Catalpa news

Friday, February 26, 2010


Wasn't the weather great for a few days? Saturday and Sunday made you think of starting a garden or planting flowers. I love that kind of weather; I hate to have to grab a coat every time I stick my head out the door.

A benefit is planned for Zac Amos, son of Connie and David Amos, at the Howell Community Room on Saturday, March 13. Zac is 18 years old and has leukemia. They will be serving a chicken plate and there will be entertainment by Mark Colbert and his band. Afterward an auction will take place. Anyone that has items that can be auctioned, please contact either Jane Casteel Spradley at 615-962-3312 or Christie Schneid at 931-625-6012. Anything will be appreciated. Call me at 931-659-9436 and I will see that it is delivered to them.

Sympathy is extended to Bobby Lee Davis and family in the death of his brother, Paul Davis of Lewisburg. Paul's wife formerly lived at Petersburg; she was the former Gail Smith. Meriel and I attended the visitation Saturday night at London Funeral Home.

The Packs were in Shelbyville on Friday night to attend a chili supper at Learning Way, the new school where our granddaughters Kami and Shawnee Upchurch go to school. It was well attended.

We were glad to see April Garshnick at church Sunday as a guest of her parents, Larry and Joanne Smith. We miss April, Angie, and Amanda, as they have grown up and live elsewhere, but we are always glad to see them whenever they get to come home.

Jared Pack, who is a student at Freed-Hardeman, was the 2nd place winner in a chili cookoff at school a few weeks ago. He credits winning to "Miss Ruth's" chili recipe. Congratulations to Jared. Miss Ruth is gone, but her recipes follow after her. One of her chili recipes was re-printed on page B3 of the Friday, Jan. 15, issue of the Tribune.

That's all folks! Hope to see you next week.