The Brownsville States-Graphic
Hillville - Eurekaton News
Thursday, May 6, 2010
By Vicki Williams The Class of 2010 Leadership Haywood County, that I have been participating in, graduated at the Brownsville Country Club Thursday, April 22. Classmate Debbie Jones presented an awesome DVD featuring pictures from sessions throughout the year. County Mayor Franklin Smith, along with Leadership Chairperson Jo Matherne, presented the graduates with certiﬁcates for completing this class. My husband, Travis, and daughter, Krystle attended with me. Friday night, April 23, the Do-Me-Good Travelers enjoyed the Russell Dickerson Relay For Life Beneﬁt Concert, featuring local Blair Simpson and American Idol contestant Ricky Braddy, which was sponsored by Union Grove Methodist Church. Those who attended were Sherry Allen, Bernice Benard, Lillie Goodman, Sue Goodman, Rhonda Holmes, Olivia Watson, Joyce Goodman, Barbara Hayes and I. The Mt. Pleasant Adult Sunday School Class enjoyed lunch at The Veranda Sunday, April 25. They enjoyed a great meal and lots of great fellowship. Those who attended were Jerry Lewis, Clint Holmes, Rhonda Holmes, Joyce Goodman,
Barbara Hayes, Vicki Williams, Sue Goodman, Krystle Williams and Lillie Goodman. Leann Watson would like to say “Thank You” to Thomas Evans for his help in mowing the lawn at Central School. “Thank you” to both Leann and Thomas from the community for this good deed. Mt. Pleasant Homecoming will be Sunday, May 16. Bring a dish and join us in worship. A Happy Belated First Birthday to Lil’ Miss Allie Grace Watson, daughter of Johnny Wayne and Gwen Watson, that was celebrated April 20. Birthday wishes this week to Johnny Watson, Charles Pratt, Eugene Kirkland, Debbie Bruce, Jonathon Watson, Heather Lewis, Charles Phillips and Judy Westover. Don’t forget the upcoming Central School Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, May 22. Bring a dish and join the fun. For more information contact Aleta Bradford-772-1234, Opal Watson-254-9295 or Margaret Phillips-254-2439. Prayer requests this week include Darlene Rossen, Earline Benard, Peggy Lewis, Dixie Freels, Carol Wilson, Bro. Claudie Hammers, James Glover, Leah Scallions,
James Elrod, Virginia Austin, Dennis Watson, Frances Elrod, Kirk Bouillion, Martha Williams, Jimmy Swain, Howard & Naomi Benard, Mary Martin, Shirley Morgan, Geneva Littlejohn, Linda Leath, Robert Burns, Carol and Jordan Bruce, Enid Powell, the Nation, the Military and our Community. Sympathy to the families of Mrs. Florence Marbury, Mr. Louis Baddour and Mrs. Edna Poindexter in the loss of their loved ones. Thought For The Week, as published in the Upper Room devotional by Young Jin Cho of Virginia is “I can make a difference, my prayers matter”. The Mt. Pleasant congregation can certainly attest to this. Recently some of the members of our church were hospitalized. As word spread throughout the congregation it was decided that at on a speciﬁc day and time, the congregation would hold a prayer vigil. The prayers we lifted up were answered. Sometimes the answer to our prayers may not be what we want-but prayer does make a difference. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885 after 5 PM. Until next week-God Bless.
Retirement Center News By Shirley Tucker, Activity Director
Our love and sympathy are with Judy Welch, David Marbry and all the family of Mrs. Florence Marbry who passed away this week in Paris, TN. “Miss” Florence was one of the sweetest ladies we’ve ever had here at Sugar Creek and she will be missed by every one whose life she touched. We also already miss Mrs. Cannie Dell Weaver who passed away Wednesday. She too had a sweet spirit and kind words for every one she came in contact with. Our prayers are with her family. Want to thank Bro. Bob Brooks, Pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Dancyville, for the message he brought the residents Sunday. They always enjoy Brother Brooks. Grace Mulligan rode to Jackson with Katherine Hooper and had lunch out a couple of times this week. They ate at the Veranda Thursday. Several residents had a great treat Wednesday when Nancy Goodwin took them to the Relay for Life fund raiser at the Methodist Church. Jack Fletcher cooked ﬁsh and
all the trimmings and every one said it was wonderful - isn’t it always if Jack and Margaret Ann Fletcher are involved? Barbara McGary (Jack’s sister), Grace Mulligan and Martha Jane Williams, Hallum Smith, Frances Blalock and Irlene Clement all went. I should have gone – I think they had more fun than I like to miss! Had a Family Council meeting this week. I want to thank Margaret Ann Fletcher, Kathy Black, Sandra Angotti, Barry Phillips and Eddie Stewart who so graciously and efﬁciently served on this committee last year and were lots of help to us here at Sugar Creek. The 2010 committee is made up of Eula Douglas, Kent Moore, Tom Aulridge, James Morris and Nan Darnaby. They have already given us some great suggestions at our very ﬁrst meeting of the new year. We just realized that some of you don’t know that Sugar Creek now has what is called “Respite Care.” This is a new service we have started to help folks who care for their mother, father, aunt,
etc. in their homes. If you need to go out of town, or just need a break, you can bring your loved one to Sugar Creek for a day, week, month, etc. and we will be happy to care for them until you can resume taking care of them again. We have had so many requests for this service that we are now offering it. Please call us if we can be of help to you in this regard. Mark Monday, May 10, on your calendar. We are going to have a lot of music out here that day and want to invite every one to join us for a fund raiser. The cost will be $5.00 and if you come at 10:30AM you will hear a wonderful country western singer who is coming from Nashville. If you come at 4PM you’ll hear our very own “singing ﬁreman”, David Smith. We’ll have lots of fun, fellowship and light food. Of course, the money raised will go to Relay for Life. It’s that time you know. In the meantime, hope all you Mom’s have a wonderful Mother’s Day!
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By Debbie Sterbinsky Sigh…..more water, and lots of it! Stanton was under water last weekend along with what sounds like most of West Tennessee. Many of our residents were evacuated and taken to either homes of their relatives or friends, but some chose to seek shelter at the Mt. Zion MB Church. Mt. Zion is always there and ready to help out which makes the church a true community leader! We had several residents jump in to help out too. The Rescue Squad had been called out earlier that morning to other areas in Haywood County, and was having a hard time getting back to us. Our local Fire Chief Robert Dancy pulled out the Stanton ﬁre truck in order to make it through the deep waters in town as volunteers assisted in helping evacuees out of their homes. Many other vehicles had already been swept in ditches. One thing I do know
is that all that water ushered the snakes in here with it! I got at least one call to tell me there was a “500 ft - 10 gallon snake” (actually a pair of them) outside a local establishment. I guess my appropriate response would have been “I’ll be right over”, but they obviously called the wrong person! By the time Animal Control could get over here, of course the snakes were gone. So, we know that at least one pair of these monsters is roaming around somewhere here in Stanton – now doesn’t that make you feel comfortable (another sigh…..). Better keep an eye on your small dogs and cats! Just so you know, it is mating season for snakes - and they will attack, so please BE CAREFUL – especially since the water brought them closer to us – we don’t know where they are! I could go on and on, but I’m sure the rest of
you saw some of the same things so I’ll spare you the repetition. Let’s hope things get back to normal soon! So, barring any more ﬂoods or damaging winds, Stanton will still continue with the “Stanton Walk For The Cure” this Saturday morning, May 8, at 7AM. Plan to meet in Downtown Stanton! The following Saturday is the makeup day for our car wash sponsored by the Stanton Volunteer Fire Department, also for Relay For Life! The car wash begins at 8AM. 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.
Some of our patients enjoyed a lunch outing to two different places last week: Burger Basket and Kentucky Friend Chicken. They all enjoyed this delicious food. They can’t wait to go again! Thank you volunteers for coming this week: Christ Temple Ladies, First Assembly of God Church, Senior Center Group, Bingo Ladies, Community Temple of the Living Church, Charles Johnson, E. J. Whittington and Mrs. Mary Barkens. Thank you, thank you for everything you do. Thank you to Westside Church of Christ for bringing out all the snack crackers to each one of our patients. They thoroughly enjoyed them. Also thank you to First Assembly of God Missionettes for the fresh baked cookies they made and brought to our patients Wednesday night. They brought them just in time as they were watching the movie, “Facing the Giant.” Movies and cookies went great together. Thank you for thinking of our pa-
tients. We certainly had some special entertainment Tuesday afternoon, as the Senior Center presented a Fashion Show for everyone to enjoy, and enjoy we did. I can’t even explain just how fashionable the dresses and other attire was. They were all handmade by Peggy Staggs. The models truly did an excellent job in showing off their latest trend of fashion. Thank you ladies for a job well done. National Nursing Home Week begins May 9-14. We especially invite each of you to come and enjoy a week full of special events: May 9 - each mother will be honored with a corsage May 10 - Balloon Lift Off and Open House with a Proclamation of National Nursing Home Week being read by our local and state representatives, special guest, Senator Delores Gresham. May 11-2 PM Phil Hooker’s Petting Zoo May 12-2 PM The Singing Fireman David Smith
May 13-2 PM Elvis Presentation by Brian Lee Howell May 14-11AM Western Cookout and at 2 PM a Taste Off, bring your best dish along with the recipe and a special panel of patients will be tasting and choosing their favorite. Our monthly Birthday Party for the patients born in May is Thursday May 6 at 2 PM. The patients celebrating their birthday are: Mr. Cal Davis 5-8, Mr. Neil Herbert 5-8, Mrs. Minnie Blue 5-14, Mrs. Sherry Presswood 5-15, Mrs. Sarah Davis 5-20, Mrs. Mary Johnston 5-21, and Mrs. Maurine Evans 5-30. Come and help them celebrate. We would like to welcome Mrs. Mabel Brasher and Mrs. Josie Mae Mitchell to our facility and hope they will enjoy their stay with us. Thought for the week: “A person can choose his friends and select a wife, but he has only one Mother”-Max Shulman We wish all mothers a very happy Mother’s Day.
Allen News By Gail Barden As much as I love spring, I always dread the awful storms that come along with it. Hopefully, this week will be better. Tyler lives on a golf course in Oakland, and a tornado did lots of damage to the homes and property surrounding the course. Tyler and Leah lost some shingles and their patio furniture, but they were very fortunate. Trees and fences were down everywhere, trees were on houses and the area was terribly ﬂooded. We just thank God that no one was hurt. Because of the ﬂooding, we did not have church at Allen Sunday. Our youth yard sale was also rescheduled for May 15. It will be at Johnny and Connie Hendrix’s home on Anderson Avenue, across from Christ Church. Check it out and see what you can ﬁnd. Vacation Bible School will be June 7-11 at Allen. I will tell you more about this later. Many of our family members and friends joined us at the Memphis Zoo Thursday evening for
Le Bonheur’s “A Family Affair” ﬁnale. The event was held at the new Teton Trek exhibit, where they served dinner, had a silent auction and offered many activities for the children. The evening was perfect, the food was delicious, and we had a great support group with us. At the end of the evening, the results of the two-month long campaign were announced, and the overall total raised by all six families was $42,000. The Russell family—Andrew, Alicia, Emily and Claire— raised more than $28,000 for the hospital and were named the Le Bonheur Miracle Maker Family of the Year. It was such an honor to receive this award and truly rewarding to be able to give back to a hospital that has given our family so much. Thank you to each and every one of you who helped in any way to make our campaign so successful. We appreciate you so much. Happy Birthday to my oldest son Jason and to my nephew, Reid Bowers, Patsy’s grandson. Happy Birthday, also, to Ronnie
Mansﬁeld, Keith Zaleski, Chasity Jones DeGroat, Joseph Patterson and Lisa Jones. Happy Anniversary to Jeff and Debra Jackson and Charley and Pat West. We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Mr. Louis Baddour. He was a wonderful person, and was always smiling and friendly. Our love to Miss Elizabeth, Annette, Larry, Reed, Marie and Amy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Others on the prayer list are Stephen Warren, Ronnie Hooper, Jerry Baggett, Mary Ann Halbrook, Diane Morris, Carolyn & Jimmy Danley, Travis Acuff, Opal Stewart, Steve White and Dru McDaniel. Continue to remember the family of Mr. Harbert Thornton, Jr. Our Bible verse for this week is Hebrews 13:56, which states, God has said, “I will never forsake you.” That is why we can say with conﬁdence. “The Lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid.” Have a blessed week!