Weekly Highlights – 02/22/16 – 02/26/16
It’s time once again to take a look at what happened the past week. The Weekly Highlights are a great way to catch up, but don’t forget that you can always watch the full stories from either our front page or the archives section.
HORNETS WIN PLAYOFF DOUBLE HEADER
The Wellsboro Hornets hosted East Juniata and Warrior Run in the quarterfinal round of District IV Class AA playoffs on Friday, February 19.
Girls – Wellsboro 49, East Juniata 44
The Lady Hornets advance to the semi-finals, their first time since the 2003-2004 season, where they will take on Southern Columbia on Tuesday, February 23 at Loyalsock at 6:00 p.m.
Boys – Wellsboro 49, Warrior Run 39
Next up for the Hornets is Central Columbia, who rallied to beat Wyalusing 48-46, in the semi-finals at a date and location to be determined.
WELLSBORO WINTER CELEBRATION HIGHLIGHTS
This past weekend February 18th – 21st, Wellsboro enjoyed its second annual Wellsboro Winter Celebration. Featuring a chili cook off, as well as horseback riding and ice sculpting, this is not an event to miss. Craftsman Gary Hilfiger of Troy, PA made an appearance, lending eleven-some years of wood carving experience to the days’ attractions by demonstrating chainsaw carving. Jeff Meyers, an ice carver from Elegant Ice Creations Inc., also exhibited his talents by producing sculptures from 300lb blocks of ice.
HORNETS ADVANCE TO D-IV CHAMPIONSHIP
The Wellsboro basketball teams each traveled to Loyalsock High School for the District IV Class AA semi-finals, as the Lady Hornets took on No 2 seed Southern Columbia, and the Hornets squared off against No 3 seed Central Columbia on Tuesday, February 23.
Girls – Wellsboro 59, Southern Columbia 49
Boys – Wellsboro 48, Central Columbia 41
MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
Because relationships are such a crucial part of our lives, it is important that we give them the attention they need to not only survive, but to be maintained in a healthy manner. Whether these relationships are based in romantic, family, or friendship, there are a number of lessons we can all learn about how to value, prioritize, and connect best with others closest to us. Although this feature primarily focused on a couple relationship, take a few moments to absorb the important elements Dr. John Gottman, a well-known marriage researcher, has discussed in his examination of relationship dynamics and how you can apply these to ANY of your relationships.
BACK TO BASICS – CHECK-UP
All of life’s problems can be traced back to one single source: sin. Sin is the reason for death, disease, and all of the problems we face. Before you write this off as the ramblings of a self-righteous Bible-thumper, consider my options: I can either choose to tell you the truth of our condition, or I can ignore it. If we ignore the truth we simply will not get better. But the word of God offers hope!
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24)
Praise the Lord, my soul,
and forget not all his benefits—
who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion…
Friend, God cares so much about your spiritual health that He was willing to sacrifice His own son to heal you. Why not turn to Him today? You can talk to Him through prayer, or pick up His word and read directly from the mouth of God. Consider attending a local church this week where you can be around others trying to follow Him just as you are.
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