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Dear readers, I’m back! Over the last two weeks, I’ve been moving and now at last I’m about straight. 

I’m so sorry for the slight inconvenience, thank you for your patience.

Over the past weeks, there have been several losses. Posey Reed’s funeral was Saturday, Jan 18, at Greater St. John. Baptist Church. Rev. Percy Flowers did the eulogy for Pastor T. J. Lewis, who was under the weather. Frazier Alumni Center hosted the repast. Services were entrusted to Palmer Funeral Home. Special thanks for all who served this family during their bereavement: Mildred Sherrill, Willie (Paulette) Reed, John (Ida) Reed, Robert (Cathy) Reed, Bettye Reed and her children and Dr. William Laurence (Harriet), and brother in law, 

Thanks to Douglas Armmer, as well as the entire staff at Covington Manor for their acts of kindness and a special thanks to pastor T. J. Lewis and Greater St. John.

Also on Jan. 18, services were held at the Sanctified Holiness Church for Monica Cunningham. Our prayers go out to the Wherry, Thomas and Borum families of Drummonds for their loss. Special thanks to Pastor Gatlin and also to St. Paul for a lovely repast in the fellowship hall. Rev. Mattle Hall officiated and Jefferson Mortuary provided the services. 

We are still in prayer for our sick: Katarene Harber, Jessie Lawson, Ruth Alston, Clark and Birdie Jones, Carlotta Jones, Flossie Woods, Rudolph Boykins and family, Joseph Heston Sr., Beaulah Wakefield, Connie Brown, Mary Ballard and family, Eugene and Gigi Baker, Rev. Pink Sherrill Jr., Eva Heaston, Wayne Jerry and Willie Reed Jr. Prayers for the Middlebrooks family of Mason on the recent loss of Helen Middlebrooks.

Happy birthday to Valarie Guy, Jan. 29, Jurlene Woods, Jan. 31, my daughter, Kimberly Reed, Feb 5, and to Judith Wakefield, Feb. 6.

February is Black History Month and St. Paul M.B. Church of Drummonds kicks it off  Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2:30 p.m., with a host of guests, including speaker Jonathan Roberson. 

Dinner will be served immediately afterwards in the fellowship hall. 

Feb. 9, St. Paul’s youth will design a poster honoring a famous black inventor. 

This is it for this week. The only way for the readers to get the up to date events in the neighborhood is for you to get it to me, for if I don’t get it, they can’t read it. 

Remember, “A pen can only write what it is given.”

Until next time.

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