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Elk City News: Baptist church to show movie Feb. 18

Contributed photo / Missy Miller
Cocoa Anderson made the decorated cake shown here.

Contributed photo / Missy Miller Cocoa Anderson made the decorated cake shown here.


Jamie Edmondson Elk City 842-2452

— Saturday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m., the Baptist church is showing the movie, The Insanity of God. The movie portrays the search by Nik Ripken of “why so many Christians of the world are willing to suffer and die for Christ” If you didn’t see the flyer, it tells that he set out on a quest to find the answer and followed the events from Somalia to Russia and China. “The events of the film are true and faithfully portrayed … This is not a movie for the faint hearted or for little children.” Everyone is invited. Popcorn will be served!

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to go to the VFW’s Annual Valentine dinner. But I am hearing great things about it, from the “best steaks I’ve had in a long time” to the incredible cakes Cocoa made and decorated with roses (see photo) to the organization of everything. Great job, ladies!

Washington’s birthday, aka Presidents’ Day, will be here Monday and will be a day off for many folks. After George Washington’s death in 1799, his birthday, Feb. 22, became a day of remembrance. He was seen as the most important figure in American history. It wasn’t until the 1870s that it became an official federal holiday. The holiday initially only applied to the District of Columbia but in 1885 it was expanded to the rest of the country. At the time, there were only four other federally recognized holidays. The shift of the date to commemorate Washington’s birthday came in the late 1960s when Congress proposed a measure known as the Uniform Monday Holiday Act which took effect in 1971. It is still known officially as Washington’s birthday, but by the mid-1980s it was being promoted as Presidents’ Day.

The vet, Dr. Kim Wolfrum will be here on the 15th and 16th.

Birthdays: Davy Lamar and Colt Sherrer.


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