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March 17, 2013

Going out with KLAS

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One of those deaths was about a year ago when Loretta’s husband of 40 had died. Tim’s passing not only affected Loretta, but the entire salon who had, over the years, became a family.

“Tim willingly helped keep things in order, from changing light bulbs, shoveling snow in the parking lot, doing the books and so much more,” Loretta said.” His name wasn’t in the initials, but he was a big part of the shop in helping with whatever we needed. I was his wife, if I had a problem, it willingly became his problem. He bailed us out of a lot of things.”

“Do not earnestly remember the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I am going to new things; now it springs forth; do not perceive and know it, and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”

— Isaiah 43:18-19

“When I found out I was going to have to have surgery, we started praying,” Janie said. “I didn’t realize when I went to the doctor and he told me I had to have my wing worked on that it was going to be the house of cards. I realize my faith is strong and God has something around the corner I don’t know about. He is in control and has a plan.”

With the news that Janie would retire the women gathered again. This time, Isaiah 43:18-19 rang out in Loretta’s head.

“After I got off the phone with Janie, she called me at home that she was going to probably be gone three to six months, I hung up the phone and it was like that scripture kept running through my head. There’s a time and a season,” Loretta said.

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