Slaughter Library/Legacy Foundation

By CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,

Locals attend Greater MS Girl Scout Banquet

Our prayers are with the family of Mrs. Minnie Louise “Nana” Reed who passed September 23rd, two days before her birthday, and was memorialized September 30th at Union Grove M. B. Church.  Our prayers are with her family, especially her children. Please remember them in your prayers.
What a blessing to see Mrs. Bonnie Russell Hodge, husband Melvin, and granddaughters at Lynch Chapel on Sunday, October 1st. She looked great and shared her thankfulness to God for His blessings. She continues to face health challenges and thanks all who have prayed for her during this journey. She also shared that her mother, Mrs. Addie Russell, remains upbeat and is continuing to enjoy her 90+ years on this earth! Please continue to remember them in your prayers.
Congratulations to Rev. Smith and Mrs. Rosie Butler who were honored during the 25th Year Pastor Appreciation Anniversary at Greenwood Church. The event was Sunday, September 24th in Decatur. It was a wonderful celebration and we extend our best wishes to Pastor Smith and the Greenwood Church family.
Mrs. Vernice Murrell’s children gathered to celebrate her 95th birthday in a memorial love celebration at the homestead Saturday, September 30th. She died 4 years ago on October 12th and was born 94 years ago on September 26th. All eight of her living children were in attendance, namely Dorothy Patrick, Martha Smith, Demon, Bobbie McBride, Thelma Faulkner, Ernestine Fortune, Shirley Watkins and Larry.  A mother’s love is felt forever!
Local citizens joined other Girl Scout supporters at the Jackson Hotel King Edward Thursday night, September 21st to pay tribute to the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi Women of Distinction during the Laureate 2017 Induction Ceremony.  Constance Slaughter-Harvey was one of the seven women honored during this event. She was escorted by her grandson, James Burwell (Tre’), III. 
Locals attending were Troop Leaders/Assistants April Jennings and Kathy Sanders (#3205), Renee Crimm and Elizabeth Sigrest (#3260), Scouts Myla Sanders and Mikea Robinson, and Girl Scout Chairman-emeritus Jo Taylor and husband George Taylor, Troop leader emeritus (#155 and #248) Susie Jackson Boyd, Legacy volunteer Dorothy Pinkston and granddaughter, Tremious, Norma Ruth Lee, Scott Palmer, Freddie Bagley and Ann Colbert.  Special thanks to Community Bank and Molpus Woodlands for their table support.  Elizabeth Maron from Adams and Reese also provided much appreciated support.
We enjoyed the Hats and Tea Social, “It’s a TEA-rific Afternoon to Praise the Lord,” sponsored by the Women’s Mission Society at Concord M. B. Church Sunday, September 24th. Jomiski Nelson was the mistress of Order and other participants included Evangelist Crystal Moffett, Patricia Bland, Mission president Carolyn Knowles, and Rev. Reginald Pinkston.  The Hat Parade was first class and the afternoon banquet, consisting of delicious home-cooked cusine and beautiful and colorful decoration, was likewise first class.  Rev. Henry Patrick is the pastor. It was an enjoyable occasion! 
Ashlee Lucas from the MS Department of Homeland Security provided a most informative and interesting session on Human Trafficking which was held Saturday, September 23rd at the Forest Public Library Auditorium. Ms. Lucas was introduced by Attorney Amelia McGowan, MC School of Law adjunct professor. The forum was sponsored by Martha and Mary Ministry (St. Michael Catholic Church), Catholic Charities, and Legacy Education and Community Empowerment Foundation. Participants enjoyed a delicious brown bag lunch as well as door prizes.  Special thanks to Mrs. Diane McLaurin and her staff for making the Library “community friendly” and for their professionalism.
It was good seeing Sister Camilla Hemann at St. Michael Catholic Church Sunday and what a treat to again hear her sing and play during Mass.  She was visiting from Iowa is celebration of St. Michael’s Day.  
Happy birthday to October babies born during the first two weeks in October, namely, Will Jones, Cory Ragland and Breanna Jones (1), John Reiss and Satiya Johnson  (3), Amy Rhodes and Jeremy White (4), Anthony Jones, Stewart Lee, April Robinson and Elizabeth Woods (5), Jalisa Pinkston,  Brenda Jones, Tony Patrick, Sharon Jones, Gail Lee and Jon’Taesha Ormond (6), Henrietta Horton, Sammie Rigby and Sister Rita Goedken (7), Charity Jones (8), Bennie Johnson (9), Alice York and Ralph Brown, Sr. (10), Eric Guidry (12), and Crystal Ellis, Chelsea Campbell and Frances Richmond(14).  
Please mark your calendars and attend the Little Miss/Master Jackson State University Pageant Side Walk Sale to be held Saturday, October 7th at the Slaughter Block on Highway 80/East 3rd Street.  It will start at 8:00 a.m. and we hope to see you there.
Answer to Quiz Teaser #424:  Mrs. Christine Kelley Burge was the county’s first African American florist and operated Kelley’s Beauty Salon at the same time.  She was a community activists and one of the first members of the Hawkins PTA.  Congratulations to Ramona Patrick for providing the first correct response.
Quiz Teaser #425: Who was honored by the Governor’s Office in 1983 for her volunteerism and presented a gubernatorial plaque for her cultural museum and artifacts?