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Celebrating 70 years together

Celebrating 70 years together

Massachusetts residents John and Ellen Gallant traveled to Peachtree City last week to be near relatives as they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at the home of Jim and Julie Veilleux. The couple met on a blind date in 1938 and were married on Aug. 2, 1941. John joined the Navy and served in the North Atlantic on a destroyer escort in WWII. Ellen and their family moved from Massachusetts to Michigan to Missouri and back to Massachusetts again over the years while rearing eight children. John sold ice from an ice truck with his father in his younger years and made and sold root beer. Read More»

Lou Meadows Gilmer Hale, 84, of Fayetteville

Lou Meadows Gilmer Hale, 84, of Fayetteville, GA passed away August 1, 2011.

She was born in Eatonton, GA to the late Archie Albert Meadows and Pearl Lee Waltz Meadows. She attended Eatonton High School & Eatonton Business School in Eatonton, GA. Lou was retired from Constangy, Brooks & Smith Law Firm in Atlanta, GA and a member of Flat Creek Baptist Church in Fayetteville, GA and a member of the Gideons International Auxiliary. Read More»

Mrs. Marian R. Fielder, 78, of Peachtree City

Mrs. Marian R. Fielder, 78, of Peachtree City, passed away August 2, 2011.

She was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She received a bachelors degree and was employed with the Fairfax Co. School System in Virginia. She was a member of the Alpha Pi Sorority. Read More»

PTC family hosts East European orphans

Siblings, Diana, 10, and Roman, 8, enjoy an American Fourth of July celebration. Photo/Special.

A story in a newspaper over five years ago led Don and Debra Shoaf of Peachtree City to New Horizons for Children, an international hosting program for orphaned children, and their hope is that their story will lead others to the same place.

LeAnn Dakake leads a small missions team to orphanages in Eastern Europe each year to look for older children, ages 8-16, who stand little chance of being adopted and would benefit from experiencing life in a loving, stable, Christian family in America. Read More»

Be careful how you sleep in church

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Several years ago, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ran a story about Los Angeles juror number 2386. This man had faithfully reported for jury duty, but had been sitting in the courtroom for two days, waiting to be interviewed by lawyers.

Suddenly, he let out a loud yawn.

Superior Court Judge Craig Veals said, “You yawned rather audibly there. As a matter of fact, it was to the point that it was contemptuous.”

“I’m sorry, but I’m really bored,” the juror replied.

“I’m sorry?” the judge responded, and the juror repeated his statement. Read More»

Nativity will bless backpacks this Sunday; continues new schedule

The 10 a.m. service on Sunday, Aug. 7, at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity will feature a “Blessing of the Backpacks” for young people who are resuming school classes.

Families also have been asked to bring filled backpacks to be contributed to Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta, which provides them to needy school-age immigrant children in the area.

Nativity, which began having a single service at 10 a.m. each Sunday early in the summer, will continue on that schedule for the rest of this calendar year. Read More»

Carriage Lane readies for annual Ranch on Jesus Yard sale

Rhonda Quillian and Jill Fosnough are shown sorting clothing at last year’s sale. Photo/Special.

Preparations are underway for Carriage Lane Presbyterian Church’s sixth annual “Ranch on Jesus Yard Sale” Aug. 12 and 13 to benefit the Ranch on Jesus Orphanage in Uganda. Donations should start coming in from throughout the county Monday before the sale and volunteers will sort and price them for the 7 a.m. opening on Friday.

Donations can be dropped off Monday, Aug. 8, through Wednesday, Aug. 10 , from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adult clothing should be limited to in-style, gently used items. Read More»

Heritage Christian, Providence UMC join hands for Divorce Care classes

Heritage Christian Church will once again partner with Providence United Methodist Church to offer Divorce Care and Divorce Care for Kids this fall.

Group meetings will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 17 and run through Nov. 9. Meeting times are from 6:30 – 8: p.m. and will be at Heritage Christian Church, 2130 Redwine Rd., Fayetteville.

“Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences,” a spokesperson said. “You do not have to go through separation or divorce alone.” Read More»

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran will offer Godly Play Workshop

Christ Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, 101 N. Peachtree Pkwy, Peachtree City, invites Christian educators and Sunday School teachers to a Godly Play Workshop, Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Godly Play is sometimes tagged “Montessori Comes to Church.”

This workshop would be beneficial whether one is new to the curriculum or a seasoned storyteller. Read More»

Free lunches for needy children

Shown above are Becca Baileys (child with back to camera), Martha Turner, Judy Pearson (by window in back), Carolyn Combs, Sarah Refuss, Glenda Martinez, Pat Dunn, Ann Kennedy, Sandra Wright, Janet Baileys, and Thomasina Miller (right side background. Photo/Special.

Volunteers from Fayetteville First United Methodist Church are shown preparing free summer lunches for needy children in the Fayette County area. This summer, 325 children from 119 families were recipients of the free lunches. Helping with the effort were many dedicated cookie-bakers, sandwich-makers, lunch-stuffers, route drivers and independent sponsors plus other churches and businesses. Read More»

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