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The Frazier family celebrated Easter Sunday dinner at the home of Lisa and Jerald Cripps in Liberty. The family enjoyed fellowship, and in the afternoon the children hunted Easter eggs filled with delicious treats and money. Those attending were: Louise Frazier, Ricky and Kathy Hendrix, Jared and Jennifer Hendrix, Sawyer and Maggie Ann, Dwight Cripps, Jordan and Nicole Cripps, Christian and Claire all of Dry Creek, David and Monica Reynolds, Levi and Molly of Alexandria, Tiffany Cripps of Smithville, Jimmy and Judy Kimbrell of Old Mill Hill, Michelle Kent, Elizabeth and Olivia Miller of Lascassas, and Matthew and Melody Cripps ...

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Needmore Days

A newly painted sign stood in front of Dooley’s dog pen. Although the hand painted letters had run a little on the old piece of scrap plywood. The message was clearly readable, even if a couple of words were misspelled. "Dooley’s Dog Training Services" was written in bold headlines across the top of the plywood. The next line down read, "Dooley Ray, Dog Whisperer and Behavior Specialist."

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The Amen Corner

Ah… sweet springtime, here at last! The pink and white dogwood trees in our area are beautiful.

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New Home News

There was a large crowd at New Home Baptist Church Easter Sunday morning. Bro. Mike Clayborn preached a good message as he always does. An egg hunt was enjoyed by the young and old.

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New Home News

Congratulations to Geneva Shoemake. Her name was drawn on the WJLE birthday club for roses from DeKalb Florist.

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Needmore Days

It was a wild morning around Needmore the day Aunt Alvie was to take her driver’s license test. Uncle Gordon felt she needed to take a test drive before she actually went to try for her license.

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Dry Creek Flashes

Lisa Cripps, Judy Kimbrell, Monica Reynolds, and Kathy Hendrix hosted a baby shower for Lindsay and Johnathan Frazier of Knoxville at the beautiful home of Natalie and Henry Frazier. Family and friends enjoyed food, fellowship and watching Lindsay open the many useful gifts for little Lucy Ann.

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The Amen Corner

We were blessed with sunny weather on Easter Sunday, which was very desirable for egg hunts and family gatherings.

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The Baggage Handler

There was once a man who travelled far and wide. Although he travelled extensively and constantly, he only carried one bag with him, which he kept within his reach at all times. This bag did not contain any worldly treasure. It merely contained mementos of his life which the Traveler could not bear to part with.

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Dry Creek Flashes

Spring has sprung in the Dry Creek Valley. We are seeing the first blooms of the season. Around our house several new pots of flowers have been planted from the ones we managed to keep through the winter. The onion sets were planted in one container in hopes of a few green onions. There really is nothing like fresh garden vegetables. We look forward to a successful garden year for all the growers.

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New Home News

Marie Walls spent a few days in Gulf Port Mississippi visiting her son, Steve, wife Susan, and family. She went especially to attend her granddaughter’s wedding, Kimberly Walls and Zackery Webster.

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News From The Mountain

Don’t you just love the beautiful weather we are having with the temperatures being in the sixties? This is more like it, and like me everyone else is loving it, too. This time last year on March 11 it was 79 degrees.

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School calendar announced

The 2015-16 school calendar was adopted by the board of education Thursday night during the regular monthly meeting.

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Needmore Days

Thinking about things earlier and made myself sad. These longer days caused Laura and me to go visit a while before dark. Made me remember the days of long ago when I was a boy and the neighbors would visit in the community late in the day for a little while. My mind took me out the road where I lived and good friends of long ago, and I realized they are all gone now. And that warm and friendly place remember is now cold and sad.

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Dry Creek Flashes

Happy birthday wishes go out to Miss Olivia Miller. We reflect back to when she was born. She was a chunky, curly haired sweetie that stole the hearts of the Frazier family at first sight. Olivia enjoyed a surprise 12th birthday party at her home in Lasscassas. Family and friends gathered to enjoy food and fellowship into the evening. Those attending were the following: Kathy and Ricky Hendrix, Jared Hendrix and Sawyer and Kenny Edge of Dowelltown, Sarah and Ronnie Kent of Smithville, Lisa and Jerald Cripps and Christian of Liberty, Monica and David Reynolds, Molly and Levi of Alexandria ...

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The Amen Corner

After a week of ice, snow and rain, last weekend was joyfully received with warm weather and sunshine. Hopefully spring will soon be coming. Palm Sunday is March 29 and Easter is April 5.

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New Home News

Every now and again we all need a little help. One person who helps me by cleaning my house also helps animals. Shandi Sandlin has been a name I have known since she was born. And I have had the pleasure of hearing stories of dogs being starved or abused, or abandoned, then Shandi getting them, helping them recover, and finally getting them a home and family.

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From A Cracked Pot

In loving memory of Mr. Ben Herman, who never failed to teach his students life lessons through his stories of ‘Pee Wee’. He always had a smile for me when I went to Wal-Mart and always spoke fondly of all his ‘kids’. He touched many lives and was certainly an encouragement to me. We love you Mr. Ben; you will be sorely missed.

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Needmore Days

Some of you readers may not know that I am a Baptist preacher who has been preaching for many years, and have preached hundreds of funerals. Today we will do a little something different. I will share with you just a few of the foul-ups I have been involved in during funerals.

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Dry Creek Flashes

We send happy first birthday wishes to Molly Adeline Reynolds, the daughter of David and Monica Reynolds of Alexandria. Molly’s birthday was celebrated by family and friends last Saturday at the Dry Creek Baptist Fellowship Hall. The birthday party was decorated with a nursery rhyme theme. The Three Blind Mice gathered around a cheese tray, deviled eggs represented Humpty Dumpty, and pork mini sandwiches were surrounded by the Three Little Pigs. Cake and punch was served to the guest, and in the afternoon Molly opened all of her useful gifts. A fun time was had by children and adults.

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