News from the Henderson Community of Chester County

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with Gloria Holiday

Hello to my family and friends. This is a beautiful day! Why? Because it the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it! Thank you, Lord, for all of the beautiful white snow, rain and the sunny weather. You know exactly what we need.
I am thanking God for taking care of us and our animals during the snow and ice. It was so cold. The city of Henderson and Chester County did not have to wonder when the water would be safe to drink or have to melt any of the snow for water, and our electric did not go out. Thank God and Southwest Electric for keeping us with electricity. Thank God for water and food. Remember to continue to pray for the ones that do not have water or electricity because of the snow and ice.
It is the last week of the month of February. YEA! This means that spring is around the corner. I hope that all of you had a wonderful week and that you took some time out of your days to spend with your family. My grandmother Zelma Bass always said, “A family that prays together, stays together.” You can also add, “If a family plays together, they will have fun together.” With the months getting warmer, it is almost time for the softball/baseball season to begin. So, parents, keep an eye open and keep checking the paper to see if there will be more information about Dixie Youth softball/baseball team signup. You may also call 989-5672 for more information.
This is the last week to celebrate Black History Month, and I am going to leave you with some famous Black Inventors:
Amos, Harold – Microbiologist – First African-American department chair at Harvard Medical School; Alcorn, George Edward, Jr. – Physicist – Invented a method of fabricating an imaging X-ray spectrometer; Ball, Alice Augusta – Chemist – Extracted chaulmoogra oil for the treatment of Hansen’s disease (leprosy); Bashen, Janet – Inventor, entrepreneur, professional consultant – First African-American woman to receive a patent for a web-based software invention, Link Line, an Equal Employment Opportunity case management and tracking software; Bath, Patricia – Ophthalmologist – First African-American female physician to receive a patent for a medical invention; inventions relate to cataract surgery; Bell, Earl S. – Inventor, entrepreneur, architect, industrial designer – Invented chair with sliding skin (2004) and the quantitative display apparatus (2005); Benjamin, Miriam – Inventor, educator – Invented “Gong and Signal Chair for Hotels,” second African-American woman to receive a patent. Well, I could only name a few of these great inventors. However, you can read the entire list, just go to
The city would like to wish Happy Birthday to Cooper Arnold on Feb. 25 and Happy Belated Birthday to Kim Vincent on Jan. 20. May the Lord keep you healthy and well for many more years.
On March 2, 56 years ago I was blessed to have a baby brother. His name is Dennis Brown. Your family and big sister would like to wish you a happy birthday.
On the prayer list this week: the state of Texas, our children, teachers, families, our men and women who are serving our country and also the incarcerated.
Remember to patronize with our local businesses here in town; let us try to support our own as much as we can. If you live in the City of Henderson and have news about your families, birthdays, anniversaries, announcements or things happening in the City, I need to hear from you. Call me at 989-1907 and leave your message, or you may email me at

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