Slaughter Library/Legacy FoundationBy CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,
Remembering readers in prayers during Lenten
Our prayers are with the family of Elder Brookie Longmire who transitioned Tuesday, March 13th in Cleveland, OH. Memorial arrangements are incomplete.
Our prayers are with Stephanie Travis Devore and family with the loss of her mother, Mrs. Elease Travis. Mrs. Travis transitioned Tuesday, March 13th in Chicago and her daughter, Stephanie, was at her bedside. Please remember Mrs. Travis’ family in your prayers.
Please remember Judge Betty Sanders and children in your prayers following the transition of Attorney Alix Sanders Friday, March 16th in Tupelo. Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, March 24th in Greenwood. Alix Sanders was one of the earlier University of MS School of Law African American graduates and later became one of the first African American Leflore County supervisors. His contributions were many and he will be missed.
Our prayers are with Mrs. Dorothy Strong and family whose nephew, Roger Edwards, passed. Memorial services were Saturday, March 17th in Bessemer, AL. Please keep his family in your prayers.
We are sorry to learn of the death of Dr. Worth Haynes, Sr. who transitioned March 9th. This Alcornite, educator, former Utica Community College Dean, and MS Department of Education Director spent his retirement working with mentorship programs designed to help fathers become good dads. Our prayers are with his family, especially his wife, Dr. Linden Haynes and children, Natasha and Worth, Jr. Please keep his family in your prayers.
Please remember our readers who are facing health challenges and are under the weather. We ask special prayers for Alderwoman Cynthia Slaughter Melton, who is hospitalized and experiencing health challenges. Special prayers are also requested for other readers including Mrs. Iester Willis who is hospitalized at Lackey. Please keep her in your prayers.
Sherman Hill/East Scott School Association planning committee members met Saturday at the Slaughter Library and continued planning for their upcoming July School Reunion. Members present included Mesdames Rita Parker, Ester Perry, Mae Williams, Shirley Thames Horton, Josephine McNair, Anne Martin and Minnie Lyles, Willie Earl Jones, Charlie Walker, and president Steve Denham.
We enjoyed our visit with former Washington, DC consultant Aubrey Thaggard and wife, Danielle, who stopped by for a visit enroute to their new home in Ft. Worth, TX. They enjoyed touring the Legacy administrative office and the Slaughter Library/Museum. They also enjoyed the Forest hospitality and good food. We appreciate their prayers and support and look forward to their return visit.
Forest Librarian Diane McLaurin was Scott Palmer’s guest at the Rotary Club Wednesday meeting. Her presentation and remarks were well received and her enthusiasm brought much interest from Rotarians. We congratulate Mrs. McLaurin and staff on their recent honor of being the State’s Best Library for 2017!! We applaud her for continuing to make the Library a community resource and for welcoming all to utilize the Library’s services. Way to go!
Stakeholders in Save Our Youth through Community Action will meet Monday, March 26th at noon at the Slaughter Library. Love4Books packets will be distributed and forum dates will be finalized.
Health Is Wealth and Historical Society members will meet Thursday, March 22nd at the Slaughter Library. Mr. Arthur will be our special guest so please bring notepads and cameras. See you there!
Happy Birthday greetings to March babies born during the last weeks in March, namely, Lawenca Pinkston and Robert Buchanan (25), Lucille Parker (27), Doris Bell and Byron Johnson (28), and Berdia Lang and Flo Chambers (30).
Answer to Women’s History Month Quiz Teaser #2018-2: The late Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, born 11-30-24 and died 1/1/05, was the first woman to run for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. She was also the first African American female elected to the U.S. Congress and represented New York’s 12th district for seven terms from 1969 until 1983. In 1972, she became the first African American candidate for a major party’s nomination for President of the United States. She was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Congratulations to Stephanie Rhodes who provided the correct answer.
Women’s History Month Quiz Teaser #2018-3: Who was the co-founder of the National Women’s Political Caucus? This organization was created to recruit, train, and support women of all races who wish to seek election to government offices. She was also co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.