Midway News - Personals and Comments
On Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., a special service honoring veterans will be held at Midway University in the McManis Student Center and will include music, a veteran speaker, and a brief reception. ••• Remember, Midway now has a new Girl Scout troop. The Daisy Scout Troop 2261 will meet every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Midway Christian Church in Fellowship Hall. Daisy Scouts are for girls in kindergarten or first grade. For more information, or to join the Daisy Scouts, contact the church office at 846-4102. ••• The annual community Thanksgiving service will be held Monday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Midway Christian Church. The Rev. Mary Weese of Midway Presbyterian will deliver the message, and the Midway University Chorale and St. Matthew’s AME Choir will sing. A special offering will be collected to benefit the Midway Ministerial Association to help people in need in the community. Everyone is invited to celebrate. ••• Midway has another youth group in the community. Locally Grown Youth, the Midway community youth group, meets on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. This group, for youth in grades 6-12, is focused on faith development. The meetings generally begin at Midway Presbyterian Church and from there and walk to other locations in the community. Alternative meeting places will be announced in advance. All Midway youth are invited. ••• I very seldom comment on those in the community who have passed away, because most of what can be said about that person is included in his or her obituary. Leslie Sharon, husband of former Midway council member Jean Sharon, who was also a former Midway correspondent for The Woodford Sun, and father of present-day Midway council member Libby Warfield, passed away last week. Mr. Sharon was truly a member of the One Percenter’s Club. I’m not talking about news channel one percenters that many say should pay more taxes, I am talking the one percent of the world that is made up of honest and ethical people. I first knew Mr. Sharon at a young age, as he lived right next door to my uncle on Turner Street. I would sit and listen to him and my Uncle Kenneth talk about how they were brought up and the lessons they were taught growing up. The first thing that caught my eye was his smile, but that was on the outside. It was what was on the inside that earned my respect. If he ever did anything, you could rest assured that it would be done right. If he said he would do something or not, you could rest assured that it would be done or not; his word was his bond. One may not always agree with him, but there never was any doubt where he stood on matters. I like people like that; too bad they don’t make up at least 50 percent of our population. I’m just glad that I had the pleasure to know him; he was a role model that was impossible to match. ••• There will be a pretty interesting event taking place next Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 a.m. EST: the moon will arrive at its closest point to the Earth (known as perigee) in 2016: a distance of 221,524 miles. That’s not all – two hours and 52 minutes later, the Moon will officially turn full, making it a “super moon.” It will be the closest that the moon has been to the earth since Jan. 26, 1948, and won’t be this close again until November of 2034. If you time your viewing hours just right, just prior to 5 p.m. on Nov. 14, the moon will appear exceptional large. This may not be of interest to many, but if you are moonstruck like mem I might see you in the old Midway Station area looking up at the sky.