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Thursday Morning Briefing 12-8

By Staff | Dec 8, 2016

Josh Oldaker

Good morning Tyler County.

TCHS boys’ basketball Coach Bob Jones talks in this video about the Silver Knights’ heartbreaking loss earlier this week and his thoughts about Friday’s non-conference away game against Cameron (0-1) up the hill on that windy stretch of road at 6 p.m. in Marshall County. Sports writer Ed Parsons will have story about that game and more next week.

In other news, Sistersville Volunteer Fire Department is now a licensed rapid response agency the only licensed rapid response agency in Tyler County. Much praise should go Deena Glover of Glover Consulting Services who assisted SVFD in their licensure where they received a four-year certification with a Superior rating.

Pastor Tim Kelley of Sistersville’s First United Methodist Church reports that a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service with Holy Communion 7 p.m. Dec. 24. Please bring canned foods to go to the Sistersville Food Pantry.

If you enjoy good old-fashioned fun and yearn for the memories of your favorite hymns, Josh Oldaker is coming to Sistersville United Methodist Church.

Pastor Kelley said this will be a performance you’re sure to treasure, so make plans to attend Oldaker’s performance at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at the church. A free will offering will be taken for Oldaker.

A little bit about Oldaker. In the winter of 2009, Oldaker shared the dream of a 50 state tour entitled Heal Me, according to his website. This tour, however, would not be an ordinary one. Some questioned how such a tour would be possible without a big record label, a booking agent, or a major sponsor. Josh relied solely on his faith in God that it would be possible. January 2010, he packed up his Dodge Stratus with 215,000 miles and set out on a journey that would take him all over the United States. This experience changed his life forever.

The tour was a huge success which came as no surprise to Oldaker; he felt with the Lord guiding him it would be perfect, according to Oldaker’s website. Even with 80 different venues in just over a year, Josh found time to get married to the love of his life. Together, they are now looking forward to the next part of his journey. With a well-rounded country-gospel music repertoire, Oldaker’s performance is something that the whole family will appreciate. With an energetic style that has people asking his wife “Is he like this all the time?” and a God-given vocal talent, you will be treated to an unforgettable show.