Upcoming events in the community include the monthly meeting of the Keith Civic Club, which will meet Thursday, April 25, at the Keith Community Center. The meeting will start with a covered dish meal at 6:30 p.m. and the business meeting will follow. All are welcome to attend. Do make plans to come out and visit with your family members and friends.
•The civic club will have a bake sale Saturday, April 20, with the sale to benefit the club. The sale will begin at 9 a.m. at the Gibbons Creek Shell Station on SH 30. Do come out and buy goods for the upcoming Easter holiday and to support the civic club.
•Do hope that all of you remembered that Income Tax Day was Tuesday, April 16. Thankfully, my CPA has my return all in. Hope that everyone else was as fortunate.
•There will be a sunrise service beginning at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Zion Cemetery. Following the service, there will be a breakfast served at the Iola Missionary Baptist Church. Do make plans to attend.
•The monthly meeting of the Iola-North Zulch order of the Eastern Star No. 458 will be Monday, April 22, at the Pyramid Masonic Lodge in North Zulch. The meeting will start with a covered dish meal at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m. All members of the Eastern Star are welcome to attend.
•Area residents were sorry to learn of the death of Audrey L. Jarvis, who passed away Saturday, April 6. She was born July 31, 1931, in the Iola area, the daughter of Arnold and Hattie Fitzgibbons Beckham and spent most of her lifetime in Grimes County. She was married to Wilson “Chick” Jarvis, who passed away a number of years ago. Her funeral service was held Wednesday, April 10, at Martins Prairie Missionary Baptist Church with Mitchell Beene in charge of the service. Burial was in Martins Prairie Cemetery, where a number of family members are buried. Do remember her children and other family members in your prayers.
•Happy birthday this week to the following: Robert Davis and Joe Leverage Jr., April 14; David Andrew Crenshaw, Luke Randall Trant and Karen Rene Woods, April 15; Debra Joyce Finley Phillips, Larry Harvey and Dorothy Kolbachinski Bushman, April 16; Joe Shuman, Emmie Bowman and Robert Perez, April 17; Ima Myrle and Burns McDuffie, April 18; Randy Ryan Coneley, April 20; and Mark West and Jacob Rios, April 19. Do hope that your special day was a happy one.
If you have any Keith news, call either my cell phone at 936-870-6094 or my house number at 936-394-8273.