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It looks like the rain is going to finally let up and give us some drying out time to mow grass.

A barbecue pork benefit that was rescheduled is at 1 a.m. Sept. 12 at Beaver Creek Advent Christian Church. Plates are $8 and drinks are $1. Served with the barbecue are pork, beans, slaw, pickles, bun and chips. Drive-through pickup only. All proceed go to Penny Crusade. Sponsors are Roger and Pat McLeod.

Our beloved Margorie “Margie” Roberts is celebrating her 88th birthday. She invited friends to stop by her café at the Country Basket to wish her well on Sept. 1.

Happy birthday also to Maggie Minton, Caleb Underwood, Tyler Parker, Bill Eller, James Blythe, Betty Edmiston, Brady Marley, Kathy Dillard, Elizabeth Blythe, Tommy Shepherd, Dixie Edmiston, Logan Wheeling, Cindy Livingston, Melvin Ames, Hunter Cable, Makenzie Holland, Matthew Hall and Rebecca Matherly.

The last mosaic workshop of the year is at Whippoorwill Academy and Village from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 26. A meeting for those who pre-registered is at 3 p.m. Sept. 13 at the village. For more details, contact Margaret Martine at mrmartine@gmail.com.

Happy wedding anniversary wishes to Kenneth and Lynda Melton, Ruth and Jim Jordan, Melissa and Terry Foster. Happy anniversary also to Tom and Edith McNeil, who have been married 63 years.

Joke of the week: A 3-year-old daughter stuck out her hand and said, “Look at the fly I killed, Mommy.” Since she was eating a big pickle at the time, I thrust her contaminated hands under the faucet and washed them with antibacterial soap. After sitting her down to finish her pickle, I asked, “How did you kill that fly all by yourself?” Between bites, she said, “I hit it with my pickle.”

Send Ferguson News to Margaret Carter Martine, P.O. Box 268, Ferguson, N.C., 28624 or to mmfergusonnews@gmail.com.

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