By Brenda Dowdy Holt
News from Guy-Perkins Schools:
Thank you, Nancy Brown, for sending in news high school graduation ceremonies were Friday, May 20. Congratulations to the class of 2011.
Preschool graduation was Thursday, May 26 in the Cafetorium.
Guy-Perkins is currently accepting kindergarten and preschool aged children for open enrollment. Please come by the superintendent’s office for an enrollment packet.
June 1 — Talent show at Guy-Perkins Elementary. This is always a fun day and all proceeds from the event go to Camp Quality (Kids Cancer Summer Camp).
June 2 — Last Day of School.
Congratulations to the junior girls basketball and junior girls track members for their district championships in both sports.
Abigail Smith (eighth grade) won the high point honors at the district track meet. Congratulations, Abigail.
Also congratulations to the junior boys track team for their district championship.
News from Guy Town Club:
Congrats to Cade Rowlett, goats and Kinsey Watkins, lambs on another successful show this past weekend. They both showed their own raised animals and placed in the top of their classes. We would like to wish several of our club members good luck on dairy cattle judging at the state dairy daze competition June 10 in Bentonville.
On Saturday, June 4th, at 6 a.m. the Sands Spring Missionary Baptist church will hold a yard sale. Bake sale at the U.S. Bank in Quitman. All proceeds will go toward the Youth Camp. Every thing must go come one come all 6 a.m. until whenever.
Please keep Herb Gagum and family in your prayers and anyone else that is sick in the community.
Congratulations, JW Dowdy, who graduated last week from Guy-Perkins High School. Good luck in what ever you choose to do. JW got a haircut and gave 10 inches of his hair to Locks of Love in honor of his fellow classmate, Clendinen. Don’t our young people always surprise us. Keep up the good work.
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By Margie Fulmer
Our attendance last Sunday at Oakland was small, but our dedicated pastor preached from John 14:1-14 like we had a house full. We are very blessed to have her and Bro. Donny.
I failed to mention two men who attended our homecoming recently. They played a big part in our special day — Mr. Jim Duran and Mr. Lavon Duran. They are brothers and are from Greers Ferry and Conway and grandsons of the late Mr. Other Goode. Mr. Other loved to sing and he raised his family here in Holland. He was a long time member of Oakland Methodist Church and also most of his children were.
Ray and I have visited Mrs. Ulma Sellers recently. Bart Sellers and family took home grown, brown hen eggs and free range, dressed, frozen fryers to the "Farmer’s Market" in Conway last Saturday morning.
Spring Hill Baptist Church’s "First Sunday in June" singing (as it was always called) will be celebrating their homecoming June 5. We will be using the "Heavenly Highway Hymn Books," and invite all of you, who enjoy good singing, to come be with us.
Congratulations to all the graduates in Faulkner County, and it was a lot of them. Thank God. They still have a big future ahead of them.
Our hearts were made so sad over the devastation of Joplin, Mo., seen on TV. I’ve never in my life seen a whole city destroyed like that. I know war-torn countries look something like that, but not America, this close to home.
Do you think God is trying to tell us something?
All this rain is not helping Ray’s garden much. But later we may be wishing it would rain.
Have a good week. Send me your news, neighbors.
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy, I came that they have life and have it abundantly. John 10:1-10.
Shady Grove News
By Hazel Love
Can you believe that it is almost June? How time flies when you are having fun, and living is fun. School will be out and summer activities will begin. Our time will be spent following Scott with baseball and 7-on-7 football. We love attending high school sports.
Gale Garrison and Julia Robison of Conway attended the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Dinner honoring Gov. Mike Beebe at the Embassy Suite in Little Rock on Thursday night.
Carl and Karen Garrison attended the Cheerful Givers annual banquet at Pleasant Branch Baptist Church on Monday night.
A group from the community attended the Gaither Homecoming Concert at the Verizon Arena last Friday night. As usual, it was a great concert and enjoyed by all, which included ages 12-73.
Happy 93rd birthday to Hattie Hankins. Her big day was celebrated with lunch at Wimp and Barbara’s. Guests were Ralph and Janice Mack and Helen Tindall. Mrs. Hattie is still very independent and active. Hope I can say that if God grants me that many years.
Tuesday, Wimp and Barbara Glover visited Winona Glover at Rabbit Ridge.
This past Sunday, Ed and Linda Hammontree, Lori and Mallori Reynolds, and Mitch and Haley Reynolds attended the GMA Coronation and Presentation Service at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway. Meredith Hammontree was presented her Queen Step Award, and Sarah Hammontree, Superior Queen Step.
I bowl in a ladies league every Monday. My team won first place in the league this past Monday. This was quite an honor, as we have been last and next to last the past two years. Team members are Marlene Patton and Terri Smith.
Of course, we are not professional bowlers, but just a bunch of ladies who like to have fun and be a "little active". If you are interested in joining with us, we need bowlers for the league which will resume play in August. Let me know if you would like to bowl with us.