right with our Sandy. Please keep us in your prayers that we find someone to be Sandy’s caregiver that will make Sandy happy too.

Please send news to or call 679-3299 and leave a message. Have a great week.

The fall foliage has been beautiful this year. We took Glen and Doris Henderson on a sightseeing trip last Tuesday. We drove up to Russellville and took Highway 7 on up to Jasper. Then on over to Harrison and had lunch at Western Sizzlin.

As we were leaving the restaurant, the group from Bono and Bethlehem Baptist churches were coming in to eat. Several of those people are friends of ours, including Jimmy Merritt, Danny and Charlotte Roberts, and Johnny and Kaye Reynolds. They were making the same trip that we did.

Our cousin, John Benton Earnhart, of Yakima, Wash., has been here visiting with us, and Marian McGinty and Sunny Earnhart. Then went on down to Cabot and the Pine Bluff area to visit friends and relatives.

Saturday, my cousin Von Lee of Vilonia, came by to visit a while, John was still here so we enjoyed, a cousin get together. I’m like my (late) mother, I love my relatives.

Rosa Lee and Robert McElroy went sightseeing one day last week, they toured Highway 7 and had lunch at Mountain View. They agreed the fall colors were beautiful.

We wish to express sympathy to Bro. Andrew’s family. He was truly a faithful worker for the Lord. Always with a big smile on his face.

Ron Pearce has just returned from an enjoyable hunting trip to Winner, S.D. He joined friends from Vilonia and cousin, Jerry Pearce, of Kansas City, Mo., for the hunt. He will be grilling pheasant for Thanksgiving.

The fall weather is here and we are having frost that will destroy most of the greenery outside. I still like warm weather the best.

Serving God in ordinary situations is an extraordinary privilege. Have a good, safe week.

The Faulkner County Singing Club meets at 1:30 p.m. next Sunday afternoon, Nov. 11, at Springhill Baptist Church on Highway 287. You are invited.