Local artists features at The Chimneyville Crafts Festival Dec. 5-7


This story was originally published in the September 2006 edition of North Mississippi Christian Family — Valvespring Pottery will be part of The Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi’s 38th annual Chimneyville Crafts Festival set for Dec.5-7 at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson.

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Fritz Fulgham and Bonnie Renfroe spend every spare moment playing in the mud. Actually clay. And some of it is Choctaw County clay – straight from the roadside ditch.

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AFA’s Smith visits JOY Club


downloadAmerican Family Association’s Buddy Smith lead members of JOY Club in a time of worship with some of his favorite Southern Gospel songs.
After about four or five songs, Smith shared a little about the mission and vision of the American Family Association, where he serves as executive vice president.
“My home base for ministry the past 22 years is American Family Association (AFA),” Smith said. “The mission of the AFA is to inform, equip and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture, and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.” Continue reading