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Friday, January 18, 2013 - The News - Page 3 COURTESY PHOTO Esther Mary Richardson Sis. Esther Mary Richardson turns 100 By Delanda S. Johnson Special to the News On Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013; at the Wynnham Ho- tel in Dallas, Sis. Esther Mary Richardson (also known as Mother Richardson) celebrated her 100th birth- day with family and friends. Sis. Richardson was born in Malakoff. She now lives in Dallas and is a member of Gaines Chapel AME Church where Rev. W. K. McDonald is the pastor. Approximately 80 to 100 people waited for Sis. Richardson to enter the ballroom. As she entered with a big smile on her face, Sis. Richardson greeted everyone. The program started with Delanda S. Johnson (who is also a cousin) as Mistress of Ceremony calling everyone to order and expressed the love for her from the Smith side of Sis. Richardson's family. Rev. McDonald gave a heartfelt prayer, as pre- siding elder, Rev. James W. Ford of the Greater Dal- las District read the scripture which best suited Sis. Richardson. Family members traveled from Michigan to help Sis. Richardson celebrate her birthday. Rev. McDonald opened that program with a heart- felt prayer; with presiding Elder Rev. James Ford g(~i'rtg:~hescripture that ~'ell described Sis. Richardson. Sis. Richardson's nieces, Marilyn Marks and Renell Stafford, gave a stirring moment to why we were there, and a beautiful song "Blessed Assurance" was sung in which Sis. Stafford stated that we all have a story to tell. Sis. Richardson's daughter-in-law Sis. Patsy Richardson read a moving poem; while cousin Delanda S. Johnson sang"Wmd Beneath My Wings." Kirk Franklin's "Smile" got the crowd moving and later Sis. Richardson's son Bro. J. D. Richardson and wife Patsy, presented 50 red roses and 50 yel- low roses to their mother. Family member, friends, and minister came forth to speak good will, kind words, and loving messages to Sis. Richardson. i Sis. Richardson stated to everyone that she was happy to see each person in attendance and thanked them for coming to help her celebrate. : "I thank God for allowing me to live this long and I will continue to bless His Holy Name." She then said,"IfI can help somebody, then my living will not be in vain." This is the song that she sang without missing a note; what a wonderful spirit. The birthday celebration was topped offwith a Wonderful meal and great music. says By Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt Special to the News During 2012, the Henderson County Sheriff's Office continued to improve upon the changes implemented when I began my ftrst term as Henderson County Sheriff in January 2009 and will strive to maintain those standards in 2013. Our regular coverage of the county and our special assignment deputies will continue to be utilized. We will also continue to be available to Henderson County citizens by phone or at the office as we be- lieve citizen input is a vital part of law enforcement. We also implemented a new program where we meet several times a year with all pofice chiefs within the county giving us an op- portunity to exchange ideas and information, neyClintDavis sowemay we must not let up on this helping all of us perform do more to deter crime, important goal. our duties to the best ofour Because of the We also continue to abilities, economy, 2012 brought practice aggressive law We have a very good, changes to all county enforcement; major crime working relationship with agencies and the sheriff's is down and arrests are up. county, state and federal law office was forced to cut Our goals this year are enforcement agencies as one position, a warrant tocontinue serving theciti- well as the commissioners' clerk. This employee was zens of Henderson County court and the countyjudge, able to fill another open to the best ofour ability. This is another asset in pro- position available atthe I am proud of all the viding the county with good sheriff'sotfice, hard-working employees law enforcement. The Henderson Countyin the Henderson County The sheriff's office is Sheriff's Office continues Sheriff's Office and to be nowamemberoftheU.S, to maintain the reduction in serving my second term as Marshals Fugitive Task the response time that was sheriff.. Force, which provides achieved in 2009. We intend to continue overtime pay, whenoneof Drug enforcement con- making Henderson our officers assists them on tinues to be a top priority County a safe place to live. a case. They also pro- in Henderson County. For As always, I am only a vided us with a vehicle, the future of our children, phone call away. both of which saves money for Henderson County taxpayers. The Henderson County Sheriff's Office continues to work closely with dis- trict attorney Scott McKee and county attor- Trinity Valley performs for retired teachers Malakoff Pharmacy 1 Hour Photo '%t~r/~n~wy-SMr +~ghb~q~d, ~r Cho/ee" 409 W. Royall Blvd. - Malakoff ,. . .... COURTESY PHOTO Trinity Valley. Oet mu .ty GoflecjeL~rvGc), chbir members Kathy EramtY,'bf E sta'cbl ROberY Boi; n ' of Fate, Naomi Jorgensen of Nome, Alaska, David Trasher of Murchison and Janis Capelle of San Francisco, Calif., enter- tained the Henderson County Retired School Personnel Association members at the Decem- ber meeting. The TVCC group was directed by Dr. Byron McGilvray and accompanied by pianist Kirk Overmoe. F- The Malak0ff News & The Athens News have a new email address! Please send all correspondance to: thenews.henders0nc( IL_ MA TTRE. PLUSH Twi n $149.9s Full $179. _ Queen $219. 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