Gideon Appreciation Banquet, Swamp Supper big successes

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 3, 2007

A number of pastors and their spouses attended the Gideon Appreciation Banquet last Friday night at the Furman Mitchell Multi-Purpose Center.

Hosting the event were Crenshaw County Gideons and members of the Auxiliary as some 25 pastors were treated and thanked for allowing speakers to come into their churches to hear messages.

Offerings are used for scripture distribution around the world.

The banquet was in anticipation of Rally Day March 11.

Guy Bruce, president of the local chapter, presided and led the group in a group song, and introduced the following:

Nancy Petrey, testimony speaker Edsel Bond, Sarah Lanier and Wayne Cobb, all of whom would appear on the program.

Following dinner and invocation by camp chaplain James Greer, a solo was rendered by Mrs. Petrey and messages given by the guests.

A Faith Fund offering of some $1,500 was received from the Gideons and Auxiliary members.

Rally Day, set for the second Sunday in March, yields an average of some $12,000, all of which is sent in to Gideons International for the distribution of scriptures.

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Cameron Chapel United Methodist Church, located on Cameron Chapel Road off of Highway 106 West, announces a yard sale on Saturday, March 3rd, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

They have been collecting and planning for this event for a long time, so there will be a good selection for everyone.

Traveling from Luverne on Mt. Ida Road, turn right onto Cameron Chapel Road at Spring Hill Baptist Church, and the yard sale is on the left before you get to Hwy. 106.

For more information, call La Rue Kelsoe at (334) 527-8824.

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The new Out-Look Group of First Baptist Church met at the church for their monthly meeting in the fellowship hall for a February Valentine ‘s luncheon.

Betty Bray, Helen Moulton and Julia Davis welcomed more than 50 for a special fun time.

The program expressed a Valentine theme of &#8220Love and Marriage go Together.”

James and Marie Morgan did a fun skit titled &#8220If You Can't Beat Them, Join Them.”

The contestants were Jimmy and Ann Taylor, J. I. and Mazelle Brook and Richard and Roselyn Brown, who did their talent before a panel of judges.

The judges were Wilburn Schofield, Roma Edwards, Hazel Worthington, Bubba Davis and Voncile Nichols.

Leland Evans and Betty Speed were selected as Valentine King and Queen for 2007.

Joe Richard and Sue Russell were selected as alternate King and Queen.

The highlight of the social event was the special Valentine music rendered by Dr. Pat and Sandy Walker.

A time of fellowship was followed with a bountiful buffet of food.

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The Brantley Rural Club monthly meeting for February was hosted by Merle Compton on Cameron Chapel Road on Thursday, February 22, at 1:30 p.m. with eight members present.

In the absence of the new president, Ann Holland, the hostess called the meeting to order and gave the devotional.

Delores Mount gave a treasurer's report and wished all with February birthdays a happy birthday.

Eva Adkinson presented a quilt project that all members of the club will piece a square to complete a top, and then the club will quilt it.

The finished quilt will be presented to &#8220The Home of The Brave Grass Roots Movement” who honor the American war dead.

The quilt is a replica of the Civil War quilts and will be presented to a family who has lost a loved one in the recent war.

Any quilter interested in learning more about this heartfelt movement may call Mrs. Adkinson at (334) 527-0094.

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Praise Report . . . The recent annual Swamp Supper was deemed a very successful event with close to 900 men and boys attending.

This was held at the Farm Center on Airport Road with Rev. Jim Everidge, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lucas, Texas, as the guest speaker.

It was reported that 14 made a decision to accept Christ.

A women's community prayer meeting was held at South Luverne Baptist Church at the time of the Swamp Supper, with Debra Rhodes of Kaufman, Texas, as guest speaker.

On Sunday, SLBC hosted a covered dish luncheon in honor of their Texas guests.

Rev. Everidge was guest speaker for the morning worship service.

For more information on church services at SLBC, call Pastor Mike Green at (334) 335-6850.