By HOYT HANEY
Sis called 911 and told the nice dispatcher that her water broke. The operator told Sis, “Now, Mrs. Haney, stay calm, we can help, how far apart are your contractions? Sis answered. “No contractions, but my basement is flooded”!!
No Perry Mason
El Moe was in Juvenile Court being prosecuted for stealing chickens down on Pea Ridge. The judge asked everyone to stand and state their name for the court reporter. One said, “John Justice, prosecutor. One said, “Linda Jenkins, probation officer.” One said, “Freddie Gault, public defender.” El Moe said, “I’m the one who stole the chickens.”
Did you know that, on Tuesday, June 7, 1913, Mt. McKinley was first climbed? Now you know.
J.D. Bright passes this one on”; Life is fragile, handle with care.
Remember In Prayer
Please remember in prayer, Jackie and Jeanette Redman. Their son Steve is having some health problems at this time. Pray for Steve and family.
Remember, June 19 is Father’s Day. Take Pop out for a nice meal and some ice cream. No ties, please!
Now Hear This
Whitney Gilbert, daughter of Tami and David Gilbert, and granddaughter of Donald Ray and Becky Moss, is a pitcher of the University of Alabama-Huntsville softball team. Her team will be traveling to Salem, Virginia to play in the Division Two College World Series. Whitney is a former resident of Union. More later.
Jacob Freeman, Brittany Knox and John Justice.
On May 26, Floyd and Linda Heatherly celebrated an anniversary. I hope they went somewhere nice, like to the mountains. Many more to you folks.
The youth at Fosters Chapel UMC put on a fantastic program on Sunday, May 22. Doing the entire Worship Service and very professional at that.
Harold Lloyd “Guitar’ Thompson says youth is a marvelous period of life. What a pity so many don’t know what to do with it.
Not A Candidate
Note to my readers who have called: I will not seek nor accept the Republican nomination for President of the U. S. I’m much too busy keeping you informed of the happenings on Pea Ridge.
Special Person of The Week
Our Special Person of The Week is Mr. Jimmy Moss. Jimmy and his wife Harriet live in Jonesville. They both attend Jonesville Baptist Church. He is very active in his church work and helps with the Men’s Club breakfast on Saturdays. Jimmy is a member of Jonesville Prudence Lodge #139. He is having some health problems at this time and we ask that you keep Jimmy and his family in prayers.
On June 12, Mike and Donna Manus will celebrate an anniversary. Mike will take Donna to Santee-Cooper for fishing and then back to Pea Ridge for rabbit hunting. On June 14, David “Shaff” and Betty Jo Taylor will celebrate an anniversary. David will take the lady to Quantico, Va. to view the FBI Academy and then to a nice steak house, after that they are jewelry store bound.
It is 11 p.m. Do you know where your cell phone is?
Church Steeple Identified
Mr. Roger Bailey was the first to identify the location of the church steeple in May 31 Times. His gift is in the mail. The second to get it right was Paula Gilkinson. Others were, Jerry Smith, George Holloway, Ruth Quinn and Joyce Dawkins. It is the Corinth Baptist Church on North Herndon Street.
We wish a happy birthday to Mrs. Gloria “Puddin” Farr. She won’t say how old she is, but did say that she was born back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Her birthday is on June 5. Also, Virginia Eaves will have another one on June 3. She was born back when there was no lights on Pea Ridge. On June 10, Stacy Farr and Caroline Black will celebrate a birthday. We wish all you ladies a very happy day.
Have you tried the Sunday Buffet at the Palmetto Restaurant on the Duncan By-Pass? A fantastic meal at a very reasonable price. Tell Tony I sent you.
Very Good Question
James Vaughn across the creek asked me how can the U.S. of A send billions of dollars in foreign aid to all those countries when we owe China $14 trillion and we have people starving in this country? Dang, if I know.
Area Prayer Concerns
David Knox, Cop Means, Andrew Glenn, Wayne Eaves, Michael “Snake” Robinson, Jeanette Inman, John Morris, Stacy Farr, and Kathy Williams.
We were saddened to learn of the death of our friend and neighbor, Daniel “Carrot Top” McFalls. He was seriously injured in a four-wheeler accident that resulted in his death.
Our prayers are with the family.
Between The Slices
Toney Farr passes this on: “Man cannot live by bread alone, he must have peanut butter.”
“The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies.”
— Gertrude Jekyll
Till next time.