Black history honored

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 7, 2009

The Jacqueline House African-American Museum wishes to thank all those who were instrumental in making “Black History Month” a momentous success. We would especially like to thank state Rep. George Flaggs Jr. for his support.

We also thank Father Malcolm O’Leary and the St. Mary Catholic Church Family, the Vicksburg Chapter of Links, Inc., Greater Grove and Cedar Grove choirs, the Alcorn Gospel Choir, Word of Faith Praise Dancer Monique Dotson and Dr. Kevin Abraham.

In addition, we thank Ms. Alma Jackson, the Bridgit Archer Dancers, Mr. Jadarius Flaggs, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Young Jr., The Singleton Family, Mr. Bernard Smith, Mrs. Leona Stringer, Mr. Willie Glasper, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Brown, Mr. Gerald Maxey, the Tribble Catering Service,  D.J. Poppa, and honorees Clyde Harris, James Chiplin, and all the families of “The Lucky 7” Police Officers’ Club of Vicksburg.

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Rep. George Flaggs, Jr.

Mrs. Emmarie Flaggs Anderson

Mrs. Margo Hunter

Minister Tanna Edmonds

Tillman Whitley

The Black History Month Committee


Spay Day a good start

Paws Rescue wants to thank the individuals and businesses who helped make its Spay Day 2009 initiative such a great success. Because of generous community sponsors, Paws Rescue received enough donations to spay, neuter and vaccinate 35 homeless animals as part of this campaign.

With more than five million animals killed each year in the United States simply because there are not enough homes for them, the spaying and neutering of these 35 animals will go a long way in reducing the number of unwanted animals in the area.

Since the start of 2009, we have placed eight formerly homeless animals in forever homes and have had 46 pets spayed, neutered and vaccinated. Several dogs are also receiving treatment for heartworm disease. Paws Rescue, along with our volunteers, foster families, advocates and financial supporters, is making a difference for homeless animals in our community. We also want to thank Animal Medical Clinic for its enduring support and assistance in our lifesaving mission.

Paws Rescue is also happy to report it has received a Mississippi “I Care for Animals” car tag grant to continue it spay/neuter initiatives on behalf of homeless dogs and cats. This grant along with the community’s continued support will help Paws Rescue in meeting its 2009 goal of spaying, neutering and vaccinating more than 200 animals in need and placing more than 80 pets in permanent homes.

Leigh Conerly



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