Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We used paper money

Gravelly News by Glenna Goodson

A woman and a man are involved in a car accident om a snowy, cold Monday. It's a bad one--both of their cars are totally demolished but amazingly neither of them are hurt. God works in mysterious ways. After they crawl out of their cars the man is yelling about women drivers. The woman says,"So you are a man--that is interesting, I am a woman." "Wow, just look at our cars. There's nothing left but we are not hurt--that must be a sign from God that we should be friends and live in peace for the rest of our days." The man was flattered and says, " Oh, yeah, I agree completely, this must be a sign from God but you're still at fault--women should not be allowed to drive."The woman continues, "And look at this, here's another miracle. My car is demolished but this bottle of wine did not break. Surely we should drink this wine and celebrate our good forltune." She hands the bottle to the man. The man nods his head in agreement, opens it and drinks half the bottle and then hands lit back to the woman. The woman takes the bottle, puts the cap back on and hands it back to the man. The man asks,"Aren't you having any?"The woman replies, "No, I'll just wait for the POLICE."

Mrs. Fannie George, her daughter, Jan Richerson and granddaughters Debbie Stuckey and Fern Eubanks were in Wing Friday, visiting with Loucinda Buford and Dennus Castleberry. Dennus just happened to be lucky enough to be there at the right time. Debbie is from Ft. Smith and Fran lives in Texas. Mrs. George was talking about the times when she rode her horse up into the mtns. behind Wing, with her father Buford Compton. They lived in the large house just west of the store at that time. As everyone knows she has always loved horseback riding and leads the parade in the Yell County Fair every year. She has such fond memories of her childhood in Wing, when her grandfather,Robert Compton lived in the stately house across the road. The house is no longer standing. .Easter Sunrise Services were often held on the lawn of that house where there were huge oak trees, which of course are no longer there. The girls were touring the valley, going to go as far as Gravelly because Ms.Fannie's mother's family were Caviness' It is so wonderful that Mrs. George is able to visit the places of which she is so fond and which hold so many good memories for her.

Beatrice Garner Yeats and her daughter, Gerry Ferguson have both been in the hospital in the past several days. Gerry is back at home in the Mulberry community but she is still not doing well. It seems that Gerry's illness has to do with her immune system.Beatrice was in a Little Rock Hospital and she is now with her son Rodney and hiswife in L.R. She needs constant care. In 30 days she can decide to go to Sherwood where they have a swing bed.Beatrice was in this facility when she had a stroke and was really impressed with their care. If she is a lot better, she may come home.

Perhaps yhou have seen thesign Ola Christian Academy, outside the large building, next door to the First Baptist Church in Ola. This building was a funeral home several years ago but now it belongs to the Sandbergs. This building is large and has a lot of room for a school. Jody Sandberg began the school last year. She teaches elementary children and has one high school student.The curriculum iscalled "The accelerated Christian Education Curriculum." It is a pace program which is mastery centered. The students must get 90% on their core subjects or they do not advance. They keep trying until they can achieve 90%.The program is also character based. You judge any program by the results and one mother brought her daughter with a notebook filled with this girl"s educational problems. The papers said the girl had learning disabilities and had been in special education but she could not read at all. But this school year at the Academy, she learned to READ. She tests ready for the 2nd grade next school year. Another girl was in third grade when she came and could not read 1st grade level.Now she reads 3rd year level. I hear her read at the Adventist Church and I am so impressed. Jody Sandberg and Kristin Hutchison are the teachers. Next year, Bo Hutchison, Kristin's husband will be the Principal of the school and work with the kids.

At the Women of Faith meeting at Promise Land in Wing last Monday night, we had lots of fun.The program was called "Clutter". We were to bring clutter from our house and auction it off. You know one woman's clutter is another woman's riches. We used paper money Susan Rhoades furnished us. I bought a painting, with the help of the other ladies at my table.Our meal was delicious for only $5.You ladies of the valley remember this meeting the third Monday night of each month at 6:30

Susan Rhoades and Marcella Fulmer did a wonderful job of preparing for the children, pre-school through 3rd grade last Tuesday at the Promise Land facility. There were 8 children and they loved the play centers, the books andsinging. I really enjoyed helping with the children. I love working with kids. I retired in oKC after 30 years of teaching but as soon as school started the next year, my former Principal called me and asked me to start a new 2nd grade for him at his school. The time went on and finally I said"Mr. Burchel when are you going to hire a new teacher?" and he said he was in no hurry.So I subbed for that Principal for 5 years and when the Board moved him to another school, he still called me to sub for him. I subbed for 10 years and went to teach almost every day--I don't know why I retired.Children are where"it's at."

Remember this---Rumors prevail where truth is lacking.


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