By DIANE BASDEN
Special to the News-Capital
Happy Father’s Day to all of you special dads that read this column. It is a proven fact that every child born has a father and mother.
Since it is so hot, it’s time to hit the shade, lake and Kool-Aid.
It will not be long until school starts back, so parents, start buying those school supplies and clothes now.
Lou Ann Knell reported that Sydnie Quinton, 4, has finished her chemotherapy treatments and now has started her radiation treatments.
Lou Ann also said that her father, Charles Quinton, is doing real good since his surgery.
Marie Monks, of Quinton, remained in Haskell County Hospital in Stigler as of June 11. She had extensive surgery there on May 10. Please pray for Marie.
My recent visitors were Martha Montgomery, Shelly, Chesney, and Skyler Ballard, Georgia Brunson, Hattie Seabolt, Charlene Daniel, the Rev. Eddie Dye, the Rev. Charles and Shirley Thomas, April, Joshua and Holly Murray, Lou Ann Knell, and Peyton Knell, and Colene Basden.
Charlene Daniel held a Bible study on June 5 at Quinton Manor. Those present were Dorothy Degroot, Eva Bennight, Pauline Giles, Hattie Seabolt and myself.
I held a prayer meeting on June 7 at Quinton Manor. Those present were Tressa Noble, Iva Hayes, Dorothy Degroot, Eva Bennight, Geri Aby, Pauline Giles, Hattie Seabolt, Peggy Rhyms, Dolores Wiles and Sally Whiteside.
The Quinton Senior Citizens dinner on June 8 had 37 present at Quinton Community Center. Mildred Dellinger gave the blessing over the meal. The meal included chicken strips, potatoes, gravy, salad, blackeyed peas, vegetables, hot rolls, cobbler, ice cream and drinks.
Georgia Brunson visited Sally Whiteside, Hattie Seabolt, and Carl and Frances Alverson on June 7 at Quinton Manor.
Bell Williams, of McAlester, visited her mother, Lora Bunyard, at Quinton Manor last week. She also played the piano for everyone at the home.
Those attending Friends & Fellowship hour at Quinton Manor on June 7 were myself, Pauline Giles, Iva Hayes, Tressa Noble, Eva Bennight and Geri Aby.
Colene Basden and Steve Basden visited in Eufaula on June 7.
Carol Gragg, of Brooken, was a visitor in McAlester and Stigler last week.
Merle Hamlin, of Brooken, visited the residents at Quinton Manor on June 7.
Iva Hayes reported that her daughter, Polly Martin, of Brooken, was bitten by a poisonous snake while she was pulling up weeds from her flower bed. She was taken to a local hospital and treated and released on June 8.
The Rev. Eddie Dye, the pastor of Quinton First Baptist Church, said that he and several other church members will be taking their youth to the summer camp at the Kiamichi Baptist Assembly in Talihina from June 19 to 23. Last year there were 900 youth that attended the camp.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Mike Daniels will celebrate his 48th birthday on June 18 at his parents’, Emmett and Inez Daniels, of Quinton.
Another son, Skip Daniels, will turn 50 on July 21, and son, Joe Daniels, will be 45 in August.
Marc Satterfield, of Stigler, visited his parents, Robert and Angie Satterfield, grandmother, Betty Satterfield, and uncle, Lanny, last weekend at Quinton.
The Pentecostal Holiness Church holds a prayer meeting each Tuesday at 2 p.m.
The Rev. Wilma Jo Mahan invites everyone to come and help pray. If you want to be put on the prayer list, please call her at (918) 469-2229.
Kendalyn Basden, of Kiowa, visited her father, Stoney Basden, of Quinton, last weekend. She also visited her grandparents, Steve and Debbie Basden and great-grandmother, Colene Basden.
Martha Montgomery, of Quinton, reported that her granddaughter, Chesney Ballard, was taken to the emergency room at McAlester Regional Health Center and treated for seizures on June 9. She was released but went back on June 10 for more medical tests. Please pray for her.
Cheyenne Basden received the highest professional performance award in his class at the MMI College in Orlando, Fla. Cheyenne is my son and the grandson of Colene and the late Jack Basden, of Quinton.
Jimmy Turner and Dolores Fisher, of Quinton, visited in Oklahoma City on June 6. While there, Jimmy had cancer treatments at a local hospital.
Lou Ann Knell and son, Peyton, went swimming at Lake Eufaula on June 11.
Roy and Ludene Roberts, of Enterprise, attended the Barbee family reunion at Robbers Cave State Park on June 10. Roy and Ludene brought me some delicious food, fresh cucumbers, on June 3. I want to thank them for the cucumbers.
The Rev. Charles and Shirley Thomas visited in Wilburton on June 10 with their daughter, Kathy Vester, and her son, Justin.
Those visiting last week with Margie Brimer, of McAlester, were Debbie Basden, Kathy Chapman, Christie Leach, Crystal Basden, Terra, Ty and Hanna McFarland, Tanya, Riley and Zachry Burns, and Justin Coxsey.
The Sold Out to Jesus gospel singers held services at Quinton Manor on June 10. The group includes Sharon Morris, Cameo Brennan and Terri Steward.
The Jesus Name Church held services on June 11 at Quinton Manor. The Rev. Jay
Miller preached God’s holy word.
The Quinton First Baptist Church will hold services on June 18. The pastor will be the Rev. Eddie Dye.
Charlene Daniel visited her friend, Retha Workman, at Apple Hollow Store last week.
Sherry Prentice visited her mother, Hattie Seabolt, at Quinton Manor last week.
Paul & Frankie Roberts were visitors in McAlester last week.
The Quinton Fire Department was called to the scene of a grass fire in the Russellville community on June 10.
Colene Basden attended Palestine Church last Sunday.
Ronnie and Ginger Blankenship were visitors in McAlester on June 10.
Bill and Edna Seabolt, of Tulsa, visited his mother, Hattie Seabolt, at Quinton Manor recently.
Emmett and Inez Daniels attended the West Liberty Baptist Church on June 11.
Coach Glen Stone, of McAlester, is the new track and field coach at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton. He is currently recruiting students for the sports events and college. If interested, call him at (918) 429-0046.
If anyone needs prayer, a Bible, or news in this column, please call me at (918) 469-2408 or write to P.O. Box 359, Quinton, OK 74561.
By DIANE BASDEN
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