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April 2, 2014.
Sunday started weird at Martinsville and 500 laps later, I wondered if there was full moon somewhere in the distance. Jeff Gordon, Denny Hamlin, nor Jimmie Johnson would go to victory lane, but instead it would be Kurt Busch!!!
When our entire high ropes course was destroyed by lightning last summer, I received something special from God—a gift of faith. I didn’t receive that faith because I was so spiritual or even worthy. I believe it was simply because God knew what He wanted to accomplish, and He knew that I needed that faith in order to fall into obedience to His plan. As a result, I had complete confidence that God would provide the $47,000 needed to rebuild the course. I just didn’t know how He would do it.
Finally! The weather is acting like Spring. This warmth puts me in a salad mood. So I got a great cookbook from my special collection and am going to the kitchen to make some salads. I’m taking one to a friend who is in the hospital after minor surgery. These recipes are from “That We May Live” cookbook of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Forest City. This cookbook is chock full of great recipes!
Broccoli-Mandarin Orange Salad • Cranberry Salad • Blueberry Salad
Rutheford Regional To Present "Couch To Cart Path" event for Beginning Runners
Dr. Joey Faucette
As my dad talks about in his book, Listen to Life with Your Pet, we are a family that adores animals. I was so excited that when I moved to Atlanta my dog, Raggs, could finally live with me. But the day that my parents were bringing him to Atlanta, I was nervous. What if he didn’t like living in the city? Or worse, what if he didn’t like living with just me?
However, when my parents pulled up, my fears were immediately erased when Raggs leapt from my mother’s arms and galloped to my open embrace. He loves our apartment with its nearby park and he hasn’t ever shown signs of missing my parents’ home. Best of all, I get that same greeting every day when I come home, complete with doggie hugs and kisses!
Sometimes our fears are pretty silly, huh? Today, listen to your life and realize that whatever irrational fears you’re carrying around can be solved by simply opening your arms and making yourself available to tackle the issue. Who knows? You might just get a hug along the way as you live positive today.
Forest Dean “Duck” Roper, age 72, husband of Juanita Ayers Roper, of Forest City passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Jerry Greene, age 67, of Caroleen, NC, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2014.
Jolene Cooper, age 71, of Marion, NC, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
Kathleen Angela Mueller, 74, of Forest City passed away on Sunday, March 30, 2014.
Pauline Moore Skipper, age 88, of Rutherfordton, NC, passed away Wednesday, March 26, 2014.
Robert H. “Bob” Cook, age 87, of Mooresboro, NC, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014.
Ruby Elizabeth Tallent Skinner, 82, of Mooresboro, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.
It was good to see some pictures from the youth turkey hunts in our area. This is really a good way to introduce the next generation to one of my favorite things to hunt. And I can’t wait to get in the woods next weekend as well. This means for the next 6 weeks or so, bagging another gobbler will not be far from my thoughts. I love standing on the top of a hill just before dawn and using my owl call to locate those toms. There’s nothing like that sound as it echoes through the fog.
Piney Ridge CME Church
Join us in our “Amazing States Program” on Sun. April 13, 3pm. Praise, Dancers, Poems, Choirs & Solos. 4421 Hudlow Rd. Union Mills. Info; 828-286-3469.
Forest City Cross Walk
Fri. April 18, 9am. The walk will start at First Baptist on Main St. and end at First Methodist on Main St. A silent pilgrimage about God’s love. 828-919-0009.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Christian talk radio: www.issuesetc.org to check out archived Bible studies & topics: www.trinitylutherantryon.org or Pastor Olson 828-817-5506 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. John AME Zion Church
7 Churches, Living in the Last Days, Sun. April 27, 3pm. Various speakers. Pastor, Rev. Jerret Fite. 109 N. Ridgecrest Ave. Rutherfordton.
Walk for Life
“Hands of Hope for Life” 21st Annual “Walk for Life” Sat. April 12th, 9am. Registration 8am. 3 walk sites: 1) Corinth Baptist Church Ellenboro, 2) Crestview Park Rutherfordton, and 3) Lake Lure Marina @ Gazebo. Walk for those who have no voice! Help end ABORTION! “Making A Difference One Life At A Time”!
Shelby City Park Easter Egg Hunt
Sat. April 12, 9:30am-12pm. Kids 2-10, bring your Easter basket and join the Easter bunny to hunt for over 6000 eggs. 850 West Sumter St., Shelby. 704-484-6811.
RIMA’s 4th Annual Pavement Pounder
5K Run/Walk, Sat. April 12, 8am. Rain or Shine! Registration 6:30-7:30am. Info, Janine Clapp, 980-487-2477. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life.
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