By Margie Fulmer
Our pastor, LaNita Daniels’, sermon last Sunday, was taken from Matthew 22:34-36. She reminded us that we must love the Lord our Lord with our whole heart, whole being, and with our whole mind, and we must love our neighbors as ourselves. It’s easy to love someone who is lovable but hard to love someone who isn’t, and our neighbor is anyone in need. She commented on things we had accomplished since she has been the pastor.
Then Sunday night we enjoyed our Cluster Charge Conference, with members from our neighboring Methodist churches attending. The meal and fellowship were great.
Glen and Doris Henderson, of Naylor, accompanied Ray and me on a sightseeing trip recently. We drove up on Petit Jean Mountain, then on to Mount Magazine, and last on to Mount Nebo State Park. They had never been to Mount Nebo and were amazed at the crooked road going up to the mountain.
Last Saturday, our son, Danny and wife, Myrt, took us sightseeing in the Ozarks. We were a little disappointed that the foliage hadn’t changed much. We got on Highway 7 at Russellville, drove to Jasper, then on to Harrison, and had lunch. We always go to the Maplewood Cemetery, this is always the highlight of our trip, it was beautiful, but the peak will be next weekend, according to the Harrison Chamber of Commerce.
Rosa Lee Collins attended Grandparent’s Day at Greenbrier Middle School last Friday for her granddaughter, Kara Collins.
We received a call from our cousin, John Benton Earnhart, in Yakima, Wash., that his sister, Joan, had fallen and broken her hip. She lives at Apache Junction, Ariz., and is in the hospital to have surgery. I report this because I know many of you will remember them, since they are formerly from Conway. John and Joan graduated high school in Conway. John comes home every year for the annual school reunion.
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We may not be where we need to be, but thank God we are on our way.
BY BRENDA DOWDY HOLT
Please keep the following in your prayers, family of Doug Mood, Clendenin family, Todd Watkins, Frankie D. Battles, Ealy Family and one else that is sick or has lost a loved one. Prayers do work.
FFA is having a raffle for a 12 foot utility trailer built by Guy Perkins Agriculture students. Tickets are the same as the 4 wheeler, $1 each or 6 for $5.
If you would like to "kiss the pig" this year sponsored by senior class for fall festival, call Brittany after school at 501-581-1572. The nominee who raises the most money gets to kiss.
There will be a Halloween dance from 9:30-11:30 p.m. come dressed up for costume contest. Food and drinks will be available for 50 cents each. Admission is $4 per person. Disc jockey music will be provided.
The fall festival is Nov. 5. Christmas Drama is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Guy Perkins School.
Sandy Dowdy and James McCollum had a busy week this past week. Thursday night they attended the Work Force Halloween Dance at the University of Central Arkansas sponsored by the OT/PT classes, Friday night they attended ILS’s Halloween Dance at Profiles and tonight they are attending Sandy’s Guy Perkins Reunion at the Cafeteria this is for several of the classes in the 90’s. It is pot luck so bring a dish and join your classmates and enjoy spending time with them. You might see someone that you haven’t seen since you graduated. Everyone changes over the years and it will be fun.
There will be a big Community Yard Sale at the housing development behind Ropers in Greenbrier on Saturday, Nov. 5. The whole community is participating with over 70 homes there. I am joining them at my nieces house. It should be lots of fun. You never know one man’s junk could be another’s treasure.
Have a great weekend and watch out for those trick or treaters. Remember to check their candy before they eat it. Be safe out there and look out for the little ones running across the road. Send news to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 679-3299.
By Jennifer Freeman
I believe we can finally put our shorts away and get out some clothing for cooler temperatures. It is just in time because our hunters don’t want to trek in the woods while the weather is still warm. Darrel has been out hunting most nights and I am expecting him to portray that unshaven look he tries each year as the season begins. We have been married twenty years and he tries to shop shaving during deer season each year knowing I don’t like it. I am pretty sure that prospective deer don’t really care whether he has facial hair or not but guess there is something about wearing camouflage and hanging out in the woods that makes a man feel the need to return to the basics.
Dylan played in his last football game against Vilonia on Monday night and his team won. Kaylee has one more Saturday to cheer for pee wee football before we get a little break. We were able to go to Heber Springs last week end to camp both Friday and Saturday nights and had a great time. The kids spent some time by the campfire roasting hot dogs and marshmallows for s’mores at night and alternated between riding bikes and taking Shelby for walks during the day.
I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween. We are planning on attending the annual Halloween Party at the home of Jeff and Erin Shaw with our church family and friends on Saturday night. Jay and Stephanie Strain are sporting a new tractor this year and will lead us on a spooky hayride. Hopefully the sky will be clear and cool for a good weekend of Halloween for the kids and deer hunting for the fellas. Have a safe week!