By Brenda Dowdy

We have had some beautiful weather lately. Fall is not far away so be ready!

Lots of birthdays this month: Happy birthday to Diane Remus, Sherry McPherson, Johnny Pooh Clay, Aimee Glover, Brandon Dowdy, Chastitty Barton, Sandy jo Dowdy, Chris Boso Acre, Hunter Williams and Bessie Bearden.

Please pray for Bogan Hartwick, as he has had another stint put in this week. Others who need prayers are: Betty Griffith, Darrell Bearden, Jeanie Glover, Wayne Stevenson, Bud Albright, my friend and former co-worker Liz Wirges who

lost her mother this past week. She was 100 years old. What a legacy to have lived that long.

Madison Joelle Dowdy has been sick this past week with a virus. She ran a high fever all weekend, and at the time of this writing she is feeling better.

Landon Dowdy has been accepted to the gifted and talented Program at Theodore Jones Elementary. I am so proud of my grandchildren. Madison is 9 months old. She is growing up to fast.

How about them Hogs! Way to go! My friend’s son, Colton Jackson from Conway is playing main string this year. He is number #74. Congratulations to the Miss Arkansas who won Miss America! I would say that Arkansas was on the map this week for sure.

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This week is the Faulkner County Fair and I know that we have lots of students entering livestock, etc. in the fair. So let me hear from your with your winnings!

Have a great week and remember to not text or drink and drive. Be safe and make wise decisions.


By Jennifer Freeman

Centerville United Methodist Church was blessed this week with our first ever youth Sunday.

All the youth took a leadership role and led everything: songs, scripture, sermon, prayers and serving communion. I was in awe at how well they did and was especially touched when Cody Strain stepped up to the microphone on his own and read the scripture to lead the service. There is something about a group of kids that have faith and are not afraid to share it. I am so blessed with CUMC and all the wonderful folks who make up our church family.

We will have our annual Service by the Lake on Oct. 2 at Woolly Hollow State Park. We will also have our 100-year celebration on Oct. 9, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be music and games, a tour of the church, and a catered lunch about 11:30 a.m. The Faulkner County Singing Club will be the final event with a kick off around 1:30 p.m.

I forgot to mention last week that Darrel and I spent part of our Labor Day Weekend riding trails and kicking up dust at deer camp. It turns out that my cousins, Geoff Canten and Shelly Canten Davis, have a deer camp just a few miles from the Cardin camp. They met us Saturday and rode for a few hours and I had the time of my life. Thanks to Todd and Kellie Cardin, Mike and Ella Cardin, August Cardin, Geoff and Sherry Canten, Kevin and Shelly Davis, and Geoff’s friends’ Chris and Connie for making me laugh. Special thanks to Kellie for her homemade brownies that were almost too good to cut.

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