To the Editor:

The North Logan Ministerial Alliance would like to say a big thank you to all the area churches, ministers and people who helped to make this year’s Lenten Luncheons and Easter Community Service be the best we have ever had. The attendance and the donations greatly increased from years past.

All the donations from these events go to our Community Outreach Services and we are thankful that we were able to give COS $3,308 this year.

We express a big appreciation to all the ladies from the host churches who prepared the lunches for the Lenten Luncheons, as well as those who participated in the devotions and programs for each luncheon. Those churches were Paris First Christian Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Paris First Assembly of God, Paris First Baptist Church and First United Methodist Church in Paris.

The First United Methodist Church in Paris also hosted the Easter Community Service and it was a wonderful time of worship and fellowship together as a community. We appreciate all who participated and say thank you to the ladies who did a wonderful job preparing and serving the refreshments following the service.

The North Logan Ministerial Alliance will be sponsoring our first Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 2 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Our special guest will be former Razorback football coach, Ken Hatfield. Tickets, are $10 each, and may, be purchased at St. Joseph’s or from your local church. Everyone is encouraged to be early — breakfast will start being served at 6:30 a.m. and the program will be from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Sandra Wiggins


North Logan

Ministerial Alliance

To the Editor:

Paris has a hidden jewel.

At the base of a beautiful mountain out on Highway 22 quietly stands Short Mountain Lodge. My 50 year old son has made many changes by residing in this assisted living environment for the last four years.

Called an assisted living facility, it is much more. Those who work at this home do not just assist with daily living skills and wonderful food, they also provide an opportunity for individual growth. My son has developed from a recluse, who just sat in his empty apartment, into a social, fun, friendly person.

As a retired school teacher, I see now that dyslexia was discovered too late for my son, too late for the schools to help him. This caused emotional problems and poor self image.

Please feel free to call me in Ozark if you wish to hear more of my opinion about Paris’s hidden little Jewel. You can call me at 1-479-667-5312.

Please give thanks in your prayers for Johnna Kelly and staff for helping 42 people improve and learn to be happy.

Sarah Sharpe