Chuck Wagon Gang puts on great show at Grace United


 Welcome to The Little Town with a Big Heart"

Don't forget to spring forward on Sunday, March 11, at 2 a.m.

Inspiration poem by Helen Steiner Rice. -  Climb Til Your Dream Comes True!

Often your task will be many, and more than you think you can do, often the road will be rugged and the hills insurmountable, too always remember, the hills ahead are never as steep as they seem, and with faith in your heart start upward and climb til you reach your dream. Nothing in life that is worthy Is ever too hard to achieve, if you have the courage to try it and you have the faith to believe. Faith is a force that is greater than knowledge or power or skill, and many defeats turn to triumph if you trust in God's wisdom and will. Faith is a mover of mountains, there's nothing that God cannot do, So start out today with faith in your heart, and "climb til your dream comes true."

What an awesome crowd at Grace United on Thursday night with the Chuck Wagon Gang performing. They put on a great show. Their bass singer and player was awesome with being just 19 years old. It was also a great service at Grace United on Sunday morning and Sunday night, with a good attendance.

My deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Marcus Harris, 61 of Newton. Services were held on Saturday, March 3 at Midway Baptist Church with burial in Midway Church Cemetery.

Prayer requests go out for Dana Walker, Phillip Holt family, Donnie Haygood, Dannie Walker, Bonnie Walker,  Mike Linton, John Patterson, Doyle Gibbs, Doyle McMullan, Janie McMullan, Daphane McMillian, Cili Norman, Johnnie McMullian, Micheal Roland, Stephanie Roland and Janie McMullan.

Shut-ins are Earline Everett, Mary Stamper.                                                 

Birthday requests for March 7 go out to Dan Steverson, Sammy Everett and (Albert Carr in memory); for March 8 to Bro. Gary Felton and Kelly Cluff; for March 9 to Cameron Grimes, Nancy Abel and (Mary Strebeck in memory); for March 10 to Ricky Bishop and (Alvin Seal in memory, my brother); for March 11 to Lois Pennington, Mary Stamper, Katherine Thomason, Keith Brackeen, Gabreil Miller former Hickory resident and Lisa Blackwell; and March 12 to Butch Meaders Jr. and Gail Cochran. Happy birthday to each one!

Anniversary requests for March 9 to David and Ann Airhart (61 years). Happy anniversary to both of you and have a very Happy 61 year anniversary!

Ingredients: Bottom crust, 22 Golden Oreos Crushed, 5 tablespoons melted butter,

Filling: 4 eight once packages cream cheese. 1 2/3 cups sugar, 1/4 cup corn starch, 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract, 2 large eggs, 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, jar of Smuckers strawberry ice cream topping. 

Topping: 12 Golden Oreos Crushed and divided into 2 bowls (one for plain Oreo topping, one for your strawberry ones), 1 1/2 teaspoon softened butter, 3 tablespoons from a small package of strawberry gelatin.

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the outer perimeter of your pan with aluminum foil and generously apply butter to the inside to prevent sticking.

Crust - crush the Oreo's and incorporate the butter, press into the bottom of your springform pan.

Filling - Place one 8-ounce package of the cream cheese, 1/3 cup of the sugar, and the cornstarch in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low until creamy, about 3 minutes, then beat in the remaining 3 packages of the cream cheese. Increase the mixer speed to high and beat in the remaining 1 1/3 cups of the sugar, then beat in the vanilla.

Blend in the eggs, one at a time, beating the batter well after each one. Blend in heavy cream. At this point mix the filling only until completely blended. Be careful not to overmix the batter. Gently spoon 1/2 of the cheese filling on top of the prepared crust. Spoon plops 1/2 the jar of strawberry topping here and there.

Drag a butter knife through the strawberries to marblize the cheese/strawberries. Spoon in the other half of the batter and the repeat the strawberry process on top. Bake for 1 hour or until there is only a slight jiggle when shook gently.

Crumb topping - In a small bowl or the food processor, add the Oreo cookies and pulse into large crumbs. Add the softened butter and mix gently with a fork or your hands to make pea-sized pieces stick together. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of the mixture into a small bowl and set aside.

Pour strawberry Jello powder over the remaining crumbs and continue pinching the pieces together. Add more softened butter if needed for mixture to stick to the cake.

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