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Finale at Faith on Grove
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Vivid Image owner, Beth Gasser and friend at the finale of Faith on Grove; an outreach ministry the Gasser family has been involved with for 10 years.
Spring Grove Orthodox Church
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When Jim made his subject choice "Churches", I got to thinking, what could I possibly shoot that had any meaning? Two churches immediately came to mind: St. Peter’s Catholic church and Spring Grove Orthodox church, both in my home town of Spring Grove, Illinois. I finally decided on the little Orthodox Church, simply because it had a greater spiritual meaning in my life. Ironically, I spent most of my youth playing baseball and fishing behind the Catholic church. They had a great field with a fence and a Nippersink Creek tributary ran through their property. There were baseball games every day during the summer. The problem with growing up in a small town was the fact that we could never get our hands on a baseball to play with, and when we did, we almost always lost it. Home runs hit over the fence were never a good thing…..
The story behind the Orthodox church is different. When I was a young child of 6 or 7 years old, I was inspired by an uncle who took the time to teach me all about God, Jesus and the bible. He spent hours telling me everything from how the world was created to how we will all burn in eternal damnation if we don’t change our ways. Needless to say, I was at an age where I believed everything adults told me, and decided to go to church every Sunday. Being a non-Catholic, my only choice was this little Orthodox church just down the road. I would wake up early every Sunday morning, put on my little three piece suit and make the 3/4 mile walk to church. How I slipped by my parents and 11 brothers and sisters I’ll never know, but I managed to make it on time every single week. When I got there I would politely take my seat and listen to the minister’s sermon. When it was time to sing hymnals I didn’t always know the songs, but I do remember feeling very welcome there. I didn’t go more than a few months before Satan found better things for me to do on Sunday mornings, like watching cartoons, sleeping in or playing with my friends.
As this photo shows, the church is still in great shape. To the right there’s a "For Sale" sign advertising it as commercial space, but I decided to crop it out. I don’t have any history to share except my own. This church isn’t mentioned in any of the Spring Grove history books or anywhere on the internet, but it will always hold a special place in my heart.
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10-SP-522 AMENDED NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY UNDER AND BY VIRTUE of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Lowell Don Watts, Jr. and Cynthia K. Watts, dated November 22, 2005 and recorded on November 28, 2005, in Book No. 01265, at Page 1307 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of Rockingham County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at Rockingham County Courthouse, Wentworth, North Carolina on November 3, 2010 at 10:30 AM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Stokesdale, County of Rockingham, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 2219 Gideon Grove Church, Stokesdale, NC 27357
Tax Parcel ID: 116030
Present Record Owners: Lowell Don Watts, Jr. and Cynthia K. Watts The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars (0.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. In the event that the Owner and Holder or its intended assignee is exempt from paying the same, the successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee’s Deed, and any Land Transfer Tax. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the Trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 – Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Dated: September 30, 2010 David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee
By: Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC
Attorneys for David A. Simpson, P.C., Substitute Trustee
2550 West Tyvola Road
Charlotte, NC 28217
27357 Stokesdale, USA
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