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I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I spent all day Saturday at the Smithville Review’s Christmas Bazaar. I really had a wonderful time. I can honestly say I bought some beautiful gifts for family on my list. And it was all purchased from people right here in DeKalb County. We have some very talented people in our county. I like to shop at home if at all possible. Our own Angie Meadows has some beautiful shabby pieces she has painted and crafted for months. I am proud of her and she sold some beautiful items. I have my eye on one of her items now. You can find her items on More Elegance Facebook page. I bought a beautiful handmade tree skirt made by Jean Hayes, she also has some gift bags that you can use over and over, got a few of those also. I bought some Christmas stockings for my daughter and her family from Charlene Adcock, so cute. Also managed to get some ornaments from Joanie Williams. She has a cookbook she is selling with her mother’s recipes (Birchie) in the book. So if you want one they are just $18 and oh, I am sure you will enjoy the recipes that are in there. I made bids on a silent auction, that students from DCHS were having. The money they received, they were donating to St. Jude. They had received items donated from local business. I had to bid on a few and actually won three of the items. It also helped thsat I was right beside of them so I upped my bid a few times. I don’t remember who all the students were but to name a few, Sahara Lafever, Chloe Cripps, Callie Cripps, Tyree Cripps, Eli Cross. Proud of them for the job they did and why they did it.



I was able to find the most unique gift from Knot Enough Thyme, and she does have a shop here in town. I need to visit Connie Tjarks more often.


I had a wonderful time at church yesterday. Bro. Bobby Hale always does a wonderful job with the messages the Lord has given him. I am just blessed.


Prayer is so powerful. Prayers for the family in the trailer fire, families that have lost their loved one, and prayer for one another.


Christmas Downtown will be December 15 beginning at 5 p.m. Also, it is Christmas at the Library. I know the library will have Rangers from Edgar Evins Park with their animal friends. Also there will be a special appearance from Santa! So bring your cameras and get a picture of your child or children with Santa or maybe even yourself. You’re never too old for Santa.


Have a great week!


Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through to steal. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Matthew 6: 19,20,21