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Gazette Sunday (Newspaper) - December 12, 1999, Bedford, Pennsylvania Bedford county own daily newspaper continuously published since 1805 december 1999 sunday Lew Button merry Exmas i am quite puzzled by a recent court the fifth us circuit court of appeals ruled there could be student led prayer at football games but it told schools to make sure that such prayers Are nonsectarian and that they do hot mention a specific deity by i have been trying to imag Ine How to write a prayer that would comply with that Deci to whom it May con Cern May be too that address implies personality and would be offensive to if we want to come up with a prayer that is not offensive whatever May be the Best we can now where do we go from there is there any religious expression which will not offend anybody it appears using the guidelines of the it will be easier to write a letter to Santa than offer any kind of meaningful prayer at High school football i can see no purpose what Soever in a secular if there is somebody out there listening then lets have respect to address him by if there is nobody out there listening then we Haven got a since i am no a High school of Tipett 1 a fixed up in this Case but i have an i would love to be at a football game at which a student prays in the name of when there is a huge protest about using the name of a deity the student simply has to say let the supreme court decide if Jesus is a can you imagine that Case i am not waiting for the supreme court to decide if Jesus is i already believe but that be a great trial the us supreme court has already agreed to hear an Appeal to this Case without any attempt to prove the deity of i am hoping the highest court in the land sees the problems with the ruling of the lower court but what if the ruling of the lower court is upheld one of my concerns is what will be will we have to keep All religious references out of Public discourse Public discourse will certainly not be improved if we remove All religious will we have to say Good Bye to the Good Samaritan and the Wisdom of Solomon which come from the Bible will we have to change the names of the months of the year March and May All have their origins in roman and what about Christmas know there has been an Effort to keep the religious connotations out of Public View but Christmas is a religious Holiday holy whenever we say merry Christmas we Are expressing a wish that the Day set aside for remembering the birth of Christ would be a Day full of i dont think there is any Benefit to wishing anybody a merry As far As am concerned there is no reason to be merry if there is no Christ in Village sports 4 kid speak 6 ring the Bells Tussey choir keeps Jingle in the Yule season by Jim Brown Gazette staff writer Saxton of All shapes and sizes have somehow found their Way into Christmas its not difficult to imagine the Bells on Bobtail ring heard sounding Forth from that open Sleigh where Jingle Bells was first and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow could hear the message of Christmas coming from a Church where pealed the Bells More loud and deep god is not nor doth he sleep the wrong shall the right with peace on Good will to walking toward the band room at Tussey Mountain High visitors can still hear the tingling of the Bonnie Jenkins counts helping to keep the schools Bell choir on time As they practice up on the for the past five years Jenk assisted by fellow band director John have worked with the students to make sure a Christmas presence of Bells is maintained in the sax ton not everyone would Miketo Lis ten to a five hour Bell but especially at this right around its something people enjoy Carol Holloway of Saxton says the Bell choir has Given a Little culture to the Northern end of the her a 1999 was a three year Veteran of the handball and now plays in a 12member Bell choir at Messiah on Page 2 Gazette Brown the Tussey Mountain High school Bell choirs handball rendition of Jingle Bells helped brighten an otherwise Rainy and dreary Day during Philadelphia thanksgiving Day Parade a few weeks choir director Bonnie Jenkins leads the ringers in a practice posed around the Bell counter from Megan Rebekah Ashley Erin Megan Lacy Lindsey Adam Emily Jonathan Shawna Rachel Chris and Diana on Jenk ins Points out some of the musical difficulties involved in Reading and playing handball on Lindsey Adam and Emily join in the chorus of Jingle treasures from the attic auction benefits arts and Holiday shoppers by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer theres a painting currently hanging in the Bedford county arts Center in Bedford that will make the perfect so it was probably in some ones attic until a couple weeks it could be areal so dont discount its value As a great Christmas gift idea this say members of the Bedford county arts the arts Council is holding an attic Art silent auction through the 92 pieces of multimedia Art came from local artists or from people who wanted to clean out their attics or basements to help raise funds for the arts its work that is too Good for the Yard Sale or Burn barrel but maybe no longer reflects the taste of who Ever donated said Lynne chairman of the arts Council we just asked that anybody that has artwork that Doest fit the Liv ing room or which they now hate give it to Well use Ashe the result was a collection of items that include some of the Best know artists in the area Kevin Robin and Melinda mouse Myers Potter Sally Werren and others known and unknown to the bidders have already shown their Ashe said someone had already placed a bid on a original Lynn says in the oldest Hoard member in continuous mouse grass Ive been there sort of All supporting the Arijs Council is the Only thing j pour any Kirn of Energy into beside my House or my artists submitted works that Gazette Coyle on left and in Melinda mouse Myers grass hangs some of the artwork new available for a silent re at the Bedford county arts Council gallery on East Pitt and submitted go work they produced in the it May be purchased at an affordable Price that if the auction Price is on local artist and aits Council Board member Thomas Bungler said previous Art auctions held by the Council have been the work that will be on display until 18 fits just about any hangs More of the 9 pieces that Are now available at the Ashe guesses probably were ones they wanted to remove from their mate Rani for that Doest moan the items Are not its not its just older Asho in the their two household tends m to glut in the Council has sponsored sever Al attic each of which were a by now we must Haye everybody said Tom a Pencil artist who is also on the Ringler said he was surprised at the response to prior attic the auction is a Wuy to draw in poo Plu that normally think of going to the arts Ashe this is just for Ashe to silent auction bidders can go to the place Tow Anonymous bid for any piece of ashes How is that will draw in people that typically go into the Asho Sincl Kho to go Ospur Jauly if Ajo christinas the 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