Grace United to host Valentine’s Banquet tonight


“Welcome to The Little Town with a Big Heart”

Inspiration for the week: The beauty of the rose

“Think of the stem as the road of life — ever bending, turning and changing, as we walk along life’s road.

Think of the rose, as our hearts — delicate and fragile, slowly healing, and slowly opening, as time heals our wounds. Think of the broken petals — as the broken dreams, broken hearts, and wounded spirits, that have filled our lives.

Think of the growth of the rose, and the opening of the petals — as time that passes, as we forget our pains, and as we grow, and as we experience new joys, new dreams, new hope, new love, and new friendships. Think of the fallen petals as growth — as we learn to let go of the burdens we need not carry along the way, as we allow our hearts to open again, our hearts will heal, we will learn to love 

again, we will become stronger.

Time is a healer. When we can see the beauty of the rose — we learn to see the beauties of life — that’s when we’ll know, we’ve healed and we’ve become as beautiful as the rose.” — by M. Fortney  

Awesome services at Grace United at both services. Valentine’s Banquet will be on tonight, Feb. 14.

My deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Joseph Poochie May, 87, of Little Rock. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12 at Hopewell Baptist Church with burial in the church Cemetery. Bro. Tommy Anderson officiated.

Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years, Lucille May of Little Rock; a son, Bobby Joe May and his wife, Faye, of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Kathy May Lee and her husband, Anthony, of Jasper, Ala.; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was a former resident of Hickory. 

Prayer requests for the week go out to Ellis (Budgie) Acord, Linda Acord, Dannie Walker, Tommy Walters, Peggy Garrison, Janice Fisher, Helen Valentine, Jack Graham, Marie Eason, Bonnie Walker, Bill Matlock, John Patterson, Hazel Stevens, Doyle Gibbs, Doyle McMullan, Cili Norman, Micheal Roland, Janie McMullan, Stephanie Roland, Stacy Stevens.  

Shut-ins are Earlene Everett, Johnnie McMullian and Mary Stamper. 

Birthday requests for Feb. 21 go out to Mike Linton, (Elmer Rose in memory); for Feb. 22 to Janice Embrey Eriekson; for Feb. 23 Sherri Roncali and Robert (Lee) Gressett; for Feb. 24 to Jacob Cooley and J.K. Rainer; for Feb. 25 to Jeanette Allen and Jenna Beth Mcllwain; and for Feb. 27 to Kim Gressett, Kelly Todd, Skipper Harrison, and in memory, Flora Davis. Happy birthday to each one and those in Heaven.

Anniversary requests for Feb. 22 go out to Johnny & Jennifer Williams; and for Feb. 27 to Nick and Ashley Lane. Happy anniversary to both of you!

Ingredients: six cups, peeled, cored and diced fresh baking apples of your choice, one 15.25 ounce box of cake mix; 1 cup unsalted butter, melted

Directions: 1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom of 13 x 9-inch pan with cooking spray. 2. Place chopped apples in pan. Top with dry cake mix, and pour melted butter over top, making sure to cover top with butter as much as you can. 3. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until bubbly. Serve warm. Enjoy!

From the communities of Hickory, Berry, Sand Springs, and Mount Vernon and Poplar Springs, email or call or call 601- 479-9044 with your news.


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