These are photos of our Christmas Program for the Hickory Withe Community Association as we met at Hickory Withe Baptist Church on December 1.  We enjoyed music performed by R. S. V. P., The Mid-South’s Premier Men’s Chorus. This was the 4th year R.S.V.P., an Acapella group, has performed for HWCA. If you are interested in contacting R.S.V.P. they can be reached at RSVPCHORUS@gmail.com for further information.

 

HWCA wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

 

 

The Hickory Withe Community Association met on Thursday, April 6, 2017. President Bob Munns opened the meeting and recognized first time visitors and elected officials. Everyone enjoyed a delicious pot luck dinner.

 

Our focus this month was on health and our first guest was Dr. Josh Taylor from Rehab, Etc. in Oakland. He presented an interesting introduction to his business. Next was Maria Robinson from Hope Lodge. She enlightened us to the mission of the Lodge and how it makes families with cancer patients comfortable.

Also present were two ladies taking blood pressure and yellow TDOT stickers were available.

 

President Munns then held a short business meeting where the minutes from February were approved along with the budget report.

 

Jane Mitchell reported on the Relay for Life coming up on May 26th at the Buckley Carpenter school in Somerville. She encouraged us to purchase a $5 luminary in memory or honor of a cancer victim and also wanted to encourage us to come out on the 26th for the program.

 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 8:15.

 

 

Joann Allen, Secretary

Hello My Friends,

 

The days and months are zipping by too fast. Here we are already in the last third of April and I am finding it difficult to accomplish all that is on my agenda. Hope you are better organizers than I am.

 

It appears Gov. Haslam has managed to negotiate his way to achieve his tax increase. I am sorry to see that happen, because there is a huge surplus on hand which loudly says this increase is not necessary. Politicians seem to believe they know how to spend your money better than do you. On the local level, we are running a surplus and I do not believe there will be any need for additional revenue. We continue to make progress on projects in general and I will apprise you of these as we succeed or fail with regard to each.

 

Public schools in Fayette are really making progress with Dr. King at the helm. I will not again repeat, this quickly, about all the wonderful programs which he has implemented, because I do not want to be redundant. However, you can get a copy of the new quarterly school publication, "FOCUS Fayette", and read, in detail, all about the progress our schools are making. The acronym for FOCUS is Family, Optimism, Courage, Unity, Service. Each and every word is indicative of the attitude which is necessary to contribute to the good life. Hope you will find ways to contribute to the success of our schools such as; attend sports or other events; volunteer; tutor; send words of encouragement to Dr. King; Etc. You can make a difference.

 

Here are a couple of community events which may be of interest;

 

The West Fayette County Republican Club meets Thursday, April 27, at 6:30pm at 2735 Hwy. 64, Suite 101, in The Deer Creek Crossing Center, which, of course, is on 64 a quarter mile west of where 196 crosses 64. This is pot luck, so bring a vegetable, salad, bread, desert, chicken leg or something to share. We will discuss the pros and cons of a constitutional convention. Come and help us. This is nonpartisan.

There will be a community breakfast at Hickory Withe First Baptist Church, Saturday morning, April 29th, from 7:30 until 10:00am. The address is 17675 Hwy.196, one half mile north of 64. This supports the Zackpack Ministry serving the children of Fayette County Schools. They'll be serving bacon, sausage, biscuits, eggs, omelets, sausage gravy, chocolate gravy, grits, pancakes, waffles, fruits and plenty of hot coffee. Donations appreciated. I'll be there shortly before 8:00, so come and eat with me.

 

Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your commissioner. If you need me, email or call me 496-0247.

 

Kindest regards,

Homer Bunker