Wow! What a beautiful white Christmas we had! It was pretty but after one day of it I was ready for it to go away. We celebrated Christmas at my house everyone decided to come early around 11 or 11:30 a.m. and everyone was gone before 2 p.m. when they started getting calls that the weather was getting bad. But all in all we had a very short and good visit. Mom has been at my house because I didn’t want her to fall on the way home. She has been getting a little anxious to go home. 

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and time with their own family and that everyone was safe and had heat.

Prayers go out to the two families that had a wreck on Christmas Day in or near Mt. Vernon. All four adults were seriously injured and a 1 and 2 year old were killed. We hope that everyone gets well. Also prayers to the family in Cabot of the teacher who was cleaning his cross bow and accidentally shot himself. He left a wife and a 2 year old. We always take so much for granted in our lives. We need to take one day at a time and as the old saying is stop and smell the roses for a change. Life is to short to take for granted.

Montene Tarkington’s family  met on Christmas Day but left early because of the weather. Kenny and Dorthy Glover had over 40 guests for Christmas Eve for lunch. I am sure each family had a great visit.

Attention one and all come join us for the Polar Plunge on the last weekend in January at Woolly Hollow State Park. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Dessert Auction at or around 12:15 p.m. Announcements and Recognition of plungers and awards at 12:45. Plunge will be at 1. Come out and support Arkansas Area 17 Special Olympics. Good luck to everyone that is plunging and to all those that will come out to watch.

Landon had a great Christmas! I guess I should say what didn’t he get. He was all excited and I was so blessed to be a part of the celebration of Jesus being born.

Send news to or call 679-329 and leave a message. I will return as soon as I can.

Have a great and Safe New Year. Remember to drive safely and don’t drink and drive.

Please keep Brandon Clendenin, Betty Griffith, Frankee Dee Battles, Wilma Stevenson, The Battles Family and anyone else that has lost a loved one or who has been sick.