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Name that door & winHow many doors can you recognize on page A-5? Correctly identify all 13 doors and youll earn a years subscription to this newspaper.Need a scholarship?The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections will be awarding three $1,200 scholarships to college students in the state of Florida. For more information, please contact the elections at (850) 838-3515 or visit www. your own pharmacyThe Taylor County Public Library will host a workshop entitled Growing Your Own Backyard Pharmacy on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. Register online at or call 8383512. Serving the Tree Capital of the South Since 1889 Perry News-HeraldPerry News-Herald 50 Friday/ SaturdayJanuary 17-18, 2014 Index One section 125th Year, No. Weather Friday63 32 Saturday 54 31 Sunday66 34 Perry News-Herald Perry News-Herald Looking Back . ......... A-2 Living . ..................... A-3 Religion . .................. A-6 Sports . .................... A-7 Entertainment . ........ A-8 TV listings . .............. A-9 Classieds . .......... A-10News Forum Man, 21, dies after being struck twice by vehicles A 21-year-old Perry man was killed after being struck by two vehicles Wednesday night, Jan. 15, on Old Dixie Highway. Justin Cruce was a pedestrian on the highway when a crossover SUV hit him around 8 p.m. on a stretch of highway just south of OQuinn Road. The rst driver stopped and called 911, and did everything a driver is required to do. He then witnessed a second vehicle hit the pedestrian, Perry Police Department PPD Jamie Cruse said. Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH) EMS responded to the scene and transported Cruce to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. A skateboard was found at the scene and investigators said they do not know if Cruce was one it or carrying it. The second vehicle involved in the crash ed the scene and police are searching for additional information on it. The driver of the rst vehicle, a 37-year-old Taylor County resident whose home is in the area where the crash happened, has not been charged at this time. Our investigation is still on-going. There is nothing to indicate that alcohol or (other) impairment was involved, at least in a portion of the crash. The rst driver was not injured and his vehicle is being held for processing, as is common when trafc fatalities occur, Cruse said. The rst vehicle that struck Cruce was traveling north on Old Dixie Highway; the second vehicle was traveling south. The fatality happened approximately two-tenths of a mile north of the site of a vehicle crash that claimed the life of a Taylor County teen several years ago and was just 1.2 miles north of the site of a similar hitand-run fatality crash that claimed the life of Hugh Poppell, 41. (An arrest was recently made in that case.) City ofcials noted that Old Dixie Highway is a county-owned road and the city is not responsible for any lighting along the highway. We have placed lights at intersections where city streets meet the highway, the ofcial said. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Burns Funeral Home and are pending. Justin J. Cruce The Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce is looking into a construction-related accident that left one dead Thursday, Jan. 16. The incident happened on U.S. Highway 98 where crews are putting the nal touches on the new bridge crossing the Aucilla River. We can conrm there was a fatality. There are no indications this was anything other than an accident, but we are investigating, Capt. Ron Rice said. The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. and the victims name had not yet been released as of presstime Thursday.Bridge accident leaves 1 dead A Taylor County firstThose who pick up this weeks issue of Sports Illustrated will see a familiar face: New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount. The Perry native is featured on the cover to promote coverage of this Sundays AFC Championship Game featuring the Patriots and the Denver Broncos. Last weekend, Blount rushed for four touchdowns against the Indianapolis Colts City council declares emergency action to back police ofcerThe Perry City Council took emergency action Tuesday night to stand behind a police ofcer who has been named in a civil suit led by a local resident recently acquitted of the lewd battery and molestation of a minor. City Manager Bob Brown told the council he had received notication earlier that day from the citys insurance adjuster that the company would not cover attorney expenses on the ofcers behalf related to the suit. Mayor Daryll Gunter said, He (the ofcer) was working under the scope of doing his job and an individual has now led a personal suit against him. My hope is the council will (take action) to give peace of mind to that ofcer that the council will do what it needs to do to secure legal council for him. Were not sure why the insurance companywhich initially said it would cover himis now saying they wontour broker doesnt understand why they wont and the attorney (for the ofcer) doesnt understand either, Brown said. City Attorney Ray Curtis advised the council it could offer assistance on a shortterm basis, but would need to follow up that action by giving public notice and putting the issue on the agenda for its next meeting. I would hate to leave this ofcer hanging for two weeks, Gunter said. Councilman Mike Deming then made a motion to declare the need to provide assistance to the ofcer an emergency action. Councilman Don Cook seconded and it passed unanimously. Deming then made a motion to state that the city would cover any attorneys fees related to the suit on the ofcers behalf, if needed, for the short-term duration before the councils next (Jan. 28) meeting. Cook again gave a second Please see page 4Trafc along Perrys sole rail line could resume as early as today (Friday), just three days after a train derailed here, causing noticeable damage to the tracks along the main curve between Jefferson and Drew streets. City Manager Bob Brown said Thursday he had been told by railway ofcials that the tracks could be reopened to trafc as soon as today, while the crossing at Drew Street could re-open as soon as Monday. Calls to Georgia & Florida Railway, Inc., were not returned prior to presstime Thursday. Crews have been on the scene since shortly after the incident occurred around 11:40 a.m. Tuesday and worked all day Wednesday and Thursday. Downtown Perry was effectively cut in two for about ve hours Tuesday, with the stationary train blocking trafc along nine crossings from Drew Street to Julia Street. There were no hazardous chemicals onboard and there were no calls for evacuations. The derailment appeared to affect the last 10 cars of the train, which was traveling north and had just cleared Jefferson Street when the incident occurred. None of the cars Damaged rail lines back on track today?Please see page 4 Two cranes were used to help lift train cars back onto the tracks in the be earmarked for the year 2020 to construct


FUTURE OF OLD JAIL CONSIDEREDThe old jail next to the Taylor County Public Library found itself in the spotlight at the county commission meeting, following complaints of vandalism and loitering. Commissioner Frank Russell suggested renovating the old building for ofce space; tearing it down was priced at $10,000. MEJIA TO LEAD HEALTH DEPT.Dr. Jose Mejia was approved by the Taylor County Commission as the new director of the health department, to serve Taylor as well as Madison and Jefferson counties. He replaced Dr. Laurence Devlin who planned to shift his emphasis to research for state projects. ART ON PARADE Photographs showed the work of Artist-in-Residence David Nielsen who was working with students in Taylor County schools. The library featured a display of his works.SIX NEW BABIES WELCOMEDTamara Erinn Pridgeon was born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Pridgeon on Dec. 22 at Shands Teaching Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces. At Doctors Memorial Hospital (DMH), Jennifer Renee Davis was born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Davis on Jan. 10 and Christopher Chance Carlton was born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel P. Carlton Jr. on Jan. 6. They weighed 5 pounds, 9.5 ounces, and 8 pounds, 4 ounces respectively. Before the New Year began, Daniel Von Bennett was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence D. Bennett on Dec. 6 at DMH, weighing 6 pounds, 8 ounces.FEBRUARY VOWS PLANNEDMr. and Mrs. Charles R. Hunter of Perry announced the engagement of their daughter, Teressa Kay, to Carl Raymond Williams Jr. with a Feb. 17 wedding date planned.GUY LOMBARDO?!?Guy Lombardos Royal Canadians were scheduled to play two evenings at the Perry Elks Club in celebration of Valentines Day, Feb. 13-14. The $15 ticket price included a buffet meal.UF HEAD COACH CHARLIE PELL TO SPEAK HERECharlie Pell, the new head football coach at the University of Florida, was secured as the special speaker for the Fighting Bulldogs Annual Awards Banquet. Jimmy Sauls encouraged interested persons to get their $5 tickets in advance. The UF Alumni Club planned a reception at Olgas Oasis in Pells honor.WHO HAD THE YARD OF THE MONTH?Mr. and Mrs. Doug Powers were saluted for their well maintained yard at 206 Palmetto Drive. The Yard of the Month designation was made by the Perry Garden Club.A-2 Perry News-Herald January 17-18, 2014 Looking Back January 17-18, 2014 THE PERRY NEWS-HERALD January 18, 1979 Quotable QuotesThere is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday.--Robert NathanYou can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. --Jan GlidewellIt is hardly respectable to be good nowadays.--Edith SitwellWhat, after all, is a halo? Its only one more thing to keep clean.--Christopher Fry Remember when... By ANTHONY L. WHITE A photo taken of me when I was a 10-month-old. A box containing all of the trophies and ribbons I won as a teen in 4-H. And the T-shirt my cousin Jody was wearing the last time I saw him. These are some of the things that Ive lost but never stopped searching for. I lost the photo in 1982, the box in the early 90s and Jodys T-shirt nine years ago. Ive been looking for each of these items since I lost them. I hate to lose or misplace things because, no matter how lost the item, I cannot give up searching for it. In the past, Ive turned a few houses and apartments upside down looking for things I lost. Ive retraced my steps until Ive worn paths in carpets, yards and streets. And, Ive been jolted out of my sleep countless nights thinking that the answer had nally hit me only to climb back in bed an hour later wondering where, oh where, could it be. I treasured my baby photo from the very start. I was 10 months old; I was wearing a white sweater with colorful embroidery and I was looking away from the camera, perhaps at my mother, who Im sure was standing just out of the cameras view. My grandmother kept the photo in her trunk, and whenever an older relative or a relative who lived a distance away would bring up when you were a baby, I would take the photo out of the trunk and wish I could remember being the baby in the photo. The last time I saw the photo was near the end of my senior year of high school. I had taken the photo to school for the seniors baby photos section of the high school newspaper. A few days later, I took the photo back home, and I thought (and still think) I put it back in my grandmothers trunk. Ive searched that trunk for more than 30 years, and I still havent found my baby photo. I havent given up my search for the photo, but Ive decided to try another approach. So, if you are a member of TCHS Class of 1982 and you still have a copy of the school newspaper with our baby photos, please, please, step forward and help a classmate out. As for the box containing the trophies and ribbons I won in 4-H, I still nd myself searching for these lost items, but I know I will never nd them. When I was moving back to Gainesville in the early 1990s, I think the box may have been placed on the pile labeled, Discard, instead of Keep. I made a few trips to a local landll--we called them dump yards back then, to search for the box. I found some of the things that I meant to discard, but I never found the box containing the trophies and The outline of this two-story brick building is a familiar site at its location Picture postcard memories Virginia Sessions will share Stories from the 1940s during the Monday, Jan. 20, meeting of the Taylor County Historical Society. The program begins at 7 p.m. All members and interested persons are invited to attend.Sessions to share stories from the s Todays hunters will no doubt enjoy taking a look at a hunting license and game permit issued back in the 1926 and 1927 seasons. The cost for the 1926 hunting permit--which allowed hunters like its bearer, Jodie Williams of Shady Grove, to take such animals as deer, rabbit, quail, wild geese, doves and wild cats--was $1, along with a 25 judges fee. The game permit, which was issued Nov. 12, 1927, cost $2 (along with the judges fee).Hunting license: $1 Things to keep Please see page 4


A-3 Perry News-Herald January 17-18, 2014 Living Longtime Perry residents Althea and Oakley Slaughter just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in Columbia, Tenn., where they relocated two years ago to be near family. They were married on Nov. 5, 1943, in Portsmouth, Va., where Oakley was serving in the US Navy. They returned to Florida where they lived in the Daytona Beach area, Jacksonville, Tampa and then moved to Perry in 1976. They were the owners of Towne Square Grocery for 17 years and active members of the Ash Street Church of Christ. Oakley was a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Chamber of Commerce, while Althea was active in the Perry Garden Club and chaplain for the Perry Womans Club. They are the parents of Bob Slaughter (Columbia), Candace Blankenship (Brentwood, Tenn.) and Debby Rowley (Melbourne, Australia). Their anniversary celebration took place over three different events. A family gathering started the festivities with their three children and their spouses hosting an afternoon party on Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Slaughters home. They were joined by ve of their grandchildren and their spouses, and 10 of their 22 great-grandchildren. Guests included Nancy Slaughter, Christie Slaughter, Diane (Slaughter) Alley and children, Donna and Mike Rapp and sons, CJ Blankenship and son, Jon and Phen Blankenship and children, and Ashlyn and Blaine Hendry. The table was set with assorted canaps and a three-tiered wedding cake with alternating layers of white and chocolate cake. Silver and white bells were used as decorations, along with a collection of photographs of Althea and Oakley, beginning with their wedding photo and capturing them at various times throughout their seven decades together. The Smyrna Road Church of Christ, where Oakley and Althea are now members, hosted the second celebration with a dinner following the evening song service. The fellowship hall was decorated in their honor with roses and silver and red balloons. They were serenaded to the tunes of Unforgettable and It Had to be You. The nal celebration took place when their children and spouses took them out to dinner and the restaurant staff treated the family to a special dessert. Slaughters celebrate 70 years of marriage Flowers for all The January meeting got the New Year off to a great start for the Steinhatchee Garden Club, according to member Sue Guilbeau. Anelia Futch from Cross City Florist led a program on ower arranging and design. Everyone received a mug and owers to make an arrangement. Anelia explained the proper way to arrange the greenery and owers, supplying all the essential materials and guiding us along the way. Many beautiful mugs were made, Guilbeau said. The hostess committee chaired by Alexis DOrsi did a wonderful job of decorating the tables and providing a luscious brunch. The clubs next meeting will be held on Feb. 11 at the Community Center, beginning at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments. The program, following at 10 a.m., will be presented by Jerry Hogsett of the Gainesville Camelia Society. Everyone is welcome at this meeting, and we are looking for new members, Guilbeau said. Come join us for an exciting year. Then... and nowOakley and Althea Slaughter at one of three anniversary celebrations, and on their wedding day in 1943 Steinhatchee Club kicks off new year Come for spaghetti Jan. 25, for club $$ Plans are underway for the Steinhatchee Garden Clubs 13th annual Spaghetti Dinner which will be held Jan. 25 at the Community Center. Friends and neighbors are urged to make plans to attend from 5-7:30 p.m. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12. The generous serving of spaghetti will be served with sauce, garlic bread, a salad and your choice of tea or coffee. You may eat in or take out. Desserts are 50 cents and the club promises plenty to choose from. All proceeds benet sending children to Camp Wekiva in the summer and the clubs roadside beautication program.


A-4 Perry News-Herald January 17-18, 2014 overturned, but several were leaning. The last several cars were uncoupled from the main train where the tracks were broken. Just before 5 p.m. Tuesday, the unaffected portion of the train was able to leave the scene, clearing all of the roadways except for Drew Street. A pair of cranes were brought in to lift the affected cars back onto the tracks before work began on repairing the tracks and the crossing. and the motion passed unanimously. It could be that this is resolved tomorrow and the insurance company agrees it will cover him, but I dont want to wait. Im afraid it would have a chilling effect on any ofcer doing an investigation if they had to worry whether or not they could be sued for something that was not a criminal act, Gunter said. He (the ofcer) was on was supposedly something he why he is being sued, not anything he did physically to anybody, Gunter said. On Thursday, Brown said the insurance company was going to cover the ofcer and that there had been no break in coverage. Apparently the insurance adjuster misread the document, which triggered his e-mails stating the ofcer would not be covered, Brown said. The lawsuit was led by William Daniel McLeod, whom a jury found not guilty in July 2013 of charges of the molestation and battery of a minor under the age of 16. McLeod was previously an ofcer with the Madison Police Department, but resigned in July 2009 after being issued a notice of termination. A notice of termination includes the right to an appeal hearing; McLeod resigned prior to the hearing. The termination notice was linked to an investigation into allegations of sexting activity by McLeod during his tenure as a police ofcer, a source close to the investigation said. The alleged incident that led to his September 2011 arrest on the molestation and battery charges was said to have occurred during the time period when McLeod was a police ofcer. It was during the September 2011 time period that McLeod is alleging that Perry Police Department Capt. Jamie Cruse initiated or caused to be initiated injunction proceedings against him by uttering false and misleading statements to Brittany McLeod, Terry Winstead, Kelly Winstead, Jeremy Denmark and Gene Franklin. McLeod alleges that the statements--which the suit states are false--were made on Sept. 9, 2011, at the courthouse in Jefferson County. (Brittany McLeod was McLeods wife at that time; the couple has subsequently divorced in November 2013.) The lawsuit contends that the statements were widely published and circulated orally such that the content thereof was communicated to an audience in the community. These statements have subjected the plaintiff (McLeod) to hatred, ridicule and contempt within his communities, harmed his reputation in the law enforcement community generally, and will harm him professionally for the remainder of his working life, McLeod claimed in the suit. He is seeking damages in excess of $15,000 and demanding a trial by jury. Tallahassee attorney Marie A. Mattox is representing him. Cruse, who is being represented by the Tallahassee law rm of Rumberger, Kirk & Caldwell, led a response to the complaint denying allegations. His attorneys are also seeking motion to strike McLeods demand for punitive damages. ON TRACK Continued from page 1Work crews were on site all day Wednesday and Thursday at the rail crossing on Drew Street repairing the damage from the derailment. Cranes used in moving railcars POLICE OFFICER Continued from page 1McLeod names Cruse in civil suitSchool board member Danny Lundy has registered as a candidate for his District 4 seat, joining his two fellow board members, Brenda C. Carlton and Danny Glover Jr., who will also face re-election this year. Along with the three school board members, two sitting county commissioners, Jim Moody (District 2) and Pam Feagle (District 4), have also registered for candidacy. Lundys registration means every incumbent commissioner and school board member up for reelection this year is running. According to the supervisor of elections ofce, the ve incumbents were the only registered county candidates as of Thursday. The qualifying deadline for county candidates is June 20 at 12 noon. In the city, Alan Hall has announced his candidacy for the District 4 council seat (currently held by Don Cook). The District 4 seat along with the District 5 seat, currently held by Daryll Gunter, will be on the ballot this year. The ling for candidacy for city seats will open May 19 and close June 17 at 12 noon. Voters will go to polls for the 2014 Primary Election on Aug. 26 and the General Election on Nov. 4. On the district level, two circuit judge seats will be on the ballot: Group 4, held by Greg Parker, and Group 6, held by Julian E. Collins. The top state ofces of governor, attorney general, chief nancial ofcer and commissioner of agriculture will also be up for election. Residents interested in running for ofce can contact the elections ofce at (850) 838-3515. Lundy to seek re-election to Dist. 4 school board seat 2014 ribbons. I know it was more than 20 years ago, but that, however, has not stopped me from wanting to stop whenever I see packed boxes piled next to dumpsters. On a few rare occasions, my search for things that Ive lost has ended in success. After nine years of searching for the navy blue t-shirt I begged my cousin Jody to take off and give to me the last time I saw him, I found it. The shirt meant a great deal to me because I never saw Jody alive again. He was killed a few months after he gave me the shirt and left for St. Louis. Like the box containing the trophies and ribbons, I misplaced the t-shirt during a move. When I unpacked, looked for the shirt, and couldnt nd it, I instinctively knew I was in for a long, worrisome journey. A week ago, while packing up some old things to throw away, I came across the raggedy and faded blue t-shirt. Even the white lettering, Im banking on you had nearly peeled and crumbled away. I tried the shirt on. It still t. When I took it off, I folded it and placed it in my box of Things to Keep. I pray I never lose this box. REMEMBER WHEN Continued from page 2 Misplaced t-shirt found after nine years, search continues for trophies


the doors of perry As one of the Souths major cities, Charleston, S.C., is popular for its seafood, its history and its art, especially a series of photographic posters entitled, The Doors of Charleston. Although Charleston boasts an endless list of architectural wonders, at least a few were uncovered in Perry. None of these doors provides entrance to a residence. How many do send a years your door. A-5 Perry News-Herald January 17-18, 2014


On Sunday, Jan. 19, Troy Sneed returns to his hometown to share his story of faith as keynote speaker for the 2014 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Celebration. The program will be held at New Brooklyn Missionary Baptist Church, starting at 6 p.m. It was while a member of the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Gospel Choir, Sneed was presented with his rst opportunity to hone his musical talents in the industry, when the FAMU Gospel Choir Advisor, the late Prince J.D Olds, recognizing Troys leadership qualities and musical gifts offered him the position of Minister of Music. The program will feature a wide variety of participants presenting the 6 p.m. program. Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church pastor, the Rev. George Williams, will open the event by leading the choir and congregation in a selection of spiritual and freedom songs. Nevaeh Williams will give the welcome and Dr. Miles Nelson, who was recently named the 2013 Rural Physician of the Year, will offer greetings. Stewart Memorial A.M.E. Church pastor, the Rev. Raynette Pandley, will speak of the occasion and Linda Davis of Potters House Ministry will give tributes. New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Churchs Elder Floyd Miles will present the offertory appeal, assisted by Amyricale Bailey, Kanyi Beasley, LaChadrick Britt, Si-Yon Campbell, Naldric Dixon and Claudesha Plummer. The Rev. Donald McBride will give closing remarks and a Mass Choir will perform musical selections throughout the evening. A meet and greet reception for Sneed will be held at the fellowship hall following the service. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 20, will be honored as a day on, not a day off, organizers said. A-6 Perry News-Herald January 17-18, 2014 Religion By SARAH HALL Focus On the Better Things in Life Negativity will work us over, if we let it. We must not feed into things that dont work for us. Look for ideas, thoughts and deeds that give us strength. Listen to people who are trying to encourage us, motivate us and have sincere concern for our well being. Ive been in these situations lots of times. Its not easy! We feel like saying, Ive fallen and I cant get up! We cant handle everything by ourselves. We need help. I remember hearing my grandmother say, If you fall, dont waller. The longer we stay down, the more comfortable we get. Think about the good times, the good people in your lives, the blessings weve received and the freedoms we still enjoy. We cant beat God giving--no matter how we try. Afrm his promises and his blessings. Always pray. Without our faith in God and Gods love, grace and mercy, things would be a lot worse, Negative thoughts can control us and we need to know that. The devil wants all of us--he wont stop trying to possess us. Our time on earth is limited and very valuable. We must not waste our precious time on foolishness--things of no value. I am very glad and so humbled that I am surrounded by positive people, people who value their belief in God and people who appreciate Gods creation. God keeps his promises He will never leave us or forsake us. Thank you God for giving me the strength, love and support I need to keep rising up above the negativity of the world, and focus on the better things in life. Congratulations... Congratulations Deirdre Sermon Crowell for graduating from State College of Florida in Bradenton with a Bachelor of Science in early childhood education Dec. 16. Congratulations to Ernestine Mitchell who graduated from Texas Southern University with a Masters degree in public communication administration on Dec. 13, Prayers In Bereavement: the families of the late John Turner of Perry, the families of Etta Mae Winston, the late mother of Apostle Alzo Slade, Potters House Perry. Prayers also for Francis Johnson, TMH; Lelia Tina Rhines, with family; the Jay, Gaddy and Burney families; Jimmy Topsy Washington, Orlando; Agnes Davis mother of Linda Davis, Lamont; Meredith Wilson, Judy Bethea, Cherelly Waller, Denver Painter, at home TIDBITS: Two graduate in December Kenneth Michael MurphyKenneth Michael Murphy, 62, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the V.A. Hospital in Gainesville. He was born Jan. 24, 1951, in Jacksonville to Marlene Lenzi Murphy and late Kenneth Ray Murphy. Coming from Chicago, he had resided in Taylor County for the past six years. Mr. Murphy was a self-employed electrician, a member of the Steinhatchee chapter of the American Legion and a Catholic. While serving his country as a U.S. Marine, Mr. Murphy saw combat action in Vietnam. He is survived by: his wife, Cyndi Block Murphy of Steinhatchee; his mother, Marlene Murphy of Perry; one step-son Daniel Koehl of Atlanta, Ga.; three brothers, Thomas Murphy, Michael (Kim) Murphy and Gerald Murphy, as well as one sister Mary (John) Knight, all of Perry; and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and a brother Robert Ryan Murphy. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Perry on Wednesday, Jan. 22, beginning at 11 a.m. with Father Bernard Jakubco ofciating. All Arrangements are under the care of Beggs Funeral Home. Obituaries Sneed will be keynote speaker for MLK program Sunday With a new year, First Presbyterian Church has launched new studies, cordially inviting the community to participate in any of these learning opportunities. On Sunday mornings at 9:45 a.m., Marilyn Culpepper is leading a study of Heroes of Faith using Hebrews 11 as the starting point. Al Wolfkill leads a mens study by R. C. Sproul, Luther and the Reformation. Wolfkill said, Centuries after his death, Martin Luther is celebrated as an intellectual giant, a brave opponent of corruption, a shaper of culture, indeed, as one of the most signicant gures in Western history. Many people, however, are unaware of the events in Luthers life that led him to make a courageous stand for the gospel in the 16th century. Juanita Ratliff is leading a womens study on Cultivating Contentment, written by Luci Swindoll, an integral part of Women of Faith. Susan Lincolns class of Sojourners continues its Sunday-by-Sunday journey through the Bible, this week studying James. Childrens classes teach the stories of the Christian faith while youth classes focus on the message of the Bible and how to relate spiritual truths to the world around us. Beginning Feb. 5 at 7 p.m., Paul Wiggins will lead a study of In His Steps at 7 p.m., following fellowship suppers. (Come early for a meal at 5:45 p.m.) In His Steps tells the story of Christians who challenge themselves to live as Christ would for a year. The study will follow the lives of seven Christians as they wrestle with the practical implications of living the gospel. Scripture readings and study guide questions will accompany the book readings. Some pre-reading of the book will be helpful, but not necessary, Wiggins said. Please make your plans to attend, he urges. Youre invited to 1st Presbyterian Need a January Bible study?


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