One of the afflictions of being a pastor is that the members of the church you serve want you to listen, with a straight face, to all the reasons they give for not attending church.
KIWANIS CLUB OF LEE COUNTY
President-Elect Lyn Hankins presided at the Kiwanis Club of Lee County meeting on Jan. 15 held at the Flame Restaurant.
• Jason Walter Lester, born Dec. 18, son of Brian Lester and Kelly Lester of Sanford. (FirstHealth)
NAME: Sherri Massena
POSITION: Owner of the Pirate Cove
BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST
Sunday at the 11 a.m. service, Dr. Darrin Moore will present the sermon “I Will Fly Away” Ephesians 4:17-24.
During the current production of “Black Pearl Sings” at the Temple Theatre, the Sanford Brush and Palette Club will feature the work of one of its award-winning artists.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension turns 100 this year. It’s important to recognize the impact and role of Extension, especially that role within agriculture.
Following careful planning, you are ready to plant and care for your fruit trees.
Boomer, Senior, Family Caregiver and Veteran events for the Week of Jan. 22-28
My sister met, fell in love with, and married an Italian American fella. His last name ends in an “a”; they entered their wedding reception to the theme from The Godfather; he actually has an Uncle called “Blinky.” His mother makes homemade meatballs and there is generally a good bit of hand waving and volume when it comes to conversation in that house. They’re Italians.
The famous Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of “The Dr. Oz Show” and probably the best-known health guru on TV, posted a list of 25 Awesome Tips for a Beautiful Life on his Facebook page.
SAN-LEE SUNRISE ROTARY
President-Elect Nicolle Phair Fuller opened the Jan. 13 meeting of the San-Lee Sunrise Rotary Club with the Quote of the Day: “We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill. Taurus Reeves led the Rotary invocation, and Debbie Clifford led the Pledge of Allegiance. Club guest George Akers with Prime Lending was recognized.
Hollywood loves a sequel, and this awards season is shaping up to be one.
“Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.” John 15:4
In Greek mythology there is a story about a robber chieftain named Proclustes. The robbers who invaded his territory were taken to his cave, where he had an iron bedstead.
• Joshua Myles Ashley, born Dec. 3, son of Jennifer and Jacob Ashley of Sanford. (FirstHealth)
Marriage licenses issued recently by the Lee County Register of Deeds office.
I’m not sure what I expected when we took off for this new production at the Temple Theatre, but it was very much a surprise nonetheless.
NAME: Rhonda Faye Crumpton
POSITION: Lee County Library technician/supervisor.
That “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” is a David Koepp rewrite of a screenplay once doctored by Steve Zaillian portends the inscrutable nature of this reboot of the Tom Clancy spy series.
Those who just haven’t gotten enough of Kevin Hart (after all, how can you…?), “Ride Along” is here to let 2014 pick up where 2013 left off.
The Academy Awards appear to be the three-horse race many expected they would be, with "Gravity," ''American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" all receiving a heap of nominations in an Oscar field that blends otherworldly endurance with glamorous escapism.
Long the province of the purebred, the Westminster Kennel Club dog show is opening a doggie door this year to mixed-breed competitors.