Friday, October 10, 2008

Catalpa News


October Fest was a great day last Saturday and this weekend will be another great day for Lewisburg - Rock Creek Park's Goat Festival will be enjoyed by many people. I do not have any material on the Goat Festival but Wednesday and Friday the local papers will come alive with lots of information about this popular event.

We had beautiful weather for October Fest, a little chilly in the morning, but that made the delicious sausage and pancakes taste great. Several vendors were set up - lots of good eating was enjoyed all day and many sat in their lawn chairs to see and hear all the music. "Boys Down the Road" started the morning off at 8 a.m. and they did a great show. We missed Wayne Owens and Mac George who had been with them for many years. Phil Ross did a fine job of organizing the group.

I'm sure the Goat Festival will have good music and singing, hopefully the weather will be fine and it will be another great goat festival.

Don't forget Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. will be the Second Saturday at the Town Hall in Petersburg for all Pickers'n'Grinners to perform.

Also, Petersburg Seniors Citizens are having a supper and fall gospel singing at the Senior Citizens Center on Saturday night, October 11. Supper begins at 6 p.m. Soups, desserts and drinks are $5 a plate. The singing begins at 7 p.m, featuring "The Encouragers."

We regret both events have to be on the same night.

Yell Church of Christ invites every one to a Gospel Meeting. The speaker will be Randy Kersey and song leader Ray King.

The gospel meeting at Ostella last week had good crowds and the speaker, Mike Baker of Tyler, Texas, had great lessons. The singing was ably led by Doug Martin. Some from Catalpa enjoyed hearing Bro. Baker.

The second Sunday monthly singing will be at Westvue, October 12.

The third Saturday morning will be the last Morning Market in 2008. I hope several will be at the Collector's Closet (Tate's Store) October 18 from 8 a.m. to noon. The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

November 22, the Marshall County American Red Cross will have Christmas Village from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, Lewisburg, Tennessee. Booth space rental will be $30. Call 359-3918 or the Red Cross office 359-1211. I hope we can have a great Christmas Village again this year. Anna Childress will be overseeing it again.

I will write about the Christmas Village several times before November 22. I hope to be there with my summer canning.

My 89th birthday has been great and I have appreciated all that everyone did for me. Janice and Doylene carried me to Falls Mills Thursday and we spent the night in the little log cabin. We came home Friday evening through Lynchburg.

I enjoyed it, but had to put things on the back burner and keep telling myself, "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." I am back at it and glad to be.

Several folks are having birthdays in October. Jesse Frank Head will celebrate October 4th; Karen Douglas Walker, October 11th; Wilford Rudd, October12th; Johnny Faulkner, October 13th; Juanita Pack, October 13th; Nicky Foster, October 16th; and Jean Allman, October 17th. Happy Birthday to all these special people and Many Happy Returns to all of them.

We were happy to have Jordon Pack of Walter Hill worship with us Sunday as guest of his grandmother, Alice Pack.

We were glad to have Mr. and Mrs. Martin and son Sunday morning from Alabama and from Bradford Road near here.

Teri Pack was at church Sunday morning. She had been sick and also underwent surgery for removal of a kidney. We all pray she will have better health now.

This community extends sympathy to the family of Mrs. Edith Louise Stephenson. Louise died after a long illness at the age of 90, in Bedford County Nursing Home. Shelbyville. She was an aunt of Juanita Pack of the Catalpa Church of Christ. Funeral service was conducted Wednesday, October 1, from Gowen-Smith Funeral Home. She was buried at Wheel Cemetery. The pallbearers were Paul Cross, Meriel Pack, Jerry Perry, Mark Hastings, Jeff Pack and James Arnold. Louise was a sister of the late Nina Sowell whom she visited often.

We regret to hear of the death of Mrs. Viola Beever of Lewisburg. She died October 5th at the age of 81. I do not have an obituary, but her funeral was Tuesday October 7th, from the Chapel of London Funeral Home. Bro. Rick Rolin will officiate. She was a member of Westvue Church of Christ. Burial will be in Lone Oak Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Loyd Beaver and a daughter. I will write more next week.

Tuna Potato Chip Casserole

1 large pkg. potato chips

1 large can or 2 small cans of tuna

1 can cream of mushroom soup

1 cup milk

Place half of the potato chips in casserole dish. Add tuna and rest of potato chips. Mix soup and milk and pour over the tuna and potato chips. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Coconut Pie

1 stick butter or margarine (melted)

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon vinegar

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup coconut

3 eggs, beaten

Mix sugar and eggs, add vanilla and vinegar. Add melted butter and coconut. Stir well. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 300 for 20 to 30 minutes.

Fudge Pie

1/2 stick margarine

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons cocoa

1 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

Melt margarine, add sugar and cocoa, then stir. Add eggs and stir (do not beat). Add milk and vanilla. Bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and cook for 20 to 25 minutes more.

It's about sweet potato time. I bake sweet potatoes in the microwave just like I bake Irish potatoes, about 6 minutes for 1.

We like Candied Sweet Potatoes

Bring to a boil 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water and 1/2 stick of margarine. Drop in 2 cups of sliced sweet potatoes. Cook until tender and has a syrup consistency.

Sweet Potato Casserole

3 cups cooked, mashed sweet potatoes

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup margarine

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

1/3 cup milk

1 cup coconut

Mix all ingredients well and put in a baking dish.


1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup flour

1/3 cup margarine

1 cup chopped pecans

Mix topping ingredients well and put on top of potatoes. Bake for 25 minutes in a 350-degree oven.

Hope to see you again next week via The Tribune.