Olney ISD has now closed all schools, which began on Tuesday, March. 17.
The Olney Chamber of Commerce Banquet was canceled and will not be rescheduled this year. However, the Chamber is preparing to move forward with individual presentations of the Stars of Olney awards and the Chamber David H. Penn Memorial Scholarship Auction is still taking place. View the full interview with Stacy Wade at www.Facebook.com/OlneyEnterprise.
In the spirit of giving back, the Sr. Cub Cemter is always looking for volunteers. L-R: Senior Cub Center staff : Climmie Miller, Amanda Garcia, James Wiley, Linda Grey and Connie Gibson. Photo by Will Sadler
Hometown Coffee and Tea is allowing customers to pick up their food at the registers after ordering.
“Obviously, business has been down but we are very blessed to have customers still calling in.” Holly Bailey Photo by Will Sadler
The Drive-thru at Dairy Queen remaiins open although customers are not allowed to dine inside the restaurant as this is a necessary precaution to ensure the safety of everyone.
“It is still business as usual. We are taking it day by day.” Anita Rodriguez Photo by Will Sadler
Although the Coronavirus has reached the U.S., now is not the time to panic. We must choose to make the best of the situation at hand. Many of the Olney businesses are encouraging us to move forward with leading normal lives during this chaotic time.
God got a hold of me. On January 8, 2020 I received a blast of hunger and thirst for the Lord. I began to ask God to put a new spirit in me and a new heart, that I might be saved and delivered once and for all from my past sins, so I could let the Lord use me for his glory. For 48 consecutive days, Jan 8th to Feb 25th, I didn’t eat one single meal. I would snack on a few saltine crackers here and there in hopes that I wouldn’t get too weak and collapse. Throughout the 48 days I would read Matthew 6:33 everyday, “Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you”. I was studying God’s word about 15-20 hours a day and the more I was into this routine, the less hungry I became for worldly desires. I became hungrier and thirstier to see God face to face one day. About halfway through my fasting, Preston Crow, the program director, was teaching from Revelation during one of his notorious 2:00 classes. I was listening to him teach and preach from Revelation for a couple of days when a light bulb went off in my head, and a different light sparked in my tem-ple (body). I raised my hand to tell him that God had just revealed to me that the worst thing to be in this world is a non-believer. Preston slowly nodded his head up and down and his eyes has watered up a bit. It was if he knew there was a change underway with me. Later that same night, I cried for all the non-believers. Then I started to redirect my mind towards myself. Did I RE- ALLY know Christ myself? Have I received the salvation that I so openly tell others about? Getting on my knees mid-morning, alone in my room, I received Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I invited him to live in me and walk with me for eternity. Immediately (not in an audible voice) God spoke to me. He was saying that the worst thing in this world now would be for me to not tell someone else about Jesus, seeing as how I now knew the way and the truth. The feeling of joy and pure happiness was so overwhelming. I’m excited to know that Jesus loves me and picked me to share in his glory with him. “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know” -Jeremiah 33- 3