Grand Old Opry cancelled this year

Published 6:08 pm Friday, October 24, 2014

There will not be a Climax Grand Old Opry this year,” was the announcement made at the Climax Golden Agers October meeting.

The Golden Agers sponsored event has provided entertainment for many years on the Friday night before Swine Time. Some folks traveled a good distance to see the show and came to Climax for Swine Time the next day.

However, due to not having anyone able to manage the show, with Sam and Sandra Sirmons giving it up this year due to some personal reasons and the time the show consumed, the club voted to cancel the show until further notice. According to incoming club President Alma Hart, “Hopefully in the future, someone will be able and have the time to take on the duties of managing the show.”

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The November club meeting will be the annual fish fry with Woodman of the World providing the fish and Charles Hadsock along with some of the other men doing the cooking and some members who are called and notified will furnish accompanying dishes. If you are not called to provide a dish, don’t worry about it come, and enjoy the fish.

The December meeting will be the annual Christmas party and gifts will be a food swap exchange. The luncheon will be ham, turkey and dressing furnished by Danna Sue Hadsock, Marlene Free, and Sandra Sirmons. All other members are asked to bring side dishes.

The new slate of club officers for the coming Year are as follows: President: Alma Hart, Vice President: Phillip Dodson, Secretary: Gwen Wingate, Treasurer: Rita Dodson Program Chair: Fannie Wells and Calling committee: Marguerite Plitnick and Fannie Wells. New officers will assume their duties in January 2015.

Evelyn Hutchinson won the door prize. Celebrating birthdays in October were: Hubert Parker, Gwen Wingate, Marlene Free, Sandra Sirmons, and Don Hirst.

After an enjoyable time playing several games led by Marlene Free, the associate minister of Climax Baptist as special guest said Grace and all enjoyed the luncheon.

Get Well Wishes

The following were remembered in prayer by President Bonnie Maloy due to sickness: Ed Harrell, Diane Gibson, Bob Jones, Gene Ouzts, Beverly Davis, Tony and Louise Williamson, Evelyn Jones, Kay Perry, Rita Dodson’s sister-in-law, Kathy Medley, Liz Phillips, and the spiritually sick.


Prayer and deepest sympathy is with the family of Ola Wilder during their grief. Ola is the sister of Louise Williamson and Ann Avant Logue. Prayers are also with the family of those who lost their life in the terrible accident in Climax this week.

Reporters note: A special thank you to Alma Hart for her contribution to this article.