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Recently on a Sunday night Rev. Dennis Downs preached at Garrison Church. February 5th he preached at Gentryville Church. He enjoyed it.

My sympathy sent to the Letterman family. Their sister, Joann Shepley passed away in February and her husband in January.

Sunday at Garrison 57 came out in the cold to serve the Lord. James gave a birthday offering. Pastor James Orick brought the weekend messages.

Lisa and Wyatt Ellison sang and Lisa did a solo. He is so cute. That is what it means to train up a child, anyone can raise one, but to train it to serve the Lord  is what counts. And some of our children sang.

Thursday David Halcomb and James Orick went fishing and did good. Fishing is like everything else, some days are good and some not so hot on the catching part. This cold snap may close their mouths.

We enjoyed visited Kenny and Kay Applegate at Ozark. If you ever get lonesome, go to Wal-Mart or the grocery store and chat, chat, chat. The best is place though is church.

Wednesday night at Garrison Baptist Church they had a surprise birthday supper of hamburgers and hot dogs, ect. for their pastor, James Orick.  Soda, coffee, chocolate cake and brownies were also served. A nice, love offering was also given for his birthday. All had a good time. We appreciate everyone who made this a special evening.

James visited Junior and Betty Halcomb Saturday morning to check an electric switch. James and David cut some wood that morning.

Keith Williams and Sybil’s children visited her and I visited Thursday at the Harvill home.

Tuesday was the election polling place for Spencer and Lincoln in Carol Genet’s home. Her grandson, Rex, prepared a nice lunch. We all had snacks to share. Her son, Ron, showed us some interesting pictures of Alaska and the game he had killed.

Sunday after church Lisa, Cody, Lacy and Wyatt Ellison, James and Linda Orick ate lunch at the Subway in Sparta. We had a good time visiting.

Bob and Louella Rains have a new great grandbaby named Marshall Cooper. Tom and Sharon are the grandparents and they are thrilled. James visited with them at Cox South when he visited one of our members who was in the hospital.


I will ask again, but it doesn’t seem to do me much good, but if anyone that has something to share with the readers, call me. You don’t have to live in our community. People read about things far and near and you might want to share something.

A thought  – if Jesus was to come back and we were told we had 24 hours, what would you be doing?

I hope getting yourself ready to meet Him and getting family and friends and people ready.

Read your Bible and watch the television not the junk that’s on it, but the news and religious stations. The old song says, “It Won’t Be Very Long.”

Enjoy the snow if you can and hope it’s short lived.

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