The best happy birthday ever to Mayor Burke Jones, of Greensburg, Oct. 22; my nephew Will’s sweet wife, Christy Wall, of Purvis, Mississippi, Oct. 23; Dylan Gill, of Greensburg, and Connie Pace, of Buff Creek, both Oct. 24; Marie Irwin, of Amite, Oct. 26; and Dawn Breecheen, of Greensburg, and Chris Dees, of Arcola, Oct.27.

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Anniversary blessings to Mr. and Mrs. Randy Foulks, of Amite, Oct. 25. I hope they are lovingly blessed on their special day.

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Renewing their wedding vows Oct. 12 at Amite Cornerstone Church in a 2 p.m. ceremony were Mr. And Mrs. David Leto Sr., officiated by Brother Sam Leto. Missy is the daughter of Jennifer Durbin, of Amite, and the late Leland Durbin Jr., and David is the son of Brother and Mrs. Sam Leto, also of Amite.

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Congratulations, Tom Ed Brumfield on your retirement from Hood Automotive in Amite. You certainly earned it, after nearly 50 years. Now, you and your lovely wife, Irene, can take a much deserved vacation.

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My husband, Philip, and Brent Wale, of Amite, arrived back home safe and sound from their missionary trip to the Philippines. They will probably share experiences about their trip in the form of pictures with the church soon.

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Way to go, District 3 Amite City Councilman Emmanuel Zanders on your donation of 10 new garbage cans for folks to discard their trash.

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The 5th Ward Recreation Park, on La. 16 near Amite, is receiving new playground equipment for the children, which should be ready by the end of October.

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You go, OFA Jackets on your win against Copiah Lincoln 46-14.

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Well, alright, Chelsea James, of Loranger, who was selected as 2014 Loranger High School homecoming queen. Also, the Wolves won their football game versus Walker High 45-20.

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Congratulations, 2014 Silliman Varsity Lady Wildcats on being the Mississippi Association of Independent South Champs for the fifth season.

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I am proud and happy that St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Chester Pritchett, Montpelier Mayor Kenneth Giardina and Fire Chief Ken Toups made a grand representation at the CrimeStoppers event. National Crime Prevention Month began Oct. 1.

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Condolences to these families who have lost loved ones, Brantley Taylor, Kathryn Lee Lebo, Clarence Lee Price, Ricky Croft, Adam Dominique Sr. and Bertha McDaniel Rogillio. Our love and prayers are extended to all of you, for Jesus and we love and care for you.

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Honest people are hard to find in this day and age, but the trait is one that greatly matters. Honesty is the only policy, and it’s one of the marks of a man or a woman who lives in God’s presence (Psalm 15:1-2). When I turn to God with complete confidence and ask for forgiveness and for a good and honest heart, I make truthfulness an integral part of my nature. Jesus who begun a good work in me is faithful, and he will do it. Live in a way that when people think of honesty and integrity, they will think of you.

Fran Snoddy writes Butterfly Wings for The Advocate Extra. Contact her at (225) 777-4363.