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Terri Spencer, 862-4604
As some of you may know, Kenny and I have a 15-year-old son named Joshua. Joshua started high school this year at North Hardin Christian School and at the beginning of the school year, we found out he would have the opportunity to go on a school trip to Italy. They were leaving on March 4. Back in August, that seemed like a long time away. We spent the fall and winter raising money and working to be able to pay for the trip. Still, it seemed like a long time off. In January, we went and applied for his passport, but March still was two months away. During the first part of February, we finally made the final payment on the trip and suddenly, March seemed a lot closer. Well, Joshua leaves Monday on his trip to historic Italy and I find myself wondering, “What were we thinking when we told him that he could go?” Our little boy has grown up to be a fine young man and now he is going four thousand miles away for a week. As a parent, from the moment your child is born you know you are preparing him to grow up and leave to live his own life. It probably is the hardest part of parenting, but also the most rewarding. So, while Joshua is jetting away to Europe, Mom and Dad will be here in Kentucky lifting him up in prayer and being happy he is able to go on this trip of a lifetime. He deserves it
ANNIVERSARIES. Two wonderful people will celebrate their first anniversary March 3. They are Kerry and Sonnie Reeves. It has been my privilege to know Sonnie for several years and Kerry for the last few. They are two of the most wonderful and caring people I know. Sonnie is the daughter of Howard and Linda Miller. Howard passed away not long after they were married, but I know he was thrilled to see them together. Two other very special people also are celebrating their anniversary this week. They are James and Sonya Hubley and they will be married 14 years March 9. I have only known them for a short while, but they are a lot of fun to be around. Happy anniversary to these couples and to any of you who are celebrating this week.
BIRTHDAYS. There are many people celebrating birthdays this week, but I need to mention one very special one first and that is my sister-in-law, Sheri Peters. Sheri’s birthday is March 4. Sheri worked for 30-plus years for her parents at Spencer’s Valu Mart until it closed last spring. She knows almost everyone in this end of the county by name and isknown by almost everyone. She is such a special person to all of her friends and her family. So, happy birthday to my “little sister”.
Birthday wishes also go out to Renee Ragland on March 3; Romer Cummings on March 5; Aaron McCoy on March 6; and Donna Linder, Shelly Bryant and Genine Nichols, all on March 9. I hope all of you have wonderful birthdays and that you will have many, many more.
COMMUNITY NEWS. Easter quickly is approaching and one of the White Mills traditions is for the churches to come together to celebrate Easter sunrise service. This year, sunrise service is at 7 a.m. Easter morning at First Baptist Church of Eastview. Everyone in the area is invited to attend.
CHURCH NEWS. Many of us from White Mills Baptist will go to a Creative Ministries Festival near Louisville this weekend. During this festival, there are many opportunities to learn how to tell others about Jesus in less typical ways, such as interpretive movement, puppets, dance, magic, juggling, balloons and more. Members from many churches attend from all over the state and it is a great time of fellowship for all of us.
White Mills Baptist Church is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year and each month we are doing something different to promote this achievement. In February, several church members brought in their homemade quilts and hung them throughout the church. They are so beautiful. They will be there for a couple more weeks. Come on Sunday morning to worship God and to check out these awesome quilts. On the third Sunday in March, we are having hat, gloves and bowties Sunday. I am sure I will have pictures to post for that.
GET-WELL WISHES. Get-well prayers and thoughts go out to Sydney Dover, Missy Disselcamp, Delores Pence, Noreida Reesor, Tiffany Rice Spratt, Calvin and Velma Sarver, Brendan Weir, Michael Jegier, Darrell Jones, Delbert Logsdon, Delbert Love, Janice Cook, Teresa Mullins and Sharon Quinn.
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