8 years ago

Wednesday, May 29, 2013, the 55+ Club met in the War Memorial Building or the weekly meeting. Lunch was served at the noon hour, and a good many attended the meal together; afterwards, three tables of games: bridge, ‘84’, and canasta were played.

It was good to have guest Doyle Littlefield from Clarendon, Madge Ely, visiting Bobbie Smith, and also Lynsey Been with Accolade Home Health Care came, bringing ice cream and cake to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. Those honored for a May birthday were: LaVerne Miller, Alice Cox, Jony Thomas, Billy Ray Williams, Bill Brown and Mary Smith. Unusual, but there were no anniversaries for the month of May. Congratulations to the birthday people!

We are not even into summer, and it seems we have hit a ‘summer slump.’ If you have been absenting yourself, we need you to come on Wednesdays and be a part of the Club activities. New members are always welcome; credentials are: you must be 55+ or older, pay yearly dues of $5, plus $l per month to add to the Scholarship Fund.

President Colene Butler reminded members that next Wednesday, June 4, is fried chicken day. We always appreciate Don Gandy for making sure the chicken gets on the noon time table! Members bring side dishes and desserts.

Several were mentioned on the prayer list: Phyllis Prendergast, Gene Smith, and the family of John Bedink. Ruth Proffit got a great report at her last visit to the medical facility she has been frequenting for the past year or so: ‘no more chemo!’ Also the Club gave recognition to Angie Beddingfield for her ‘years’ of track support! Applause from the Club erupted as Sandy Poteet told of a fire near their home on Tuesday, May 28; she told how efficiently and quickly the local fire departments responded to the call and had the fire under control and out in a short time. We are so thankful for the area wide community fire departments and how well they work together for the good of Carson County. Smiles were shared as we all talked of the blessings of living in this community: we do have something special in this place! Speaking of smiles, the moisture received Tuesday night was wonderful and so beneficial to the land.

As the school year ends, and summer plans began to evolve, we wish each family safety and fun; we pray good things for those who will be leaving high school and looking to future plans; may God be with each of you as you go your separate ways.