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Arnold worries censure procedures could be politicized BY DAVID NIVENS ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
GUILFORD COUNTY – Commissioners have approved a new ethics code with a non-binding censure provision Commissioner Steve Arnold does not like. The High Point Republican failed to win support Thursday to remove what he said could become political censure trials. The Guilford County Board of Commissioners later approved the code unanimously after Arnold aired his concerns. Arnold will retire from the board later this year. “Politics could play a role,” Arnold said. “It could happen from either side. You will have feuds, and a commissioner Arnold will say he is going to censure his enemy. That becomes a circus.” Last year, the General Assembly passed a law requiring all local governing bodies to adopt an ethics code by Jan. 1, 2011, but a censure process is not required, said County Attorney Mark Payne. It would take a two-thirds “super majority” of commissioners to hold a censure hearing following the investigation of a complaint. “Every profession has peer review, and the board should be able to call someone out,” said Democratic Commissioner Kirk Perkins. Arnold said he could have been the target of censure in 2005 when several commissioners questioned whether he had used his influence in the tax assessment of residential property after a commercial project failed in 2001. “If this policy had been in effect, a majority would have voted for censure,” Arnold said. Former tax director Jenks Crayton was investigated by state officials who found no wrongdoing in the Arnold case or any other raised by commissioners. Commissioners should take their charges to the district attorney instead, Arnold said. Republican Commissioner Billy Yow said the public can remove commissioners in elections. “It is our responsibility to the public to have censure in the code,” said at-large Democratic Commissioner John Parks of High Point. The code prohibits commissioners from using the office for financial gain and it bans gifts from anyone who could influence a vote. State law regulates campaign contributions. “The censure adds teeth,” said Democratic Commissioner Bruce Davis of High Point. “If it has no teeth, it is not worth the paper it is written on.” firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3626
Trial: A censure hearing would proceed like a trial, but the accused board member could seek to remove any “biased” board member from the review panel by majority vote. The board could issue a non-binding censure by a twothirds vote. Open proceedings: “All information pertaining to the case shall be open to public inspection and copying pursuant to the North Carolina public records statutes,” according to the code. “The hearing and any deliberations shall be conducted in open session.”
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Former Davidson County Sheriff Gerald Hege on Friday told The High Point Enterprise he is going to retire from politics after losing against incumbent Sheriff David Grice Tuesday night. Gary Bartlett, executive director of the N.C. State Board of Elections in Raleigh, said Hege can’t run as a write-in candidate or unaffiliated ballot candidate for the sheriff’s race in November because he lost in the Republican primary. State election statutes mandate that any candidate who loses in a primary can’t run for the same office during that year in the general election.
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DAVIDSON COUNTY – The challenge of former Davidson County sheriff Gerald Hege’s candidacy was thrown out Friday morning, as the Davidson County Board of Elections ruled the matter was a “moot” point, said Davidson County Board of Elections Director Ruth Huneycutt. Thirteen residents, led by Salvation’s Way Presi-
Guilford County Schools Superintendent Maurice “Mo” Green was selected to the North Carolina High School Athletic Association board of directors. Green was selected after being nominated by a fellow association member.
dent Melisia Prout, filed affidavits last month a g a i n s t Hege’s cand i d a c y , Hege claiming Hege would be in direct violation of state law if elected because he would have control over firearms in the sheriff’s office. But the issue became moot when incumbent
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Senior Games continue Selma Camper (above) and an unidentified senior (left) make throws during a horseshoe competition as part of the Greater High Point Senior Games at Leonard Street Recreation Center on Friday. The games end May 21st. Nearly 200 seniors are expected to participate in the event.
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Store shooting leaves 2 injured BY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – A man and woman were shot Friday inside the Family Dollar on S. Main Street, according to High Point police. At 5:26 p.m., police were dispatched to a shooting call at the Family Dollar at 802 S. Main St., near the Guilford Technical Community College satellite campus. Upon arrival, officers found two people who had sustained gunshot wounds while in the business. Both were transported to High Point Regional Hospital for treatment. According to police, the victims were inside the store making purchases when a man entered and began shooting. Police said Malcolm Adams, 25, was shot in his left elbow and left side. Cherele Livingston, 21, was shot in her left knee. Both are in good condition and were expected to be released Friday night, according to police. No other injuries were reported and the motive for the shooting is undetermined, police said. Police wouldn’t release any fur-
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Crime tape blocks off the scene where a shooting took place inside the Family Dollar at 802 S. Main St. Two people were injured. ther information, including potential suspects, Friday night, a spokesperson said. Police worked the crime scene into the night and didn’t release witnesses until hours after the shooting. Crime scene tape surrounded the shopping center in which the Family Dollar is located as dozens of onlookers were near the crime scene, but none knew what led up to the shooting.
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Police dog bites wrong man during search tion Friday and did not wish to be interviewed. “The officers were unaware of HIGH POINT – A High Point police anybody’s presence, and the dog dog being used to track a robbery lunged off into the bush and bit suspect earlier this week bit the this man who was there in the wrong person during the pursuit, bush. They immediately called the according to the police depart- dog off, realized he was the wrong ment’s chief. guy and got him medical attenThe K9 bit Christopher Maney, tion,” Fealy said. “I’m convinced who was hiding in bushes at a our officers were not in any way, Young Street house as the leashed shape or form acting negligently dog, its handler and other officers or recklessly. It’s just an unfortufollowed the suspect, said police nate incident.” Chief Jim Fealy. Maney was not The dog remained on its leash involved in the robbery, which oc- throughout the incident. curred at the Sonic restaurant on After officers responded to the S. Main Street just after 10 p.m. robbery scene, they started folTuesday. lowing the suspect’s last known Maney was hospitalized for direction of travel, which led to treatment of injuries sustained a wooded area, a homeless camp in the incident. A High Point Re- and a neighborhood off W. Green gional Hospital spokesman said Drive. They ended up at an abanManey was there in good condi- doned house on Young Place. BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
HIGH POINT – High Point police Chief Jim Fealy said an offer was made to have the department pay Christopher Maney’s hospital bills after an incident involving a K9 this week. “We made the offer based on compassion, and I felt like it was the right thing to do at the time,” said Fealy. “After reviewing the incident, I’ve let the (city) attorneys know it’s up to them whether that offer still exists or not.” He added that the K9 instructor involved in
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The chief said the K9 handler and other officers at the scene did not know anybody was at the house. “We didn’t know this at the time, but (Maney) later told us he had been in the homeless camp, and he saw the cops coming and for reasons unbeknownst to us, and I guess known only to him, he decided to run and hide. He ran and hid at the house on Young Place,” Fealy said. “He never announced his presence. He knew the police were there, knew the dog was there. He chose to hide himself in a way that made him vulnerable. “I wish he hadn’t done that, and I wish he hadn’t gotten bitten, but I don’t see anything we could have done differently that would have prevented it.” firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3531
Sheriff David Grice easily beat Hege during Tuesday’s Republican Primary. The board, which met at the Davidson County Governmental Center, unanimously voted to dismiss the petitions, Huneycutt said. After the hearing, an altercation ensued between Hege’s supporters and those affiliated with Salvation’s Way, Prout said. As members of both sides left the meeting, a woman in her group had her hand slammed into the elevator by a Hege supporter, Prout claimed. She said her brother, James Floyd Stanley Jr., attempted to identify the man in the governmental center parking lot and find out the license tag number from his truck. “(Hege supporters) put the guy in the truck and hid him, so we couldn’t find him,” Prout said. “My brother went behind the truck to get the license tag number, and another one of (Hege’s) people sat down on the bumper to hide the license tag number. My brother and the man on the bumper exchanged words. Then he lunged off the bumper to attack my brother, and when he did that, two other men attempted to jump on him. “I don’t know if the other
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two men were able to make contact or not because at that point we were all in the middle trying to separate everybody.” Hege said he attended the meeting but wasn’t present when the altercation occurred. When officers with the Lexington Police Department arrived at the scene, the confrontation had ended, said Capt. Mark Sink. The people involved, told officers they would file charges with the magistrate, Sink said, adding that there will be no investigation. Prout said the woman who had her hand slammed in the elevator had to be taken to the hospital for X-rays. She said her brother has filed warrants with the Davidson County magistrate. According to warrants, Stanley, of Lexington filed simple assault charges with a magistrate against Jerry Moose and Randall Hobert Griffie, both of Thomasville. In return, Griffie and Moose filed simple assault charges with a magistrate against Stanley. Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Maj. E.B. Grubb said the sheriff’s office is not involved in an investigation of the incident. email@example.com | 888-3657
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this incident is one of the were pursuing the Sonic years now, and this is the premier K9 instructors robbery suspect said first time I’ve heard of they saw him running by somebody intentionally in the state. “The major thing that and that officers were on hiding from us who’s not concerns me is people the right track, the chief the subject of our search and not making their hearing (Maney’s) state- added. ments and forming the According to a police presence known,” he wrong conclusions,” report, a strong-armed said. “I still have compasFealy said. “We have robbery was reported at an outstanding train- the restaurant. The al- sion for the guy and his ing program for our leged victim described injuries. One reason we K9s. The officers were the suspect as a black do a real thorough review following proper pro- male, 30 to 40 years old, of every use-of-force incitocol and procedures. about 5 feet, 10 inches tall dent is to try and look for Our K9 unit’s training and of medium build. ways we can do better in and our procedures are Fealy said it’s not the future, and if somefar above industry stan- uncommon for K9 han- thing does go wrong, dards required. They dlers to encounter by- look for ways we can prewere doing a good job. standers while pursu- vent it from going wrong It’s just an unfortunate ing a track. in future, but I just don’t accident.” “I’ve been involved see that in this case.” Several neighbors in with the deployment the area in which officers of K9s for more than 30 firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3531
Fealy: K9, officer not at fault in incident BY PAT KIMBROUGH ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
GUILFORD COUNTY – The Feral Cat Assistance Program will sponsor a $5 animal rabies vaccination clinic on May 22. The clinic will start at 9 p.m. at Pet Supplies Plus, 2924 High Point Road, Greensboro. Dogs on leashes and cats in carriers are welcome. State law requires rabies vaccinations for all domestic animals 4 months old and older. Pregnant pets should not be vaccinated. The law applies even if pets are kept indoors. Barnyard pets such as goats, horses and cows should also be vaccinated against rabies for their protection. Unvaccinated pets exposed to a rabid animal must be euthanized or confined for six months in a veterinarian’s facility at the owner’s expense.
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Nation needs and appreciates its ‘loyal opposition’ A reader recently asked to be awakened from his “nightmare” of hate, violence and racism affecting our nation. He neglected to give a single, valid example of these traits in any of the Republicans, independents, “Tea Partiers” or journalists he cited. The only vitriol or intolerance I detected seemed to come from him as reflected in his comments. If one takes the time to minimally analyze the political events and debates taking place since Obama took office, one clear conclusion is that a growing “opposition” exists, and becomes stronger each day, to the distorted agenda of his administration. That opposition isn’t simply from Republicans, but from Democrats and independents as well. I challenge anyone to criticize the patriotism of any of us. A similar, more pungent “opposition” brought our country into existence from George III of Britain. I’m sure it crossed George’s mind that “Why can’t we just all get along?” One can think what he wants about colonialism or imperialism, but we are here now and must do the best with what we have “inherited.”
Among those inheritances were the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. What wasn’t provided for in those documents was a “right” to government-provided health care, the “right” not to be offended by someone’s words, the “right” of aliens to over-run our national borders or the prevention of opposing views. We cannot allow anyone to redefine racism as an opposition to unpopular viewpoints. The voters of Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts, who replaced their Democratic leaders recently, were not violent, racist or mean-spirited. They accomplished their goals as a patriotic and “loyal opposition.” The “minor media” would have that you be told otherwise. Get set for yet more surprises in the November elections. Do we not deserve the same satisfaction as our compatriots in Virginia, New Jersey and Massachusetts? CHUCK BINO High Point
the paper on April 30, he encouraged all of us to take those paper products and drink cans home with us and place them in a container. It sure would be nice if we Burr doesn’t care about could place them in a Americans who are hurting recycling bin! When I Sen. Richard Burr and other think of how Senate Republicans are letting many items the American public down. They my housedo not care what we have been hold alone through, and we are still in this has to put in the trash because of recession. We are people that are not being able to recycle, it makes hurting. How can Burr consort me sick! I do believe that this with Wall Street lobbyists, knowis the third letter I have written ing they are the cause of this on this subject. The mayor just unfortunate mess? ELIZABETH MUNDY opened the door and invited me to High Point write another one! ELAINE W. MARTIN Trinity
I applaud Trinity Mayor Carlton Boyles’ proclamation to clean the Trinity roadsides. I also applaud the “City Haul” that is offered to the citizens of Trinity. Both of these things can only help keep our city clean. In the mayor’s letter that was in
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The State Highway Patrol is not having a good year. In fact, it isn’t having a good century. Over the past decade, according to The News & Observer of Raleigh, at least 27 troopers have been disciplined for sexual misconduct. Last June, a trooper was canned after a “sexual encounter” with the wife of another trooper, the paper said. In 2008, another trooper was fired after a video was made public of him abusing a police dog. Now comes Patrol Capt. James Williams Jr., who was stopped by a Butner Public Safety officer after swerving in a Mustang convertible on I-85 in the early hours of April 3. Butner Public Safety Capt. W.B. Williams went to the site of the stop, then sent word to his boss: “Advise him I have a trooper stopped,” according to a transcript of the call. “He is a captain with the Highway Patrol and he is extremely 10-55.” His supervisor immediately translated the police code: “You say he was extremely drunk?” asked Maj. A.W. Moss. Usually a driver stopped in that condition will be taken to a law enforcement agency or booked into a cell. In this case, Butner officers took Williams to a Best Western hotel to get a room. No charges were filed. The matter was resolved “without report,” according to Butner Public Safety. What a deal. A lot of wobbly drivers would surely like to resolve their traffic stops in similar fashion, but Gov. Bev Perdue is unlikely to put up with it. She has promised a no-tolerance policy for illegal behavior, and if a Highway Patrol investigation bears out the facts as reported, she’ll no doubt show Williams the door. There are several troubling things about this episode. One is that Williams, a 21-year member of the patrol, would have such poor judgment as to drink and drive – and if the recording of the first report is accurate, to have become “extremely” intoxicated and driven. How does a veteran commander lose touch with one of the basic safety practices for any driver? Another is that local public safety officers in Butner did not immediately arrest the trooper and process him as they would any other driver suspected of driving while impaired. The Butner officials’ decision to take Williams to a hotel was dangerous, given that he could have gotten behind the wheel of another vehicle. This sad affair reflects poorly on two law enforcement agencies who should never cut such slack for any driver regardless of rank. It is an outrage.
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Do words of protesters go beyond hyperbole?
ouisa May Alcott writes: “I like good strong words that mean something.” Alcott, the 19th century author of “Little Women,” thought words should convey substance. She did not like words for the heck of it. She didn’t want to beat around the bush with distorting euphemisms. Now, I like words that are the most fitting to people, times and events. I like deliberate language. I believe in words, in their potency, in their agency. Words are the reason we honestly communicate; we can tell about the workings of our hearts. We can make our opinions known and consider opposite views with words. Words are how we think and understand concepts. But lately, we have become casual in using words. I hear Tea Party activists use the word “revolution” Are they serious? They must be joking. The word means the violent upheaval of government. I must believe that some people just like powerful words and use them without any sense of proportion. Some words are too strong. People are sometimes so impressed with the sound of words that they use them without considering their true meaning. Surely, we don’t want people to take to the streets and use violence to achieve their aims. We are America, the greatest democracy in the world. We believe in electoral processes, one vote for one person. We are for the ballot and the referendum. Words tell the truth when they accurately describe things and happenings. In such cases, they are dependable and seldom let us down if we choose to respect them. Words need to be revered for what they are, or they will lie. Yes, they can lie as well. Someone decides to use them for deception, to call a spade a diamond, to call a cat a dog. Lies are when we know the right names but then replace them with wrong ones. We act to misrepresent. We purposely manipulate definitions for self-serving reasons. Politics might enter
the picture. Or we can simply be careless. We can use words too loosely and never consider their fantastic power. Words are not inert and can be agents for action and real change. “Socialism” is a term that OPINION is widely misused. Think of true socialism not when the Kristine government helps failing Kaiser businesses, but when it puts ■■■ the prosperous industries under its ownership. Think of socialism when there is an organized movement to redistribute a nation’s wealth, not when needy people are aided through a generous domestic agenda. We can demonstrate great social responsibility without being a socialist government or even leaning to the far left. “Tyranny” is another word that is used inappropriately. America does not have
People must remember that words affect outcomes; they have ramifications. tyrants, cruel autocratic leaders. It does not have dictators, and words so hyperbolic should not be used. People must remember that words affect outcomes; they have ramifications. Strive to tell the truth with words. Words lean toward truth. They were first uttered as expressions describing the objective world. While we are constantly presented with half-truths and fictions, we must take it upon ourselves to be accountable for the written and spoken word. KRISTINE KAISER lives in Kernersville.
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JESUS WAY HOUSE OF PRAYER A singing featuring Cindy Bruno will be held at 6 p.m. today at Jesus Way House of Prayer, 5020 Meadowbrook Road, Trinity.
SHILOH ROCK BAPTIST The pastoral 35th anniversary of Pastor David Dockery will be celebrated at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shiloh Rock Baptist Church, 104 Kearns St., Jamestown. Pastor Clyde Walls of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Candor, will be guest speaker.
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Delores R. “Dee” McCullough, associate minister of First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, at 11 a.m. Sunday at Saint Paul Presbyterian Church, 309 Summit Road.
MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST High Point Councilwoman Bernita Sims will be guest speaker for Mother’s Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday at Memorial United Methodist Church, 1327 Cedrow Drive.
OAK GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST Mother’s Day guest speaker will be Minister Likeshia Tillman at 11 a.m. Sunday at Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1710 E. Green Drive.
2:30 p.m. Sunday at Landmark Baptist Church, 6055 Sunset View Drive, Archdale. The Woodsmen Quartet of Batesville, Ind., will be in concert. Revival services with Leonard Fletcher of Mt. City, Tenn., will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
SOLID ROCK BAPTIST Spring revival services with different speakers nightly will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at Solid Rock Baptist Church, 903 E.Kearns Ave.
FAITH BAPTIST Salvation Sounds will be in concert at 6 p.m. today at Faith Baptist Church, 2984 Rob Cruthis Road, Archdale.
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The Missionary Ministry will host an evening of The youth and chil- honor for mothers, granddren’s choir will pres- mothers, special someone ent the modern musical at 5 p.m. today at Halleluparable, “The Drum,” at jah Baptist Church, 2511 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Zion Guyer St. United Church of Christ, 130 Hasty School Road, Thomasville.
Vatican foreign minister to visit Cuba in June HAVANA (AP) – The Vatican’s foreign minister is coming to Cuba next month to lead discussions on the island’s economic challenges and the effects of emigration and the families torn apart by it. Roman Catholic Archbishop Dominique Mamberti will mark Catholic Social Week June 12-20 by leading discussions among church leaders from around the island, as well as elders from other religions, said Orlando Marquez, spokesman for Havana’s Conference of Bishops. Topics debated will include “the necessity for dialogue and reconciliation among Cubans,” specifically the divide between islanders and those who left for the United States and now form part of the outspoken Cuban-American exile community.
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Yesterday’s Bible question: In Ecclesiastes, what is “a good name” better than? Answer to yesterday’s question: “A GOOD name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.” (Ecclesiastes 7:1) Today’s Bible question: Find in Ecclesiastes where “all the rivers run.” BIBLE QUIZ is provided by Hugh B. Brittain of Shelby.
Oregon Little League coach stays after prayer complaint MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) – The board of a Little League has voted to keep a coach who led his team in prayer and remove a board member who pulled his daughter from the team. Medford National Little League President Kathy Meyer said the board is “100 percent” behind coach Chris Palmer. “He will remain the Indians man-
ager,” Meyer said. “It’s now time we move on and just play ball.” Mike E. Miles had pulled his 10-year-old daughter from the Indians team, complaining that Palmer forced religion on the kids by leading them in prayer and quoting Bible verses. “All I wanted was for my daughter to sign up and play baseball this spring,” said Miles.
Randall Atcheson was recognized early as a prodigy on both organ and piano and was the only student in the history of the Juilliard School to earn simultaneous degrees in piano and organ. In 1991, Atcheson made his Carnegie Hall debut. Following that highly successful event, he was added to the distinguished international roster of Steinway Artists.With an extra ordinary gift that he openly credits to his creator, he raises well-crafted music to the level of greatness, and he takes masterpieces and makes them unforgettable. Recently, Atcheson performed abroad in France, Germany, El Salvador, and Italy. On November 3, 2010, he will play his 10th concert at Carnegie Hall.
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To every thing there is a season, and The God of my rock; in him will I trust: a time to every purpose under the he is my shield, and the horn of my salvaheaven: A time to be born, and a time tion, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted. 2 Samuel 22:3 KJV
Moral Exhortation or Change of Environment
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The American philosopher John Dewey claimed that habits always involve an interaction between the moral agent and the environment. Moral exhortation is likely to be ineffective, he argued, in the absence of an environment which makes the desired actions possible, or even desirable. Telling poor people to get a good education and ﬁnd a job is useless in the absence of effective and affordable schools. When a decision is made to make some moral improvement, the most effective way to set about bringing about that improvement is often to change the environment. If you’re going to quit smoking, it helps to get rid of the cigarettes, ashtrays, and other smoking paraphernalia. Likewise, if we are going to attempt any kind of moral improvement, we should consider the environment within which that improvement is supposed to take place. An alcoholic who works in a bar is likely to have a tough time staying on the wagon, and perhaps there is something to be aid for the beneﬁt of a change of scenery and a change of companions, especially if your companions are part of the problematic environment.
As a dog returns to his own vomit, So a fool repeats his folly.
Hatred Stirs Up Dissension, but Love Covers All Wrongs. Proverbs 10:12
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In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion. Psalms 71:1 (KJV)
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
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Sunday School class taught by Pastor Luther B. Mays and I also enjoyed hearing him preach. Grandma Perry always made biscuits for breakfast and cornbread for dinner and supper. I did not learn about lunch as the noon meal until I was older. When I was a little boy, it was called â€œdinner and supper.â€? Staying with Grandma Perry and listening to Pastor Mays led to my accepting Jesus Christ as my Savior five months after my 14th birthday, just after finishing the eighth grade in public school, where teachers read Bible stories and prayer was permitted and drugs were unheard of. Kittyâ€™s mother, Sara Zook Harshbarger, was a beautiful and talented woman. Her meals were always delicious. She was an organist and vocalist. She was a superb seamstress and made to perfection all the wedding gowns and attendantsâ€™ gowns for her four daughters and daughter-in-law. All their formal gowns and a lot of their best clothes were privately â€œtailored by Sara.â€?
the Bible when I was 6 otherâ€™s Day, observed this years old. There were weekend across our nation, not many words in my brings to remembrance many vocabulary. She had good things about the most important lost sight in one eye. I women in my life. remember sitting on the My Mother, Goldie Perry Ellis, was swing with her in the 20 years old when I was born. As I look summer time. There back on those early days of my life, she were many words I could was always â€œMomâ€? and it never entered SHARING not pronounce and if she my little undeveloped mind that she THE SPIRIT did not know the word, was anything more. It was always she would say, â€œJust call enjoyable, as I grew older, to remember Bill him Moses and go on.â€? her on special days. Ellis That must be why Moses She talked more about her own was one my favorite Old mother than she did herself. It was Testament characters. When I read, his Mom who saw that all my needs were name appeared often all over the Bible. met â€“ food, clothes, cleanliness, the Grandma Perry, Margaret Jane reading of a special Bible story each night and grace at the table before ev- Short Perry, lived one mile from our house. During my years 12-16, I stayed ery meal. She, also, helped me study all night with her and Grandpa most and learn. My Dadâ€™s mother, Mrs. Octavia Hodge every Saturday night. I would go early on Saturday morning so I could play Ellis, was with me from day one. I was baseball all day long with my cousins born in her house where my parents and other boys. On Sunday morning, were living at the time. Her husband I would go to the Methodist Episcopal had died when my dad was 9 years old. Church at Decota. I liked the boysâ€™ Grandma Ellis started me reading
Clothes of the very finest quality and exact fits. Kitty is the fifth great mother on my list of talented and beautiful mothers who impacted my life. She is so much like her mother. Like all little boys and girls, I am also dependent on her for just about everything I ever accomplish. Ruth Graham Bell, the wife of Billy Graham, said, â€œAs a mother, I must faithfully, patiently, lovingly and happily do my part â€“ then quietly wait for God to do His.â€? St. Paul, in his second letter to young Timothy, wrote: â€œI have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother, Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded now lives in you alsoâ€? (2 Timothy 1:5). Mothers and grandmothers are usually those vital links between children and God. BILL ELLIS, P. O. Box 345, Scott Depot, WV 25560 | (304) 757-6089
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important churches in the colonies at that time, the First Church of Hartford and the First Church of Boston. Over time the Half-Way Covenant as a policy faded.
take the Lordâ€™s Supper. Eventually almost every church in New England adopted the Half-Way Covenant. Even so, some churches split over the use of the new innovation; case in point being the most
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