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Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Suzie’s Scene Suzie’s Scene By Denise Phillips By Suzie Tipton By Denise Phillips

What a week! I met myself the other day and was too busy to wave at me! Before you laugh you’d better stop and think about your week as well. Sometimes we just need to stop and listen to God’s voice! I didn’t get to hear Brother Mark’s sermon at Zion Sunday morning so I had to come up with my own. I did see him and Lisa along with many from Zion as we traveled to Harmony Church Sunday afternoon to comfort the Morris family in their loss. Many fond memories of Coffman shared by former pastor Adrian Knipper brought a few smiles to our faces. I was delighted to see LaJuan who now lives in Oklahoma, along with many other family members including Bonnie Sue. It was almost like a homecoming for Jimmy and me as we saw so many loved ones including Pastor Grover Westover and his lovely wife Judy. Continue to remember the Morris family in your prayers. I forgot to ask Scottie Morris about the prayer breakfast Thursday morning, but thanks men for gathering each week to pray for various requests. We love you!

Several from our community traveled to Gallaway Saturday to help with the new parsonage. While they were working there about twenty of Zion’s youth were painting in the basement and trying to get our youth center ready for worship again. Jackie Barnes provided lunch for the crew and some of the parents and grandparents helped with this task. At our house, we had company from Friday afternoon through Sunday. We had a blast, but at our ages it takes too long to get over it! We started with a bonfire for our daughter Becky and family. The Lord family from Bells and Farah Gibson and her son Gaylon from Brownsville came over to visit with them. Mama (Alice Elrod), Jason and family, Justin and family, and Tommy and Judy came over to visit as well. The Raineys spent the night and attended a birthday party in Humboldt Saturday. While they were gone Tommy and Judy, mama, and Jimmy and I made a stew. Thanks to Mark Johnson for the use of his stew pot. Saturday night along with the Rainey family, Alivia spent the night and went to Church with me Sunday morning. Thanks to Elizabeth Tritt

and Jessica Neal for helping with her during the Sunday school class. While I was having so much fun two very special co-workers helped with plans for school. A special thanks to Miss Johnson and Ms. Foster. Also, thanks Ms. Garrett for helping with my listening center. Mr. Leigh and Ms. Jones are always helping out as well as Mrs. Emerson. Fourth grade has been a big adjustment, but I could not ask for a better crew to work with! There will be a workday September 25 at ZBC. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. followed by projects that need completing. Call Ricky Ellington at 780-0649 for details. Please mark your calendars for October 23 for Zion’s annual stew and country store. Fall revival will follow beginning October 24 with guest evangelist Frank Bowling from Medina leading the worship. Pray for those who are sick, our military personnel and their families, the shutins, those who have lost loved ones, and the leaders of our country. Call me at 772-4257 if you have news. People want to know!

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By Sylessie Ross the earth. In Christ we are restored to the position of

I want to first start by extending a thank you to everyone that was so thoughtful and kind to our family during the loss of my aunt Levada Nicholson Bond. My pastor, Julius Harden, was in attendance for the service to extend his support. Pastor Reginald Currie rolled out the welcome mat for the family as well. We are gonna miss her but we know she is in a much better place. Our family and friends day program was a success and I know the program sponsor, Jenette Rogers, was overjoyed. Of course this program followed that dynamic morning worship service that we had and I am so glad I didn’t miss that. Bishop Nathaniel Bond and wife, Norma Bond along with others from his ministry just returned from a mission trip in Uganda Africa. We are so delighted to see our very own neighboring ministry extends into another country. I am quite sure that this trip was a life changing experience for

all that attended as well as those in Uganda because Bishop Bond is an awesome speaker! Thought for the week: “The Do Good Seed” If I were to ask if you believed in sowing seeds you’d probably say, “Oh, yes amen. I give money every time I go to church, hallelujah!” It is good for Believers to be stirred up about giving their finances into the work of God. But I need to shed some light on a misconception that has taken place in the Body of Christ. Every time you hear a preacher talk about sowing seeds, most likely money is the first thing that comes to mind. Although money is a powerful seed to sow, it is not the most powerful. There is a seed that will always produce and is often overlooked. I call it the dogood seed. It is birthed out of the love of God. In the beginning God created us in His image, which means we are godlike and we’re His reflection in

All our ladies had a great time last Tuesday morning at the Patio Social. Family members and patients, all enjoyed cookies, muffins, hot coffee and juice. The weather was perfect! Mrs. Allison Brasher, administrator, brought a lovely inspirational thought to the group. They were having such a great time; they didn’t want to go back inside. Great time enjoyed by all! We welcome Mr. Ricky Williams and Mr. David Chander to our facility and

hope they will enjoy their stay with us. Thank you volunteers for coming this week: Christ Temple ladies, First Holiness Women’s Ministries, St. John’s Baptist Church, First Assembly of God Church, Faith Deliverance ladies, Mrs. Mary Barkens, Community Temple of the Living Church ladies, Brownsville Baptist Church members, Pastor Bob Connerley and WMU’s, bingo ladies, and Macedonia Baptist Church. Thursday night, we had

power and authority that Adam lost to sin in the garden. Now that we are bought back from the curse of sin, God wants us to use the same two free gifts that He gave to Adam and Eve— dominion and seed (Genesis 1:28, 29). God made man in the image of love and in the likeness of love. It is through the walk of love that we gain complete mastery and dominion in life. If we master love we can walk in our God-given authority like never before, because love is where our true power lies. In Luke 6, Jesus gives the law of love. We’ve become so familiar with this passage of scripture that we’ve missed what God wants us to understand. Jesus said to love your enemies and do good to people that hate you. Scripture Of The Day: “Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will

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Wherever you are it is your friends who make your world. William James Larry and Joan Banks recently returned from a trip through Russia and Eastern Europe beginning in Copenhagen, Denmark, and then traveling by bus to Stockholm, Sweden. From there they boarded an overnight ferry to Finland, visited Helsinki and then on to Tallin, Estonia. They visited St. Petersburg, Moscow, Smolensk and Minsk before crossing the boarder once again into Poland. While traveling to Warsaw, they stopped at Katyn, the sight of a massacre of many Poles before the war and also the sight of the plane crash last April in which the President and many dignitaries from Poland were killed. John and Janice Parker and their children, Jay and Nancy Parker spent last week traveling to Boston, Cape Cod, Martha Vineyard and Acadia National Park. Kathryn Dixon, her sister Nancy Davis from Memphis, Wayma Richards and Mary Ann Shaw attended the luncheon and annual business meeting of the Colonial Dames of America in Nashville at the Hillwood Country Club driven by Ray Dixon. The speaker was Dr. Wayne Moore, archivist for the state of Tennessee, who explained the state effort to digitalize pictures of personal items from early Tennessee history and the Civil War era. Dr. Moore will be in Haywood County in the near future to do digitalization work of local historical treasures for those interested in the process. Stacy and Harris High from Paris, TX, spent

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Tuesday and Wednesday nights with Robert and Peggy Haynes. Last weekend Ellis and Genie Taylor hosted the annual gathering of his Sanderson and Cox relatives whose roots are in near-by Hardeman County. Among the attendees were Ellis’s twin brothers Ron Taylor of Southaven and Don Taylor of Spring Creek and their families, W.L. and Eva Edwards of Chattanooga and their family, Sheree Rudd of Dickson, Sylvia Russell and her daughter Jennifer of Florence, Alabama, Rose and Bedford Byrum and Nell Turner and their families of Mercer. Laura and Jim Peacock, Julie, Robert, Lee, Anna and Joseph Miller were also there. Tuesday Genie also hosted a luncheon for a group of her Memphis Central High School friends who meet for lunch every two to three months. Nancy Littlejohn hosted a birthday celebration for her daughter Beth Wallace. Beth’s daughters Marybeth McCage, Anna Holcomb, and Amy McCage all helped their Mother enjoy her day with good food and laughter. Jennifer McCage and family from Cordova were also there. Dr. Jack Pettigrew was honored by a surprise birthday party at Lisa and Link Carlton’s lovely home last Friday night. The party was co-hosted by Glenda Pettigrew, Emily and Jamie Carpenter, Jane and John Simmons, Teresa and Tom Russell. A large group of family and friends helped him celebrate in style. Saturday night, members of the Haywood High class of 1968 gathered at Jack and

Pettigrew’s home for a “60 Years Birthday Party” for the members of their class who all turned 60 this year. Before going to the Pettigrew home, several toured College Hill and saw the Antique Car Show. Among those enjoying the celebration were Glenda and Jack Pettigrew, Charlene and Mack Thornton, Helen Kramer and David Tipton, Jerry and Becky Sowell Baggett, Melessia and Ray Mathis, Deb Morris, Rita English Hathcock, Bill Sorrell, Darryl and Gloria Clinton Haas, Ronnie Buckner, Carolyn Riggins Wilcox, Wayne and Peggy Overton Garner, Martha Jean Hughes Gay, Kathy and Jerry Ward, Richard Carraway, Linda Staggs Murphy, Roger Fletcher, Becky Hight Drace, Carolyn Qualls Watson, Mike and Elaine Stewart Clement and Michael Stuart. Prayers for David Sills who is in Jackson General Hospital. Prayers for Jan Gentry Burke, a Brownsville native who is in Vanderbilt Hospital and for Darryl Haas. Danny Leath correctly guessed the little boy, whose picture was in the column two weeks ago, as Will Thomas. Margaret Dyer correctly guessed Stephen Sorrell as the little boy in last week’s picture. I am saying “Goodbye” to writing “Suzie’s Scene” in the States Graphic today. It has been so much fun all these many years and I have enjoyed finding pictures that would keep you guessing. I will miss talking with each of you who have been so gracious in helping me gather the news.

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a great time as everyone enjoyed watching the movie “Blind side” and eating popcorn. We had several family members here and many patients stayed up just a little later. If you haven’t seen the movie, you should see it. It will truly bless you. Thought for the week: “Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” – Stanley Horowitz

By By Vicki Williams Vicki Williams Don’t forget to come out to the Delta Heritage Center Saturday, September 25 for the Concert on the Porch. The entertainment will be the Wildwood Express featuring Harmony Baptist Church’s very own Brother Butch Westover. This event begins at 6 p.m. Bring out the family and your chairs and enjoy a great night of family entertainment. Hope to see you there. There will be an Edmonds Family Reunion at the Hillville Community Center (The “M” Club) Saturday, October 9, beginning at noon. If you are related to the Edmonds make plans to attend and bring a dish for a wonderful time of fellowship. I am sure there will be a lot of reminiscing going on at this reunion. For more information contact Aleta Bradford at 731-772-1234. The Mt. Pleasant UMC Council met Monday, September 13 in the fellowship hall to discuss the business of the church. A very special birthday wish to my husband, Travis, who celebrated his birthday September 20. Birthday wishes this week are for Jessie Maddox Carter, Dalton Qualls, Dakota Phillips, Pauline Elrod, Tom Morgan, Gloria Holmes, Naomi Benard,

Hannah Littlejohn, Sue Goodman, Bennie Morrison, Hunter Johns, and Opal Watson. Sue and Opal remember that wrinkles indicate where smiles have been, at least that is my story and I am sticking to it. Prayer requests for Alia Sherron, Samuel Sherron, Barbara Milam, Peggy Lewis, Betty Hayes, Dennis Watson, Edna Austin, Enid Powell, Kate Jordan, Lillie Goodman, Darlene Rossen, Fletcher Lewis, Joyce Goodman, Dorothy Bruce, Earline Benard, Shirley Morgan, Kirk Bouillion, Carol and Jordan Bruce, Frances Elrod, The Military, The Nation and the Community. Also, a special prayer request for all of the Kilgore employees and their families who were affected in the recent explosion at the Toone facility. There are several from the community who are employed by Kilgore and we are especially thankful they were not injured in the explosion. Another one from our community has fulfilled his purpose on earth and has been called to his heavenly home. Mr.

Charles “Coffman” Morris answered that call Friday. Please continue to keep Mrs. Bonnie, Terry, LaJuan and their families in your thoughts and prayers. Mr. Coffman will be deeply missed in the community. Sympathy to the families of Mr. Corbett Riley and Mrs. Teri Gordan. In closing our thought for the week is “Whatever tomorrow brings, God will walk with us through it: by Susan Foster of Connecticut as published in the Upper Room Devotional. Sometimes we find ourselves in frightening circumstances or sad and overwhelming situations. God promises to be with us in any situation we face. By focusing on today, we discover that God provides the strength and courage we need to face tomorrow. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not promised but should we be given the gift of tomorrow God will meet us there and walk with us through it. If you have news to share, please call me at 7721885 after 5 p.m. Until next week God Bless.


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