We’re starting a new year with  part of our government shutdown, but a cheerie tweet from our President seems to ignore that point. Some government workers deemed essential are required to report to work regardless of the situation,while others are furloughed.  All are looking looking forward to an end to this situation, and having their lives returning to normal. A Union representing federal employees has filed suit on behalf of the furloughed workers, the last time that happened the courts sided with the workers and the union. This matter will likely lead to some kind of compromise because at this point President Trump has taken blame for shuting down things but if this drags on much longer  the blame will start to spread to both Republicans and Democrats. The 2013 government shutdown is said to have had a negative 24 billion dollar impact on the nations economy, no one wants to see that again. In the long run agencys will burn through any surplus funds they have and be forced to send workers home. All over the country state programs supported by federal dollars will grind to a hault, and small business loans will not see be processed. Even the IRS which was just beginning to get it’s people up to speed on the new tax codes fears that the shutdown will mean delayed returns. Maybe the house should offer 2 billion like V.P. Mike Pence suggested and call it a day.

KidsZone held the 3RD Saturday in each month at St. Luther M.B. Church 1040 st. Jackson MS. and you are invited to bring your children ages 3-12. Kids Zone is a place where kids can be kids while learning about Jesus. kids and teens  facilitators participate in Praise and Worship, group lessons, games , crafts and more. lunch is also provided. Simply register by texting your name and cell# to 769-798-5647 activites start at 11:30am.

For a cup of Joe that’s truly spiritually uplifting tune in weekday mornings to WOAD’S “Early Morning Gospel hosted by Percy Davis, enjoy Gospel hits and Oldies plus Hometown Favorites. The latest news sports and weather, community news, birthdays, Give-A-Ways with winners selected from the Prize Vault registrations and more.

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