Author Harold Fanning to speak at SLBC

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 3, 2007

The Grateful Hearts group of South Luverne Baptist Church is sponsoring a very special event to be held on Thursday, July 12th at 7 p.m. in their main sanctuary.

The public is invited to attend.

Dr. Harold Fanning of Hartsville, Alabama, will be the guest speaker.

He has served as a Southern Baptist pastor for the past 25 years.

He is now serving as senior pastor at Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Decatur.

Dr. Fanning is a freelance writer for several magazines and periodicals and is the author of &#8220Life in the Skillet” and &#8220Life Along a Dirt Road.”

Come meet the author as you hear rib-tickling episodes as he takes you down the dirt roads of the rural South.

You will laugh and cry and learn a few lessons along the way.

His stories may be just the prescription needed for what ails you. . . and you just might find the stories to be the good medicine that helps reinvigorate your funny bone. (&#8220A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones”-Proverbs 17:22 KJV).

There will be no admission charge; however,

you will be given the opportunity for a love offering and purchase of his books that he will autograph for you.

For more information, call (334) 335-6643 or Rev. Don Yancey at 335-6169.

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Ronald Fletcher Bozeman of Gin Creek Road was honored on his 60th birthday when his children hosted a cook-out at the home of Britt and Angela Arthur near Glenwood.

Fletcher's children are Denice (Dee Dee) & Ben Green, Ronnie & Shae Bozeman, Angela & Britt Arthur and Mathew Lee & Meredith Bozeman.

Fletcher and Elaine have nine grandchildren.

The celebration included friends and family who enjoyed the cook-out with all the trimmings and a decorated birthday cake.

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Attention all Alabama/Crenshaw Baptist Churches . . . You are cordially invited . . . We request the presence of your church body for a tea welcoming Bro. Don and Glenda Yancey as our new D.O.M. and Mrs. Shannon Malone as our new secretary for the Association, Sunday July 1, 2007, at South Luverne Baptist Church at 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Hosted by: Alabama/Crenshaw Baptist Association WMU, Mt. Zion Baptist Church and South Luverne Baptist.

Looking forward to seeing you there. (Doris Rogers, Associational WMU Director).

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The Brantley Rural Club met for their June meeting on the 21st at 1:30 p.m. in the Meadowcrest Community Room.

Edna Norsworthy opened with prayer and read a reading, &#8220Today I Will Make a Difference”, by Max Lucado.

A copy was given to all in attendance.

Ann Holland, president, called the meeting to order and held a brief business meeting.

Delores Mount gave the treasurer's report and stated that this month was the time to send their annual monetary donations to the fire departments and rescue squads.

The club is now selling bottles of flavoring as one of their fundraisers.

It was also discussed that a quilt will be ready soon in Meadowcrest Community Room for the club to help quilt.

Everyone will be called to help soon.

Louise Morgan and Edna Norsworthy were hostesses and served refreshments to ten members in attendance.

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The annual Milton reunion will be held this Saturday, June 30th, at the home of Bobby and Becky Welch at 324 Milton Road in the Ivy Creek Community.

This special event of the descendants of Jim and Flora Milton has been held at the old home place for over seventy years.

It first started as a fish fry for all their children in the early 30's and it grew from there.

The reunion is always held on the Saturday before the first Sunday in July of each year.

All 12 of Jim and Flora Milton's children were born in the old home place.

The 12 children, along with several of the grandchildren, have passed away.

There are 12 grandchildren left, and they all look forward to getting together to honor their heritage.

Becky's mother, Connie Johnson, one of the daughters, lived there until her death.

Becky and her brother, James William Johnson, were born there.

All friends and relatives are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Becky at (334) 335-3519.

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Michelle Carpenter, Vacation Bible School Director at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Brantley, announces their Bible school that will begin on Sunday evening, July 8th, at 6 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

The VBS will be held through Wednesday night, the 11th.

All children are invited to &#8220Game Day Central”, with sports-related activities.

The teachers and leaders are ready for a fun-filled week as they teach about God's love, and they encourage parents to bring their children for this special learning time.

For more information, call Michelle at (334) 527-3188.