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July 3, 2013.
Independence Day, more commonly known as the Fourth of July is the holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 declaring our independence from Great Britain. It’s our birthday!
As we celebrate this day there are fireworks, family get togethers, concerts, barbecues, picnics, baseball games and parades as we salute this very important day. Since our nations birth, all of us know this day is something very special.
Things sure have formed quickly for the former Chase High School graduate as Tyler White became a Houston Astro. He was assigned to Orlando, Florida for Major League rookie ball and is now starting at third base for that rookie ball team. Wait, it gets even better!
Since joining the club for the last seven games, White currently is batting .429 on average, has 12 hits in 28 at-bats, with two doubles, a homer and eight RBI. While there will be some ups and down, it’s a great start for White in Florida.
The holidays demand some good grilling and cookouts. Here’s some recipes to take out in the back yard and enjoy. This week I’m using “A Taste Of Heaven” cookbook from New Hope United Methodist Women in Rutherfordton.
Barbecue Sauce • Grilled Vidalia Onion • Barbecue Sauce • Apple Dapple Cake
Dos And Dont's Of Fireworks
Sparklers Aren’t As Safe As They Seem
Dr. Joey Faucette
What ranks highest with you?
After Pearl Harbor, General Theodore Roosevelt was flying on a plane and seats were hard to come by. At a stop, priority was served on a very young sailor, but he wouldn’t get off the plane. “I want to see my mother,” he said.
“Sorry son,” the ticket agent said, “There’s a war on, you know.”
Having heard all of this, General Roosevelt stepped up to the counter and said, “Give him my seat. I’ll take a later plane.”
A friend of Roosevelt’s walked up, having heard him give up his seat, and said, “Teddy, nobody is going to believe this when I tell it. Aren’t you in a hurry, too?”
And General Roosevelt said, “It’s a matter of rank. I’m only a general. He’s a son.”
I guess respecting someone else’s rank depends on who’s doing the ranking, doesn’t it? Some ranks are just more important than others and not necessarily the ones we think of. Family ranks highest.
As you make a positive life today, what ranks highest with you?
Crayton Osborn Bland, 90, of Spindale, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Frankie Eugene Wall, age 60, of Forest City, NC, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013.
Jones Hardin Bailey, 76, of Ellenboro, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.
Larry Wayne Shires, age 60, of Forest City, NC, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2013.
Mr. James Avery Harbison, III age 56 passed away Friday June 28, 2013.
Sharon P. Gagner, age 59, of Forest City, NC, passed away Friday, June 28, 2013.
William H. Smiley 85, of Union Mills passed away on June 25th 2013.
I love the outdoors but you can be assured of the fact that sooner or later accidents will happen. Most of the time these are minor and not worth mentioning. On other occasions they are more climatic and the setbacks are longer. Not only do accidents happen during our outdoor activities but they also happen in our everyday lives. Again, most of the time, they are minor inconveniences that are soon forgotten about. How many of us fishermen can remember the day or days that we dropped a rod into the lake or when we stepped on one and broke it?
Sandy Level Baptist Church
Fish Fry on 1st Saturday of every month, 3-7pm. Everyone Welcome. 1047 Sandy Level Ch. Rd., Bostic.
Sunshine United Methodist Church
Regular weekly schedule: Sunday worship services 9:45am; Sunday school 10:45am. Pastor: Rev. Cindy Lunsford. 367 Depriest Rd., Sunshine.
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Homecoming and 16th Church Anniversary Sun. June 30. Sunday School at 10am, Sunday service at 11am. Nursery available. 4357 W. Dixon Blvd. Mooresboro. 704-434-4949 or visit www.cbc-web.org
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Weekly schedule: Sunday school 10am. Worship service at 11am. Mt. Olivet Church Rd. Ellenboro.
Big Day in Ellenboro
Thurs. July 4th, parade at 9am. Arts & Crafts, music, tractors, games, food and more. Free rides on the Little Blue Choo. Would you like to be in the parade, or be a vendor? For more info, 828-453-7414 or 828-453-8932.
Gilkey 4th of July Celebration
Thurs. July 4th, 4pm until. Celebration includes: Ice Cream, Car Show, Cake Walk, Bingo, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Fire Works. Come on out and enjoy yourself!
Washburn Community Outreach Center
Entire store will be 50% off on Fri. & Sat. July 5th & 6th, 9am-2pm. Donations of canned food items, clothing, toys, and household items are always appreciated. Info: 828-245-5603. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd., Bostic.
Extension Successful Gardener
Programs continue in July featuring the “Demonstration Garden” on July 13, 9am-11am at the Rutherford County Extension Center; 193 Callahan-Koon Road in Spindale. The program is free, but you are asked to contact the center at 828-287-6011 to register.
Mobile Food Pantry
Chase Corner Ministries is co-sponsoring a Mobile Food Pantry on Tues. July 23, 10am at Caroleen United Methodist Church; 137 Mills Ave. Caroleen. Please bring a box for your food. 828-247-0096.
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