Orange Beach, Alabama
April 9, 2007
by Ken Grimes, Jr.
Did the Easter bunny find the way to your house and was it a Good Friday, after all? Too often we let Easter pass by without much fanfare or recognition of the true reason for the holiday, the remembrance of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Society gets caught up in the political correctness of events and controversies while becoming blurred to the real celebration of love and perfection. Jesus came to Earth living a perfect, sinless life and eventually was crucified to allow each sinner, all of us, to be saved and have eternal life. What makes Easter truly unique and unmatched is Christ’s resurrection from the tomb on Easter morning. Let there be no doubt that man alone cannot move a two thousand pound stone blocking an entry without being noticed by guards. It is beyond all understanding and human knowledge of the sheer ability to be risen with new life, to walk and talk with the people at that time, before ascending into heaven with the father God for all eternity. We too have that opportunity with each and every breath and thankfully, Easter and our Holy Bible share that love for all to hear. Hope your Easter was great, mine was!
If you left the warm confines of your home this weekend you felt the chill of a last blast of winter air as the Alabama Gulf Coast was near record temps dropping close to freezing several nights. The blustery air brought about the need to pull out those jackets and long pants especially when attending outdoor activities around town. It made for a cool Easter weekend in Orange Beach. Speaking of cold, the “Opening Day” for youth baseball and soft- ball was quite chilling as youngsters and parents made the parade and opening ceremony wrapped in blankets and jackets. Nothing like a cold breeze across the many ball fields with nothing to block the gusts. An estimated three hundred play- ers and parents fought the chill as Caroline White, sang the national anthem and Mayor Pete Blalock threw the first ceremonial pitches of baseball and softball of the season. “The Mayor” brought two impressive strikes right down the pipe this year as I think he has been secretly preparing since January. Introductions were made by Robert Stuart, Bradley Shivers and Jeff Moon of all players followed by a tip of the hat. The Orange Beach Sports Association thanked Columbia Southern University for sponsoring the softball uniforms again this year and numerous local businesses on sponsor- ing our baseball teams. IMPORTANT INSURANCE MEETING DATE and INFO on page 6 KG
Mayor Pete Blalock brings home a strike for two years straight on Opening Day in Orange Beach. Catcher Amber Stewart of the 16U Poisonous Kiwis makes the grab as the season is here.