Breden United Methodist Church is hosting the Operation Packing Day. The volunteers will pack boxes of school supplies to send to needy children around the world.
A mission group will be in Pearlington, Mississippi during the week of Oct. 5th.
They are continuing to help the folks rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. Let's all say a prayer for their efforts to help others and for a safe journey there and back home again.
Marilyn (Hughbanks) Smith called last week to see if we could get together for a visit.
We have been talking about it but just never have coordinated schedules until this past Tuesday.
We met at SugarRidge Café for lunch and talked until they closed, talked and walked around the plants, then stood by the cars and did a little more talking.
It was great. She told me about her husband, kids, and grandkids. We both talked about church activities.
Everything I do is always in the paper but we talked about that, too. We plan another talk fest very soon.
John and Christine Clark and I headed to the Cory Apple Festival late afternoon on Saturday. We could hear that Jonah Fish calling to us and it was just as good as it sounded.
We took a short stroll around some booths and then headed out to the yard sales.
We ran into Joetta Brown on the way to the parking area and just had a minute to say hello. Her group was just arriving on the seen.
Then Bob Fredricks came over to say Hi and to say he had some Killion ancestry, too. Last week, I had written about visiting cemeteries where ancestors were buried.
Rosemary Kumpf had called to talk about the Killion family earlier in the week. There may be more cousins across the county than we even imagined.
Ladies, don't forget those mammograms (and that even worse yearly exam).
We hate them but it's like the old Life cereal commercials. It is supposed to be good for us.
The x-ray person at St. Vincent Clay was very nice. I certainly cannot say it was fun but the person who did the mammogram was a good lady.
I had it done somewhere else last time and swear the technician was a masochist.
The nice lady at SVCH restored my faith in humanity.
We are looking for old pictures of activities at Harmony United Methodist Church for the 150th Anniversary.
I can scan them and give them right back to the owner.
We have a few but, the oldest ones are in color, nothing dates back to the black and white era and certainly no sepia tones.
Let me know if you can help 448-8734 or the church at 448-2917.
The pictures that we do have do not have captions written on the back.
Hopefully, some long-time members can help identify the activities.
The Anniversary celebration is planned for Nov. 9. We will have a fish fry and several other activities. Judy Maurer is in charge of the program.
Happy October Birthdays to Siddalee Clark (3rd), Adam Evinger & Nick Pell (5th), Jane Osborne (6th), John Kenneth Clark (9th), Greg Jones (19th), Carson Lawrence & Jimmy Pell (20th), Betty Julbert (21st). Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Dan Dierdorf (6th), Mr. & Mrs. David Brinson (11th), Mr. & Mrs. Gail Weaver (22nd), Mr. & Mrs. Luther Julbert (24th).
Don't forget the Popcorn Fest this weekend at Forest Park in Brazil.
Harmony United Methodist Calendar:
Oct. 5 -- Worship Service (Holy Communion) 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:45
Oct. 7 -- Bowling Leagues at Brazilian Lanes
Oct. 8 -- Clay County Quilters 9 a.m. -- 3 p.m., Bible Study 9 a.m.
Oct. 12 -- Second Sunday Service at 7 p.m., Fellowship starts at 6:15
Oct. 16 -- PPRC 6:30, Admin. Bd. 7 p.m.
Oct. 27 -- United Methodist Women 7 p.m.