DEATH NOTICE

We learned today of the death Thursday of Charlotte Grant Gaskins Powers of Grantsboro and Belhaven. We offer our prayers and condolences to her family. The family will receive friends Jan. 30 from 2-3 p.m. at the Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church, and a graveside service will be held  at 3 p.m. in the Grantsboro Cemetery, the Rev. Charles Hardison officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Rock of Zion Free Will Baptist Church, P.O. Box 381, Grantsboro, NC 28529.

FAITH CAFE HOLDS OYSTER ROAST

The Faith Café Sunday School Class held an oyster roast Jan. 6. Merritt Watson and Gregory Midyette steamed the oysters to perfection and deposited them on a table for those participating to shuck and eat. Several varieties of cocktail and hot sauce were available. In addition to the oysters, there was shrimp and dessert.

The consensus was that the oysters were salty, delicious and well cooked. There were no comments from the oysters, “and this was scarcely odd, for they’d eaten every one.” (Apologies to Charles Dodgson)

The stars of the party were the oysters, of course.

The stars of the party were the oysters, of course.

The oyster-eaters heartily shucked…

The oyster-eaters heartily shucked…

and ate their fill.

and ate their fill.

Photos by Melissa Watson