Rebel Run dedicated to late Mt. City mayor

The Phillip Lee Taylor Memorial Scholarship Fund donation page can easily be accessed through  And, the program from the memorial service included a QR code that goes directly to this spot.

The 2019 Rebel Run was dedicated this year to Mayor Phillip Taylor of Mountain City. The Hays Band Boosters are placing a special order of the 5K Rebel Run t-shirts which state “In memory of Phillip Taylor”. Shirts are $20 for purchase only here on their website from April 15-May 3. All proceeds will be donated to the Phillip Taylor Scholarship fund.

Loving Mountain City’s Facebook has links to these two spots, the one for donations and the one for t-shirt orders.

And, it’s on LMC’s page that you’ll see the starting time for Saturday’s 10 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt at City Hall Field. Prize baskets were donated by Beth and Everitt Smith. Many residents made donations.

Read details to see exact times:
10 a.m. – 0 to 3 yrs
10:15 a.m. – 4 to 7 yrs
10:30 a.m. – 8 to 11 yrs 

Older kids are invited to help watch the borders, specifically the street side borders.

Have your hummingbirds drained your feeders? This is the first season I recall feeders completely drained within 2 – 3 days.

Cavity-nesting birds keep me busy on Late last week Black-crested Titmouse babies fledged. A new nest is started in a nestbox nearby. And, we have 3 active Bewick’s Wren nestings in our backyard.

After our first trip to Willow City Loop with church friends in late March, I posted photos of flowers on  Within hours, identification came in. iNaturalist is a cool tool.

A favorite reading of mine for Easter (previously included in Montage in 2010) comes from He Chose the Nails, Copyright (W Publishing Group, 2000) Max Lucado.

“The Clothing on the Cross

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness.” 1 Peter 2:24 (NIV)

When Christ was nailed to the cross, he took off his robe of seamless perfection and assumed a different wardrobe, the wardrobe of indignity.

The indignity of nakedness. Stripped before his own mother and loved ones. Shamed before his family.

The indignity of failure. For a few pain-filled hours, the religious leaders were the victors, and Christ appeared the loser. Shamed before his accusers.

Worst of all, he wore the indignity of sin. “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness.”

The clothing of Christ on the cross? Sin – yours and mine. The sins of all humanity.”

Thank God.

Happy Resurrection Day.

Love to you, PTom

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