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Town of Falkville shows Southern hospitality to stranded visitor  

By Martha Jackson

Sue Leighton, from Columbus, Ohio, was recently driving through the Town of Falkville when her pick-up truck broke down and wouldn’t start.  

She asked four local gentlemen – and these four worked for the Town of Falkville – whether they knew of a good local mechanic. They called one and stayed with her until the mechanic arrived. They helped to get the truck and Sue over to the shop.  

Here’s the kicker – one of those guys is the mayor of Falkville!   

They made sure Sue was safe and taken care of! Sue said, “Now that’s Southern hospitalty. “ 

Sue is now safely home in Columbus, Ohio.  

Local Area Church Activities  

McKendree United Methodist Church members have been enjoying potluck meals on Wednesday nights and have been filling shoeboxes with supplies and goodies for the needy children of Honduras. They are turning in 50 boxes at the UMCORPS Warehouse in Decatur. 

The members of Corinth West Baptist Church met at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11 to prepare hamburgers and hotdogs for area residents. Cookies were also enjoyed with the meals. 

The members of Mt. Vernon Congregational Methodist Church and the community extend concern and care to Sue McCain and family since the loss of the Rev. Glenn McCain. 

Appreciation and farewell to the Rev. Wayne and Ruth Jetton for 20 years of service in the Corinth West Methodist area. The church leaders are searching for a new pastor.  

Also at Corinth, the committees are working on projects and events for the fall season. A date for a Swamp John’s fundraiser will be announced in October. 

The First Congregational Methodist Church District Conference was held Sept. 11 at the Pleasant View Church. Delegates attending from Corinth West Methodist were Bud Woods, Wayne and Sherry Harper and Roger Asherbranner. 

A welcome back to the Corinth West community is extended to Anita Blevins Reid, who had open heart surgery and then recuperation time at her daughter Christi Hunter’s home in Priceville. 

Community News 

The West Point High School Class of 1981 enjoyed holding a class reunion Sept. 11 at the Graves Diner and General Store in the West Point area. The meal was tail-gate style, served outside at the former convenience store. 

Summerford Nursing Home residents express their appreciation to donors who brought them watermelons for their holiday treat.  

Theron and B.B. Anders welcome their first grandchild, Noah Johnson, son of Matt and Keliah Anders Johnson. He is the great-grandson of the late Doris Anders Herring. 

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