The sunshine has brightened many a day recently. However, as I write this, it is Monday morning and I understand we are to have freezing temperatures return this week.
While I was at Kroger this past Saturday, the grocery carts were flying all over the parking lot, because the wind was so strong. I could certainly do without that again. It almost blew me to my car!
Three Star Fire Department
There is a chili cook-off this Saturday, the 25th. Tasting begins at 4 p.m., with the public making their choice through sampling the many competitors. Judging is between 4 and 7 p.m. and is decided by the amounts of donations to each competitor. Whichever competitor has the most donations is declared the people’s choice winner. Mr. Paul Stalter of Three Star was interviewed on Channel 24 last week. You don’t want to miss this one folks! I personally know some of the connoisseurs of this cook-off. The location (for any newcomers) is east of Highway14 on Saddler School Road and Beaver Creek Road. I hope to see you there.
Salem Presbyterian Church
Worship is at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. The senior high youth group will meet Sunday night, the 26th, at the manse for supper and a Bible study.
Circle number two, women`s Bible study group, will meet Thursday, Jan. 23, at 10 a.m. at church.
Martha Fernandez wishes to thank the church for her check.
Memorial to the church: in memory of Bobby and Mozelle McDill and Mary Ann Merritt.
Happy birthdays to Heather Gray, Matt Patton and Currie McIntyre. Hope they are each the greatest!
Sharon Presbyterian Church
Worship begins at 9 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. We welcome all members, friends and visitors to our fellowship. We are especially happy to have the residents of Dunlap Retirement Center,when they are able to come.
Senior Recreation Center of Atoka
Closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but will be open Tuesday. Ceramics will begin this month. Please stop by to pick up your daily calendar and meet Mrs. Tyla Berry. You may reach her at 901-389-8937.
In closing, Mr. Bill and I had lunch Sunday afternoon at his daughter`s house, Mr. and Mrs. Bud and Debbie Neal. Debbie is a tremendous cook and loves it. Her children and grandchildren were all there. It is a weekly family occurrence. Thanks Debbie, it was fun watching little Conner Thornton, who recently turned two, tasting Gatorade. He could not get enough of that sugar. After Bud diluted it with water, Conner would not touch it. Ha ha.
Following lunch, Bill and I went to Austin Peay Elementary and walked approximately two miles in the beautiful sunshine.
Have a great week everyone.
Our community extends our sympathy to the Whitwer family and to the Waits family.