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PAGE 4A - The MakoffNews - WednesdaY, October 31, 2001 Community ............. !':!., i ............... '"I  .............. * ' ...... '" " .....  .......... .... If there is anyone who does not want to hear about my granddaughter's wedding, (and shame on you) now is the time for you to lay the paper down and head for the kitchen to wash the dishes, or go rake leaves or some such boring job! I have the opportunity, and I will make good use of it. We left Athens about 8:30 Saturday morning, and the weddilag was to be at 5:00 that after- noon. We had plenty of time, so we made 2 or 3 stops along the way just to move around a little. My granddaughter Teresa's husband Kelly was our able and capable chauffeur for the journey. Teresa was the lady behind the able driver! We had a little difficulty find- ingthe motel where we would spend the night, but not much. We hurriedly dressed and then set out to find the wedding. It seemed for awhile that we would be late, but we weren't. We finally found the garden where the wedding was being young lady sang Ave Maria, just beautifully. Then all eyes turned to the center walkway, as my great-granddaughter, who was flower girl was handing flow- ers to the specta-  tors, instead of Reppond's Roundup strewing petals. Then finally came the bride on the arm of a most hand- some man. Her fa- ther and my son of course. Stacy looked like Cinderella and she Mary Reppond met her handsome Prince at the alter. The ceremony was very beau- tiful and a lot of it from the Bible. After the wedding we adjourned to another spot in the huge yard where a big white tent and tables and chairs were waiting. In the center of this was the dance platform that Tommy had made and taken to Houston ear- lier. After a catered meal, the music began and the Bride and the Groom lead it off. Then th6 father and his daughter danced. Soon the small floor was full, partly with friends and partly with the young children who were there. Everyone was held and it looked a lot like a happy, especially the young fairy land. With all the young wife and husband, Mr. and Mrs. men and women dressed in their Matthew Frings. Instead of tuxedos and pretty dresses. It was a few minutes until we were seated and the ceremonies began. It is nice to be a grandma of the bride, because I had a front row seat, along with my son and daughter-in-law. There was a trio playing the wedding music, and a lovely throwing the traditional rice or birdseed as the couple left the wedding party, everyone lit sparklers and waved them in the air. Of course the lights were darkened. There is much more that I could tell you but I won't do it now. Probably if I see you somewhere I will start telling you more. After all, this was my last grandchild to marry, I have a right to brag! We had some seniors at the center Wednesday who have been somewhere else for a long time. Dot Henderson, from Jacksonville, was there. She has been missed. Tim and Dee Parker were back, too. We never know when they will pop in, but we are always good to see them. Edith and Herman Mayfield was another couple that has been absent for awhile. I guess all of these people have a lot of places to go besides our center. They are really needed here, though! Our condolences go to Faye Precopia, for the loss of a brother, this week. He had been ill for sometime. He was buried Wednesday. We have another pair of newly weds at the center. Mere Scruggs and Helen Allen were married last Saturday. I wish them both many years of hap- piness. Homer and Minnie Kirkwood brought a large bag of pears to the center for everyone who wanted some. I got a small bag and brought them home and started peeling them as soon as I could. Dorothy Whiteside and I have both been cooking pear cakes and freezing them for later use. The hard pears this year are absolutely delicious. Every- one I peel, I eat some of it -- like picking out nuts! I thank Minnie and Homer again for bringing them. If you haven't gotten your flu Connued on page 6A _ b00per / i r r r i m m m i See answers next week! Another beautiful week, some of our sick are some bet- ter. Woodrow Trammell had three by-pass heart surgery, and did fine. Was really in need of this sur- gery. Joyce Trammell home and doing fine and didn't have to stay in rehab very long. Mrs. Gertrude Mattingly in wreck and is still banged up. Son Johnny also We were glad to see Naomi (Harton) and husband Bill Cogdell of Athens, and her daughter Etheline, from McKinney. They haven't been feel- ing well. David Hall our fish catcher, was an- other guest. I had a mess of new turnip greens. Henry Bevels has a patch and they were very good. He picks and washes them but they had to be washed several more times. Who cares about that they were harder to pick than to wash. Larry Logan and his friend Linda were "married Saturday afternoon and we say congratu- lations to them. I visited with my daughter at the Cross Roads Methodist Church. Bobbie plays the pi- ano for that church and the or- gan next door for the Baptist. I was ready to go to church early so just went to both Cross Roads News Notes Clara Jo Davis in a wreck and he is banged up pretty bad to. Our pastor, Frank Upchurch got home Friday from a hunt- ing trip to Colorado. There were eight men on the trip to- gether, 7 got deer. The Cross Roads Baptist Church had a home made chili supper Satur- day night. Frank cooked a pot of deer chili and some said it was very good. Wehad maybe seven big pots plus beans, rice, chips, cheese, onions and one pot of home made soup. Ev- ery one had a good time. churches. There has been a black pot bellied hog just running out in the Cross Roads areas. He has rooted up the Methodist church yard and also visiting the Bap- tist. Sunday evening really do- ing a lot of damage, don't know who claims it to start with. I talked with some friends that I had not seen in a long time. Jessie Nell Sweeten, daughter to the late Sheriffand Mrs. Jess Sweeten and also to Quanna Dykes, of Athens, they were at the Wesley Methodist Singing. Margie Summers has had sur- gery on a very sore toe and she spent a night with Joan Robinson, don't know if they had a slumber party or not. The Malakoff Masonic Lodge is having a pan cake breakfast Saturday morning November 3, and it starts at 7:00 a.m. tickets are $3.00 each and the money does to scholarship fund. Last year they gave one to a Cross Roads high School senior and also one at Malakoff. Don't know if they Connued on page 5A ........ TT .... .......... f It has been reported that Kidd Jones on Hwy. 175 has sold to Exxon and will have a Subway Sandwich Shop at one end of the building. It has been reported that the caf6 on the town square is once again closed. Robin McCarter will again fol- low family tradition by a gather- ing together at her home on Oc- tober 31 to enjoy fellowship and taco soup. The children will then be taken to enjoy festivities at the Windol was recently intro- duced to Johnny Greer, Jr.'s fiancE, but failed to ask for what date the wedding has been set. Prayers and sympathy go to Vivian Clark due to the recent death of her aunt for whom prayer was requested several weeks ago. Vivian was only a Short distance from her aunt's home when she received a call on her cell phone that her aunt had just passed away. First Baptist Church of Eustace. Vivian had recently had the op; I heard that Ed Reeve has just portumty to spend ume wth an- returned home froni h'ip to ffJ"'other aunt who live'in /tit?. ' linois. Apparently the event held in Eustace during the month of Oc- tober has been changed from be- ing called "Harvest Fest" to "Oc- tober Fest." Whatever the title, this event has always been a ful- filled day. I want to thank Bobby and Vickie Jack for coming by to pray for me. Bobby and Vickie have moved to Log Cabin. They felt the need to be closer to their church so they can be more available to the church family. Bobbie Hambrick called and invited Windol and I to a revival at Grace Fellowship Church and I was unable to attend but Windol went and reports he was truly blessed and it was great to see so many youth attending the service. Full Gospel Tabernacle will be holding a revival within the near future. Vernon and had a most enjoy- able time. Vivian's husband, Ri- chard, has been working very hard and very long hours and it is not yet known when they will be moving to Arkansas as planned. When they do move, all who know them and their good workers will miss them terribly. Bobby and Jo Todd were re- cently in a car accident while in Dallas. The man who hit them had no insurance and the medi- cal bills are still mounting. Jo re- ceived neck and back injuries and Bobby is now on a walker. Bobby and Joe are Cherokee In- dian and arranged to have a real Pow Wow in Chandler during October 2002. Vivian Clark also reported that Richard was making his "fa- mous" chili to be served/sold during Harvest/October Fest. Please keep Jack Tye on your prayer list as it has been re- ported that he is not feeling well. I would like to share with you what my nephew David's wife has been doing to encourage many since the tragedy of Sep- tember 11. David's wife's name is Janet and she is physically handicapped due to a stroke when she was very young. In spite of her handicap, she cro- chets American flags and takes them to elderly, lonely people. Janet is the mother of three sons and is such ,t loyng mom and,, loves all that she meets. Please pray for M]llied Land ' as she is gravely ill. A quilt show is scheduled to being November 9 in Van. For more information, call 903-873- 4461 or 903-963-7272. Congratulations to the local Grandmother's Club which just celebrated their 20th anniver- sary. Joyce Ray requests prayer for her mother-in-law, Ruth Ray who has been in the hospital for several days due to suffering from pneumonia. Prayers and get well wishes go to this spe- cial lady. Shelia January Rodriguez sends happy birthday wishes to her friend, Pam Allen. Food for thought: 1) Don't lis- ten to rumors; 2) Take a "wait and see" attitude. Your fears have lied to you before; 3) Be ready to submit to what God wants you to do. Till we chat again, God bless you each and every one. Molinda Greenwood reports that the last two escaped con- victs who recently escaped were captured a short distance from her parent's home. Good news! Ruby Trammell is feeling much better and is looking forward to Thanksgiv- ing as well as other holidays. Please add Carmen Picon to your prayer list as she is ill and recently hospitalized. It has been reported that Wanda Helsley is feeling much better since her recent health problems. Margaret Ward and grand- daughter Kelsey paid a visit to Mary McGee who lives at Lake Palestine. Several members of Crescent Heights Baptist Church went by bus to see the much acclaimed play "The Promise" in Glen Rose. It has been reported that all who went were greatly blessed. Wanda and Ted Helsley went to Arkansas for a few days last week. Bob and Inez Davis were very thankful for a telephone call from their son William who lives in New York City. It was a great relief to hear that William was not injured during the attack on September 1 lth. Betty Moore, her sister, Doris and Doris' son and his wife are soon to go on vacation. Betty requests prayer for Doris and her son, as both are having major health problems. Please pray for Ruby Trammell's great grandson who was recently hospitalized due to an accident at school when he fell and hit his ear. Windol and I saw Tommy (the man) Mann at McClain's re- cently and he reported that his wife, Doris along with fellow members of the Pioneers were at that time at the Heritage Oaks Nursing Home in Corsicana when they were hosting a birth- day party for residents. Again on Friday, October 19 the Pioneers hosted another birthday party for residents at Dogwood Nursing Home in Athens. On Wednesday, October 31 a workday will be held at The Pioneer Building. Happy birthday wishes go to forty-five members of the Ce- dar Creek - Redbud Pioneers who have or will be celebrating a birthday during the month of October. Best wishes also go to sixteen couples who are mem- bers of the Pioneers and cel- ebrate a wedding anniversary during the month of October. Twenty-five Pioneers are on the list for thoughts and prayers due to illness. May the Lord bless each of them with a complete and speedy recovery. Prayers and sympathy go to Vaughn Young and his family due to the recent death of his wife. Prayers and sympathy also go to the family of Bob Barehardt due to his recent death. Prayers and get well wishes go to Walter P. as he is having problems with his back. Payne Springs now has a ter- rific resale shop located at Baywood Plaza. There is a very nice selection of both new and used items as well as crafts and collectibles. Connued on page 6A