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Friday, October 12, 2012

THURSDAY’S WORD was stewardship. It means the office, duties and obligations of a steward; the individual’s responsibility to manage his life and property with proper regard to the rights of others. (Merriam-Webster) Example: When the Boy Scouts arrived at the campsite only to find a mess, the Scoutmaster began emphasizing a philosophy of stewardship so that his group would do a better job than the previous one, leaving nature’s space better than they found it.

FRIDAY’S WORD is titanium. “RTI International Metals Inc. produced its first certified commercial product at its Martinsville titanium plant today.” (Oct. 11, 2012, Martinsville Bulletin)

Looking for local food that is tasty and healthy? The Uptown Farmers’ Market has free-range eggs, grass-fed beef and pork, free-range chicken breasts, a variety of baked goods, turnip greens, mustard greens, kale, green beans, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, white potatoes, apples, pumpkins, peppers, cabbage and onions, plus flowers to decorate your table. Market hours are Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 7 to 11 a.m. The Farmers’ Market accepts EBT cards.

The Horsepasture Ruritan Club will hold its annual Brunswick stew Saturday. The first batch will be ready at 10:30 a.m. Also for sale will be apple butter, fried chicken, potato salad, deviled eggs and a variety of baked goods, eat-in or take-out. For orders, call Elizabeth Oakes at 638-4869, Debra Buchanan at 957-1394, Curtis Stone at 957-1029 or Nancy Bradshaw at 957-3610.

The Carver Road Ruritan Club will host a fish fry from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Both eat-in and carry-out will be available. At $6.50 each, plates have fish, cole slaw, baked beans and dessert. Sandwiches cost $3.50. Sodas will be for sale.

The Community Fellowship will hold a free community meal and clothes closet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. The church is located at 2674 Virginia Ave., Collinsville.

Greater Love Ministries, 906 East Church St., will have a community share day Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be free fish sandwiches, desserts and drinks. Also, there will be free clothing. Everyone is welcome.

First Baptist Church of Collinsville will have a fall “Cinderella’s Closet” open from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. It offers fall and winter clothing for people of all ages.

The seventh annual Kelly Cecil Memorial Scholarship Fund pig pickin’ will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kelly’s Cabin on Va. 57 across from Fairystone Pit Stop (the old Haynes Grocery). Music will be rendered by Joyful Sound, E.C. Hundley and Kelly and Ruth Ratcliff. Door prizes will be awarded. A $10 donation per person is suggested. Make checks payable to Bassett Kiwanis.

A Bulletin reader sent in the following joke (author unknown):

After a long and boring sermon, the congregation filed out of the church saying very little to the preacher. Toward the end of the line was a thoughtful person who always commented on the sermons.

“Pastor, today your sermon reminded me of the peace and love of God,” he commented.

The pastor was thrilled. “No one has ever said anything like that about my preaching before. Tell me why.”

“Well,” the thoughtful but honest man explained, “it reminded me of the peace of God because it passed all understanding and the love of God because it endured forever!”

 

 
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