Announcements: Scott County Farmer’s Market opened officially on Friday, June 26. Vendors of fresh produce, honey, jams, baked goods, soaps, etc. are encouraged to bring their wares for sale there, next to Farm Bureau office, 402 East Hill Street, Forest. The market will be open every Friday, beginning at 8 a.m. Those interested in participating should call Michele Parker, Scott County Farm Bureau at 601-469-4622 for information applications and fees for displaying goods at The Market.
From the desk of Jason Hurdle, Ag/4H Agent: Due to COVID-19, MSU Extension is still under restrictions until August 1. Dates are subject to change. Deadline to order Ear Tags (State Fair Hogs and all Market Animals-Monday, August 3rd). Livestock Show Dates: Scott County Livestock Show-September 4&5; Deadline August 21. MS State Fair, Jackson-October 7-18.
Congratulations to: Brandon Edmondson of Caldonia in Lowndes County on signing a football scholarship with Southwest Community College Bears, Summit, MS. He is the grandson of Frank and Liz Edmondson of Lake.
Prayers and concern for: Doreen Parkman, James Landon (father of Brandi Costillo, Gary Risher, Faye Pruitt Gray and Elder Odee Akins.
Sympathy to the families of: Glenda Rhinewalt, Hubert “Buddy” Berry, Dorother Sturgis, Eugene “Bo” Burnham, Alva Glen Horn, William Marcus “Mark” Moore, Helen “Tootie” Harpe Lawrence, William B. Stingley, Morgan Rawls, James Earl “Catfish” Stevenson, John Raymond Skinner and James Gerald Arney, Jr.
Travelin’, visitin’ and such: Not much travelin’ to report, but wish to offer prayers for travel blessings during the busy holiday over the weekend. Happy and safe Independence Day. God Bless America!
Sittin’ and thinkin’: Just heard of the resignation of a local pastor serving his church. We hope that the committee has more luck than this report from a former meeting in another congregation.
As the Personnel Committee works to find God’s person for Youth Minister please consider the following: Youth Minister Search Report - We do not have a happy report to give. We’ve not been able to find a suitable candidate for the church, though we have one promising prospect still. We do appreciate all the suggestions from church members, and we’ve followed up on each one with interviews or calling at least three references. The following is our confidential report on present candidates.
Adam: Good man, but has problems with his wife.
Noah: Former pastorate of 120 years with no converts. Prone to unrealistic building projects.
Abraham: Though the references reported wife-swapping, the facts seem to show he never slept with another man’s wife, but did offer to share his wife with another man.
Joseph: A big thinker, but a braggart, believes in dream-interpreting, and has a prison record.
Moses: A modest meek man, but poor communicator, even stuttering at times. Sometimes blows his stack and acts rashly, some say he left an earlier church over a murder charge.
David: The most promising leader of all until we discovered the affair he had with his neighbor’s wife.
Solomon: Great preacher but our parsonage would never hold all those wives.
Elijah: Prone to depression, and collapses under pressure.
Elisha: Reported to have lived with a single widow while at his former church.
Hosea: A tender and loving pastor but our people could never handle his wife’s occupation.
Jeremiah: Emotionally unstable, alarmist, negative, always lamenting things, and reported to have taken a long trip to bury his underwear on the bank of a foreign river.
Isaiah: On the fringe? Claims to have seen angels in church. Has trouble with his language
Please Pray for the Personnel Committee as they work.