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Antioch Baptist Association in session

  • Thursday, October 31, 2013

The Antioch Baptist Association will conduct its Annual Association from Oct. 30 through Nov. 3 at St. Stephen Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey Mack as host pastor.

The Rev. Dr. Leon G. Brown is moderator of the Association and the Rev. Milton Scott is the vice moderator. All are invited to be in attendance.

Health Center dedication

Everyone is invited to be in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Elijah Wright Health Center at 10 a.m. on Nov. 2 on Old Highway 6 in Cross.

The ceremony is being sponsored by the Fetter Health Care Network.

The late Elijah Wright was a great humanitarian who gave freely to everyone in need. It could be said that this gentle soul never met a stranger.

Born in Berkeley County in 1931, Mr. Wright graduated from Burke High School and furthered his education through his employment with the Charleston Air Force Base. He was married on in 1960 to Dorothy Evelyn Thomas of Cheraw. To their union, Thomas and Darlene were born.

In 1977, Mr. Wright built the first Wright’s Grocery store, adjacent to the family home. After a devastating store fire in 1992, the community rallied behind the Wright family to help rebuild Wright’s Grocery.

The present location of Wright’s Grocery proudly reopened in 1998 and continues to serve as a long-standing community cornerstone in Cross.

In keeping with the notable Wright family tradition of entrepreneurship, Mr. Wright managed his family’s grocery store for more than 25 years where he untiringly served as owner and operator until he passed away after a brief illness on Sept. 16, 2012.

World Day of Prayer

The Antioch Baptist Association’s Women’s Auxiliary will join with women across the world as they celebrate the Baptist World Day of Prayer on the first Monday in November, which will be Nov. 4 at 6 p.m., at the St. Stephen Baptist Church.

Sister Jerri Wallace, will serve as Mistress of Ceremony, and Sister Virginia Singleton will be the speaker. Sister Lillie Whitten is President of the Antioch Baptist Association’s Women’s Auxiliary, Sister Ertha M. Dingle, is Vice President of the Auxiliary and Rev. Dr. Leon G. Brown is the moderator.

Scholarship Extravaganza

The Berkeley Training High School Class of 1964 has announced its Annual Scholarship Extravaganza, which will be held on Dec. 20 at the Moncks Corner Lodge Hall on Hwy. 52 in Moncks Corner.

Donations for tickets or general contributions are to be mailed by Dec. 6 to the attention of the “Class of ’64, PO Box 742, Moncks Corner, SC 29461.

Due to the contributions received last year, nine scholarships, in the amount of $200 were awarded to college-bound students. As always, you are thanked for your support of this important cause.

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, Dorothy Williams, Elder Jeremiah Washington, Annie L. Crawford, Patricia Casey, George Casey, Jr., Mable Dingle, Clausie Williams, Lillie Williams, Bertha Lee Williams, Norma Ketchum, Shirley Cleveland, Christine Manigault, 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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