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ELK CITY NEWS: A little lesson in 1968 history and God’s perspective


Jamie Edmondson Elk City 842-2452

Hope you had a merry Christmas with family and friends. My belated present to you for Christmas was the following:

Thought I would take you back to the year 1968 (for those of you old enough to remember) on Christmas Eve. Apollo 8 was launched on December 21, 1968, and became the first manned spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earth’s Moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth. The crewmembers were Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders. They were the first humans to travel beyond low Earth orbit and see Earth as a whole planet. Apollo 8 took three days to travel to the Moon and orbited it ten times over the course of 20 hours, during which the crew made a Christmas Eve television broadcast which, at the time, was the most watched TV program ever. Do you remember the message? Or can you guess what the message was? It was, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day. And God said let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so. And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters He called Seas: and God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1:1-10). Talk about God’s perspective!

Refer to last week’s article for the High Country Snowmobile Club’s New Year’s weekend events.

Meetings: Water & Sewer on the 5th.

Anniversaries: Bill and Sue Phillips

Birthdays: Allen Enos, Jackie Smith, Shelli Umphenour, and Mike Howzen.


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