• Wednesday, April 3, 2013

AKA Sorority to host youth on April 20
During its Atlantic Regional Conference, members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. will host a youth summit from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 20 at Trident Technical College, 7000 Rivers Ave., Building 410 in North Charleston.
The event is free and open to sixth through 12th grade students. During the summit, youth participants will be engaged in interactive topics focused on igniting strong leadership skills and promoting healthy relationships.
The summit will feature an all-star panel of community leaders, including S.C. Rep. Bakari Sellers, ABC Channel 4's Ava Wilhite, NFL player Rod Wilson, USC Gamecock football player Brandon Shell, and radio personality Terry Base. 
Participants will enjoy lunch and give-away items including educational information and resources from a host of community organizations, educators, mentoring groups and other professionals.
Summit attendees are requested to pre-register by sending an e-mail to Devettahughes@gmail.com by April 15.  For more information, call DeVetta Williams Hughes at 843-412-6361.
Town Hall
The International President of Zeta Phi Beta is inviting all Sorors to a Town Hall meeting, April 3 at  9 p.m. to discuss progress towards the organization’s key Initiatives and to provide an update on the organization’s Leadership Training Program.
Members may register at zphibteletownhall0403.eventbrite.com.
Trial Sermon
Deacon Roger Rembert of St. Peter’s Baptist Church in Pineville will deliver his Initial Sermon on April 7, at 3 p.m., at St. Peter’s. 
The Reverend Samuel Nelson is Pastor, and all are invited to attend in support of this new Fisher of Men, who endeavors to fulfill the calling placed upon his life.
Expressions of deepest sympathy are being sent to the families of the late Mattie Dingle of St. Stephen, Moses Howard, of Pineville and New York, and Roselee Britton Gilliard, Cal Jamison of St. Stephen and Washington, DC and all others that are not known to us at this time.
We will continue to keep them in our thoughts and prayers.
Happy Birthday
Birthday wishes go out to Steven Wiggins, whose birthday celebration I had to miss along with our many other March celebrants.  It is our prayer that your day and celebratory events were special and memorable.  We also pray that you will be blessed to celebrate many more such happy occasions.
First Annual Health Walk Reminder
The First Annual Upper Berkeley Health Walk will be held on April 20. The non-profit event, organized by the Tri-City Outreach Support Group, a 501c (3) organization and the town of St. Stephen, is being conducted to encourage area communities to promote healthier lifestyles.
All ages are welcome to participate. Registration for the walk is $10, which includes a T-shirt.  On-site registration and registration forms may be dropped off at the American Legion Hut, HWY 45, St. Stephen, on Saturday April 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Call Charles Glaze at 843-567-2426 (home), or 696-6503 (cell); or Henry Smalls at 843-870-3890 for more information.
Keeping in Prayer
Viola Middleton, Ruth Williams, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, Gracie Williams, Annie Wiggins, Lamont Halback, Louise King, Loretta White, James Pinckney, Annie Graves, Deloris Montgomery, Dr. Hattie martin, Noel Smalls, Linnear Theirse, John Judge, Lillie Whitten, Margie Prioleau, Rev. Dr. Leon G. Brown, Naomi Fashion, Julie Ann Jenkins, and all others that are under the weather, shut-in, or in need of our care, support and our prayers.
Items of Interest
Send items of interest to Yvonne J. Barnes, 1458 Colonel Maham Dr., Pineville, SC 29468. Telephone: 843-567-4182 or email: ybarnes@homesc.com.

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