LONG HORN, Neb. --- An Adventist pastor has completely lost hearing in his right ear after some unforeseen difficulties at a baby dedication last Sabbath.
Pastor Ore Haagh of Trumpet Sound Adventist Church was halfway through his dedication remarks when the baby he was holding let out a scream that Haagh later described as being "completely disproportionate to the infant's size."
The piercing scream was quickly replaced by a ringing sound in his right ear that stayed with Haagh for the rest of the day.
"It felt like I was listening to an especially awful bell choir all Sabbath long," said Haagh.
By Sunday morning the ringing sound had been replaced by complete silence. A medical check-up today confirmed that Haagh was completely deaf in the ear.
A somber Haagh left his doctor's office this afternoon determined to delegate future baby dedications to his associate pastor. He also made a mental note to remember to lend church complainers his right ear.