April 18, 2013 Issue


Why we Relay where we Relay

Dear Editor:

I understand from hearing comments that have been made over the past two years that some people are unhappy that the Jefferson County Relay for Life event has been moved from the Wrens Middle School to the Jefferson County High School.

We as the committee of the Jefferson County Relay for Life had good intentions at heart. We felt like that it was a good idea for the following reasons. We wanted to make it more accessible to all the citizens of Jefferson County and then also we wanted to make a much safer environment for the participants of Relay. Over the years there were people that were coming for the wrong reasons. It got to a point that it was hard for security to take care of the safety of the participants. I heard several people make comments that they would not be back next year because of this.



We the committee understand that this is a much bigger venue and has everyone’s concern at heart.

There have been several changes made this year for our survivors who will be unable to walk long distances.

1). The survivor reception and registration will be in the newly remodeled concession;

2). We will have reserved parking for our survivors;

3). There will be golf cars available to transport the survivors down to the track for the survivors’ lap; and

4). There are nice restrooms in the concession area for our survivors to change into their T-shirts.

There have been some concessions made this year for our survivors who are unable to walk to entire track. As a participant of the survivor lap you can choose do the following: you can opt to ride in one of the golf cars around the track. You can choose to walk the half lap that your 2013 committee has elected to have this year. Or, you can walk the full lap.

Let’s remember the real reason for Relay and come out and support our cancer survivors.

John Huff Parish III
Relay Logistics and Security Chair

Tornado-devastated church says thanks

On March 5, 2013, our place of worship, Magnolia Baptist Church, was hit by a devastating tornado. On Saturday, March 9, we had a clean-up day. The response from all of you wonderful people was overwhelming.

You came from far and near. You worked. You brought supplies. You brought food. You gave monetary gifts. You have prayed for us and we continue to receive your loving support and gifts almost daily.

We will always remember how much you have helped us during this time.

“Love thy neighbor as yourself.” Leviticus 19:18

This you did! Thank you!

May God richly bless each of you is our prayer.

Magnolia Baptist Church

Account set up to assist victims of fire

We would like to inform you that Barbra Tabb has opened an account for the Thalisia Scott Kelley family. This account is for the benefit of the family who lost their house in the fire on April 6, 2013.

You may come to First State Bank and see any teller or customer service representative to deposit donations into this account. The family is from Matthews.


The Scott Kelley family


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