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Hopewell Homemakers club celebrates 75th anniversary

Published 4:07pm Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Congratulations go out this week to Dorothy Martin, president of the Hopewell Homemakers Club, and the other eight members on their 75th anniversary. Ramona Garner James hosted the luncheon when they celebrated Wednesday, April 16.

Her mother, Lucy Garner was one of the charter members in 1939. The club meets on the third Wednesday each month and they enjoy programs on health, nutrition and clothing.
Members still do crafts such as quilting and crocheted and embroidered items. They also do fundraisers for local and other charities. As a group and individually, they help the needy in the community and area.

The annual family reunion for the descendants of Rude and Carrie Anders Wallace, William Tolbert, (Sam) and Mary Jane Richie Anders and Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Dobbs was Sat., April 12, at the Massey Fire Station Community Center from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.

Those attending enjoyed visiting and lunch. Families from Massey, Hartselle, Falkville, Midway, Decatur, Tanner, Huntsville, Muscle Shoals, Birmingham, Millbrook, Deatsville and Atlanta, Ga., attended.

Traditionally, the Wallaces, Anders and Dobbs meet for lunch on the second Saturday in April. Frank and Charlotte Dobbs and Peggy Dobbs Durand were early leaders of the group.

Earlier reunions were at the station, Sparkman Civic Center and Sparkman Park and Salem United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Hartselle. Wayne Allen is chairman now and his committee includes Janice Allen and Mike and Beverly Durand.

Friendship Baptist Church is busy planning the 200th anniversary celebration the first Sunday in May 2018, at the annual Decoration Day service. Also the members are asking for photos, written articles, any memorabilia people may have about the church.

This year Decoration Day worship service was Sun., May 4, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Don Gentry is the pastor. The committee will be working on the Anniversary celebration for the next four years.

Friendship will have a summer music and recreation program June 5 to Aug. 23 called “Terrific Thursdays.” Children from age 3 through the fifth grade will have music and will present the play “The Old Testament-Fast Forward” for the public in October.

After school begins, the music sessions will be on Saturdays for five weeks from 9 a.m. until noon. Transportation will be provided for the Thursdays and Saturdays.

The Friendship Bible School will be July 14-19, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon. Community and area children are welcome. More details will be announced at a later date.

Jennifer Dutton of Penn’s community has completed a year as child nutrition director of Jackson County Schools in Scottsboro. She has 17 schools and 80 school cafeterias and her central office employees.

Jennifer received her B.S. and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama and her specialty and her Ph.D. program is at Auburn University. She attended West Morgan High School and is the daughter of Barry Julie Dutton of Penn’s community.

Danville High School Hawks Baseball team is a young group with only one senior. Head Coach Brian Ellis is proud of his team and appreciates the school and community support this season.

In the Class 3A state playoff first round, the Hawks lost to Cordova. However, they had several outstanding plays by Carson Owens, Landon Tidwell, Ghaith Vest, Austin Clemons, Noah Hogan and Jackson Broadfoot. The Hawks finished the season with a 24-16 record.

The Kelly family had their monthly supper at the home of Anthony and Betty Kelly at Ebenezer Fri., April 11. Everyone brought a covered dish and the hosts provided the meat and beverages.

Those attending were Arthur Ray and Barbara Summerford of Roundtop, Linda and Wayne Humphries of Battleground, Ricky Kelly, Martha Thomas and Sue Williams of Pleasant View community.

Roundtop Community Church had Decoration Day May 4. The memorial service was at 11 a.m. conducted by Brother Pearl Jenkins their pastor. Lunch was served in the family life center. Sylvia McClellan and Howard Sandlin helped with organization and serving the meal.

Belinda Ricks of Andrew’s Chapel Community attended the Phil Waldrop Women of Joy Conference in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., April 25-27. Along with Belinda, women from Corinth West Baptist’s group also attended.

Those attending were, Christie Guthrie, Jessie Echols, Dawn Shedd, Dana Henslee, Patty Condo, Kamee Shedd and Ruth Felong a guest. The conference theme was “Beyond Beautiful.” Be His kind of beautiful.

Women of Joy have beauty beyond what the eyes can see. Charles Billingsley was music director and the keynote speaker was Nancy Stafford, a Florida born Baptist who has done modeling, commercials and acting on television shows, including “Matlock.” She is a cancer survivor.

Candy Wood Lindley, also a cancer survivor was a speaker.

Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, spoke about managing money and being generous. They have written a book, Smart Money-Smart Kids.

Marian Jordan with the Redeemed Girls Ministries was a very inspirational speaker. The Corinth group returned home on Sunday night and reported being richly blessed by the conference.

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