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The big event is at hand!! The 2017 Lions Club Pan­cake Day will be Satur­day, March 18, at the ROC. Hours of food ser­vice are 6 a.m. to noon.

The menu will in­clude scram­bled eggs, pan­cakes, sausage, syrups (reg­u­lar and su­gar-free), but­ter, juice, cof­fee, soft drinks, wa­ter. Tick­ets are $5 per per­son. Both eatin and take-out ser­vice will be avail­able.

Pro­ceeds from Pan­cake day will help the Lions Club pro­vide schol­ar­ships for grad­u­at­ing high school se­niors, eye ex­ams and eye­glasses for stu­dents and adults in need, con­tri­bu­tions to Alabama Lions Sight, the youth lead­er­ship fo­rum, and many more com­mu­nity ser­vice projects.

Come one and all! En­joy the food and fel­low­ship — and help a good cause at the same time!

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Johnny Roberts and Ed Allen, Jr. The two wee hon­ored last Tues­day at the Boy Scout Amer­i­can Val­ues break­fast held in the Cham­ber of Com­merce meet­ing room.

Andy Lowe served as mas­ter of cer­e­monies; the Rev. Jeff Davis led the in­vo­ca­tion. Ed Allen, Jr. shared the sta­tus of scout­ing in the county; John Parker Wil­son served as key­note speaker. Al Shu­maker, as steer­ing com­mit­tee chair, han­dled the ap­peal for fi­nan­cial sup­port for the lo­cal scout­ing pro­grams; Harold Young, di­rec­tor of Boy Scout field ser­vice pro­vided clos­ing re­marks.

Per­sons who wish to con­trib­ute funds to the scout­ing pro­gram may con­tact any of the above listed in­di­vid­u­als.

The Cherokee County Civ­i­tan Club has set the an­nual chili sup­per for Satur­day, March 25, at the ROC, be­gin­ning at 6pm. Tick­ets will be sold at the door. Both eat-in and take-out orders are $8 each. Chil­dren un­der five years of age may eat free of charge. Mu­sic will be pro­vided by Johnny Ney­man and the Cen­tre Mid­dle School Choir.

In ad­di­tion to food and fel­low­ship, there will also be door prizes and a cake walk.

Gary Hardin was the guest speaker for last Tues­day night’s gath­er­ing of the Twi­light Club. He dis­cussed his most re­cent book — EV­ERY DAY CAN BE A GOOD DAY. He also an­nounced that he would soon be com­plet­ing an-

by Anne Shu­maker

other book—that one will high­light 30 coura­geous peo­ple in the Bi­ble (both men and women).

Mary Walden served as host­ess for the Twi­light ses­sion — and had dec­o­ra­tions and much of the food in ap­pro­pri­ate green for the up­com­ing St. Pa­trick’s Day.

Pro­bate Judge Kirk day pro­vided a “State of the County” ex­pla­na­tion dur­ing last Thurs­day’s Cham­ber of Com­merce break­fast for March. He noted up­grades in the county’s com­puter sys­tem, the debt, the op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Noted in at­ten­dance and sign­ing leg­i­bly at the break­fast were Randy Kea­hey, Brenda Love­less, Terry Long, Wayne Cochran, Josh Sum­mer­ford, Jeff Shaver, Denise For­rest, Jim For­rest, Peggy Lee Casey-Hale, Todd Watkins, Bobby Grimes, She­lia Bar­rett, Mary Dud­ley Staub, Deb­o­rah Curry, Kathy Raughton, Sam Marko, Haylie Pruitt, Pey­ton Mackey, Alyssa Cle­land, Ri­ley Austin, Diane Trais­ter, Sue and Larry Guf­fey, Lisa Wright, Angie Car­den, Bar­bara Har­ris, Lisa Wright, Angie Car­den, Patti Puck­ett, Gin­ger Co­bia, Jimmy Ford, Kim­ball Parker, Marc Sum­mers, Carolyn Landrum, Cathy Grif­feth, Tim Mar­ton.

Also noted in the au­di­ence were Joyce Brown, Cobby Grif­feth, Joyce Brown, Steve Black, Cyndi day, Mark Gos­sett, Dana Par­nell, Kim Pol­lard, Bev­erly Moon, Jackie Kors, Terry Dean, Bill Shep­ard, Brenda Bartlett, Tom O’Harra, Sherri Rollins, An­gela Ni­chols, Wes Wil­liams, Ka­lyn Cabral, Luanne Hayes, Lane Formby, Jade Po­tolo, Diane Hardy, Bar­bara Cochran, Joy Perry.

Hear ye! The 2017 an­nual meet­ing of the C of C will take a new form. In­stead of be­ing in the evening, the meet­ing will take place at the time of the April break­fast — the sec­ond Thurs­day in the month. De­tails and reser­va­tions may be ob­tained by tele­phon­ing the Cham­ber of­fice — 256-927-8455.

Area board mem­bers of the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion of North­east Alabama en­joyed an in­ter­est­ing an­nual re­treat last Satur­day. The board met at SIFAT near Lineville to see how the ser­vice in faith and tech­nol­ogy re­ally works.

Noted in the group were Judge Ran­dall Cole, Al Shu­maker, and Martha Laven­der.

Call it post- elec­tion year overkill. Per­haps the news rib­bon run­ning across my tele­vi­sion screen alert­ing me to ev­ery ma­jor cri­sis in the world has some­thing to do with it. What­ever the cause may be, I’ve had it with na­tional neg­a­tives. Please tell me some­thing good about my coun­try.

Tell me about Thomas Jef­fer­son, John Adams, Ben­jamin Franklin, Roger Sher­man and Robert Liv­ingston be­ing ap­pointed by the Con­ti­nen­tal Congress to write the Dec­la­ra­tion of In­de­pen­dence and did so rec­og­niz­ing their re­spon­si­bil­ity as an ap­point­ment from God, writ­ing:

“We hold these truths to be self ev­i­dent, that all men are cre­ated equal, that they are en­dowed with cer­tain un­alien­able rights, that among these are life, lib­erty and the pur­suit of hap­pi­ness,” they de­clared.

De­scribe Abra­ham Lin­coln at Get­tys­burg, four score and seven years later, quot­ing the dec­la­ra­tion at the end of the Civil war fought to make equal rights real for us all.

Re­mind me of the cost of two world wars when my coun­try­men crossed the At­lantic twice to make Euro­peans free, fi­nally de­liv­er­ing them from Hitler’s hellish heel while at the same time lib­er­at­ing the South Pa­cific.

In­tro­duce me to South Kore­ans and oth­ers who still en­joy free­dom be­cause of the sac­ri­fices of Amer­i­cans who didn’t let them down.

With spring ap­proach­ing, the Cherokee County Pub­lic Li­brary re­minds cit­i­zens of its many pro­grams for chil­dren and adults alike.

Visit the in­ter­ac­tive card cat­a­log at www. tinyurl. com/ mKo­fyke to ask out about our ser­vices, search for a book, and keep up with li­brary events. Or find the li­brary on Face­book @ Cherokee County Pub­lic Li­brary!

Trace your fam­ily tree with the li­brary’s Ge­neal­ogy Classes, taught by Jessie Whit­taker and Louise Wright. Six-week Mon­day ses­sions are held through­out the year. The lat­est ses­sion be­gan Mon­day, March 13. Ad­vanced 9 a.m. un­til 10 a. m.; Be­gin­ners 10 a. m. un­til 11 a.m.; Trace Your Roots On­line (for ad­vanced users) from 11 a.m. un­til noon. Please sign up at the li­brary to help our teach­ers plan for the class. (Ma­te­ri­als fee re­quired)

The Green Bag Lunch Gar­den­ing Pro­gram on the third Thurs­day of the month!

Thurs­day, March 16 pro­gram will fea­ture Her­bal­ist Ed Coker on “Use­ful and Dan­ger­ous Plants around

And tell me about the churches of Amer­ica where faith grows, prayer flows and gifts go to the needy here and around the world.

Re­mind me of mis­sion­ar­ies obey­ing their Lord in car­ry­ing the good news of for­give­ness and eter­nal life to those who dwell in dark­ness, long­ing for light.

The widely read mag­a­zine, “Chris­tian­ity To­day,” once quoted Justin Webb, then the BBC cor­re­spon­dent in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., say­ing that nei­ther he nor his wife be­lieved in God and that in their for­mer posts never talked about God to their neigh­bors, but found the av­er­age Amer­i­can en­tirely dif­fer­ent.

Webb said: “I’m talk­ing about Mr. and Mrs. Av­er­age in Nor­mal Town, U.S.A.

“Mr. and Mrs. Av­er­age Your Home” The pro­gram is from noon un­til 1 p.m. Bring a lunch; we’ve got the drinks and dessert!

Slated for Thurs­day, April 20 is “Prop­a­gate Your Plants” with Mas­ter Gar­dener and Cherokee Rose Gar­den Mem­ber John Hol­brook.

Some­thing new to help you get go­ing! Now you can get ex­pert help with car re­pairs and es­ti­mates us­ing the li­brary’s link to Chilton Li­brary, a data­base pro­vided by the trusted pub­lisher of the Chilton car re­pair man­u­als. Visit the “Links” tab on our in­ter­ac­tive cat­a­log at­fyke to find help for your ail­ing auto! (You can even ac­cess it on your smart­phone.)

The li­brary also of­fers the An­ces­ Li­brary Edi­tion data­base for your fam­ily his­tory search.

Tech­nol­ogy for the New Year: New cour­ses will be form­ing through­out the year for our tech­nol­ogy se­ries, funded by the Til­lot­son- Menlo Char­i­ta­ble Foun­da­tion. Full cour­ses in Be­gin­ners Fol­low-up, Email, and Com­puter Re­fresher will be of­fered, as well as two-hour work­shops on Com­puter Trou­bleshoot- share an un­com­pli­cated faith with its roots in the Pu­ri­tanism of their for­bears.”

How did this af­fect Mr. Webb? In his words: “I’ll tell you I’m awed. I’m im­pressed by Chris­tians in Amer­ica who in fac­ing un­ex­pected tragedies turn to God.”

Does Amer­ica have prob­lems?

Cer­tainly! But God is up to the oc­ca­sion and can han­dle them all, so there’s no need to wring our hands and feel like giv­ing up.

In­stead, we can lift our re­pen­tant prayers to God, ex­pect­ing Him to re­vive, re­fresh, and res­cue us. Thanks. I needed that! Roger Camp­bell was an author, broad­caster and colum­nist who was a pas­tor for 22 years. Con­tact us at rcmin­ ing and Face­book. Call or visit the li­brary to be added to our class lists. For more in­for­ma­tion call 256-927-5838 or email us at cc­plin­cen­

Sto­ry­time is the preschool place to be on Tues­days and Thurs­days at 9:30 a.m. Gen­eral guide­lines are Tues­days Ages 3-5; Thurs­days Ba­bies — younger 3-year-olds. All ages are wel­come at all pro­grams; we try to ad­just for them! Songs, rhymes, crafts, col­or­ing, and of course, sto­ries!

A draw­ing Class led by Kathy Pratt and Sandy Ay­cock is held each Thurs­day from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Par­tic­i­pants are asked to bring two Num­ber Two pen­cils and an 8x10 sketch­book. Call or visit for more in­for­ma­tion. Wa­ter­color classes are led by Elaine Henry Daw­son sev­eral times a year; call for in­for­ma­tion.

Sew Joy­ful Quil­ters meet reg­u­larly on Thurs­days from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Read­ing Around Book Club meets the first Tues­day of the month from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The first seven days of ev­ery month are fine-free for books re­turned in good con­di­tion!

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