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Today's Features

  • Come worship at New Ebenezer Faith Ministries
    Bishop Ronnie McCray, pastor, and New Ebenezer Faith Ministries, 1705 Southport-Supply Road in Bolivia, has morning worship services at 11:15 a.m. on the first, second, third and fourth Sundays of every month.
    Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Intercessory prayer is at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Bible study/youth night live every Friday night at 7 p.m.
    Dine with the church from 6-9 p.m. every second and fourth Friday (feeding the community).
     

  • Envy and jealousy plague the lives of good people. Yes, good people! Goodhearted individuals try hard to dispel those feelings but they persist in tormenting us, no matter how virtuous we are.
    It could be we are troubled by an inability to believe in our own lovableness. Perhaps we suffer from poor self-images.
    Whatever the reason, we frequently look around, see the luck and fortune others seem to enjoy and feel a twinge of envy. We crave what they have and long to change places with them.

  • Flotilla meeting set for July 24
    The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s July flotilla meeting has been rescheduled. This month only, the meeting will be at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday, July 24, at the Coast Guard Station on Oak Island, Caswell Beach.
    Two more safe boating courses (ABS) are being offered this year: Saturday, Aug. 4, and Saturday, Sept. 15. Call Fred Robertie at (910) 754-3629 for details.

  • Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7288 in Calabash members Janice Butterworth, Nancey Earney, Joan Elmeier, Barbara Hertline, Marlene Lidgard and Fran Redfield attended the North Carolina VFW Department Convention in Raleigh June 14-17.
    The members attended council and business meetings and program awards sessions, served as pages for the department guard and floor members, voted on department resolutions and participated in the nomination and elections of new department officers for 2012-2013.

  • Don Eggert was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship (MJF) with Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) at the June meeting of the Shallotte Lions Club.
    As recognition of humanitarian work, an MJF is awarded to those who donate $1,000 to LCIF or to people for whom a donation was made by others, such as the local club.

  • Senior site menus
    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s seven Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, July 23
    Meatballs with Italian sauce, spaghetti noodles, tossed lettuce/carrot salad, green beans, whole wheat bread, low-fat salad dressing, unfrosted lemon cake, milk.
    Tuesday, July 24
    Pork chops, corn, cabbage and carrots, rice, dinner roll, milk.
    Wednesday, July 25
    Hot dogs (2) with bun, baked beans, greens, mustard, fresh orange, milk.
    Thursday, July 26

  • By Leon Applegate
    Special to the Beacon
    Have you ever watched a real expert do a job with such expertise and style that it makes you feel good just being there? Well, I had that experience when I saw Sue Hunady teach during a final rewards ceremony for a group of middle school students that had just completed three days of hard work and fun at a summer fine art camp.

  • Many years ago when I was single, I thought I knew everything about cooking, so I attempted to make my first beef stew.
    I had friends coming over in about an hour or so and I was short on time. The recipe said to brown the meat, a messy and time-consuming step, so I thought.
    I decided to ignore this instruction and just skip to the next step, just dumping the raw beef chunks into the stewing liquid.

  • Thursday, July 19
    Weight Watchers, weigh-in at 9:30 a.m., meeting at 10 a.m., Southport Presbyterian Church, 1025 E. Moore St., Southport. For details, call (800) 651-6000.
    Rotary Club of Shallotte, meets 12:30 p.m. at Starz Grill at Planet Fun, Whiteville Road, Shallotte. Visiting Rotarians welcome.
    VFW Post 7288 bingo, 5:30 doors open, early birds start at 6:30 p.m. Carter Drive, Calabash. Call 579-3577 for information.

  • Albert Caldwell was 26 years old when he, his wife and their 10-month-old son boarded the Titanic.
    The Caldwells were on their way back to the United States after serving as missionaries in Siam (now Thailand). How they came to be aboard the Titanic, how they survived the sinking and how the ordeal affected the rest of their lives is a story told by Julie Hedgepeth Williams in her newest book, “A Rare Titanic Family: The Caldwells’ Story of Survival.”