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We have ended the first month of 2024. Today is Groundhog Day so by the time you read this, we’ll know if he saw his shadow or not. I hope he doesn’t so spring will be early this year. Maybe it will be as Easter is the last Sunday in March. I’m ready for springtime, especially the weather.
The Coosa County Historical Society met on January 28 at 2 p.m. at the Rockford Senior Center. We had a great meeting with most of the time spent discussing the Old Rock Jail Museum. We generally have open house on Sundays beginning in May and ending the last Sunday in October except it’s closed for holidays.
This year, it was decided to start the first Sunday in April through the last Sunday in June except closed for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Then start again the second Sunday in September through the second Sunday in October. Times as from 2 to 4 p.m. We will have two days of cleaning to get it ready, March 21 from 12 to 4 and March 23 from 9 to 12. If you are a member or interested in joining, we would appreciate volunteers.
If you have an interest in Coosa County history and are not a member, we welcome you. New members and renewals will be $15 with email address; if you want your newsletter mailed there is a $5 surcharge to cover postage and printing. Nita Lavender told us several stories and facts about the Old Rock Jail which sparked a good discussion among those present.
Beginning this Wednesday, February 7, Volunteer Connections of Central Alabama will once again be providing tax preparation in Rockford at the Rockford Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. This is a free service to taxpayers over the age of 60 with any income amount. Also, taxpayers 59 and under with an income of $65,00 are served, also. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will have priority.
Call 256-234-0347 to make an appointment. Be sure you tell them it’s for the Rockford location. The main location for tax service is in Alexander City. We are located at 5030 U.S. Highway 280 in the State Farm Building. This location takes appointments only.
One of my great-granddaughters was baptized/dedicated Sunday at Cornerstone Methodist Church. The pastor’s sermon Bible passage was Philippians 4:6-7 which reads, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
His message was about stress and how we should handle it by letting God take control. This is one of those things that is easier said than done. We all have stress and anxiety in our lives; however, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming, controlling our thoughts and emotions. Let loose of the control and lean on God for answers.
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!