Cherokee County Herald - - VIEWPOINTS -

The Rev. Wen­dell Dut­ton, di­rec­tor of mis­sions, Chero­kee Bap­tist As­so­ci­a­tion, paid trib­ute to the Rev. Ricky Pol­lard, pas­tor of Pine Grove Bap­tist church dur­ing a re­cent spe­cial Sun­day cel­e­bra­tion hon­or­ing Rev. Pol­lard and fam­ily on his re­tire­ment af­ter 30 years of ser­vice to the church and com­mu­nity.

“Pine Grove Bap­tist Church, for the last 30 and a half years, has en­joyed a very unique and spe­cial op­por­tu­nity and sit­u­a­tion,” said Rev. Dut­ton. “You had Ricky Pol­lard serve as your pas­tor. You fail to re­al­ize how spe­cial that is un­til you look at the back­drop of pas­toral min­istry in the 20th and 21st Cen­tury. Be­ing a pas­tor of a lo­cal Bap­tist Church is the most chal­leng­ing and de­mand­ing job in all of the world.”

He is a na­tive of Cal­i­for­nia, grew up in Texas, now lives in Char­lotte but calls Alabama home.

Sen. Wil­liams, Rep. Lindsey, Coosa Val­ley Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Ed­die May, Cosby Com­pany Field Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Nor­man Bur­ton pre­sented the check dur­ing a re­cent meet­ing of the Chero­kee County As­so­ci­a­tion of Vol­un­teer Fire­fight­ers held at the Cedar Bluff Fire Sta­tion.

The McCord’s Cross­roads Com­mu­nity was THE place to be this Me­mo­rial Day week­end as a record num­ber of pa­trons from the com­mu­nity and sur­round­ing ar­eas came out to honor our na­tion’s Vet­er­ans and to en­joy a day of good whole­some fun and en­ter­tain­ment.

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