50-Plus Club welcomes Co-Lin president

Published 2:30 pm Friday, February 23, 2024

Dr. Dewayne Middleton, President of Copiah-Lincoln Community College, was the guest speaker at the Feb. 15 meeting of the 50-Plus Club. Dr. Middleton has only been President for a short time, but is very enthusiastic about the things they are doing at the college. The enrollment is steadily increasing and new programs are being added. He also gave a little insight into plans being made to upgrade some of the facilities and the grounds in the future.

Also present in addition to Dr. Middleton were Jackie Martin, V.P. of the Wesson Campus; Dr. Sharolyn Magee, Dean of Career Tech. Ed; and Angela Furr, Executive Director of the Co-Lin Foundation.

Since Valentine’s Day was this month, Linda Johnson brought our devotion on love. What did Jesus say about love? Throughout His ministry Jesus showed His love for others by blessing and serving the poor, the sick, and the distressed. He told the disciples, “This is my commandment, that ye shall love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). The word “love” is mentioned in the Bible 714 times and God said He loved us 310 times. The greatest gift we can give is love. It does not cost us anything to share our love.

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At every club meeting at Co-Lin the students of the Culinary Class prepare and serve us a delicious meal. Ms. Abby Rials, Instructor, brought the students out and introduced them one by one and five of the 12 will be graduating.

Mr. Blake Scafidel, a very talented musician and singer, from Brookhaven, entertained with his many piano renditions and songs while the club was enjoying their lunch.

New members were Nell Ryan, Barbara Shedd, Shirley Montgomery and Alica Blair.  Guests were Albert and Susan Hennington, Lisa Johnson, and Gary Carpenter.

Next meeting will be Thursday, March 21.