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May. 25, 2013 @ 11:05 PM

Thanks to military and their families, for service to US

"I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

This oath was taken by many fearless men and women (past and present) to which we should all be very thankful for. I would also like to acknowledge the military families. The ones left behind, picking up the slack, feeling the worry and loneliness for their soldier. The ones being Mom AND Dad.

To the children who kiss "flat daddies" goodnight (a cardboard cutout of their military parent). Who spray cologne on their clothes cause they smell like "Daddy." Who on parents day only have a picture and a memory.

Thanks just doesn't seem to be enough for these very special heroes. The ones serving in the military and the ones serving back home. To all of you "May God Bless You and May God Bless America"!

This is dedicated to our very special hero, SFC Ray Muncy, United States Army/Purple Heart recipient, who is returning to Afghanistan in July for the third time. God be with you.

Kelly Napier


Church witnesses Sunday miracle

On Sunday, May 19, 2013, a miracle occurred at First Presbyterian Church on Fifth Avenue. The children were seated in front of the pulpit to hear the children's sermon. They each had a balloon and the teacher was explaining about the Holy Spirit. Without the Holy Spirit, we were flat like balloons with no air and when the Holy Spirit filled us we were like the balloons filled with air.

After the lesson, the children released the balloons and they floated upward. The church service continued and while we were singing the last hymn, people began looking up and with awe and wonder we saw that the balloons had formed a cross on the church ceiling! A cross of red and yellow balloons!!

Sydney Burns Turnbull




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