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Join us Sunday, Oct. 7, for our First-Sunday fried chicken dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. And please note that The Center will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, in observance of Columbus Day.     Menus   Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for...
Fall officially started on Saturday, but I’ve heard that the predictions are for us to have a warm autumn and winter. My son Lyndon likes to cut open a persimmon seed to examine the kernel inside, which he – and others – say may predict the kind of winter we’ll have. If the kernel is in the shape...
Menus Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more.   Wednesday, Sept. 19: pork quesadilla, refried beans, Tuscan-blend...
Hello from our home to yours. We welcome our new employees, Angie Tabor and Joy Hamm. We are excited to have you as part of our team. To start off last week, Shawn Lewellen and I got out our bread machines on Monday and we made homemade bread. For morning exercises, we did kickball to exercise our...
We got 1 inch of rain out of the showers a few days ago. It really perks things up. Lots of hay being cut the second time.  Paul and Lee are still cutting cedar and oak logs. We were glad to have Joseph Nelson and his family with us in church Sunday. I talked with Tracy Morrison Russell, who lives...
It’s a beautiful Monday as I write these news items, and I’m still enjoying my crepe myrtle blooms. I didn’t get more pawpaws, as I planned, so I imagine the opossums got my share. My nephew, Dan Moody, enjoyed their crop, his mom told me.  I’m looking forward to Hootin an Hollarin this week. Lord...
These hard-working members of the 2018 Hootin an Hollarin planning committee devote many hours to make the festival fun for everyone. Seated, from left: pet show chair Konnie Plumlee, publicity chair Linda Harlin, parade co-chair Heather Bushner, queen pageant co-chair Becki Strong (with co-chair...

Doris and Wayne Sayles
Wayne and Doris Sayles, this year’s honorees as the 2018 Barney Douglas Citizens of the Year, have done a lot of good things for their adopted hometown. And it all began in 1993 with the most casual and unplanned of life-changing decisions.   After retiring from the Air Force, Wayne returned to his...
One of Gainesville’s youngest farmers, Jeremiah Paul Hamm, then 4, and his cowgirl-costumed red hen, Miss Pinky, walked away with the Most Unusual Pet Award in the 2017 Hootin an Hollarin pet show. Times photographer Jessi Dreckman snapped this photo of the award-winning pair backstage right after...
Menus Lunch is served daily from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to everyone. The cost is $6 for those younger than 60; a $3.50 donation is requested for those over 60. Call 679-4746 to order take-out for 25 cents more.   Wednesday, Sept. 12: chicken Parmesan, fresh pasta, Tuscan-blend...

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