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January 19, 2012.
One survivor said: It was like being thrown around like a rag doll - and indeed it was.
Around 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11th it happened. The miracle that took place was that after rearing its’ ugly head, a tornado touching down in Rutherford County destroyed homes, uprooted trees, left heartaches, but did not kill anyone.
Do you inventory?
I was working on a project around our farm, putting up some more fencing. Like most men, when I get involved in a project, I almost always require a trip to the home improvement store. And I have to look around and make sure there’s nothing else I need, especially if power tools are involved.
Albert “Earl” Dobbins, age 84, of Forest City, NC, passed away Friday, January 13, 2012.
E. H. “Buster” Earley, of Mt. Pleasant, SC, passed away on January 10, 2012.
George Kenneth Blue, Jr., 78, of Lawndale, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2012.
Michael Kenneth “Ken” Henderson, age 56, of Chesnee, SC, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
Mr. Perry Lelan Randolph, 72, of Shelby, passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012.
Mr. Tommy J. Day age 66 of Carriage Place passed away Monday January 9, 2012.
Mrs. Janie Jenkins Hyde age 93 of Parris Road passed away Friday January 13, 2012.
Mrs. Sue Pritchard age 76 passed away Thursday January 12, 2012.
Sybil Dobbins Rausch, age 77, of Forest City, NC, passed away Friday, January 13, 2012.
In most parts of the country an odd thing begins to occur for a deer during this time of year. The bucks begin to lose their antlers. By losing, I mean the antlers become loose because of several factors, and they just fall off. These abandoned antlers are called sheds. And many people enjoy shed hunting during February and March. If they are not scooped up during this time, the squirrels and other critters will eat most of them. But when found, they make great decorations and can be worth money to others as well. But can you imagine now, what that gigantic ten pointer looks like without his most prized possession? Well, he looks like every other deer – pretty normal. And not only does he look like every other deer, he no longer has the advantage he once had. And he no longer commands the respect he once commanded. And he has no greater weapons than the younger and lighter-weight deer. By this simple process of nature, he is stripped of his singular identity and now must allow himself to blend in with other deer of every sort until the time comes when he once again will separate himself as an even more impressive animal than before.
Zoar Baptist Church, Shelby
Benefit concert fundraiser Sun. Jan. 29, 6pm in the Sanctuary. Eighth Day, a nationally known Southern Gospel Group will be performing live! A love offering will be taken to benefit a mission trip to Costa Rica.
Faith Baptist Church
Singing Sun. Jan. 29, 2pm. Featuring: Blood Bought Trio. 149 West Main Ext. Forest City.
Word of Deliverance, Chesnee
15th Church Anniversary Sun. Jan. 29, 10am & 4pm. Guest Speaker: Prophet Sean Monteiro, Atlanta, Ga. Info: 864-461-7178. Pastor Tommy Twitty.
Sat. Jan. 28, 4pm-8pm at Hopewell-Hollis Community Clubhouse.
The North Carolina Extension & Community Association announces its 2012 Scholarships. High school seniors, full-time students, and adults wanting to attend college are eligible. North Carolina residents attending or planning to attend a NC accredited college; community college or technical institute in the fall of 2012 may apply. Applications are available at all high schools and at Cooperative Extension. Application deadline is February 1, 2012. Info: 828-287-6020.