News from the Montezuma Community of Chester County

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with Gayle Cox

I do apologize for not getting an article in last week, but I was out of town for the funeral of my brother-in-law in Kansas City, Mo. My heart goes out to those that have been and will be affected by the Coronovirus. I do pray that everyone is taking a break from continually watching the news regarding the Coronavirus. It is hard to believe how the world has gone into panic mode. I can remember when I was a child, and my family had the Hong Kong Flu. I also had a broken leg at the time and did not have the strength to get myself to the bathroom alone because of the extra weight of the cast. We had a dear friend, Glenda Wilson, who put on gloves and a mask and washed her hands while she came over and took care of us. We did all recover. I think it only makes sense to think that viruses have been around for many years, and I do realize that each strain can be very different, but if we all will listen to the Center for Disease Control and take the necessary precautions, we will get through this episode. 
“Cookies” for Cancer will be having the Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Free Easter Dinner on Saturday, April 4, at the Montezuma Community Center from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or until the food runs out. RSVP is required to Beth Everett at 731-658-6347 or email bethriva04@yahoo.com to make sure we have enough food to feed everyone attending. We do ask that everyone coming for the FREE dinner make a donation to the American Cancer Society. Dinner will consist of baked ham, potato casserole, vegetables, and dessert. The Easter Egg Hunt will start at 1 p.m. inside the gym area. Hope to see you there.
Montezuma sends out happy belated birthday wishes to Ken Davidson on March 13, Shonda and Clint Murley on March 14, Pam Cooper and Brianna Wells on March 15, Jo Price on March 16, Rhonda Tidwell on March 18 and Bethany and Zachery Davidson on March 18.
Montezuma sends out happy birthday wishes to Hannah Hemby on March 19, Janice Schultz and Mary H. Beshires on March 21, Linda Skinner on March 24 and Denise Davidson on March 26.
Montezuma sends out happy belated anniversary wishes to Todd and Emily Brown on March 18.
Please continue to pray for John Phillips, Linda Tacker, Buck Burkhead, Anthony Cooper, Faye Crouse, Nancy Thomas, Ed and Betty Morris, Elvie Lee Sanders, Ann Morrison, our country and our government. Please be in prayer for the families of Nathean Forrest Burress, Jean King (Chester County’s great prayer warrior), “Bubba” Wallace, Ernestine Thurmand Bishop, Jennie V. Freeman Holmes, Dot Williams, Jesse Leon Singleton, Sr., Walter Kenneth Ellis, Ann Green and other families that have recently lost loved ones.
We would love to have some new people get involved in working with us at the community center. Please call me at 608-2857 if you would like to join in. Please call Betty Cooper at 879-9078 to book the use of the community center. Please send any noteworthy news you have to share in this column to gaylecox@bellsouth.net or call me at 608-2857. Blessings to all of you until next time.