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August 14, 2018 • Page 18 shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com The Bookworm ... For Young Readers ‘How Sweet The Sound’ Tells Amazing True Story “How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace” by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison; © 2018, Atheneum Books for Young Readers; 48 pages ——— BY TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER In church, you sing a lot of songs. Some are just for Sunday School, and you clap when you sing them. Others make you dance right in your seat. And some songs you sing in church are very old and have a quiet, hidden meaning. In “How Sweet the Sound” by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Frank Morrison, you’ll learn about one song that feels a lot like a prayer. John Newton was not a very nice man. He was a brawling sailor, and that was why he was so mean: He had to be tough, and that meant fighting and swearing and hurting people. He’d been doing it for years, and he didn’t have plans to stop. Toughness was in his blood. But then, one night, there was a storm and John was at the wheel of the ship as she tossed back and forth on the waves. The rest of the crew was frightened and, truthfully, so was John. He began to think about all the things he’d done in his life. He remembered how much he loved his mother, and he recalled when she died. Was that when John became a not-so-nice guy? Was that when he started “picking fights” and arguing? No, John was still nice then. He met Mary, the woman he loved, and they had plans for the future until the Navy nabbed John and forced him to enlist. Ah, there’s where John became a cruel bully. It happened aboard a ship, where he worked hauling humans over the ocean to bring them to slavery. Oh, John suddenly understood — and he began to pray. He prayed when he bailed water. He prayed as he “plugs leaks.” He talked to God while he was at the helm of the ship. He prayed and prayed until the sun peeked over the horizon on wet but peaceful sails. He prayed because the crew still wasn’t out of danger, and he kept praying until the ship reached land. God spared John’s life and, in gratitude, John became a preacher and spoke out against slave ships. Then he wrote a song that people of many faiths have leaned on in times of trouble. You’ve sung the words countless times. You’ve heard the song in many places. But did you know the true story of the classic hymn? Most people haven’t, but in “How Sweet the Sound,” author Carole Boston Weatherford tells it with couplets more powerful than a storm at sea; indeed, this book is little more than a poem written in descriptive style, but sparsely, which lends more weight to each careful word. The tale itself — that of John Newton — is all true, and that’s explained in Weatherford’s Author’s Note near the back cover. Be sure you read that, too. It makes an extraordinary story even more … amazing. With beautiful artwork by Frank Morrison, this book is great for children ages 4 to 8 and may be a Sunday School winner for kids and adults. “How Sweet the Sound” could make your soul sing. Author Coming To The Vermillion Public Library VERMILLION — The Friends of the Vermillion Public Library are welcoming Craig Johnson to Vermillion on Sunday, Aug. 19. Johnson is the author of the bestselling Walt Longmire Mysteries, which is now a hit show on Netflix. The day’s festivities will start with an Author Meet & Greet at Carey’s Bar MOODY MOTOR NIOBRARA, NE in Downtown Vermillion, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased, and include a catered supper by Heck’s Dakota Style BBQ, 1 free bar drink, a chance to meet the author, and the Author Talk and Q&A later at the Library. The Author Talk and Q&A goes from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Vermillion Public Library, and doors open at 5:30 to allow for advanced book sales and a viewing of the Let Our Family Business Keep Yours In The Go With: Patrick Hawk 251 Spruce Ave • Box 260 Niobrara, NE 68760 www.moodymotor.com pjhawk@hotmail.com (402) 857-3711 (800) 745-5650 Fax (402) 857-3713 pilot episode of “Longmire.” After the talk, Barnes & Noble will be selling copies of Johnson’s books, and the author himself will be signing them. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available at the library front desk. They are limited, so get them while you can. Further information will be available for patrons at the Circulation Desk, or by calling 605-677-7060. • Farm Filters • Hydraulic Hoses • Bearings & Seals New At The Library Here’s what’s new at the Yankton Community Library this week: ADULT BOOKS • Alter Ego by Brian Freeman; Fiction • Bloody Sunday by Ben Coes; Fiction • The Cottages on Silver Beach by RaeAnne Thayne; Fiction • Freed by Carly Phillips; Fiction • A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo; Fiction • Lost Creed by Alex Kava; Fiction • The Mapping of Love and Death by Jacqueline Winspear; Fiction • Murder in Paradise by James Patterson; Fiction • Paradox by Catherine Coulter; Fiction • Relapse: A Love Story by Robert Hunter; Fiction • Spymaster by Brad Thor; Fiction • Tom Clancy’s Line of Sight by Mike Maden; Fiction • Unabridged by Diana Palmer; Fiction • Chasing Frank and Jesse James: The Bungled Northfield Bank Robbery and the Long Manhunt by Wayne Fanebust; Nonfiction • Dear Madam President: An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World by Jennifer Palmieri; Fiction • Fodor’s Travel Guide: Essential Greece with the Best Islands; Nonfiction • Fodor’s Travel Guide: African Safaris; Nonfiction • Giant: Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Edna Ferber, and the Making of a Legendary American Film by Don Graham; Nonfiction • The Jewish Resistance: Uprisings Against the Nazis in World War II by Paul Roland; Nonfiction • Organizing Solutions for People with ADHD by Susan C. Pinsky; Nonfiction • Vegetables Love Flowers: Companion Planting for Beauty and Bounty by Lisa Mason Ziegler; Nonfiction ADULT LARGE PRINT BOOKS • Before Everything by Victoria Redel; Fiction • The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti; Fiction • Halsey Street by Naima Coster; Fiction • Heart of Eden by Caroline Fyffe; Fiction • The Ice Cream Makers by Ernest van der Kwast; Fiction • Lover’s Lane by Jill Marie Landis; Fiction • The Nearness of You by Dorothy Garlock; Fiction • Things I Never Told You by Beth K. Vogt; Fiction • Where Hope Begins by Catherine West; Fiction ADULT AUDIOBOOKS • Before and Again by Barbara Delinsky; Fiction • Between You and Me by Susan Wiggs; Fiction • The Ever After by Sarah Pekkanen; Fiction • Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson; Fiction • The Life We Bury by Allen Eskins; Fiction • The Moscow Offensive by Dale Brown; Fiction • Murder in Paradise by James Patterson; Fiction • NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson; Fiction • The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand; Fiction • The Pharaoh Key by Preston & Child; Fiction • The President is Missing by Bill Clinton & James Patterson; Fiction ——— Did you know that you can reserve an item from home? Staff will then notify you as soon as the item is available! If you read this you know... advertising pays! Call the Missouri Valley Shopper at 665-5884 or stop by to place your ad today! 319 Walnut St. • Yankton MV Shopper Cox Auto 605•665•4494 MV Shopper OPEN HOUSE M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y 1007 Broadway Ave Yankton, SD M I S S O U R I VA L L E Y Wednesday, August 15th •5:00-7:00PM Saturday, August 18th •1:00-3:00PM Participating Businesses Are… 406 S. McNamara, Bloomfield, NE • $158,000 This is a beautiful home with lots of room and open spaces. There are 3 bedrooms upstairs and a bonus room in the basement. Everything in this home has been updated and is move-in ready. There is a detached garage in the back with easy alley access. It is in a wonderful location and has a beautiful large backyard. Underground sprinker system. New furnace in 2018. Sellers agent is realted to seller. Kelly Filips, 660-0900 1901 Broadway, Yankton 260-1600 • www.yanktonhomefinder.com Pre-Harvest Machinery Consignment AUCTION J&H Cleaning Services YANKTON WORKS Want your REAL-TIME MESSAGE on the most visited media website in the Yankton area? Join our ‘Friends2Follow’ program! Contact your Yankton Media Representative today! 605-665-7811 Friday, Aug. 17 auction to begin at 9:30 a.m. LOCATED: Avon Farm & Ranch Supply 40609 SD Highway 50, Avon Among the items include tractors, payloaders, skidsteers, combines, heads, silage and hay equipment, machinery, feeding, bulk truck, grain trailer, stock trailers, vehicles, trailers, boat, ATV, vehicle hoist, livestock equipment, For more information call Glen Peterson 605-661-1843, Lee Wittmeier 464-1937 or Cody Peterson 682-1652 or for photos visit www.petersonauctioneers.com Peterson Auctioneers Glen Peterson, RE #234 www.petersonauctioneers.com Lee Wittmeier - Tyndall, SD Cody Peterson - Avon, SD TERMS: Cash or personal check accompanied by photo ID Not Responsible for Accidents This will be another great auction here in Avon, SD with nearly 100% of the consignments right off the farm or ranch. Our website will be updated daily. Yankton Chamber Golf Day Event Set Playing to win takes on a whole new meaning when you do business on the green. Designed to create an environment that encourages camaraderie and promotes business opportunity among Yankton Area Chamber of Commerce members, the annual Chamber Golf Day continues to grow each year. The Yankton Chamber “A Slice in Time” Golf Day is set for Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Hillcrest Golf & Country Club. Sponsors will have their holes decorated in various periods of time or various themes to entertain golfers and market their products and services. This event is open to chamber members and the public. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. with a Shotgun start at noon. There is an entry fee (includes 18 holes, dinner, hole and fairway prizes) Cart rental (if needed) is $10 per person, and two mulligans can be purchased for $10. Payout for the tournament will be for the top three teams in three flights. This fun tournament will include business sponsored holes for pin prizes and additional other games of chance. The Hole-In-One prize will be a new 2018 Chevrolet Silverado1500 and is sponsored by Northtown Automotive and First Dakota National Bank. There will be money holes where players can test their skills in putting and 3 par holes. Teams are encouraged to dress up in their favorite theme or decade for a chance at $250 in Chamber Dollars for the Best Dressed Team Award. The deadline is Aug. 15 to register as an individual or as a team. Don’t have a team? Call the Chamber and the staff can help you find one. After tournament play, all teams will be directed to The Clubhouse at Hillcrest for the food buffet, prizes and the awards ceremony. Sign your team up todaylimited space available. To register, sign up online at www.yanktonsd.com or call 605-665-3636.
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