The Glover Family Reunion will meet this year on the Fourth of July at Thom Battles’ little white building. Kenny Glover said he hoped they would have a crowd there. I remember when they used to meet at the Guy Legion Hut! There was always so many people there. But as time passes on by, those people have passed too. Junior Glover could fry the best catfish ever! It is always good for families to get together. I know we don’t do it enough in my family that is for sure. Mark the 4th of July to spend time with the Glover Family.

Congratulations to Theoda and Myra Griffith who will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on July 19, from 2-4 p.m. at their home with family and friends. My this is a great milestone in their lives. I have always admired this couple who are my cousins.

They have always been an inspiration to me. This couple was married on July 15, 1949, in North Little Rock. Myra is the former Myra Dell Allen of Guy and Theoda is from Guy too. He retired from U.S. Public Health Service in 1982. They came back to Conway to live. They are the parents of four children: Marsha Chandler (Rick) from North Richland Hills, Texas; Ellen Brothers (Bobby) from Hartwell, Ga.; Harold Griffith (Tulia) from Hialeah, Fla.; and Cindy Hicks (Mike) from Magnolia, Texas. The couple are blessed with 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Guy Peach Feast, which is July 11 and 12! Lots of fun and entertainment for the whole family, skeet shoot, mower racing, car show, parade, peach eating contest, entertainment and lots, lots more fun things to do for the whole family. This year is planned to be bigger and bigger and better!

Look for Lacey Blair and Shelly Brown on KTHV 11 news one morning to talk about it.

Good news that Joyce Jones is improving, still keep this family in prayers. Also keep Betty Griffith, Wilma Stevenson, Darby Grimes, Jerry Glover, Gary Glover and anyone else that is sick or has lost a loved one.

Hope everyone had a great Father’s Day! My son Jerry Dowdy spent the day at Sugar Loaf with his family and friends. I spent the day and weekend with my mom and we visited the Mode Cemetery on Sunday afternoon.

Have a great week and remember to not drink and drive. Send me news at or call 679-3299 or you can call me at my mom’s.

Please don’t drink and drive! Everyone has an opinion on wet/dry counties! I hope everyone gives this some deep thought about the consequences of drinking and driving. If you choose to drink, don’t drive. The life you save may be your own or a member of your family.

I definitely don’t want another family to go through what I did, because someone made that choice to drink and drive. Just be wise and make good choices.


Happy late Father’s Day, I hope if your dad is still living, that you told him you love him. So many of us have remembered our dads, in Heaven. I like this slogan - You can be a Father, but it takes a special person to be a Dad.

Our son, Danny, took his dad out to celebrate Saturday night by going to eat catfish. Our daughter, Sherry and husband, John Sellers, came on Sunday after church and picked Ray up at home, and came on to Rehab for me, and took us out for a road trip. We drove through the Ouachita National Forest, on the other highways instead of the freeway, and enjoyed the drive very much. We had lunch in Hot Springs. Lunch was good and it felt good to get out.

Harry and Louise Peterson of Yakima, Wash., visited me last Friday afternoon at the Rehab. Louise was formerly from Damascus, Ark., and they fly back twice a year to visit family and friends. We old International Shoe Co. friends try to get together and have lunch, while they are here. The lunch happened while I was in Rehab. When I have to miss, they always try to see me or call after they return home.

I have been so blessed to have so many wonderful friends and loved ones visit, and pray for me. I think that’s why I’ve done so well. Thanks to all of you for your prayers, calls, visits, and cards sent on my behalf. I will never forget you. I praise God for all of you.

Today, I’m going home! My family is coming after me. I have been gone from my home 30 days and I’ll be happy to get back home. I will miss the girls who have helped me so much. I can’t call names or I might miss someone. But I won’t forget you. I’m doing real well. May God bless each of you is my prayer.

Time is passing so fast and only next month is our Faulkner County Singing Convention. This year, the Convention will meet at LifeSong Baptist Church in Greenbrier. It will begin on Friday night before the fourth Sunday in July. It starts at 6 p.m. with a musical — 2-3 pianos being played. This should be good! The dates are July 25 and 26. We will have a meal on Friday night after the singing and start back on Saturday morning at 10, and have a meal at noon, then sing, and have the business session until 3 p.m. We expect a good convention!

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

Have a good, safe week.