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Monday, March 27, 2017

Local Young Ladies Participate in Pilot Pageant

It has become almost a rite of passage for young ladies in Winston County to participate in the yearly Pilot Club Pageant held each Spring. This weekend's program was a big success with a multitude of  beauties from the ages of four to eighteen enjoying the fun. The following photos are grouped by each of six age categories. Congratulations to all who participated.

Teen Miss Winston County
2nd Place Marion Bethanna Ming, 1st Place Lily Norissa Coleman, Winner Marla Katherine Hudson, 3rd Place Brittany Monae Windham

DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest Winner

The Nanih Waiya Chapter of the DAR is pleased to announce that Jillian Gregory from Nanih Waiya School is the recipient of this year's DAR Good Citizen Scholarship Contest. She received her award at the March meeting of the Nanih Waiya Chapter of the DAR, which was held at Market Cafe. She is pictured with DAR President Susan Clark and DAR Good Citizen's Award Chairman, Gwynn Hall.

Winston Garden Club News for March

Terressa Ward from Yarbrough's Garden Center was the March guest speaker for the Winston Garden Club. Her topic was "Using Accessories in the Landscape". She is shown here with some examples that may be purchased at Yarbrough's Garden Center.

Bennett's Spring Paint Sale!!

Best Look Buy One, Get One Gallon For $5 (of equal or lesser value).

Includes all Best Look Interior & Exterior Paints & Exterior Stains!!
Sale Starts April 1 - April 15, 2016.
Excludes oil-based paints and floor enamels
Limit 4 discounted gallon-sized containers per customer.

Buy One Get One Free
Purdy White Dove Roller Cover
Includes 3/8" and 1/2" naps only
of equal or lesser value

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Louisville Songwriter Moved to Produce Emotional Song/Video

Louisville's own Ken Shelton had an early interest in songwriting. In the late 1960's, Shelton traveled to Muscle Shoals, Alabama and even Nashville to pursue his dream but that was soon pushed aside by everyday life and responsibilities. After a long career with the Postal Service, retirement last year brought another opportunity for Ken to try his hand at music.

 Shelton's most recent effort is a song called "Broken Little Heroes" which was inspired by the
children at St. Jude's in Memphis and this led to his concern not only about children battling illness but also those facing abuse and poverty issues. He went through the effort and expense to record the song and video to Youtube with a simple goal:

"All I want people to do is to take just a minute out of their little selfish world and go off into the dark places where these kids live..... we have no idea what's going through their little minds. Most of us had good parents and we have good homes but there's just a world of kids out there that don't have that."

"I want people to understand that its not about me or an effort to write a hit song - it's just about the awareness of this issue. It so easy to share this across Facebook and Youtube. If it moves you - hit the share button. Please share and make other people aware of  this issue."

Shelton actually recorded the song/video online through a service that connected his talents with the singer and musician, Lillian Penner, from Canada. The two have developed a strong friendship through the work and the emotion of the song.

The following is Shelton's statement concerning the song - followed by the video.

"Every now and then God will smile on a songwriter and allow him or her to be the creator of a very special song. I believe "Broken Little Heroes" is one of those songs (but of course I'm a bit partial). When I started writing the song I had the St. Jude Kids in mind - "Little broken ones, wounded in a fight that never was their choice." These little folks are my heroes. I hope that once you hear the song you will understand why, and that they will be your heroes as well. 

The purpose of this project is to maybe help people to stop for a minute and refocus on the world many of our children live in everyday of their young lives. I hope you will share this video and remember these broken little heroes when you pray tonight. You may not know them personally but God does listen to the  master mix. God reminded me of the kids in the world that were hungry and homeless, not to mention physically, sexually and verbally abused. I want to say a special thanks to my friends Lillian Penner, Ruskin Clay and Russ Nowell for their help on the project."

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bennett's Now Has Address Numbers

If you're looking for numbers for your mail box in order to change to your new 911 address, Bennett's has a large assortment to choose from. Stop on in and check it out!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Kelley Retires From Veterans Office

Gina and Terry Kelley
A large crowd turned out on Friday to wish Winston County's Veteran's Affairs Officer, Terry Kelley, a happy and well earned retirement. Kelley has served the county for fifteen years in that position after his retirement from the U. S. Army in 2002. A native of Winston County, Kelley and his wife, Gina, plan to remain in the community at their home in the Noxapater area.