Legacy’s In-School Mentoring Program Incorporates MDWFP Conservation Safety

By CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,

We are sorry to learn of the transition of Mr. Sid Davis of Mendenhall. He was an attorney, banker, certified public accountant, mediator and philanthropist. Funeral services were held Monday, September 2nd in Mendenhall. Our prayers are with his family especially his wife, Kathy.

A beautiful tribute was made to the late Reginald Pinkston following church services at Concord M. B. Church on Sunday, September 8th. White balloons were released in his memory on his 52nd birthday.  An enjoyable meal was also a part of this tribute. Our prayers continue to be with his family.

Please continue to remember our readers who are facing health challenges, namely Mrs. Charity Robinson who is recuperating at home; Mrs. Addie Russell who is in good spirits at the home of her daughter, Bonnie (Melvin) Hodge; Mrs. Naomi Dean Williams who remains a resident of MS Care Center in Morton; and Mr. Albert Moore who is hospitalized at the G. V, Sonny Montgomery Veterans’ Administration Hospital in Jackson.  Our prayers are also with his wife, Mrs. Lucy V. Moore, and niece Ms. Nettie J. Ware.

We enjoyed the Lynch Chapel U. M. Church Fall Revival and the nightly evangelists. The revival theme was “Did Your Crop Come In?”  Rev. Anthony Riley, Pastor of Greenwood Chapel UMC in Carthage was the Tuesday night speaker and his topic was “Listen.”  Rev. Craig Baxton, Pastor of Trinity UMC (Brandon) and St. James UMC (Flowood), was the speaker on Wednesday. His topic was “Did Your Crops Come In?” Duwan Walker was the guest soloist. The last night of Revival was well attended and Rev. Deborah Bracey, Pastor of Mt. Pleasant UMC (Vaughn) was the speaker. Her subject was “Conditions of the Heart.” Her church choir shared beautiful and moving musical selections.  It was an enjoyable and inspirational Revival.  Rev. Shirley Wilder is the pastor.

Retired educator, Mrs. Rosie M. Kersh, was the guest speaker for the Forest Rotary Luncheon Wednesday, September 4th. She presented a most informative and educational historical program which concerned the “Homewood, MS Massacre of 1903.”  She referenced the massacre of African American Homewood residents and the aftermath of this atrocious event.  Mrs. Kersh was the guest of Bingham Moncrief.  

Our readers are invited to attend the Fall Revival at Union Grove U. M. Church starting at 7:00 p.m. each night.  Rev. Angelo Ray, Pastor of New Bethlehem M. B. Church, is the Monday night guest speaker; Rev. Shirley Wilder, Lynch Chapel U. M. Church Pastor, is the guest speaker for Tuesday night; Rev. Marcus Thompson, Pastor of Mountain Ridge U. M. Church, is the Wednesday speaker; and Rev. James, Pastor of Truevine M. B. C. is the Thursday night and closing speaker.  Rev. E. J. Shepard is the pastor.

The Legacy Education and Community Empowerment Foundation’s In-School Mentoring Program begins Tuesday, September 10th at the Hawkins Middle School (girls 5th–8th grades), and Wednesday, September 11th (boys  5th-7th). The Scott Central Program for girls (6th–8th) starts Wednesday.  Parents who are interested in having their children participate in this Mentoring Program are asked to contact the Legacy Office at 601-469-0990.

Change Agent Mentees will be introduced to the world of outdoor life including conservation, hunting, fishing, camping, and environmental science.  The Camp ZiWE (Zoning into Wildlife Education) curriculum will be incorporated into this year’s In-School Mentoring activities.  Special appreciation to the MS Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks (MDWFP) for funding this 2019-2020 Youth Participation Initiative Program. 

It was wonderful visiting with Sister Rita Goedken, former director of Excel Center in Morton. She attended Mass at St. Michael Catholic Church. We enjoyed spending time with her and sharing a delicious meal at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Felipe (Rosa).

Members of the Scott County Jackson State University (JSU) Alumni Chapter met Thursday, September 5th at the Forest Services Center.  Newly elected President Albert Gray presided while the members discussed projects for the 2019-2020 term. President Gray also thanked chapter members for their support. Other club members present were Vice President Cynthia Melton, Assistant Secretary Lisa Darby, Treasurer Maxine Gilmore, Barbara Gray, Ann West, Carolyn Macon and Annie Owens.  For information concerning the JSU Baby Contest, please contact any Chapter member or coordinator Carolyn Macon. There are plans for a HBCU weekend.  Details will be shared concerning additional Chapter activities.

Our readers, including voters and candidates, are invited to attend and participate in the Voters and Candidates Forum scheduled for the first Saturday in October (October 4th) at the Forest Services Center. All candidates in the November general election are invited to attend this non-partisan special event. 

Members of the Lynch Chapel U. M. Church invite our readers to attend and enjoy their Family and Friends Day to be held the fifth Sunday of this month (September 29th).  Rev. Sheldon Thomas, Little Rock M. B. Church, is the guest speaker. The event starts at 2:00 and refreshments will be served.  Rev. Shirley Wilder is the pastor.

Answer to Quiz Teaser # 503:  Mr. Petro and Mrs. Christine Burge provided many services to our community including floral shop, beauty salon, barber shop, notary, and painting services.  Mrs. Susie Boyd provided the correct response.

Quiz Teaser # 504: Who was the first African American attorney to practice law in Scott County?