with Dot Patterson
Greetings from Hickory Corner!
September has arrived, and Labor Day is this coming Monday. This is usually a time where families and friends get together to celebrate the end of summer. It may be a little different this year with the COVID-19 pandemic ruining some plans. Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Americans to keep a lid on group parties this Labor Day weekend. Whatever you do, be smart and stay safe.
The Masseyville-Woodville Fire Department has cancelled their annual Labor Day barbecue fundraiser. If you would like to make a donation to the fire department, you can mail your donation to Donnie Patterson, 570 Hickory Corner Road, Henderson, TN 38340.
Thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by Hurricane Laura. It is so sad to see all the destruction in Louisiana. Hurricane Laura is one of the most powerful storms in U.S. history with widespread destruction. So many homes without electricity for weeks, maybe months, and many homes were destroyed. The most recent news indicates the U.S. death toll at 16 deaths with more than half of those killed by carbon monoxide poisoning from the unsafe operation of generators. How sad. I can not imagine experiencing something so traumatic.
Sympathy to the family of Judy Lynn Martin Flatt of the Hickory Corner Community. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, Shackelford Funeral Home in Selmer. Following the funeral service there will be a meal at the Hickory Corner Community Center. If you would like to donate toward the meal, please drop it off at the center by 1 p.m. Thursday. The Center will be open at 8 a.m. Also, sympathy to the family of John “Buck” Burkhead and to all other families who have recently lost loved ones.
Remember in prayer: Arlan Porter, Walt and Ann Bennett, Richy Butler, Ladelle Clark, Mildred Smith, Mary Alice and Martha Autry, Ann Morrison, Bonice Martin, Peggy Whitman, Jim Ruth, W.T. Roland, Peggy Lard, Earl Clayton, Charles Beacham and Ray Hinson. Also, pray for our country. We have a pandemic, lost businesses and jobs and what seems to be a divided nation. Prayers can not be answered unless they are prayed. If you would like to add or remove a name to our prayer list, please call me.
If you would like to rent the HCC center for your special event, please call Nancy Patterson at 608-1159.
Please call me at 989-3315 with any news and tidbits. It is difficult to write this column without the help of the readers. If you enjoy reading the Hickory Corner News, you need to call me with some news.
“When you rise in the morning, think of what a special privilege it is to be alive; to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” – Marcus Aurelius. It may be difficult to think this way right now with the pandemic changing up our routines, but there is always something to be thankful for. I challenge you to remain thankful for each day.
Make it a great week!