Echo’s From the Past _lowres

 

Wishing a happy birthday this week to Dianne Booty, of Kentwood, Feb. 18; Margie Secrest Long, of Pride, Feb. 18; Betty Curry, of Greensburg, and Stacey Morgan Smith, of Livingston, both Feb. 22; and Anita Wascom, of Greensburg, Feb. 14.

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Happy 50th anniversary to Bear Creek Western Store, in Montpelier, that is celebrating this spring. Also, a belated happy 200th birthday to the town of Jackson, founded in 1815. It’s having a yearlong celebration.

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Congratulations to the five St. Helena Parish youngsters who participated in the 4-H shooting sports day.

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Congratulations to Rebecca Davis for signing a softball scholarship with Southwest Mississippi Community College.

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Happy 20th anniversary to the St. Francisville Head Start.

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Clinton is now part of the Hollywood South, so to speak. Matthew McConaughey is filming a movie entitled “Free State of Jones.” Do you remember “Long Hot Summer” and “Sounder,” which were filmed in the Clinton area, among others?

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On Jan. 26, the Kentwood Lions Club blessed the Kentwood Softball Association by donating its building and property. After clubmembers were unable to maintain the property and lacking members, they decided to donate it. As a 60-year-old club, the Lions said they were delighted to see someone taking care of it.

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The Harlem Globetrotters are going to be at the Baton Rouge River Center on Feb. 21. My memory goes back when I was employed at the Echo, and I would receive free tickets in the office mail. We took our kids and a couple of their friends to enjoy the game.

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Prayers are extended to the families of Lullia Wallace Hall and Robert “Sonny” Gayle, in loss of these loved ones.

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To wait for God means to patiently look for Him for our needs. The Psalmist David said his only hope was in God (Psalms 62:5), who alone heard David’s prayers. God’s answer to us is simply, “Be patient, wait upon me!” God’s time is not our time, neither is His ways our ways. But He is right on time. We can pray like David: “Listen to my voice in the morning, Jesus. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly” (Psalm 5:3). The bottom line of every prayer should be, “Thy will be done!”

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