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Canned food drive needs your support to feed area families

The members of Shady Grove Baptist Church are collecting food for needy families in the area for Thanksgiving. The food drive goes through Thur., Nov. 12. Items include green beans, corn, peas, macaroni and cheese, stuffing mixes and other food items for a Thanksgiving dinner. For more information, call 256-773-5648 or contact a Shady Grove Baptist Church member. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

Corinth West Baptist women’s group held their meeting Sun., Nov. 1. The devotional was given by GayNell Wilhite about spiritual food and physical food. Gayle Miller led the prayer for those on the request list. Shirley Pope baked breakfast casseroles for the men’s meeting and the women’s group at 10 a.m. She served juice, spicy muffins, coffee, Little Debbie cakes and toasted pecans. The meeting was adjourned by Anita Reid. The menu for a traditional Thanksgiving lunch was planned for Senior Citizens Day, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. Also, the group discussed their Christmas party, Christmas program, shoeboxes and Thanksgiving supper, Nov. 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Those churches that will be coming to Corinth fellowship hall and the gym area are Macedonia Baptist, Friendship Baptist, Upshaw, Mt. Vernon Congregation Baptist, Corinth West and Pleasant View Holy Church of Christ.

Special belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Abby Campbell on Nov. 2, Lillie Kate Eddy on Nov. 3, Pat McCleskey on Nov. 4, Charlotte Maples on Nov. 5, Susan Seibert and Novalee Burch, both on Nov. 6, Rassie Wallace, Amy Lacy and Brandon Bibb on Nov. 7, Talon Sherrill and Tim Tucker, both on Nov. 8, Kayla Riggs on Nov. 9. Happy birthday wishes also go out this week for Elizabeth Self and Matthew Sapp on Nov. 11, Clyde Gillott on Nov. 13, Scott Maltbie on Nov. 14 and Bertha Self on Nov. 15.

Belated happy wedding anniversary wishes to Tommy and Janis Spinks as they celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Nov. 2. Happy wedding anniversary wishes also go out this week for Robert and Bertha Self as they will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13.

On Sat., Oct. 31, Forrest Chapel UMC youth and others enjoyed their fall festival at 5:30 p.m. Parents of the youth served chili and desserts. The fellowship hall was decorated with pumpkins, and people in costumes added to the festivities.

Shady Grove Baptist Church members are in need of items for their Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes for the collection date Nov. 15. As of Oct. 25, 674 shoeboxes were filled and ready. Items needed are small toys, cars, balls, dolls, stuffed animals, flashlights, yo-yo’s, T-shirts, socks and monetary donations are welcome as well. The cost for shipping is $7 per box. All donations will be greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 256-773-5648.

Wishes for brighter days, warm sunshine and happy thoughts of feeling better soon go out this week for my friend, Kay Farrer, who is currently in Rehab at Summerford Nursing Home. Kay’s recent visitors included Martha Jackson, Julie Mann, Beverly Murphy, Bobbie Johnson, Anne Vest, Alton and Amanda Williamson and Roy and Linda Calhoun.

Forrest Chapel UMC sent church officials to First UMC in Decatur on Sunday for their Nov. 1 conference. District Superintendent Kelly Clem delivered the sermon and conducted the business session. David Teel, Pat Byford, Wayne and Kim Byford, Pat Shumate and Larry Metzger attended the conference from Forrest Chapel.

Charles Teague was honored at the monthly deli lunch gathering at Holy Smoke BBQ in Tanner Heights on Wed., Nov.. 11, at noon. Traci Slate prepared red velvet cake for Charles. Veterans who are also former Weekdays Deli patrons were honored on Wednesday. George Miller, a veteran and longtime patron has been helping with the downtown program and parade and Chris Warnick has helped for a few years. Those attending the meeting were given red, white and blue flags. They enjoyed red, white and blue desserts as well. For the December meeting, patrons were asked to bring food for the Falkville food bank. The meeting will be Wed., Dec. 9.

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