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December 22, 2022

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Page 2 - Rutherford Weekly 828-248-1408 Thursday, December 22-December 28, 2022 The popular Christmas carol "Away In a Manger" has an interesting history. German priest and Protestant Reformation leader Martin Luther was long believed to have written the song. However, historians no longer believe that's the case, and it is now widely considered to have American origins. In fact, the author of the third verse remains a topic of debate, as that verse does not appear in the earliest renditions of the song. Though that fi nal verse is often attributed to American John T. MacFarland, various sources indicate that more research is necessary before that credit can be safely assigned. "Away In a Manger" Away in a manger, no crib for a bed, The little Lord Jesus laid down his sweet head. The stars in the sky looked down where he lay, The little Lord Jesus asleep in the hay. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, But little Lord Jesus no crying he makes. I love Thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky And stay by my cradle til morning is nigh. Be near me, Lord Jesus, I ask Thee to stay Close by me forever, and love me, I pray. Bless all the dear children in thy tender care, And take us to heaven, to live with Thee there. Lyrics courtesy of 'Tis the season to tune in to New releases this season include tunes from: Tim O'Brien Becky Buller Old Crow Medicine Show Scythian Paul Kelly The Old 97s. Plus lots of classic holiday listener favorites. It's the most wonderful time of the year! Every music program and our eclectic weekday mix will feature holiday music with that special WNCW sparkle. Smith's Drugs has sold more than 43 copies of the book "It's About Jesus" The Beta Club of Ellenboro Elementary School challenged the entire school to a "Socktober" drive and collected over 900 pairs for the Washburn Community Outreach Center (WOCO) to warm the feet of babies, children such as themselves, and adults they may never meet. They recognized almost immediately that they make the most impact when they work together on something big, yet specifi c. It was the school's second year to collect socks for WOCO. Fifth grade teacher Jordan Yelton said the Beta Club decided to collect socks since they are rarely donated. "So we made it our mission to collect as many as possible to help families in Rutherford County," Yelton said. The socks were distributed during a two day Christmas gift market where parents, grandparents and guardians gathered socks and a number of toys and other items for children for Christmas. The Ellenboro School also collected 1,400 cans of food for distribution by the WCOC. "Right as they go home for a couple weeks off, the students' contributions to the food drive were delivered to WCOC, feeding other children and families in their own community," said Lindy Abrams, director of WOCO. The canned goods will be distributed during WOCO's drive through. The Center will be open for food distribution Thursday, Dec. 22 and will be closed beginning Dec. 23 through Jan. 4. Regular hours resume January 5. Hours are 9am until 1pm. The thrift store is also open today until 1pm with special store sales. Donations for Christmas giving have come from individuals, civic groups and others across the community. To donate Washburn Community Outreach Center visit www. donations. Washburn Outreach receives socks, food from Ellenboro School Food distribution today 9am to 1pm Article Provided By: Jean Gordon. Contributed Photos. Socks were given away at the two day Christmas Gift Market at the Washburn Outreach Center. Also given to children were school supplies, toys and other items. Lindy Abrams of Washburn Community Outreach Center (WCOC) receives the Ellenboro Elementary Canned Food Drive Donation from Mrs. Ansley Parker, teacher. The WCOC also hosted a children's gift event last Wednesday and Saturday serving at least 150 children across Rutherford County. The children's parents, grandparents or guardians shopped at the gift market. Away In a Manger

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