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Hello to everyone! Greetings from the City. For this is the day the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it; what about you? I am so glad to be an American and to have the freedom we have. I just want to say, “Thank you, Lord, for that blessing.”  Thank you to everyone that was praying for me. I did not have my column last week because of medical reasons, but I am back. To God be the Glory!
Thank You, Lord, for the new month of June. Can you believe we are in our sixth month of 2022 year? WOW! June has some very important dates. Did you know that June is the National Candy Month, National Dairy Month and National Iced Tea Month? On June 1, 1796, Tennessee, also known as The Volunteer State, became the 16th state of the United States. June 5 is the World Environment Day, June 21 is the first day of summer and June 19 is Father’s Day. 
Father’s Day celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to their children’s lives. So many times dads do not get the same recognition as the mom. I do understand; however, we have a lot of great fathers and father figures taking care of children and the family. Start now planning something special for Father’s Day on June 21.  Remember what the Bible says in Ephesians 6:2-3 – “Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” I miss my Daddy and Mother so much, like many of you do. So, for those of you who still have your parents above the earth, do all you can for them.  
World War II re-enactors gathered on Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy, France Monday, June 6, for the 78th anniversary of the assault that helped bring an end to World War II. As several dozen D-Day veterans, who are now all in their 90s, set foot on the sands that claimed so many colleagues, they are thankful for the gratitude and friendliness of the French toward those who landed here on June 6, 1944. The sadness comes as they think of their fallen comrades and of another battle now being waged in Europe: the war in Ukraine. You know my heart is sad for the people in Ukraine and the war we have going on here in the U.S.A. with all of the mass shootings! People of God, please keep praying.
Our condolences go out to Mrs. Girtie Arnold and the Arnold’s family; another pioneer has gone home.  Rev. James Otis Arnold, Sr. will always be remembered here in Chester County and in so many other states. As a child and as an adult, I loved to hear him sing. When the group known as “The Sunset Travelers” was having a program at any church, people would come from miles around to hear him and his brothers sing. That gospel group was well-known around many states. Pastor James Arnold will be missed but not forgotten! To his wife Mrs. Girtie, the city of Henderson is praying for your strength.  
The city of Henderson would like to say Happy Belated Birthday to a beautiful and sweet lady; she celebrated her 85th birthday day on March 27. Can you believe it? She does not look it! Still walking and enjoying her popcorn! She always has a smile on her face! Mrs. Neitha Ross, the city of Henderson hopes you had a wonderful day on your birthday and prays that the Lord will contain you in your health and bless you with many more birthdays!
Happy birthday to Susan Presson, 6/3; Letitia Roberson, 6/2; and Quincy Jones, 6/7. May the Lord bless all of you with many more.
Last but not least our U.S.A. needs many prayers so continue to pray for the people, the men and women that are serving our country, the incarcerated and the bereaved families everywhere.
As I leave you please be safe and stay protected. Remember to patronize with our local businesses here in town; let us try to support our own as much as we can.
If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your family, birthday, anniversary, announcements, and things happening in the City I need to HEAR from you; call me at 608-6132 and leave your message, or you may email me at gloria_holiday@msn.com.

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