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Mt. Zion Baptist Church sponsors whitewater rafting trip

The members of Mt. Zion Baptist Church are sponsoring a whitewater rafting trip to Tennessee Aug. 3. The departure time will be 9 a.m., and the charge will be $37.50 to cover the rafting fee and picnic lunch. 

Jamie Stewart is taking care of the reservations for the trip. For more information call 256-318-1267.

July 19 the Mt. Zion Baptist Youth group met at the Cedar Cove Grocery on Thompson Road at 6 p.m. for a cookout. Jamie Stewart, their youth minister, directed the grilling fun and fellowship activities.

The Mt. Zion softball team played the Lighthouse team, Fairview and Rock Creek during the week of July 15-22.

Jamie Stewart also directed his youth group and volunteer adults at their lock-in from July 26 at 4:30 p.m. until July 27 at 8 a.m. The sixth grade through the 12th grade enjoyed participating in the activities. Everyone enjoyed the meals and snacks and fellowship.

Falkville Public Library Reading Program

Roger David from the Wheeler Wildlife Center in Decatur was guest speaker for Falkville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. 

He spoke about the animals, fowl and reptiles in the refuge and how to pet them or protect yourself from them. He brought a rat snake to show and tell about.  

Melinda Haynes read two animal stories to the children, and each person checked out books. Kids were given a chance to earn tickets to spend at a “Reading Store” set up in the library. The tickets are given out for reading books, and goodies are on display.

Refreshments were served, and appreciation is extended from librarian Jenny Asherbranner to Pam and Emily MacDonald, who assisted with the program.

Area families welcome new members

Zac and Kyla Norton are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Issac Norton. Wyatt was born June 6, 2019, and he weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 18 1/2 inches long. 

Wyatt has a big brother, Gabriel, who is very proud of him.  

Wyatt’s grandparents are Shane and Amy Boyd, Kyle Bell and Gerry and Kay Norton, and his proud great-grandparents are Dale and Betty Boyd and Carl and Shirley Bell.   

Braden and Kristin Ladner are also pleased to announce the birth of their son, Luke Alan Ladner. Alan was born June 20, 2019, and he weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 21 inches long. 

Alan has a big sister, Hollan, who is proud of her little brother.  

The proud grandparents are Phil and Mary Gail Olinger and Robin Ladner, and his proud aunt and uncle are Matthew and Hannah Terry.

Falkville High School Class of 1967 meets

The Falkville High School Class of 1967 met July 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Massey Fire Station Community Center. 

The president of the class is Wanda Chandler Ferguson. The directors for the class meeting were Becky McCaig Overton and Joan Lee Grantland. 

The entertainment featured the  Fairlane Band with Butch Bradford and also the son of class member Pam Bryant Holmes, Drew Owens, playing the guitar. 

There were 21 in attendance for the meeting.

Falkville Campus Prayer Walk

A campus prayer walk is planned for Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. 

All Morgan and Lawrence County schools plan to participate. This event is sponsored by the First Baptist Church in Falkville and also the Victory Fellowship Church. 

This is a public event, and everyone is invited to participate. The Prayer Walk will include prayers for the students, teachers and administrators and others as well.