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The Richville Volunteer Fire Department will be having Bingo tomorrow night, March 25, at 6:30. Come out and support them and have fun doing it! This is one thing they have as a fundraiser. It takes a lot to maintain a volunteer fire department, so they accept donations, also, which are tax deductible.
First thing Saturday, March 25, beginning at 9 a.m. the Coosa County Historical Society will be having a cleaning at the old rock jail. Anyone that wants to volunteer to help is welcome.
Then, beginning in May, we will once again open the jail on Sunday afternoons. Right now we only have volunteers for the first and third Sundays of May through October. If anyone is interested in helping on the second and fourth Sundays, please contact me for more information. We also welcome new members!
This week I want to highlight three woman that made a big impact on me. The first is Mrs. Fannie Howell. I’ve mentioned her in a prior column, but while she lived just across the road from Sardis Baptist Church, she had severe rheumatoid arthritis which made walking difficult.
However, while she wasn’t able to be there every Sunday, just to see her sitting in “her” spot on a pew near the front of the church impressed this young girl. But I didn’t realize until much later what a sacrifice it was for her to walk up that hill to attend church.
The other two were sisters, Mrs. Mattie Devaughn and Miss Annie Hull, who attended Providence Baptist Church where I would occasionally play the piano for the service. I would always be so nervous and thought I was doing a bad job. They never failed to come up to me and encourage me. It was something that I haven’t forgotten and try to pass on.
So, these three ladies were never famous or well known, but they made an impression on me that continues today.
So, my scripture reading this week is on encouraging others. I Thessalonians 5:11 reads, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.”
Encouraging others is important to us to be able to love ourselves. Have you noticed that negative people never seem to be happy? By building up others, we are uplifting them so they are strengthened to survive difficult situations. Encouragement gives them hope and the will to go on, as well as for us.
There are several in our community that are not feeling well, so please pray for their healing in God’s will, as well. God knows their names and needs. Until next week, take care and be joyful!
Organizations in the area, as well as churches, I need your events! If your family has some news or an event to share, please contact me. I would prefer text to 334-414-7147 or emails to email@example.com, but phone calls will be fine, too. If you don’t get me when you call, be sure to leave a message.