Fall is here! But warmer weather this week. That is Arkansas weather for sure.

Becky Gray was surprised last Saturday night by her children with a surprise 60th Birthday party! She thought she wasn’t going to see any of her children on this birthday but they had different plans. The Mt. Olive Baptist Church was decorated in pink and black and lots of good food was served and everyone had a good time looking at the video that was done and laughing at the old, old pictures. Becky has some wonderful children and I was glad that I got to see all of them, it had been a long time since I had seen all of them together.

This past weekend was a great weekend with my Mom. She had one of her better weekends. It was fun  and relaxing and just spending time with my mom. It is hard to see someone you love  go through so many different stages but one thing about it we all love and care for our mom and she is getting the best of care from all four of her children. Please drop by to see Mom she needs visitors. Dementia is a terrible disease and slowly removes part of what we love.

The fall festivals are getting in high swing and will be fundraising all month long for the kings and queens. If you have a fund raiser please send me info on it so that I can let everyone know.

The kindergarten class of Mrs. Farris is having a spaghetti dinner, dessert auction and Bingo Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Guy Perkins School Cafeteria. The king and queen are Madie Mode and Cruz Fisher.

Come out and support the class and eat some good food.

Good luck to all the classes in raising money for the school. Let me hear from you.

Have a great week and remember to drive safely and don’t drink and drive. 

Please keep Brandon Clendinen, Betty Griffith, Charlie Alexandar, in your prayers along with any one else that is sick in the community.

Happy Belated Birthday to Terry "Bones" Williams. Sorry I was late.

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If you are around the Centerville Fire Station today, stop by for the pie supper. Women in the community will be using their favorite recipes and making pies. The pie supper will be held between 4-6 p.m. and there will be door prizes for people of all ages.

Don’t forget that Sunday, Oct. 14, the Faulkner County Singing Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. at Centerville United Methodist Church. The Club meets each second Sunday from September through May, and Centerville Church is its host in October and May. Invitations are cordially extended to the public and especially to singers, pianists, and those who have ties in the community.

Centerville United Methodist held service at Woolly Hollow State Park last Sunday and it was a big success. Camping the entire week end were Larry and Mary Ann Halsey, Rick and Lana Gartner, Jay, Stephanie, and Cody Strain, and Darrel, Jennifer, Dylan, and Kaylee Freeman. We had a blast, even though it was cold and rainy and we were only a couple of miles from home. There was some time spent around the campfire, lots of visiting in each other’s campers, and Saturday was spent watching the Razorbacks beat Auburn. There were 34 people present for Sunday service and we had a wonderful potluck lunch. I am always surprised when we share a potluck meal because we never plan ahead but always have just what we need. I am repeatedly reminded about how special our little community is and can’t think of a greater place in the world.

We had a good turnout last Saturday, despite the unsettled weather. It would rain a while then the sun would shine a little, and then it turned cold. I’m talking about the Old International Shoe Co. (Shoe Factory) reunion. The meal and fellowship were great, and a wonderful place to have it at the Fellowship Hall at Naylor United Methodist Church.

Those attending were Burlie Thomas of Conway, J.B. Mills of Springhill, Forrest Jobe of Naylor, Sherry Cates of Vilonia, Betty Cotton and Euna Garrett, both of Greenbrier, Helen McMillen, Corinth Willbanks and Joyce Swinea, all of Conway, Anna Sue Palca of Greenbrier, Amilee Ward and Betty Ezell, both of Conway, Wayne and Alma Crafford of Naylor, Jerry and Norma Stephens of Vilonia, Don and Tommye Guin and Joel and Laverne Gilmore, all of Conway, Charles and Wanda Mazingo of Springhill, Glen and Doris Henderson of Naylor, and Ray and Margie Fulmer of Holland.

Lola Owen and Ercle Dow of Conway visited Betty Applegate last Thursday.

Sunny Sue Earnhart was in the hospital two days last week. They are still running tests on her.

The Faulkner County Singing Club meets Sunday, Oct. 14, at Centerville United Methodist Church, northeast of Greenbrier. Singing will start at 1:30 p.m. We are expecting a good singing. The public is invited.

Rosa Lee and Robert McElroy attended their grandson, Jessie’s 2nd birthday recently. Family and friends attended and all met at Larry’s Pizza and really enjoyed it.

Have a good week and enjoy the weather, and remember to cast our cares upon the Lord.

What’s with these mixed up seasons? We had Summer in the Spring, now early Fall/Winter. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous the past couple of weeks.

How about those Greenbrier Panthers? Another winning season so far. It is not quite the same for us this year as we don’t have anyone playing. We still enjoy going and watching them play, we just don’t do the traveling now.

Bud and Carolyn Gean recently flew on an "air-hop" from LRAFB to Charleston AFB. They toured historic places and went to the beach on Sullivan’s Island. They were unable to secure a flight back home, so rented a car and drove thru Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to Little Rock.

Residents in the Shady Grove area need to be on the alert! There have been reports of vandalism and break-ins recently. Bethlehem Baptist Church FLC was vandalized with spray paint and patio doors to the old Pastor’s Office was broken. The Sheriff’s Department is working to secure evidence. If you have any information, please let them know.

Susan Cavin recently spent the weekend in Baltimore with Brenda Casey. Susan and Brenda work closely with each other directing pageants. While there she missed Scott’s fling with an appendectomy. Which, by-the-way, he is doing great following the surgery.

The Garrison Family Reunion was held last weekend at Bethlehem Baptist Church FLC. There were 45 family members and guests present from as far away as Michigan and some from Texas.