Let’s be Neighbors

Carolyn Mills, provides a weekly view from the community.

The first month of the year 2014 is almost gone and this reporter has had very little input to the WCJ simply because I no longer am out and about in the community much due in part to the extreme cold weather we have had this year.

The senior citizens of the following churches, Center Ridge, Pleasant Hill, Rural Hill and Whitehall UMC, gathered at Whitehall on the third Wednesday with only fifteen showing up for the fellowship and good pot-luck lunch. They included: pastors, Lyle Ivy and Mike Dowd, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Woodward, Judy Webb, Linda McCool, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Higgason, Louise Dempsey, Joe Vowell, Bobby Yarbrough, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tabor, Pat Horton and Carolyn Mills.

The above named churches meet once a month on the third Wednesday with a different church serving as host. Any senior citizen is welcome to attend. Just bring a covered dish to add to the day’s menu. The February meeting will be held at Center Ridge at 11:00 AM.

Winston Garden enjoyed having Teresa Ward as guest speaker at their January meeting held in the Quilt Room at Lake Tiak O’Khata. Mrs Ward, co-owner of Yarbrough’ Garden Center, presented a program on growing bulbs. She brought an amaryllis planted in a lovely container and several packages of tulip bulbs and at the conclusion of her presentation gave them to lucky ladies whose numbers were called.

The Green Thumb Garden Club composed of residents of Winston Nursing Home were treated to songs by Rev. Billy Bowie for the entertainment part of their program. The selections Rev. Bowie chose to sing were a sermon in songs, very inspirational and very well done. The garden club members were blessed to have the Minister of Music of First Baptist Church come and sing for them.

EMEPA employees are due much praise and appreciation for the job they do in restoring electricity when power is out during storms and etc. Recently, we had a power outage on our road due to a tree falling on the line during some high wind. The local crew came and restored power in the middle of the night. Thanks Stuart Ingram and the rest of your team! Stuart is a 20 year employee of EMEPA.

First Methodist Church of Louisville lost another long time faithful member of their congregation last week when Royce McBrayer passed away. Sympathy goes out to Opal, his wife and to Maria Hartness, his daughter, and her girls, Bailey and Nan.

First Baptist Church of Louisville lost a faithful member when Betty Walker Clay was laid to rest recently. Sympathy is extended to Mantel Clay, her husband of many years. The couple had no children, but Mantel who was a teacher and then principal of Louisville High School touched many lives.