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The family of the late First Lieutenant Guy Hester, Jr. never expected so many people to attend a memorial service for the fallen solder at Oakwood Cemetery in Winona last month, but many of those who knew Hester, his wife, Elsie Lynn, and their families turned out to show their respect.
As a new school year approaches, students in Montgomery County will begin a new tradition, transitioning into one school this year. For students, it’s meeting new friends or reconnecting with old ones they’ve known in the community but didn’t attend school together and for parents, its learning new teachers.
When Glen Hobbs began researching family members for the first Hobbs Family Reunion, a reunion that connected all of his father’s brothers and sisters, he found something interesting. He found out he was related to a Tuskegee Airman that grew up right here in Winona and Hobbs had no idea.
Tinesha Earnest decided that she wanted to do something for the children of Carroll County, so she along with Monique Meeks, Domonique McKinney and Candace Cobbs put their heads together and decided to host a Back to School giveaway.
In a time where there’s a strain between the community and officers, the Winona Baptist Church is stepping in as an olive branch and holding an event that’ll put the community and law enforcement at one table to eat and get to know each other.
Prior to its official dedication in August 2017, Randy Reeves, former director of the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board, said, “It almost brings me to my knees when I think about the men and women who would have their final resting place here,” Reeves said. “There is no more patriotic place than Mississippi and right here in Montgomery County
For some parents, buying everything their child needs for the first day of school can be stressful. Once parents begin buying school supplies, uniforms and making sure their child look their best, the cost can add up. However, local community leaders are throwing an event to help ease that stress.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these