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Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones “The Lord is Risen Indeed” was the title of the message Sunday. Following the beating and the agonizing, excruciating death He suffered on the cross, Jesus came forth from the grave. It wasn’t a myth, a legend or just a story that His disciples made up. None of the eleven disciples ever wavered from their faith following the Resurrection. Without the Resurrection, there would be no salvation. The choir did an excellent job with the Easter Cantata, entitled, “Reign, Jesus Reign” with Tim Fain as their director, featuring Christy Fain and Kathy McClinton. Becky Hopper was the narrator. Life sure can be unpredictable. Dewey was scheduled for minor surgery, if there is such a thing, April 5 and ended up in the Brownsville hospital on the first and then on to Memphis for a very serious one related to his heart. We thank the Lord, family members and friends who talked to the Great Physician on his behalf. We were greatly impressed with the care

the doctors and nurses at Brownsville gave him. They did everything they could and then sent him to Memphis. Thanks to our pastor, Brother Fred Campbell and my nephew Chuck Brown. Chuck works at St. Frances and met Dewey when they brought him in on the helicopter before Alan, Debbie and I arrived. Our granddaughter Julie Hopkins and husband Heath met us there. He was able to attend church Sunday. Happy Birthday to Janette Coats, Jane Carr, Alicia Pigue, Bradley Williams and Jewell Overton. Jewell and I will be celebrating our birthdays on income tax day. The children ages 6-11 enjoyed an egg hunt Saturday at the church. It followed the story of the resurrection egg, which gives the real meaning of Easter. They also enjoyed a meal of hot dogs and other refreshments. Their leaders Ann Faulkner, Nancy Campbell and Linda Hayes along with others were there to assist. Those on the prayer list are Danny Murphy,

Emma Jane Gorman, Elsie Lewis, Neil Herbert, Lynn Fulbright, Tommy Adkisson, Lucille Hight and Juanita Haynes. Also include Mae Simpson, Alicia Warren, James and Carolyn Covington, Liz Kemper, Sherry McBride, Jessie White, Tommy Monroe and Janie Hight. It was good to see Laverne Haynes back after her stay in the hospital. We express our sympathy to Cindy Saveh in the death of her grandfather. We need to be getting ready for our tiny-feathered friends, the hummingbirds, for they are on their way back and will be looking around for nourishment. The same ones show up at our house each year. God must have undoubtedly made them with a builtin compass. Lori and I joined the others over at Alan and Debbie Jones’ home Sunday afternoon to watch little 16 month old, Hayden Hopkins hunt for Easter eggs. I don’t know who had more fun, Hayden or her grandparents and great-grandmother.

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Our ladies enjoyed another wonderful “Tea Party.” They were all dressed up and some had spring hats on that they had made. They were served hot blackberry tea with cinnamon swirl cake and lemon cake. Each blackberry tea bag had a Bible verse on it. They were all making plans on what they were going to do at the May Tea Party. Thank you Mrs. Dora Mann for the delicious fruit she gave for our Fruit Bingo on Saturday. Thank you to WalMart Bakery for the delicious birthday cake with spring colors and patients name written on it. Also, thank you to First Baptist Church Deaconess Board for the lovely birthday gifts. Our patients, as well as family members enjoyed the party. Thank you to the following for lovely birthday cards: Oakview Baptist Church, The Deaconess Board from First Baptist Church, Browns-

ville Baptist Church Baptist Women on Mission, Westside Church of Christ, and Brad and friends at Ampharm Pharmacy. Thank you to Life Connections at Haywood High School for the lovely Easter baskets and boxes full of all kinds of Easter goodies and cards for our patients and staff. Your thoughtfulness was much appreciated. Thank you to Brownsville Professional Women for all the lovely bingo prizes. We always appreciate prizes for bingo. Everyone loves playing bingo. Volunteers, we appreciate you! This week, we would like to thank Christ Temple Ladies, Rev. Charles Bates, First Assembly of God Church, Mrs. Mary Barkens, and the Bingo Ladies. We would like to welcome Mrs. Marjorie Brooks to our facility and hope she will enjoy her stay with us. Thank you to First

Care Medical group for the Easter program they presented and all the lovely Easter gifts. We certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness. Our sympathy goes to the family of Mrs. Sallie Williams. She will truly be missed. We had a great Children’s Fashion Show. There were 18 children that came and modeled their favorite outfit. Our winners were DiKota Shockey in age group 7 to 12 and Za Musgraves 0-6. Four of our patients were judges. They really had a hard time trying to decide just who should be the winner. They were all winners really! Each one received a treat bag. Families, patients, visitors and all seemed to really enjoy this special event. Thought for the Week: Greet each day with your eyes open to beauty, your mind open to change, and your heart open to love.

Allen News By Gail Barden I think that Spring is officially here, and how magnificent to see God’s work all around in the beauty of the grass, trees and flowers. I hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter, as we celebrated with our families, the death and resurrection of our Lord, so that we might have eternal life. Allen Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, under the direction of Harriet Stewart, presented their Easter Cantata on Sunday morning. It was a blessing to be a part of this beautiful musical. Saturday afternoon, the Barden family met at West Jackson Baptist Church for a great meal together. W.A.’s mother and siblings were there with their children and grandchildren. The young ones enjoyed hunting for eggs and playing on the playground and the soccer field. Julian is too old to hunt for eggs, so he had fun hiding

them for the little ones. Claire ‘hunted’ for eggs, with Julian’s help, and really had a good time on her first Easter. Sunday evening, our children joined W. A. and me for dinner at our home. It is so wonderful spending time with our children and grandchildren. It was such a great day, and we all had a wonderful time. We missed Krista, who did not come home for Easter, but she was in our hearts. Easter Sunday would have been my precious Mother and Daddy’s 71st wedding anniversary. I really miss them. Next Sunday afternoon, April 11, there will be a “Spring Tour of Homes,” from 2-5 p.m., benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center. Please join us for a fun afternoon to help Le Bonheur. Tickets are on sale at Fine Things, Livingston’s and Russell Dental Group. We hope to see you there.

Happy Birthday to Bobbie Smith Hopper, Emma Essary, Sonny Bishop, Keith Hart, Hunter Green, Ray Webb and Cody Green. Happy Anniversary to Susan and Danny Leath. Allen Church lost a dear, loving, dedicated member last week, in the death of Mrs. Bobbie Duke. “Miss” Bobbie was always at church, with a smile on her face, as long as she was able to be there. She was a precious lady, and we will miss her so much. Please pray for her family in their loss. On our prayer list are Jerry Baggett, Carolyn and Jimmy Danley, Travis Acuff, Opal Stewart and Steve White. Our Bible verse for this week is Luke 24:6, which states, “He is not here, but is risen!” Thank God for a risen Christ. If you have news or prayer requests, please contact me at gail. barden@gmail.com. Have a blessed week.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Westside News By Mary W. Lewis

You do not need me to remind you, but one week from this date is April 15, when we should all have our tax declarations reported and thankfully, with a struggle, we have. It is really not much fun to it. Usually disappointing. But still, truthfully, we know we live in the best nation in this universe. There are glitches, but remember it is not a perfect world of existence. That comes later if you have lived to prepare for it. Enough sermons. Our Lads and Leaderettes, parents and teachers have finally made it to Cook Convention Center this weekend for the Oral Bible Reading, Speech, Bible Memorization, Song Leading, Art, Good Samaritan and Puppeters, after many weeks of diligent study and just plain work. Taking part: Reese Lomax, Chris Rich, Logan Chrisman, Teya Crawford, Caleb Glidewell, Seth Glidewell, Avery Neal, Nathan Neal, Grayson Robinson, Jackson Robinson, Chynna Taylor, Teri'Ana Taylor, Alina Woods, and Sebastian Woods. Lia Butterworth and Lance Franks completed their work already by reciting the Know Your Books

catergory, which was all the New Testament, and received a Bronze Level. Haley Chrisman, former contender and now freshman at Freed-Hardeman University, will be attending the convention as Ambassador Volunteer this year. Haley is always ready and willing to help any way she can. Jack and Dana Williams were in Jackson visiting her aunt, Mildred (Millie) and uncle Paul Williams who had an 84-year birthday and still works some. He was owner of Paul’s Market here and a preacher. Jack and Nell Fox worshipped with the Alamo Church of Christ last Lord's Day for their Friends and Family Day, where their son, Jeffrey Fox, is a deacon. We are enjoying having Mrs. Jo Schmidt, of Warner Robbins, GA visit us here with her grandson, David Nickleson. She is the mother of Dr. Connie Nickleson. I understand they will be moving to Union City at school's end. Hello to Rebecca Gray there, and to Mrs. Betty Ferguson and Kevin Ferguson, mother and brother of Bro. Howell Ferguson, one of our missionaries, who with his

wife, Mary, is in Ukraine for a few months. Their elder son, Seth, will again be our Summer Youth Director. We enjoyed having Kathy Naylor Jones during Midweek Bible Study with her father, Jimmy Naylor. We appreciate all our visitors anytime. Happy Birthday to Sister Sue Sullivan, address 125 Midyett St. Mercer, TN 38392, who turns 86 on April 4. We remember her celebration in Fellowship Hall when she became 80. Ronnie Belew received a better report on his back. Sebastian Woods will have an adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy at LeBonheur. David Rayner, employee of the former Powell Lumber is a resident of Crestview and has a birthday April 26. Krystle Williams had knee surgery. Sympathy to Brother Cleve Taylor in the death of his wife, Sister Lucille, members of Jefferson Street Church of Christ. Also to the family of our dear friend, Billy Parker, Lois Young's family, Bobbie Duke's and the Hospital Wing victims.

Stanton News By Debbie Sterbinsky I hear the fund raiser for Tracy Hinsley Sensabaugh of Shepp was a great success last Saturday at Cypress Hut, raising a significant amount of money! I also heard Tracy can now speak a few words, this happening on Easter Sunday! We’re excited and hopeful for her and the family! Donations are still being taken for the same cause which started at the Community Dinner March 27 and now continues at the Stanton Welcome Center. Feel free to come by and drop in any amount you wish. For those of you who have not heard, Tracy suffered a stroke after having her third child, leaving her with very little use of her right side, and rendering her speechless. Yeah, I know it seems like we are trying to raise money at a bad time with so many having difficulties. The economy has not been kind to anyone, but here in Stanton, we try to help with what we have available. What we have may not always

be monetary, just a little love and kind words go a long way. We never know when it may be one of us who needs help. The residents of Stanton who received new homes from the housing grant were presented with their keys this week. They are now moving into their new homes. Sadly one of the residents passed away before the new homes were completed. Her daughter (who was living with her) will move back into the home. I’m sure her happiness will be bittersweet, so please keep Ms. Fannie in your prayers. Also last week, someone tried unsuccessfully to kick in the side door of our Stanton Welcome Center/Library. This door had already been heavily reinforced in case such an event was to happen. If you live in Stanton, please help us keep an eye on the Center. So many people find the Welcome Center useful, it breaks our hearts someone would try to destroy it. However, we do have many people watching

as well as an alarm system, so if you hear it go off, look outside and see who is running! This side of the building is well lit, but the perpetrators have stolen the globe and light bulb on several occasions. Plans are for cameras to be installed soon as well as extra flood lights. The Stanton Volunteer Fire Department will be having another fund raiser here in Stanton for Relay For Life on April 24. In case of rain, the date will be rescheduled. Another Stanton Relay for Life event will be a 3K walk, scheduled for May 8th. Details are being worked out now so I’ll keep you informed. Residents, and former residents of Stanton, you may mail Stanton news to me at P.O. Box 181, Stanton, TN 38069, reach me at the Stanton Welcome Center/Library at 731-548-2564, or e-mail me at: Proftster@aol. com. Please put “Stanton News” in the subject line. Together we will look at the past, look toward the future, and report current events.

Bethel - Belle Eagle News By Betty Scott It is definitely springtime in Haywood County. Besides having a few showers, last week was perfect! I have heard a few lawnmowers going already, but I have been putting this job off as long as possible. Last Sunday was Easter, which is the greatest day of all besides Christmas. Many gathered at their favorite restaurant last Sunday to celebrate this day with family or friends. Speaking of eating, an exercise program started at Bethel Community Center on Mondays and Thursdays at 7 PM. The classes will start out slow, especially for people like me, who have not exercised in twenty years. If you are interested, contact Jane Kendrick. Schools are closed for

spring break this week and I am sure the kids are enjoying staying up late and sleeping late. Paige Houge, granddaughter of Doug and Judy Smith, spent some of her time off with best friend Kimberly Scott. Some of us that have a birthday in April will be gathering at the Olive Garden next Sunday after church to celebrate everyone's birthday. So if your birthday is in April, you are welcome to join us. It does not matter if your birthday is in April or not, you are welcome. Harmon Lewis, son of Ruthie Lewis, left for Alabama last Thursday to fish in the Junior Bass Tournament that was held last weekend. Maggie Herron,

daughter of Gaylon and Patricia Herron, has been going to the YMCA for special training to strengthen her knee. Maggie is playing softball at Haywood High School. Howard Sargent fell last week at his home but was not hurt. Bro. Phillips delivered the Easter message at Bethel Community Church last Sunday. Guests at Sunday services were Randy and Marilyn Kendrick and children, Lisa Greenway Vernon, Judy Kendrick Roland from Memphis and also Summer Kendrick. Thought for the week: It really is more blessed to give than to receive and it is deductible.

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