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Evergreen Baptist 125th Anniversary

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The membership of Evergreen Baptist Church will celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church Sunday, Nov. 22 with a special service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Hopefully all will go well with this special service. The church planned to celebrate the anniversary earlier but due to coronavirus it did not happen. If all goes well, the special event will be followed by a special meal. Turkey, dressing and other food will be provided. Hope everyone interested in the event will make plans to attend.

The monthly meeting of the Keith Civic Club will be held a week early due to Thanksgiving. The meeting will be held Thursday, Nov. 19 with a meal at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting to follow. All are welcome to attend. This will be the last meeting of the year. No meeting will be held in December.

The monthly meeting of the Iola-North Zulch Order of the Eastern Star No 458 will be held at the Pyramid Masonic Lodge in North Zulch Monday, Nov. 23. The will begin at 6 p.m. As far as I know there will not be a meal served. All members of the Eastern Star are welcome to attend.

There will not be a service Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Evergreen Church because of Thanksgiving Day. Services will resume as normal the following week.

The Iola Dump Site will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving. It will reopen Saturday, Nov. 28 with regular hours from 7 a.m. till 11 a.m. Hope to see you then.

Area residents were sorry to learn of the death of Nuggie Stewart who passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3. He was the son of Nuggie and Mina Stewart who are buried in Martins Prairie Cemetery. Currently no funeral services are planned. Do remember his loved ones in your prayers.

Another death to report is Dale Maxwell who passed away several weeks ago. He was related to several people in the Iola and Keith area. He was the son of Thurman and Louise Maxwell who are buried in the Bryan City Cemetery. No services are planned. Do remember his sons in your prayers.

Happy birthday this week to the following: Nov. 15 – Lisa Deann Rucker McKown, Curtis Wayne Hays, Ashley Jordan, Quinn Costello, Darby Jordan; Nov. 16 – Robert Morris Barney III, Michael “Mike” Glenn Trant, Vera Jarvis Humphrey, Sheyanne Rains; Nov. 17 – Daave Jordan; Nov. 18 – Sherri Ann Gamble Sasson, Larry Pinson; Nov. 20 – Ida Janice Finley Bryan, Glenda Pell Crenshaw, Robert Perez Sr. Do hope that your special day was a happy one.

Happy anniversary this week to Randall and Christina Griffin, married Nov. 15. Do join me in wishing them many more years of happiness together.

If you have any Keith news, call either my cell phone at 936-870-6094 or my house number at 936-394-8273.