Harperville News

By SHEILA SANDERS,

9/11 Rememberance service held at HBC

Fulfilling a promise to his “older” friend, Private First Class Jordan Meadows, having just graduated from United States Marines in Parris Island, South Carolina, visited Irene Martin wearing his Dress Bravos.  PFC Meadows is the grandson of Tim and Pat Hodges of Hillsboro.   Jordan also visited the Scott Central campus from which he graduated last year. We are all very proud of his accomplishment and wish him continued success as a US Marine.

The morning service at Harperville Baptist Church was one with special remembrance given to the events of September 11, 2001 and also recognition of our local first responders. The HBC Choir performed We Will Remember followed by a truly touching video presentation in which the names of every person who lost their life as a result of the attacks on 9/11 was displayed.  It really puts the tragedy into perspective when you see all the names collectively displayed.  Through 10 minutes of absolute silence, the congregation paid a silent tribute as the names of the nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who lost their lives that day scrolled past on the screen. 

Jason Tillman led the morning service entitled “The Called” and stressed the importance of always remembering this tragic event for ourselves and our future generations. He also paid homage to our local heroes.  Volunteers from our community fire department stations, local emergency medical services and law enforcement officers were in attendance, along their families.  After the recognition service, members and visitors enjoyed a fellowship meal together. 

Scott Central Rebels won their second game of the season with a big victory over the Pelahatchie Chiefs. They intend to continue their winning trend when they play at Florence this Friday.