Citizens give hearts for Climax

Published 2:54 pm Thursday, February 16, 2012

MRS. PEARLE HAMILTON, one of the widows, receives her valentine from Sandra Nichols.


Climax Correspondent

“I know I can’t take the place of your husband; but know he is smiling and watching over you. I just want to let you know — you are loved and not forgotten,” were the words spoken by Sandra Douglas Nichols as she personally handed some 20 or more valentine hearts with candy to the widows in the Decatur County area.

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Nichols, the owner of a small home-based business in Climax, AWOA (A Work Of Art) creative crafts, said she had been doing this deed for three years. She said God had placed it in her heart one Valentine’s Day three years ago to do something for the widows in the community, so she came up with AWOA’s Hearts for Widows.

“It’s just a little something to show them I do care,” Nichols said. “And when God, with his small still voice, tells you to do something, you better listen and follow through.”

On Valentine’s Day, Nichols traveled from Climax to Bainbridge, Whigham, Attapulgus and Cairo, delivering her message and a heart of candy. The ladies receiving the gift were speechless and very touched by the action of one young Climax lady.

Several were not home, but those who were, included: From Climax/Whigham, Ann Airail, Brenda Bishop, Beverly Davis, Marilyn Dodson, Pearle Hamilton, and Fannie Wells; from Bainbridge/Attapulgus: Wilma Brinson, Tammy Denton, Lillie Bell Emanuel, Mary Gant, Joanna Harris, Bobbie Mobley, Brenda Perkins, and Anna Rae Washington; and from Cairo: Clara Robinson.

Church news

Greater Mt. Calvary First Born Church of the Living God on Broad Street in Climax will hold their annual prayer breakfast Saturday, March 17, beginning at 9 a.m. in the church annex. The guest speaker will be Pastor Steve Poppell of the Climax Baptist Church. Donations will be $6 a plate. Everyone is welcome. The pastor of Greater Mt. Calvary is Elder Earl O. Germany.

Church concert

The Dixie Echoes Quartet will be in concert Sunday evening, Feb. 26, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Climax United Methodist Church on East Broad Street. A love offering will be accepted.

A World Day Of Prayer

The Climax United Methodist Church women will host a world day of prayer service on Friday, March 2, beginning at noon. “Bring your own sack lunch” will follow in the fellowship hall. Drinks and dessert will be provided. An offering will be accepted for missions relative to women and children in the United States and in other countries. The contact person is Sandra Sirmons at (229) 246-9827.