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Notes from Sara Givens

By Sara Givens

The annual homecoming and basket dinner will be held at Bethel AME Church on Sunday, June 3. The 3 p.m. guests will be Bishop Joseph Shea Brown and congregation of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, Boones Creek. Rev. Reginald Pullums is the host pastor.

The annual Missionary Prayer Breakfast of the South District will be held Saturday, June 9 starting at 9 a.m. at First Missionary Baptist Church. The breakfast is being hosted by First Missionary Baptist Church, Boneyville Baptist Church and Crab Orchard Baptist Church. Mrs. Cammie Coulter is the district missionary president. Rev. Tommy Calhoun is the district moderator.

The annual session of the South District and its auxiliaries will be a three day convention June 12-14 at Maple Street Baptist Church, Somerset, starting at 9 a.m. each morning. Rev. Yusef Franklin will be the host pastor.

Mr. and Mrs. Oneith Fitzgerald spent the weekend with Mrs. Pam Givens Horne and family of Indianapolis, Ind. They also visited Mr. and Mrs. David Givens.

Mr. Ollie Simpson, Jr., has been dismissed from Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center.

Ms. Bettie Alcorn is recuperating at her home after having eye surgery.

Mrs. Louise Brown
celebrates 90th birthday

Approximately 75 guests attended the birthday celebration of Mrs. Louise Brown held at the home of her daughter, Ms. Barthenia Brown. The party was hosted by her three children, Sara Givens, Barthenia Brown and Gary (Pat) Brown and grandchildren. It was a surprise party but she was so delighted to see so many relatives and friends which included her sister, Mrs. Irene Gooch and nieces and nephews. She was presented with lots of birthday cards, gifts and a song by Mrs. Anna Napier, “We Come This Far By Faith.”

She thanked everyone for coming and sharing with her a delicious barbecue meal and her birthday cake. She gives God all of the praise and glory for allowing her to reach the milestone in her life of 90 years. Her final words to all of her guests were, I quote “I bet I can out run all of you.” (unquote) – she probably can. Thanks go out to everyone that attended and thank God for mothers. Happy 90th Birthday Mama!!

Thought for the week: This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24.