Sickness this time of year

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Did each of you survive the “great snow storm of 2016?” I know there are areas that did get heavy snow but it almost skipped over us completely and completely. I would love to have a little snow but I don’t want the ice that usually comes with it. I don’t have much to write about as I’m still not well and was not able to attend church on Sunday and how I miss that. But I have heard a little that was going on around about. I heard we …

On the lookout for black ice

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I didn’t have any news last week. I did not have much news to write about. I will mention our small amount of snow. It melted quickly. We always have to look out for black ice. That is very dangerous. One can slip before they know it. I have seen people try to slip on purpose. One wrong slip and you could wreck very dangerous. We sent our sympathy thoughts to the Oscar Strange family. A member of hid family Dean was married to Cathy Lawrence who is my great …

Starting off a new year

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Happy New Year to each of my readers. To tell the truth, I don’t know if I have written this year or not. This one started off rough with me and some health problems, and I’ve had so many prayers going up for me, and I do have confidence. Winter has arrived! Some really cold days, therefore I have not been able to be out, even to attend church. I think I missed three Sunday’s and so happy to be back these last two weeks. We’ve had a lot of …

Where Did 2015 Go?

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I trust that you all had a great Christmas spent with your loved ones and now, almost 2016, looking forward to the New Year and what it might bring. I ask myself, “where did 2015 go?” I’m also asking when are we having “winter”. I don’t have too much to say this week but felt like I needed to write a little. I didn’t get to attend church services today and I have been miserable and miserable I do not like. I heard we have several of our congregation out …

‘Why can’t every day be like Christmas?’

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Why can’t every day be like Christmas?   It has been a wonderful weekend in the Buice household filled with love and blessings as my family gathered for our family Christmas. Our house was full to the brim and enjoyed every minute of it. I want to thank each member of our family for being here and making this a perfect kind of Christmas celebration with our Lord in the middle of it all.   Such love and joy AND FOOD, was freely flowing. That all began on Friday night then comes Sunday …

Stay safe and celebrate Jesus

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At this time of the year most churches are having special programs for the season. There is excitement as each church has the program. Buckhead Baptist is having on Christmas Eve a candlelight service at 6 p.m. along with communion. Their AWANA is not to be held for a few weeks. Lake Oconee Baptist is having communion and a special service on Christmas Eve. These services at each church are meaningful. Going to a service helps one to be able to understand and feel so blessed for the celebration of …

Holiday Beauty and Love

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Out here in Rutledge this year we were on the Chamber Tour of Homes, featuring the Rutledge Methodist Church, the Medford’s log cabin and Whistlin Dixie Farm, home of Jo Ellen and John Ardz. I want to say a big thank you for those folks.Having your home spruced up, cleaned up and decorated to the nines is a big commitment.  Also a thank you needs to go out to all the  to the volunteers who helped to make it happen.. Way to go Rutledge Garden Club.! Everthing looked lovely. Methodist …

‘He will give you what you need when it is needed’

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Not a beautiful day, drizzly, but how can we complain when the weather has been so beautiful especially for December. I thank you Lord for the weather changes you send us, and I thank you for today.. If my Mama was still living we would be celebrating her birthday today……I miss her every day as do so many of you my age that have lost your loving parents. Sunday was a beautiful day…..a good crowd present to hear the beautiful sermon as Butch took his message from Luke 2…..” A …

Upcoming Christmas Celebration

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Families are getting ready for Christmas. Some are having family reunions. Others are getting ready to travel to see family out-of-town. Children are excited because Santa is coming. My family used to come at Christmas, the brothers and sisters when their children were small. They waited until after their children had seen what they were getting for Christmas from that fat jolly man St. Nick. They would all get there anywhere from mid-morning until just before lunch. I had one sister that was a “big” talker. She took up nearly …

‘Greatness is serving the lost’

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Pearl Harbor Day today, Monday, also today makes 59 years I’ve been married to this old guy I live with. Where did the time go? Beautiful day today, not a typical December day and thankful for it. Sunday was also a blessed and beautiful day, with a nice crowd. Butch took his message from Mark 2:13-17, “A Scandal”. We all know hypocrites, especially those claiming to be spiritual. Jesus left and found those that were sick or insane. Mark wrote to let us know how He could be depended on. …

Upcoming Christmas Celebrations

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Buckhead Baptist Church will have their Christmas program December 13 at 6 p.m. bring a $5 gift to exchange. Bring finger food. They will have a candlelight service on Christmas Eve. Christie White came to her grandmother’s house on Thanksgiving Day. Her grandmother made some of her delicious dressing. It was delightful. George and Laura Lohr went to Colorado for Thanksgiving. They visited with their daughter Elizabeth and family. Reid and Gwen Alliston had family for Thanksgiving. There were about 20 there. The Lake Oconee Baptist Chapel had Brotherhood December …

A Portrait of Greatness

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Oh my goodness by the time you read this we will already be into December and Christmas just around the corner. I’m still asking “where did this year go?” And what a beautiful weekend this has been for Thanksgiving to share and enjoy our loved ones and eat all that delicious food or that’s the way it was here at our house, a full weekend and I am so thankful that all that came surely enjoyed our family fellowship. Sunday also was warm and beautiful inside with a heart touching …

Hollerin’ Holidays

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Here’s hoping that you all had a great Thanksgiving. The Moore family did have a nice time. The family was together and Dennis and Julie Godbee ate with us. Johnny, Donna and Jacob Johnson from Louisiana came to see Chuck and Miriam Foster for Thanksgiving. We have two birthdays Emily Brown has birthday on December 4. Leslie has a birthday on December 4 also. Happy birthday to you both. Both Lake Oconee Baptist and Buckhead Baptist went to the lighting of the Buckhead tree. Both churches sang. There was a …

Jan and Bill Manos

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Jan and Bill Manos will who live on Academy Street will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Thursday, Nov. 19. They plan an extensive celebrating spending the night at the James Madison Inn and dining at Town 220. After breakfast they will walk home where they will join their two dogs.

So glad to be back, and with a new pacemaker!

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Here I am, back again. Two weeks ago I had a pacemaker put in. It was two surgeries in one. They put in a backup pacemaker going through my groin. When the real pacemaker was in place, they removed the backup. I was awake and talking to them the whole time. When it hurt I told them. It wasn’t bad at all. It was just different. I thank God for it all. Hallie Hickman had a housewarming on last Saturday. Her new home is attached to her son’s house on …

Always give with the right attitude of what you can

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I don’t know what happened last week Patrick said he did not get my news so some of this will flow over from last week. I’m so tired of discussing the weather so I won’t do that this week. I hope all my readers had a great week and I missed being with you last week. But I have a good excuse. I had a last minute chance to go see my three-month-old great grandson and I could not turn down this opportunity as I had not met him and …

Chilly but that sun makes up for it

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Wow! Where does the months go? Here we are, already over half of October gone. I guess times does fly when you get old like me but the weather has been so nice and comfortable lately. Chilly but that sun makes up for it. Enjoyed our Sunday School and worship service on Sunday, I always do. I love my church and I love my Lord. I would love to see our churches packed with believing true Christians again. I wonder sometimes what our future holds. Before I begin, please stop …

Anyway, Scott likes to have picnics

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The Buckhead Baptist Church will have a Fall Festival on October 28 at 6pm. You are all invited. Why not get someone to come with you for a good time? It’s free!there will be hot dogs, chili and as a matter of fact, a chili cookout, games for children, a big hay ride, a cake walk and cold drinks. Adults are invited too! It sounds like this will be a great time! This event will be on a Wednesday. Usually, AWANA is on Wednesday. The youth have a great time …

To sing from the soul is like catching a glimpse of a heaven here below

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Would you just look out at that beautiful sunshiney day. Of course by the time you read this it may be raining again. Our weather is so unpredictable but I’m just so thankful we do have both the rains and the sunshine. Only God can do that for us. We had a good time on Sunday. With school being out we had some out of town for a family time together but it was still so good to be in the house of God. Before the worship service, we observed Pastor Appreciation …

Amused over the typos

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My husband, Macon Moore Jr., was amused over the typos in my column last week. He was named Malcom. Marian’s another reader commented that she didn’t know he had changed his name. Well, Monaray is the only one that can read my writing.. She wasn’t there last week. Buckhead Baptist Church will have their Fall Festival on October 28. There will be a fun time. On October 17 there will be a work day 8-12 o’clock. They want to get everything cleaned up with winter coming. Lake Oconee Baptist Church …