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Terri Spencer, 862-4604
Hello again from White Mills. As I am writing this, I am looking out my window at a beautiful, sunny fall day. The wind is only slightly blowing the trees, the sky is bright blue and the trees are just beginning to change colors. The reds and oranges are getting more vivid each day, making me appreciate the changing of the season. Autumn used to make me sad because everything was dying and it was getting colder. I never have been a cold weather person, but this year, after a summer of 100 degree weather day after day, I think I am going to enjoy the cooler weather. I also am looking forward to all of the wonderful holidays that are coming and all of the activities that go with them. It is such a beautiful time of year to be alive and to enjoy the many blessings of God.
ANNIVERSARIES. Congratulations to the following couples who will celebrate anniversaries this week: George and Doris Buckles, 41 years; Robie and Terry Richardson, 41 years; and Dewayne and Linda Blanton, 27 years.
BIRTHDAYS. Tyler Elmore, Howard Young and Shane Evans will celebrate birthdays this week. I hope you all have blessed birthdays.
COMMUNITY NEWS. Jeremy, Cody and Conner Elmore have safely returned from their mission trip to Nicaragua. Here is what Jeremy wrote about their trip. “First of all, I want to thank God for allowing me the opportunity to serve on this Mission trip to Nicaragua with my two oldest sons, Cody and Conner. It was truly an awesome experience for us all. Secondly, I would like to thank our friends and family who supported us, whether that was financially, through prayer or just words of encouragement. We couldn’t have done it without each of you. It was an amazing week of ministering to a small village called Las Mercedes and the surrounding area. Our team provided much needed medical and dental care to people who otherwise would not have the chance to see a doctor. We were in the village for four days and during that time we saw 2,002 patients in the medical clinic, filled 8,082 prescriptions in the pharmacy, committed to support 4 “Project Life”patients with much needed surgery, saw 210 patients in the dental clinic, distributed 398 pairs of glasses in the eyeglass clinic, screened 76 women for cervical cancer, distributed 10,600 pounds of beans and rice, gave away 1,000 Bibles, and most importantly over 2,000 people heard the good news of Christ, many for the first time. There were 33 people who accepted Christ and 13 rededicated their lives. If by using our team, God added only one person to His Kingdom, it would have been worth it, but 33…Wow. The Nicaraguan people received many blessings from God this week, but our team was doubly blessed by the Lord. Thanks again for your support. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit… Matthew 28:19 (NASB)”
PLAY BALL. The White Mills community ballpark once again has been filled with the sounds of children, the shouts of cheering parents and fans, and the smell of popcorn. Thanks to White Mills Christian and White Mills Baptist Church, an Upward Soccer league was started in August for children ages 3 to 10. Nearly 75 children have participated in this faith-based, family-oriented league. The season will continue throughout October. Games, 10 and 11:15 a.m. Saturdays at White Mills Ballpark, are free to the public and a lot of fun. For information, contact Jason Hayes at 401-2678.
CHURCH NEWS. White Mills Baptist Church will continue revival at 6:30 p.m. this Sunday night with Brother Doug Sanders bringing the message. This past Sunday night was wonderful. Randy and Kari Ash sang and performed a drama and Bella Singer played the piano and sang “Redeemed.” They all did an amazing job. WMBC also will have its annual Harvest Homecoming Chili Supper and Auction on Nov. 3 to raise money for projects in the church. All are invited to attend. Childcare is provided, so come and enjoy and even do some Christmas shopping. Believe it or not, the Community Christmas Cantata has begun practicing at 5 p.m. Sundays at White Mills Baptist Church. Members of our local churches are coming together to sing in the program “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” on Dec. 2 at White Mills Baptist Church. More information will be forthcoming.
CIVIC LEAGUE. The White Mills Civic League will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Plans for the annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be finalized. The dinner is at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Christian LifeCenter of White Mills Christian Church. Meats, mashed potatoes, gravy and rolls will be furnished. You are asked to bring salads, vegetables and desserts. Weather permitting, a ceremony officially re-opening the bridge is at 2 p.m. at the bridge. If raining, the ceremony will take place in the life center. A reception will follow for those who wish to stay.
Keep Nov. 25 open for the parade, chili and bean soupmeal and bridge lighting. Donations for the food go to the Lakewood Resource Center. Details will follow in the weeks to come. For information, call Dot Graham, 369-8118.
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. Malinda Sallee had surgery Oct. 11 and so did Olene Richardson. Please remember them in your prayers as they recuperate.
WHITE MILLS HOMEMAKERS. The White Mills Homemakers met Sept. 19 at White Mills Baptist Church. President Betty Mae Raymer read thank-you notes from Nikki Brothers for the postage donation for care packages to her husband’s unit in Afghanistan, Amanda Peerce, recipient of a White Mills Homemakers scholarship, and the family of Kathleen Booker for a grave-side bench. Plans were discussed for the coming year and committee assignments were made. White Mills had several winners at the 2012 Hardin County Extension Home Cultural Arts Fair, Lorine Horn for her counted cross stitch framed Proverbs, Suzanne Meredith for a hand knitted multi-colored scarf, and Bettye Mae Raymer for a Christmas Wreath. Several members will attend the Homemakers Annual Meeting in Elizabethtown on Oct. 9; Hardin County is sponsoring this event. Thanks to ladies who crocheted necklacesthat will be given to everyone attending. The next meeting is Oct. 17 at White Mills Christian Church.
SUBMIT YOUR NEWS. I really am enjoying writing this column, but I continue to need your help. Please contact me with any birthdays, anniversaries or other information you would like to see in this column. You can call 862-4604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a blessed week.