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Retirement Center News Nancy Goodwin took Ella Mae Mathis, Grace Mulligan, Mary Ann Halbrook and Alystine Hare to the McKinnie Pals fish dinner at the Methodist Church this past week. Nancy also took Katie McAdams out for a ride and ice cream one evening. Barbara McGary, Pauline Welch, Martha Jane Williams, Frances Blalock, Jottye Newman, Billie Fletcher, Arline Boisvert, Katie McAdams, Marie Aulridge and Floy Patton played bingo with Nancy Goodwin. Nan Darnaby and her daughter came to play with Nan’s mother, Arline. Nancy said the sitters really helped and they had lots of great prizes and a good time. Martha Jane Williams had her daughter, Phyllis, here from Mobile along with two great, great

grandsons. Needless to say she loved that. Thank you to Mrs. Marvin Reed who brought the residents lots of good magazines this past week. They’ll have some good reading now. Sue MacPhail had lunch with Mary Ann Halbrook Monday. She picked a good day – we had a little steak, baked potato, salad and coca cola cake for dessert. Everything was delicious as usual and we all enjoyed having Sue join us. Early voting is about to start so won’t be long now before we have a new city mayor. The candidates will all do good to remember that old saying “People will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they’ll never forget HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL.”

Hillville - Eurekaton News By Vicki Williams “Admitting we need help from God is a sign of strength.” This is our Thought for the Week as published in the Upper Room Devotional by Nancy Schemahorn of Missouri. Have you ever attempted to put something together without following the directions? Why do we do this? Pride? Sometimes we try to do something on our own without following God’s directions given in the Bible. God will forgive the arrogance which we sometimes have and will help us to seek His guidance and wisdom freely. All we have to do is ask. As usual the rain came along with The Haywood County Relay For Life, which was held Friday, May 14. The Relay was cut short due to approaching bad weather. I know there were a lot of disappointed people but keeping people safe was the number one priority. Please keep Tiffany Goodman and her family in your thoughts and prayers in the loss of Mr. Herman “Buddy” Matlock. Mr. Matlock was called home Saturday, May 15 after a lengthy illness.

Mt. Pleasant’s Homecoming was held Sunday, May 16. There was a great turnout for this event as well as a great feast. People traveled both near and far to attend this annual event. Ronald Bruce was the guest speaker and might I add did a wonderful job. The Mt. Pleasant choir, Mrs. Alice McClanahan and Wilson Powell brought the special music. Mrs. Alice played the marimba which is always a very special treat during Homecoming. On the way home from church, I stopped by and visited in the home of Justin and Kim Hill who have recently purchased a home in the Eurekaton community. I enjoyed visiting with them and also with Keith and Sandy Campbell, Scott Campbell, Roger and Tonya Kirkland and Eugene and Billie Kirkland who were also visiting with the Hill’s. Congratulations to all of Haywood High Class of 2010 graduates, to the Haywood Jr. High graduates and to all of the Kindergarten graduates. I am not going to attempt to list all of the graduates of the community because I know I would

forget someone. Happy Belated Birthday wishes to Clint Holmes who celebrated his May 17. Other birthday wishes this week are for Donnie Goodman, Christine Glover, Melva Baggett, Michelle Morris, Jimmy Leath, Christian Leath, Michael Thomason and Adam Phillips. Prayer requests this week include Enid Powell, Shirley Morgan, Stephanie Whittiemore, Darlene Rossen, Earline Benard, Peggy Lewis, Lillie Goodman, Carol Wilson, Bro. Claudie Hammers, James Glover, Leah Scallions, Jeremiah Bagley, Frances Elrod, Kirk Bouillion, Martha Williams, Howard & Naomi Benard, Mary Martin, Shirley Morgan, Geneva Littlejohn, Linda Leath, Robert Burns, Carol and Jordan Bruce, the Nation, the Military and our Community. Sympathy to the families of Mrs. Sadie Davis, Mrs. Gayle Doney, Mr. Elvin Robinson, Mrs. Marie Andrews and Mrs. Jo Horner in the loss of their loved ones. If you have news to share, please call me at 772-1885 after 5PM. Until next week-God Bless.

Bethel - Belle Eagle News By Betty Scott Memorial Day will be celebrated on May 31, but how many of us really think about the reason for that day? We take our freedom for granted, never realizing the price that was paid for freedom. I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend. A bridal shower honoring Elizabeth Lovell and Kevin Lovelace was given last Saturday in the home of Patsy Climer. Family and friends wished this couple best wishes on their upcoming wedding on June 26. Parents of the bride are Danny and Donna Lovell. Jackson Christian School’s Softball team went to State Competi-

tion in Murfreesboro this week. It is the first time in the school history that JCS has progressed this far in the softball competition. Laura Kendrick is a player for this team and is the daughter of Jay and Libby Kendrick. Congratulations, Laura! Rebecca Grace Green celebrated her birthday with family and friends last Sunday afternoon. She had a “tropical” theme with those attending wearing tropical attire. Emily Herron decorated her cake with palm trees, sand and flowers. She is the daughter of Lee Anna Parker Davis. Mike and Peggy Parker drove up from Ripley, MS for the celebration.

I am happy to report that Phillip Sullivan returned to work a few weeks ago and is doing fine. Phillip underwent brain surgery a few months ago and recovery was great. Hummingbirds are swarming around my feeders and every morning it is amazing to sit and watch them. It is getting harder and harder to keep the feeders full, but we need something to enjoy in our life. A spider bit James Harold Haynes on the arm last week and he had to go to the doctor. All this rain will probably make bugs bad this summer. I heard the county has over a hundred roads that were damaged by the rains. Kenneth Sargent went to the doctor last week because his leg was swollen, but is doing fine now. Betty Scott had eye surgery and is also doing great. The left eye will be done on June 10. Thought for the week: Were you to break off with friends who sin, you would be friendless.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Suzie’s Scene

By Shirley Tucker, Activity Director What a week - what a week. I got back from Houston just in time to go to Union’s graduation for my granddaughter and then to get ready for her big party at my house. Union is the best University in the country as far as I’m concerned. It better be, I have three granddaughters going there As usual, while I was gone Sugar Creek just kept going. Beside those three new ladies who moved in while I was gone, Jottye Newman, Mary Ann Halbrook, Lyde Davis Hamilton, we now want to welcome Alystine Hare and Katherine Hooper. We are so excited to have all these sweet new ladies – they just fit right in with the fantastic group we already have. Diane Hooper and



By Suzie Tipton

Anticipate your battles; fight them on your knees before temptation comes, and you will always have victory. R. A. Torrey Russell and Kay Taliaferro welcomed their son, Bill, who came from his US State Department duty station at Bratislava, Slovakia, last weekend for a few days visit. His visit also prompted visits from daughter, Pam, from Wisconsin and from son, Matt, of Johnson City, TN. Elizabeth Kendrick graduated from the University of Tennessee at Martin May 15 and she received her BS in engineering with a concentration in mechanical engineering. Attending were Jay, Libby and Laura Kendrick, Bob, Carolyn and Jo Kendrick, Denise Guthrie, Bettye and Kenneth Sargent. Laura Kendrick graduated May 16 from Jackson Christian High School and plans to attend UTM in the fall. Attending her graduation exercises were Jay, Libby and Elizabeth Kendrick, Bob, Carolyn and Jo Kendrick, Denise Guthrie, Bettye and Kenneth Sargent, Anna Davis and Rebecca Green, Ruth and Katie Lewis, Tracy

and Jason Hale, Ginger Hathcock, Terry and Dana Dillon and family and Molly Cole and Michael and Caroline Willie from Jackson. The Jackson Christian School softball team is in Murfreesboro this week for the state tournament for the first time in the school’s softball history with Laura Kendrick as their right fielder. We wish them good luck! Also graduating from JCS was Blair Simpson, daughter of Chad and Leah Simpson of Brownsville. Other family and friends who attended the graduation were Sue and Herman Wicker, Sandra and Tommy Lane, Danny and Brenda Simpson, Dare Simpson and Casey Bonowitz, Gary and Linda Wicker, Dustin and Amanda and Levin Lane, Mary Ruth Britt and Andrea Smith. Ann Sanford Hooper Hawks and Mark French were married in Memphis Saturday, May 22. Ann is the daughter of Martha and Tommy Hooper. She and Mark live in Memphis. Margie and Steve Stoots hosted an engagement party in honor of Ashley Long and Drew Clagg Saturday night. The party was co-hosted by Steve and Cindy Smith, PJ and Sandra Angotti, Toni and Wally Eubanks, Margo and Brian Juengling, Marshall and Stephanie Stoots and Marty Stoots. Ashley’s parents, Ricky and Vicky Long, and her two sisters were special guests. It was also Marshall Stoots’ 25th birthday. Rachel Cook Freeman and her baby, Katie, were in town for a visit

with Kathy and David Cook over the weekend. Allen and Patsy King had a family get-together at their home after Haywood Jr. High Graduation Thursday night. Three of their grandchildren, Emily Gooch King, Robert Allen King and Patsy Jameson, and also their cousin, Walker Thornton, all graduated. Rachel and Wade Roberts, children of Shannon and Will Roberts from Knoxville, visited this week with their grandparents, Sharon and Gary Pettigrew of Brownsville and Pat and Frank Keller of Henning. We were saddened last week to learn that Gail Rice Doney had passed away. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Val Rice of Brownsville. Gail lived with her son, Harlen Crossen, Jr. in Pall Mall, TN. He and his family all came to Brownsville for the graveside services. Also attending from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Guy Crossen of Florida, parents of Kathy Baggett of Brownsville, Gail’s sister, Paula Backsheider and her husband, Nicholas, from Auburn, AL and Paula’s children from Houston, TX. Paula and Gail were nieces of the late Miss Pauline Currie, whom many will remember. Please keep John Gorman and Maxine English and their families in your prayers. Our mystery girl’s identity has not been guessed. The second clue is that she has three children. To guess, call 7721192. Send your news to

Union News By Sylessie Ross I must start by saying we had such a delightful time during morning worship this past Sunday. Our Male Chorus truly blessed us in song as well as pastor Harden with the word! The day didn’t end there. Willie and I worshiped with my daughter Marketta at their annual women’s day prayer program that evening at Deliverance Cathedral with Bishop Nathaniel Bond. They had a dynamic speaker from Memphis and I found out she is a former member of Brandon Porter’s ministry. Our choir worshiped with New Hope on their choir day. Bernadine Hill-Love had a surprise birthday party for her daughter Nikki, over the weekend. Plenty of food, family, and friends were all present to celebrate this occasion. Janice and Lonell Rogers gave their daughter Danyell a graduation dinner over the weekend. Danyell recently graduated from TSU. My son Lambert returned to work this past Monday after several months of recovering from his accident last year while on duty. He can finally enjoy being a Lieutenant, which he was promoted to last year with the Memphis Police Dept. We want to keep the Robinson family in prayer during the passing of Elvis Robinson. He worked at the courthouse for many years and drove a school bus. Sick and Shut-in: Mollie Walker, Emma Lue

“Goldie” Graves, Pensacola “Pinky” Barbee, Sammie Hines, Hubert Hines, Martha Bond, Shirley Rogers, Levada Nicholson Bond, Iola “Toot” Love, William C. Wilson, Rev. J.H. Fuller, Steve White, Joyce Pirtle, Willie Herman Robinson, Reverend J.V. Carney, Mack Shaw, Nannie Sue Perry, Pearl Gray,Charles Cole, and Katherine “Madea” Maclin. Thought for the Week: “ Its yours for the Asking” There are times when it seems that God deals with us on a need to know basis. Perhaps if we got too much too soon, we wouldn’t know what to do with it. If we got it too easily, we wouldn’t appreciate it properly as in too much, too soon. If we knew too much in advance, we might engage in self-sabotaging activities.

John records in his gospel that Jesus did many more things but they were not recorded in his book. Jesus told the disciples that if he told them everything, they would not be able to bear it. All Moses knew was that he was told to tell Pharaoh to let my people go. If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. (James 1:5) You get this wisdom by first confessing your lack of it. You receive this wisdom by asking God for it. Then believe you’ll receive it. (James 1:6) So when you feel you are at a need to know moment, remember the wisdom of God. It’s yours for the asking. Scripture Of The Day: “If any of you lacks wisdom, ask God…” James 1:5 (NIV)

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By Sylessie Ross By Vicki Williams By Betty Scott Retirement Center News By Shirley Tucker, Activity Director