VBS was a huge success

By FLORA OVERSTREET,

VBS at Grace United was a success with good attendance each night. Camp Grace will begin July 7 and continue through July 10.

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Peggy Bishop, age 70, of Hickory. She died on Wednesday, June 12, at her residence. 

Deepest sympathy is extended to the family of Edwin Donald “Birddog” Walters, 75, of Newton. Services were held on Tuesday, June 11. Burial was held in the Midway Baptist Church Cemetery.

Deepest Sympathy is extended to the family of Hamp Savell, 65, of Lawrence. He passed away Sunday, June 9, at his sister’s home in Decatur.

Prayer Reqests: Bro. Gary Felton, Peggy Bishop family, Hamp Savell family, Donald (BirdDog) Walters family, Jay Hancock (father of Missionary Danielle Hancock) Via Everett, Baby Roper, Joshua Black, Trey Wilbourn, Bill Breindger, Wilma West, Bob and Nell McAnally, Dylan Walker, Hope Parks, Alley Gressett, Norman Snowden, T. Q. McGee, Caleb Carr, Brenda Whatley, Donis Gomillion, Barbara Blass, Annie Therrin, John Patterson, Lance Garvin, Mike Walton, Vickie Davidson, Marty Turner, Jason May, Doyle Gibbs, Alana McMullan, Doyle McMullan, Cili Norman and Janie McMullan.  Shut-ins are Jimmie Craig, Earline Everett, Bro. Ron Gilstrap and Stephanie Roland.

Congratulations to Marty and Andrea Morgan on the birth of their 3rd daughter. Dr. Morgan said they were blessed in adding another girl to their family. Julianne Hazel Morgan and mom are doing great. She weighed 8 pounds 12 ounces and is 21 inches long.

Congratulations to Lexi McDonald, daughter of Jamie and Robin McDonald, who will be singing the National Anthem for the Mississippi Braves at Trustmark Park in Pearl on August 3. It is a Saturday evening game starting at 6 p.m. We are so very proud of her and we are looking forward to hearing her sing. We want to let our friends and family know well in advance to make plans if you would like to attend. I know it would mean a lot to her if you would show her support by being in attendance. This will be a very special night that we are looking forward to.

FYI: Saturday evening games are followed by beautiful fireworks after the game. And, they offer discounted tickets to the game to all military!

Congratulations to Steven and Jessica Weir on the birth of their son, Matthew Thomas Weir, weighing 7 pounds 12ounces and 20 ½ inches long. paternal grandparents are Robin and Jamie McDonald and Richard Weir.

Birthdays for the Week: June 19 to Shawn Strait, Ashley Stamper and Grace Boner in memory; June 20 to Cayce Bufkin Sr.; June 23 to Peyton McNeil; June 24 to Mike Brackeen in memory and Leola Filligane; June 25 to Lauren Joyner.  Happy Birthday to each one!

Anniversaries for the Week: June 20 to Chase and Bethanioe Cook; June 25 to David and Cora Cleveland. Happy Anniversary to each one!

Recipe for the Week: Cherry Cobbler

Ingredients: 1can (21 ounces) cherry pie filling, 1cup Original Bisquick mix, ¼ cup milk, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1tablespoon butter or margarine, softened

Directions:  Spread pie filling in ungreased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Place in cold oven. Heat oven to 400 degrees; let heat 10 minutes. Remove pan from oven.  2. While pie filling is heating, stir remaining ingredients until soft dough forms. Drop by 6 spoonfuls onto warm pie filling. Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired. 3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until topping is light brown.

Expert Tips: Before the introduction of refrigerated transportation, only locally grown produce was available to most Americans. This was reflected in their choice of desserts. Cherry cobblers were a Midwestern favorite, apple and blueberry cobblers were enjoyed in the North, and peaches graced cobblers of the South. Serve warm cobbler with cream, ice cream or whipped cream. Because ovens generally take ten minutes to preheat, heating the filling and the oven at the same time is a convenient dovetailing method. Also, if cobbler fillings aren’t heated before the dough is added, the dough may still have many uncooked spots after baking.

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