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Saturday, March 21, 2020 5:57 PM
While we want our local businesses to be able to operate as normally as possible, it is imperative that we all take the advice of medical and government officials and limit contact with others, brace for a spike in coronavirus cases and, above all, remain calm, rely on trusted news sources and don’t spread rumors.
    Our world has changed dramatically over the last several weeks. We are facing a great trial in our country, not only from the health effects of the corona virus, but the implications for the economy, the government, our way of life, and most significantly, our spiritual lives. 
    Senator Pat Harrison and Congressman Ross. A. Collins this week informed The Democrat by telegram the a WPA project to improve Dixon Consolidated School grounds has received presidential approval. The project carried with it an allotment of $2337 and provides for construction of driveways, walks, and culverts and grading, sodding, and incidental work.
    County Agent F.M. Smith and Miss Celia South, home demonstration agent, were among the chief speakers at the bimonthly conference of state extension workers at Mississippi State College Tuesday. Miss South and Mr. Smith told how the County Program and Policy Committee of thirty-seven leading farmers and farm women had been selected and was functioning in developing a comprehensive long-time farm and  home program in Neshoba County.
  • The last several weeks in the book of Job we have seen the devil revealed to us as a powerful being opposed to God, driven to persuade men to distrust and hate God. I recently read a man’s denunciation of the Christian faith, though he grew up and served the church for years in various ministries. 
    In this passage we see the veil pulled back from the spiritual arena, and we are given a window into God’s court. The surprising thing is that the evil angel Satan appears before the Lord (verse 6). Satan is a powerful spirit who rebelled against God, and who wars against God’s people. In other places in Scripture, he is called the prince of the power of the air, the god of this age, the great dragon, and a roaring lion seeking whom he might devour.
  • After Joe Biden’s blowout victory in South Carolina Saturday and the swift withdrawal of Tom Steyer, “Mayor Pete” Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the decisive day of the race for the Democratic nomination, Super Tuesday, is at hand. 
  • Once upon a time, Bernie Sanders would have had another political vulnerability besides his socialism — namely, his atheism. 
  • From present indications, a good crowd will be on hand at Longino at 8 o’clock Friday night when the juniors present “Lena Rivers” as their class play. Mrs. J.P. B.ass is director of the play and the cast is composed of Laura Fulton, Garland Deweese, Christine Barham, Lorene McAdory, Hazel Hatcher, Jack Burt, Eugene Petty, Shirely Vowell, Sara Hatcher, Howard Duett, Tilford McDonald, Doris Young, and Leon Tucker.
  • But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come forth as gold. My foot has held fast to His steps; I have kept His way and not turned aside.     
    We are going to look at some passages in Job for the next several weeks. We may have a sense of reluctance to dive into Job when we turn to it in the Bible.  God’s purposes in it can seem complex, and Job’s suffering is extreme. It helps us to understand that the book isn’t simply about suffering but about the affliction of the righteous and God’s sovereignty in it.
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