Buckhead News • Betty Moore
Swords Church Homecoming Oct. 7
There will be a special day at the Swords Community Church on Sunday, Oct. 7. It’s that time again – Homecoming, but this time it is more special. The church is celebrating its establishment in 1912, one hundred years of ministry. There have been many families there. I won’t attempt to name them for fear of leaving some out. But despite trim times at times the congregation has held on through the years. God has blessed in many ways. Plans are to build a fellowship hall at some point.
At 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct.7 you are invited to take a seat at homecoming. Steve Wallace will be the guest speaker while Horace Reeves will perform after lunch. Barbecue, stew and beverages will be provided. You may bring a side dish and dress in period clothing of 100 years ago if you like. For questions you may call 706-342-3496. The Rev. Dr. Anthony Gavalas is the pastor. His cell number is 864-426-2019.
The Rev. Les Roberts will be back in the Buckhead Baptist pulpit Sunday. He and his wife have been on vacation. The congregation will welcome them back.
Claire Coberly spent Saturday night with her grandparents John and Gail Wade. Her family came on Sunday to take her home.
Chuck and Miriam Foster had George and Laura Lohr, Margaret Bell and Barbara Tyson for Sunday lunch.
Christie White spent a few days in San Francisco on business.
Pam Hendrix, Godfrey and G.W. had supper with George and Laura Lohr Saturday.
Billy and Donna Hinesley went to get the four grandchildren to spend a few days with them this week. Their school is out so they could come.
Almedia Smith is sick with a bad cold and cough. She sounded awful when we tried to talk.
Allison Chaffin has a birthday on October 5. Happy birthday to you!
The Rev. Dr. Robert and Mrs. Rhonda Pepper were at the Buckhead Baptist Church on Sunday. They are missionaries to Guinea, Africa.
Scott and Jennifer Doran went to Panama City recently. This weekend one day they went to Blue Ridge to pick apples. They are really good!
In a recent issue of the paper there was a picture of the agriculture education students of Morgan County High School with their advisor Kaitlyn Butler. They had competed in the opening ceremony Leadership Competition at the Northeast Georgia FFA Rally in Covington. The chapter officers make up the team. They seek to recognize outstanding FFA officers for their ability to perform assigned duties in official meetings. The youth have the opportunity to develop their abilities to communicate in a powerful, professional and organized way.
Jay Moon of Buckhead is a junior officer. Jay we are proud of you.
I really had a nice birthday last week. I enjoyed the cards that I got.
We had only one good pecan tree. It was a young tree. We had put out more some years ago. Another one survived but it wasn’t a great tree. There was one that someone had hit with the mower and it had not had nuts. But that one good tree was loaded with beautiful nuts. We were looking forward to them. Last week a crow came. It came back with another with it. All a once one day I believe that the crow brought the brothers, the sisters, uncles and aunts and more. Before we could get out the door they had all landed on the limbs, half breaking them down. My husband went out on his walker and shot his gun. But the crows were gone by this time. There is a seedling tree that has some nuts but the crows did not bother it. Yet he shot his gun into that tree. I guess it let the crows know that they were not welcome to come back to see if anything was left on the good tree. I don’t know whose nuts that the crows have been eating but they were really fat and slick. I do know that recently I heard a group of crows up at our old house at the oak trees. Then they went into the woods. They stayed down there for many days. I know that they had to eat but it was such a large group of crows. They probably came a great distance, yet I hated to see them eating the acorns here while the squirrels go hungry. Last year we had no acorns on our trees at our house. I don’t know why. We don’t have them in all of our trees this year but on those that we do they are large. I enjoy seeing the squirrels bury food and seeing the chipmunks having eaten an acorn and leaving us the hull.
Don’t forget the wrestling on Oct. 13 at the Buckhead Fire Station at 5 p.m. the doors open. It begins at 6 p.m. Admission is $7 at the door for adults and $4 for children. One dollar of ticket money goes to the fire department.
Printed in the October 4th edition.