Thursday, January 12, 2006

Carey Chapel & Mt. Pleasant News
Allene Teel

Friends, neighbors and loved ones in need of our prayers

The members of Carey Chapel Baptist Church enjoyed the Christmas cantata, “The Gift Goes On,” so much that they have been asked to present it a second time on Sunday morning, January 15. There will be a fellowship afterwards.

Sixteen Keenagers traveled from Carey Chapel Baptist Church to the Ponders Restaurant, in Horn Lake, on Tuesday, January 3. They enjoyed a delicious buffet lunch. A special friend “Mr. Reister”, a Cleveland Optimist Club member, visited them. Nancy Boyd, past vice-president of Optimist International, dressed as a chicken. Each Keenager had his picture made with the chicken. Mr. Reister’s job is to warn people to “Just say no to drugs.” The group stopped at the local Family Christian bookstore, in Southaven, for some special Christmas items on sale for next year.

Richard Langston is back in Baptist Collierville Hospital in critical condition. Please remember him in your prayers. Ricky Langston, from Branson, Mo., is here to be near his father during his illness.

Neon and Marlene Langston of Waxahachie, Texas are visiting relatives in the community this week. 

My stepbrother, Glenwood Cothern, had open-heart surgery last Wednesday at Baptist Memphis. He is doing well. A get-well wish is sent to him.

Due to New Year’s, there was no evening service at FBC, Mt. Pleasant, so I attended church at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church with Arnold and Kathy Goode in Laws Hill. We arrived early so we made a visit to my niece Norma Shaw and family.

Richard Loftin is a patient at Baptist Memphis ICU. He is in need of our prayers.

Love and sympathy are expressed to Amanda McClure in the death of her grandmother, Dovie Jo Humphreys, of Potts Camp.

Kathy Goode took Kathy Curl to Memphis on Tuesday for a doctor’s appointment. They also enjoyed lunch at McAllister’s.

Love and sympathy are expressed to Estell McClure and family in the death of her aunt Lucille Howell of Potts Camp.

I Remember

As a girl growing up and going to school, I remember when I was in the eighth grade. Elementary School at Mt. Pleasant went only to the eighth grade. After I graduated from Mt. Pleasant eight grade I went to Slayden High School. I am sorry to say I never finished high school.

Getting back to elementary school, I remember when I was in the eighth grade. Both the seventh and eighth grades were in the big auditorium with rows of desks.

The teacher allowed each student to choose his or her own desk. I remember picking the last desk on the last row.

One of my friends sat in front of me and one sat across from me.

The big school bell was right outside the window where I sat. Most of the time the teacher would ask me to ring the bell for first recess, noon, second recess and at the end of the school day. The teacher always rang it when it was time for students to return to the classroom from recess or lunch.

Back when I was a girl, bells were used in many different ways. Big dinner bells were rung when it was time for farm people to come in from the field for the noon meal. Bells were rung if there was an emergency like a fire or a death. Bells were hung around cows’ necks so the farmer could find them. Bells were popular back then just like phones are today.

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