• Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Heirs of the late Rev. John H. Jefferson Jr. traveled from near and far to celebrate their shared history. PHOTO PROVIDED

CHS parenting seminar, blood drive nears
MSG Bobby Matthews and the Cross High School JROTC Department are preparing to conduct their fifth annual Parenting Seminar and Community Wide Blood Drive at the school.
The Parenting Seminar will be conducted at Cross High School from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 10. Certificates will be given to all parents who complete the seminar.  Additionally, four $25 Walmart gift certificates will be awarded and a light lunch will be served.
The blood drive will be conducted at St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church, 272 Highway 45, St. Stephen, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 21.
For additional information on the scheduled activities you may contact Matthews at (843) 899-8900, ext. 2203.
MSG Matthews is entering his 10th year of service at CHS, and conducts the above activities for the students, parents and community, without outside funding assistance. His dedication and commitment are indeed commendable.
Garden Club News

The Belle Isle Garden Club is pleased to announce the most recent winner of the Yard of the Month award for July and August.  Members of the club are honored to recognize Arthur L. and Donna Ravenell of 2149 Highway 45 for the fine effort they have made in creating their beautiful yard and gardens. 
Jefferson Reunion
Heirs of the late Rev. John H. Jefferson Jr. traveled from near and far to celebrate their connections and history, July 19-21 in Moncks Corner.
After a moving prayer service and banquet, attendees were treated to an interesting and historic Gullah Reading by Ruth Middleton. The family was then graced by a second inspirational performance from the Orangeburg Fusion Dance Company; and as the second dance performance of the evening came to a close, Joletta Barnes, thrilled everyone with her masterful vocalization of “Titanium,” which garnered her a standing ovation.
The speaker for the occasion, Rep. Joseph H. Jefferson Jr., was presented to attendees in an eloquent fashion by grandson, Ryan Patterson.  The message, which focused on heritage, family, and mission, was timely and excellent.
A wonderful time was had by everyone and commendations go to the 2013 officers, all committee chairs and members for an outstanding family gathering.
Keeping in Prayer
Viola Middleton, Ruth Williams, Emily Jones, Vanilla Thompson, Lucille Edwards, Ernestine G. Williams, Ernestine M. Williams, Gracie Williams, Annie Wiggins, Lamont Halback, Louise King, Loretta White, Annie Graves, Deloris Montgomery, Dr. Hattie Martin, Noel Smalls,  Margie Prioleau, Dorothy Williams, Rufus Smalls,  Cousin Alice, Julia Jenkins, Victoria Middleton, Naomi Fashion, Monica Booker, Betty Ravenell, Barbara Manigault,  Hazel Crawford, Rufus Smalls, Dorothy Williams,  Elder Jeremiah Washington, Hazel Crawford, Annie L. Crawford, Patricia Casey,  and all others that are under the weather, shut-in, hospitalized or in need of our care and attention.
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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