Pastor Bennie Hopkins is preaching this week during revival services at the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Noxapater. Service begins each night at 7 p.m. The Rev. Joe Glass is the pastor.

Danny Hutcherson was the speaker Sunday at the Stallo United Methodist Church. His scripture was Hebrews 5:11-12. Members seemed very uplifted by his message.

There are several in the community who are recuperating from different illnesses. Remember them in your prayers. Special prayers have been requested for Jerry Barnett. Continue in prayer for him.

The Mount Talley Baptist Church will have their Homecoming Service on Sunday, Aug. 25 beginning at 10 a.m. Their annual summer revival will begin Monday, Aug. 26 and continue through Friday, Aug. 30. The Rev. Dr. Benjamin Pittman, pastor of the Moriah Baptist Church of Louisville, will be the evangelist for the week. Services will begin at 7 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Lavoid Kelly is pastor.

On Saturday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m., the Mount Pleasant #2 Baptist Church will host an event in which Reflection of Seven Children of the Hathorn Community who were enrolled in the beginning of the integrated school systems. Among those were Curtis Spiva, Fedrick Young, Virginia Young Wade, Sedrick Young, Alfred Henson, William Spiva and Philly is Young Triplett.

Special prayer will be offered for the future of our children from the Hathorn community and surrounding areas.

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Darrell and Annette Hoskins whose wedding anniversary will be Aug. 16.

Happy anniversary wishes also go out to Levi and Roshell Moore whose 16th wedding anniversary will be Aug. 16.

Happy birthday wishes go out to Dana Snow Parker on Aug.15, Veterine Hoskins on Aug. 16 and David Snow on Aug. 21. Belated birthday wishes go out to Kaikya Windham whose birthday was Aug. 8. Belated birthday wishes go out to Deon Yearwood whose birthday was Aug. 9. Belated birthday wishes go out to Carrie Shuller whose birthday was Aug. 12, Kawanna Brown, Kadarius Gill and Kenda McKinney whose celebrated birthdays on Aug. 13.

Our prayers go out to the family of the late Maxine Morris. Service was held Saturday, Aug. 3 in Mobile, Ala. She was the daughter of the late Pat and Ida Morris. Remember all bereaved families in your prayers. Our children are back to school. Watch out for them morning and evening. God bless you and have a great week.