2015-08-06 / Don't Forget

Don't Forget

The Wilkes County Board of Commissioners will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, at the ­Wilkes County courthouse. A work session in the chairman’s office will be held immediately prior beginning at 1 p.m.

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Springfield Baptist Church will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Pastor Norman Williams and First Lady Lynette Williams with songs and praise to our Lord and Savior. The choir and praise dancers will lead the celebration on the fourth Sunday, August 23, at 11:30 a.m. The public is invited.

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Pompey Chapel Baptist Church will have homecoming on August 23 at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. DeWayne Cowins and music will be provided by the Mt. Gilead Choir. Dinner will be served at the close of service.

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will host an open house to “Meet the Mormons” from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, and Thursday, August 20, at 109 W. Liberty Street in Washington. The public is invited and refreshments will be served.

Clark’s Station Baptist Church will celebrate its homecoming Sunday, August 9, at 11 a.m. (There will be no Sunday night service). Revival will be held August 10-12 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, with a different speaker each night and special singing.

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Twin Oak Baptist Church Homecoming will be held Sunday, August 23, at 11:30 a.m. Dinner will be served.

Hilliard Station Baptist Church will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, August 16, at 11:45 a.m. Pastor Dwight Foster will be the speaker. Dinner will be served.

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Descendants of Joseph T. and Susan R. Newsome will gather for the annual Newsome family reunion at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Saturday, August 8.

Victory Baptist Church will celebrate “50 Years of preaching the Gospel” beginning with its Homecoming Jubilee on August 9 and continuing with special services August 10-12. The public is invited and all former Victory Baptist pastors are scheduled to attend, including Lawrence Griffith, Neal Beard, David Phillips, and Tim Robson.

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Pole Branch Missionary Baptist Church will have homecoming on Sunday, August 23, at 11:45 a.m. Revival services will be held August 24-27 at 7:30 p.m. nightly.

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The Lincoln-Wilkes Retired Educators Association (LWREA) will meet at the Mary Willis Library August 13, at 11 a.m. All retired educators are invited.

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The W-W Tigers will scrimmage the Elbert County Blue Devils in Elberton at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, August 14.

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Clifford Grove Baptist Church of Rayle will have revival August 12-14 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The speakers will be Rev. Larry Hill of Mark’s Tabernacle on Wednesday; Rev. Michael Gresham of Mt. Olive Baptist Church on Thursday; and Bishop Dante Smith of Booker’s Chapel on Friday.

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Pompey Chapel’s three-night revival will be held August 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The speakers will be Rev. Demetrius Porter on Monday; Kathy Butler on Tuesday; and Rev. Samuel Duggan on Wednesday.

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DOLLS will have Career Day on August 22 at The Pope Center 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch will be served. The public is invited.

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County Line Baptist Church will have revival August 9-11 at 7 p.m. nightly with Evangelist Donald Walton from Oak Grove, Missouri. Special music will be provided each night.

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Mt. Nebo Baptist Church will have a conference on August 21 at 7 p.m. Revival will be held August 25-27. Guest speakers will be Rev. Ray Lewis of Lower Tabernacle of Lincolnton on Tuesday; Rev. Paul Hull of Heard’s Chapel and Twin Oak Baptist Churches on Wednesday; and Rev. Norman Williams of Springfield Baptist Church on Thursday.

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Carol Jackson is retiring from Wilkes County Extension after more than 20 years. The Extension staff invites everyone to a reception in her honor to wish her well as she moves on to another phase in her life. The reception for Carol Jackson will be held in the Wilkes County Extension Conference Room on Tuesday, August 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m. An RSVP is requested at 706-678-2332 by August 6, 2015. Anyone withing to contribute a gift for Carol should make checks payable to “Wilkes County 4-H” and drop them off at the local Extension office. (Note gift for Carol in memo line.)

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Friends have set up a fund at F&M Bank for a local family, Donald and Barbara Wheatley, to help with expenses while they have had to stay for weeks with their son, Don, at Duke Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Donations may be dropped off at the bank.

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The Shepeard Community Blood Center’s next blood drive is scheduled for Thursday, August 20, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wills Memorial Hospital on the bloodmobile; from 2-4 p.m. at Berry Plastics on the bloodmobile; and from 2-7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in the fellowship hall.

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Homecoming services at Black Rock AME Church will be held Sunday, August 9, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Lance Pitts, pastor of Gibson Grove Baptist Church and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, will be the speaker. Dinner will be served and everyone is invited.

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Mulberry Baptist Church will hold revival services August 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Samuel Duggan, pastor of Greater Level Hill Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. The public is invited.

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The descendants and connected families of Daniel Lumpkin Walker and Elizabeth Stephenson Walker will meet for their annual reunion on Sunday, August 16, at Fishing Creek Baptist Church. A covered dish lunch will be served at 1 p.m. and old family photographs, documents, and genealogy will be on display. All descendants of Lumpkin’s parents, Tarlton W. Walker and Sarah Headen Walker are also invited to attend. The Jeff and Tena Blakey family joined Bethlehem Ministries for a mission trip to Haiti earlier this year and will be presenting a very interesting program.

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County Line Baptist Church will have revival August 9-11 at 7 p.m. nightly with Rev. Donald Walton and special singing.

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Phillips Mill Baptist Church will have its 230th homecoming on Sunday, August 9, with a covered dish meal immediately following the morning service. Revival services will begin Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and will continue each evening at 7 p.m. through Wednesday, August 12. Dr. John Frank Jones will be preaching each night and Paul Jackson will lead the music and singing.

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Bethlehem Baptist Church will celebrate its annual homecoming on the third Sunday, August 16, at 11:30 a.m. Pastor R.C. Lockhart will be the speaker. Revival services will be held August 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The speakers will be Rev. Theres Harper on Monday, Rev. Brenda Nunnally on Tuesday, and Pastor R.C. Lockhart on Wednesday.

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The Washington City Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, August 10, at The Pope Center beginning at 6 p.m. A work session will be held starting at 5 p.m.

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The regular meeting of the Washington Downtown Development Authority will be held Thursday, August 20, at Farmers State Bank beginning at 8:30 a.m.

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Lyonsville Baptist Church will have a homecoming service on August 23 at 11:30 a.m. Revival services will be August 24-26 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker will be Rev. M.W. Gresham. The public is invited.

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