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Fruitful Neighborhood Watch meeting

Union Square News
Ruby Johnson


Union Square Neighbor of the Month: Janice McKinney


Union Square’s Neighborhood Watch meeting was fruitful, despite us having it the second Monday instead of the first Monday because of Independence Day falling on our regular meeting day.

However, we celebrated the Fourth like it was still in action. We celebrated with plenty of food, fun, business, and fellowship. Sheriff Michael Howell gave his report, which was very interesting, and brought along two of his deputies, Deputy William Bradberry (canine handler), Archie Thunder (K-9) and Reserve Deputy Dustin Pressley.

They all took a moment to stay and enjoyed some snacks and fellowship, and we appreciate their company. Sometimes law enforcement officers never have time to let local neighborhoods touch and feel them. This is why Neighborhood Watch meetings are important.

Please, neighbors, try to attend some of these meetings, even if you are not a close neighbor or just moved in. We want you to keep up with what’s happening. I can’t tell it all, and you might have some good ideas and inputs to help keep the neighborhood and communities safe.

Mr. Ken Whitehead and his wife, Janet, were special guests for the meeting. Ken is running for County Commission District 3. His mission is to bring all Coosa County commissioners to a team mentality for the betterment of all of Coosa County, and other subjects were spoken. Well done and said!

Mr. Whitehead also won the door prize. Janice McKinney was Neighbor of the Month.

Union Square is having a raffle on a Girsan MC312 12-gauge semi-automatic shotgun with 24-inch barrel. Tickets are $5 each or buy four and get one free. The drawing will be held September 6, and you do not have to be present to win. Turkey season is about to start. Check out Union Square’s Facebook page for more information.

Union Square was happy to welcome our former neighbor back, Ms. Vanessa Edwards. Union Square’s next meeting is Monday, August 1, at 6 p.m.

Butch and I enjoyed some of our Fourth of July weekend (Saturday) in the Square with Tim and Lynne Taylor – good eating, fireworks and a hayride in the dark. What a blast!

Then on Sunday morning we enjoyed church service with guests from out of town, different areas, relatives of the Taylors and special friends, Sam and Crystal Bolt, Chris and Becky Corders from Georgia, Kennedy Locklear from South Carolina, Minister Ray Franklin from Florida, Kevin and Audury Franklin from Florida, Thomas and Joyce Taylor’s son from Florida – oh I missed the name, sorry. Special music was by Jerry and Crystal Russell and their anointed son, Grayson. I would love to have him for my son!

Rockford Church of God thanks everyone for coming and fellowshipping with us. A special thank you to Kevin Franklin and his son for helping to get the church computer and TV wiring completed and working all the way from Florida. See, God will help you from anywhere.

Last but not least, my precious granddaughter Amirah came from Hickory, North Carolina. Sunday evening we spent and enjoyed a big feast with Mr. Louis Hill and family. I’ll share that news next week.

Happy birthday to Sylvia Burton, Carrie Lawrence, Lady Dorothy Benson, and Lady Mandy Hill.

Prayer list: The Brown family of Union Square and Samantha (Sami) Woods.

Prayers go out to Bonnie Abrams in the loss of her son, Chris Abrams.

“A bitter world cannot be sweetened by sour Christians.”

Call Ruby at 256-935-1330 to spread your good news.

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