Special to The Herald
Members of the King’s Daughters Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers remind the community that the annual Lights of Love campaign is underway in Yazoo County during the month of December.
The yearly event is conducted to raise funds for the purchase of medical equipment, supplies and other needed items at the local King’s Daughters Hospital.
Again this year, memorial and honor boards will be located on the hospital grounds. For a minimum contribution of $5, a name will be written on the appropriate board, called the Book of Remembrance.
If desired, a gift notification card will be sent to the person honored or to the family of the deceased person being remembered.
Contributions to the Lights of Love can be mailed to the chairman, Linda Jenkins, at 720 N. Sunset Dr., Yazoo City, MS 39194, or left at the Information window at the hospital.
The campaign, coordinated by the Auxiliary Volunteers, has helped raise thousands of dollars for the purchase of equipment and supplies for our community’s only hospital.
“Every penny collected through Lights of Love benefits the citizens of our community,” Jenkins said. “The generous donations from our friends and supporters are returned to the community through upgrades to our hospital.”
Miss Candace Carey and Roger Burton IIIMr. and Mrs. Steve Pigg of Bentonia and Kim and the late James Carey of Etowah, Ark. announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Candace Kaye Carey, to Roger Franklin Burton III, son of Mrs. and Mrs. Roger Franklin Burton Jr. of Bentonia.
Miss Carey is the granddaughter of the late Mr. Leo Tucker, Mrs. Catherine Tucker and Mrs. Bernice Pigg of Bentonia and the late Mr. James Carey and the late Mrs. Rhudene Carey Bennett of Etowah, Ark.
She is a graduate of Manchester Academy. She also earned a degree in Elementary Education with Special Education from Delta State University.
She is a second grade teacher at East Flora Elementary School in Flora.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Roger Franklin Burton of Bentonia and the late Mr. Robert Appleton and Mrs. Mary Sue Appleton of Yazoo City.
He is a graduate of Tri County Academy. He also earned a Business degree in Accounting from Delta State University.
He is self-employed.
The couple will be married on December 22 in a private ceremony in Key West, Fla.
A reception will be held on December 29 at 7 p.m. at the Lodge in Bentonia.
Family and friends are invited to the reception.
Rev. Steve Dennis rehearses with local choir members for the fifth annual Christmas Cantata to be held on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Triangle.Special to The Herald
Members of the Oakes African-American Cultural Center Community Choir are busy preparing for its annual Christmas Cantata.
Rehearsals have been underway for the fifth annual cantata, scheduled for Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Triangle Cultural Center.
All proceeds go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Oakes African-American Cultural Center Museum.
The cantata will feature performers from area churches. This year’s program is under the direction of Rev. Steve Dennis and Joe Henry Smith.
Last year’s audience was again treated to a beautiful medley of Christmas carols provided by choir members from local churches. This year’s cantata, Behold Emmanuel: Love is With Us, is shaping up to be even more entertaining that the previous four musical events.
Thanks to the efforts of the Oakes Advisory Committee, this year’s Christmas musical event at the Triangle promises to bring in a larger audience than that of the four previous years. Several former Yazooans travel from Jackson and other surrounding areas to participate in the event. They look forward to making the trip to Yazoo City and lending their voices to the chorus in an effort to entertain and raise funds for the Oakes House.
Tickets for the Cantata are $4 and may be purchased at the door or from members of the Yazoo County Fair and Civic League Inc. Warm apple cider along with other light refreshments will be served following the program.
For more information, call Rev. Rachel Pitts, Joe Henry Smith or the Yazoo County Fair and Civic League office at 746-7984.
Deshaun Holmes is proud to announce the birth of her child, Mason Lee Holmes, on November 27, 2012 at St. Dominic Hospital.
Mason weighed seven pounds, two ounces and measured 20 inches long.
Grandparents are Pastor Herman Walls and First Lady Helen Walls.
Also welcoming the new arrival are sister Kary Holmes and Matthew Holmes.
The Girl Scout Troop #5064 visited with Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff to learn about a variety of safety tips. Pictured, front row, are Mary Margaret Walker, Samantha Melton, Gracie Pyron; second row, Tori Still, Sarah Chitty, Sierra Ware; and back row, Sheriff Jacob Sheriff and Chief Deputy Joseph Head.