• Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chanda and Andrew Kelly are pictured at her recent graduation ceremony.


Berkeley County Zetas attend national conference Members of Kappa Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority represented their county and chapter at the recent International Leadership Conference in Chicago. The conference, conducted at the Chicago Hilton Hotel, focused on educational initiatives, community involvement, health initiatives and electoral forums. Specific attention was placed on the needs of the elderly, and health programs to improve the care of bodies, souls and minds. Inspirational programs included testimonials from persons of faith, and representatives from various faith communities.† Attendees were also treated to numerous special celebratory programs featuring renowned performers from various musical genres. Performers included Grammy-winning gospel artist Ann Nesby, Grammy-award winner Ledisi, MC Biz Markie and MC Doug E. Fresh, and Lakeside.† Also present were attorney Warren Ballentine, the Rev. Dr. Barbara King, and Art Norman, a famous Chicago storyteller and Emmy-winning reporter. The conference was phenomenal and much was learned. The conference ended with the election of officers for the 2012 -16 service term.† The organizationís incoming president is Mrs. Mary Wright of Louisiana, and Mrs. Scarlet Black of Greenville is the first vice president. The outgoing president is Ms. Cheryl Underwood, renowned actress and comedian, who served the organization well during her term.

Kelly receives Masterís Degree Congratulations are being sent to Mrs. Chanda B. Kelly on the reception of her Masterís Degree in Accounting. She received the degree on June 23 in Charlotte. Chanda, a former resident of Pineville and graduate of St. Stephen High School is a daughter of Jerome and Yvonne Barnes of Pineville. She is married to Andrew Kelly. The Kellys reside in Columbia along with their three children.† They are expecting their fourth child in November.† The achievement of the degree with an 18-month-old at home and a little one on the way is an accomplishment to be acknowledged.† We are all very proud of Chanda, and her determination to complete her program in spite of the challenges faced inspired me to share her dedication to achieving her goal with others.

Womenís Day The Day Dawn Baptist Church family will conduct its Womenís Day Program on July 22 as a part of its regular church service. †The service will begin at 10 a.m. with Sister Terry Dingle as Mistress of Ceremony and Evangelist Beverly Jefferson as the speaker. A repast will be provided. On behalf of the Rev. Joshua Prioleau, the Deacon and Trustee Boards, all officers and members, everyone is invited to attend and participate in the worship services.

Get Well Wishes We continue to keep in prayer Jessie M. Blanding, Francis B. Newland, Viola Jefferson, Ruth Williams, Noel Smalls, Joyce Dingle, Annie M. Booker, Myra Rose, Deacon Jackie Pinckney, Gracie Williams, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, and all others that are under the weather, recovering or in need of our prayers and support. Items of Interest Send items of interest to Yvonne J. Barnes, 1458 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, SC 29468. Call (843) 567-4182 or email ybarnes@homesc.com.

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