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April 30, 2014.
As I believe…people are people. Regardless of anything. It’s a shame that I have to talk about this subject in 2014, but I must this week.
The hottest sports topic of the week is L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and everybody knows what he said. This is a tough topic to even discuss or think about, especially in the sports world. I do believe that the Clippers owner is guilty and a racist. He says that the tapes were doctored by his ex-mistress, but I am not convinced.
Four years ago, Big Springs Baptist performed a play called “Uncle Phils Diner”. It was so well received it added other performances. The play was combined with a dinner and it immediately became the best entertainment bargain in Rutherford County. The same play was performed two years in a row. Now the same thing has evolved with a second year of the play “Smoke On The Mountain”.
Rutherfordton Annual Mayfest Presents Bigger Venue!
Dr. Joey Faucette
Do you look over your shoulder?
The part of the world where I live had some marvelous, beautiful, amazingly warm weather last month. I’m talking about temperatures of 70 degrees and higher common for day after day. Spring arrived early. My daffodils popped up and bloomed virtually overnight. My rose bushes started growing new leaves. The maple trees turned red with buds. The Bradford pears stood up and saluted all of us with their gorgeous white flowers.
What a great gift—to stir from the sleepy, dull winter early! I remarked about the beautiful weather everywhere I went. The response I received back was pretty common: “Yea, the weather is beautiful, but don’t enjoy it too much or else you’ll get used to it. And we might have another cold spell.”
Now I understand what they meant, but, listen: the only moment in time we have is right now. Yesterday’s gone. Tomorrow’s not here. Avoid looking over your shoulder in either direction.
Listen to life and make a positive life, not just a living, in a negative world today.
Alda Morrow Womack, age 90, of Cliffside, passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014.
Carolyn Head McDaniel, 75, of Forest City, passed away on Tuesday, April 22.
Charles “Dude” Smith, age 86, of Ellenboro, passed away Friday, April 25, 2014.
Clark R. Wilkerson, Sr., born June 3, 1921, departed this life Wednesday April 23, 2014.
Dorothy “Dot” Liveret Hensley, age 89, of Caroleen, NC, passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Hospice House of Rutherford County.
Jess Willard Hill, age 84, of Rutherfordton went to be with his Lord on Thursday April 24, 2014.
Lois Helton Wallace age 85 of Spindale passed away on Friday April 18, 2014.
Nina Jean Morehead Stahl, 84, of Mooresboro, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2014.
Reverend Thomas “Hoss” Irvin, 74, of Shelby, passed away Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Richard Luther Gundel “Dick”, age 88 of Lake Lure, passed away Monday, April 21, 2014.
Teresa Capps age 68, passed away on Friday, April 25th 2014.
I don’t consider myself computer illiterate but I’m also not a tech expert. I fall somewhere in-between. I used to spend more time learning about new gadgets but now I sort of just maintain until I’m forced to adapt or be left behind. One of the things that I’m trying to adapt to is my digital camera. I know, I know, don’t laugh. I’ve actually had the camera for a couple of years but all I’ve been doing is taking pictures the simplest way I could. I thought all of the buttons where there so they could sell it for more. (I feel the same way about my cell phone. Why can’t they just give me big numbers, lots of volume, and plenty of light?) I digress.
Big Springs Baptist Church
Smoke on the Mountain & BBQ Meal, May 3. 2pm & 7pm performances $15. Proceeds for Brotherhood ministries. 534 Big Springs Ch Rd, Ellenboro. 828-245-3279.
New Bethel Baptist Church, Harris NC
Youth Fundraiser– Chicken Pie Supper, May 3, 4-7pm. Adults $7, Kids under 12 $5. Raffle Drawing at 6pm.
Fellowship Baptist Church
Family Day, May 3, 6-8pm. Hot dogs & trimmings provided. Music by Blood Bought. Held outside weather permitting, bring a chair or blanket. Christopher Rd., Shelby.
2nd Annual Fishing for Fireman
Bass Tournament, Sat. May 3, rain or shine. Where: 3 possible lakes: Hickory, Norman, Wylie *SC rules apply. Registration 828-447-7350 or 828-289-2220 or meet Fri. May 2, 5:30-7:30pm Ellenboro Fire Dept. Proceeds benefit Ellenboro Fire Dept., firemen’s fund.
Rutherfordton Great Strides 5K
Taking steps to cure Cystic Fibrosis, Sat. May 3, 9:30am at ICC. We invite you to form a team and walk to support and honor the children and young adults who have lost their battle and those who continue to fight CF. Info: 704-321-7852.
Washburn Community Outreach Center Thrift Store
50% off sale, Sat. May 3rd, 9am-2pm. Proceeds go to our food pantry ministry. 2934 Piney Mountain Church Rd., Bostic. 828-245-5603.
HOPE Support Group (Rutherford)
A series of 4 consecutive Tuesdays 10am, beginning May 6 at Hospice of Rutherford County’s Annette Cash Whitaker Center of Living, Forest City. Facilitators: Terry Honeycutt and Hattie Williams. The group is open to any adult who has lost a loved one. Info: 828-245-0095.