The Lord has really blessed us with some much needed rain. We praise Him and we continue to thank Him for watching over us.

I hate to complain, but now that our grass has come back out from the rain, the Army worms are eating all the grass in the pasture and vegetables in the garden.

But like the song goes, we’ve got a good preacher, and we need to be thankful, things could be a lot worse.

Coming events at Holland City Park in October — Community Yard Sale, starting at 7 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6; Keep Holland Beautiful Fall Cleanup Day, from 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 27; and Trunk or Treat at the park, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Oct. 27.

Neighbors send me your news, I can’t report it if I don’t know it.

Have a good, safe week.

God is good all the time.

Don’t forget that today, Sept. 22, a meal of roast pork and all the fixins’ will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pleasant Hill Nazarene Church. The Eighth Annual Hog Roast Fundraiser will serve BBQ pork, baked beans, fries, slaw, dessert and drink. The event will be held in the fellowship hall. Pleasant Hill Nazarene Church is located 10.5 miles east of Greenbrier on Hwy. 225. Pastor Roger Evatt and the church family invite you to come and enjoy the delicious food and wonderful fellowship. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the building fund. We are looking forward to seeing all of you at this wonderful event. For more information, please call 501-679-3866.

Kaylee Freeman celebrated her 12th Birthday on Friday. She had a party at the house with family and had a friend spend the night. Kaylee makes sure to get the most out of her special day each year and I love seeing the excitement in her eyes as soon as she wakes up in the morning and realizes it is all about her.

I was sick last weekend and missed church but did hear that we will hold our annual Church at the Lake Service at Woolly Hollow State Park on Oct. 7. This is always a blessing for our church family and I am looking forward to it. I will get more information later but can predict a cook out at the pavilion following our worship service. Please make plans to join us!

What wonderful weather the past few days!! We have had the windows open enjoying every bit of it.

Last Saturday evening guests of Carl Garrison were Angela Victory of Luxora (Mississippi County), Holly Victory and Jaycee Barton of Jonesboro. Angela is Carl’s sister-in-law and Holly and Jaycee are his niece and great niece. They were here for Jaycee to be in the Miss Hog Wild Pageant in Conway. Her Uncle Carl attended the pageant to "root" her on.

Lena Martin, Jean Patterson, Marilyn Battles, and Hilda Higgs recently spent four days visiting their sister, Maedean Deremer, in Kansas. Hilda said they had a wonderful time going to yard sales, sight seeing, eating out, and just catching up on family time. The highlight of the trip was a spa treatment complete with massages, pedicures and manicures.

Mallori and Travis Kunkel traveled to Fayetteville last week end to watch Alabama annihilate the Razorbacks. On Friday night the Hammontree clan traveled to Benton to watch Greenbrier. The good part is that Greenbrier won. The bad part is it rained the entire game. But the win and the rain were both needed and appreciated.

Gale and Carl Garrison, Jimmie Lee Merritt, Joyce Nell Garrison, George and Kristi Roberts, Jeff, Julie, Landon and Blake Riddle attended the Life Choices, Inc. Gala in Conway Tuesday night. Pam Tebow, mother of New York Jets quarterback, Tim Tebow, was the featured speaker.

Bill and I spent last weekend in Star City visiting my sister, Polly McGhee.

Susan Cavin, Lori Reynolds and I attended the Sandi Patti Concert at Central Baptist Church Thursday night.