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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! School has been out all this week instead of the usual three-day holiday. Family get togethers, shopping, ballgames, and Christmas decorating have been on most people’s agenda this week. Hard to believe that next week’s column will be the start of December.
The Richville Volunteer Fire Department had Bingo last Saturday with a good turnout. The next one will be January 6, 2024!
Also, don’t forget if you have any Christmas decorations or any craft supplies you no longer use or want, the Richville Crafters will be glad to have them. We will decide when the crafters will be meeting at the next Neighborhood Watch meeting, which will be January 4, 2024. They will not meet in December.
Providence and Sardis Youth joined together Sunday afternoon to prepare soup for the shut-ins and elderly in our community. They did a great job delivering about 30 bowls. As a recipient I can say it was delicious! I’m sure all the recipients would join me in saying thank you to all who helped prepare and deliver them.
If you are over 60, probably would need to be at least 65, do you know where you were on Friday, November 22, 1963? I was in elementary school at Richville when one of the parents came and told us to turn on the televisions in our classrooms. The news was terrible; President John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed.
I’m sure my parents and other adults understood much more of what was happening than all the school children that day. However, it made a lasting impression on me in the days to follow as we watched the vice president being sworn in as president, then the funeral service. While earlier that fateful day we had been excited about Thanksgiving the next week and being out of school, the world as we knew it changed that day.
As the anniversary of that day has been this week, there have been several programs that center on the events that led up to that day, what happened the next few days, and even the next few years as the who, how and why was discussed.
However, I discovered a little-known assassination attempt that occurred before President Kennedy was sworn in and was even being planned before he was elected. If you want to know more, Google Richard Paul Pavlick. The documentary I watched was very interesting as this was the first I heard about this attempt on Kennedy’s life.
This week is the last of the thanksgiving or being thankful Bible verses. Psalm 106:1 reads, “Praise the Lord. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.”
Psalms has several verses that talk about thankfulness or being thankful. Just as saying thank you to people, it’s even more important that we thank God. He is the reason for our existence! Whether you acknowledge Him or not, without God there would be nothing!
Pray for those in our community that are experiencing sickness, as well as those that are grieving with the loss of a loved one. We need to remember the shut-ins and their families, as well. So please pray for their healing in God’s will. God knows their names and needs. Until next week, take care and be joyful!