#8216;Old Home at Meriwether#039; site for 1950 class luncheon June 30

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 14, 2007

The ladies and spouses of the men of the 1950 Luverne High School class were treated to a lovely luncheon at the antebellum home of Yvonne and Bud Files of Lapine Saturday, June 30, 2007.

Yvonne Files is the daughter of 1950 class member Betty Byrd Stephens.

The Files purchased the home &#8220The Old Home at Meriwether” thirteen years ago and have renovated and turned it into an absolutely beautiful home.

It is now complete with an elaborate gazebo and pavilion where weddings, receptions, teas, etc., are held.

Upon arrival the guests were treated to a tour of the home.

After a blessing given by Betty Speed, they were escorted to three dining areas where round tables were set with exquisite china and crystal.

Each table held a bouquet of roses.

Each place setting held a beautiful handcrafted menu card.

Guests were served butterscotch scones, almond chicken salad, bowtie pasta salad, pickled asparagus, deviled eggs, fresh fruit, assorted finger sandwiches, banana pineapple delight and raspberry iced tea.

After lunch, Mrs. Files directed games with numerous prizes.

Classmate Carol Knox also gave door prizes that she provided.

Betty Speed gave a report on class members unable to attend due to illness.

She provided &#8220Get Well Cards” for all to sign.

Mrs. Speed, on behalf of the group, presented Mrs. Files with a hostess gift from the classmates and guests.

Among those attending the luncheon were Mary Layton, Jane Davis and Betty Stephens of Montgomery; Erlene Mullins of Greenville; Joyce Helms and Mary Susan Borum of Union Springs; Ruth Fowler of Andalusia; Armojean Beasley of Rutledge; Barbara Sport, Fran Alford, Gladys Sport, Doris Schofield, Lena Pearl Carr, Frances Nichols, Carole Knox and Betty Speed of Luverne and Enid Folmar of Glenwood.

Anyone desiring to use &#8220The Old Home at Meriwether” in Lapine may contact owner and coordinator Yvonne Files at (334) 537-9110 or (205) 422-6257 or email her at yfiles@charter.net.

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The Women on Missions at South Luverne Baptist Church held a picnic lunch at Crenshaw County Lake for their July 9th meeting.

The ladies met at 10 a.m. under the pavilion.

Doris Rogers, the director, had planned and presented a lesson &#8220Service, Liberty and Freedom.” Ms. Rogers opened with a prayer of thanksgiving for freedom and a prayer for those who give of their time, even their lives, so that we can have spiritual and physical freedom.

Ms. Rogers also gave out a list of foods that are available in the WMU food pantry and asked the ladies to fix a menu and recipes from that list.

That made the ones in attendance

realize how fortunate we are to have all the ingredients in our homes to prepare a meal.

After the Bible study, they shared a picnic lunch and played several games.

Seven members were in attendance.

While at the pond the group was blessed with a good rain.

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A fun time was enjoyed by the residents at Meadowcrest Community on Saturday, June 23rd.

They were blessed with a picnic of hot dogs and refreshments.

The hot dogs were grilled by Tommy Beasley.

Music was also provided.

This special event was sponsored by friends from the Alpha and Omega Anglican Church on South Forest Avenue.

The residents thanked them and voiced appreciation for this very thoughtful, kind deed.

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Reminder. . . The place to be tonight, July 12th, is South Luverne Baptist Church at 7 p.m.

The author, Dr. Harold Fanning will be speaking.

You will not want to miss this.

Dr. Fanning has written books with rib-tickling humor about growing up in the rural South.

There will be no admission charge; however, a love offering will be taken and there will be the opportunity to purchase his books, &#8220Life in a Skillet” and &#8220Life Along a Dirt Road.”

Special music will be rendered by Tim and Kathy Dowdy.

Hope to see you there as we worship together in Christian fun and fellowship.