Macedonia News, August 20, 2010

Lou McQuary

Amy Robbins Anderson spent several days in the hospital due to her diabetes.  We wish her a speedy recovery.


Tim Elkins is elated to have Tricia home after being gone for three months due to her recent illness. Tricia is still undergoing therapy to try to get strength back in her feet. We are pulling for you Tricia!  We hope you get Flip and Flop back in shape soon.

Twanda Black drove to Mobile, Ala. to visit with Twanda’s first cousin, Joyce, and her husband, Paul Lewis.  Even though Twanda stayed for four nights, she still didn’t get her visit out, so she is planning to revisit them soon.  We are going to have to rename Twanda “roadrunner.”

Beverly Black Hall recently went on a trip of a lifetime.  She and Mary Lou Dodd flew to England to visit a cousin of Mary Lou’s.  They visited Manchester, St. Helens, Bury, London, Chester, Liverpool and Preston, England. Points of interest included: Keningston Palace, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, Changing of the Guard, West Minister Abby, Big Ben and London Bridge. This trip was a dream come true for Beverly since she has wanted to visit England since she was a little girl.

West Union School registered a little over six hundred students when school cranked up Tuesday, August 10.  Three new faculty members are on board this year: Tonya Hodge Chapin, Bradley Littlejohn, and Kelly Yates Robbins.  We welcome thse new additions to our school.

It felt like we were on Broadway in New York city Friday night, Aug. 13, when the Tallahatchie River Players presented the Wizard of Oz at New Albany High School. Colorful costumes, smiling happy children, dance numbers, and decorative scenery graced the stage as children from all over the county presented the age old story.  Lou and Larry McQuary’s granddaughter Caroline Wigington, was a wizard maiden.  Performances were given on Friday and Saturday night and two daytime performances on Monday.

Saturday, Aug. 14, the annual Macedonia Reunion was held at West Union School from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A group fo men from Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis entertained the audience.  A delicious lunch was served by the Philadelphia WMU.  A good attendance was reported, but sadness was evident since several of the group had passed away since the last reunion.

A party spirit was in the air Saturday night for Milton Coffey’s 60th birthday.  It was supposed to be a secret, but I think Chad Coffey spilled the beans.  Cars lined the road and the yard was covered with guests. Food was abundant with a fish fry and all its trimmings.  Family and friends partied the night away.

Several Macedonia girls are on the slow pitch softball team.  They had their opening game Saturday morning at Myrtle.  Since their long time pitcher Rachel Baker has graduated, the team is trying to find just the right pitcher. Julie Canoy, Brittany Whittington, and Hannah McQuary all tried their hand at pitching.  The team won their first game against Ingomar, but they lost the afternoon game to East Union.

Saturday guests of Lou and Larry McQuary were two granddaughters: Abbie and Maddie McQuary and granddog, Sadie.  Splashing in the swimming pool was especially refreshing due to the extremely high temperatures.  You ought to see the granddog swimming in the pool. She fits right in.

Sunday morning Macedonia Baptist Church was bulging at the seams for its annual Homecoming.  Beloved former pastor, Brother Billy Lee Foley, brought an inspiring message on God’s invitation to “Come.”  Our hearts were warmed by the Foley boys, Terry and David, singing as their mother, Latane Foley, played the piano.  What memories that brought back!! No one left hungry due to an abundant spread in the family life center.  Macedonia ladies sure can cook.

Macedonia Baptist is currently in a building program.  The steel beams have been erected and are awaiting the roof to be put in place.  At the current time, Macedonia is having to have two services to accommodate all the worshippers.

On Sunday, Aug. 29, Anna Taylor will be honored with a bridal shower from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church Family Life Center. Anna lives with Brother Louie and Melissa, and they consider her to be a part of their family.  Anna is engaged to Rusty Robbins.  She is registered at Wal-Mart.

 Thought for the week: Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths: guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, O Lord, Our great mercy and love, for they are from of old. Psalm 25: 4-6 NIV