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Hartselle Enquirer

Danville news for Feb. 24

Over 700 people enjoy lunch at Danville-Neel Elementary

The Danville-Neel Elementary School lunchroom staff hosted “lunch with someone you love” Thur., Feb. 11. The cafeteria staff fed over 700 people and everyone enjoyed the fellowship with those they love. Many thanks to all of the cafeteria staff for their willingness to go beyond to make the luncheon a great success. A big thank you also to Mrs. Randolph, Mr. Kelsoe, Mrs. Tara Green Morrow and Mrs. Mason and all the others who helped with the luncheon. The cafeteria staff sponsored luncheon raised about $600 for the cafeteria. Special thanks to each and everyone who came out and participated in the luncheon.

Recently, I shared a story with our Hartselle Enquirer readers about Victor Ainsworth and his son, Tyler who enjoy singing gospel music at area churches. About two weeks ago, Victor Ainsworth passed away much to the sadness of his family and friends. However, according to Victor’s wife, Sandra Ainsworth, Victor had no insurance and his family is very much in need of help in collecting the money to pay for his funeral expenses. Anyone that would like to help the Ainsworth family can contact the Riemann Funeral Home in Gulfport, Miss. at 228-539-9800. You can also contact Mrs. Sandra Ainsworth at 228-348-6275 or her mailing address is Mrs. Sandra Ainsworth 12200 Old Hwy 67, Lot 72 Biloxi, Miss., 39532. Victor Ainsworth enjoyed serving God by singing at churches and helping others. Mrs. Ainsworth would greatly appreciate any help that our readers could give. This is a deeply sad time for the Ainsworth Family and is made even worse trying to raise money to pay for the funeral.

McKendree UMC’s Thrive praise service was Sun., Feb. 14, at 2:30 p.m. at the Bridge Center. Noah Battles prayed the opening prayer and led the praise song service. Noah and Paul Hogan played guitars. The singers were Tom Summerford, Tammy Vest and Emma Lindsey. The guest speaker was Buddy Causey, a well-known songwriter. He shared his testimony about how he found Jesus through Celebrate Recovery. He started singing at 19 years of age and Southern rock was his special type of music. “Well done my son,” “Take Jesus as your lawyer” and “Not tonight” were his hit songs. Buddy is from south Alabama. Brother Mike Vest led the closing prayer. The Bridge Center was decorated for Valentine’s Day and refreshments were served. Hank and Marsha Summerford, youth leaders and Selena Lindsey gave the program on love. Forrest Chapel UMC youth attended as well. Buddy Causey gave his life experiences during the worship service on Sunday morning and was guest speaker for the Celebrate Recovery program Friday at 6 p.m.

Salem UMC hosted a combined fellowship supper and Ash Wednesday service with Forrest Chapel UMC on Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. with 45 in attendance for the event. Pastors David and Angela Teal conducted the service. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Xtina Observance of Lent, which is a 40-day period of reflection and repentance extending from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Brother David Teal did the sermon and the service ended with the disposition of the ashes at the altar. Each person had the sign of the cross ashes on their foreheads.

Valentine’s made by children in Danville and other area schools and churches brightened the day for those at nursing homes and shut-ins. Pastors, teachers of Sunday school and others are to be commended.

Classes at high schools have studied about famous romances in history including biblical couples, fiction and nonfiction couples from novels, plays, movies and television were included. The number one romance of the 20th century was the Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart characters in the movie Casablanca. The number two movie was Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler played by Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable in Gone With The Wind. Chorus groups in school also sang old classic love songs from the 1940’s. A lot of these were inspired by World War II: “You belong to me” and “I’ll be seeing you” were favorites. Many pastors of area churches chose love for their Sun., Feb. 14, sermons.

Rev. Parrish, District Superintendent of our area’s Methodist churches, was guest speaker at Falkville UMC. Rev. Parrish and his wife Cindy live in Madison. He was filling in for the morning worship at 11 a.m. The pastor was in training at a military base in South Carolina. He is now the Rev. Dr. Captain John Russell. He returned home Sat., Feb. 13. Beth Russell spent the week of Feb. 8-13 in South Carolina with Rev. John.

Corinth West Baptist senior citizen’s day was Tues., Feb. 16, at 11 a.m. with 31 in attendance. Jeff Reid prayed for the sick and shut-ins. Jacky Ellenburg from the Emeus Baptist Church in Logan gave the devotional and blessed the food. Everyone enjoyed the soup, stew, Mexican cornbread, assorted vegetables and desserts. Door prizes were given out and after the meal, GayNell Wilhite called four bingo games. The next senior day will be Tues., March 15.

Members of Forrest Chapel UMC were treated to Souper Bowl Sunday, following worship on Feb. 7. This was sponsored by the youth as a fundraiser for their mission projects in 2016.

Corinth West Methodist Church has planned a spring revival March 16-18 at 7 p.m.

Belated happy birthday wishes go out this week to Elsie Culbreath on Feb. 17.

Christian love and heartfelt prayers go out this week for Dot Allen and Edith Lott.

 

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