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Hi everyone.

Easter is upon us; a day all Christians observe in remembrance of our Lord and Savior’s resurrection.

Easter’s date changes each year because it is always the first Sunday following a full moon after the March equinox, or the Sunday after March 21, or one week later if the full moon falls on Sunday. Whenever the date falls, we have all been so richly blessed.

Well, I finally got around to raking up and burning some leaves Saturday. It was such a beautiful day. There’s still a few more to do, but I love it.

My grandson, Luke Scott, did get my grass cut over the weekend, too. Thanks, Luke!

Addie and I went to Three Star's breakfast Saturday morning. It was very good! Thanks to all who worked so hard.

Saturday afternoon, Almyra was also blessed with the presence of the Memphis High Tailors Bicycle Club, benefiting the Church Health Center of Memphis, which provides healthcare for the working uninsured. According to Cathy Lyon, the club has 300 riders. Some ride 20, 40 or 60 miles.

They also honor Mr. Charles Finny, now deceased 17 years, but began riding in the 1950s for this same reason. One gentleman, Logan Ward, said he had ridden over 6,000 miles. It was a very inspiring sight with such a meaningful purpose.

Last Friday, I joined my sister in Memphis at the Hilton for the Founder’s Day Luncheon presented by the Salvation Army Women’s Auxilliary. The guest speaker was Charlotte Jones Anderson, whose father owns the Dallas Cowboys. Mrs. Anderson spoke concerning how passion and compassion have shaped the Dallas Cowboys. It was a very enlightening event.

Growing up in Memphis, my sister and I played often at the downtown Salvation Army on Alabama Street, as we lived one block over. Various conversations brought back a lot of good old memories.

Salem Presbyterian Church

Worship is at 11a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. An Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Please bring 12 plastic eggs. A light breakfast will be served. Easter sunrise service is at 7 a.m., followed by a pancake breakfast. Young marrieds will meet on April 27 at the Patton’s at 6 p.m.

Sharon Presbyterian Church

Worship is at 9 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. Everyone is always welcome. Easter breakfast is at the church beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday. We are looking forward to seeing each of you there. Bring someone with you if you can; plan to stay for worship at 9 a.m. The piano bench in the back of the sanctuary was graciously given to Sharon ARP Church by a good friend from Memphis.

A belated Happy Birthday to Miss Louise Gupton, whose birthday was on the 6th of April.

Open Door Baptist Church

Worship is at 11 a.m., with evening services on Sunday at 6 and Wednesday at 7. Pastor is Donald K. Tabb.

The website is www.opendoorbaptisttipton.org and the church phone number is 901-461-5762. There is a nursery available.

We are located one mile east of Highway 14, at the corner of Dunlap Orphanage and Beaver Creek roads. The door is open! Please come join us.

In closing, last Friday night’s ballgame at Brighton High School was a thrilling experience as our boys beat Ripley by one point. There was some controversy at one point with the umpires, but Brighton came through. Thank goodness!

My Humes High School committee meeting was also on Saturday, last week and now we are really coming along with commitments. I can’t wait ! Isn’t it funny how time slips away. Fifty years is a really long time, I guess I better stop there.

Have a blessed week and a very Happy Easter.

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