Ringgold News

By SIBYL GORDY,

Food from China?

“Smithfield Farms, the largest pork producing farm in the USA was sold in September to China with the unanimous support of their stockholders.  The hogs will still be raised here, but slaughtered and packaged for sale there, before being sent back here.  This includes labels of Morrell, Eckrich, Krakud, Cudahy, Premium Hams, Cooks and Gwaltney.  The same with many chickens. They can now be shipped there, but when they come back all that needs to be labeled that were “Raised in the USA,” not that they were processed in China!

Our great FDA at work again!  The chickens will be processed and most sold to fast food restaurants, schools and supermarkets. The China slaughter and processing are not nearly equal to the requirements here. We recently learned that Starkist Tuna is now wholly owned by Donwon Industries of South Korea, and is in big conflict with US concerning quality, safety and records which Korea refuses to produce. Read several articles on Google about this and even one that was defending the eating of tilapa  said to avoid the fish that came from China?

Recently a food inspector on TV said he had lived overseas and he had seen the filthy conditions their foods are raised and processed in. It is enough to make you throw up!”

The article above, about our food chain, advises everybody to start reading Labels more closely and buy something else that’s made in USA. It cost a little bit more, but much safer to eat.

This past weekend, I went with my daughter, Pam Jeffries and her friends Connie and Meredith Cole to Gulf Shores Al. We have a tradition of meeting my nephew, Steve Gordy, who lives in Palm Harbor, Fl. during the weekend of the Shrimp Fest. Steve was run over by a truck while he was sitting at a red light, injuring his leg severely.  He was in three different hospitals and home recovering for seven months.  He hardly has a limp and credits God for bring him through and now being able to return to work.  By the way, his total medical care was over $600,000.

The trip to Gulf Shores is always a highlighted event for me.  Pam’s friends had never eaten at ‘Lambert’s  the home of the Throwed Roll.  While waiting to get in, we couldn’t help but notice, most people waiting and leaving were overweight.  After being served the extra sides on a paper towel, before your order comes out, along with the most delicious rolls you ever put in your mouth — it’s understandable about the extra weight. Our server sat down and talked with us and said they prepare 18,000 rolls a day! Many people buy them by the dozen.

We stopped at the BUC-EES station on the Baldwin Beach Expressway,  next to I-10 highway,to fuel up and make a run through this very large place. Outside they have 50 fuel pumps, you have to wait in line to fuel up. Inside it’s one large open building and really interesting to look around. They have all kinds of food being prepared, a large grocery area, the most “neat stuff” and too much to begin describing.  This is a Texas based chain and was crowded with people looking and buying.  It’s as they say, “a sight for sore eyes!”

It was good to see that Tennessee’s Governor, Bill Lee, declared Oct. 10th to be a “Day of fasting and praying for humility and giving Thanks to Almighty God!”  He said, “We know that prayer accomplishes much. Prayer strengthens our families and our communities.  It strengthens our relationship with neighbors and our relationship with God himself.”

EBC NEWS: Trunk or Treat will be held on the night of October 30th from 6:30 - 8:00.  All children.  This will be held outside in the children’s playground area.

The Rick Gage Go/Tell Crusade team will be coming in this Friday and setting it all up on Saturday. Please be praying over the weather “no rain” and that lost People will be saved and Christians will be lead to a closer walk with God!

Prayer needs: Wendell Cater, Truman Bell, Joyce Everett, Doris Cupit and Mike Hines (requested by Carolyn Nester).

Mirror, mirror on the wall. It doesn’t matter if short or tall, if I have skinny legs or my hips are wide, it only matters who I am inside. Blue eyes, black or green, what makes me beautiful can’t be seen.  When you look at me, don’t judge me by my parts. The most beautiful thing is my heart!

Mississippi has been waiting on this “Cold Front” like it’s a tax refund check!  It is so good to see a few drops of moisture falling and the temp is great.  Thankful the grass has stopped growing too!

The difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude — so, I hope you have a blessed day!