Echo’s From the Past _lowres

 

Happy birthday to Brian Cutrer, of Amite, July 26; Micha Woodard, of Greensburg, July 27; Marie Allen Spencer, of Bluff Creek, July 28; and Rachael Herzog Hodges, of Amite, July 29.

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Best wishes to Amy Williams and Josh DeLee, both of Ethel, who plan to wed Saturday at the Louisiana Castle in Franklinton.

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Congratulations DEMCO employees James Wells for his 36 years and Randy Rushing for his 35 years; enjoy your retirement, guys.

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Congratulations to Ma’Kayla Cannon on being crowned Miss Kobe Cotton.

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Well, all right, Marketijo McMorris, a St. Helena College & Career Academy sophomore honored for her selection to attend the Louisiana Girls Leadership Academy.

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On Father’s Day, these dads were selected at the Jackson Senior Center: Wilbert Harris, oldest; and Horace McKinley, youngest.

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Way to go, East Feliciana All-Stars basketball team, age 12, competing in the state finals in Kenner, June 26-27, and on winning two games and losing two.

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May sorrow give way to the peace that only Jesus can give, to the families who have lost these loved ones: David Burnette, Jerry Finch and Tony Spitale.

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Difficult trials can become instruments our loving heavenly Father uses to make us more Christ-like. In the book of James 1:2-3, he writes, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work.” Trials may visit us, but our God is always with us to bring us through them!

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