We are sorry to learn of the October 1st transition of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cager of Santa Clara, CA. She was the daughter of the late Wiley and Ethel Denson. Special prayers for her family especially her sisters, Ester Denson Watkins, Clois Denson Slocum, and Lenora Denson Johnson. Please keep her family in your prayers.
Our prayers are with the family of Mr. Walter Bobbitt who transitioned September 28th at Rush Hospital. Graveside and Interment Services will be Saturday, October 9th at Sylvester U. M. Church Cemetery. Visitation is Friday, October 8th from 12 noon until 6 p.m. Evans Memorial Funeral Home has been entrusted with his final arrangements.
Our prayers are with the family of James Thames, son of the late Atlee Thames and Victoria Thames. Please keep his family in your prayers, especially his children and siblings, Lillie Bell, Dorothy, Bonnie Jean, Esther, Shirley, and Polly.
A beautiful Memorial was held Saturday, October 2nd for Mrs. Connie Stewart at Evans Memorial Funeral Home. Her sister, Minister Minnie Williams, delivered her eulogy. Mrs. Josie Dale Gammage was the mistress of ceremony. Other program participants were Rev. Walter Patrick, Rev. Henry Patrick, Dewaun Walker, Robert S. Robertson, III, Dorothy “Dot Dot” Hollis, Alderwoman Cynthia Slaughter Melton, and Wealth Hunter. Our prayers continue to be with her family.
A beautiful Memorial was held for Mrs. Nettie Lee Odom Kennedy, former Midway Head Start Director for 25 years, Saturday, October 2nd at the Agape Faith Full Gospel Christian Fellowship, Inc. Her son, Elder Arther Kennedy, Pastor of Agape Faith Full Gospel Christian Fellowship, Inc. officiated and delivered her eulogy. Mrs. Geraldine Rainey was the program guide. Other program participants were Mrs. Neola Jackson, Rev. Felix Patterson, Elder Jerome Odom, and Mrs. Ulanda Robinson. Mrs. Kennedy was an outstanding citizen in the Midway Community and lived her faith and love. Her contributions and strength spanned generations; she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. What a great legacy for a beautiful lady.
Our prayers continue to be with our readers who are facing health challenges, namely, Julian Parker, LaToya McClendon, Elaine Thomas, Flo Chambers, Mitch and Mary Nichols, Gail Lee, John Lee Evans, Lamar Gatewood, London Thompson, Greta Peyton Terry, Carolyn Hayes Amerson, Perry Patrick, Tommy Joe Wash, Betty Jones, Anthony “Pee Wee” Jones, Mae Jane Kimble, Fannie Bradford, Travis Ward, Emma Reed, Jenia Turner, Don Bell, and other readers who are experiencing health challenges.
St. Michael Catholic Church parishioners enjoyed Fr. Adolfo Suarez-Pasillas’s homily which referenced Mark 10:7-8. The sanctity of marriage was his theme as he explained the focus on the endurance of the marriage. Jesus insists that the bond that joins the couple together must not be severed. He also focused on the responsibilities of marriage and reminded us of our need for intimate relationships of mutuality. He encouraged married couples to understand how important it is to cherish such relationships and to nurture them by respecting their partners.
Little Rock M. B. Church Pastor, Rev. Sheldon Thomas, shared his sermon via YouTube. The theme was “Heads or Tails, I Still Win.” The scriptures referenced were Luke 10:17-20 and Colossians 2:14-15. We must be encouraged to know that regardless of the situation, all things work together for our good. This is the day of God’s Power. Everything that the enemy has stolen, he’s going to have to give it back. Heaven has kept a track record of it. It’s time that we claim the damages and receive our joy back and our peace back. In Hebrews 13:30, the Lord says, “Vengeance is mine and I will repay.”
JSU Scott County Alumni Chapter meeting is scheduled for this Thursday, October 7th at 5:30 at Cats Cave. For additional details, contact President Albert Gray or any Alumni Chapter officers.
National Faith & Blue Weekend, October 8-11, 2021, is an extension of the OneCongregation One Precinct initiative (OneCOP), a program of MovementFord, Inc. It is a bridge-building, solutions-focused human and civil rights organization based in Atlanta. This initiative pairs together officers at the beat or precinct level with local houses of worship. Faith & Blue was launched to facilitate safer, stronger, more just, and unified communities by directly enabling local partnerships among law enforcement professionals, residents, businesses, and community groups through the connections of local faith-based organizations.
Communities are stronger and safer when residents and law enforcement professional can relate as ordinary people with shared values, hope, and dreams. The partners who are a part of National Faith & Blue Weekend believe they can find ways to work together around their commonalities instead of being divided by their differences. Among the partners participating in this initiative are the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Fraternal Order of Police, National Black Police Association, National District Attorneys Association, National Sheriffs’ Association, and Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police.
Contact our local law enforcement officials, Forest Police Chief Will Jones, Sheriff Mike Lee, and other police departments for additional details.
The Legacy/Slaughter Library Enrichment Series continues until October 9th. Legacy Change Agents are providing birthday goodies to local students, parents, families, and public officials. For additional information, please call 601-469-0990.
Let’s continue to observe and celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Learn more about the diversity of our country, state, county, and town.
Happy birthday to babies born during October 13th – 18th , namely, Tivairus Fulton, Crystal Ellis, Chelsea Campbell and Frances Richmond (14), Rev. Louvene Robinson and Gregory Keeton (15), Jackie Reed, Roy Walker and Viola Morgan (16), Veonshay Harper (17),and Amberly Young, Michael M. Robinson, and Mosie Wash (18).
Answer to National Breast Cancer Month Quiz Teaser #638: RISE (Risk Assessment, Imaging, Surveillance and Education Program) is designed for individuals at increased risk of developing breast cancer. The program, which highlights National Breast Cancer Month, is presently offered at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Congratulations to Mrs. Susie Boyd for providing the correct response.
Hispanic Heritage Month Quiz Teaser 639: Which United States city has the largest percentage of Latinos or Hispanics?