Hello and I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Fourth of July holiday. There sure was a lot of celebrating going on.

Mitch and Kala Short had a little get-together on the Fourth. There were no fireworks, just food. Those stopping by were: Crystal West, Velma Corzine, Joey and Kayla Meyer, Stewart Crisman, Ronnie Corzine with Lacie and Lorilie, Phil Corzine and myself. We all enjoyed visiting and watching neighboring fireworks.

Happy 16th birthday wishes are sent to Arissa McClellan and Tyler Lang, who both turned 16 last week. Every kid looks forward to the big day when you get your driver's license. Just remember, driving is a privilege. Please obey the laws, with no speeding and, for heaven's sake, put down that cell phone. The life you save may be yours or mine.

Here are some other people having birthdays in the next few days: Rhonda Ramage Carnes and Taylor Lang, both on July 14; Chris Dexter, July 15; and Cody Staton and J.R. Eddington, both on July 16.

Well, the Karnak Car Show is Saturday. Cross your fingers for a dry day and maybe a little cooler weather.

Karnak Baptist Church will host its Vacation Bible School beginning Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19 from 6-8 p.m. each night.

Karnak United Methodist Church will also host its Vacation Bible School Sunday, July 28 through Thursday, Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m.

Everyone is encouraged to attend both events.

Nature Note Cards will be the featured program at the Cache River Wetlands Center, located on Ill. 37 south of Cypress, at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Note cards will be decorated using flowers and other plant parts plus a variety of other items from nature.

Each participant will have the opportunity to make two cards with envelopes. This creative project is suitable for both children and adults.

For information and to register, call 618-657-2064.

Pastor goes golfing

The pastor decided to skip church one Sunday morning and go play golf. He told his assistant he wasn't feeling well.

He drove to a golf course in another city, so nobody would know him. When he teed off on the first hole, a huge gust of wind caught his ball, carried it an extra hundred yards and dropped it right in the hole for a 450-yard hole in one.

An angel looked at God and said, "What'd you do that for?"

God smiled and said, "Who's he going to tell?"

I hope you have a good week.

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