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Cathey's Creek News


April 18, 2019

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Gordon Hardin

Cathey's Creek Community Center

This upcoming Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. until noon, will be a community center cleanup day. The community is invited to come help. We will need help with outside and inside cleanup. The Cathey's Creek Community Center is located at 131 Island Ford Road, just off U.S. 64 west.

In The Bible Mission

Pastor Larry Tinsley preached at the mission this past Sunday. The mission meets every Sunday morning at the Cathey's Creek Community Center, starting at 10 a.m. with Sunday school/Bible study and preaching service at 11 a.m.

New Hope Baptist Church

There will be an Easter Egg Hunt at New Hope Baptist Church this Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be the Easter story, music, snacks, egg hunt and crafts. Everyone is welcome.

Give 5 Read 5

At Rosman Elementary School we are once again collecting new or gently used books for our sixth annual Give 5 Read 5 book giveaway. Our hope is that each RES child will be able to take home at least five books to add to their personal libraries this year. Contact Crystal Whitman (RES instructional coach) at 862-4431 or email her at for more information or to arrange for book pick-up. The collection goes until May 31.

Gordon Hardin Cathey's Creek Neighbor

Adventurer, storekeeper, truck driver, Gordon wore many hats. He was born in Transylvania County on July 25, 1909, to Minor D and Elsie R. Hardin. His father was a teacher and moved around the country. While in California, Gordon's mother, Elsie, passed away in January 1927. Gordon worked as a wheat harvester, well digger, crewman on Great Lakes ships, factory worker, farming and as a long-distance truck driver, which he did some after he built Hardin's Grocery and Feed Store, which he owned and operated. He married Mary Morgan in January 1946, raised a family and had many friends. He died Oct. 22, 2001, and is buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery in the Calvert community.

The Window

After tornado warnings, high winds and heavy rain this past Sunday, the next day, Monday, was beautiful. The sun was shining brightly, the sky a clear blue and the mountains with fresh spring green trees were visible. The ornamental tree in my yard has lost all its blooms. A lot of them are stuck to my car. The tree was beautiful while it lasted. I hope the birds nesting in the tree are safe, and I can see the hawks are busily taking care of their new babies.

Happy Birthday Anniversary

Happy birthday to Maddox Owen who will be 5 on April 24 and Crew Holden who will be 6 on April 25. Happy birthday to Marlene Lance on April 14. Carolyn Galloway and Hanna Whitesides also have April birthdays. We would like to wish Cora and Dan Roess a very happy 57th wedding anniversary on April 20. Congratulations and have many more.


Prayers for those in the hospital, nursing facilities, at home recovering and suffering losses. Pray for Ray Smith as he is recovering from knee replacement surgery at home. Keep Wayne Owen, Mary Ruth Stamey and others who have not been feeling too well in prayer.

Rent The Community Center

For information on renting the Cathey's Creek Community Center, contact Joann Galloway at 883-3557. Have your birthday parties, baby showers, wedding showers, meetings, family reunions and yard sales at the community center. The community center is a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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Send news to me at or call 883-8753 or text a message to 384-0116. Thanks for reading and have a great week.


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