July 16, 2009
Last week my daughter, Shana, came for a short visit and brought her dog, Tyger, for an extended vacation in the country. It has been so hot that hardly anyone is getting out during these dog days of summer – which is usually August, WOW! Have you ever seen such in June and July?
Out pastor, Bro. James, has lived a lifetime pain free, until the last six months or so. He has been suddenly hit hard. First it was shingles, then he found that he is diabetic and can no longer eat all of those cinnamon rolls from Hollis’ and now he is having trouble with a place on his leg that has turned into cellulitis; not supposed to stand so Jan has come to assist them. She has a major challenge keeping him still and off his feet. Pray for him, Shirley and Jan.
Our condolences to the Lois Saunders Heard Family. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and fun-loving personality; a great lady of faith and family. She will truly be missed by family and friends.
Floy and Billy Rea attended the wedding of his niece, Kim Rea, in Eureka Springs, AR. The entire Rea family enjoyed the four day stay as they turned it into a vacation/reunion. During the day they visited sites of interest and later played all sorts of games. Eating out each night was fun, too.
Justin Pepper is to have surgery on his knee that he injured a few weeks ago. He is ready to get this show on the road so that he can return to work. Sitting around is no fun when a person is active and accustomed to being out and around. We wish him a speedy recovery.
John Rhodes, an alderman from Spearsville, was invited to attend the ribbon cutting at the opening of the Foster Farms poultry plant on Saturday. It was a great time for our area and our state. Dignitaries that attended were: Gov. Jindal, CEO Ron Foster, and many state and city officials. This is good news to the growers as well as former employees of Pilgrims’ Pride.
Carol Shoemaker is in the Homer Memorial Hospital and has been for two week. The doctors have pinpointed her problem and she is much better and should soon be able to return to her home at Leslie Lake in Arcadia. Please continue to remember her in your prayers.
The next time you are driving through down town Spearsville take a look at the little yellow house and grounds adjacent to the park. It has had a major makeover. A wonderful sidewalk, which extends our walking track, a new roof and we are working on a new paint job; the scrapping is being done now. This park is truly an asset to our little village and our hats are off to Major Shoemaker and the council for all the leg-work that has made this happen. Also, our thanks to A. J. Smith, our police juryman for his help in securing the labor from the inmates at Farmerville. They did a great job on those sidewalks.
Sharon & Dale Liner have a new granddaughter, Alexis Grace, born last Wednesday. Of course, we think she is beautiful. Floy, Billy and I enjoyed the tour Stan gave us of the nursery. It is really neat with all of his art work. Congratulations to Stan & Brittany.
Susan & James Smith as well as Maureen Barron are enjoying their granddaughter, Sarah’s, visit. Sarah seems to be in no hurry for summer to end and neither are the grandparents. What a wonderful time for three generations to play together.
Thought for the Day
Life is a succession of moments; to live each one to its fullest is to succeed –Corita Kent —
Barbara Walton is a resident of Spearsville and has had a column in the Bernice Banner for several years. She writes about the People and Happenings of Spearsville.