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Needmore Days

Excitement was in the air in our little community. The "Goat Man" was passing through.

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New Home News

Congratulations to Billy Tiner and Stephanie Rackley. They were united in marriage on Nov. 22 at New Home Baptist Church. Bro. Mike Clayborn performed the ceremony. The church was filled with family and friends on-hand to share the union. It was a beautiful event. After the ceremony, a reception was held at the DeKalb County Community Center auditorium, where everyone enjoyed a delicious meal catered by Kilgroe’s Restaurant. Congratulations, again, to the happy couple.

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Dry Creek Flashes

We have had three beautiful sunny days to start Thanksgiving week. Most housewives are busy in the kitchen getting ready for this festive meal. We hope our people have taken time to give thanks to the one who takes care of us and gives us everything that we have.

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The Amen Corner

Hope everyone survived Thanksgiving. Now the shopping has begun and the children are back in school until Christmas vacation.

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From A Cracked Pot

 

James didn’t understand why. He had been at his job longer than anyone else. He felt he had done everything asked of him and then some. And, yet, he was still being treated differently – unjustly in his own mind. He had tried to do his best, but it seemed it was never enough. The more he pondered the situation, the more despondent he grew. Anger turned to bitterness. Bitterness turned to tears. Tears turned into a sinking depression. He just didn’t understand what he had done to turn (it seemed) everyone against him. He felt like David as ...

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New Home News

 

Steve and Susan Walls of Gulf Port, Mississippi, spent a few days with his mother, Marie Walls, and attended his 40-year class reunion.

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Needmore Days

Dooley and Billy Clyde had made a rare trip to Nashville and had ridden an elevator to the top floor of a tall building. They returned home with big plans for the future. Soon after returning home they headed out for the big oak tree at the far end of the field. They even talked me into taking part in another of their harebrained schemes.

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Dry Creek Flashes

It was a sad time in the Dry Creek valley for many families who were relatives or neighbors and special friends to the Ben and Mairene Vandagriff family, who were outstanding citizens in their community, dedicated members of Dry Creek Baptist Church, where Mr. Ben served as a deacon, Mairene taught the card class in Sunday school, and Jane, from a small child, played the piano.

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From A Cracked Pot

We are taught from our earliest days of being a Christian to pray believing what we ask will be so. "And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive" (Matt 21:22). Oh, but we are human. We forget God’s will is to be done over any other will. We may end our prayer, "Your will be done", but if we are honest with ourselves, we’re really thinking, "God, do it the way I asked and everything will be okay."

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The Amen Corner

The first Sunday in Advent was observed last Sunday in most Christian Churches. The 40 days of Advent begins Nov. 9 and concludes on Dec. 25. It is a time to prepare our hearts and homes for "the reason for the season." At First Methodist, Dr. John Carpenter and his wife had the Advent devotional around the Advent wreath, last Sunday. Their grandson, Collin, lit the first purple candle. Another family will have a devotional next Sunday.

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News From The Mountain

I hope all of you out there had a good time treating the little ones with candy Halloween night, even though the weather conditions weren’t the greatest, with the rain and the wind blowing so briskly. I enjoyed it immensely and have more fun than the little ones, I believe.

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Needmore Days

 

There was a short time when Dooley considered the possibility that he might be called to preach.

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Dry Creek Flashes

The news in the valley is all about DCHS football game against Upperman’s Baxter Bees, Friday night. Wow! We couldn’t keep up with the score and John Pryor was so excited that we believe he just about gave up on the score. Just kidding Mr. Pryor, but the score did come fast 29-25 DCHS, then 35-25 DCHS, and we believe that the final score was 38-25 DCHS win in this big district football game.

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New Home News

Stephanie Rackley, soon-to-be bride of Billy Tiner, was honored with a wedding tea Sunday afternoon at New Home Baptist Church fellowship hall. She got a lot of lovely gifts and useful items. The couple is very appreciative of everything received.

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The Amen Corner

Made it through Halloween! The Halloween event downtown last Friday was a huge success! There were children everywhere in their costumes all over town. They were "trick and treating" in all of the businesses, courthouse, city hall and even the jail.

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From A Cracked Pot

It has been a while since my son was in school. It’s been even longer since I was in school. However, I hear parents today complaining about common core math. From what I have seen, a simple math problem such as 18+12=30 (add 8+2=10; carry the one to make it 3; answer is 30) is now a complicated formula in which a child has to produce steps to show how they arrived at the answer, even if it is a simple mathematical equation.

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Needmore Days

Most folks don't realize that the roots of rock and roll music trace right back to Needmore, Tennessee. It's kind of a long story but worth telling so here goes.

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Dry Creek Flashes

The sun is out and then the clouds appear, but overall the weather is going to be good for farmers. Ricky Hendrix has just cut his third year’s cutting for 2014. Looks like it will be ready to bail after this morning’s sun.

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From A Cracked Pot

You hear soft footfalls behind you. Voices whisper your name. Doors close and floorboards moan, yet no one is there. You turn to look behind you, but nothing is there. Always, unseen eyes watch you from the shadows. You see them just out of your periphery vision; yet you can never fully see them. You see a flicker of movement behind you, but it vanishes as quickly as it appeared. They haunt you, especially at night when all is quiet. They haunt when all you have are your thoughts and memories of yesteryear.

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New Home News

New Home Baptist Church enjoyed a hayride and supper Saturday night. The weather was cool, but they were prepared for the hayride. The young children and the older ones all enjoyed the hayride. They had a wonderful time together in fellowship.

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