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 amazon.com 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 amazon.com.
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