Scott and Danyelle Yeatman: 4-H Shooting Sports volunteers make GREAT chili


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Scott and Danyelle Yeatman (standing at the far ends of the back row) with members of their shooting sports team. (Photo submitted)

They needed a way to raise money for the 4-H Shooting Sports program without doing the “usual” thing.

“We took a chance on selling a hot meal during the Christmas market (eight years ago) and it has become somewhat of a tradition now,” said Danyelle Yeatman, volunteer with the Webster County 4-H Shooting Sports program.

The money raised from the chili sale goes toward targets, equipment, and range maintenance for the 20-30 students involved in the program.

Danyelle and her husband, Scott Yeatman, will be selling homemade chili at the Eupora Christmas Market this year to raise money for the shooting sports 4-H program.

It is a major undertaking with lots of volunteers meeting at the Stewart Fire Department before the sale to make chili. Baldy Collins and David Morelan also come by and help cook the chili the night before the sale.

They will sell a “meal” for $5 that includes a 16 oz. cup of chili, crackers and a drink. They sell a quart cup of chili only for $9. Yeatman said a lot of people like to bring their own containers and will be priced accordingly. For instance, bring a gallon container for $36. The Chili Sale will be held 10 a.m. until they are sold out on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Eupora Christmas Market.

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Halloween: Sharing a few memories


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At a Fall Festival at Bellefontaine UMC many years ago, me and Pepper dressed up as black-eyed peas. We thought we were funny, but not everyone caught on! HA!

 

For many, Halloween holds a lot of fun memories.

Whether it was fishing for prizes at the Halloween Carnival at Eupora Elementary School or getting to wear the Superman costume you have wanted each year, but finally found, Halloween was a time of innocent fun and moments that will never be forgotten.

Christie Bailey Colvin of Tomnolan said her favorite Halloween years were those we spent on the Navy base.

“There were kids for hours,” Colvin said. “I remember buying five paper grocery bags of candy and running out! We all spent the evening outside, enjoying the neighbors.” Continue reading

Honoring the ministry of the Harper family at First UMC Eupora


cropped_7L2A0458First United Methodist Church of Eupora will celebrate the ministry of Rev. Trey Harper and his family on his final Sunday to worship as the pastor of the church.

The church will be hosting a farewell reception for the Harper Family on Sunday, June 15 from 4-6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall to give church members and the community an opportunity to say goodbye to the Harpers. The community is invited to come and offer its thanks and prayers for a happy transition to Forest. A “love offering” will be taken for those wishing to express their appreciation.

Rev. Harper has been re-appointed to First UMC of Forest and will begin preaching there June 22. Continue reading