I hope you all have had a happy and relieved week. I'm glad politics are temporarily over and I'm sure the majority of candidates are as well.
In Almyra, Mr. Murphy's Country Creations is doing very well. I'm so glad for him.
Our recent rain was a true downpour. When I went out to feed the birds, my feet went down into the ground at least a full inch and maybe more in places. For you who know me, my 110 pounds rarely does that. However, I discovered it was an excellent time to pull crab grass out of the ground.
Mr. Bill escorted me to our monthly Indian Tribe meeting Saturday night. Our chief feels certain that Mr. Bill is part Indian, as well. We're checking on that. Our tribe is called "Faraway Cherokee," the Tanasi Tribe. My father's family was from East Tennessee, around the Smoky Mountains. I've learned so much over the past few years that I never knew concerning Indian heritage, of which I'm so proud!
Ancestry of all nature is worth your time. Mr. John Smith, Charlie's cousin, and I met in Salem Cemetery last week and I learned a lot about some of Charlie's ancestors. He and James, his brother, know it all. But I'm sure Charlie was the sweetest one of all for many generations back.
Salem Presbyterian Church
Worship is at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. Adult choir practice will resume this Wednesday, Aug.13. Anybody who reached his or her 15th birthday before Dec. 31 is welcome.
Address change: Sloan Regen, 1343 Bandera Highway, Apt. 306, Kerrville, TX, 78028
Micah Sterling and Nathaniel Berndt invite you to their wedding and reception this Saturday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Atoka.
Memorials to Salem Church: In memory of Francis Blackmon, Emily Breen and Jean Harris.
Memorials to Salem Cemetery: In memory of Francis Blackmon, Emily Breen, Don Breen, Jean Harris and Walter and Ann Rose.
Memorials to the playground fund: In memory of Emily Breen.
Memorials to the youth fund: In memory of Francis Blackmon.
All ladies are invited to the 82nd annual meeting of the Mississippi Valley Presbyterial Union on Aug. 23 at Brighton ARP Church. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m., registration at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting is at 10 a.m.
Sharon Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
Worship is at 9 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. We are pleased that Raymond Walter Griffin, Jr. has been accepted as a member of Sharon, with a letter of transfer from Brighton ARP Church. Happy birthday to Juanita Waits (last week) and Patsy Fee on the 16th.
Open Door Baptist Church
Located in the Sharon ARP Church, located one mile east of Highway 14 at the corner of Dunlap Orphanage and Beaver Creek Rd. The pastor is Donald K. Tabb. Sunday morning worship is at 11, Sunday evening at 6 and Wednesday evening at 7. A nursery is available. For more information, call 901-461-5762 or go to www.opendoorbaptisttipton.org.
In closing, I've had the privilege of visiting the Brighton Church of Christ recently and found another loving family. Ron McLillie is the minister and this week he received his 20-year certificate. Many in the congregation were people who my children grew up with when we moved to Tipton County in 1983. Thanks to all of you for the sweet welcome.
Happy belated birthday to Debbie Neil.
Have a great week.