By: By Jacqueline Gardner
On Friday May 23, our own Jimmy Carrington caught a huge catfish at Paris Landing! The fish weighed 25.8 pounds! Congratulations to Jimmy for receiving the “Biggest Catch” award! Man, it makes me want to go fishin’ and have a big ol’ fashioned fish fry, how about it? Bob Gardner of Sharon has announced that he will also be running for mayor in the November election. Bob stated that his primary concern is that he serves the people who elect him, and he wants to keep Sharon in good financial standing! If you don’t know Bob, feel free to contact him and get to know him. It is always important that you know the candidates and pick the one you believe is best for the job! The Summer Reading Program begins on June 5 and will meet each Thursday in June. The theme is “Space: A Starship Adventure.” On June 5 at 10 a.m., the Reelfoot Regional Library Players will present a program on the book “Aliens Love Underpants.” On June 12 at 10 a.m., Kay Roberts Smith will read and discuss her books, “Gran the Grouch,” “Gran the Great” and “Pickin’ Petunia.” Then on June 19 at 11 a.m., Dr Lionel Crews, UTM astronomy professor, will present a program called “Ask the Professor.” Bring your science-related questions to the Sharon Library before June 19. And finally, on June 26 at 10 a.m., the Benton County Library Players will perform a play about space in the city park gazebo. Prizes will be presented, and food will be provided. On May 20, the Library hosted a signing of Martha Jim Roberts’ book, “SHARON: The Last 100 Years.” Several people came through to meet the author and get her to sign their book. The book is available for purchase at the Library, City Hall and Tracy’s Place for $25. The Sharon Library is still doing the shredding Tuesday through Friday from 1-3 in the afternoon. Bring your old documents to the back door of the library. There is a charge of 50 cents per pound. The shredder can handle small staples and credit cards. You can call the library if you need more details. If you need further information pertaining to anything at the library, please feel free to call 456-2707 and ask your questions. For a June calendar for the Sharon Senior Center, call Shirley Chappell at 456-2213 and she can tell you what’s set up for the month at the center. She prepares calendars with all the monthly events on them, and you can pick one up at the center. The center has exercise equipment and games and is ready for us to enjoy! There is a monthly potluck luncheon on the second Wednesday of each month. You don’t have to be a senior to attend the festivities. If you are available during daytime hours, feel free to drop in and meet the gang. You can play cards with them or just socialize. Either way, you are destined to have a good time. They play cards every day, shuffleboard and dominos periodically, so why not come on out and meet the other seniors in our community? Mark your calendars and we hope to see you at the Sharon Senior Center! Also, Mrs. Shirley is still providing rides to get groceries. She does this on Tuesday mornings around 10 a.m. You must call by Monday to be on the list and get a ride. The Sharon Dulcimers have resumed practice. They meet every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Sharon Senior Center. Practice is weekly unless otherwise posted. If you play or sing, you are welcome to join in with the group. It is a great way to relax after a hard day, too. If you have questions you can call Prentice or Betty Ary at 456-2776 for further information. Brittany Floyd and Taylor King both have birthdays on May 29. My aunt and uncle Elaine and Danny Cook celebrate their anniversary on May 31. On June 3, Hilda and Larry Taylor celebrate their anniversary. Dustin and Austin Taylor celebrate their birthday on June 3. I want to wish a very happy birthday and happy anniversary from the Sharon community! Remember that if you aren’t added to the community birthday and anniversary list, please email or call me with your information. I would love to complete it, but I can’t do it without you. So while you are reading this article, you could stop for one moment and give me a call with your family’s information. We spent Saturday in Memphis with Gary and Janice Page. Janice’s granddaughter, Erin Reagan, performed a vocal recital! This young lady can really sing! She sang four songs that were in Italian, and then she performed “Art is Calling for Me,” “Take, O Take Those Lips Away,” “Let My Song Fill Your Heart.” For her finale, Erin performed “In His Eyes” from Jekyll and Hyde, “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” and “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera. The recital was followed by a reception at the home of Stan and Seritta Sutton, the parents of Erin. Grilled burgers and hot dogs, with all the trimmings were served to the guests. It was a beautiful day and everyone was very impressed with Erin’s abilities. Gary and Janice were very proud of her performances, as were Jim and I. She has performed at Sharon CP Church before and some of my readers have heard her sing. She is amazing! I spoke with David Lackey today and he wanted to thank all those people who attended the Sidonia Memorial Day celebration on May 24! There was a good turn out this year, and as usual it was a great success! Delicious fried pies, homemade ice cream and other treats were available. Tractors were brought and several people enjoyed them. James Sanderfer won the country ham, and Donetta Davis won the weed eater. Monroe Ary’s group The Gospel Sounds performed, as did Sharon Dulcimers and some local talent. It was a good day with good food and good friends. Well, for today, that is “all the news that is news” from the Sharon community. Remember to continue to pray for the military, your neighbors, and that God will have mercy on our land!