Gibson: Special congratulations to Valley High School

Published 2:34 pm Monday, March 25, 2019

By Pearlie Gibson
A special to Times-News

Special congratulations to Valley High School for high achievements in track and field. It is outstanding to have a silver medalist in Valley. On Saturday, March 2, D’Asia Stephens of Valley High School ran the 400-meter dash in 1:11 to win her race and then she participated in the 4×4 relay and ran it in 1:13. Overall, she came in second place for the meet and received a silver medal.

Are you wanting to attend a higher institution of learning and just not sure of the admission process? Making Commitment and Choices: College Planning 101 Seminar will provide literacy to high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors for post-secondary education.  Dr. Aletta Coleman Williamson and Mr. Lee Williamson of Gracefully Design will conduct this free seminar on Saturday, April 6, at H Grady Bradshaw Library from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. RSVP at to reserve your seat.

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The community is wishing a special get well and recovery to Mrs. Rudene Woodyard. She has returned home. We pray for all sick and shut-ins. Please have speedy recoveries.

We are praying for the tornado victims and their families. Please remember the needs of those in the communities that got damaged. They received a special visit from President Trump.

Miles College in Birmingham is recruiting band members for their Purple Marching Machine. There will be auditions for scholarships. Please contact Lebarron McWhorter (404) 721-7047.

New Mt. Sellers Baptist Church in LaFayette celebrated Black History Month a Prayer Breakfast, Saturday, Feb. 23, at 9 a.m. The guest speaker was Robert Chambers of St. Stephens CME Church. The Prayer Breakfast was well enjoyed.

The MPCO District Conference was held at St. Stephens on Saturday, March 2, at 9 a.m. Specialties to Brittany Dowdell who gave the presentation: “Selecting your HealthCare Agent- Caring Info.” The conference was very informative.

Happy birthdays go out this month to Rosa W. Stiggers, Delsa Askew, Tarinda Marshall, March 1; Anthony Leon Williams, Jakeia Sherrell, Hannah Ridgeway, Peggy Pollard, Tiffany Dozier, Virginia Jackson, March 3; Valarie Howell, Mary Mitchell, March 4; Parrell Heard, Clayton Gibson, III Ricky Hopkins, March 5; Bobby Lee Trammell. Earlie Thomas, Dan McCulloh, March 6; Leonard Jones, Ann Hutchinson, March 8; Marian Jackson, Faye Shears, Fredrick McCullough, Rosso Burton, Jeff Madden, March 9; Dorothy A, Phillips, March 10; Kelvin Askew, Phyllis D. Cox, Destiney Chambers, March 11; Martha Gibson, March 12; Jaci Howell, March 15.