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Our sympathy to Steven Powers and Jesse (JT) Powers and other loved ones on the death of their father, Teddy Powers who passed away Friday.

Prayers are needed for Jonathan Francis and family as he finds out the results of testing he has undergone recently.
We received what we consider to be great news regarding my brother's, Richard Harris, brain tumor. Although it is the aggressive kind, the specialists at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA have decided on surgical intervention which is set for Tuesday (today) the 12th. We are so thankful for the prayers being sent up for him and the family.
He and wife, Barbara, spent last weekend with us. They enjoyed visiting with many people at Red Apple Days and attending Dillon Street Baptist Church services Sunday where he heard nephew, Ray Patrick, preach.
Jewell Dale of Tunnell Hill, GA arrived for Red Apple Days and is spending several weeks here. She also attended the above church services with us.

P-pa turned 72 on the last day of July. He was treated to his favorite meal - a fish and chicken fry at the Community Center. Enjoying the good times with him were me, of course, Mark Stinnett, Ray, Anita and Daxton Patrick, Tim (the cook), DeAnna, Alayna and Adrianna Reed, Case Isenhart, Janna Womack, Kyle, Shannon and Kullon Patrick, Ruth and Marvin Davenport, Robbie Owen, and Terry and Betty Patrick. The meal was topped off with homemade ice cream.

Another birthday celebrated this past week was that of Robbie Owen. She with Wilma Harris, Michelle James and Ruth Davenport and Betty Thomas enjoyed a meal at Cracker Barrel in Murfreesboro. It was then a "wild" ride in Michelle's newly purchased convertible. The day was topped off with all ladies getting their toes done.

Red Apple Days has come and gone for another year and it was well attended with many booths - food and otherwise! It's always a good time to "come home" and enjoy "catching up" on your friends, past and present. Looking forward to next year's events. Thanks to all who worked hard to make these two days a fun time.

A word of caution to all of you drivers. SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION and the big yellow buses are on the move so PLEASE be alert - slow down when you see the bus, be prepared to stop when the yellow lights begin flashing and DO NOT PASS when the red stop arm comes out. Most of all, watch for the riders getting off and on. We bus drivers do our best but we still need your help in getting this most precious cargo to school and back home again.

Betty Hedgecoth begins out birthday list this week when she celebrates the 13th. The 14th celebrants are Thomas Robert Griffith (his 20th), Kirtsen Renee Garrison (her sweet sixteenth), Sam Morrison (he enters his 30th year) and Wayne Hale. Melissa Melton and Regan Vaughn celebrate the 15th. The 16th belongs to Caitlyn McCrary and Freda Henson. Karen Stinnett (58 wow), Louise Holden-Hale, Bonnie Hagar, Karen Nelly and Tina Cooper all put on a year on the 17th. Katherine Saddler has her special day the 18th and Aaron Vantrease winds up the week on the 19th when he celebrates his 35th. Happy days to all of you.

David and Brenda Dodd celebrate their 37th year of bliss on the 15th. Tommy and Betty Sue Hayes have spent 51 years together on the 16th. It's 35 years on the 17th for Curtis and Kathy Davenport. For 54 years on the 19th Barbara and Richard Harris have watched their love grow in spite of his aggravating ways!! Happy anniversary to all of you.

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