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Monday, July 31

On Sunday, I fellowshipped with the St. Mark Baptist Church of Allen where they honored their pastor and wife on their 19th anniversary. What blessing it was. Guests were Minister Betty Wells and the New Hope No. 3 Baptist Church in Hanna. Her message came from Jeremiah 1. Her subject was “Can you handle your calling?”

Thanks to the St. Mark family and visiting churches including Evergreen, Good Hope, Zion Chapel and Star Light Baptist churches. They helped make the program successful. Dinner was served after services.

Good Hope full Gospel Baptist Church of Powhatan invites everyone to attend our revival Aug. 8-10 at 7 p.m. each evening. Guest ministers will be Randy Lewis Jr. and Ivy Lewis of the Deliverance Temple COGIC in Coushatta and the Rev. Jimmy Mitchell. Pastors are welcome.

August is here and the heat is on. August is one of the hottest months of the year. Kids’ vacation time is running out. Back-to-school will be just around the corner. Hope you had a great and safe summer. Parents, make plans to visit with your child or children’s teachers. Working together will pay off.

Happy August birthdays to Donald Pratt, Corneilous Clark, Patrick Mondello, Johnny Williams, Calvin Jackson, Carolyn Wolf, Tony Leone, Ellis Taylor Jr., Lee Franklin, Adam Newton, Marcus Blake, Ben Taylor, Bessie Winn, Debra Jackson, Rhegan Hymes, Retha McLean, Elaine Wallace and Edna Addison. Here’s wishing you all many more.

Our prayers go out to the sick and shut-ins. Special prayers go to the Odom family in their time of sorrow. Funeral services were Saturday for Mrs. Alberthia Lawrence Odom at 10 a.m. at the North Star Missionary Baptist Church of Powhatan. Bishop William Roberson officiated. Mrs. Odom was born July 31, 1914. She was 102 when she died. She had been married to the Rev. Wisby Odom who preceded her in death. She leaves to cherish her memory, one sister, five grandchildren, several great grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

Her family and I agree that Texas Street will never be the same but memories of Mrs. Odom will last forever. Our prayers are forever with you all.