Let’s be Neighbors by Carolyn Mills

County Wide Holy Week Services are going on all this week in the United Methodist Churches. Sunday, April 1st began the series of services with all Methodist congregations invited to gather at Pleasant Hill UMC for food. Singing, and preaching beginning at 5:00 PM. Finger foods were brought by those attending; special music by the Wildwood Choir, and preaching by Rev. Stacy Parvin. April 2nd, Whitehall UMC will be host church with Rev. Charles Kelly bringing the message. April 3rd, Noxapater UMC will be host church with Rev. Mike Dowd bringing the message. April 4th Hopewell UMC will be host church with Rev. Mike Childs bringing the message. April 5h, First UMC will present an Easter Cantata. April 6th Rocky Hill UMC will present a drama featuring Rev. Larry Haggard and Angela Gay. All of the above services will begin at 7:00 PM. On Good Friday, the 6th, all the county Methodist will hold a bake sale in front of Tabor Drugs beginning at 7:00 AM. Thanks to Ray Wright for standing behind his work on vehicles, even those as old as my ’89 Buick. He did not get it fixed the first time, but kept working on it until he did, at no extra charge. Visiting my cousin, Joe Caperton, in the State Veteran’s Home on Tuesday, I was pleased to get to hear some great music played by a five man band of guys calling themselves TOAD AND THE GOOD OLE BOYS. A string band of four and one on drums played country, blues, rock and roll and gospel. All but the drummer sang, solos and harmony. I talked to Benny Rigby and Jerry Fraziur but did not learn names of rest of group. Jerry does not spell his name like the Frazier folks in Winston County. He is a cousin of Joel O’Briant whom most of you readers know. If I can get somebody to take me, I plan to go and hear these guys when I learn where they may be playing. They are worth traveling a far piece to hear. So good that one wheel chair veteran got up on his walking stick and did a gig. He could not move his feet much, but the rest of his body made up for that lack. Stopping in the local book store, Pennies From Heaven, I met a nice young woman who recently moved back to Winston County. Jenny Lynn Rodman bought land and a home in the Nanih Waiya community and her two teenagers are loving the school . Jenny Lynn is related to the Rogers and Sanders, but have not got it all figured out. Her mother is a sister to Debbie Moody’s mother, I think. Attending the birthday party for one year old Brayden Lane Gilbert, son of Chris and Elena Mills Gilbert, on Saturday afternoon from Louisville were: grandparents, Clinton and Carol Mills, great grandmothers, Wanda Shaw and Carolyn Mills, Mrs. Josh Mills and children, Rylee and Colton and Robin Clark. The party was held in Meridian in the building housing one of that city’s jewels, the antique Carrosel. Congratulations to Ernest and Martha Fleming who celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this weekend. The couple built a beautiful home near Martha’s parent’s Mary and C.C. Huntley after they retired and have become strong pillars in Camp Ground UMC. Also, The Friends of the Park have planned The Annual Fishing Rodeo for April 10th, beginning at 10:00 am at the Leigon State Lodge.