The Faulkner County Singing Club will meet tomorrow, April 13, at 1:30 p.m. with Springhill Baptist Church, which is some two miles south of Greenbrier on Highway 287. As always, the public is invited to sing both old and new Gospel songs and to continue a tradition associated with many county families.

This club meets each second Sunday, September through May, and next month it will come to Centerville United Methodist Church as it has for a long, long time.

Last Sunday was a big day for Centerville United Methodist Church as we celebrated our annual Church at the Farm. A big addition to the celebration was the last minute fishing competition which awarded a paddle boat to whoever caught the largest fish from the Beasley pond. Dylan was pumped and ready to win after we talked a little strategy, but failed to take my good fishing rod. He was successful in catching the biggest crappie I have ever seen, but I couldn’t catch a thing without my pole and we did not win the boat. Joseph Shaw was the big winner with a catfish that weighed more than six pounds and we were both perfectly happy to lose to our buddy. There were 68 people in attendance and the service and potluck were spectacular. I thought that Doc Beasley was going to have to get violent to run those boys off because they were having such a great time. Erin and I sat on the porch and listened to them for a long time and were impressed that the boys were cheering each other on and working together to bring in all the big fish. They have grown up together and are more like brothers.

The Bible Study will continue this week for both the men and women in the Centerville community. Both groups meet on Wednesday night at 6:30 and you are welcome to come join us. Have a safe week and let me know if you have items about Centerville by emailing


I attended the meeting for the Peach Festival sponsored by the Guy Feastival, which will be held in the second weekend of July. This will be the third annual festival. Each year it gets bigger and bigger. If you know of a business that would like to help sponsor the festival, please contact city hall or contact me. This takes a lot of work and lots of people coming together to make it a fun weekend for all. If you would like to be a part of this committee to get things organized to help it be a success, come to our next meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, at the Guy City Hall.

Speaking of the Guy City Hall, which is going to move as soon as the old Guy Church of Christ has been refurbished. That is a beautiful historical building. This will be the new city hall and court room. The old city hall will have some remodeling too. It will be the Community Center.

Please keep Joyce Jones and her family in your prayers as she has had a major surgery this week. Also needing prayers Sandy Dowdy, Darby Grimes, David Bearden, Jerry Bruce Rowlett, Judy Williams’ Dad, Barbara Hooten, Curtis Lee Barton, Wilma Stevenson, and Vicky Barton. All of these families are needing our prayers. 

This Saturday, the Guy Volunteer Fire Department is having a fish fry at the Old Texas Road Station. Donations will be accepted. It will begin at 4 p.m. Come out and support the Fire Department.

Come out and support Area 17 Special Olympics Track and Field Meet at Conway High School today at 9 a.m. Come to volunteer or to cheer them on. LET ME WIN, IF I CANNOT WIN LET ME BE BRAVE IN THE ATTEMPT!

Send news to contact me on Facebook, call 679-3299 or call me at my mom’s after 6 p.m. in the evenings.


Tomorrow afternoon, April 13, the Faulkner County Singing Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Springhill Baptist Church. We pray the weather will be nice and we have a good crowd. Singing is always there. The public is invited.

I don’t know if it is what the old folk used to call "Black Berry Winter," but if it is, I wish it would hurry and get it over with. Ray hasn’t got to plant a thing in our vegetable garden.

Our Holy Week services start tomorrow night. Naylor United Methodist Church will host the service that night, with a visiting pastor preaching. Then Monday night, our church, Oakland Methodist, will host with a visiting pastor preaching. This will go on all week, except Tuesday night, at a different church, with a visiting pastor preaching, and will end with Sunrise Service on Easter morning.

We would like to extend sympathy to friends who have gone on to be with our Lord, since our last writing. Mary Jo (Jody) Hall, Brunelle Breeding, and Clistie Sue Clements-West. Clistie spent most of her childhood living in Holland.

Guests at Oaklnad Church last Sunday were Jan and Curtis Smith of Little Rock and Rosalind Harrington of Kansas City. We always enjoy the piano playing Rosalind does so beautifully for us, when they come down to visit Lyndal’s mother, Ms. Mary Lois Harrington of Greenbrier. If possible Rosalind always comes to worship at our church, where she was raised to attend, and lived here in Holland.

Keep praying for our sick. Marsha Brown and family need our prayers, and remember all of our neighbors, and your neighbors who need help.

Walking with God builds and sustains our spiritual strength.

Please call me or send your news, and have a good week if possible.

Remember the Easter Egg Hunt this afternoon at 4 p.m. at Holland City Park. Followed by supper at 5 p.m. Beans and corn bread will be served. Come and enjoy the fun.