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-
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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 at www.tinyurl.com/mKofyke to find help for your ailing auto! (You can even access it on your smartphone.)
The library also offers the Ancestry.com 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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!