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Happy Easter one and all

Published 11:48am Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I want to wish all of our Hartselle Enquirer readers a really blessed and safe Easter Sunday.

I also want to share a story from Bro. Tom Campbell’s newsletter for the month of March. He is the pastor at Shady Grove Baptist Church.

It reads as follows: “Jesus, Buttercups and Fescue Don’t Lie” – I Corinthians 15:20.

The winds are howling, the rain is falling and the temperature is predicted to fall into the 20’s. Old man winter refuses to give up. On the other hand, the buttercups are blooming and the fescue is beginning to make clumps of lush green in the pasture.

If you look at the skies or believe the thermometer, then you will sink into the dismal despair of winter and give up all hope of summer. If you choose rather to believe the promise of buttercups and fescue, then you will rejoice that the redemption of spring draws near.

And so, it is with the resurrection of Christ. If on the day of His death you had believed the circumstances of his humiliating defeat and death then you would have left in utter despair, given over, and given up.

However, the bloom of His resurrection, much like these early vegetations, signaled the promise of an eternal summer for all who would find their hope in Him.

So, we find two great truths. First, focus on buttercups and fescue to avoid depression. Second, focus on the resurrection and you will find reason for joy in the midst of the winter of harsh and temporary difficulty.

Special get-well wishes go out this week to Leon Hightower of Piney Grove, who was burned when his tractor caught fire. Mr. Hightower had skin grafts done at the Burn Center in Birmingham on Wed., March 20. Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he recovers from his burns.

Members of Shady Grove Baptist Church express Christian love and heartfelt prayers for the following soldiers and their families, David Long at Fort Riley, Kan., Jeff Hartsfield and Aaron Money in Afghanistan, Brandon Jones in Iraq, Derek Jones and Seth Fagan in the Marines, Jeremy White in Virginia, Jack C. Herbert, John Black, Joseph Hardin in Southwest Asia and Anthony Thomas, Matthew Young, Lee Thompson and Brad Wallace. Our prayers also go out to all of our veterans and their families.

The Falkville Public Library Board met on Tues., March 19, at 3 p.m. in the library office. The meeting was attended by Mayor Bob Ramey, who gave the board members valuable input on building matters and town policies.

The following events were planned; library open house on Tues., April 2, from 3-5:30 p.m. and the summer reading program in July. The theme of the four weekly summer programs will be “Dig In and Read.”

Everyone enjoyed the librarian’s report from Jenny Asherbranner. and the refreshments. Board members are Rhona Summerford, Pam McDonald, Kay Farrer, Jane Hill and Tina Rogers. Brandon Dillard is the council representative to the board. The next board meeting will be held on Tues., May 7, at 9 a.m.

Special belated happy birthday wishes go out to Kim Callahan, Jason Palmer and Emmalyn Wallace, all on March 25.

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Mildred Lake, Tim Lacy and Jada Vest, all on March 29, and Macky Vest on March 31.

Wonderful happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this week to Chuck and Kim Parker who will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary on March 28. Dustin and Whitney Holbert whowill celebrate their first wedding anniversary on March 30 and Tad and Ginger Campbell whowill celebrate their 18th wedding anniversary on March 31.

Special congratulations go out this week to Sierra Goodwin for being a winner in the Morgan County Chess Tournament, representing Danville. Jackson Broadfoot won the Morgan County FFA public speaking contest. Larsyn Murphy took second place in an all-star cheer competition held in Atlanta, Ga.

Don’t forget to call me with your news items at 256-460-5479.

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