Belated Father's Day Greetings! I hope all fathers had a good day.
We have had some good showers that helped the gardens. Hopefully most of the hay has been taken care of. It has been a good hay crop so far. The days are still hot and it is just the middle of June. Summer begins June 20.
The Farmers Market in Marshall County will open the first of July at Rock Creek Park. I have heard and I know everyone is looking forward to going every Friday morning to get good fresh produce.
The fruit crop will be good this year and after the last year's failure we will welcome it. Scott's Orchard is looking good this year I hear. Their 150-acre orchard was wiped out last year by the freeze in April.
Well so much for the weather. Don't forget we have several special events coming up we need to support. I appreciate the Tribune printing all the gospel meetings in progress and our prayers are for much good from putting first things first, much and lasting good will come from them.
Lone Oak Church of Christ invited everyone to a gospel meeting June 15 through June 18. Meriel and Juanita Pack and Alice Pack attended the Sunday night service. Bro. Randy Davis was the speaker. Several from Catalpa are planning to go Tuesday night. Jared Pack will be the speaker and we have dismissed our Wednesday night class to go Wednesday night to hear Randy Davis. The meeting closes Wednesday night.
Our vacation Bible school here at Catalpa will be June 23, 24 and 25 from 7 to 5:30 p.m. Classes for all ages. The speakers for the teens will be Monday night: Scotty Brock; Tuesday night: Jeff Stewart; Wednesday night: Marty Lowe.
Speakers for the adult classes will be Monday night: Ray King, Tuesday night: Jared Pack, and Wednesday night: Wayne Hames. Refreshments each night.
Please come and bring the children. Jared Pack will direct the children in VBS. "To all the teachers and workers who teach the Christian way to live, may feel sometimes you're asked too much to give, But some day you will reach eternal joys because you led to Christ, girls and boys."
The Liberty Valley Church of Christ will hold a gospel meeting June 22 through June 25, with services at 7:30 each night. Corey Barnette is the speaker and Albert Carter the song leader.
Our Wednesday night Bible class attended the gospel meeting Wednesday night at Bledsoe, and heard a great sermon by Corey Barnette. The building was full.
I saw Bro. Roy Holman from East Side Church of Christ Monday and he said they were having a gospel meeting at East Side this week, Sunday through Friday nights at 7 p.m. We didn't know about this meeting but maybe we can make it Friday night.
The Morning Market at Belfast, Tate's Store, will be this Saturday morning from 8 to 12. Anyone wanting to set up a table on the grounds may do so for a fee of five dollars. We usually have homemade bread and coffee cakes, canning, pies, ham 'n' biscuits, and Bill Gold's frozen sausage.
Collector's Closet will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and it's full and running over. The old store is open Wednesday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. I am there every Wednesday and appreciate all who stop in. The phone number is 931-276-2675. The manager, Carl Poarch, has furniture in the other old store he has been working on.
Happy birthday to Dot Hastings. Her special day is June 20. She is being honored Sunday, June 22, by her family in the Cane Creek Church of Christ's Annex from 2 to 4 p.m. All her friends and loved ones are invited to come by. No gifts but written special memories in a card from everyone for this very special lady will be appreciated.
Happy anniversary to Tim and Julie Murdock! June 24 will be their special day. We were happy to have Tim, Julie, Landry, Neyland, and Ella at church Sunday morning. Tim works the weekend shift and has to miss church. They are a special couple and we love and appreciate them and their friends wish for them many more happy years together.
We were happy to have Gail Porter at the morning service. She is caring for her mother, Sadie Hemphill, who is in the house with Gail and Bobby. Prayers are with Sadie that she can soon be better.
Terri Pack was able to be at the morning service. She will undergo surgery the last of June. Prayers are being said for it to be a success and she can have a better quality of life.
To all the sick shut-ins and less fortunate, may the Lord bless and help them for He knows every heartache, sees every tear, perhaps we may stumble, perhaps even fall, but God's all ready to answer our call.
Old Glory Day Saturday night was great; the weather was perfect. A large crowd attended and the entertainment by two Petersburg Pickers was enjoyed. Free hotdogs and hamburgers cooked by the Revitalization Committee were enjoyed. Mr. John Edmonson was master of ceremonies and brought his musical equipment for the pickers to use. This was a great help; the music came through loud and clear.
Marsha Edmondson was in charge of the names that were drawn out for nice prizes donated by the merchants and business places. Many nice gifts and gift certificates many lucky folks appreciated. I know of one very proud and surprised lady who received a beautiful plaque inscribed:
"In appreciation to Ruth Hastings 'Time is not measured by the years you live but by the deeds that you do and the joys that you give,' Petersburg Revitalization Commission."
I will always love and treasure this gift.
Another wonderful memorial was read by Karen Fulcher in memory of Thomas "Hoss" Woodward. The Town of Petersburg has lost an outstanding citizen. He will be missed greatly but we will all cherish fond memories of him. I wish I could have heard all she said but it was a great loving memorial tribute to Thomas Woodward and to his loving wife, Barbara.
Thus ended another great Old Glory Day begun by the late beloved Richard Fulcher, mayor in Petersburg a few years ago. He has been missed greatly by all who knew, loved and appreciated him working so hard for Petersburg. His life ended in a tragic house fire but his memory lingers on.
Now for the recipes:
Cherry Pecan Dessert
1 can cherry pie filling
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 box Cool Whip
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup chopped pecans
1 20oz can crushed pineapple, well drained.
Mix well and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
1 box cherry Jell-O
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 can cranberry sauce
1 small can crushed pineapple
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
Bring water to a boil and dissolve Jell-O in it. Add cranberry sauce and stir until melted. Add crushed pineapple and mandarin oranges. Chill until congealed.