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Hello to all from this little corner of the world. We are now into October. It will be nice to see the leaves change and the temperatures become cooler. We have been so blessed with beautiful weather. Our hydrangeas are loaded with buds. I just do not know if I will see any more blooms before the weather changes. Hopefully, this will be our last week of hotter temperatures. Now, if we could really enjoy fall…you know…not just two weeks of it. We have had a few showers but are really lacking water compared to other areas.
The sermon Sunday was based on Nehemiah 1:1-11. Change. Do you like change? Most of us would say no. Do you talk about change? In other words do we talk about looking for changes at work, government, etc., but, do we desire change? Most of us do not like change, so more than likely, we do not want that either. Do we look for changes in ourselves? I am sure we could all change in some way for the better, but God can use us even if we do feel like we are not usable. This is sure food for thought. The sermon is available on Facebook via Friendship Baptist Church. I hope you will take advantage of this blessing. There are many sick and elderly who can not make it to church, and this is a blessing. I have enjoyed it at times myself. We invite you to visit anytime, and our hope is that you will go away feeling closer to God after leaving. God bless.
Condolences to the family of little Noah Escue and all who have lost loved ones. Pray for God’s comfort and strength now and in the days ahead.
Jacks Creek is having its yearly stew on Oct. 28 to benefit the fire department. The stew will be ready at 10 a.m. It will be $22 a gallon, and you will need your own container. You may also pre-order by calling Joy McKinnon at 608-2828. This will be yummy when the cold winter sets in.
New Friendship Community Club is selling tickets for a pork chop dinner. The BBQ Pork Chop Plate by Dwain Seaton includes baked beans and potato salad. Each ticket is $10 and benefits the community club. The dinner can be picked up from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Pickup will be behind First Methodist Church. Their members are dwindling, and the building was a schoolhouse that many went to years ago; they are trying to keep it open and used. Your help would be greatly appreciated, and you would get a delicious meal to boot. Tickets can be purchased by calling Brenda Seaton at 731-343-1935. If there is no answer, please leave a message.
Descendants of Roy Hinson met for a family reunion last Sunday at the Pinson Mounds; several members attended.
Marla and Kendyl Davidson, Brooklynn Walls and Rachel Ellington visited Sarah Utley recently. She is attending Belmont University and is the granddaughter of Rachel Ellington. Anita Lambert and Rachel Ellington were in Clarksville on Monday to see Sarah play in a golf tournament.
Carlis McGhee visited his brother and siblings last week in Marion, Ind.
Delores Flew visited with Cissy and Tom Nichols last Friday.
Bob and Sheila Dempsey recently enjoyed a vacation to Florida.
Lavelle Page is home from a recent hospital stay
Happy birthday to Kyle Cupples and Mike Young, 9-30; Madison Seaton, 10-1; Brianne Matheney,10-2; and Charlie Butler, 10-5.
Please remember these in prayer – Daryl Azbill, Jonah Azbill, Wesley Bates, Marie Bishop, Robert Brewer, Jackie Chambers, Rickey Clayton, Jerry Cloud, Boyd Cupples, Vicki Dickson, James Ellis, Joie Freeman, Joey Harris, Jennifer Gateley, LaDawn Hayes, Johnny Hays, Danny Hodges, Donna Johnson, Shirley Kendrick, Sue Lewis, Doris McKinney, Martha Mainord, Deana Morris, Tom and Cissy Nichols, LaVelle Page, Julia Parchman, Beth Plunk, Pam Priddy, Karon Reinmann, Aaron Rees, Jake Richardson, Cathy Sisson, Jacob Thomas, Kevin Thurman, Lee Trice, David Tucker, Tony Tucker, John Webb, Adam Wise, and Katherine Wyatt. Also, pray for our military, law enforcement, our country and first responders.
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly.
I pray you all have a wonderful week and may it be filled with love, joy, peace and blessings. Remember: if you have news, please email me at I would truly appreciate any news. People from here and those who have moved from our area but still want to keep in touch through the newspaper are hungry for news from home. Until next week, Happy Trails to You.

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