Cotton Plant–Academy news

Lee Thomas of Blue Mountain was in touch recently. He and Mrs. Thomas are doing well. They have a sweet little cocker spaniel dog for which they would like to find a good home. The little cocker is named Lady and is about three years old. She is house-trained and would make someone a perfect house companion. I would love to have her but we were recently blessed with a few new doggie mouths to feed and it wouldn’t be fair to Lady who needs a family all her own. If anyone is interested in giving Lady a good home you can reach Mr Thomas at 685-9028 to inquire. Judy Sappington of our community was looking well when we had a nice chat last week. Judy has had many health problems but seems to bounce back. She is a diabetic, which makes treating any health problem a bit harder. Judy will turn 63 next month and it doesn’t seem possible she lost her husband, Kenny, two years ago this week. He passed away quite suddenly. Judy has moved back to our community and has sold their property in Benton County where they lived before Kenny passed. She has her family with her in Tippah and her children are very protective of her health. Take care, Judy, and keep in touch. I also saw Jackie Medlin of Cotton Plant last week. He was looking well but I’m sure he still misses his dad, Alvie Medlin. Jackie was Alvie and Octavie’s only son and he lived with them until they passed. I can only imagine how rough it is on him. Jackie is a good person whom I think a lot of. Birthday wishes go out to Mary Haynes of the Academy Church family this week. Mary turns 40-plus today, the 18th. I’m sure she and John have a special day planned. Have a great one, Mary, and many happy and healthy years ahead. Mae Dora Guyton of Cotton Plant also celebrates a birthday this week. Mae Dora will be 60-plus on the 19th. May God bless you with a good one and give you many more happy years ahead. On the 22nd, our neighbor, Lynn Walker, will turn another page in his book of life. Lynn will be 72 on Sunday. He and Annette have been friends and neighbors for many years. Those years have flown but friendship remains. We wish Lynn a blessed day and year ahead. Another nice fellow also has a birthday on the 22nd. Smuddy Garrison will be seven yeas old. Doesn’t seem possible. That little guy is getting old but mom will always take care of him, right B. G.? Linda Schrieves once wrote that none are as fiercely loyal as dog people. They learn their loyalty from their dog. This is true, I believe. I trust no one who doesn’t love animals. Speaking of animal lovers, my better half was in Germantown to see his heart doctor at Sterns Research Clinic last week. Bill was there for a six-month check-up and all is fine. He hasn’t had any heart problems since he found that place a few years back. We are thankful to Joye Rodgers for that. She was an angel in disguise on that. Please continue to remember Dane Cook in your prayers. Dane was still not doing well as this is written. He has had a very rough few months and he and Helen need our prayers during this trying time especially. May God bless them and each of you, today and always.