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Heartache
According to a study in 2012, it is estimated that about $165 million dollars worth of food is wasted in America each year. That can feed millions and millions of people who suffer from hunger.

We live in one of the richest countries on the planet. Perhaps a shortage of food would be the last thing on the list. I think many of us take food for granted because most of us have never felt the starving feeling in our lives. In America, its not because we have too much food and too many choices in order to waste, it is simply because we never have the feeling of having nothing. We live in a fantasy society.




Heartache
According to a study in 2012, it is estimated that about $165 million dollars worth of food is wasted in America each year. That can feed millions and millions of people who suffer from hunger.

We live in one of the richest countries on the planet. Perhaps a shortage of food would be the last thing on the list. I think many of us take food for granted because most of us have never felt the starving feeling in our lives. In America, its not because we have too much food and too many choices in order to waste, it is simply because we never have the feeling of having nothing. We live in a fantasy society.




Strength from submission
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:3-9

He pulled his feet toward him as he curled up on his straw mattress. The nights were always the worst. He clinched his eyes tightly together hoping for sleep but his mind was filled with thoughts of his mother and his family. He missed them greatly. Most days he felt like he was utterly alone. The sheer redundancy of each passing moment crushed any hope he had of things changing. His master’s sight was failing and Eli’s sons, the priests, were never around. His list of duties grew with every day. How long would he have to live like this he wondered?




WES student receives third place in Arkansas Farm Bureau safety poster contest
Arkansas Farm Bureau has announced the winners of its annual safety poster contest. The theme this year was “Get Out of My Space.”

The contest coincided with Ag Safety Awareness Week March 5 - 11, and was designed to increase awareness of potential hazards on farms and ranches. In all there were 40 entries from 20 counties. There are three categories in the statewide competition with cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 being awarded to the top three winners in each category.




The Forester Herald: Goose Tatum
The name “Goose” Tatum surfaces every now and then, so I am putting together what little info we have gathered over the years about his being at Forester one summer. Some of the dates I found in various publications have been challenged and may very well be incorrect but we have no real proof of his being there except some of us remember seeing him play baseball and we know he was real and an exceptional player and entertainer. There is a brick with his name on it in the memorial walk in the Forester Park in his memory.



Arkansas Agriculture Department Century Farm Program Applications due May 31
The Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) is now accepting applications for 2017 Arkansas Century Farm Inductees. Century Farm families have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. This program honors Arkansas’ rich agricultural heritage and since the beginning in 2012 has certified 341 farms and families. Applications are available at aad.arkansas.gov.



Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce banquet well-attended
“This year’s banquet was a success due to the support of our members, businesses, and community members,” shared Chad Owen, Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce president.



SpyDog 5.6 to compete for Global Innovation Award
“SpyDog 5.6 will be competing in Washington, D.C. for $20,000 and a patent on our innovative ‘B.L.U.E.’ product,” announced SpyDog 5.6 robotics coach Tracie Adams during the Waldron Area Chamber of Commerce Banquet this past Thurs., April 20, 2017.

According to Adams, the Waldron team was selected among 30 countries internationally to compete for the patent. “We are very excited and look forward in bringing the $20,000 back to Waldron,” shared Adams.

During the month of January 2017, SpyDog 5.6 was named as the Arkansas State Champions and it was at the same time, according to Adams, that the students also received the most prestigious award of that evening which was the “Global Innovation Award.” It was this award that has granted the team their ticket to Washington, D.C. on June 18-20, 2017.
During the FIRST LEGO League Global Innovation award competition, SpyDog 5.6 team members will be presenting their Blue Light UV Enclosure (B.L.U.E.).




Waldron school-based health center to close
A carried motion of 5-0 by the Waldron School Board was made during the April 2017 Waldron public school board meeting to close the Waldron School Based Health Clinic located at Rice Road.



What is love?
Although LOVE can be defined in a thousand ways, there’s only one true way: coming from the heart and expressing itself in order to touch the recipient’s heart.
Love can be defined in many meanings which depends on the situation and when, what, why, and how to use it.

Love is a true feeling of loving and caring toward one another.
Love is free, just lots of caring for one another. There are no rules in love; it doesn't matter who you fall in love with because no one can know for sure who they will end up with. There is no pride in love, no I'm right she's wrong or she's right and I'm wrong, when there's a problem talk about it, fix it with a cool calm head.




A kingdom mentality
“And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost.”

Romans 5:3-5

Parched with thirst and aching with hunger, they followed after Him. They sat in the temple listening but not fully understanding. They watched Him with expectation as He touched the leper and were astonished when a Roman Centurion approached Him. They were appalled. They were intrigued. They were overcome by fear. They were astounded by His power. They were His disciples. Fishermen, tax collectors, doctors, lawyers, and simple folk all followed Him. They couldn’t plan next week or next month but each morning they followed after God.

We cannot live for God in the future. We cannot live for God in the past. We have to live for God day by day, moment by moment allowing Him to be the ruler of our right now.




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