Spearsville Happenings

Barbara Walton
August 5, 2010

Since the weather has been reaching triple digits and the heat index hovering between 105 and 115 (according) to my computer), there has been little activity in the Little Village of Spearsville over the past week. Not many will venture out, except my friends Bonnie & John Rhodes. She mowed grass at 1:00 in the afternoon a couple of days ago and John went to the pea-patch after church on Sunday — Can you believe that? Oh well, some people are a bit tenacious and we love them anyway.

Jennifer and Stanley Leonard took a trip to Branson, MO with a two-day stopover at Hot Springs Village, AR. for a visit with her sister and her husband, Teresa & Randy Bruno. It turned out they had a good time! Jennifer & Stan traveled on to Bella Vista, AR., for a 2 day visit with Teresa’s daughter Jessica and her husband Carey Janes; then it was on to Branson for more fun at Silver Dollar City and Branson Belle. We’re glad they had a good vacation and escaped some of the heat but it is really good to have them back, rested, and ready to get back into the swing of things here.

Tim Clements’ teen age cousins have been visiting with Tim and Denise for the summer and Saturday he met their mother in Tyler, TX as it is about time for school to start. Those kids have had a good time fishing, going to the pool, and visiting Denise’s family in New Iberia, LA. There they, not only met her family, but visited some of the sights such as the Tabasco factory.

Vergil was at church with his daughter, Lou and her husband John. He is doing so much better and they are hoping to bring him home to stay in the next week or so. Our prayers have been answered through good care at Arbor Lake and a loving family; for this we give God the praise and glory!!

Floy Rea has been busy this week cooking. On Monday her daughter Sharon and granddaughter Linda, along with the g-grandchildren, enjoyed a wonderful country dinner. Then, on Saturday, she fixed a fish dinner, with all the trimmings, and, of course, a big bowl of peas for Wayne Barrett, Bobby Walton and me. It was delicious!!. Afterwards, we enjoyed looking at Wayne’s pictures of Hawaii and his June visit with Deanna Colvin Malon. It brought back some wonderful memories for both Floy and me.

This Sunday, August 8, 2010, will be the 162nd anniversary of First Baptist Church, Spearsville. We will be celebrating with a get-together on Saturday night for a big meal/fellowship with anyone who would like to attend. Just be sure to get your name in the “pot”. On Sunday morning , starting at about 10:30, we will go to the sanctuary for the worship service. Steve Dominey, of Gatesville, TX., will bring the morning message with Dale Liner, W. Monroe, LA., as music director. We are so looking forward to seeing Bro. Steve, his wife and the children, as well as Dale and Sharon. A “Pot Luck’ lunch will be served following the worship service. Everyone is invited to attend and stay for dinner. Out ladies & guys really know how to put together a feast — a real treat is in store in the service and afterwards as we eat and visit. Y’all come!!

The Ruth Sunday School Class of First Baptist, Spearsville, met at the home of Oda Rockett on Thursday, July 29, 2010. Oda served a delicious meal of ham and all the good stuff that goes with it. Denise Clement did not know the rule of Baptist “Where two or more are gathered, a meal shall be served” and asked Tim to come and pick her up in an hour — everyone was still at the table and no devotional had been given; needless, to say he had to come back in another hour to get her. Those in attendance were: Patsy Saunders, Marie Rockett, Floy Rea, Ann Sones, Ann Stone-Heard, Betty Barron, Denise Clements, and Oda Raockett. Betty Barron gave the devotional that was enjoyed by everyone.

If you drive past my house and notice a difference, it’s because my son, Bobby, has been busy power-washing the house and painting the trim; making it look new again. I am really enjoying having my son for a house-mate again. Not only is he company, but fixing my coffee aint bad; he is as handy as “a pocket on a shirt”.

Thought for the Day

I believe that friends are quiet angels who life us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.



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.





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