Thursday, October 13, 2005

Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Allene Teel

Carey Chapel Baptist Church homecoming set for Sunday

The Marshall Baptist Fall Associational meeting was held Tuesday, October 11, at First Baptist Church, Potts Camp. The guest speaker was Rev. Clyde Meador, vice president of the International Mission Board. The messengers from Mt. Pleasant were Preston Dunn, Jerry Abbott, Ailee Coopwood, Claudie Pannell, and Sarah Pannell. Alternates were Barbara Ellis and Carol Gardner.

Members of First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant celebrated Harvest Day, Sunday, October 9, with dinner in the fellowship hall after the morning worship service.

Homecoming is scheduled for Carey Chapel Baptist Church, October 16. Rev. Charles Boyd will be the guest speaker. The Carey Chapel Quartet will sing in the afternoon.

The children and grandchildren of Harold and Shirley Fortner will honor them on their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, October 15, from 2-6 p.m.

Several members from First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, participated in the Right to Life rally on Sunday afternoon. They stood with signs on the street corners of Hwy 72 and Byhalia Rd., in Collierville, to encourage women to choose life instead of abortion.

Funeral services were held October 5, for Joyce Bumpas at the Holly Springs Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. John Budlong officiated. Burial was in Kossuth. Love and sympathy are expressed to this family.

Love and sympathy are expressed to the Cox and Ash family in the death of their loved one, Mary Lee Barker.

Fred Brown is a patient at St. Francis Hospital after surgery on Thursday. A get well wish is sent to him.

My Last Day of Vacation
On Friday, the last traveling day of our vacation, Drake awoke at 5:30 a.m. from a nightmare. He woke Kathy and I up to tell us about it. He had no plans to go back to sleep, so we got up and prepared to leave the motel early. We would surprise everyone by getting home by noon instead of in the afternoon. We grabbed some donuts in the motel lobby and were on the road by 6 a.m.

We again headed east on Interstate 40. A short time afterwards we drove around a curve and there in the distance were three crosses high on a hill. As the sun came up the crosses looked beautiful. I began to think of Jesus and how good He had been to us on our trip. We had no problems and He had protected us from harm.

From Ft. Smith, Ark. we traveled into Conway, Ark. where Kathy filled the car with gas. The gas was $2.19 a gallon. At this time we thought the gas was expensive.

As we traveled into Little Rock and then headed towards Memphis we could see many fields of rice, soybeans, cotton and millet. It seemed a long time before we reached the Mississippi River Bridge at 10:30 a.m. I was indeed anxious to get home. I can say that Kathy is a good driver. I only threw on my invisible brakes once during the whole trip.

We made a stop in Memphis, to buy groceries and then it was on to Mt. Pleasant. We arrived about noon. Everyone was glad to see us, especially my little dog Doodle. We had traveled 4,889 miles through 13 states. It had been a wonderful and educational trip for me. Even though it had been wonderful it felt great to be back home.

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