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Hartselle Enquirer

Carpenter family loses home in fire and needs help

Tracy and Kim Carpenter and children Baylee and Trace lost their home due to a fire Aug. 11. Everyone is okay, including their animals. The Carpenter family is a rescue family for all kinds of animals that are in need and now they are in need, of help themselves. They lost everything in the fire.

You can go to Facebook or log on to “Go Fund Me” and make a donation for the Carpenter family. This fund has been set up for anyone who would like to help them. Any donation will be greatly appreciated. For those who would like to donate clothes for the family, the sizes are listed as follows; Tracy needs men’s size 32/32 pants, shirt and shorts sizes large, and shoes size 10 1/2; Kim needs pants size 8, shirt and shorts size medium, and shoes size 6; Baylee needs pants size 4 jr., shorts size small, shirts medium and shoes size 6; and Trace needs pants and shorts size 30/30, shirts men’s size small and shoes size 10 1/2.

Donations can be dropped off at Willene Hill Carpenter’s home at 839 Ghost Hill Road in Trinity. She can also pick up donations and she can be contacted at 256-303-6255.We ask God’s blessings upon the Carpenter family.

Celebrate Recovery is a series of sermons Brother Mike Vest, pastor at McKendree UMC is using currently. The Sunday morning service, Aug. 9 at 10:45 a.m. was “Letting go.” The materials for the sermons are from Rev. Rick Warren’s book. Admitting you need help from God is a big step in the recovery program from any addiction or problem. Brother Mike and a McKendree planning committee are hoping to have a recovery series at the Bridge Center later for people in the community and surrounding areas that are interested in attending.

Glenn Byrd taught the Bible study at the Carpenter’s Cabinet in Falkville Fri., Aug. 14, at 10 a.m. Chris Warnick, director of the Cabinet Food Bank and Family Resource Center encouraged the Bible study’s organization last winter. In the spring, Glenn taught from Dr. Charles Stanley’s book “Walking Wisely.” Now their topic is the Sermon on the Mount. Glenn visits jails, prisons and those who are out on parole, probation or free of supervision. He teaches recovery classes for those interested. Carolyn and Randy Besnyl of Massey enjoy the Bible study on Fridays. They would like to have more people join the group and Chris Warnick welcomes everyone.

Belated happy birthday wishes to Jade Penn on Aug. 17 and happy birthday wishes go out this week for Cissy Locklear and Leslie McAbee on Aug. 20, Emily Lacy and Aubrey McLamb on Aug. 21, Ella Ruth Patterson on Aug. 22 and Tommy Parker on Aug. 23.

Belated happy wedding anniversary wishes to Alan and Amy Lacy as they celebrated their 19th wedding anniversary on Aug. 17.

A Life South Blood Drive will be held at Shady Grove Baptist Church Sun., Aug. 23, from 1 – 5 p.m.

 

The Danville Hawks, first football game will be Thur., Aug. 20, against West Morgan High School at 7 p.m. Next week, Aug. 28, the team of 36 players will be on the road at Cold Springs High School at Bremen in Cullman County with the game at 7 p.m. We send out good wishes to the coaching staff, Hawks, cheerleaders, band and parents as the football season opens.

Frances Vest Rowe and Mike and Beverly Durand of Massey attended the Falkville High School Class of 1965 50th reunion events in Falkville Aug.7-8.

Christian love and heartfelt sympathy goes out this week for the family of Lois White Penn of Summerford Nursing Home and formerly of Massey Community. Lois was 101 years old on May 26. She was preceded by her husband, Alvie Penn, two sons, Ed and Rufus and a daughter, Evelyn Penn Bramlett. She grew up in a community in Winston County in the Bankhead Forest. She married Alvie and lived in Massey. The entire family attended McKendree UMC. The watchword at church was that if you needed help with a Bible passage, men and women of the Bible or whatever; call Lois Penn. She was a member of the senior adult Sunday school class and United Methodist women. Politically, Lois was quick to tell you that she was a democrat, and her insight on local, state and national government affairs was phenomenal. Most of all, family, friends and community will remember her courage through the traumas of her life. Lois was buried in McKendree Cemetery Thur., Aug. 13.

Many of our reading area have Cherokee ancestry and are interested in their heritage. Mala Patterson of Falkville is the secretary of the Echota Cherokee Deer Clan based near Falkville. They have 55 wooded acres with trails, a creek and water fall. This is off Hwy. 31 south near Pop’s Travel Stop. Lucky Bates is the Deer Clan Chief.

Morgan County is part of the clan, and there are six other clans in Alabama. The Falkville based group hosts a state tribal meeting there in October. Fundraising to help in projects include help for the Fann State Veterans Home in Huntsville. Members also have visitation for the veterans. Lucky Gray Wolf served in the U. S. Marine Corps. He and others will be helping with fundraising for veterans in late September at the tribal festival at Oakville, near Danville. There is an education center there, and the clan wants to celebrate and educate. Native American artists, craftsmen, history, demonstrations, dancing and story telling will be worth attending the events. Anyone with Cherokee ancestry and interested in joining the group can come by their office at the Falkville headquarters or call 256-734-7337. There is an outdoor classroom at the base, and the next clan meeting is Sun., Sept. 13, at noon.

Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Massey held their summer revival Aug. 2-6. Brother Jackie Kay was their evangelist. On Mon., Aug. 3, special music was presented by the late Ron Beaver’s brothers. Nicky and Gary Beavers came from Lexington and sang two songs in memory of their brother, Ron, who was Mt. Nebo’s music director for many years and was active in music in the area, singing at church services and weddings. Brother Kay had also lived at Lexington.

The women’s group at Corinth West Baptist met at 10 a.m., Sun., Aug. 2. Gayle Miller gave the devotional, and Dana Henslee led the prayer for those on the prayer request list. Their senior citizens lunch was Tues., Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. The menu was barbecue from Holy Smoke BBQ with slaw, chips, drinks and desserts. Pastor appreciation day was discussed for September. There will be a lunch and special service. The Friday prayer group meets Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary. Shandra Garner served a breakfast casserole, mini-donuts, cupcakes, fruit tray, juice and coffee. Anita Reid adjourned the meeting.

Vivian Summerford of Round Top community and Letha Hopkins of Summerford Nursing Home visited with family and enjoyed a lunch Sun., Aug. 2, honoring Weston Hopkins. Bill and Shannon Hopkins hosted the meal at their home in Priceville. Weston received a baseball scholarship to Marion Military Institute and is now enrolled as a freshman and is Cadet Hopkins. We wish Weston the best in academics and athletics at MMI.

Brother Charles Williams from Decatur was the guest preacher for Pleasant View Holy Church of Christ’s revival Aug. 9-14. Brother Ricky Ball is the Pleas

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