Christmas and hearing God laugh

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott There is a song that plays in my head occasionally, called “Get Right with The Man” by Van Zant. The lyrics “If you want to hear God laugh, tell Him your plans” sum up my life completely. I had no idea how blessed I would be when I gave my heart to
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Taking breaks, writing books and a birthday cake for Jesus

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott After a week full of fun activities, we at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe said our “Merry Christmas” and “Happy New Years” to everyone, along with our hugs and good-byes for Christmas break. There was concern about what I was going to do without them for so long, which I wondered
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Vintage Yellow Jackets, bingo misunderstanding and a spiritual pep shot

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott The Golden Yellow Jackets at George Wallace Senior Center in Glencoe were buzzing with activities this past week. Our director, Pat Hill planned fun things for every day and would not tell us what was coming up next. She told me at first, but things might have slipped out and I lost
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There’s nothing like a visit from grandkids to cure a funk

January 10, 2020 chris
By Vicki Scott It is a difficult thing to pinpoint what put me in a funk this past week. It could have been due to a full moon. It could be hereditary. It could be because it has been 10 years since I lost my father.  It could have been because I have eaten way
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Chicken Taco Soup, Ham and Lima Bean Soup, Crock-Pot Easy Camp Stew and Everyday Southern Cornbread

January 10, 2020 chris
There are some things that you have to know how to make to be a good Southern cook. Fried chicken is a must, but homemade soup and good Southern cornbread is a close second. I am so fortunate to be in a long line of relatives who enjoyed cooking. This week I am adding some
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Shrimp Mold, Deviled Ham Cheese Ball, Aunt Sue's Party Punch and The Best Ever Onion Rings

January 10, 2020 chris
An appetizer is served before a full meal and it is supposed to stave off your hunger. I have always considered an appetizer as something extra and it also is a fabulous way of extending warm Southern hospitality to a group. I have tried to assemble recipes for appetizers that are prac-tically no work at
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Home Style Beef Casserole and Red Velvet Brownies

January 10, 2020 chris
“I bring you good news that will be of great joy for all the people. Today in the city of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:10-11 Home Style Beef Casserole 1 pound ground chuck 1 (14-oz) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
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Mother's Peanut Butter Fudge and Andy's Famous Chocolate Fudge

January 10, 2020 chris
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.” – Luke 2:11 My mother always made the best peanut butter fudge. When I was young, she would always make sure there was enough left in the pan for me to taste. I loved the “scrapings”
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Andy's Cranberry Lemon Nut Cookie and Mother's Hummingbird Cake

January 10, 2020 chris
While you’re at it, why not deck the cookies and candies with boughs of holly, too. Christmas time inspires us to entertain. Whether you’re hosting an open house, luncheon, or potluck at the church, every occasion deserves a special ending. When I was baking for friends, my most frequently requested Southern dessert was my mother’s
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In & around SEC football - bowl recap

January 10, 2020 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Nine teams from the Southeastern Conference made it to the postseason, and seven of those teams won its bowl games. Additionally, LSU advanced to the national title game and will take on Clemson this Monday (Jan. 13). A team from the SEC has played for the national championship in every season
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Meads, Delp, Pearce, Gulledge garner top honors for All-Messenger football

January 10, 2020 chris
By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor For the fourth straight year, the bell cow of the Hokes Bluff offense led the Eagles to fertile pastures. Senior halfback Darrian Meads, who in 11 games this past season rushed for 1540 yards and 17 touchdowns, is the 2019 All-Messenger football team’s Player of the Year. It was the fourth season
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God’s Word revealed for us - The Way, Part VII

January 10, 2020 chris
By John Larkins  The beautiful songs of Christmas joy are still, thankfully, in our ears. But our joy must be tempered by a sincere determination to accept our salvation, the stunning gift the Christ child gives us through his Apostles. Our human world was deeply wounded by the sin of Adam and Eve. There was
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Inspiration from God’s Word - The foolish and the wise

January 10, 2020 chris
By Toni Ford  One of the methods Jesus used in communicating His message to the people and to His disciples was through parables, which basically are earthly stories with a heavenly meaning. His disciples asked Him in Matthew 13:10, “Why do You speak to them in parables?” Jesus basically replied in Matthew 13: 11, 14-15,
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - Spiritual Path-ology

January 10, 2020 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “Therefore, lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.” (Hebrews 12:12-29 NRSV). Adam saw to it that we would start out our lives lame. Hey, that fits
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Legals for 1/10/2020 - 1/16/2020

January 9, 2020 chris
________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE Default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by that certain Mortgage executed by Jeremy B. Childress, an unmarried man, to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”) (solely as nominee for Lender, First Federal Bank, and Lender’s successors and assigns), dated the 25th day of April,
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Davis lights up Southside in Blue Devils’ area victory

January 8, 2020 chris
Photo: Southside High’s Jordan Grantland (3) drives to the basket as Etowah High’s Ollie Finch defends during the Blue Devils’ 73-49 victory in boys basketball last Tuesday (Jan. 7). (Courtesy of Gary Wells) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor There is now officially a logjam in Class 5A, Area 12 boys basketball. Sparked by a standout effort from
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Lady Panthers rally past Etowah for area win

January 8, 2020 chris
Photo: Southside High’s Savannah Nunn (2) drives to the basket as Etowah’s Amayah Ash (11) and Abbi Martin (10) defends during the Lady Panthers’ 51-43 win in girls basketball on Jan. 7 at SHS. (Courtesy of Gary Wells) By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor Just prior to the start of the 2019-20 season, Southside High girls basketball coach
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Glencoe’s Morgan reaches career milestone

January 6, 2020 chris
Photo: Glencoe High girls basketball coach Jamie Barkley (left) presents senior forward Ashley Morgan with the game ball after Morgan scored her 1,000th career point in the Lady Yellow Jackets’ 59-46 win over Hanceville on Jan. 3. (Courtesy of Gary Wells)  Glencoe High’s Ashley Morgan recently joined an elite club in high school basketball. Prior
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St. James Catholic School presents Christmas program at Wallace Hall

January 2, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, from left on the first row: Romy Torres, Anahi Saturno and Makayla Woods; pictured from on the second row: Grace Tolbert, Gwen Rikansrud, Martha Jimenez, Erick Gaytan, Jesse Domingo and Jaliyah Hawkins; pictured sitting from left on the stage floor: Sydney Morgan, Eli Morgan and Teyah Yates. St. James Catholic School presented
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Episcopal Day School students perform concert for Gadsden Music Club

January 2, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above,  Episcopal Day School students perform for the Gadsden Music Club as director Sharon Reynolds conducts the performance. The Gadsden Music Club met on Wednesday, Dec. 11 in the Music Center at Temple Beth Israel in Gadsden. The meeting is the first since the club’s 104th anniversary. President Carol Larkin presided the event,
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Etowah County Animal Shelter promotes New Year adoptions

January 2, 2020 chris
Photo: Pictured above, dogs Scooby, Jake, Bama, Pumpkin and Champ are available for adoption.  While the holidays are often a time where pets are welcomed into new homes, following Christmas and Valentine’s Day, the majority of shelters are full. For those seeking to add a new addition to their families for the upcoming decade, the
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Legals for 1/3/2020 - 1/9/2020

January 2, 2020 chris
________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF ALABAMA COUNTY OF ETOWAH Default having been made of the terms of the loan documents secured by that certain mortgage executed by Perry Andrew Wain And Wife Britney Wain to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for Village Capital & Investment, LLC, its successors
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Legals for 1/03/2020 - 1/09/2020

January 2, 2020 chris
________________ NOTICE OF MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE SALE STATE OF ALABAMA COUNTY OF ETOWAH Default having been made of the terms of the loan documents secured by that certain mortgage executed by Perry Andrew Wain And Wife Britney Wain to Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, Inc., as mortgagee, as nominee for Village Capital & Investment, LLC, its successors
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In & around SEC football - bowl previews III

December 31, 2019 chris
By Cole Frederick/Sports Correspondent Tuesday, Dec. 31 Belk Bowl Virginia Tech vs. Kentucky (+2.5). The Wildcats fo-llowed up last year’s 10-win season with a 7sevenwin campaign in 2019, doing so with a wide receiver playing quarterback. Lynn Bowden, Jr., took over after injuries to two different quarterbacks, and Kentucky essentially changed its offense midway through
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Titan sharpshooters pick off Etowah in Gadsden Christmas Classic championship

December 31, 2019 chris
Photo: Gadsden City’s Quinton Densmore (13) and Etowah’s Ollie Finch (23) battles for a rebound during the Titans’ 77-65 victory in the Gadsden Area Christmas Classic championship game last Monday (Dec. 30). (Gary Wells)  By Chris McCarthy, Publisher/Editor For the second year in a row, the Gadsden City High boys basketball team defending its home court
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Keep Smiling...With Rosie Preston - The History of New Year's Day

December 31, 2019 chris
By Rosie Preston  New Year’s Day is a way to measure time to us, with the importance of a birthday. It is an exciting day for me, even though I’m embarrassed to say the last two years, I fell asleep before the midnight hour! Still, as I thought about it last night, all comfy in
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Inspiration from God’s Word - The Year of 2020

December 31, 2019 chris
By Toni Ford  As we prepare for a new year, we often start by making a list of all the many ways we are going to improve our lives and do more by working smarter and not harder, which then leads to us creating all our New Year resolutions for the coming year. I would
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Pondering Life with Pious Bob - Finding Order in His Courts

December 31, 2019 chris
By Robert Halsey Pine “For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; he bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the LORD
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Tigers for Tomorrow requests Emergency Winter Fund donations

December 31, 2019 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Kahn, a tiger at the preserve, looks off into the distance as his photo is taken. Photo courtesy of www.tigersfortomorrow.org. For over 20 years, Tigers for Tomorrow educated guests about a humane relationship with animals and the environment humans and animals share. When predatory animals are discarded, unable to work or earn
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Downtown Gadsden Inc., reflects on 2019 success

December 31, 2019 chris
Photo: Pictured above, Gadsden locals and visitors explore shops, restaurants and vendors as the sun sets on downtown Gadsden’s First Friday of the month. As a new decade begins, Downtown Gadsden, Inc. wants to take time to look back at 2019 and review all the successes downtown Gadsden achieved in 2019. New businesses, along with renovations
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