Freda has been Ada Artists Association's artist of the month during July. Some 15 of her paintings have been on exhibit at Karen’s Art and Frame Shop in Ada. The one-woman show culminated with a reception for the artist on Tuesday, July 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Freda was able to attend the reception because her former student, Kelly Pennington Reed, brought a wheelchair and transported her to the gala affair. Freda explains that she had been selected for the show before her accident but had not made selections of paintings. Kelly and Loretta Yin, Ada artist, went to Freda’s studio, selected the portraits and hung them in the showroom. “For the first time in my life, I had no part in preparations for an exhibit. I’m very grateful to my friends and colleagues who made it possible for me to have this show."
New Bethel Church came to Baptist Village for its annual cook-out July 21. Dave and Debbie Painter did their usual good job of grilling hamburgers to the exact excellent degree of doneness. Lanny Sliger and Ruth Ann Taylor hand sliced tomatoes from his garden. Women of the church supplied homemade cookies and brownies. I’m indebted to Ruth Ann for making lemon bars for me.
The Rev. Dale Dunagan and son, Matthew, are moving this week to their former home at Newcastle. His wife, Tonya, is already there. She took her old job back as LPN at the Veterans’ Center at Moore. Dale is continuing to have severe headaches and is incapacitated for much of the time. However, he has survived the brain cancer that forced his resignation as pastor at New Bethel more than a year ago.
Richard and Abby Barron are at home at Byng now after spending several days in Baltimore, Md., visiting her daughter and son-in-law, Dawna "Chele" and Tom Reeves, and grandson, Paul Thomas Reeves. Richard was able to spend a great deal of time sight-seeing in Washington, D.C., and Abby was able to spend almost enough time visiting with little 2 1/2-year-old Paul.