The New Tabernacle Church, aka Zoo Church, on Highway 65 in Dennard has musical group The Good News Quartet from Nashville performing at the church on Saturday, Sept. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. Local resident Shirley Goss will be opening for the group. This event is free and open to the public.

National Grandparents day is Sunday, Sept. 8. On Aug. 8, 1978, then-President Jimmy Carter signed a proclamation to honor grandparents. In the statute it cites that the purpose of this day is "to honor grandparents, to give grandparents an opportunity to show love for their children’s children, and to help children become aware of strength, information, and guidance older people can offer." It’s truly fitting that the forget-me-not is the official flower for Grandparents Day. There’s nothing so special as being a grandparent. I often joke that there are just two rules to being a grandparent: one, spoil your grandchildren, and two, send them home. Grandchildren have a way to get straight to your heart, like the time my then-5-year-old granddaughter, Tayler said, "I miss you Momo (which is what they call me)." I replied "I miss you too, Tayler." She continued, "I miss going to the dollar store because you always say yes." There you go, rule No. 1 accomplished. I do however, have a hard time with the sending them home rule, I tend to want to keep them.

If you live in the Dennard area and have news call Jackie Sikes at 253-4716.


Not much to write about, everyone seems to be busy with the Chuckwagon Races. Lots of people in town, lots of horses, cars and trucks. Also the stores and restaurants are full so allow extra time when you go there, but we enjoy all of the hustle and bustle and wait for it all year.

I want to remind everyone that next Saturday, Sept. 7, is the First Saturday Breakfast. We serve from 8-9 a.m. and the price is still the same. See all of you then.

Have a good week.

Call James Burns at 592-3935 with Scotland news so we will have more to write about next time.