Doug and Michelle Ray hosted a pool party at their home Saturday afternoon for kids that attended OMP from Greenbrier and Conway. Logan Palmer and his family, Bailey Carter and her family, and our Centerville kids attended and enjoyed some kick ball, volleyball, capture the flag, and a cookout. I have to tell you that the adults fared just as well as the kids on this day, evident Sunday morning when some were having trouble walking due to too many games of volleyball in the yard. Centerville United Methodist Church has enjoyed many opportunities with fellowship this summer and I hope we continue to see our church grow.

Last weekend, Todd and Kellie Cardin met us at Branson for the Shepard of the Hills Car Cruise. Darrel decided not to take a cruiser with the possibility of heavy rain but that did not stop us from having a great time. There was about an hour of rain Friday night and it rained as we were heading home on Sunday morning, but the weather was perfect for watching the cars during both the day and evening. Todd and Darrel cruised in Spencer’s 1952 Ford pick-up and got a lot of attention for the midnight cruise. Dylan and I kept Kellie out of trouble and Kaylee decided she would rather spend some time with her Grandma and Aunt Mary than go to Branson, so she stayed in Arkansas. Those Cardins sure are great folks!

School began this past week and I hope everyone has had a good start to their year. I am shocked that summer is over but am excited about this school year. My kids are awesome and we have already had some terrific discussions which assure me that they are ready to learn. Football practice is keeping us busy after school, but Dylan loves it and that makes it worthwhile. The mild temperatures have me looking forward to fall. Have a great week and please let me know if you have news for the newspaper by emailing


Every week this community has lost a legacy. Junior Glover, a life-long resident of Guy and a former military man, school board member, business owner along with a great dad, husband, brother, sister, children, grandkids, great-grandkids and lots of friends, fought his last battle here on earth last Thursday. He will be missed by many. He was a very wise man. Please keep this family in your prayers. Rest in peace Junior Glover!

Pray for the JT Glover and Tarkington families.

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