River View News: October looks to be a busy month

Published 7:00 pm Thursday, September 27, 2018

DID YOU KNOW: Oct. 1 to Oct. 7 is National Mental Illness Awareness Week.  According to statistics (mentalhealth.gov), suicide accounts for twenty-four percent of all deaths among 15 to 24-year-olds and sixteen percent among 25 to 44-year-olds.

One in twenty-five Americans lives with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, PTSD, or borderline personality disorder.

In 2014, about: One in five American adults experienced a mental health issue. Folks, pay attention, mental illness is serious.  Contact your local mental health provider for more information.

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Have you ordered your pink paraphernalia for next month? October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  While wearing your pink, Team WHIP encourages you to check with your local healthcare provider for FREE mammograms. Remember your self-checks, exercise daily and watch your diet. 

Also, Team W.H.I.P (Working to Help those In Pink) is inviting all cancer survivors out to their Annual Walk, Sunday, October 28, 2018.  The walk will begin at John D. Hoggs Pavilion (next to Givorns) in West Point at 2 pm.  It is opened to all cancers survivors.

THERE WAS a time of remembrance and love and joy, Sunday, Sept. 16, at St. Stephens CME Church’s  Annual Stewardess Day was celebrated. Guest Pastor and Church: Rev. Gloria Haynes and Player’s Chapel CME Church, Anniston, AL.

The Program was greatly celebrated and St. Stephens thanks all who came and joined the celebration.

SEPTEMBER IS scholarship month at New Zion Baptist Church. September 9-30 rendering programs. New Zion highly appreciates your gifts, time and participation.

WE PAUSE for condolences: our hearts and prayers move deeply for the shock if the Finch Family in their entirety. They lost their loved one, Mr. Eric Finch. The communities are praying for the parents: Mr. and Mrs. Jeffery and Mae Finch and families.

THE DATE is always great as long as you hear: Happy Birthday to: Richard Patterson, Sept. 15; Pat McCullough, Sept. 16; Chris Jones, Janice Dunn, Elizabeth Smith, Marquetta Tucker, Latisha Wilkerson, Sept. 17; Charnetta Williams, Robert Tyner, Brandon Gaugh, Dentrae Barker, Mary Sue Newton, Sept. 18; Daisy McClure, Ayana Hall, Lucretia Clark, Betty Coker, Christian Vaughn, Roy McGhee, Sept. 19; Jacqueline Davis, Co-Pastor Vanita J. Bonner, Cardell Fuller, Mark Langford, Sept. 20; Reva Coker, Rhonda Gibson, Sept. 22; Betty Williams, Sept. 23; Coral Core, Marty Stroer, Junicipal Lowe, Jr., Astardii Meadows Hopkins, Darius McCulloh, Sept. 24; Chandra Crowder, Stephanie McCants,  Cedric Ware, Linda Ramsey Towles, Debra Meadows, Catrina Garrett, Franklin Dunn, De Sahunda Griggs, G. Dawson, Laurhen McCoy, Sept. 25; David Ganus, Tomeka Madden, Yolanda McCauley, Reginald Willis, Sept. 26, Mershilia Floyd Heard, Sept. 27. May all of you have many more.

PLEASE HAVE a Happy Belated Wedding Anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Roger and Lavern Houston, Sept. 25. Have a happy future.

MAKE YOUR city have good character among the people with the right behavior.


PRAY FOR America.


HAVE A good week.