Centerville has sure warmed up this week just in time for summer vacation. Many students missed school this week because they had already scheduled family vacations and didn’t want to reschedule due to a few snow days. I personally felt like this was the longest week of the year as I closed my classroom for summer and checked everything off my to-do list.

Don’t forget about the "Remember When" gathering for the H & W Store scheduled today, June 7, from 10 a.m. until approximately noon. If you are interested in participating in the event or know someone who is, call Shirley Pratt or Gail at 501-679-2001 or email me at

Also don’t forget that it is almost time for the Centerville School Reunion, which is to be held on Saturday, June 28, at Centerville United Methodist Church. The church will again supply the lunch and the festivities will begin around 10 a.m. This was an entertaining and enjoyable occasion last year listening to all the stories that portrayed a great love for the Centerville community.

Be safe this summer but have lots of fun. Gather with family and friends as much as possible and please email me with news that you wish to share with the folks who love to hear about Centerville!


Summer is here folks. I love summer time. Don’t like it when it gets real, real hot, but I love doing the outdoor stuff. Can’t keep my lawnmower going but it will all work out.

School at Guy Perkins ended this past Tuesday. Those kiddos will be outside playing and having a great time. So please slow down on the roads you never know when one will dart out in front of you. Let’s all help keep all children safe this summer.

Please keep the following in your prayers: Joyce Jones is improving, Gary Glover, Jerry Glover, Betty Griffith, Sharon Glover has been sick, The Barton family in the lost of their mother, Darby Grimes, Wilma and anyone else that has lost a loved one or has been sick.

Please let me know if you have a loved one sick or have lost someone. This is the Guy Community News but if I don’t know it I can’t put it in.

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Guy Peachfest on July 11-12.

This year is going to be bigger and better than ever. There will be a beauty pageant on July 10. Friday night, Gospel Music and a Rodeo. Saturday, 5k Run, Poker Run, Skeet Shoot, pancake breakfast, vendor’s with crafts, Kids Corner, carnival rides, car show line up, Peachfest Parade, Guy’s Got Talent Contest/Karaoke, Peach Cook Off Contest, Lawnmower Races, Live Music, Mini Tractor Pulls, Horseshoe Tournament,

Softball Tournament, Rodeo continues and Fireworks. So there is something for everyone in the family to do. Lots of different concession stands. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the day with us for a relaxing and enjoyable day. Any questions, go online to Guy Peachfest Arkansas. There are entry forms, call City Hall or Lynn at the Bank. If you know of any one that would like to sponsor the Festival we should sure could use that help for it to be successful. We will have T-shirts too.

The City of Guy invites all military veterans to ride in the Peachfest Festival’s Parade, on Saturday, July 12. Veterans of all ages and from all branches of service are welcome. The Parade line up starts at Guy School Parking Lot at 9 a.m. The Parade will start at 10 a.m. and will end at the Guy City Park. Veterans who would like to be in the Parade or to ride the float, please call Lynn or Beverly at 501-679-4475 or Wendy or Rita at 501-679-4585.

Last weekend Landon, my grandson and I had some Nana time. We had a great weekend. We went to the Guy Perkins Spring Fling! Now that boy has an arm on him he loved the dunking booth, he dunked about 10 people. Oh and yes, the bouncing things were a hit with all the kids, big and small. Lots of booths to look at too. I won something from the Pampered Chef booth. Keith Rooney won the Lawnmower, blower, and weed eater. Now Keith, I really needed to win that, but congratulations anyway.

Have a great week and remember to not drink and drive!


What has happened to this year? I can’t believe it’s already June. We haven’t had spring yet. It’s gone from winter to summer. People have started having picnics and all day singings and I’m missing out. When you do go out you had better take a coat because you don’t know what the weather will be like before you return. Only God knows what will happen and we must trust Him.

A family picnic was held Memorial Day at Eva Lee Parsons’ home. Those attending were: Danny and Pat Clements of Richmond, Calif.; Lynn and Debbie Renier of Naples, Texas; Corey and Kelly McGaha and children, Max and Silas of North Little Rock; Scotty and Donna Parsons of Damascus; Jamie Butler of Conway; Matt Butler of Conway; Kristen Barnett and Tennayson of Greenbrier; Clay Brown and Hayden of Greenbrier; Shawn, Kelli, and Carlee Martin, Krista Kay Mauldin, Ronnie, and Janie McGaha, Charles Henry and Mary Jane Butler, and Marsha Brown of Holland.

The Goode Family Reunion was held last Sunday at Holland City Park and Community Center, but I haven’t heard from them yet. We are so thankful for our beautiful city park and community center, they are being used so much. To our Lord, Jesus Christ, and all the organizations and individuals who created this blessing.

I spent a few days in Conway Regional Medical Center last week and was dismissed to the Greenbrier Nursing and Rehab Center. I don’t know how long I will be here. But with the achievement I’m having I hope it won’t be long. They have the best help in the world here at Rehab as far as I’m concerned. And this is always my first choice, when I need therapy. God bless them all.

Raymond Lewis Bush came by our house Sunday afternoon and left me a new Jeffress Song Book with Ray. He didn’t know I was in the Rehab. I told Lewis I would read the notes and learn the songs, before the next singing. I missed the singing at Springhill.

Have a good week.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

Shady Grove

Summer is here, school is out and vacation trips have begun. Everyone please be safe and have a great summer. Send me your vacation highlights so I can share with the community.

Reese Hammontree finished the school year with a couple of honors. He and Logan Palmer received awards for Outstanding Junior Bandsmen. Reese was also chosen by his peers as Best All Around 8th Grader. Taking after his Aunt Lori as she was selected class favorite from the 9th through the 12th grade.

Gale and Carl Garrison recently attended the Cheerful Givers Fish Fry at Pleasant Branch Baptist Church in Conway.

Gale Garrison, Jimmie Merritt and Joyce Nell Garrison visited with James and Delpha Chambers of Paron.

Hattie Lee Hankins celebrated her 96th birthday May 25 with a birthday dinner hosted by Winfred and Barbara Glover. Attending were Preston and Tammy Glover of Conway; Kelly, Nona, and Amanda Glover, and Laura Burris of Shady Grove; Micah and Rachel Powell of Damascus. Mrs. Hattie is like the Everready Bunny, she just keeps on ticking. You can’t keep a good woman down!! Carlton and Geraldine Leslie of Lanty visited with her the following Wednesday.

The Cavin family have kept the road hot the last month between here and Oklahoma City. The weekend of the 17th Scott Cavin and his friend, Alexis Hogan, visited with Chelsey and Chris Groh in Oklahoma City; Memorial Day, Chris and Chelsey came home for a visit; last weekend Mike and Susan visited with Chelsey and Chris.

Our sympathy goes to Carolyn Mallett and extended family in the death of her sister, Lorene Carlisle. Also to the family of Mary Ann Graves, the sister of Cecil Daves.