Live Oak —
Good morning. Here's a look at what's happening today.
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. East wind 3-7 mph. Wednesday night calls for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 9 p.m. Partly cloudy, with a low around 68. Southeast wind 5-9 mph becoming light east after midnight.
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Grief share program
GriefShare is a non-denominational Biblically based 13 week program for people who are struggling with losing a loved one in death. Grief recovery is a painful process. GriefShare is a weekly video seminar featuring some of the nation’s foremost experts on grief recovery topics. Each Wednesday evening seminar is combined with a grief support group discussion time. GriefShare is held at FBC Live Oak each Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. People can enter at any point in the 13 weeks. Non-denominational - everyone welcome. First Baptist Church is located at 401 W. Howard in Live Oak. For more information, people may call 386-362-1583 or find us on the web at www.fbcliveoak.org.
On this day
The day after the Senate followed the House of Representatives in voting to declare war against Great Britain, President James Madison signs the declaration into law--and the War of 1812 begins. The American war declaration, opposed by a sizable minority in Congress, had been called in response to the British economic blockade of France, the induction of American seamen into the British Royal Navy against their will, and the British support of hostile Indian tribes along the Great Lakes frontier. A faction of Congress known as the "War Hawks" had been advocating war with Britain for several years and had not hidden their hopes that a U.S. invasion of Canada might result in significant territorial land gains for the United States.