Operation Christmas Child

Arvest Bank and North Central Arkansas Christmas Child have partnered to provide empty shoeboxes for anyone packing a box for OCC. Boxes will be available, until Nov. 21 at area Arvest Bank locations. Once filled, boxes can be dropped off Nov. 18-25 at a local drop off center. Call (870) 404-1030 for more information.

Contagious Christmas Womens Retreat

BELLEFONTE — The United Methodist Church is hosting a Contagious Christmas Womens Retreat on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost is a Christmas holiday dish to share. RSVP to Susan Kramer at 741-0063 or 365-9113.

Randy Caldwell to speak

BERGMAN — Dr. Randy Caldwell will be the guest speaker at Life Abundant Church at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nob. 17 and 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 18-19. The church is located at 397 Sorrell Street in Harrison, but use Bergman for GPS

Community Thanksgiving service

BATAVIA — The Batavia community Thanksgiving Service will be at Capps Full Gospel Church at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Food and fellowship after the service. Call Ed Reed at 715-8092.

Community Choir Messiah rehearsals

Marvin Murphree will host the community choir rehearsals for Messiah performance on Sunday, Nov. 17, 24, and December 8 and 15. Rehearsals will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The performance is Monday, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. All with an interest in singing are welcome to join. Rehearsals and the performance will be held at the First Presbyterian Church. Call Murphree at (417) 848-5642.




Donna has written for the HDT for more than 19 years. When off the clock, she enjoys writing for children, teaching piano lessons and being a pastor's wife. The Braymers have three married sons and daughter-in-laws and 9 grandchildren.

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