September 20th, 2013
Have you met Rita Myers yet? Well, if you attend any of our churches in the area you probably will soon. I met her a year ago this month at a lunch held for the Malvern High School football team at a church I was attending. As we were putting the lunch together we became fast friends.
Where does one begin in understanding the consequences of war for the service member or their families? The only place you can begin with is â€śThank you.â€ť We thank them with full honesty in our hearts for the sacrifice and loss given. We also thank them with full appreciation for the gift given to us that retains our freedoms. Sometimes we feel that we havenâ€™t done enough or shown our appreciation enough to our veterans, especially when we find them homeless or improperly cared for in hospitals.
â€śIs he going to do it?â€ť I prayed.
â€śHeâ€™s at the 30, the 20, the 10, touchdown Bismarck!â€ť screamed the announcer.
Roaring from the Lion fans, stomping in the stands and the band coming to life set the whole stadium on fire.
Nate Asher, Shelby Orr and the Bismarck football team had made the play of the night and the first home game touchdown was in the books.
Thank you, Bismarck for giving me and my best friend another great moment in your community.
We were jumping up and down, grinning like kids and celebrating with our adopted town.
Fred passed away September 17, 2013, in Mountain Home, Arkansas at the age of 64 after a hard fought battle with head and neck cancer.
Lola Faye Davis Conklin, age 84, of Malvern, died the morning of September 19, 2013 at the Hot Springs County Hospital.
Ruth Lee Snowden, 79, Arkadelphia, passed September 18, 2013.
Jo Teale Sibley, age 83 of Malvern, died Tuesday evening, September 17, 2013 at Mercy Health Center in Hot Springs.
Craig Carl Byrd, age 52, of Malvern, passed away September 16, 2013 after a losing battle with many health problems.
Maggie Avanell Herron Beene age 86 of Curtis, AR passed from this life Monday, September 16, 2013. at Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock.
Funeral services for Harry Dickens, age 68, of Seattle Washington formerly of Gurdon, Arkansas departed this life Friday, September 13, 2013 in Renton Washington.