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Due to bad weather, last week I wasn’t able to get out and about. I am back now with your new updates. It is February and Black History Month. As you all know, several local churches are celebrating this great historical month.

Missionary meetings have been put on hold at Bright Hill due to the weather. Hopefully the president, Rev. Pearl Andrews, and the ladies are still studying their lessons. 

Jolly Corteria’s February meeting will be Thursday, the 13th at 3 p.m. in the lovely home of member, Celia B. Lake.

The next fundraiser for the Jamestown Community Health Organization (JCHO) will be March 22 from 4- 8 p.m. at the Teen Learning Center, 804 Bert Johnson St., in Covington. Admission will be $10. This year’s take ten theme will be “Southern Style.”Entertainment will come from each of the 10 tables. 

Program coordinators are Gwen Cooke and Pam Cobbs Springfield, Rev. Pearl Andrews is president. A delicious menu of good, old-fashioned home cooking will be served up Southern style.

On the first Sunday afternoon, St. Paul M. B. Church in Drummonds, pulled a good crowd out for its first black history celebration. Chairperson Tena Mabane Alexander put together a wonderful program and Pastor W. E. Gatlin was pleased to see everyone there. 

Every Sunday, in worship service, black history events will take place. This past Sunday, the 9th, Jurelene Woods and several of the youths of St. Paul displayed the life achievements of Thurgood Marshall beautifully. 

Due to bad weather, the mission meeting was cancelled last Saturday. It will resume when weather permits. 

Jureline Woods and family treated their mother, Flossie Woods, with a dinner outing after Sunday’s service. 

We are still in prayer for Katarene Harber, Eva Heaston, Ruth Alston, Eugene Baker, Jessie Lawson, Joseph Heaston Sr., Charlotta Jones, Clark and Birdie Jones, Charlene Sneed, Rudolph Boykins, Gladys Miller and family, Mary Ballard and family, Rev. Darryl Rozzell and family, Beaulah Wakefield, Connie Brown, Flossie Woods, Willie Reed Jr., the Slayden families, Kathrene Richardson, Vivian Stewart Dickerson and Nadine Granderson Bradley. 

Happy birthday to my lovely aunt, Dollie Burton Boykin, whose birthday was Feb. 1. Auntie, your present is en route. I was, as you know, moving into my new place. Happy birthday also, to a dear friend of mine, as well as my little sister, Judith (Judy) Wakefield, on Feb 6. And  happy birthday to our family’s valentine babies, Julian Grey and Walter (Joey) Bell III on Feb. 14. 

Happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow. I hope all of you lovers have happy hearts, and if you’re like me, I will give myself a lovely card, a small box of chocolates and, of course, a lovely red rose; I am well loved, after all. 

A special happy birthday on Feb. 9 to my great niece, Giana Bell who turns five. Giana is the daughter of my nephew Walter Joe Bell III and Geri Bell, now of Murfreesboro, and the granddaughter of my sister Joann Bell and Walter Joe Bell Jr. 

This is all for now, remember, “Good ideas come from creative minds.”

Until next week. 



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