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Doris Sanders has recently posted several interesting articles about Poolville history on the Facebook group “Poolville History."  If Poolville ever has a public library or a chamber of commerce, Doris should be in charge of it. She has shelves of books and clippings about Poolville happenings, most of which are thoroughly organized so she can find anything she wants in short order. This may not be unusual for her, but I am very jealous.  If you are not a Facebook person, don't worry.  As she posts new historical happenings, they will appear here.
Remember Poolville When
1906 Poolville Publishing co.- " While the health of the country is always good, this is such an attractive place in which to live that it has always had a high class of professional men, and the town is especially proud of its physicians. The health officer of the county resides here, and all of the three physicians, who are all..... (word was not readable due to fold or worn spot), stand at the top of the profession in this county. There is no jealousness among them, and they practice in perfect accord. The three physicians are Dr. W. J. Sparks, Dr. J. A. McConnell and Dr. W. H. Carter."

Dr. Sparks has a memorial marker on the square.
It is believed that Dr. Kinnard was the first physician in the village.
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Parker County Extension Education Clubs

Extension Education Clubs are active in Parker County. There are three clubs that meet monthly from September through May. All have regular meeting dates. All club and association meetings are open to anyone.  

The mission of the Extension Education Association is to strengthen and enrich families through educational programs, leadership development and community service. Extension Education Club meetings usually include an educational program and a business meeting. There are usually refreshments and a meal. Members are involved in conducting community service projects, support local causes and enjoy good fellowship.

There are opportunities for members to participate in countywide meetings, workshops and events. They also have the opportunity to participate in leadership activities. There are also opportunities to attend district and state conferences.  

Some of the major events that Parker County Extension Education club members are involved in are: Parker County Mini Convention, Home for the Holidays, Heart of the Home in Springtown, Spring Fling, Cultural Arts Workshops and Tours and more. 

The Parker County Extension Education Clubs and their meeting dates are as follow. Meeting dates may change due to other club activities.

Country Crossroads Extension Education Club meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 9:30 a.m. They meet in members’ homes and various locations. Contact: 817-597-8192 or 817-797-2154

Bethel Harmony Extension Education Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month, September through May. They meet in members’ homes or at the Harmony Baptist Church. Contact: 817-613-9162 or 817-597-6101.

Springtown Extension Education Club meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. They meet at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Springtown. Contact: 817-343-1337 or 817-403-4368.  

Parker County Extension Association meetings are the 1st Thursday of every other month from October through June at 10:00 a.m. at the Parker County Extension Office. Contact: 817-598-6168. All members and guests are invited to attend and participate. 

There is always an opportunity to organize new clubs in the county. If anyone and their friends would like to organize a club there is help from members from other clubs. Just call the Parker County Extension Office.  

For questions or more information about the Parker County Extension clubs call the Parker County Extension Office at 817-598-6168.

Kathy Smith
County Extension Agent – Family and Community Health
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Parker County
604 North Main St., Suite 200
Weatherford TX 76086

On November4th, Poolville United Methodist Church celebrated the completion of its bell tower and building renovation by inviting all previous members of the church to a homecoming / reunion. The reunion was organized by church member and local author and historian Brenda McClurkin. 

Church started a half hour later than normal in order to have a brief time of fellowship prior to the service. Nearly every pew in the sanctuary was full, with eighty-four people in attendance, thirty five of whom were guests or previous members from as far away as Illinois.

Preaching to a full house, Reverend Neil Norman delivered an inspiring message to a receptive audience.

Immediately after the service, all in attendance gathered outside on the lawn for a group photo, reminiscent of another photo taken at the turn of the century.

Then a luncheon was held in the fellowship hall where people could mingle and visit with guests. There were three previous pastors of the church present for the reunion: Verne and Eva Jean Fuqua (1949, 1951-1952), Jay and Millie Beavers (1964-1965), and Dave and Debbie Goodrich (2008-2017).

It was a heart-warming experience filled with worship, fellowship and food.

Poolville Methodists Have  Homecoming & Reunion
Previous Pastors and their wives (L-R):

​Eva Jean Fuqua, Verne Fuqua (1949, 1951-1952), Jay Beavers, Millie Beavers (1964-1965).

Also present were Dave and Debbie Goodrich (2008-2017).

Including the current pastor (Neil Norman), four generations of Poolville pastors were present.
Baptists Host Annual Thanksgiving Dinner  With Methodists
On November 18th, at 6:00 PM, members of the Poolville Baptist Church and the Poolville Methodist Church gathered at the Baptist Church for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The evening began with a worship service where Methodist minister Neil Norman delivered and Thanksgiving message. Some Thanksgiving hymns were sung and Baptist pastor Chris Keefer gave the blessing for the evening meal.

The crowd was about equally divided between the two churches, and about sixty were in attendance. There were two turkeys prepared, a host of sides including mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, several pea salads and fruit salads. Deserts were put in a separate room because there were so many they would not fit on the serving tables.

Like many holiday traditions, we do not always know or remember when, why or how they started. The annual community dinner between the two churches is one of those traditions. No one seems to know exactly when it started, but it has been guessed that it has been fifteen years at least.

When the tradition started really doesn’t matter because as long of people of faith gather together for fellowship and worship, their denomination is irrelevant. I for one am delighted to be a part of the comradery between the two churches. Next year the dinner will be held and hosted by the Methodists. I don’t know why – it’s just the way it has been done for as long as anyone can remember.

An Image From The Pulpit by Reverend Chris Keefer
Photo Courtesy of Reverend Chris Keefer