Happy birthday to Robert Jarreau, of Nesom Road, Randy Foulks, of Amite, and Johnnie Mae Sobers Borderlon, of Mansura, all three on April 21; Aaron O’Neal, of Denham Springs, April 23; Philip’s brother, Pat Sterling, of Clemson, South Carolina, April 25; Jeane O’Neal, of Denham Springs, and Eileen Sagely, of Greensburg, both April 26; Tyrone Wheat of Greensburg, April 26; and Tahja Ard, of Greensburg, April 28.

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A blessed happy anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. John Daniel Durbin, of Fresno, Texas, April 22.

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The Greensburg United Methodist Church, 6349 La. 10, Greensburg, garage sale is being held in their church parking lot, Saturday, May 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Brother John Oxendine, who was an African missionary guest at Amite Cornerstone Church on Sunday, March 22, received church offerings which were able to help finish building an African church.

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On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, Greensburg First Baptist Church members will hold a baby dedication, where they will celebrate and challenge parents to commit their children to Jesus. Call (225) 222-6580.

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Congratulations to Hillsdale Volunteer Fire Department placing third in the Amite Oyster Festival Chili Cook-off, March 20. They were represented by father and son duo, Chief Pevey Lee and Ty Lee. St. Helena Sheriff Nat Williams and his deputies also participated.

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Remembering with you the lives of someone special, to the families of Clyde C. Caraway, Edna Marie Lee Edwards and Dennis Harrison Sr. God gave us the special gift of memories that will always remain in our hearts.

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Jeremiah paints a vivid picture when he says in Jer. 17:8, that those who trust in Jesus are “like a tree planted by the waters, which spreads its roots by the river.” Those who trust in Jesus will be vibrant and fruitful and made strong with confidence that His everlasting love for us will never fail. To become fruit-bearers in an arid land, we must trust God will turn our pain into gain and use our suffering to put our roots down by the river of God’s goodness!

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