This week has brought back memories of Sept. 11, 2001.
This is the day our security as living in the United States of America was jeapordized. Citizens of this country will never feel the same.
The Waco Masonic Lodge, 195 College HIll Road, will be hosting its annual Pie and “What-not” Auction next Saturday, Sept 21. A pot-luck meal will start at 6 p.m., followed by the auction.
This year, the proceeds will go to benefit the Waco Elementary School Family Resource Center and the Madison County Rescue Squad. Everyone is invited.
Note: Brilian Cain is cooking the ham and will bring one of her famous pies to be auctioned. The ladies bring the pies, and men bid on them (how dare any husband not to be the winning bidder on his wife’s pie!)
Next Saturday, Sept. 21, also willbe the day for the fall clean-up at Flatwoods Cemetery.
Anyone wishing to come out and join in “sprucing up” the cemetery (picking up trash, flowers that have been strewn about by the wind, etc.) is welcome to come on out from about 9 a.m. or so and help.
Trash bags will be provided. This would also be a good day for family members to clean out old flowers, weeds, etc., from the graves of their loved ones.
Thank you in advance for your help!
Thank you also to Waco Elementary staff and students for making grandparents feel so special on Tuesday, Sept. 10. The school lunch was excellent, thanks to the cafeteria staff headed by Kathleen Hunt and her “special server,” Superintendant Elmer Thomas.
The smiles of office personnel made grandparents feel at ease and welcomed. Thank you, interim principal Mr. Harris, Secretary Tudor, Ms. Wade and Ms. Pugh for your inviting personas.
Thank you to the custodians, Mr. Agee and others, for the shiny floors and over-all beauty of the building and grounds.
Thank you to the volunteers for their greetings, beautifully decorated tables and your “may-I-help-you” graciousness.
And, a special thank you to the students (grandchildren) for making us (grandparents) feel so special.
Grandparents' Day was a huge success! (Did I go overboard here?)
Ray Holliday, songwriter and musician, will be at Flatwoods Christian Church for a concert Sunday, Sept. 15, at 9:45 a.m. Everyone is invited.
At the end of September, Flatwoods Christian Church will begin “The Story.” This is a simple way for everyone to participate in a journey through the Bible.
For 31 Sundays, the Bible will be covered in a basic overview, with one chapter providing the basis for the Sunday morning sermon, the Sunday night Bible study and the youth worship service each week.
“The Story” is a condensed Bible that will take one from creation to Revelation in chronological order. It does not contain all of the scriptures, but will tell the story in a way that will help put the whole Bible in context.
“The Story” will begin Sunday, Sept. 29. Books will be available beginning that Sunday. A suggested donation of at least $5 is requested for each book taken.
Happy birthday wishes go out to: (belatedly, last week) Ruby Campbell, Diana Winkler, Garney Smith and Tracy Burton.
Happy birthday wishes this week to: Donnie Rydale Davidson, Sept. 14; and to Alivia Fox, Sept. 18.
Happy Anniversary to Phil and Amanda Flynn on Sept. 12.
That's it for this week. Have a great one!
A church marque read, “A little dose of Son may keep one from burning.” (Don’t you just love them?)
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Boost your energy without caffeine
When your energy level starts nose-diving in mid-afternoon, do you reach for a cup of java or that canned energy drink for help?
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Dream becomes reality only when you persevere
A young boy grew up in Berea, in a family that was blessed with a variety of musical talents.
His mother was a member of a female group who performed onstage regularly at Renfro Valley, in Rockcastle County.
This young man would routinely attend shows to watch his mother, and other artists, perform on stage. He was eager to learn from them every chance he could. He knew from a young age he wanted to pursue a career in the music industry and was willing to seek advice and mentoring from those who were experienced in the industry.
’Tis the season for giving
There is a feeling of pride that wells up in all parents when they see their children giving something of theirs to another person. It is all the more poignant when children are giving something that they greatly value and reflects a significant sacrifice on their part.
Young children are often looking for ways to contribute and help others’ out. The trick for parents is to have children continue their giving behaviors as they get older.
Moving to Richmond was the right decision
I was just thinking the other day about a decision I made 30 years ago that was definitely right.
I answered the call of First Baptist Church in Richmond to serve as its minister of music. My first Sunday in that position was Nov. 27, 1983.
The shopping frenzy cuts into Thanksgiving
Anyone who was out this weekend, whether to join in the bargain hunt or out of necessity, met with heavy traffic and people on a mission. Some in a great holiday mood and some frustrated with it all.
I heard a lot of talk about the days when the “blue law” that kept businesses closed on Sunday was in effect. This law came about in colonial times to keep a “rigid religious standard.” But as time progressed, it was shown that those not necessarily religious liked the idea, too, as a family day and day of rest from a busy world.
Does first Thanksgiving compare our observance?
I have done some research on what our forefathers actually ate on the first Thanksgiving in America. This is probably what happened.
Prepare your home for the holiday
Reading “The Night Before Christmas” has always been one of my favorite holiday traditions. In the poem the family has prepared for a visit from St. Nicholas with stockings hung by the chimney with care. The chimney must have been clean because Santa came down it with no trouble, just a little ashes and soot on his fur.
Difficult ordeal made easier by caring friends
I was just thinking the other day about a number of things related to my broken hip and that were happy experiences rather than difficult ones.
Resistance to change prevents opportunities
“I heard we may be getting a new computer system installed” a co-worker shares with you. “I heard the changes to the system may be pretty big. I don’t know if I can learn a whole new system again. It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that we had to upgrade to this one.”
St. Mark Christmas Bazaar Dec. 7
St. Mark's Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. One of the favorite items, the Cookie Trays, a glass plate filled with delicious homemade cookies and decorated with holiday flair will again be available as will tables of other baked goods including pies, cakes, coffeecakes, fruitbreads, candy, and homemade bread. Jams, jellies and pickles will add to the goodies that will tempt your palate. There will also be craft items and a silent auction of two wooden angels, nearly life-size and handcrafted by parishioner Don Fourre, that will be a bargain. What would be a better time than now to purchase them to decorate the front of your home.
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