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If you heard any loud praying last Wednesday afternoon, it may have been me and alot of other parents in the pickup line at Smithville Elementary School.

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Needmore Days

It was obvious to everyone in the church building that Uncle Silas Crabtree was troubled about something given the way he was twisting and turning on is pew.

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Dry Creek Flashes

Betty Jane Mullican was hostess to a birthday dinner at her home in Possum Hollow honoring her daughter-in-law, Cynthia Mullican of Lebanon. Those present were Donald Mullican, Jonathon and Matthew, the honoree, her mother, Carolyn Jackson of Lebanon, and Garry and Betty Jane Mullican. They enjoyed a delicious dinner with birthday cake and ice cream, family fellowship and picture. Cynthia opened many useful gifts from her family.

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Food For Thought

The DeKalb County Farmers Market behind Ace Hardware in Smithville is hopping with all your favorite summer produce. From fruit, like peaches and watermelon, to sweet corn, tomatoes, okra, squash, peas, and beans. Delight your eyes with locally grown and gathered flower arrangements or artisan crafts. Treat yourself to baked goods or canned goods, or maybe some barbecue for a sultry late summer afternoon spent at the river or creek.

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The Amen Corner

I first saw him on the other side of the street. His clothes were worn and tattered, and he seemed to mumble to himself as he searched through the trash can on the corner, hoping to find something from the night before. Tourists on Beale Street were wasteful, but it was to his advantage. You never knew what you mind find in the trash bins of Beale Street. Unfortunately, it seemed city workers were out earlier than the old man. In the early morning hours, few tourists were around to witness the scene. The few who did seemed to turn ...

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News From The Mountain

Lots of rain falling this afternoon on the mountain, stopping me from mowing the yards. Probably have to wait at least a day before I can get back to the mowing as it rained so much. The weather guys and gals were surprised this happened, as they weren’t predicting it.

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Needmore Days

I could never understand why my mother had so much trouble understanding what the real problem was when I had trouble with my ugly sisters. Yes Mama… I did step on her fingers when she was climbing up in the barn loft just as she reached the top rung. And yes she did fall out backward, and yes she did thump the ground pretty hard, and yes she did cry a right smart. But she was still able to walk when she got her breath back and stood up...

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Dry Creek Flashes

The Ben Vandagriff family circle was unbroken on Aug. 6 when their only daughter, Jane Vandagriff, answered God’s heavenly call to come to heaven and be united with her parents, see the Lord Jesus Christ, and share their happiness, peace, and joy forevermore.

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From A Cracked Pot

 

Depression: \di-‘pre-shan\ … (1) a state of feeling sad; (2) a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies.

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New Home News

There was a Deacon Ordination service at New Home Missionary Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. Jonathan Puckett was ordained. Several attended the service.

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The Amen Corner

Whew! What a busy weekend. Who said that life in a small town is boring? Not true in Smithville. Most of our lives are involved with family and friends.

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First Jamboree pageant held

First Jamboree pageant held

The first ever Miss Jamboree Pageant was held June 7 at the DeKalb County Complex Auditorium featuring categories for six age groups ranging from 4-29 years of age. Thirty-five contestants vied for the crown in their respective categories. The Miss Jamboree Queens will assist with this year’s upcoming Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival by awarding winner’s trophies and participating in short interview spotlights on WTCE TV. The event was hosted by Jamboree Marketing Committee Members Shan Burlow, Suzanne Williams, Beth Chandler and Lou Ann Sanders. Burlow emceed the event and is shown with winners in photo below.

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Dogs and cats

Some of you may have noticed  that many of my attempts at writing include something about the family dog or cat.  Almost every house had a dog and a cat.

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Second hay-cutting for farmers

In the Dry Creek valley, farmers are preparing for their second hay cutting of the year.

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Fill your belly with local food

The first hints of summer have arrived at the DeKalb Farmers Market in Smithville behind Ace Hardware. This Saturday morning, load up on summer squash and zucchini, tender baby potatoes, crispy carrots, luscious beets, cabbage, spring onions, herbs, lettuce, kale, and chard. Freshly roasted coffee, farm eggs, baked goods, jams, jellies, arts, crafts, and barbecue round out the selection of wares grown and made by your local vendors.

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Brush arbor meetings

Treba Hawkins spent Thursday with Ernest and Audine Pack. Other visitors were Danielle Turner,Jimmy Turner, Judie Mucha. They all enjoyed the day and good fellowship.

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Dry Creek Flashes

Those visiting Bobby and Mary Joines this week were Roy and Lou Jones, Jimmy Womack, Richard Frazier of Washington, DC, Edward Frazier and Edsel Frazier, Bro. Donald Owens, Pauline Frazier. Elaine Garrison, Jimmy and Judy Kimbrell, Kathy Hendrix, Alicia and Robbie Maxwell, Mike and Tammy Crook, and Jared.

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From a Cracked Pot

We have all witnessed it. We have all probably done it more than once. We mess up - we sin. And while we repent and ask for forgiveness from God and everyone else, we can't seem to forgive ourselves.

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Needmore Days

Cousin Billy Clyde was having problems. He kept holding his stomach and moaning.

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The Amen Corner

Summer time activities have begun with family picnics, vacations, ballgames and Vacation Bible Schools.

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