Midway News


Midway Park is open

First Lady Venita Whittington has been in University Hospital. She is out and at home with a lot of specific directions on medications.  Remember her and her family in your prayers.

Sympathy to the Adams Family in the passing of Farris Adams.  He will be eulogized Friday at 1:00 pm at Reach One on One, located at the corner of Trenton Road and Highway 501 South.  Holifield Funeral Home entrusted with his arrangements.

Father’s Day at Midway M. B. Church was a beautiful banquet.  The food was prepared by Delie Shepard, Annie McCarter, and Annie Stowers.  Deserts were homemade pounds cakes by Delie Shepard and Dr. Lorraine Riley. Tom Wilson also donated two cakes.  Patty Odom made sure the deserts were displayed and easily gotten. The Fellowship Hall Tables and windows were decorated in Black and Silver. Jennie Clay was a great help in helping.

Dr. Lorraine took pictures of all the fathers and their families for future pictures of Father’s Day.

I cooked for Father’s Day the famous, “Evelyn Nicks Pound Cake.  She had shared her recipe with me.  The cake turned out wonderful and easy to make.  All ingredients must be room temperature.  I learned a lot about room temperaturing butter, margarine and cream cheese.  Very important, take those ingredients out of the wrappers before leaving them to become room temperature. I will share more of the recipe next week.

Thomas and Dr. Locord Wilson attended Sunday School at Midway M. B. Church, Thomas taught Sunday School.  They then left to attend the day with his brothers and sisters and their families in Jackson.  They all attended Konia Baptist Church morning services.  His Message was on “giving”.  A father is a giver to his family.  After services, the Wilson Family had dinner at the home of his niece Ashley Braddy Anderson and her family in Jackson. It was reported the food was plentiful and tasted good. 

The Century Family Reunion venue. Friday’s registration and the Meet and great with supper will be held at Midway Missionary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 5869 Midway Odom Road, Forest, MS. Registration will start at 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Food will be served from 6:00– 8:00 p.m.

Midway Park is open with tables and playground equipment for the children. More is needed in the construction and operations of the park.  Fundraising will become an inevitable objective of the park.  When asked to give, please give as generous as you can. 

Saturday Night events will be held at Reach One on One on the corner of Trenton Road and Highway 501 South, (173 Trenton Road) Forest.  Banquet will start at 6:00pm and ending time is 9:00pm. A special guest  

The picnic will be Sunday at Roosevelt State Park 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., June 24, 2018. Food will be served from 12:00 until 2:00 p.m.  We are gearing up for great attendance.  The Reunion is at home where all the people originated from that started the reunion in the Sixties. If you need more information or a printed copy of the registration blank call or text Delie Shepard at 601-507-0992.

Our sick list consists of; Doris Holifield, Willie Rogers Johnson, Travis Ward, Willie Peavy, Percy Parker, Frank James Boyd, Mack Arthur Robinson, Percy Shepard, Charles Bradford, David Parrott, Billy Strong, Dale Lewis, Miranda Washington, Mandy McBeath, Chenelle McBeath, Sarah J. Johnson, Addie Zell Harris, Juanita Banks, Katie Mae Kincaid, Mattie Holifield, Maggie Smith, Freda Ward Patrick, Linda Parrott, Vasherer Ficklin, Minnie Strong, and Nettie Kennedy.

Our care facility residents include; Oliver Holifield, Bedford Care in Newton; Johnny “Shug” Owens Bedford Care Newton; Billy Frank Williams Bedford Care in Newton; and Jerome Banks The Manor, Forest. 

You may reach me Delie Shepard at 601.507.0992 or email me at dshep10399@bellsouth.net.  You may fax me at 601-625-0992.