Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Leaders invited to ‘State’

Ivanhoe recently received much deserved recognition by Governor Roy Cooper for their ongoing and successful efforts in finally bringing water into the town.

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Soaking up service in Sampson

The young Raiders of Middle Middle School got to once again meet with firefighter, police and first responders, thanks to the return of the Midway Middle Community Service Day.

Reedy makes her ’mark’

If you’ve ever swung by Downtown Roseboro in the evening and noticed the streets were packed, chances are the crowd is gathered visiting Donna Reedy at her recently opened bar, The Reedy Mark.

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Kiwanis sponsoring Bunny breakfast

The Clinton Kiwanis Club is a sponsor of the Clinton Recreation and Parks’ Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, which is set for Saturday, April 8. Here, Recreation Manager Garrett Bryant, left, receives the sponsorship check from Kiwanis President Daniel Ruggles. The event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Bellamy Center. Registration is required. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children and free for children 3 and under. There will be pancakes, music, games, photos with the Easter Bunny and more. For more information, contact the Bellamy Center at 910-299-4906.

Hope abounds for Highways & Hedges

An outreach ministry that took root in the community two decades ago is still going strong — and it now has a home, one that volunteers want to see renovated.

Rise Up — repent and reignite

John the Baptist preached messages of repentance and people responded by being baptized in water. Way back in the Old Testament, baptism was simply saying “I understand and believe the message John is preaching.”

Devotion: Guardianship

There have been countless attempts throughout the last several decades to depict what a defender is to the public. The Bodyguard with Whitney Houston and Kevin Kostner quickly comes to mind. Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner), a former Secret Service agent, takes on the job of bodyguard to a singing superstar Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston).

A few more things you ought to do

Last week we noted that there are things that the Bible tells us we ought to do. My advice might be as good or as bad as anyone else’s advice, but God’s advice can’t be beat, He is never wrong. That really is the point of the first “ought” we noticed. We ought to obey God rather than man (Acts 5:29). Added to that was the fact that we “ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard” (Heb. 2:1). There are quite a few “ought to’s” found in the word of God. Let us consider briefly each of just a partial list of such “ought to’s”. You might notice that do overlap a bit.