The Rev. and Mrs. Bennie Hopkins, the Rev. and Mrs. Lavoid Kelly, along with others from the Stallo community were in St. Louis recently where they attended the National Baptist Congress of Christian Education USA, Inc. The group gained valuable information and will share it with the church families at a later time.

The Rev. Donald Naylor brought a wonderful message recently at the Mount Ary Baptist Church. His scripture was Jude 1:24-25. Members were spiritually blessed by his message.

The service for Georgia Harrison Nicholson was held Wednesday, July 26 at the Mount Ary Baptist Church. The Rev. Bennie Hopkins officiated. Burial was in the Mount Ary Cemetery. Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. She was the sister of Imogene Lyons, Nancy Seals, Ethel Thames, and Howard Harrison.

Remember all bereaved families in your prayers.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Ever Lee Burnside, whose birthday is today, July 3rd. Happy birthday wishes go out to Alexander Henderson on July 4, Bulah Burnside on July 7, Thelma Wells on July 8 and Tony Holmes on July 9.

Belated birthday wishes go out to Michael Hathorne whose birthday was July 1.

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Authur and Thelma Wells whose 20th wedding anniversary will be July 10.

Belated anniversary wishes go out to the Rev. and Mrs. Berlin Walker whose 28th anniversary was July 1st and to Alex and Shelia Greer whose anniversary was also July 1.

Several family members have requested prayer for loved ones who are on the sick or shut in list at this time. Please remember them in your prayers.

Many families will get together this week for their annual 4th of July celebrations. Be careful, enjoy yourself and have a safe week.