Monday, Oct. 23
United Baptist WMU had a planning meeting Oct. 17. The children’s home in Winnfield needs clothes. The Poor Man’s dinner will be Oct. 29. There will be donations only. We will make fruit baskets Dec. 5 at Shelia Stewart’s home. We will visit nursing home residents at Christmas. Some of our folks who are in nursing homes are Betty Gilcrease, Juanita Wall, Margie Dobson, Betty Lawson, Desalie Pepper, and Helen Martin. There are prayer requests for John Motter, Jimmy Thomas, Kenneth Hardee and the family of Wesley Prestridge who passed away. His service was Oct. 21 at United Baptist with interment at Weaver Memorial Cemetery on Cloud Crossing Road. We send our love and prayers to Ms. Eleanor and family.
There have been additions to the fall festival in Campti, Smokin’ on the Red. Friday night is Christian music night, face painting starting at 5 p.m., puppet show at 7 p.m., Abundant Life Choir at 8:30 p.m., stomp show at 9 p.m., Bush Baby at 9:30 p.m. with Christian rap. There will also be a haunted house. The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Lady of the Rosary and Trichel have compiled a cookbook. They are available from Jackie Foster at (318)617-1727; Kay Dolton or Jennifer Slaughter. It’s named “Mary’s Kitchen.” It is very pretty and has a children’s section. They are $12.
You can call the church in Campti to buy one. I’m looking forward to getting mine. If nothing happens, I will make popcorn balls again this year for the trick-or-treaters and parents. I think this year will be about the 35th year I have handed them out. I have given them to grandchildren and great grands. And they still come. My favorite person was Iva Joy Custis. If she did not come Halloween, I would save her one. The library craft club will meet Nov. 6 to learn how to crochet pumpkins at 10:30 a.m., and Nov. 13 learn to make rag rugs at 10:30 a.m. If all goes as planned, Ernest and Clettis Self will relocate to Natchitoches. My daughter, Toni, and two of her nieces, went on a shopping trip to buy items for a shower for her great grand niece. They bought a pile of things and after checking out, could not get the exit door open. After nearly tearing the door down, they remembered that in that store, they were not allowed to take buggies outside. By that time, they and everyone else were laughing so loud. I’m sure glad I wasn’t along. Gail Roy had a heart procedure done. They have put in for a heart transplant. She is very limited in what she can do. She cannot drive a car or even walk outside alone. Jimmy Thomas will have surgery next month. Glenda and Toni attended the meeting of her classmates, friends and relatives at the Methodist church in Fairview Alpha. Heather, even with her health problems, was her usual jovial self, remembering the old school days. Glenda said to her, “Now Heather, don’t tell some of the things we did.” Heather said that the gatherings meant more to her than all the medicine.
We all love her and pray for her everyday. I was as not aware she had become such an avid fisherman as I was. The Catholic churches around Black Lake had a super bingo, cake walk and dinner. They made $1,176. Cutline: The craft club at the library made mini-wreaths. Seated from left are Joy Wilson, Octavia Whitten and Connie Davis. On back row are Sandra Banks, Glenda Carter and Ethel Jackson.