Slaughter Library/Legacy FoundationBy CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,
Local Girl Scout Troops walk for Breast Cancer Cure
Our prayers are with Mrs. Clara Harper Jaynes and siblings with the loss of their mother, Mrs. Emma Jean Harper, who passed Friday, October 20th. Memorial services are scheduled for this Saturday, October 28th at 1:00 at New Bethel M. B. Church. Please remember her family in your prayers.
We are sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Arcie Denson Ewell, formerly of Miami, FL, who passed October 4th and was memorialized October 12th at Mt Zion M. B. Church. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wiley (Ethel) Denson. Our prayers are with her family.
Please remember, in your prayers, Mrs. Dorothy Hollis as she recovers from knee surgery; Al Bergin as he recovers from surgery; Mrs. Nancy Myers who is scheduled for surgery; Lenal Grey who is in critical care; Bob Jones who is hospitalized at St. Dominic; and other readers who are facing health challenges.
Members of the W. L. Slaughter Subdivision Homeowners Association met Monday, October 9th at the Slaughter Library to conduct business and to celebrate the birthday of the Library’s founder, the late Mrs. Olivia Kelley Slaughter. Among those attending were president Carl Lamb, vice-president Claudine Bell, secretary Barbara Gray, treasurer Ruby King, and coordinator Albert Payton, Lena Glenn, Mae Lizzie Jones, Spama Reed, Shelia Spivey, and Rita Wash. Constance Slaughter-Harvey was present and provided cake, ice cream and other birthday goodies.
We enjoyed the Association of Black Cardiologists’ Spirit of the Heart events held Friday, October 13th at the MS Arts Museum and Saturday, October 14th at the Walter Peyton Center – JSU. In addition to learning more about the Seven Steps to a Healthy Heart, participants were treated to a Kids Corner with Jumpers, Heart Tunnel, Golf, Basketball and Soccer as well as other treats and games. We will share the Seven Steps to a Healthy Heart in a future column.
In addition to learning about a Healthy Spirit of the Heart, participants were treated to a special health presentation by Lamman Rucker, the handsome star on Greenleaf, Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married? Meet the Browns and several other movies and television programs. It was an exciting, fun and educational experience.
We enjoyed visiting with former Community Bank employee Kitty Colbert during the Community Bank Customer Appreciation Tailgate held Friday, October 20th. It was a beautiful day for a good time with friends, good food and fellowship. The Forest High School cheerleaders and football players also enjoyed the burgers, hot dogs and appreciation cake. Thanks to Community Bank ladies and gentlemen, especially those manning the grill. We appreciate this community expression of appreciation and pride.
Congratulations to the Galilee M. B. Church Pastor, Rev. Lee E. Crosby, and Church members on their 134th Anniversary. The Anniversary Celebration — Family and Friends/Homecoming was held Sunday, October 1st. Rev. Timothy Croft, Pastor at Lone Pilgrim, was the Christian Vessel. Mrs. Rita Parker (Johnson) was mistress of order and other program participants included Mesdames Tracey Roberson and Berdia Lang, Woodrow Cox, Sr., Oliver Moore. Rachad Bogan Roberson, and Fred Roberson. It was a beautiful and historic event. The history was condensed for printing in the program booklets and it is most interesting. We were most impressed with the perspective and all factual notations. Members remarked that “The Best Is Yet To Come.” Congratulations Galilee M. B. Church family and thank you for caring and sharing!
Saturday, October 21st at 8:00 a.m. marked the beginning of the Pink Awareness Walk at Gaddis Park. Local Girl Scouts and Scout volunteers participated in the 5-K Walk for Breast Cancer. They walked from Gaddis Park down Fountain Road and back. It was an invigorating experience for seniors and youth. The event was hosted by the Scott County Service Unit. Participants in the Walk included Service Unit Leader Pamela Smith, Troop 5880 Leaders Smith Shelia Spivey, Troop 3205 Leaders April Jennings and Kathy Smith, and Troop Leader Renee Crimm. First place winner was Mikea Robinson, second place went to LaNyah Singleton, and third place to Lori Triplett. More than 30 walkers participated including seniors Constance Slaughter-Harvey, Betty Strong Robinson and Scott Borschel. Hats off to the April Jennings and her Scout volunteers for excellent coordination and for continuing to meet the needs of girls through Girl Scouting!
Please make a note to attend the Benefit Program for Paul Terry Reed, son of Evangelist Earnestine Reed Saturday, November 4th at Union Grove M. B. Church at 5:00 p.m. Food may be purchased at 3:00 and additional details may be obtained by calling 601-572-6383.
Legacy’s Annual Harvest Sidewalk Sale/Bazaar has been rescheduled to Friday and Saturday, November 10th and 11th at the Slaughter Block on Highway 80 East. In addition to regular sidewalk items, delicious baked goods, including cakes, pies, and cookies, will be available. Additional details will follow.
Answer to Quiz Teaser #427: Mr. McKinley Kincaid was the first African American principal of Morton Elementary School following desegregation. Following his retirement, he and his wife, Loreatha, founded and operated Alpha and Omega Academy in Morton. Mrs. Stephanie York Rhodes provided the correct answer.
Quiz Teaser # 428: Who was the first African American to be elected Scott County Election Commissioner?