Cherokee County Herald - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

CON­GRAT­U­LA­TIONS! to John Pate. The Land of Chero­kee na­tive and Sand Rock High School alum­nus has a new book just off the press. TEARS OF GADUHAV has been a top-seller on the his­tor­i­cal fic­tion list of ama­ books!

TEARS... is def­i­nitely an at­ten­tion-keep­ing book for all thought­ful read­ers. John’s cre­ation weaves to­gether mul­ti­ple in­ter­sec­tions of his­tor­i­cal events for a most in­ter­est­ing and thought- pro­vok­ing story.

The cul­tures of sol­diers, plan­ta­tion families, Na­tive Amer­i­cans, and slaves are brought to life and mem­ory in an im­por­tant pe­riod of Amer­i­can his­tory. Read­ers can eas­ily re­late many of the story line’s cir­cum­stances and pro­gres­sion to some Alabama his­tory — surely up­grad­ing in­ter­est in the book to a high de­gree.

TEARS... can be or­dered from ama­

John is now a pro­fes­sor at Cal­i­for­nia Bap­tist Univer­sity in River­side. He and his wife Sarah have earned many stars in their crowns by open­ing their home and adopt­ing three chil­dren from South Amer­ica. On of those chil­dren — Derly — is now a col­lege grad­u­ate!

A salute goes to the staff of the Weiss Dam and Pow­er­house.

Last week they very gen­er­ously hosted 25 mem­bers/spouses/friends of the Chero­kee County Con­nec­tions Club — for a very ed­u­ca­tional re­view of the his­tory and func­tion of the pow­er­house AND a tour of the pow­er­house. Tour par­tic­i­pants are in­deed grate­ful for the hos­pi­tal­ity of the pow­er­house crew. The in­for­ma­tion and tour of the fa­cil­ity brought greater ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the peo­ple, tech­nol­ogy, machines, and pro­cesses in­volved in the gen­er­a­tion of elec­tric­ity!

Gary and Linda Hardin made a spe­cial trip to Ann Ar­bor, Michi­gan, for the Easter week­end. The visit in­cluded a very busy sched­ule — in­clud­ing Gary’s ser­vice as the guest min­is­ter for Easter ser­vices at the church where he served as min­is­ter for sev­eral years.

The Hardins en­joyed the op­por­tu­nity for “catch-up” chats with many friends from years in the Wolver­ine State. AND — they also en­joyed the chance to spend at least a short time

by Anne Shu­maker

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