This week’s newsletter is going to be shorter. I’ve come out of retirement, and have taken a lovely part-time job as a food preparer or food prep. I’m one of two workers: we prepare foods for cooking, and two other ladies, one who is the owner, cooks it! It is a lovely home-spun family restaurant called “Madea’s,” located on James Road and Overton Crossing in Memphis. Since I’m only there three days- off Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (because they’re closed)- I have my longest day on Saturday, this way I get to still go to church. At first, I was to work on Sunday, too, but God’s hands were in it from the beginning. There are enough people to do the Sunday work, so I get to go to church! Whenever you’re in Memphis, around 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., come in and enjoy some good soul food with me at Madea’s. Everything’s made fresh daily; there are no left overs, ever!
Happy birthday this week to my sister and my best friend, Irene Harvery, of Jamestown. She’s celebrating beginning on her day, which was on Tuesday, May 21. You go girl! You are still looking good, and like we always say it, “we always will!” If there are others celebrating at this fence, hope yours is all that it can be!
We are praying for our sick and those asking for prayer: Jennie Stewart; Joseph Heaston Sr.; Isaiah Burton, Sr. and family; Ruth Alston; Louise Mason; Darlene Alston; Nadine Granderson; Mary Ballard; Rudolph Boykins; Katarene Harber; Gladys Miller and family; Minster Pink Sherrill Jr.; Ruby Coe; Jessie Lawson; Flossie Woods; Beaulah Wakefield; Doris King; Connie and Christine Brown; David and Charlene Sneed; Carlotta Jones; Eula Culbreath and family; Menola Holland; Wayne, Jerry, Robert and Darcus Smith; Percy and Allie White; Thelma Nicoles and family; Andrew Jackson and family; “Pop” and Ella Jones and family; Johnnie Thompson; Ruth Griffin; and Mary Burton and Annette Burton.
The alumnus of George R. Ellis are planning a train trip from Memphis down to the “Big Easy,” New Orleans, next year. For more information, you may contact Jessie Cooke and Calvin “Scooter” Butler.
It’s time again for yearly dues, which are only $25, for Jamestown Community Health Organization (JCHO). Contact either treasurer Mary Burton, assistant treasurer Jesse Cooke, or president Rev. Pearl Andrews, as the monies are sorely needed to go towards the upkeep of Dickens Cemetery, college scholarship funds and, especially, to enable JCHO to erect a badly needed meeting facility.
This is all for now. Once again, congratulations to all of our graduates: Xavier Andrews from U.T. Knoxville, son of the reverands Romel and Pearl Andrews; Quineshia Robinson, from Craigmont High School, daughter of Beverly Sherrill Cobbs Robinson; and Sherrie Williams, from Covington, daughter of Debra Williams, also of Covington. Congratulations also to Kenny King, formerly of Jamestown, now of Los Angeles, granddaughter of LaRue Albritton of Jamestown; on May 11, she received her Juris Doctorate in Baton Rouge, La.
The lovely home of Jolly Corteria club member, Katarene Harber of Jamestown, was the place for the club’s May meeting, on Friday at 1 p.m. A lovely repast was enjoyed by all, except for members Annette Lake and Dollie Boykins whose absence was missed. The club presented toiletries to Covington Manor earlier in the week.
June 8 will be JCHO’s health fair at Carey Chapel AME Church, Jamestown, starting at 10 a.m. Free blood pressure screenings, as well as other healthful information, will be offered. There will also be a “grocery giveaway” that day; the JCHO members are selling tickets for $1. Contact any of them for your tickets and hopefully we’ll see you at the health fair!
The community picnic will be the last Saturday in May (annual Memorial Day picnic) at 10 a.m., also at Carey Chapel AME, Jamestown. Foods will be sold at the picnic. Please come and help our community’s effort. There will be fun and games for all ages. Contact president Rev. Pearl Andrews, all JCHO events. All for now, remember, “Being nice pays off big time, plus it’s free!”
Until Next Time--