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Hi, everyone.

The fireworks were beautiful and amazing last week; growing up 50 years ago, the most exciting things were just firecrackers and cherry bombs. Mr. Bill and I took in the Navy Base fireworks and the Clopton Methodist Church fireworks. I took Addie and Zack to buy a few fireworks and we had a nice show on Beaver Creek Road as well. My dog began to get a little anxious as the fireworks continued into the late evening; we both started wishing for the same thing (enough is enough).

It’s a shame we begin to stick to a routine over the age of 65; however, I understand it’s a healthier lifestyle. Also as we age, history lessons we learned in school have a clearer understanding and are much more meaningful. Presidents and passage of bills in Congress are what will make our grandchildren’s future. What are "We The People" doing to stop this quickly-changing society that our forefathers fought and died for? As of now, thank God we still have freedom of religion. Please remember that early voting begins on July 18. For any new residents in Tipton County, you may contact the election commission at 113 East Church Street in Covington or call 901-476-0223 to locate your voting location. Please take advantage of your freedom to vote and vote wisely. In the meantime, continue to pray for our country.

Salem Presbyterian Church

Worship is at 11 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. Bible study will meet Thursday, the 10th, at 7 p.m. We will observe the Day of Prayer and Self Denial and an offering will be taken for Mission work.

Save the date: the young marrieds will meet on July 20 at the home of Alan and Dianne Patton.

Memorials to Salem Church: in memory of Walter and Ann Rose.

Sharon Presbyterian Church

Worship is at 9 a.m. Rev. Charles Todd is the minister. We welcome all members, friends and visitors to the fellowship of Sharon.

Please continue to remember Kimberly Bascomb, Brian Holland, Mary Kirk, Lorrie Martin, Martha McQuiston, Gayle Hulsey, Edgar Moses, Danny Salmon, Marvin Turnage and John Wallace.

Open Door Baptist Church

You are invited as our welcomed guest to meet with us during scheduled services. As we are just getting started, our temporary meeting place is Sharon ARP Church, located one mile east of Highway14 at the corner of Dunlap Orphanage and Beaver Creek Road. A nursery is available. Pastor Donald Tabb is the minister. Services are Sunday morning at 11, Sunday evening at 6 and Wednesday evening at 7. The church phone number is 901-461-5762.

In closing, my daughter, Sherri Kidd, and her family have spent the week at Gulf Shores, Ala. A week in the water sounds like fun and brings back a lot of memories. I sure have missed them, but they will be home today.

A special thanks to Debbie Neal for helping me resolve my computer problems that occurred three weeks ago in that bad lightning storm. Communication used to be so simple and I believe people were a lot happier then because they weren’t bothered by details of high technology.

I understand the humidity is returning. Oh well, some of the yard work can wait, I suppose. Stay cool and have a great week!

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