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Special to the Enquirer Emily MacDonald, Lili Cocke, Carson Haynes and Avery Haynes attend the Falkville Public Library summer reading program.

Falkville Public Library continues Summer Reading Program

Melinda Hudson conducted story time at the Falkville Public Library July 25 at 2 p.m. in the non-fiction room. 

The children attending the Summer Reading Program heard about her work and travels in South America. She described the daily life for children and their families: their clothes, food, schools and churches. 

Everyone turned in their reading reports and chose prizes with their tickets, and awards were given.  

Jeannie Asherbranner expressed appreciation to those who attended and to the volunteers who assisted.  

In a previous meeting July 18, Frances Rowe, assisted by her grandchildren Maeleigh Rowe and Brennan Swafford, presented the story “Walter the German Baker.” Walter made sweet rolls for the Duke, usually, but ran out of milk and made what we know as pretzels. Frances showed a large pretzel to the children, and she, Maeleigh and Brennan gave out bags of pretzels to everyone. 

Melinda Haynes read about Meteor the Mousetronaut to the 23 attendees.

Prayers needed for preemie

Timothy Allen Nisly was born May 27. He made his early appearance to his parents, Wayne and Sharon Nisly, at 25 weeks – making him a “micro preemie” – and weighing 2 pounds and measuring 13 inches long. He makes No. 11 for the Nislys, joining his two sisters and eight brothers. His grandparents are Sam and Arlene Nisly, and his aunt is Wanita Nisly. 

Two months have now been spent in the hospital, with unknown days yet to come. It has been a very bumpy road for Timothy, with some good days but a lot of critical days too. 

At 2 months, he is improving, and doctors are trying to wean him off his “help” a little at a time. He seems to be taking preemie steps forward. 

Timothy, at about 3.5 pounds now, looks a lot bigger. He had dropped down to 1 pound, 10 ounces, with a Pampers about the size of a small flip phone. 

The family would appreciate your prayers as they continue on this journey: for Timothy’s health, his parents between hospital and home and the children at home and their caregivers. 

They are at the UAB Women and Infants Center. 

Corinth West Baptist Church Activities

Christie Guthrie and Dana Henslee will represent Corinth West Baptist Church at the Phil Waldrep Women’s Ministries Conference in Indianapolis, Ind. Women from several states will meet Aug. 16-17 for the informative and inspirational event at the Bankers Life fieldhouse. 

The Waldrep Ministries Music group will also be in concert at the Bankers Life fieldhouse. 

The Phil Waldrep Ministries have promoted conferences with the Women of Joy theme for many years.

Cedar Plains Christian Church Homecoming

Cedar Plains Christian Church, founded in 1837, hosted its Annual Homecoming Celebration Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. Pastor Phillip Gilbert conducted the service, and the pianist was Ginny Powell Owens. Past ministers and members attended the covered dish lunch and the singing.                             The Rev. Phillip Gilbert directed the Sunday morning worship service at 11 a.m. July 21. Taped musical instruments were used in the absence of Ginny Owens. Members and visitors have a favorite hymn, “Wonderful Grace of Jesus,” from the Christian Church hymnal.

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