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Thierstein to be Inaugurated at Homecoming as Wesleyan’s Nineteenth President

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On Friday, October 13, Joel Thierstein, J.D., Ph.D. will be inaugurated as West Virginia Wesleyan College’s nineteenth president during the College’s Founders Day Convocation at Homecoming.  Founders Day Convocation will begin at 3 p.m. in Wesley Chapel on the Buckhannon campus.

Dr. Thierstein served as executive vice president and provost at Mount St. Joseph University, having also served a year as interim president.  He served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Kentucky State University, as well as associate provost at Rice University and executive director of Connexions. He was a member of faculty and administrator at Oregon State University and Baylor University. He was also a member of faculty at Purdue University Calumet and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a visiting professor of Communications Law at Syracuse University.

He joined the United States Department of Education as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary to lead and inform the crafting of United States higher education policy in open education, alternative credentialing, and assessment.

Dr. Thierstein was a member of the Board of Directors of the Open CourseWare Consortium and is one of the founders of Peer 2 Peer University. His work has been funded by many organizations including the Gates Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, and Maxfield Foundation.

Dr. Thierstein earned a Ph.D., master of science, and bachelor of science from the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He also holds a J.D. from Syracuse University, E.I. White College of Law.

He is the father of one daughter, Emily, who is freshman at California Institute of Technology.

Following Founders Day, a reception will be held at the Chapel Oval under the big tent to welcome Dr. Thierstein to the community.

For a full schedule of Homecoming events, please visit www.wvwc.edu/homecoming-17.

Glenville State Implements Milestone Initiative to Celebrate Student Success

Forty Glenville State College students recently received their associate degree at the College’s first Milestone Ceremony. While Glenville State College currently marks the beginning of a student’s college experience with Fall Convocation, little has been done to celebrate student accomplishments prior to commencement. “The ‘Milestone Initiative’ is meant to signify important academic events in the life cycle of a student, particularly students that initially intend to complete a baccalaureate degree,” stated Dr. Gary Morris, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs. Morris further added that creating and encouraging the completion of milestones such as the associate degree has the potential to encourage students to continue on and provides a tangible credential if they opt not to or cannot complete a baccalaureate degree or their next milestone.

“Based on the number of students that transfer or discontinue their studies prior to completing a baccalaureate degree (more than 50% locally and nationally), it makes sense to award students the highest degree or credential possible for which they are eligible,” said Glenville State President Dr. Tracy Pellett. He also asserted that research by the Lumina Foundation supports this stance by reporting that students who earn an associate degree are 30 percent more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree. “I am very heartened by this positive academic initiative to reward and reinforce positive degree progression and student success. Our faculty and staff are committed to seeing students achieve their educational goals and this initiative is a symbolic and tangible way to recognize progress towards that accomplishment,” Pellett added.


The students who received an associate degree through the first Milestone Ceremony included:

  • Mariah Beam from Weston, WV
  • Jessica Bird from Summersville, WV
  • Julie Bishop from Glenville, WV
  • Ally Brown from Madison, WV
  • Angeles Burgess from Glenville, WV
  • Lauren Chancey from Red House, WV
  • Sara Coombs from Cedarville, WV
  • Hannah Curfman from Weston, WV
  • Bryan Foster from Gassaway, WV
  • Madison Frame from Birch River, WV
  • Travis Gibson from Oceana, WV
  • Ashley Hamilton from Summersville, WV
  • Matthew Herrald from Weston, WV
  • Chelsea Hicks from Big Bend, WV
  • Jaylin Johnson from Glenville, WV
  • Autumn Jones from Brohard, WV
  • Taylor Keenan from Gilboa, WV
  • Donell Lockett from Washington, DC
  • Cameron Loftus from Uneeda, WV
  • Paxton Maher from Buckhannon, WV
  • Ryan Mizia from Salem, WV
  • Matthew Montgomery from Linn, WV
  • Cody Moore from Glenville, WV
  • Mark Moran from Weston, WV
  • Angela Myers from Parsons, WV
  • Kelsey Norris from Fayetteville, WV
  • Kayla Palmer from Montrose, WV
  • Kaitlyn Peyatt from Summersville, WV
  • Kylee Radabaugh from Mineral Wells, WV
  • Wiley Raines from Parsons, WV
  • Megan Ruppert from Salem, WV
  • Marcus Schofield from Mullens, WV
  • Stewart Sink from Normantown, WV
  • Mackenzie Smith from Sylvester, WV
  • Wesley Stauffer from Orrville, OH
  • Sebastian Swartz from Burnsville, WV
  • Miranda Taylor from Sistersville, WV
  • Kelsie Tonkin from Sutton, WV
  • Kahla Von Bergen from Sterling, OH
  • Maren Wentzel from Weston, WV

Some of the students who attended the ceremony are pictured above with Pellett.

According to the 2013 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, workers with an associate degree earn, on average, $126 more per week than a worker with a high school diploma and $50 more per week than a worker with some college credit but no degree. This initiative is supportive of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Master Plan – Leading the Way.

For more information about the Milestone Ceremony, contact Glenville State College’s Office of Academic Affairs at or 304.462.6110.

Pat’s Chat

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The book, “Walking Through the Bible with H.M.S. Richards” was first published in 1948 and yet the reading for September 7 has a statement that I believe would perfectly match our world of 2017.  “This age of great intellectual and scientific light is a dark night spiritually for the world.  The revelry goes on about us today amidst our economic anxieties.  Our amusement life is largely non-Christian—- in fact, anti-Christian.  We may put ‘In God we trust’ on our money, but do we trust Him?”

There were not the scientific light then that we have now, and still we could more easily describe our “amusement life” in the same words that he used.  The movie “Gone with the Wind” was released in 1940 and for the first time the word “damn” was used by Clark Gable.  It has been downhill ever since.  One time there were always twin beds for the parents.  It has gone the same direction as the language, maybe faster.  It is difficult for my kids to find a movie that I will watch with them.  Even those rated PG 13 or 14 are too raw.  I watch Hallmark movies or series sometimes, but I don’t like it that at every gathering in the movies, or at almost every scene early within the movie, they have to make an excuse for wine or stronger.  At least one good thing about it is that I have noticed they keep the alcohol or wine away from the expectant mother.  How can our children grow up with morals if all they see and hear are vulgar or cursing or dirty words and movies that show adultery, and pre-marital sex.  And I have not even touched on the violence that is shown!  Horrible violence.  People say about all this, “It’s just life.” 

Which brings me to the reasons that the seminars we are having at the Adventist Church are is so timely and interesting.  The lessons are deep and to the point.  We are learning all the “signs” of Jesus’ soon return and that it is going to happen soon.  One thing is sure, he never runs overtime.  We end at 8:00.  There is always special music from different people.  Mary Ellen Davidson and Halley Hurst brought to us a beautiful duet called, “Open My Eyes That I May See.”  Bonnie Cutright and Darlene Parker are leaders of the’’’’ the children who attend

Adventist Pastor Finds Suspected Burglar Sleeping in His Bed

Neighbors think the Holy Spirit may have helped with the arrest.

A Seventh-day Adventist pastor in Ghana returned home after a busy Sabbath day to find a suspected burglar sound asleep in his bed.

Asare Nyarko, a pastor in Asamankese, a city of 40,000 people in southern Ghana, arrived home with his family around midnight last Saturday to find signs that someone had broken in, Ghana’s Graphic Online newspaper reported.

Nyarko rushed to the police station to file a report, but the officers did not immediately accompany him to his house. So he returned home with several elders from his church and found a man sleeping in his bedroom.

“The man was fast asleep on my bed, to the extent that not even the noise we made could wake him up,” Nyarko told the Graphic Online.

The man, identified as Richard Yeboah, 27, had apparently broken into the room through the ceiling and had fallen asleep before he could steal anything.

It was unclear why the man fell asleep on the pastor’s bed. Neighbors think that the Holy Spirit might have played a role.

“Neighbors believe the suspect was arrested by the Holy Spirit,” the Graphic Online reported. . . 


Maranatha!

Pat’s Chat

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We (my family, friends, and I) like to explore our area for good eating places.  One of those we found is Country Time Cooking at 1024 Old Elkins Road (close to the Bowling Alley, and across from Rite-Way Plumbing).  They have a site on Facebook where they will tell you what the specials are that day.  They serve breakfast all day.  Certain specials are available on the same day of the week, each week.  One of those is tomato gravy, which I love on a biscuit and have memories of Mom making for us at our wonderful home in Burnsville.  (Mary Ellen always asks for cornbread for her tomato gravy, which most of the time they have for her).  It is not a large place and the cooks and waitresses are right there and become friends with their customers.  I went to the site and saw several comments giving Country Time Cooking five stars.  I agree.

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The quarterly newsletter of the Mountain View Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Sonrise, had a column this time that I could have written if I were talented enough.  Most of it said what I feel at times but never put into words.  I am sure some of you will have the same thoughts.  I am going to share it with you:

 

I Miss Church When I Miss Church

I mean, it’s a habit I’ve established over a lot of years, and I’m not happy when something happens that breaks the pattern.  I feel like I’ve missed a meal, or like I made an appointment and then didn’t keep it.  Like I was starting out on a week-long trip but didn’t put gas in the car.

I’ve learned that if I’ve had a hard week, there will likely be someone there who has seen God work in a wondrous way and I can soak up some of their spiritual energy.  Or maybe my week has gone well but someone else has struggled.  My testimony may encourage them.  It works both ways.  If I had missed it, one of us might have missed what we needed.  Either way I miss something if I miss church.

Then there’s the music.  I love to join the congregation, especially if it’s a grand praise anthem.  When the five parts – soprano, alto, tenor, bass, and nondescript – raise their united voices I have the sense the angels love to join in.  If I miss church I miss the honor of bringing Him that adoration.  “O, Come Let Us Adore Him. . . .”  It doesn’t get any bigger than that.

But the morning prayer time, that’s when I get the sense that I have been swept into His presence.  Someone at the front is speaking on my behalf but my heart is in echo-mode.  We praise God for who He is, for what He’s done.  We use words here we don’t use any other time in the week nor for anyone else.  We try to grasp His greatness, understand His heart so we resonate with His passions, His will.  We do not seek to send Him on our errands, we plead that He will make us available so we can go on His.

We plead for the lost, the least, and the last and ask that He will help us know how we, as heart-driven under-shepherds, can help love them home.  This conversation with the King can never run too long for me; He and I have so much to discuss . . . and I need help in learning to listen.  But think with me of what I would have missed had I not been there.

By this time I’m ready to hear from His Word and I have intentionally come to church hungry.  I am encouraged to know that the pastor has walked all week by the side of One who wrote the very Book.  It’s not so much a Book that tells me what to do as it is a Book that tells me what’s already been done.  What if I had not been there to peer into the heart of God and have the trajectory of my life changed?  I’d have missed so much that I cannot afford to miss if I had chosen to miss church.

By Don Jacobsen


I am saddened to hear of the death of my friends, Paul and Rosemary Crutchfield’s grandson, Adam Ramsey.  My sympathy is extended to his family and friends, and also to the family and friends of Gary Drake, Catherine Wine, Stanley Wine, and Emogene Baker.

Maranatha

Hunting Season Changes Explained in 2017–2018 WV Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary

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Several important changes in the state’s fall hunting seasons for deer, black bear and wild turkey are included in the new 2017–2018 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary.

The publication is now available at all West Virginia hunting and fishing license agents and Division of Natural Resources district offices, as well as the DNR Elkins and South Charleston offices. It also is available online at www.wvdnr.gov.

Hunters and trappers are encouraged to carefully review these regulations and the changes in hunting seasons. Important changes for 2017–2018 include:

  • Sunday hunting on private land is now legal in all 55 counties only with written permission from the landowner.

  • All deer harvested by hunters November 20–21, 2017, in Hampshire, Mason and Upshur counties are required to be brought to a designated Biological Game Examination Station. Refer to the 2017–2018 West Virginia Hunting and Trapping Regulations Summary brochure for the Biological Game Examination Station locations in those counties.

Since the regulations were distributed, two corrections have been made and are now available online.

The first change is that Boone, Fayette, Kanawha and Raleigh counties are open for concurrent buck deer and bear hunting during the buck firearms season November 20–December 02. No prior application is required and hunters may participate with the appropriate hunting license and a bear damage stamp.

The other change deals with deer hunting on McClintic Wildlife Management Area in Mason County. The annual bag limit for antlered deer on the area is one deer, not three. The Antlerless Season bag limit is three, instead of one.

30 Counties Included in Severe Thunderstorm Watch

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The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center issued a severe thunderstorm watch at 12:40 p.m., an upgrade on a hazardous weather outlook issued Monday.

The counties of BARBOUR, BROOKE ,  CABELL, CALHOUN, DODDRIDGE, GILMER, HANCOCK, HARRISON, JACKSON, KANAWHA, LEWIS, LINCOLN, MARION, MARSHALL, MASON, MONONGALIA, OHIO,  PLEASANTS, PRESTON, PUTNAM, RITCHIE, ROANE,  TAYLOR, TUCKER, TYLERUPSHUR, WAYNE, WETZEL, WIRT,  and WOOD are all included in the watch.

“We’ve got a strong cold front baring down over the area,” Accuweather Senior Meteorologist Bob Larson said. “The front has triggered storms that’ll be moving through. Any thunderstorm is likely to bring very heavy rainfall at the risk of flash flooding. There’s also the potential for damaging wind gusts as the storms move through.”

“They are fast moving, so we’re not expecting storms to linger through the night. After early evening storms, just a couple of leftover showers.”

Further south, the watch includes the counties of Barbour, Doddridge, Gilmer, Harrison, Lewis, Ritchie, and Upshur. In total, 30 West Virginia counties are listed under the watch, which expires at 9:00 p.m Tuesday night.

“It is a large watch area that extends 30 counties,” Larson said. “It also extends from here north through all of Western Pennsylvania. And north of there it becomes a tornado watch across western New York state. ”

“So, widespread area of severe weather today as this strong cold front moves through. The front dropping down from Ontario. It’ll be moving across New York state, Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and, of course, here through West Virginia.”

Larson said the rain will be heavy and the winds could be damaging, but said widespread flooding isn’t expected.

“There’s going to be heavy downpours, and there’s often the risk of flash flooding when this occurs,” he said. “The one saving grace is that the storms will be fast moving. It’s not the type of situation where storms stall and linger over a given community for hours on end. That’s when we have the real high risk of flooding. That’s not the case with these storms.”

Additionally, Larson said the speed with which the storms are likely to move will help avoid the risk of widespread flooding — but said the risk of flash flooding does exist.

“Quick downpours, certainly flooding in poor drainage areas, certainly the risk of flash flooding, but I don’t think we have rain lasting long enough for there to be widespread flooding,” he said.

It remains unclear exactly how strong wind speeds are projected.

New School Year Brings Over 400 New and Transfer Students to Buckhannon

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More than 400 new and transfer students are set to arrive on West Virginia Wesleyan College’s campus on Saturday, August 19 for orientation activities.

Students will arrive on campus August 19 for check-in beginning at 8 a.m. for Orientation. The College will also be hosting its BOOT Camp (Bobcat Outdoor Orientation Trip) activities at Seneca Rocks.  This is the sixth year for the Bobcat Orientation Outdoor Trip.  The trip runs from August 15 to August 17 and includes opportunities for rock climbing, canoeing, hiking, caving, cave floating/swimming, and team building exercises.

During Orientation, students will move in to their new residence halls and participate in numerous campus activities, including the Bobcat Street Fair, which includes over 30 businesses from the Buckhannon area to welcome Wesleyan students to town.  President Joel Thierstein will welcome students and their families at a picnic lunch on the Agnes Howard Lawn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The afternoon brings many more activities for students and parents.  Line-up for the New Student Walk will begin at 3 p.m. in front of the Administration Building, and new students will process to opening convocation, which begins at 3 p.m. in Wesley Chapel.  Following the service, families are welcome to join their students for a final campus picnic from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Campus Center Plaza before saying their farewells.

“We are so excited to welcome over 400 new undergraduate students for Orientation 2017,” stated John Waltz ’01, vice president for enrollment management.  “This class hails from 21 states and nine countries and has talents in the arts, athletics, service and leadership, and in many other areas.  They come eager to learn with tremendous academic preparedness.  Fifty-eight percent of the class has a 3.5GPA or higher, and over half of our West Virginia students are Promise Scholars.  I am thankful for the work of the enrollment team and campus community in welcoming this incredible group of students.”

Classes begin Monday, August 21.

For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 304.473.8510 or 800.722.9933.

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Yesterday was the 33rd birthday of my grandsons, Adam Lee Bucklew and David Scott Bucklew whom I haven’t seen since they were almost three.  It breaks my heart.  They have since been adopted by their step-father so their names are now Adam Lee Christiansen.  They probably live somewhere in Missouri or maybe some other Midwest state.  I have tried to call them every way I knew how.  No luck.  Those young men have missed a lot of love from this part of their family, and many birthday presents, cards, etc.  If any of you ever meet them, please tell them they have a grandmother here who loves them very much.  Tell them I pray for them always, and wish they would come meet me and their cousins.

I found the following Chat that was supposed to be sent April 10, 2016, but from what I can tell, it never got sent.  I am just sending it out to let you see it

A little over two weeks ago my left ear was itching in church, so I removed my hearing aid and dropped it into my purse, intending to retrieve it later to put into a glasses case in which I carry my aids and extra batteries, etc.  A few days later I could find only the right ear aid, though I emptied my purse completely to search and another purse, and the pockets of any sweater, coat or jeans I had worn recently.  I wore only my right ear aid the rest of the time.  I made a special trip to church to look all around in case the aid had fallen out at church.  I also searched around inside my car.  And I prayed that God would help me find it.  I thought I would probably have to buy a new set of aids, or one aid.  Saturday evening, April 3, Mary Ann called me to see if I had lost a hearing aid.  She had seen her cat, Barney, a big, friendly, loving, tuxedo cat, playing with something on the floor and she thought looked like a broken hearing aid!  My hero, Barney, had unearthed the aid from somewhere.  It may have fallen out of my purse or Barney may have seen it in the top of my open purse may have taken it out to play with.  I had visited Mary Ann after church because her son, my nephew, was there.  Yes, it was my hearing aid and Barney had found it for me.  I think God has a sense of humor.  Sometimes my prayers are answered in ways that make me laugh, like I did then.  I was so happy!

I hear that Cecil Knight died on Sunday, April 03.  I believe he was living out in Washington (state).  I always liked him.  I am so sorry to hear of his passing.  He told someone last week by phone that he wasn’t feeling well and wouldn’t be long for this world.  He also told her that he enjoyed my Chats.  He must have been getting a paper from this area.

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Mary Ellen Davidson and I often eat breakfast or lunch together.  We like the adventure of exploring different eating places, so last week we went to Hillbilly Grill down near Stone Coal Lake.  Their menu is mostly meat dishes and their servings are very generous.  I asked them to bring me a steak hoagie without the steak, just adding extra sautéed vegetables and cheese.  The sandwich was beautiful and we decided to take a picture of it, which I am including.  Mary Ellen ordered her burger without the bun.  She got onion rings with that and saw that one of the rings had a little heart-shaped attachment.  We took a picture of that, too, which I am including.  The atmosphere at Hillbilly Grill is friendly and the service is great.  If you have never been there, it would be worth your while to try it.  It was quite an adventure for us that day because not only was it a delicious lunch, but we traveled all the way down Stone Coal Lake Road and saw beautiful scenery, lakes, hills, valleys, meadows, homes and farms.

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I often encourage my readers to read the Bible.  Today I was reading Matthew 5, 6 and 7, which is known as The Sermon on the Mount.  What Jesus spoke gives us a glimpse of Himself, His character.  “It tells us what God is like, as the ruler of His kingdom, and tells us what God calls us to be like, as subjects of His kingdom.  It’s a radical call from the principles and standards of the fleeting kingdoms of this world to the principles and standards of the one kingdom that will exist forever.  (See Daniel 7:27)”  Adult Teachers Sabbath School Bible Study Guide, The Book of Matthew, April-May-June 2016, General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, p. 32.  I hope you will each make time for a daily reading of the Word of God, especially the four gospels and Psalms.  If this becomes a daily habit, it will help bring peace to your heart.

Maranatha

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Public School Start/End Dates for 2017-18 Across the Area

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Barbour County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Tuesday, August 15

Last Day of School for Students: Wednesday, May 23


Braxton County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Thursday, August 10

Last Day of School for Students: Wednesday, May 16


Calhoun County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Monday, August 14

Last Day of School for Students: Tuesday, May 22


Clay County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Thursday, August 17

Last Day of School for Students: Wednesday, May 30


Doddridge County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Monday, August 14

Last Day of School for Students: Friday, May 25


Gilmer County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Monday, August 14

Last Day of School for Students: Tuesday, May 22


Harrison County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Tuesday, August 15

Last Day of School for Students: Thursday, May 24


Lewis County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Monday, August 14

Last Day of School for Students: Tuesday, May 22


Nicholas County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Monday, August 21

Last Day of School for Students: Friday, May 25


Pleasants County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Thursday, August 17

Last Day of School for Students: Thursday, May 31


Ritchie County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Thursday, August 17

Last Day of School for Students: Thursday, May 31


Roane County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Wednesday, August 16

Last Day of School for Students: Friday, June 01


Tyler County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Thursday, August 17

Last Day of School for Students: Friday, June 01


Webster County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Monday, August 14

Last Day of School for Students: Friday, May 25


Wetzel County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Monday, August 21

Last Day of School for Students: Thursday, June 07


Wirt County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Thursday, August 17

Last Day of School for Students: Friday, June 01


Wood County Schools

First Day of School for Students: Wednesday, August 16

Last Day of School for Students: Friday, June 01

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The most exciting happening to me in recent weeks was on the Fourth of July!!  I love it when I get to go to Libby Ferrell’s to watch Weston’s fireworks from her deck, which gives us a wonderful view looking down on the Weston skyline and the sky-canvas for fireworks display. 

When Robin and I got the invitation to Josh and Ashley’s wedding it was a postcard that had a picture of the two of them that had the big letters “I DO BBQ”, and “save the date” etc.  That is so cute for a Country (or “I DO”) Wedding like they had.  Also I loved it that they had a table as we came in where we signed in on a painting of dark blue background with trees, etc., and we were to dip our finger in some yellow paint to add a firefly to the picture. How cute is that!  There probably are other cute things I’ve forgotten.

This particular 4th was even more special.  It is the date that Josh Ferrell and Ashley Brown chose for their wedding!  And the hour they chose was 10 o’clock a little before the fireworks were to start!  (They forgot that the fire whistle goes off just then.)  What could be a more exciting and sparkling way to start their life together as husband and wife!  The fireworks provided a fitting final touch to it all.

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Royce Ferrell, the cutest part of the whole wedding, came down with a stomach virus which I am sure had nothing to do with the amazing backyard BBQ provided so fantastically by Dave and Trina Syrews.  Royce rallied, though, and was a real gentleman throughout the wedding ceremony conducted by Mary Ellen Davidson.

Libby, my daughter, and I were, along with others who didn’t venture down the the haybale couches and firepit below.  We had a good view from the deck.  The bride was beautiful and the groom was perfect.  The couple said they wanted their wedding to represent that there ARE second chances in this life.

The wedding cake was a fantastic creation of layers decorated with fruit.  All the usual BBQ food was available in abundance and even a S’mores bar.  They played cornhole.

Many family members and friends attended, even Zack though he said he’s not a friend.

Other things happened this week, but I can’t think of anything buy the Fourth-of-July wedding.  Wish you all, who know and love Libby, Josh, Royce, Ashley and others could have been there to enjoy it with us.

Maranatha

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