Flo News 1-8-19

Note: First business meeting for Flo Center scheduled for Jan. 7th at 6 pm. All members are urged to attend. Marlin Cantrell, center president suggest we make plans for next year. Hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year. New York streets were full and policemen were out in full force.

The persimmon seed prediction was correct ; it is wet and cold. Be sure to watch the roads and do not take chances, some flood easily. Happy Birthday to Dugan Layton Woodard and Jimmy Pate (they have the same birthday. Happy birthday to Sue Hardy. Her birthday was also Jan. 2nd. Seth Folsom, Marilyn Pate?s grandson, birthday was January 5th . Alan Waters of Franklin also has a January birthday. He is the son of the late Alvin Waters. His mom, Barbara Rabe Waters lives in Bryan and sisters Stacey and Kristi do also.

Marilyn Pate had another procedure on her leg last week. She is doing much better and appreciates the prayers. We are glad to report Ronnie Barnett is feeling some better. Last year was not easy for he and Lori and we pray his heath will be better this year.

Our condolences to Ms. Zelma Moore, she departed this life after 91 years. She has many relatives in the Flo Area. She is survived by daughter Rita Agahe, her husband George Agahe and granddaughter, Lisa.

Ms. Zelma made her home with Rita and George in Centerville, Texas. Her funeral was at 2 pm in Centerville Funeral Home on January 3rd.

Services for Thomas Vann of Buffalo was in Buffalo at the Methodist Church Thursday at 11 AM. Thomas?s widow is Kay (Sally) Plunkett Van. They are both Buffalo graduates. Please keep these families in your prayers. Mr. Plunkett had a grocery store in Buffalo for several years. He was well known in area and I can remember him attending our volley ball games and even came to the out of town ones.

Iva Lee Slane and husband Cliff Slane of Terrell, Texas are having some serious health issues. She is Eva Lee Williams twin sister. Please remember these folks in prayer also.

Christmas is a wonderful time for family and friends to visit, eat and ?remember the reason for the season?. I was blessed to have Dugan, his wife Beckey and granddaughter Jenna from Tyler area, son Eric and friend from California. Martha Parrish stopped by for a visit from Palestine and Jeremy and son Layton dropped in from Buffalo. John and Marilyn Lapsick reminded me to eat black eyed peas and cabbage on New Years and even brought me the cabbage.

Son, Eric Woodard had a long day trying to get back to California due to weather. His drive to DFW was rough since he headed straight into the bad weather coming this way. He does seem to mind the delays. Eric returned from a trip to Japan and has been overseas several times. I have flown to California two times but landing at San Francisco airport can get your attention,

Congratulations to Mitchell Pate ad Katy Curry. They are planning to marry this year. We wish this couple to best. Mitchell is a school teacher and works at Buffalo Express. I was impressed he ended his column with a Bible verse. A couple that prays together, stays together.

Thanks for all the Christmas cards and calls during the week. I had a phone call from Reagan Horn wishing us a Merry Christmas and saying how much they enjoy the Turkey shoot each year. His late brother, Sgt. Winfred Horn started his event years ago. Since had retired from US army, he thought everyone needed to know how to shoot. He called his family members all over Texas and encouraged them to come support Turkey shoot and they did just that. It is our best money making event of the year.

Honey Bee from Buffalo Express did a very good job of summarizing 2018 happenings in area. Happy belated birthday to my granddaughter, Jenna Woodard, she celebrated her 17th birthday on December 26th. I am blessed with lots of friends, family and neighbors. The Lord has been good to me!