Monday, March 30, 2015

A Woman Who is Passionate about Serving God and Serving Others/Our WINGS Lady of the Month-(Sonya Maxie)April 2015

Sonya Marie Marcum Maxie was born September 17, 1967 to Carolyn King and Leslie David Marcum. She was born in London, KY at Marymount Hospital and was raised in Clay County on Sextons creek. She attended Burning Springs Elementary, Clay County High School, Union College, And the Bible College in London, Ky. She happily married Ricky Lee Maxie on Sept 9,1989. She is the youngest of 2 children and the mother of 3 children. Her brother is Sam Marcum of North Carolina, and her step mother is Charlotte Marcum, she has 3 step siblings: Jason Welch, Jimmy Welch, and Jessica Davidson. Rick and she have 3 children: Chelsea Marie Smith (Married to Terry Smith), Joshua David Maxie (Married to Cassie Maxie), and Ricky Brian Maxie (Married to Beverley Maxie). She is also a proud grandmother to Levi Case Maxie, and AnnaBella Brielle Smith.


She eventually got her Bachelors degree at Eastern Kentucky University at age 45 making the dean’s list with such outstanding grades. Throughout the years she has worked at City Hall, Lexington Herald Leader paper route, Pony Express paper route, MidSouth, Retail outfitters (where she met Rick), and now she works as a case manager at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Manchester, KY.


She and Rick began going to the Oneida Church of God (COGWC) in January of 1992. Brian was almost 9, Chelsea was 2 and Sonya was pregnant with Josh. They became Youth Pastors in 1994-1995 and served in that role in the church for 17-18 years. The youth through the years practically lived at their house. They held lock ins, sleepovers, youth rally's, fundraisers, events, trips, was involved in every bible school, and every other event at our church. They have been a major part of the young adults lives who attend our church still today.
It was just a few years ago when they stepped down and began a new ministry with the jail in Manchester, then moved on to the food pantry at our church that Sonya currently heads up. She spends her days off work at our church. She dedicates her life to the work of the Lord and to his house. Anything that goes on involving the church, you can bet that she and Rick are somewhere in the middle of it all.
Her kids say she is the best momma ever, Her husband says she is the best wife ever, Her parents say that she is the best daughter ever, Her grandchildren say that she is the best mamaw ever. Her friends say she's the best friend ever, and we say she is one of our best at the COGWC.

A Big Thank You to Chelsea and Rick for all the pics and info.  Sonya is so deserving of this Honor.

Thank you for all you do!

 From all of us at the COGWC.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Leopard Day @ the COG

The funny thing is we didn't really plan it. Just kinda happened. There were actually a few more ladies in their leopard finery but they were camera shy. lol
March 1st



Your Circumstances

Great Storage and Organizing Ideas

 A big bathroom storage case behind the mirror to hold all the goodies.
Great way to organize all those gardening tools.
 Laundry bags can be made into storage for potatoes, onions and garlic. It can store a large supply of produce and ventilates well.

Monday, March 2, 2015

A Woman With Strong Work Ethics -Our WINGS Lady of the Month for March 2015(Cledith Rogers)

Cledith Davidson Rogers was born March 30, 1925 to Bertha Davis Davidson and Pearl Davidson. She was born and raised in Clay County. She attended Oneida Baptist Institute for 11 years. She was well acquainted with OBI's founder James Anderson Burns. She is the oldest of 6 children and the mother of 6 children. Her siblings are Phil, Carmon, Charles, Martha and Flora. She was married to Charles Rogers for 41 years until his death in 1988.

As with many young couples Cledith and Chas moved to Hamilton, Ohio in 1947 seeking better job opportunities. Cledith held 2 jobs, one was packing parachutes and the other at a Spiegel catalogue store. Chas worked at Armco Steel.

They moved back to Clay County in 1957. Cledith worked in Food Service until her retirement in 1991. She began her food service career at Oneida Mountain Hospital where she worked alongside doctors who pioneered the field of medicine in Clay County: Dr. Calab Chu, Dr. Priscilla Chu, Dr. W.E. Becknell, Dr. James Becknell and Dr. Ira Wheeler. She worked at Oneida for 18 years.

When the decision was made to build a new hospital in Manchester, she worked tirelessly to help raise funds. She served as Food Service Director at Manchester Memorial Hospital for many years. She tells stories of going to work in snows so deep that the bumper of the car served as a snowplow. Apparently back in those days everyone put chains on their tires and no one was stranded in bad weather. When the nursing home was built, Cledith left Memorial Hospital to become Food Service Director at Laurel Creek Health Care Center where she worked until her retirement until she retired for health reasons in 1991.

Cledith is mother to 6 children: Nina, Jim, Frances (Sis), Will, Rick and Chuck. She is grandmother to 9 boys, her grandsons are responsible for her name "Mam". She currently has 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Cledith has lived through 15 U.S. Presidents starting with Calvin Coolidge, the Great Depression and 6 major wars including World War II. For several years all four of her sons were in the military, Jim, Rick and Chuck in the Navy and Will in the Army. Her son Jim served two tours in Vietnam. She has been serving the Lord for 55 years. Her strong work ethic carries over into her everyday life. She strongly believes in working in the church and supporting it.

Cledith will celebrate her ninetieth birthday on March 30, 2015. She loves attending church and being involved in all church related activities. She is honorary grandmother to a host of friends of her grandsons. She is affectionately known far and wide as "Mam".

A Big Thank you to Beverly Rogers for all the pics and info above.

Cledith is clearly a woman who believes in rolling up her sleeves and getting the job done.

We appreciate all you do Cledith. God Bless You and Yours!
From all of us at the COGWC

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Blog Stats For the Month

Sometimes it amazes me at all the hits that this blog alone captures each month. Here is a look at the places that have checked out our WINGS blog this past month.

These are calculated by hits per page. These are just the top 10 places

United States             1182
Russia                          129
Germany                      118
Czech Republic              43
Canada                           37
Netherlands                   26
Philippines                    21
Ukraine                         21
Kenya                           10
United Kingdom          17