By Kelli Peters


On Aug. 1, Burkeville (Texas) Heritage Society dedicated the Pauline Hines Heritage Museum. This museum occupies the east wing of the historic Cade Building which is also a sub-courthouse, and has been used as a town hall. This stone building represents Burkeville and surrounding communities. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to the Society and to the family of Pauline McNew Hines. 

Mrs. Hines passed away last year.  She was born in this community, joined Centerville Methodist Church about 83 years ago, was in the first senior class at Centerville High School in 1930, and graduated from ASTC (now UCA) in 1933. She taught school in Vilonia before moving to Texas in the late 1930s.  

Congratulations are also in order for our busy little bees, Royce Derwin Shumate and his glowing bride, the former Glenna Blair.  This happy couple recently celebrated 63 years of wedded bliss.  We wish them many more years of happiness together. Joseph and Thomas Shaw, two of the sons of Jeff and Erin O’Shea Shaw, each received their own Bibles at Centerville United Methodist Church on Sunday, Aug. 16, for attending church for 30 weeks.  Congratulations to both boys. Teresa Golden, along with her children, Zeb, Zane, and Grace, went to Hawaii from June 2-10, a couple of months ago. They spent time at Kaanapali on the island of Maui enjoying such activities as zip-lining, deep sea fishing, snorkeling, and a luau.  Zeb and Zane caught a tuna and a mahi-mahi. All of them had a wonderful time.



By Brenda Dowdy Holt

The Guy-Perkins classes of 1964-65 had their 45th reunion on Aug., 8 with a great turn  out, 34 in attendance. Those attending The Class of 1964 — Hassel and Sue Bivens, Loventrice Deckard, Linda Hoffman, Margaret Rohr, Hershel Wilson, Kathryn Herring, Myrtle Beene, Bill McFarland, Diane Remus, Lewis Kennedy, Gayle Tuten, Bernard Stevenson and Raymond Reynolds. The Class of 1965 were-Martha Burgess, Florence Yeager, David Doggett, Joyce Talley, Johnny Rimmer, Ruth Michael, Ann Grimes, Sharon Wilson. with one teacher Mrs Paulette Herring and husband. For those that did not attend they missed good food and fellowship. Now that we are senior citizens, and have lost a couple classmates  we’ve decided to get together every year the second Saturday in August.

Please keep Sandy Dowdy in your prayers.  She has been in the hospital since Monday in Conway. She is under going several tests to see why she keeps buidling fluid around her heart. She would like to thank everyone for their calls and visits. Especially the beautiful cards from her friends at Work Force and the beautiful balloons and jelly beans from her friends with Independent Living Services, Kyle, Darla and Robert Jones, Carol Shadel, Charolette and Lily, Libbey and Aleshia Holbrook for book and word puzzles, Melanie Whitney balloons, everyone knows what she likes. An extra big thank you to Alicia Queens and Carlila Embry for their extra support of care and love.  Alicia thank you for all the extras you do for Sandy as she says your are our sunshine and we love you for being there for us.  All the staff at ILS has been great. but as they all know 

Sandy is No. 1 for our family and we appreciate your help and extra support. Sandy is to have more tests this week and a bone marrow test please keep her in your prayers.

I lost a dear friend this past Tuesday, Belle Womack passed away about 5:50 a.m.  She was only a couple doors down from Sandy.  

I spent quite a bit of time with her Monday night and early Tuesday morning. I know she is smiling with her Si now and is not hurting and at peace.  She will be greatly missed with her smile and wisdom.  Bell was a feisty little woman with a great Christian attitude. I will miss her very much.  She became a friend to many and thank you to Love Hines for welcoming into her family and being her care giver.  

Belle will always have a special place in my heart and will be greatly missed.  Please keep her sister-in-law, Bennie Sue, and brother, LA, in your prayers too. It is hard to lose someone you love and we all know she is in a better place than we are.

Please also keep Trish Thorn and anyone else that is sick or has been in the hospital.  

Please send news to  Have a great week and a safe one.



By Margie Fulmer

Bro. Mark brought an inspiring message at Oakland Methodist Church last Sunday. Our Music Director, Mary Powell was back on her job after missing some because of illness. It was a blessing to have her back. He daughter, Dianna of Forrest City visited Mary and attended church with her.

Have you ever tasted the fried pies made by Mrs. Lena of De Valls Bluff? We came upon her place on a drive recently with John and Sherry, out of chocolate, apple, peach, and coconut, she said coconut was her best seller, which was my favorite. Then Danny and Myrt took us riding and we ended up eating What – A – Burger in Russellville. Boy that sure was hard on my diet.

Rosa Lee and Robert McElroy have a brand new nephew, born to Tami and Johnny Threet of Little Rock. Parker is proud of baby brother, name Mason Robert Threet.

Lucille Purifoy enjoyed celebrating her 92nd birthday will all three of her children and some of her grandchildren and great grandchildren at the home of Roland and Kathy Pearce. She said she was blessed at 92 to have all of her children with her on her birthday.

Services were good at Holland Baptist Church Sunday. Bro. Ron preached on "A Spiritual Checkup" a churches health is measured by how much they give. They must first give themselves to the Lord then their monetary and all other giving will follow.

They are about to begin a new church year and also undertake the task of erecting a new building in which to worship and learn. Bro. Ron’s message was challenging and motivating as they go forward for the glory of the Lord.They are excited about the new year of AWANA to begin Sept. 2nd at 6:15 p.m. The 7th – 12th grade students will enjoy a Back to School retreat at Cold Springs Aug. 28th – 30th. 

This cool weather is wonderful, we can just feel fall in the air. But I don’t enjoy real cold weather. Be "He" can’t please all of us, all the time. Have a good week and pray for our country.

Shady Grove

By Bill Love

Things are clicking away at a slow pace in the Shady Grove area, or so it seems, as nobody is sending me anything for the column. I guess I can always write about the beautiful weather that God has been blessing us with. Can you believe we have had such a cool August? This has been a summer that I could live with always.

Hattie Hankins had a visitor this past Monday, Beverly Reynolds, from Kansas. Beverly told Hattie that she keeps up with what is happening in the area by reading the Shady Grove column via internet. So, see! If you send it to me, people from the area who have moved away may use it to keep in touch.

Lori Reynolds is home after spending a couple of days in CRMC following a bite from a copperhead snake on Monday night. It was a huge snake - the bite measured 2 1/2 inches from top to lower fang marks. She has been in much pain. The bite was on her foot and her entire leg is swollen to the hip. 

Football season has officially started for Greenbrier High School. Bill and I went to Joe T. Robinson school on Monday evening to watch the scrimmage. Greenbrier won both of their scrimmage games, defeating Mills High School of Little Rock and North Pulaski of Jacksonville. 

They start their regular game schedule next Friday, Sept. 4th, at Beebe.

We send our sympathy to Sandra Williams in the loss of her father, Herman Dunn, last week.