New Salem and other area news – September 8, 2021
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Upcoming gospel concerts fill up the weekends
“The most beautiful way to start and end a day is with a grateful heart”. Facebook. God listens, God leads, God provides….. Pray like you’ve never prayed before.
Take time to pray for these individuals and other needs that are being mentioned. You do not need to know each reason for the needed prayer. But the power of prayer is needed and would be greatly appreciated. Here are the prayer requests: Miracles for our world to turn back to God, Afghanistan (our military, our American people that want to return to the USA, and major help from our government officials), Families who lost loved ones in the flooding in Tennessee, Healing answers for cancer and the coronavirus, Anne Hopkins, Bonnie Prudoehl, Brian Bradshaw, Cindy Kaufman, Charla Prior, Cheryl and Chuck Rheynard, Carl Blacketer, Erma Garner, George Whitlock Jr., Greg and Shari Ketterman, Ginger Whitlock, Heather Shafer, Helen Mays, Judy Meats, Jenny Fox, Jerry Gully, Josh Bennett, Judy Dockhorn, Justin Blacketer, Les Garner, Leonard and Sharon Dice, Lois Thomas, Mark York, Michael Miller, Mike Miller, Nic Carter, Pastor Gary Dice, Peggy Piper, Roger Straus, Roger Bonnett, and Sharon Straus.
‘As for God, His way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: He is a buckler to all those that trust in him.’ Psalm 18:30.
This Sunday, Sept. 12, there will be a Sunday afternoon concert featuring the Lindsey Family at Bailey Park in Camp Point, starting at 5:30 p.m. There will be a meal starting at 4:30 p.m. Both the concert and the meal will be available for a freewill donation. Bring your own lawn chairs. The Lindsey Family is a Gospel Bluegrass group from Tennessee that plays and sings uplifting, primarily acoustical bluegrass music.
A week from this Sunday, Sept. 18, starting at 6 p.m. the well known gospel group, The Isaacs, will be performing at the Bailey Park in Camp Point.Birthdays and anniversaries for this week: Sept. 8 — Kelly Colston, Kim Kremer, Nina Bess, Russell GarnerSept. 9 — Adam Schlieper, Audrey Gully, Ron and Dawn Troxell, Sharon and Don Hull; Sept. 10 — Ginger Whitlock, Lee J. Akers, Myesha Edwards, Reid Verastique, Chris and Steve Shafer; Sept. 11 — Billy DeJaynes; Sept. 12 — Damien Baxter, Jayna Verastique, John Brown, Monica Geiselman, Lonnie and Marsha Triplett; Sept. 13– Dan Blacketer; Sept. 14 — Cathryn Myers, Creighton Ruble, Jerome York, George and Kim Gregson, Jacob and Alta Mast.
Trivia answers from last week’s questions:
1. What film star was the first to appear on a postage stamp? (Grace Kelly)
2. Who was Michal in the Bible? (And it IS spelled Michal — King David’s first wife)
3. Where was the term “dumbbell” first used and why? (The term dumbbell was used first in England in the 16th century. Athletes trained with handheld bells that had their clappers removed, hence dumbbell.)
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal”. Old Irish Saying
Trivia Questions for This Week:
1. What Disney character sang “When You Wish Upon A Star”?
2. Who in the Bible are both Eunice and Lois related to and how?
3. What was the first full length color cartoon talking picture?
As usual, your news is always appreciated for this column. If you can’t email it or call one of the numbers above, please mail it to me at 30067 County Highway 3, New Salem, Illinois 62357. I hope to hear from you.
Kindness goes a long way and doesn’t cost one cent to give. God bless your day, your week, your family, and the United States of America.