Slaughter Library/Legacy Foundation

By CONSTANCE SLAUGHTER-HARVEY,

SLRFL prepares for Friday, April 27th Relay Activities

We are sorry to learn of the death of Mrs. Phyllis Patrick of Forest. She transitioned Saturday, April 14th at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. Our prayers are with her family especially her children. Memorial services are Saturday, April 21st at 11:00 at Concord M. B. Church and  Evans Memorial Funeral Home is in charge.

Our prayers are with the family of Mrs. Ruby Johnson of Lake.  Memorial services are scheduled for Saturday, April 21st at 1:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness on Highway 21 in Forest. Evans Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Our prayers are with the family of the late Mrs. Rena Cleo Evans Bell of Chicago. She was a native of Scott County and the aunt of Lawrence Evans.  Memorial arrangements are incomplete.

Please continue to remember, in your prayers, our readers who are under the weather or experiencing health challenges, namely, Mrs. Kathy Hollingsworth, Al Beltran, Angel Martinez, Mrs. Flo Chambers, and Mrs. Mildred Guyse. 

We enjoyed the BLSA Constance Slaughter-Harvey Chapter celebration of the 50th anniversary of National Black Law Students Association, which was founded at Rutgers University. Local attorney Constance Slaughter was the only female founder.  The Banquet was held Friday, April 7th at the University of MS School of Law and guest speaker for this event was MS Court of Appeals Judge Latrice Westbrooks. It was a festive and historic event.

SLRFL announces the sale of Raffle Tickets which include chances for a $50.00 Gift Card from Vowells, Rod and Reel from Southside, Mother’s Day Basket from team member Betty Jones, and two Mystery Prizes. In addition to the raffle sale, the traditional and delicious food will be available.  The Relay will be held Friday, April 27th at Gaddis Park from 4:30-8:30. For additional information on the Relay, please contact Renee Harrell, Teresa Black or Katherine Morgan.

Special thanks to SLRFL Team Members and Volunteers who participated in the Annual Coke Sale Fundraiser. The top salespersons were Kim Johnson (1st), Tillis Kincaid (2nd), and Amos Holifield (3rd). Other members participating were Carolyn Macon, Connie Stewart, Brenda Jones, Shirley Kincaid, Kathern Qualls, Constance Slaughter-Harvey and Cynthia Melton.  A Special Thanks also to volunteers Bettie Robinson, Erica Burkes, Dorothy Pinkston, Andrew Crudup, Ruthie Law, and Chris Macon.  Many special thanks to community residents who supported and purchased Coke products!

Congratulations to Sister Lourdes E. Gonzales on her 25th Anniversary of Religious Life in the congregation of Guadalupan Missionaries of the Holy Spirit. The community of St. Therese Parish celebrated with the Mass of Thanksgiving to pay tribute to Sister Lourdes Sunday, April 8th in Jackson.  We join in this celebration and tribute to Sister Lourdes who worked in the St. Michael Parish for many years.  Congratulations!!

Congratulations to Pastor Bishop Billy C. Williams and Sister Zeola Williams on their 25th Anniversary. Parishioners celebrated this accomplishment starting Friday, April 13th and concluding Sunday, April 15th.  These events were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith. We appreciate the invitation from Sister Bettie Robinson.

Congratulations to Morton Alderwoman Oneida Hollis Laster who celebrated her special day Tuesday, April 10th with family and friends. In fact, she started celebrating Friday before her birthday and really enjoyed this special birthday blessing.  Happy belated birthday Alderwoman Hollis-Laster!

The April Legacy Mentoring Parents Meeting was held Sunday, April 15th at the Slaughter Library and more than 20 parents were in attendance.  During this meeting, parents discussed mentoring plans and curriculum for the remainder of the school year, camp partnerships, school policy, and summer trips and tours.  The next meeting is scheduled for May 20th at 4:00 p.m. at the Slaughter Library.

Members of the Sherman Hill/East Scott School Association’s planning committee met Saturday, April 14th at the Slaughter Library to further discuss and plan their July 2018 School Reunion.  Participating in this planning session were Steve Denham (president), Willie Jones, Charlie Walker and Mesdames Rita Parker and Ester Perry.

For readers interested in enrolling your child/grandchild in the Forest Community Head Start program, please call 601-469-4757 or 3692.  Your child must be 3 or 4 on or before September 1, 2018. Registration hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Time is of the essence.  Please call to get a list of documents you must bring in order to register your child.

Congratulations to Jacob Loarca Gomez and Journee’ McBride for being crowned the 2018 King and Queen of Forest Head Start!  King Runners-Up include 1st Zaylen Hughes, 2nd Xavier Bobbitt. 3rd Jeremiah Evans, and 4th Jeanick Juarez Maldonado,  Queen Runners-Up were 1st Madison Finderson, 2nd Zaniyah Brazzle, 3rd Jaylen Mortero, and 4th Kathleen Martinez Uribe. Special congratulations to these young royalties and to their parents and family for supporting the Head Start program.  Thanks to Center Administrator Sheila Youngblood Brown and staff for such positive leadership.

Answer to Quiz Teaser # 444:  Mr. and Mrs. A. L. (Odessa V.) Graves, county agent and instructor/coach also made contributions to the medical field through their sons, Bobby who is a California doctor, and Sheldon who is a Tennessee dentist.

Quiz Teaser # 445:  Who was the first manager of the Forest Services Center?