Friday, August 8, 2008

Library Lines

Have you heard of the book titled Outside looking in? It was written by hometown author, Brett Crawford. Brett lives in Randolph. Brett will be signing copies of his book at the library on Saturday, August 23rd at 10:00 a.m., as part of our Bodock Festival Activities.

With permission from Brett here is a chapter from his book - Duck Hunting – Sacrifice Once we were duck hunting in the Skuna river bottom. The water had just come up several inches because of the rain. It was considerably higher than normal. We had a few ducks come in, but not enough to keep our eyes glued to the sky. In watching and looking around we noticed what looked like little upside down floating bird nests. There were several around. Closer examination revealed the nests were not nests at all, but floating piles of Fire Ants. Evidently, the water had come up into their nests and forced them out. Instead of spreading out the ants clung together.

Thinking back, I can’t help but wonder about the ants on the bottom of the pile. I think it is safe to say that they gave their lives to save the colony. Maybe on purpose, maybe not!

Christ gave his life willingly to save the colony. We have a choice whether to climb on his back and move up out of the water or go down under in our sin. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son so that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

Don’t forget to come by the library on Tuesday, August 11th at 12 noon for lunch. Mississippi Children’s Author will be performing at Lunching with Books. Pat is an award-winning Christian poet and children’s author. Lunch will be provided by the Friends of the Library. Evelyn Croxton will provide musical entertainment immediately prior to the program. We look forward to you joining us.

Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Orville ‘Buck’ Tutor for the beautiful lily that was brought to the library. We enjoyed it for over a week.

The new school year has arrived. The library staff is looking forward to serving teachers, children and parents with upcoming assignments. We will require assistance from parents and students in helping us provide quality service for all of our patrons. Children are welcome to come to the library after school. Children will not be allowed to wait for rides in front of the library after school. Because of safety concerns they will have to come inside to wait. The library simply does not have the staff to monitor outside and inside. Please discuss this library policy with any family members whom will be waiting at the library. Library rules must be followed by everyone to insure that all library users are effectively able to use the library.

Mr. and Mrs. Delaine McGregor made a donation in memory of Mr. Sam Coleman of New Albany.

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Jones made a donation in memory of Mr. Leo Wallace.

Mr. and Mrs. Delaine McGregor made a donation in memory of Mrs. Lorene Whitworth Dyer.

Mr. and Mrs. Claude Jones made a donation in memory of Mrs. Pamela Bowen.

Antique Car Buffs take notice – A set of books about restoring Model A Fords has been donated to our library. They have been donated by Les and Barbara Andrews of Grass Valley, California. Les is the author of these books and is also the Editor and Technical Director of the magazine, “Model A Times’, which is published four times a year. Barbara, his wife, if the former Barbara Naugher, daughter of the late John Naugher.

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Annette McGregor
Pontotoc County Librarian

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