Our annual Country Fair will be May 10th
By Lois Harper
Good morning April 13 and winter has come back in somewhat. I sure hope it doesn’t faze the blooming flowery beauty of dogwoods and things like Iris etc.
It was quite a week beginning late Monday as the old sewage line was dug up and a new PVC pipeline going to the street was installed. Mr. Ghann and his crew did a good job with that.
On Wednesday I had cataract surgery on my left eye and can thankfully see the beauty of spring better now. I chose to have the surgery as an outpatient in Morgan Memorial Hospital instead of going to Athens and it was good all around as Surgeon Keller Crymes came here. I have praises for the excellent care received from Robin and Ruthie and all the other participating nurses in the preparation before surgery. Then to the doctor administering the IV relaxing medicine and Dr. Cryme’s excellent surgery. What is so amazing is how they can do all this in such a cramped area. They really need more space back there.
When we have eye care like Family Eye Care of Madison why go out of town? Their new office will soon be in the 220 house besides the newspaper office.
Spring classes at the back of the Rutledge Wellness Center for martial arts for adults and other ages four days a week, Yoga three days, Pilates twice a week. Contact the Center for information on this.
The rain cancelled the yard sale but there will be another coming up in October so better luck then.
It’s only 26 days till our annual country fair rolls around on May 10 so full events planned will be in next week’s paper.
We’re so happy that Danelle Clark, granddaughter of Brenda Thompson, has returned home after being in an automobile accident recently and is doing very well. Be in prayer also for the family of the young man that was killed instantly.
Congratulations to Jay and Beth Moss on the arrival of their new baby, a new resident of our town.
I hope Jeanette Pinson is doing better seeing that she was recently in the hospital.
I haven’t heard anything from Kay Evans this morning, hoping she’s doing okay.
Remember these long time residents of the area now in nursing facilities Hazel Conner, Hubert Stanton, Carol Latimer, Eunice Sims, Virginia Davis and at home Mabel Hyde.
Good news yesterday for Thomas Garrison family is that he’s doing better. He has been in the hospital for a long time.
Condolences go out to Wayne and Lori Ghann in the death of a relative this past week; also to Terrell Canup in the death of his sister’s baby girl last Tuesday morning.
Baptist Church News
We had a spiritual up lifting service in both Sunday school and morning service. We had around 17 in the ladies class and the new class for couples is going well.
Our very talented choir opened the morning service with a beloved oldies “The Glory Land Way,” one of my favorites set the pace for other hymns like “Jordan’s Stormy Banks,” and the age old “Revive us Again.” The choir carried their uplifting forward in their special, a “Glory Land Medley, invitation hymn “Face to Face with Christ our Savior.”
Wayne’s sermon taken from Ecclesiastes 12, was emphasizing, the promise of one day at a time, no matter what age. We must live each passing day as though it might be the appointed time. God should call us home.
The hymn “Face to Face with Christ my Savior” asks what will it be standing at the throne for judgment? We may push God aside but this is an appointment that can not be forgotten by Him. We wouldn’t have the opportunity to get ready to face Him.
The seniors will meet for Senior Night for covered dish supper, fun and games at 6:30 p.m. Friday the 18th. We go down to age 50 and younger so come on out at the church
Closing with this thought for the week, “A backward look shows how far we’re come, a look forward points out how far we need to go yet.”