The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 6, 1956 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 6, 1956
Page 3
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TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1956. ^ (ABK.Y COURIER NEWS PAGE THHEf OSCEOLA NEWS By Bettye Nelle Starr Minister Finds Work with Mentally Handicapped to be 'Very Satisfying' A farmer Ceceola couple. Sift, and Mrs. Gene Robson have returned to the States after an absence of six years, .figt Robinson was stationed with the Army in Japan. Mr». Robson is the former Miss Detores Shoemaker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Shoemaker. Sgt. Rob6on*is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Robson of Blytheville. En route home they stopped over in Belleville, 111., to visit Mrs. Bobson's sister, Mrs. Raymond Edrington, and Mr. Edrington. After a visit with their parent* they will go to Port Sill, Okla., where he will be stationed. Before going to JapSB the couple were employed here by the Municipal Light Company and Bell Telephone Company. . Mrs. L. WY Williams is visiting her mother in Water Valley, Miss. Gene Cox, Ben and ten Taliaferro, Dan Reid, Jr., and Phil Johnton, Jr., came home over the weekend from Columbia Military Academy and -will remain here until March 11 for their spring vacation. Johnny Strickling, son of Mr. and Mrs.. J. B. Strickling, was initiated during the week into Kappa Sigma fraternity at Memphis State. .Mrs. Ed Quinn drove several preteen age youngsters to Memphis Friday afternoon where they were guest* of her granddaughter, Becky Quinn. These going were Connie Bjorklund, David Wilson, Vin Speck and Dwight Driver. Picture shov, parties and dancing provided their entertainment .while in Memphis They returned home Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brewer announce the birth of-a son born in Oeceola Memorial Hospital during the week. The baby was named Danny Bay. Mr§. Walter Biehoff was hostess Thursday evening 'to her canasta club. Mrs: Helen Diy was the only guest. Mrs. Bishoff served a salad plate at th« conclusion of the garnet. Twenty girls attended the dinner Thursday evening of the Hobby Club sponsored by .the Dyess-Bradley Circle of First Methodis Church. Mrs. Harry Matlock is'.supervisor of ttw group. Mrs. Balph Wilson wu in charge of the decorations. The table was centered with an arrangement of roses and at each jirl's place was a place card holding a miniature lipstick. Mrs. Billy Little was chairman of ,he food committee. Mrs. Bob Dyess greeted guests as they arrived. Mrs. Billy Ayres entertained Club 17 Thursday evening with a Chinese dinner at her country home west of Osceola. Additional guests were Mrs. Jack Hook, Mrs. Garuev Robbins and Mrs. Harry Matlock. In the games of bridge that followed dinner, Mrs. 'Gene Teaford win high score, Miss Bebe Leven- itein, second high, and Mrs. R. D. Mears, bridgo. During the evening Mrs. Horace Moore, Jr., was showered with layette gifts. They were presented to her in a pink and blue wagon thti l trouglu to her by daughter, Bfflie Kay. The Ayres home was decorated in early spring blossoms. At the Town and Country Canasta Club luncheon at the home of Mrs. Tal Tongatei Thursday all members were present and were seated at the dining table which was centered with a colorful array of spring flowers. In the games of canasta that followed Mrs. Guy Driver was high score winner.and Mrs. Frank Williams, second high. Mrs. R. D. Mean was a guest Friday, when Mrs. Emmett Dunn was hostess to her bridge club. The guests were served a dessert course when they arrived. In the games of bridge Mrs. Dunn won high score and Mrs. Morris Nickol won second high. Lib Shippen was hostess Tuesday when the Junior Garden Club held its monthly meeting. Doris Nelle Gentry was co-hostess. Tillie Glascoe gave the opening prayer. Becky Hall gave the program on how to attract birds. Dish gardens were brought to the club to emotion and simple faith. "I stress God's love," he said. "The youngsters have very great emotional needs, and I find them profoundly responsive to this aspect of religion. "One of the things religion has to say to these children is that they | are significant in spite of their j handicap — that they count equally in God's sight." . j The chaplain conducts two serv-i ices each Sunday morning, one for ' teen-agers and one for younger children. A priest says Mass for the Catholic youngsters. Wednesday night there is a serv- . ice in the form of hymn singing! and Bible stories illustrated with slides. The hospital's psychiatrists are pleased with the way the chaplain's religious work — which also includes a huge schedule of personal ] counseling — dovetails with their! own therapy. This aims at resolv- j ing a child's emotional conflicts, j developing his mentality as far as j possible, and creating a personality j adjusted to its handicap. j Nearly »uu mentaiiy uauuit»Fi«=" His work with the mentally nan- ; children and young people between I dicapped, the minister said, ' has 6 and 21 are at Parsons. j tremendously broadened my un-. The minister's religious message < derstanding of people. If I should! 1= painstakingly adapted to the i undertake another pastorate, 11 children's limited understanding, i think I'd be twice as good a pastor | as well as to their individual needs., as before." By RENE J. CAPI'ON PARSONS, Kan. Ufi—A tall, gentle-voiced clergyman from North Dakota Is spending his first Leut in an unusual new offshoot of the ministry — as a psychiatric chaplain. The Rev. Mr. Sigurd Peterson, a native of Kemnare, N. 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