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God bless all veterans

I feel so honored to live in the United States of America! My heart goes out to all of our veterans and their families who have given so much, and are still giving, to pay for the freedoms that we enjoy today. 

I am very grateful to my dad, John Ward Jr., for his service in Korea and my grandfather, Audie Collins, for his service in the Navy. I am so proud to shake the hand of a veteran and say, “Thank you for your service.  

I will never take for granted the life that I have in the greatest country in the world. God bless America 

Falkville High School News  

Congratulations to two Falkville High School cross-country runnersjunior Brea Bryan and seventh-grader Meggie Bramlett, for placing in the top 15 and being named All County in the Morgan County championship meet in October.  

This is Brea’s fifth time to receive that honor in cross country.  

Area Community News 

Congratulations go out this week to Jerry and Janet Reynolds on the birth of their newest grandson, Charles “Charlie” Dwain Reynolds. Charles was born Oct. 27, and he weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long. His proud parents are Trent and Holli Reynolds, and his big brother Everett is very proud of him, too. Grandparents are Philip Dunn and Eldon and Shelley Rice. Greatgrandparents are Pat Franklin, Peggy Reynolds, Viola Dunn and Joan Williams.  

Prayers go out this week for Morgan Doherty and friends, who are on a mission trip to Mexico. The mailing address for mail and packages is Morgan Doherty, c/o RI Students, P.O. Box 530159, San Diego, CA 92153.   

Morgan really appreciates the notes and cards of encouragement she and her team have received. She also thanks everyone for their continued prayers for her and her team.  

Happy wedding anniversary wishes go out this month for Jason and Lacey Cagle, Tommy and Janis Spinks, Ronnie and Beth McCaghren, Ronnie and Tricia O’Kelley, Brandon and Sara Turrentine and David and Elizabeth Self.  

Christian love and heartfelt prayers go out this week for all of our students at home or in school and their families, and also all of our teaching staff and their families, that they may all stay healthy as they go about their daily activities.