The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

As The Small Town Turns

August 7, 2012

Church Bulletin 8/7/12

Church briefs must be submitted in writing, either on a form available at The News Courier office at 410 W. Green St., Athens, or sending email to kelly@athensnews-courier.com or a fax to 256-233-7753.

Yard sale/stew. Blackburn Road Baptist Church will hold its annual yard sale, chicken stew, bake sale, and car wash beginning at 7 a.m. Aug. 11. Furniture, clothing, household.

Homecoming. Grace Full Gospel Church on Bain Road will host its homecoming beginning with a singing at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 12 featuring In His Image and Tommy Lakey. A revival will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 with Mike Webster. Contact: 256-732-4931.

Revival. Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church in Belle Mina is hosting its fall revival at 7 nightly Aug. 12-14. The guest evangelists are Elder A.B. Jackson and New Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, Elder Kenneth Owens and St. Mark P.B. Church and Elder Cornelius Hill and St. Andrew P.B. Church.

Revival. Friendship Stateline Freewill Baptist Church at 13363 Stateline Road in Taft, Tenn., will host a revival Aug. 12-17, featuring evangelist Glyn Pool. Sunday is at 6 p.m. and services will be at 7 nightly Monday-Friday. Singing: Sunday, Linda Taylor; Monday, Claude Rigsby; Tuesday, Maranda Puckett; Wednesday, Glenis Sanders; Thursday, Brand New Touch; and Friday, Mickey Neeley. Contact: 256-423-4429 or 256-828-0386.

Youth event. New Life Church at 2314 South Hine St. is hosting Youth S.W.A.G.G (Shouting and Worshipping About God’s Goodness) Night at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. Youth Pastor Adrian Davis from All Nations Church in Huntsville will be guest preacher. The Decatur Youth Enrichment Choir and the St. James Cumberland Presbyterian Church of America Youth Choir of Decatur will be musical guests. The St. James Hip Hop Dance Team will also minister. A S.W.A.G.G. after-party will feature food, inflatables, and teen break-out sessions. Contact: Nakita Marshall, 321-5538.

Homecoming. Mt. Nebo Missionary Baptist Church at 27971 Easter Ferry Road in Lester will hold its annual homecoming celebration Sunday, Aug. 19. An essay reading about Mt. Nebo will be from 11 a.m.-noon. At noon, Pastor Adric lane and New Revelation Baptist Church from Nashville, Tenn., will be in charge of worship. At 3 p.m., Pastor Gabe Jolly III and the Hopewell Baptist Church form Rienzi, Miss., will be in charge of worship.  Lunch served. Contact: 256-233-5225.

 

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  • Church Bulletin 8/7/12

    August 7, 2012

  • Epilogue: As the Small Town Turns

    Editor’s note: The News Courier editorial staff chose Karen Bethea’s epilogue for our original novel. Our runner-up this week was D.K. Hutchins. We would like to thank all of our talented authors who contributed to “As the Small Town Turns” over these weeks. It has been a very enjoyable and satisfying endeavor for The News Courier and we hope it was enjoyable for those who participated. In coming weeks we will publish photos and short biographies on all of our authors whose chapters were chosen for the novel. But whether your chapter was chosen or not we would like to say thank-you to all for being such good sports and getting into the spirit of this project.

    December 20, 2010

  • Chapter 16 As the Small Town Turns

    Editor’s note: Chapter 16 of The News Courier original novel, “As the Small Town Turns ...” is written by Karen Bethea. Runners-up are D.T. Hutchins and Cynthia Boris.
    It’s time for a bang-up conclusion for the saga of Raquel and Buck. The novel will conclude Dec. 19 and the only thing that remains is the epilogue.
    If you haven’t sent in a submission, now is the time.
    If you make it exciting enough, we might have to revisit them for a satisfying epilogue. Please see novel rules in this section and we look forward to your conclusion.
     

    December 20, 2010

  • Chapter 15: As the Small Town Turns

    Editor’s note: Chapter 15 of The News Courier original novel, As the Small Town Turns, is written by Diane Hutchins. This was a week that brought several fine submissions. Runners up Karen Bethea, Cynthia Boris and Elizabeth Carter are printed in this section. It’s time for a bang-up conclusion for the saga of Raquel and Buck. If you haven’t sent in a submission, now is the time. If you make it exciting enough, we might have to revisit them for a satisfying epilogue. Please see novel rules in this section and we will be looking forward to your thrilling Chapter 16.

    December 20, 2010

  • Chapter 14 ‘As the Small Town Turns’

    Editor’s note: Chapter 14 of The News Courier original novel, “As the Small Town Turns,” is written by Karen Bethea. We had three excellent submissions this week. Runners-up are Harriette Rost and Cynthia Boris. The action has turned wild. With only two more chapters, now is the time to jump in for the big conclusion. If things get too hot, who knows? This saga could live for yet another chapter.

    December 20, 2010

  • Chapter 13: As the Small Town Turns

    Editor’s note: Chapter 13 of The News Courier original novel, “As the Small Town Turns,” is written by Cynthia Boris. Our runners-up this week are Karen Bethea and Elizabeth Carter, whose submissions are published in this section. Readers and potential contributors have just three more weeks as we draw the saga of Raquel and Buck to a conclusion with Chapter 16 on Dec. 12. There’s still time to get in on the action.

    December 20, 2010

  • Chapter 12: As the Small Town Turns

    Editor’s note: Chapter 12 of “As the Small Town Turns” is written by Bill Hunt. This week’s runner-up submission is by Cynthia Boris. The News Courier is anxiously awaiting Chapter 13 as the story heats up. Please keep sending submissions. Hint: Wouldn’t it be great if somehow Bobby Tom could meet Raquel’s friend, Maggie…? We’re just saying. Please review the rules of the game in this section and get your submission to Karen Middleton by Wednesday.

    November 17, 2010

  • Chapter 11: As the Small Town Turns

    Editor’s note: Chapter 11 is written by Harriette Rost. Our single runner-up this week is Cynthia Boris. We continue the story as Rock tries to disguise his abducted daughter Roxanne Marie’s identity as he prepares to go on stage in Branson to compete in an Elvis impersonator contest. The law is involved now. The News Courier staff is excited to see how our readers will come to the toddler’s rescue -–– if it’s not too late. If readers have previously submitted chapters that were not chosen to continue the saga of Raquel and Buck, please do not be discouraged. Hint: Let’s not forget Bobby Tom stuck up in a veterans’ hospital recuperating from wounds. Let’s get him back in the action.

    November 17, 2010

  • Chapter 10, As the Small Town Turns

    Editor’s note: Once again, Cynthia Boris has submitted an excellent chapter to As the Small Town Turns. We received no other submissions last week, so there are no runners-up. However, we welcome your Chapter 11 submissions, so please review the novel rules in this section. We continue the story as Rock speeds toward Branson with his abducted 2-year-old daughter Roxanne Marie. As The News Courier looks forward to drawing the novel to a conclusion by the end of the year, please jump in and help us resolve this cliffhanger.

    November 1, 2010

  • Chapter 9, As the Small Town Turns

    Editor’s note: The Chapter 9 submission chosen for The News Courier original novel, “As the Small Town Turns,” was written by Cynthia Boris. As readers will remember, from Chapter 8, Raquel’s ex-husband, Rock Roddenheimer, abducted their daughter, Roxanne Marie, from her bed in revenge for having been thrown out of the house and humiliated by Raquel’s new friend, Buck. Now, as Rock speeds toward Branson in his 18-wheeler, the gravity of his rash actions begins to soak in, and back in the small town, Raquel is devastated to learn that her daughter is missing. Other excellent chapters were submitted by Karen Mastich and Carol Schwarzenbach, which are printed in this section along with rules for submitting Chapter 10.

    November 1, 2010

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