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with Vickie Ellis

Hello to all from this little corner of the world. I hope you had an enjoyable week. The temperature was 66 degrees on Sunday. It was a very chilly morning but had warmed up as the day went on. This next week, the forecast is for Monday-Wednesday in the low 80s; Thursday and Friday, 72; Saturday and Sunday, 78 and 73 respectively; and Monday and Tuesday, 61. These are the highs predicted as I write and the lowest low will be 30 degrees next Tuesday. As of this writing, there is a 40% chance of rain next Sunday. Of course, I have explained before my interest in the weather, so I guess it is ingrained in me by now. We shall see how Mother Nature likes the forecast or if she has a surprise in store. 
Well, school is now on fall break in Chester County. What gorgeous weather to enjoy while being off. I hope everyone enjoys this week and can rest and de-stress during the week. Before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here.
We went to a birthday party yesterday for my great niece who turned four years old. The party was held at SkyZone. It is definitely a busy place. I do not know the cost of anything, but there is a lot to do! It is located close to the ballpark off Christmasville Rd. in Jackson. 
Friendship Baptist will have a Fall Festival at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 5. We will have hotdogs, chili and desserts. There will also be a hayride that evening. Come out and enjoy the evening with us.
Jacks Creek Fire Department will be having their annual stew sale Saturday, Oct. 29. It will be ready at 10 a.m. and is $20 a gallon, and they ask that you bring your own containers. If you would like to preorder, please call Joy McKinnon at 608-2828. This is the fundraiser for the fire department. They appreciate donations also. We never know when we could be affected by a fire. Our house was struck by lightning when I was a senior in high school, and it is something you will never forget. Thanks to all who participate in any way. God bless. 
We took a shortcut back home Saturday down Deep Gap Rd. It has to be the worst road in Madison County. It is like riding on the back of a dinosaur’s back, bouncing up and down almost all the way. Pitiful.
Happy birthday to Ashleigh Barham, 10-9; and Stephanie Hatch, Paula Hinson and Johnathan Ray, 10-12. 
Happy anniversary to Carla and Don Barry and Karen and Freddie Stutts 10-10.
Please continue to remember these in prayer: Randy Baker, Shelia Berry, Joe Bingham, Marie Bishop, Robert and Joyce Brewer, Jeanette Butler, Doy Carter, Jackie Chambers, Pat Connor, Brenda Dudley, Rachel Ellington, Judy Harris, Pat Nobles Jones, Eva Jones, Martha Mainord, LaVelle Page, Pam Priddy, Jesse Pugh, Ann Pusser, Logan Rencher, Todd Rencher, Jake Richardson, Donald Rowlett, Dwain Seaton, Jr., David Tucker, Tony Tucker and Adam Wise. Pray for our military, law enforcement, our country and first responders.
“Bold and Proud” by Randy Flanagan – “Today the Devil’s walking Bold and Proud/He’s not even trying to hide/Beware when you’re out on the street/Watch who’s lurking by your side/He’s got a big smile on his face/There’s no need for him to frown/His plan and followers are in action/Bringing our world tumbling down/He may approach you bearing gifts/Be dressed like you and I/But don’t fall prey to his hand/For there’s no trick he won’t try/He’s a master of deception/Looking for your soul to steal/Promises, lures and temptation/Under the spell of his will/Don’t you think it’s about time/For us to Stand and Fight/Before the Devil invades your home/And moves in late one night/We’ve got to pull together/Join with the Father and the Son/Be Bold and Proud Christians/And stop the Hell that has begun.”
I pray you all have a wonderful week and may it be filled with love, joy, peace and blessings. Remember: if you have news, please email me at mimmiepots@gmail.com. I would truly appreciate any news. People from here and those who have moved from our area but still want to keep in touch through the newspaper are hungry for news from home. 
Until next week, Happy Trails to You. 

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