Auditor Winner Declared After Recount The recount of votes in the Jennings County auditor's race completed late Monday night (Nov. 26, 1990) gave Jim Mick, the Republican Party candidate, a 39-vote edge over Ben Hauersperger, the Democratic Party nominee. Mick had a 43-vote margin after the Nov. 6 election.
During the Thanksgiving season, it is easy to just look at the material and natural side of things, and we should. But our thanks should go deeper. Yes, it is fitting to be thankful for our homes, cars, jobs, clothes, food, family and health. Yet there is even deeper thanksgiving and praise to give. Jesus called to us and invited us into the family of God - yes, even us marginalized ones. He was a master at that. Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Pastor Connie Barr's Nov. 22 message title at New Bethel U.M.C. was "Jesus is the Light From God" and her scripture base was II Corinthians 4:6. The opening hymn was "Open My Eyes That I May See." Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Don't jump the gun when it comes to planting spring flowering bulbs this fall. Spring bulbs are best planted once soil temperatures cool to about 55 degrees, so wait until we have had at least two weeks of sweater weather. If it is too cool outside without a jacket, then it's just right for planting bulbs.
I rarely talk to people about the prison ministry of which I've been involved over the years. But I feel led to share the way I feel. In 1990, I was radically called to this unique ministry. The Lord showed me this was where so many hurting people were. I had gone to my boss that very day and asked if I could go to the jail throughout the week. In return I said I would work all day Saturday if he would agree. I found myself about to enter a jailhouse to talk to four teenage girls involved in one of the most notorious crime in recent years. Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Ag Ordinance Dumped Before a standing-room-only crowed, the Jennings County Area Plan Commission Board of Directors unanimously rejected a proposed amendment on farm confinement feeding operations. The decision came at the conclusion of a public hearing on the amendment Monday night (Nov. 19, 1990) at the Community Building. As a result of the decision, Jennings County farmers may continue to operate as they have in the past, governed only by limitations set by the state of Indiana. Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Pastor Connie Barr's Nov. 15 message title was "God Has Sent Bread of Life to Us," and her scripture base was Exodus 25:30 and John 6:33. Speaking of symbolism, bread is the staff of life and when we accept Jesus as our Saviour He becomes our Bread of Life. Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Pastor Marvin Wright's message Sunday morning was taken from Acts 28, Paul's ministry on Malta. When Paul gathered a bundle of sticks and laid them on the fire where a viper came out and fastened to his hand. He finally shook it from his hand and felt no harm.