“There is a lot of sickness right now with the flu”
By Lois Harper
Sunday, February 17 and the welcome rain is falling. Since I’m a mite short on paper I forgot to get some I will write the neighborhood notes.
There is a lot of sickness right now with the flu; Brenda Thompson and James are both sick,
Linda Turk had a pacemaker put in last week but maybe had something like the flu also.
Gerann Blanton and Ben got hurt somehow.
Betty Conner is recuperating from hurting her back recently.
Kay Evans is back in Newton County Hospital.
A happy note from Delon Ray and Betty celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary February 8 in Augusta. Hope you have many more.
Helen Brown is a patient in Newton County Hospital since Friday.
Nunnally Street lost one of our residents last week when Sally Hitchcock passed away from a long illness. She will be remembered and missed. Condolences go out to her dad, mom and other relatives.
Sue Briscoe remains at her mother’s house while recuperating from surgery. Pray for her.
Baptist Church Notes
It was Pastor’s Appreciation Day Sunday, the 17th for Wayne and Lori Ghann who have ministered in our church for 15 years.
I placed flowers in honor of the day. Phylis Bolton opened the service singing “When He was on the Cross.” The others in the Trio were sick.
Steve Blanton gave a history of the 15 years. Our church is debt free; in recent months new carpet, now renovations are being done to enlarge the choir loft, and moving the baptismal pool back.
The Homeland Boys sure had us clapping hands singing Waking up in the morning my soul has been set free, Satisfied, The Streets of Gold, Resurrection Morning and more. Lunch followed the service.
Remember the Associational Senior Supper at New Hope in Greshamsville 6:30 p.m. February 23, covered dish event.
The Ladies Ministry and Brotherhood enjoyed Bill and Peggy Lanier telling about their work volunteering to go help when tornadoes etc., helping and giving aid.
Thought for the week – The road to success is not straight with a curve called failure, a loop called confusion, speed bumps called friends, red lights called enemies and caution lights.
You will have flats called jobs but have a spare called determination, an engine called perseverance, insurance called faith and a driver called Jesus will lead to a place called success. Success comes through being in the will of God no matter how many detours come up.