Trinidad Tales 12-9-11

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : December 9, 2011

By Emily Lundy

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.” The weather played havoc with residents’ Christmas decorations in yards during Sunday night’s rain, but we’ll rebuild.
In our situation, once we had the funds to decorate and not spend on young children, we were too old to get the job done. My tree becomes smaller each year. I don’t like packing items up afterward by myself regardless of promises of help.

Malakoff and Trinidad have lost a dear lady, Betty Jean Williams Matthews Inman, 84, who was in CCNursing and Rehab. Friday night she worsened and soon was in the hospital, dying Sunday night. Her one sister, DeannieScroggins, in from North Carolina to see family members was still visiting. Visitation and services were held during the week in Malakoff.
Betty leaves three children: Lamar Matthews, Melinda Watson, and Ricky Matthews; also three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was a widow before marrying Sonny Inmon.

The Williams’ family moved to Trinidad from Athens with one son, Charles (Houston Methodist minister), living in the present Ardoin home on McEntire. Jim and Marion Williams added to their family as Jim became employed with TP&L. Next in children were Betty Jean, James, Wayne, Harry, and Deannie. The children graduated from THS with two more of the sons making ministers in the Methodist religion. The family was a wonderful asset to the community, especially church and school. In its proximity to the school, the Williams’ home was often filled with young people.
The Matthews family, except for Ricky, settled on a promontory on the east side of the lake in Caney City. Camping and banquet facilities are also there. Betty had many friends in Trinidad.

On Christmas Eve, the First United Methodist Church will hold a candlelight service for this Christian night of the season, 6 p.m., with fellowship following if desired. The church is on McEntire and Scruggs in the heart of Trinidad. Everyone is welcomed.

Basketball is in full swing with girls’ and boys’ teams.

On December 15 at 6:30 the Cedar Creek Lake Methodist Church in Tool will hold a grieving seminar that will last one hour.

Churches in the area are collecting food and are buying for particular aged children. Collections are acceptable at any church.

The rock house once of the late Byron Jackson family at the corner of McEntire and Lone Star has sold.
New owners are living in the former home of the late Wilbank’s couple on Lee Street.

The rains we’ve received have had a chance to add some greenness. This cooler weather doesn’t have to dip any more.

Gwen Finley and friends have been to Hawaii and back for a beautiful trip.

Two Sundays are left before Christmas. Areas around us have many activities to join for the celebration of a Merry Christmas. I’ve been told there are movements to call a Christmas Tree a “Holiday Tree.” Then someone said “In God we trust” may be moved from something familiar to us all. Therefore on the back of my greeting cards, I’ll write “In God We Trust” while I can.

Remember these in prayer and others you know: the Betty Jean Inmon family, Jerry Cotton, Winston Thornburg, Geraldine Stanfield, Wretha Barfoot, Don Ellison, the Betty Jane Hayes family, Lawrence Moser, Joe Moser, Mary Reppond, Guy Monroe, Ginger Frasier, Martha Perry, Ruby Williams, Christopher Brown, Billie Jackson, Crystal Parker, Bethel Kelly, Raymond Tubbs, Lauretta Lawler who improves daily, James Looney, Carol Stevenson, and those in uniform: Lauren Hebrank, Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy Roden, Johnathan Crocker, Miles Norris, Tyler Norris, Mikey Warren, Andre Anderson, and Cord Smith.