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Terri Spencer, 862-4604
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Right? How many of us get so wrapped up in all of the preparations for Christmas that we get to the point we no longer love this time of year, but hate it and can’t wait to see it end? We put so much pressure on ourselves to create the perfect holiday, we cannot possibly begin to enjoy it. That is not how it is meant to be. Why not try spending less time on decorations or gifts or parties and spending more time with your family and friends and with those who are less fortunate than you. That is really what Christmas is all about. Jesus only received a few presents, had no decorations and spent His time with His earthly mother and father on that first Christmas. Take time this year to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas and enjoy the season the way it was meant to be.
ANNIVERSARIES. Happy belated anniversary to Spurrier and Dot Graham. On Thanksgiving, they celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary with their family. Can you imagine spending 62 years with the same person? Wow. Happy anniversary to both of you. Happy anniversary wishes also go out to Laura and Phillip Hay on Dec. 9. They are celebrating 16 years together. Also, Dean and Debbie Horn will celebrate 24 years together Dec. 10 and Eric and Ashley Sarver will celebrate 7 years together Dec. 15. Congratulations to all of you and may you all have many, many more wonderful years together.
BIRTHDAYS. There are many birthdays this week, but one is very special to me. My husband Kenny’s birthday is Dec. 10. He is a wonderful husband and father, my best friend, and a good Christian man. Happy birthday, sweetheart. Birthday wishes also go out to Trey Lawler on Dec. 10, Eric Sarver on Dec. 11, Clint Linder on Dec. 12 and Connie Horn and Carol Bland, both on Dec. 16.
CHURCH NEWS. WhiteMills Baptist Churchwill have its children’s Christmas program at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 16. The children and youth will present a Christmas skit and some will perform on musical instruments. Refreshments will be served afterwards and there might possibly be a very special visitor coming. Come and join us for what promises to be a very fun evening.
COMMUNITY NEWS. Well, the Christmas cantata has once again come and gone. The weeks and weeks of practice really paid off. Last Sunday, singers from three area churches, St. Ignatius, White Mills Christian and White Mills Baptist, came together to sing and perform a drama entitled “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”. There were 30 of us singing and it was wonderful, if I do say so myself. The church almost was filled and everyone really enjoyed themselves. Many thanks go out to Brenda Elmore for directing the choir. You just can’t imagine what she has to put up with to whip us into shape. We all have learned to read the looks she gives us when we are singing. The men sometimes don’t understand however, so she has to make signs. Thanks also to Peggy Underhill for directing the drama portion of the program. It was an amazing evening.
CORRECTION. In last week’s column, it should have said White Mills Civic League sponsored the chili supper before the lighting of the White Mills bridge. My apologies.
DONATIONS SOUGHT. Bettye Mae Raymer is putting together shoe boxes to send to children in Eastern Kentucky for Christmas. Small toys, crayons, pencils, coloring books, hygiene products, hard candy and other small gifts can be donated. If you are interested in donating items, please contact Bettye Mae at 862-4336. Let’s help children here in our own state have a wonderful Christmas.
HOLIDAYEVENT. White Mills Fire Department would like to invite you to come and say hi to Santa at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at the fire station on Hwy. 84. Come and take your own pictures with Santa and have some cookies and fun.
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. Please keep Dwight Raymer in your prayers as he is recovering from a severe infection. Also, please pray for Brooklynn Disselkamp. I am not giving out details because she is a young child, just know she needs our prayers. Please also remember Abby Sarver in your prayers as she is recovering from a severe concussion.
SYMPATHY. Our sympathy goes out to the family of Delora Cook. She passed away last Sunday night. Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers.
CONTACT ME. Please feel free to contact me at 862-4604 or email firstname.lastname@example.org you have any news or items you would like to see printed in the column. May God bless all of you this week.