Natchez Children's Home Services Our Home Spring/Summer
Bi-annual newsletter of the Natchez Children's Home Services.
Vol. 27 No. 1 Spring/Summer 2013 Saving Lives, One Child at a Time! Natchez Childrenâ€™s Home Services Newsletter Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org GIVING BACK IS GOOD MEDICINE by Nancy Hungerford, Executive Director 806 North Union St. P.O. Box 2028 Natchez, MS 39120 Phone: (601) 442-6858 Fax (601) 442-7722 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ntzchs.org Nancy P. Hungerford Executive Director Matt Poole Designer/Photographer OUR HOME is published semi-annually to educate the community about child abuse and issues affecting at-risk children as well as to inform friends of agency activities and needs. Opinions expressed are those of writers and not necessarily of Natchez Children’s Home Services. Natchez Children’s Home Services does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, national origin, or religious beliefs. OUR HOME is printed and distributed by Natchez Newspapers, Inc. Board Of Directors Bradley Harrison - President Jean Leckie - Past President Janet Sullivan - Vice-President Kathie Blankenstein - Secretary Conrad Anderson - Treasurer Betty Cade Forrest Johnson Walton Jones Barbara Persons Jon Shonebarger Dorothy Sylvester Nationwide Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-222-8000 Mississippi Association of Child Care Agencies, Inc. customer service. Her photo is featured at “Do you ever hear from former residents the Edward Jones headquarters in St. Louis, of the Home?” Missouri. “Yes,” I answer to this FAQ (Frequently “I was riding high,” she smiled. “Given Asked Question). some of my choices as a kid, my picture Chassity Cannon is a great example and could have been hanging on the wall at the her story is a remarkable one. “Chas” became a seven year old resident of (then) Natpost office! chez Protestant Home in May, 1980. She was “But in 2011, I was diagnosed with a brain scared, angry, confused, and determined that tumor that required major surgery. I still her stay at 806 North Union Street would be a short one. During the ensuing ten years, she grew up fast. She shared a large room with several other little girls, ran away, was returned, moved into foster care, shoplifted, had several appearances in Adams County Judge John Hudson’s Youth Court, lived briefly with each of her divorced parents, got married and divorced, and miraculously graduated from high school. After three minimum wage ($3.35 per hour) jobs, she enrolled in an online college program through Penn State University and received a BA degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising in 1993. She also began learning the real estate business and answered a newspaper ad announcing Wells Fargo was opening a Natchez office. She applied and got the job over 100 other applicants. Chassity Beetz Cannon In 1999 she began working see the doctor every four months. The Good in an on-call position with Edward Jones Lord got my attention and began to work on Investments and in 2002 became employed my priorities and unresolved issues from my full time with Tommy McDonald’s Natchez past. I began visiting my old nemesis—the office. Natchez Children’s Home—and reconnecting She is now in a senior position with Edward Jones and is part of the leadership and with the staff and my past. training team. “I came to value the lessons learned, the In 2010 she received the Edward Jones friends made, and the sad and sweet memories of my childhood. Because NCHS was “Profiles in Caring” award—one of only my home, for a large part of my childhood, I twenty employees nationally—for exemplary Cover photo: ABCs Preschool Learning Center student Na’Jaylan Butler 2 • Spring/Summer 2013 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter have found ways to help the at-risk children being served there today.” In December, 2012, Chassity opened Cha’ Mere’—a gift shop with select vendors including Natchez Children’s Home Services. Cha’ Mere’ is a French word meaning “a place of gathering.” The shop is located at 110 North Union Street, ironically just a few blocks south of 806 North Union Street! “Although we don’t accept clothing, we take other items including furniture, home décor, kitchen and glass ware, jewelry . . . you name it!” says Chassity. All donated items designated for the Natchez Children’s Home Services booth are tax deductible and when they are sold, proceeds are forwarded to NCHS to help fund the Children’s Advocacy Center, Preschool Learning Center, Counseling Center, and at-risk children and families. Cha’ Mere’ also sells the NCHS cookbook “Yum-m-m!” ($20) and “Angels with a Purpose” ($14.95). “In facing my fears—both from the past and future, I have found that doing something for others is the most therapeutic thing I can do,” she said. Cha’ Mere’ is open Tuesday through Saturday. For information on how you can participate call Chassity Cannon at 601-445-5929, go to Cha’ Mere’ on Facebook, or email email@example.com. Welcome back home, Chas! S enator Melanie Sojourner, (second from left), visited on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, with constituents Nancy Hungerford, (left), Executive Director of Natchez Children’s Home Services, Chris Huff, Clinical Director SW MS Children’s Advocacy Center in Pike County and Glenda Wilson, Director of Natchez Children’s Home Services Children’s Advocacy Center during Cookie Day at the Capitol in recognition of children’s advocacy centers and their work with abused children throughout Mississippi. E Mississippi Becomes 6th State to Pass Erin’s Law will be assaulted by the age of eighteen,” foster and adoptive parents, and agenshe reported. cy staff who work with at risk children The goal of Erin’s Law is to teach and families. children: “Tell on anyone who even tries to touch your private parts.” Erin Merryn (www.erinmerryn. net) is scheduled to speak at a plenary session of this summer’s “Lookin’ to the Future” conference July 17-19, 2013 at the Natchez Convention Center. The conference is sponsored by Southern Christian Services for Children and Youth and focuses on strengthening the skills and education of social workers, Glenda Wilson, Erin Merryn, and Nancy Hungerford teachers, counselors and therapists, visit at the state capitol. Spring/Summer 2013 • 3 rin Merryn was six years old when a neighbor sexually abused her. “I was taught how to take cover in a storm, stop, drop and roll out of a burning building, evacuate a school bus. . . but where was the drill on how to escape a child molester?” says Merryn. Miss Merryn is now 28 and on a mission to pass Erin’s Law in all 50 states. She visited the Mississippi State Capitol in January where she met with child advocates and legislators on House Bill 200 and Senate Bill 2133. “A child is sexually assaulted every 6 minutes in this country. One in every four girls and one in every seven boys Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org ABCs Teachers Attend Early Childhood Conference D SERVING THE COMMUNITY Since 1816 ABCs Preschool Learning Center Children’s Advocacy Center Thrift Shop International Mission Trip Opportunities Individual Group and Family Counseling Advocacy and Education for At-risk Children and Families ee Thomas, Director, Nicole Sellers, and Katrica Montgomery, teachers in the ABCs Preschool Learning Center, attended an early childhood conference in Mobile, AL in February. The conference was presented by the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) and brought preschool teachers together from Director of the ABCs Preschool Learning Center Dee Thomas teaches across the south to focus preschoolers out on the playground. on improving the classplace of recreation. The children have a room learning environment and teaching flower bed and are watching our vegetable children academics through things found in and herb garden grow. The basketball court, the natural environment around them. riding toys, swings, birdhouses, trees, and As a result, the Palmer Playground at play units are all part of the learning experiNCHS has become a learning lab, not just a ence at NCHS. Mrs. B’s Nap Pillows Mrs. Barbara Brown of Lebanon, Oregon, provided handmade nap pillows for all the ABCs Preschool Learning Center students. She operates “Mrs. B’s Teas” a specialty shop in Lebanon. Mrs. Brown is Karla Brown’s stepmother. Karla, our longtime friend who walked across the United States for epilepsy awareness, is now living in Natchez and has helped extend interest in Natchez Children’s Home Services all the way to the west coast! The children love their colorful pillows and use them each day after lunch during quiet time. Saving Lives, One Child at a Time! www.ntzchs.org Students proudly display their new nap pillows from Mrs. B’s Teas. 4 • Spring/Summer 2013 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter Join the Children’s Club Today! “What do you need at Natchez Children’s Home Services?” is a question often asked of NCHS staff and board members. “Everything you need to operate your household and office, just in bigger quantities!” is the answer. The devotion of Children’s Club members over the last 25 years has made those “bigger quantities” a reality. Monthly Children’s Club donations (on-line at www.ntzchs.org) or through the mail (P. O. 2028, Natchez, MS 39121), or using an automatic bank draft (form above) ensures that NCHS will always have gasoline, water, play equipment, lights, snacks and meals, a safe and insured building and grounds, laundry powder, computers, staff training, smoke detectors, car seats . . . the list is endless. Children’s Club gifts are tax deductible, receipted promptly, and used wisely to meet the mission of “Saving Lives, One Child at a Time.” International Mission Opportunities J Joe Mitchell, Nancy Hungerford, and Armando Trujillo. oe Mitchell, former NCHS Director of Development, continues to maintain his contact with NCHS by leading short-term trips to Guatemala and Peru. In early March he brought Armando Trujillo to the area to perform a trumpet concert and share about the work in Guatemala. If you or your group would like to participate in a future trip, contact Joe Mitchell at firstname.lastname@example.org or Nancy Hungerford at email@example.com for more information. Spring/Summer 2013 • 5 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org T Liz Dunham is the “First Responder” at NCHS she sings in the senior choir and teaches Sunday school. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to jazz music, playing with her dog “Jersey”, and walking the hills of the Natchez Bluffs. Her gift of hospitality at the front door of NCHS comes from one of her favorite Bible verses: “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have Liz Dunham - Office Manager entertained angels unawares.“ Hebrews 13:2 The NCHS Board, staff and children love Liz and appreciate her decade of service. he first friendly voice you hear when you dial 601-4426858, is almost always Office Manager Elizabeth Dunham. She has been offering assistance, forwarding calls, taking messages and welcoming guests at 806 North Union Street since 2003. “Liz” grew up in Natchez and worked at Friends of Children of MS, Inc. before joining the NCHS team. She is focused, organized, and conscientious in her duties that include record keeping, mail management, generating receipts and letters of thanks, welcoming and touring visitors, organizing and ordering supplies, answering thousands of questions, updating staff files, participating in various fundraisers, managing financial donations and supervising bookkeeping and volunteers. Liz is the mother of Eric “Cateye” Dunham. She is an active member of Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, where 2013 NCHS Events April 26 - Crawfish Boil on the Buffet 11AM - 2PM Natchez Bluff 5 - 8PM July 8 July 14 May 12 - Mother’s Day Carriage House May 27 - Asbury University Summer Ministry Team June 7 Magnolia Bluffs Golf Invitational at Beau Pre Country Club (National Golf Association) July 17 - Lookin’ to the Future July 19 Conference Natchez Convention Center July 12 - Southside Baptist Church July 15 Talladega, AL Oct. 26 - Chili Cook-off on Natchez Bluff 11AM - 2PM from Plantation Pecans Nov. 1 - Begin Holiday Pecan Sales 6 • Spring/Summer 2013 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter THANK YOU TO THESE SPECIAL FRIENDS Mr. John Segrest Lawn Care Mr. and Mrs. John D. Wellborn Rocking Chair Fruit boxes Vidalia Apparel J & N Trophies Lots of T-Shirts New Life Apostolic Church Dr. Freda Lawrence Children’s sweaters Juice and cookies Dr. C. C. Gaddis and Staff Dental hygiene items Vidalia High School Student Council Valentine’s Day Treats Natchez National Park Service J. E. Hicks Distributing Donated food items Mr. and Mrs Sonny Clark Gift Certificate for kitchen/janitorial supplies Trinity Presbyterian Church, Jonesville, LA Children’s Books, Crayons, and Activity Books Play Station 3 It’s Fashion Cato’s Citi-Trends P.O. Box 2028 Natchez, MS 39121 www.ntzchs.org Clothing and accessories Trinity Episcopal Day School Woodville Baptist Church Mission Friends/ WCCA Student Council Toys, Love Gift, Visit Passbach Meats Concordia Bank and Trust Peter Dale Giles Island Hunting Club Deer, turkey meat and pork loin Enclosed is my gift of $_______ In memory of: In honor of: Poole’s Processing Pedro’s Butcher Shop Meat Processing Framing services __________________________ Name From: Rachael Erickson Mr. Buddy Miller Mr. Lee Rife Mr. Robert White Mr. Earl LeBouef Handmade table Canned food drive Dianne’s Frame Shop Ms. Diana Imhof and Pajama Program Easter Treats and School Supplies Children’s pajamas and board books Fertilizer, compost, and plants for vegetable garden His Way, Inc. Foundation and Ann Neal Moore Funding ABCs bus Name_________________________ Address________________________ Phone (optional)____________________ City___________________________ State__________________________ Zip____________________________ Woodville Baptist Church Easter visit and offering Natchez High School Southern Carriage Tours Please send an acknowledgment to the following: COME SHOP WITH US! Carriage rides for ABCs Students Name__________________________ Address________________________ Phone (optional)____________________ City____________________________ State___________________________ Zip____________________________ Ira Baker Thrift Shop Manager The Natchez Children’s Home Services Thrift Shop continues to grow, expanding the customer base, and providing operating income for programs at the Children’s Home while providing merchandise at low cost to savvy shoppers. 901 North Union Street • 601-442-5669 diagonally across from The Children’s Home SHOPPING HOURS Ask your financial advisor, CPA, or attorney about planned giving options and remembering NCHS in your will. Wednesday - Friday • 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. DONATION HOURS Monday - Friday • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Spring/Summer 2013 • 7 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org Friends & Volunteers Magnolia Bluffs Casino Magnolia Bluffs Casino management team enjoyed lunch and a tour at NCHS. They are the title sponsor of this summer’s National Golf Association Magnolia Bluffs Invitational which will be held July 8-14 at Beau Pre Country Club. The event will benefit NCHS. Rolling Fork Methodist Chruch Rolling Fork Methodist Church spent time learning about the NCHS ministry. Beth Miller (center back row) is the minister of the church and arranged the visit to Natchez as a misson day for adults and church youth. Jefferson County Multidisciplinary Team Members of the Jefferson County Multidisciplinary Team met for training at NCHS Children’s Advocacy Center. The team refers cases of neglect and abuse for forensic interviews at NCHS CAC. Members, left to right, are Dorothy M. Collins - JCSD, H. J. Cadney - Vo-Tech JCSD, Patricia West - JCSD, Bell Varner-White - DHS, Daisie M. Swanson - JCSD, Inez Coleman - JCSD, Tomika H. Irving - GAL, Chasity Q. Combs - SW MS Mental Health, Glenda Wilson - NCHS CAC Director, and Cassandria D. Frye - JCSD 8 • Spring/Summer 2013 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter Friends & Volunteers Misty Cooper and Friends Misty Cooper of Jena, LA, and her children Peyton and Katelynn are regular supporters of NCHS. They bring holiday goodies, books, supplies, and financial assistance on each visit. Cathedral High School Key Club Sarah Beth Willard and fellow members of the Cathedral High School Key Club brought Easter treats. The Club has also spearheaded a successful book drive to establish a children’s library at NCHS. Alpha Beauties Step Team The Alpha Beauties Step Team came to volunteer at NCHS. They helped Mr. Stephen Washington, housekeeper with cleaning and organizing many of the classrooms and offices. Spring/Summer 2013 • 9 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org Spring Break at NCHS Spring Break Volunteers Complete Long Chore List! Camptown Inc. Spring Break Springtime has become a season of visitors, work projects and Southern hospitality at Natchez Children’s Home Services. During March and April volunteers from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Boston University, and Camptown in Indianapolis, Indiana, spend their school Spring Break week in Natchez. This year the young people sorted items in the Thrift Shop, washed vehicles, tutored ABCs children, prepared the garden, cleaned the building, repaired two porches, poured cement, glazed windows, and prepared food. During the evening, the visitors attended Spring Pilgrimage events and toured Natchez. Our friends at Community Chapel Church and Crosspoint Church housed the students in their family life centers. Thank you to both congregations for “bed and breakfast” accommodations. Hosting Spring Break Alternative groups has become a tradition at NCHS—and the children and staff look forward to their arrival each year. Many projects on our always long “to-do” list are completed, and many new friendships are made. Thank you, Boston University, Agnes Scott College, and Camptown! Boston University Alternative Spring Break Agnes Scott College Alternative Spring Break 10 • Spring/Summer 2013 Natchez Childrenâ€™s Home Services Newsletter Spring/Summer 2013 â€˘ 11 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org Memorial Gifts Memorial Gifts received November 1, 2012 through April 1, 2012 ALDRICH, ELIZABETH “BETH” HORNE ALDRICH, ELIZABETH “BETSY” ALDRIDGE, CATHERINE Amanda R. Aldridge Darwin S. Enlow, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Donnie W. Harris Mr. and Mrs. Donnie W. Harris BOOTHE, JULIA BORDELON, DOROTHY MAE EVANS BRELAND, EARL LEVON BRELAND, GEANIE S. BRELAND, LEON VONDEL BRIDGES, JOAN MARIE EVANS BROWN, LOUELLA FURR BROWN, MARIAN B. Amy B. Roden Anthony D. Roden Ruth Roden J. Doyle Breland Carolyn Lushute J. Doyle Breland J. Doyle Breland Amy B. Roden Anthony D. Roden Ruth Roden Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply DARSEY, DOLLY DAVIS, ANGIE Marvin B. Darsey Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kirk Swanson David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kirk Smith The Paul D. Thimmesch Family C. Newt Willis ALLEN, ORAN CLAYTON ALLEN, PATRICIA CAVIN ALLRED, CHARLES RAYMOND, SR. ANDERSON, BILL Greendale United Methodist Church Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Mr. and Ms. Herbert E. Felter Mr. and Mrs. David M. Dixon III Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCormick and Sons M & B Logging David Bramlette Amanda R. Aldridge DONLEY, STEVEN DOOLEY, MARILYN McKLEMURRY DOWNER, FRANCES OAKES DRANE, MARY S. City of Natchez - State of Mississippi Scarlett Etheridge Martha Smith Mr. and Mrs. Chris Whitehead Mr. and Mrs. Waylon Whitehead Mr. and Mrs. William F. Heins III George W. Ward Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Mr. and Mrs. David M. Dixon III Bubba McKey Jack Rogers ASHLEY, DYWAYNE ASHLEY, GENE BANDY, MARIE W. Mr. and Mrs. G. Bradley Harrison and Christi Mr. and Mrs. Hirschel T. Abbott, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William F. Heins III Glenda Faye Wilson Mrs. William H. Wilson C. Newt Willis DUCK, ALBERT DUMKE, INEZ BARBOUR, McBEE BERRY, SUSIE BROWNING, JAMES CLYDE BRUMFIELD, DELORIS BIGLANE, MARIE STANLEY Mr. and Mrs. James L. Randall DUNCAN, WILL BLACKWOOD, MARY KATHRYN McNEIL BLALOCK, TIMOTHY D. Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. J. Barret Martin George W. Ward Eli West Marilyn Truly West Don W. Ater Becky’s Bay Limited Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Biglane Flavius Freeman Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kuehnle, Jr. and Julia Rachel Natchez Heating and Cooling Dr. and Mrs. John R. Pieklik Eileen N. Shaffer Silas Simmons, LLP Certified Public Accountants and Advisors Mr. and Mrs. Adrian Stallone BUIE, VERNONA SANDERS BUTLER, FANNIE D. BUTLER, LEHMAN Flavius Freeman Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services ETHERIDGE, BETTY JO FARRAH, SHELIA BUTTROSS, MR. and MRS. ALPHONSE CALHOUN, MAUDE Don W. Ater Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Buttross FERRINGTON, CECIL Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply CAMPBELL, CHARLIE J. CAMPBELL, MAGGIE CANNON, THELMA Jeanette Murphy Patricia Murphy Ronald W. Engel Mary Jane Oglesby Mr. and Mrs. J. Barret Martin FOREMAN, JAMES “FOOZIE” FOWLKES, WILLIAM ASA “SANDY” FREEMAN, MONETTE Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Fowlkes Martha Brumbelow Mr. and Mrs. David M. Dixon III Stephanie Dixon Susan Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power Mr. and Mrs. Brad Mount and Family Mr. and Mrs. Jack T. Mount Robbie and Roxie Roberts Mr. and Mrs. Roland Trahan C. Newt Willis Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power CAUTHEN, PAMELA Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply CAVIN, HERMAN D. GALLUP, ADELINE CHAPMAN, BETTY ANN CHASE, DAN Don W. Ater Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McDaniel Mr. and Mrs. Billy S. Chapman Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Chapman Claudette Keasler Martha Chase Moss GAMBERI, FRANK, JR. GAVETTE, ORIN Harriet G. Taylor CLAYTON, ANNA MARIE KRUEGER CLEMENTS, EUGENE CLOWER, RAY Mr. and Mrs. John A. Leckie Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power David Bramlette GEORGE, JOSEPH GLOYER, MR. and MRS. STEWART W. GORE, LYMAN GRAY, MARY Richard A. Gloyer Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply W. David Kimble Charleen Gavette COBB, JAMES DOUGLAS COCHRAN, JUANITA MARIE CONNER, NORMA DIXON EDWARDS COVINGTON, JUDY WALLACE CREEK, JOHN PERRY DABNEY, INEZ C. DALTON, E. 12 • Spring/Summer 2013 Eli West Marilyn Truly West Ridge Point Consultants Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply GREENLEE, DOROTHY PAULINE GRIMSLEY, JUDY STOKES Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Don Tyson Thel Tyson Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Robert A. Clark, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Gloyer Nancy P. Hungerford Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heard, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford GRISSINGER, VERA DOSSETT L. Bryan Dabney Memorial Trust Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Lawrence Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter Memorial Gifts MADDOX, DIMPLE M. MAPLES, KATHRYN Rex D. Marchbanks Mr. and Mrs. James O. Rabby Mr. and Mrs. G. Bradley Harrison and Christi MARCHBANKS, JOHN MARION, DONALD ORRIN MARTIN, RALPH VERNON, SR. MASSEY, JOYCE ANN MATHEWS, BETTY Don W. Ater Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Mr. and Mrs. James P. Jeansonne Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Mary Lake Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Bertolet Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones Mr. and Mrs. John A. Leckie Mr. and Mrs. Forest Persons Dr. and Mrs. John R. Pieklik Etta Mae Swalm C. Newt Willis MAXWELL, JENNIFER M. MAYHALL, LOUISE MAYS, KATHY HULL GROSS, MARY HALL, GINGER Tamara Hall McCARSTLE, WILLIE RAY Mrs. Joe Lee Jackson Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power Jonathan E. Hungerford JACKSON, IRA JOHNSON, JOHN F. Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply McCONNELL, BETTY McCOOL, NANCY Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Hamilton, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Julius C. Havard Mr. and Mrs. Ansell Reid Mr. and Mrs. Derrell Reid HAMMACK, LANUS PERRYAN HAWES, CAMMIE Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jason A. Rooks JONES, MARY ROGERS DAVIS Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Biglane Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. David Bramlette Flavius Freeman J. Lamar Spencer C. Newt Willis Kate Don Green McDONOUGH, VERNA RUTH McGIVAREN, MATT McKENZIE, JOHN Norma McNair Mr. and Mrs. Kevin D. Smith Mr. and Mrs. Jim Violette HAXTON, JOSEPHINE AYRES HEARD, DAVID NICHOLS, SR. Lawrence R. Buckley Nancy P. Hungerford and Family Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. J. Barret Martin C. Newt Willis George W. Ward Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. William L. Kennon KAISER, DOROTHY DONNER KEITH, GLADYS Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Mr. and Mrs. Frank Heard, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford Martha W. Kimmel McNAIR, ALFRED DEAN McSWAIN, CINDY WISE McWETHY, MR. and MRS. DOUGLAS MILTON MENG, JAMES CARROL “CATTY” Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Betsy N. Feltus Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. Katherine Bronn Strobel Lawrence R. Buckley Ronald T. Kobayashi David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. Forest Persons HENRY, GLENN KIMBLE, DAVID HENTHORN, DR. TONI JILL BERTOLET HERRINGTON, JAMES “JABO” David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Evans, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. George Flowers Geraldine C. Inman Patricia Mathis Mr. and Mrs. James L. Randall Dr. and Mrs. William R. Priester III Mr. and Mrs. Troy L. McKey Mr. and Mrs. Patrick R. Biglane Mr. and Mrs. Lee M. Morris George W. Ward KING, HELEN IRENE SMITH LADNER, BETTY JEAN LAIRD, CHARLES M. David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. John R. Pieklik David T. Barbour Mr. and Mrs. John South Lewis C. Newt Willis MERRITT, VELMA RUTH GAUDET MIDDLETON, WILLIS ARNOLD MILLER, BERTHA W. Jonathan E. Hungerford Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Felice B. Fortenberry Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Leachman Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Day Mr. and Mrs. Ross Pritchard Carol Anne N. Blitzer Mrs. Tom Armstrong HICKS, DR. and MRS. G. SWINK HILLS, MR. and MRS. JAMES R. HOGWOOD, WILLIAM EUGENE HOOTON, JEANNETTE McRAE HORN, MIKE Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Evelyn “Lucy” Wilson Marie Wilson Mr. and Mrs. Donald M. Gloyer Nancy P. Hungerford LAIRD, HENDRICK JEFFERSON, SR. LANEHART, DUSTIN MYLES LANG, NORMA JEAN LAWRENCE, STEVEN Jonathan E. Hungerford Nancy P. Hungerford Mr. and Mrs. Mark Gibson Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Don W. Ater Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. C. Newt Willis MOSES, CLARENCE “ BUTCH” MURRAY, JOHN E. NATHANSON, MARTY PALMER, DANIELLE PARKER, ALICE Thel Tyson C. Newt Willis NELSON, EDWIN “BUMPS” Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply HUDE, LEONA KATHLEEN HUFF, JAN Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Ed McCormick and Sons M & B Logging Carolyn Kirk LEAHMAN, ELVIN “SONNY” LEE LeBLANC, VEDRIDE Robert A. Clark, Sr. Etta Mae Swalm Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Evans, Jr. HULBERT, DICK LINDLEY, AGNES PHILLIPE LUSS, BERTHA Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Mr. and Mrs. Richard D. Lawrence HUTSON, CHARLIE PASSMAN, CHARLES BRADLEY Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Mr. and Mrs. Frank Power Spring/Summer 2013 • 13 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter www.ntzchs.org Memorial Gifts PATRICK, KERRY PATTERSON, DORIS ANDERSON PAUL, WILEDENE George W. Ward Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply PETERMANN, HELEN RICCI, ELLEN RICCI, SUZIE Pamela D. Dennis Elizabeth Dunham Mr. and Mrs. David G. Freeman Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Heard, Jr. Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Keeth Elementary School Hospitality Lake Lilly Baptist Church Mr. and Mrs. John Leckie Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Lynch Mr. and Mrs. Gene Maroon Mr. and Mrs. Loyce Maroon Joseph H. Mitchell Viviana Rey-Palmer Emily H. Reece Mr. and Mrs. Gerald W. Stampley Tina Strittman Mr. and Mrs. Stratton D. Thompson Mr. and Mrs. Tony White Delbert M. Wood Pamela C. Wood Armando T. Ricci Armando T. Ricci THORNHILL, CODIE VIOLA TUBERVILLE, RICHARD Mrs. Joe Lee Jackson Nancy P. Hungerford and Family TUMMINELLO, CORINNE CROSS VALENTINE, GARY ROBERT Don W. Ater Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ater Mr. and Mrs. Woodie Blunschi VANCE, JOAN L. C. Vance, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Leachman Ann G. Marion Mrs. Carl Tipton C. Newt Willis VILLARREAL, CHARLES E. WADSWORTH, GENEVA WALDRON, EDWARD, SR. WALKER, BILLY Edgar Chase Kathy Chase Mr. and Mrs. Lavan Seales Mr. and Mrs. Julius C. Havard Mr. and Mrs. Edward Walker Mrs. Joseph A. Rollins SAMS, DOROTHY R. “DOT” SANDERS, KENNY Elaine H. Sullivan Curtis C. Savoy Jonathan E. Hungerford WALTMAN, EMMA WALTON, PATSY Jenaye Sibille Wendy Sibille SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, NEWTOWN, CT SAVOY, HATTIE SEAB, DOROTHY MARIE BUCKLES SEGUIN, DERICK Carolyn Armstrong Mr. and Mrs. D. Glynn Smith Don W. Ater Mr. and Mrs. Harry O. Lanehart Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hale WARE, CLEVELAND WARNER, AL Carol Ann Riley Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply WATKINS, GLEN WEBBER, MARGARET HENRY Mr. and Mrs. Jerry McDaniel SERIO, GUISEPPE SESSIONS, JOANN COPELAND PETERS, MARY JO PHARIS, LOUIS POLK, DALE J. Lamar Spencer Mr. and Mrs. Forest Persons SEYFARTH, WILLIAM SHANE SIDES, EUNICE M. Mr. and Mrs. Jerry K. Foster, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. James L. Randall C. Newt Willis PLACE, MR. and MRS. RICHARD Mr. and Mrs. Douglas W. Place David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Lindsey Mr. and Mrs. William T. Jones, Jr. Mary Ann Huff Clinton W. Martin, Jr., Ph.D. Nancy P. Hungerford and Natchez Children’s Home Services Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Wheeler Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply Nancy P. Hungerford Mary Evelyn Cupit David Bramlette WEED, ARTHUR WILLIAM “SONNY” WHETSTONE, JOAN C. Newt Willis David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Evans, Jr. J. Wayne McDaniel Variety Shack and Quality Meats Mr. and Mrs. James L. 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STARR, PEGGY STEELE, JULIUS RANDLE, JEWEL LEE TURNIPSEED RATCLIFFE, BETTY LATTA David Bramlette Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. David Bramlette Nancy P. Hungerford George W. Ward C. Newt Willis Patti Anderson Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Blankenstein, Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Boren Bishop and Mrs. Robert Cade John P. Case, Hannah and Haley Willie F. “Bill” Case Martha E. Cavin Mr. and Mrs. Keith Oliver Davis and Ashley SPILLMAN, WILLIAM RAY “BILLY” Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Netterville Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Wheeler Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Lipsey Black River Farm Supply Three Rivers Farm Supply WILKINSON, MALCOLM WILLIAMS, ETHEL BUSH WILLIAMS, ROBERT F. WILLIAMS, TROY Ardis C. Cobb STEELE, WESLEY SUADI, ROBERT REECE, DEBRA PAYNE WIMBERLY, JACK Mr. and Mrs. Michael R. Wheeler SWALM, FRANK S. TANKSLEY, KEN George W. Ward Your Friends at Bi-County Insurance Agency Mr. and Mrs. C. Hayden Kaiser, Jr. Etta Mae Swalm YOUNG, CLARENCE YOUNG, JOHN D., SR. Don W. Ater Black River Farm Supply George W. Ward Three Rivers Farm Supply Mr. and Mrs. Julius C. Havard TEMPLETON, JANICE Jennifer Goolsby Davis YOUNGBLOOD, JOHN WESLEY Greendale United Methodist Church 14 • Spring/Summer 2013 Natchez Children’s Home Services Newsletter Honor Gifts Honor Gifts received November 1, 2012 through April 1, 2012 BENTLEY, JUDY Deneen Berry FAIRBANKS, DR. RUS FITZPATRICK FAMILY BERRY, KENNETH H. Deneen Berry Mr. and Mrs. John Dale, Jr. Dr. and Mrs. Fred G. Emrick Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Gray Mr. and Mrs. Sandy Gray KRAMER, THE REVEREND and MRS. JOHN LeMAY, DR. and MRS. BRAD LEWIS, BEAULAH Natchez Regional Medical Center Volunteers Mr. and Mrs. Burton Byrnes Dr. and Mrs. Fred G. Emrick Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Middleton BERRY, MR. and MRS. SHAWN BLANKENSTEIN, F. R. “RAWDON”, JR. BLANKENSTEIN, MRS. F. R., JR. BLOCK, NEIL Pam Eck Mr. and Mrs. William H. Gidden Dr. and Mrs. Fred G. Emrick Mr. and Mrs. Geoff Iles Mrs. William H. Wilson FIVEASH, GAYLE MOORE FLATTMANN, DR. and MRS. 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