By BRENDA DOWDY HOLT
Congratulations to the Guy Perkins Basketball Team for winning their District Tournaments and are heading for Regional! GO T BIRDS! That is one thing they cannot say about Guy Perkins Basketball we know how to play ball. Good luck to all teams.
Well Mom has a gas leak at her house and she has been staying with me. We have been waiting for 3 days for Center Point to come back and set the meter so the plumber can check to see if it is her heater. I wouldn’t doubt that the earthquakes had a part in shaking something loose, cause if my house shakes when one hits imagine a house just on blocks. Hopefully it will get better love having mom here but she likes her own home. And it is confusing to her why she can’t go to her house.
Happy Birthday to Gary Fielder! He will be having a birthday I think it will be on the 28th I may be wrong but have a great one any way!
Doris and her grandson, Dawson Watkins, spent the weekend with Mom. They had a great time. Landon stayed all night with me Saturday and Dawson came over to play. Landon brought his john deer gator up and he drove Dawson around until they ran the battery down. Now that 3-year-old and 1-year-old thought they were really cool driving around and of course they were adorable.
Happy Belated Birthday to Hogan Hicks. He celebrated his birthday last Saturday with a birthday party at his home with all his friends.
Last Friday night Sandy Dowdy and James McCollum attended the Profiles Valentine’s Dance in Conway. They had a agreat time. Their orginal dance was postponed becaue of the snow. They exchanged Valentines and danced the night away!
The Polar Plunge is next Saturday, March 3, at Lake BeaverFork in Conway! Registration is at 10 a.m.; Dessert Auction at 10:15 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. awards; and 11 a.m. the plunge. They will be announced one at a time to plunge into the water for Area 17 Special Olmpics. Come out and join us listen to the Music Man, come bid on some great desserts and cheer those that are plunging and see who raised the most money. Don’t be chicken come out and join us if you have questions give me a call.
AREA 17 Special Olympics Basketball Tournament is today at UCA. Good luck to all the athletes.
Please be careful out there and drive safely and don’t drink and drive. Have a great week and good luck to all of us that are succesding in losing weight way to go keep it up.
By MARGIE FULMER
It looks like we will have a little more cold weather. The ground hog must have seen his shadow. But we can always look forward to the future and those warm sunshiney days. My favorite season! This old country girl likes to smell fresh, plowed soil and earth in the spring, fence rown being cleaned and burned out, getting ready to make a wonderful vegetable garden. The "buttercups" are up blooming. A sure sign of spring. Years ago there was a lot of cotton grown here in Faulkner County, most everyone had a small cotton patch if he had a little acreage. Now most of our cotton is grown in the south-central and southern part of Arkansas.
We have so many people who are sick in and from our community and from both our churches. I am included in this group. My doctor said it will take a long time to get over the pneumonia and flu. So I’ll just try to stay home away from crowds, relax, read and count my blessings, and the good Lord knows how much I am blessed.
John, Sherry, Marshall, Amy and children, Jackson, Carter, Grant and McKinly, took Ray and me out to eat for my birthday, Feb. 21, and Ray’s, Feb. 27. We love to go to Heber Springs and eat at Hensley’s Fish Barn.
Ronda Chance of Greenbrier visited Rosa Lee and Robert McElroy recently.
We wish to extend sympathy to the families of Luda Shaw and Judy Cardin’s sister, Jane, I don’t remember her last name.
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May God watch over and keep us safe. We must always keep prayer in our hearts.
Shady Grove News
By HAZEL LOVE
We have certainly enjoyed the early spring weather the past couple of weeks. Bill got the gardening fever and has planted lettuce, onions, potatoes, and english peas. Plus, he has planted tomato seed in a planter tray. We have had so much trouble with a tomato blight the past few years that he decided to try to grow his own plants and see if that helps. (Probably not, but, we’ll see.) If anyone has a magic deterrent to blight, let me know.
Basketball season for the Greenbrier Panthers is over, now we can enjoy watching the baseball games. Also our youngest grandson, Staven, will be playing soccer so we will be quite busy for the spring.
Gail Garrison and Anna Ruth Kennedy of Conway attended the performance by Impressionist, Rich Little, at UCA Reynolds Performance Hall on Feb. 4. They had dinner at TGI Friday’s.
Bill and I enjoyed a visit from my sister, Polly McGhee from Star City, last weekend. We went to Heber Springs on Saturday to see the swans before they start their migration back north. They are really beautiful birds.
Sisters, Hilda Higgs, Marilyn Battles, Lena Martin and sister-in-law, Jean Patterson, all went to Kansas last weekend to visit their sister, Maedean Deremer.
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By JENNIFER FREEMAN
This week has been pleasant as far as weather is concerned if you ignore the storms from Thursday and the various earthquakes that shake our world multiple times most days. Sometimes I think I can feel them before they actually happen but I bet that is paranoia more than anything. Dylan and Kaylee have spent a couple of different days fishing lately. I tried to convince Dylan to release their fish on Saturday to avoid cleaning them but he assured me they were too big to not keep. When I saw them, I had to agree. We met some friends Friday night at the Whole Hog Café in Conway. Don and Alma Wilson from Heber Springs met us for dinner and we were glad to see them. Alma spent many years working at the Clothes Closet in Greenbrier and we just became forever friends quickly. She and Don just returned from spending a month on the beach while we were enjoying an abundance of snow so I was happy to hear news of their trip. Friday was Jim Freeman’s 59th birthday and we celebrated at his and Sherry’s home. He said it was his best birthday yet and I bet he slept well that night after all of the company.
I received information from Neal Johnson’s sister regarding an all-you-can-eat fish and catfish dinner on March 5, for the Pleasant Hill Nazarene Church. The church is located at 194 Johnson Loop in Greenbrier, 10 ½ miles east of Greenbrier, and the event will be held from 3-7 p.m. Meals will be $8 for adults and $5 for kids ages 4-12. Kids three and under are free and the meal will include drinks and dessert. Proceeds from the dinner will be used to purchase carpet for the new Teen Room.
Please keep the family of Gladys McNew Cardin in your prayers as she passed away Feb. 17. Gladys was born in Centerville in 1912 and taught school in several communities, including Centerville. She will be missed by her family and friends.