Ringgold News

By SIBYL GORDY,

Christmas Time is Coming!

This past week I was in Kosciusko with family and we drove by the “Oprah Winfrey Boys and Girls Club”. It was a very big and nice facility. I looked it up and found out that this was her hometown and she was responsible for financing a portion of this school.  “Total cost $5 Million dollars and has 32,000 sq. ft. Filled with computers, library, special rooms for music, art and outdoor recreation. The after school program creates a learning environment for children to learn to socialize outside the classroom. It serves round 500 students per year and has 49 employees.”  Oprah is noted to be the richest woman in America and as of 2014 totaled 2.9 Billion dollars.
EBC news:  The King’s Kid’s Christmas program was outstanding on Sunday night! Next Sunday morning, 12/17 the Adult Choir will present “Come Let Us Adore.”  Come and worship with us through music;  on Christmas Eve, 12/24), we will not have Sunday School and Church will begin at 10 AM.
Prayer needs: Joyce Hartman Partridge, Billy Webb, Rosella Wicker, Stephanie Culpepper Roberts, Harmon Latham and Leon Thrash.  Sincere sympathy to the family of Flora Weaver in the loss of their loved one.
Even though we had predictions of snow this past week, it was a shock when I looked out and saw how much was on the ground. It made everything so clean, white and peaceful.  I went to Brandon to carry a family member home that afternoon and the trees on the interstate were breath taking and roads were perfectly clear. The sun the next morning was almost blinding when it came out. I think our weather wears more faces than any other part of the country.
“Remembering Christmas Past.”  In today’s  world we see many gift ideas in magazines, T.V. and Walmart. We are encouraged to buy expensive gifts.  Parent’s all seemingly buy expensive gifts, in many instances, for things they cannot afford to try to satisfy children who already have too much.
Children in the early years had no way of knowing what was available. Therefore their list was not very long.  It would consist of a doll for girls and a BB gun for boys.  If they were extra blessed a girl might receive a few doll clothes and a tea set. Boys might get a new BB gun and if they were lucky a new bicycle to be shared by all.  As we age, a holiday is special when we spend time with loved ones, especially at Christmas!
Microwave peanut brittle
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup white Karo Syrup
1 cup peanuts
1 teaspoon salt
  (omit is using salted nuts)
1 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1 teaspoon of baking soda.
Use large microwaveable bowl, put sugar and Karo in bowl — stir good — put in microwave on high for 3 minutes, add peanuts and cook 3 minutes longer. Add the butter and flavoring, stir and cook one and one half more minutes. Add the soda and quickly stir.
When this is mixed good, pour on greased cookie sheet. When cool, break in pieces. (This is very easy to make and has never failed for me, you just have to be quick with every step of directions) To clean the bowl, soak in hot water!
De-Icer for windshields. 1/2 gallon warm water, 6 drops liquid detergent and 2 oz. of rubbing alcohol.
With all the colds and flu going around the old remedy might help — avoid the germs by rubbing a little Vicks Vapor Rub on outside of nostrils. To help with fever, rub Vicks on bottom of feet, put on socks and leave on all night. A good hot shower will take the smell away the next morning!
Excerpt from Christmas Story, by Wm. Holmes). “His birth was humble, His death was tragic. But the rest of His story was more than magic. Though buried on earth, He arose to the sky, as our Lord in Heaven never more to die.”