Birthday withes to my cousin, Neva McCallister Bradshaw, of Oakvale, Mississippi, Aug. 10; my brother, Eddie Miller, of Denham Springs, Aug. 11; my cousin, Wayne Spence, of Monticello, Mississippi, and Rita Estess of Baker, both Aug. 13; Mandy Mears, of Alabama, Aug. 14; and my cousin, Skipper Wallace, of Ethel, and my sister, Marie Miller Wall, of Greensburg, Aug. 18.

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Birthdays of First Baptist Church of Greensburg in August are Chris Wales, Nelda Boyd, Cheryl Smith, Hunter Wascom, Dianne Speed, Margaret Carter, Bridget Gill, Mike Douglas, Kennadie Cox, Kathy Singleton, Jessica Speed, Tommy Smith, Earlo LaBauve, Sandra Redmond, Anthony Campo, Brenda Burhoe and Angela Shaidee.

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Anniversary blessings, in August, to Mr. and Mrs. David Gregory, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, Mr. and Mrs. Gary Moerbe of Tyler, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Snoddy, of Jesse Stone Road, all Aug. 15; Mr. and Mrs. Micha Woodard, Aug. 1, Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Carruth, Aug. 14; Mr. and Mrs. Earnie Gill, Aug. 16; Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Belser, Aug. 18; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Spencer, Aug. 18; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Smith, Aug. 21; Mr. and Mrs. Burke Jones, Aug. 24 and Mr. and Mrs. Terry Burhoe, Aug. 30. The last eight couples attend the First Baptist Church of Greensburg.

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Baptismal services were held at Amite Cornerstone Church Aug. 2. Candidates included Hayden Ridgedell and Alana Wale.

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Kudos to Iris Travis, 2013 graduate of St. Helena College and Career Academy, and now a sophomore at Northshore Technical College, who shared her recycled robots activity at the St. Helena Library in Greensburg recently.

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The restoration of the Old Hickory railroad train in Jackson reminded me of when my dad, H.T. Miller, used to run the locomotive for Jahncke Co. of Bluff Creek.

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Remembering with you, the lives of someone special you have lost, Florence Cummings, Duane Miller, Matthew Tolliver and Gloria Martin.

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To act as reflections of God, his children are strategically placed.

One such person was John the Baptist, who came to “bear witness of the Light (Jesus) who gives us light to those who are in darkness” (John 1:7, Luke 1:179).

Just as sunlight is essential for emotional and physical health, so is exposure to the light of Jesus.

A world in darkness needs the glorious and holy light of Jesus.

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