Catalpa news

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hello again!

Didn't we have a nice weekend? I guess lots of work was done in the yard getting ready for spring.

We still have lots of sickness. Alice Carpenter was missed at services because of allergies and vertigo. Hope she soon gets better. We miss her when she is out.

Judy Dirting will have her gallbladder surgery on Monday. Good luck, and hope she soon recovers and is not too uncomfortable.

Bro. Cullins' wife, Lottie, is recovering from a severe head injury. We send our best wishes to her in Bessemer, Ala.

Did you happen to see Rick Douglas on The History Channel on TV this week? He is the son of Gary and June Douglas and lives in Georgia. He works for Kia in their new factory down there. Looking good, Rick! We are proud of you.

Sympathy to the family of Vera Jacks, who formerly lived in Petersburg and, along with her husband, Clifton, ran a grocery store in Petersburg. They made their home in Plano, Texas. She was buried on Saturday, Feb. 27, in Maxwell Cemetery. Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Second Sunday Singing is scheduled for Cornersville on March 14. Everyone is invited to attend.

The area-wide Friday Night Singing is to be at Odd Fellows Hall Church of Christ at 7 p.m. March 12. If you like good singing, this is the place to be.

This will be another busy weekend. The benefit for Zac Amos, son of Connie Castel Amos and David Amos will be at Howell Community Center on Saturday, March 13, starting at 4:30 p.m. with a chicken supper, followed by music and an auction. Zac is 18 years old and has been diagnosed with leukemia.

Remember Saturday night is also Pickin'n'Grinnin' in Petersburg from 5 until 9 p.m. with a potluck supper at 7 o'clock. Come if you can.

I appreciate the many good comments I have gotten on my efforts trying to write the news. It makes the task easier.

Keep in mind "Friends and Family Day" at Catalpa on Sunday, March 21. We'll be looking for you.

I'll close for now with a poem. Hope to be back next week.

The Art of Greatness

It's not fortune or fame or worldwide acclaim

That makes for true greatness, you'll find.

It's the wonderful art of teaching the heart

To always be thoughtful and kind.

By Helen Steiner Rice