Singer Becky Norman of Jonesboro performs during Saturday’s Cancer Survivors Concert at Railroad Park. The event was sponsored by Green Clinic Urgent Care. All proceeds from raffle and refreshment sales went to the American Cancer Society.
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Speaking to scores of people in Farmerville’s Willie Davis Jr. Recreation Center, Grambling State University President Frank G. Pogue said, “We can’t live in the past, but we must never forget the past.”
“See all Americans, especially our young ones, need to walk through our political, social and economic experiences so they can understand what our race was facing,” said Pogue, the keynote speaker at Union Parish’s first celebration in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Saturday as he shared personal experiences from his youth and college years at Alabama State University.
While the holiday season brings tidings of joy and happiness to many across the nation, it can also bring a severe case of the “holiday blues” to many thanks to the extra amount of stress and tension associated with Christmas time.
Shopping for gifts, dealing with difficult schedules and trying to balance the budget are all added stress factors that the holidays can bring, and those things are not always easy to forget about.
Goats, dogs and shepherds of all sizes gathered around the manger Sunday night as part of the “Good News Christmas Village” live nativity presented by the Junior Bible Scholars Institute and the youth of the Alabama Presbyterian Church in Sibley. Drummer Carson Carrico, (left) and his brother, Tyler Carrico, watch the arrival of the nativity characters.