Sebastopol News

By LINDA L. CORLEY,

Leave people better than you found them

Congratulations to Brooks Griffin who placed first in his class at the South State Powerlifting Meet Saturday. Brooks beat both the South State and the State records in his class in bench press. Also congratulations to Kevin Triplett and Mikhail Longmire who are advancing to the State competition in April. Congratulations to Coach Jeremy Corley for leading these young men to excel.

Prayers and concern for the following people: Junior Pullin, Ty Lofton, Annette Davis, Larry McDill, Shelia Hedrick, Kameron Buffington, Kolby Buffington, Fred May, Clay Pugh, Shanna Thrash Cumberland,  Don Johnson, Hugh Douglas, Kemper Gomillion, Wyatt Gomillion, Shirley Boxx, Sada Sistrunk, Gloria Anderson, Bert Gilmore, Brenda Joyce Abel, April Finton, Becky Mclain, Virginia Gould, Charles Breedlove, Debbie French, Teresa Breedlove, George Fisher, Carleton Thrash,  Frances Loper, Ashley Landrum (Aleisa Johnson’s sister), Zack Embry (infant son of Vickie (Powe) and Joseph Embry, Sonny Howell, Johnny and Sue Thrash, Cliff and Evelyn Woods, my sister Gloria Boozer, Charlie Hardin, Sr., Delinda Bradford, Nett Madden.

Pray for each other. We all are in need of prayer as we face the difficulties of today’s society.

Happy birthday to the following people: Tom Brewer, Jimmy Lathem, Adam Taylor, Sarah Beauchamp, Mandy Wilkerson, Samantha Nabors, Malinda Breedlove, Josh Poole, Carrie Byram and Terry Price.

A belated happy birthday to Brittany Fedrick.

Happy Anniversary to Charles and Angelia Knight. It was great to see Angelia and Charles at church on Sunday. Angelia has spent a number of months in rehabilitation.

Thought to ponder: “Always try to leave people better than you found them. Hug the hurt. Kiss the broken. Befriend the lost. Love the lonely.”