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Holly Grove News By Martha H. Jones “The Unbeliever” was the subject of the message Sunday, looking at King Jeroboam. The king was strongly religious. He believed in prayer and ritually practiced religion, but was an unrepentant sinner. If practicing a religion, church membership and rituals are the only credentials you have to enter Heaven’s gate, you will be turned away, sadly disappointed. Now is the time to repent and confess your sins putting your trust in the Lord Jesus. One day, it will be too late, and time will be no more for you. Who knows how much time you have left. The church welcomed Gena Price into its membership on her profession of faith. Christy Fain sang the special music. Not to give any names but one of our church leaders came to church Sunday wearing one black and one brown shoe. Happy Birthday to Heather Jones Bolinger, Gary Blair, Cassie McCaslin and Anthony Leach. Happy Anniversary to Robert and Betty Barden, Danny and Lavern Haynes and to Brother Fred and Nancy Camp-

bell. Congratulations to Sabrina Saveh, the daughter of Cindy and William Saveh for being eighth in her graduating class and to Lauren Perry, the granddaughter of Bobby Perry for being sixth. “Senior Adult Day” was observed Sunday. Following church services, approximately 30 enjoyed a meal together at a Bells restaurant, compliments of the church. Brother Ralph Brown, Associate Pastor of Holly Grove Church, was in charge of the service Sunday night and portrayed the prophet Hosea as God used him to confront the people of Israel. Russell Hight and Rosemary Brown underwent surgery last week and are both doing well. Carolyn Covington is scheduled for surgery this week. We were happy to see Yvonne Ray back at church following her stay in the hospital. Remember these along with Milton Booth, Jerry Taylor, John and Emma Jane Gorman, Mae Simpson, Jean Mann, Elsie Lewis, Neil Herbert and Alissa Warren. Also include Danny Murphy, Judy

and Harrison Lewis, Janie Hight, Leland Simpson and Jackson Scott. The youth from Holly Grove had a carwash in Brownsville Saturday to help with expenses for their upcoming mission trip to Texas in July. Katie Hopper is a member of the HHS Show Choir. They demonstrated their talent recently by performing at the school. Alan and Debbie Jones attended. I wish I could have gone. Congratulations to Jasmine Jones from Haywood Elementary for making the honor roll the entire year. Jasmine’s grandparents are Andy and Jan Wynn, and to little Miss McKayla Hopper who graduated from kindergarten. Her grandparents are Ricky and Kathy Hopper. Alan and Debbie Jones attended little 7-month-old Jensen Ryan Bolinger’s dedication Sunday at the church where his parents attend in Maryville. His parents are Ryan and Heather Bolinger. Thanks to Elvin and Carol Wells for providing a meal for us while Dewey was sick.

Stanton News By Debbie Sterbinsky Sigh, where should I begin? It’s a sad time in Stanton…we made it a little over two years at the Stanton Welcome Center/Library before thieves broke in and took two of our computers, the TV monitor and DVD player for our old picture video. We shall recover from this too! The community is upset and so are the local students! The Stanton community has come to depend on us for almost anything they need and we’ve been more successful than any of us ever expected! Stanton receives more than its fair share of being kicked around, maybe that’s what makes us tough. We are determined to not only survive but flourish! I guess we’re just a bunch of strong willed folks! Chins up, now for some good news – The Historic Dancyville United Methodist Church will be having a special fifth Sunday Service on May 30, 2010 in conjunction with Spring

Hill and Stanton UMC. The service will begin at 11:00 AM and there will be singing, preaching and a wonderful time of food and fellowship to follow. The community is invited to attend this special time of worship and wonder. If you have any questions, you may call Pastor Derek White at 731-234-4914. Abby Woods, daughter of Gerald & Dana Woods received the Christian Witness award. She is in 5th grade @ St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. Her brother, Adam Woods, graduated from 8th grade. He went to Washington, D.C. with his class and had a great time. Reminders - Saturday, June 5, The Barnett family will be celebrating their 39th Annual Homecoming. The event starts off at 11 am at Royce and Linda Barnett’s home. We normally go straight from the Farmers Market to their house for food and fellowship, and many of them play ball too.

I really don’t know how they last all day then go sing that night but they do it. They will join others at the Allen Baptist Church in Brownsville at 7 pm for a great night of singing! The following week, Saturday, June 12, is the Stanton Homecoming, usually starts about noon and lasts most of the afternoon. I’ll have more on this one later. Also that same weekend, June 11, 12 & 13 is the Hwy 70 yard sale from Memphis to Nashville. Stanton needs to participate in this and we should all have a lot of fun! 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

Crestview News

We would like to welcome Mrs. Frances Elrod to our facility and hope she will enjoy her stay with us. We would like to thank Mr. Art Watts for sharing his lovely fresh flower arrangement with us he received for his birthday. Thank you for thinking of us. The flowers were beautiful. Thank you also to Westside Church of Christ members for coming Monday night singing gospel music and giving each patient a package of snack crack-

ers. We appreciate your thoughtfulness! Thank you volunteers who came this week: Christ Temple ladies, C.C. Club, Beech Grove Church of Christ, First Assembly of God Church members, Holly Grove Baptist Church, Mrs. Ann Nuckolls, Westside Church of Christ, Mrs. Mary Barkens, Bingo Ladies, St. James Church of God in Christ-Thomas Street, Macedonia Baptist Church and Mrs. Jeannette Rogers. Our monthly birthday party for June will be

Thursday, June 3 at 2PM. We would like to wish the following patients a very Happy Birthday: Mrs. Hayden Thornton 6-1 Mrs. June Perry 6-5 Mrs. Pearl Gray 6-6 Mrs. Josie Mae Mitchell 6-9 Mrs. Iolla Love 6-27 Mrs. Janie Gilliand 6-23 Mr. James Bell 6-30 Thought for the week: Pleasant words are as a honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Westside News By Mary W. Lewis

Sunday May 16, at Westside Church of Christ, Miss Brittany Anderson was honored with a bridal shower. She and Bradley Higgins will marry July 10. Special guests were her mother of Coldwater, Ms and Bradley's mother and aunt of Kansas City. Congratulations to Blace Correa, son of Steve and Amy Hinsley who graduated from HHS and also to my former neighbor, Sabrina Saveh. Our other four graduates from Westside will be honored Sunday in Fellowship Hall. Seth Ferguson begins his summer youth internship Sunday, May 23, as he did last summer. Wilma Newsome was among those recognized recently for her weekly aid at Crestview with Bingo games etc. for the residents. "Hello" to our friend, Virginia Curtis, who is recuperating from surgery at the home of son, Donnie and his family in Bells. Minister Larry Sweeney and wife, Em-

ily, have spent the week in Methodist Hospital, North, where her mother, Mrs. Hazel Mooneyham, of Burlison, has been in ICU seriously ill. Friend Glen McKenney is doing well following surgery in JMC Monday. Sister-in- law Peggy Lewis is some better following rotator cuff surgery May 11, but was not up to attending Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church Homecoming at Hillville Sunday May 16. Cousin Ronald Bruce spoke. Remember in prayer Margaret Covington who is ill, and her family members at this time, including Mark Covington, one of her sons. The mother of Mrs. Josh Barnett (Janet), Mrs. Sandra Baugh of the Nashville area, needs our prayers, as she is seriously ill. Keep in mind all ours at Westside who are not well. Our sympathy goes to all the family of Sue Sullivan whose funeral was Saturday, and especially to Harold and Floye Puckett of Mercer, where

she resided for many months. Erma Covington passed away recently, the mother of Margaret Covington Cunningham, longtime employee of Walmart. Margaret is a very lovely person and Erma leaves several more daughters and one son. Melvin is confined to Crestview resulting from being a victim of polio at an early age. His condition has deteriorated as he became older, but he still enjoys company. Remember the Charles Johnson family at this time, as their daughter in Corpus Christi, TX is very ill. She is niece of Darwin Johnson. Pearl Perry Gordon will have knee replacement surgery June 15. May birthdays are Betty Delaney, Albert Jackson, Brittany Anderson, Josh Shearon, Eason Robinson, Minnie Kate Johnson, twins Kasey and Kelly Stewart, Brian Massey, Stephanie Teems, Mae Mathias, Jeremy Jones, Pearl Gordon, Ben Brummett, and Mary Louise Tucker.

Wellwood/Zion News By Denise Phillips “As the hands of Jesus opened for the nail, the doors of Heaven opened for you.” (Max Lucado) Aren’t you glad that we don’t have to be perfect to get into Heaven? Just saved! I was not at Zion Sunday so I don’t have much news, but I’m sure the graduates enjoyed the fellowship meal following their honorarium during the worship service. I’m sure Brother Mark would say I missed one of the best sermons ever (and it would probably be true). However, we heard Pastor Rick White from The Peoples Church where we attended with the Rainey’s in Franklin. Congratulations to all of the 2010 graduates. Congratulations to David Conway who finished his fourth semester at Union University with a 4.0 average. I’m sure he inherited his brilliance from his mama! If you haven’t looked at your Baptist and Reflector dated May 19 take a look. Zion’s Xtreme Bible Challenge team is pictured there as state runner up. (Page 7) Congratulations again to Morris Tritt, Evan Ellington, Caroline Prince, and

Katherine Tritt. We had a blast in Franklin with our family. Tommy and Judy Elrod and Mama traveled with us for the visit. I think everyone had a wonderful time! They say that laughter is good for the soul, so I must have a good soul. Those grandkids sure do grow up fast. Thanks to Stephen Powell for taking care of the Junior High class for me. Sunday afternoon upon returning home we spent time with our other set of grandchildren. Jason’s crew (Mason, Jacob, and Lillie) came over to swim and we had another blast with them. More laughter, more good memories! Happy belated birthday wishes to Jessie Austin who celebrated with family last Wednesday night. I heard they had plenty of food with cake and ice cream. WOW! We love you Jessie and hope you have many more! Scottie Morris reported seventeen attending the community prayer breakfast Thursday morning with Brother Mark Conway leading

the devotion. Thanks to all of the men that gather early each Thursday morning to pray for various requests. Scottie was suffering with vertigo Sunday morning, but hopefully is well by now. Eight girls and five ladies from Zion attended GA Camp in Linden Friday night. Jennifer Wright and Stephanie Lewis are the leaders of this group. Although Stephanie did not get to attend everyone else had an awesome adventure. Details from the event were shared during the worship hour Sunday night. Don’t forget there will be no breakfast served May 30. Memorial Day service will be held after the 11AM worship hour. Please bring food for this event. Zion’s Vacation Bible School will be held June 7-11 from 9AM until noon daily. Youth Mission Trip is scheduled for July 10-16. Pray for those who are sick, our military personnel and their families, the shut-ins, those who have lost loved ones, and the leaders of our country. Call me at 772-4257 if you have news. People want to know!

Allen News By Gail Barden Allen had a great service on Sunday and the choir sang the special music. Andrew, Alicia and Claire joined us for the worship service, and it was so great to have them there. After church, we had lunch together at the country club, and Mike and Wanda Dew joined us there. Sunday afternoon, a come-and-go baby shower was held at Allen for Malorie, Lee and Ethan Carter. Ethan is the grandson of Tony and

Elizabeth Scott. Wednesday evening, Allen youth enjoyed swimming, hamburgers and hotdogs at the home of Phillip and Connie Cobb. Congratulations and best wishes to Taylor Dedmon who graduated from Haywood High School. Happy Birthday to Anna Jackson, who also graduated from Haywood Junior High, and will be attending Haywood High School in the fall. Congratulations,

Anna! Happy Birthday to Jimmy Leath, as well. Happy Anniversary to Charles and Allyson Byrum. On our prayer list are Ronnie Hooper, Jerry Baggett, Mary Ann Halbrook, Carolyn & Jimmy Danley, Travis Acuff, and Stewart. Our Bible verse for this week is John 8:32, which states, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Have a great week!

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