Harriman Happenings

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By Louise Warmley • Community Correspondent
Sybil Cannon and Alicia Harris took their mother, Julia Harris, to Ruby Tuesday for a special dinner to celebrate her birthday. All day Tuesday Julia was blessed, first because of what her daughters did for her and the calls she received from her other children, relatives and friends. She was thankful for the many cards and gifts she received. So Julia, we wish you God’s blessings and many more birthdays.

Malachi and Kristie Jamieson and children drove to Orangeburg, N.C. last weekend to see Malachi’s grandmother who is in a nursing home. On their way back, they spent a day in Atlanta visiting with some friends.

Wishing everyone on this list a very happy and blessed birthday: Irene McCowan, Lorene Long, Tinesha Clemmons, X-Man Love, Kendal Martin, Stephanie Floyd, Curtis Jordon, Christian Sanders, Juan Hamilton, D.C. Gillespie, and Permelia Anderson.

NAACP Roane County, 5626, had their Freedom Fund Banquet at Jamieson Development Center Saturday evening. More than 90 people were present. Preacher Denard Bertram was Master of Ceremony. Marie Knaff gave the welcome. Elder James Knaff offered prayer. The congregation sang the Black National anthem. John Hamilton gave the purpose. Music was provided by Jason Eskridge. He sang some beautiful songs, especially Amazing Grace. Carolyn Roddy gave a beautiful memorial. Cyler Brown, Chelsea Kline and Tiffany Eskridge were the youth speakers. All three young people are excellent speakers and they look forward to making it to the fullest in life. Keynote speaker was Dr. Joyce Hardway from Chattanooga, formerly from Harriman. She told the youth, prepare now. She gave us food for thought. She was former valedictorian of Harriman High School. Everyone enjoyed her message. Patricia Bertam received the President Award. The delicious food was prepared by Pecola Ewing and her committee. Joe Eskridge is the President of NAACP. This was an enjoyable evening.

We are very pleased to announce that Allen Hickman recently enrolled into classes at Roane State Community College. He has entered into the eduction field where he hopes to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science in Teaching (AST). The degree program is a 2 + 2 course in unison with Tennessee Technological University. Upon graduation he hopes that God will lead him into a position where he can work with the youth of this community and have a positive impact not only on their academic success but also develop them into productive, disciplined and God fearing members of society. Please continue to pray for Allen as he travels down this road he feels God has directed him to.

We commend Allen for going back to school and pray he will follow the direction God is leading him in. Allen is a Christian young man, a member of St. Mary’s Baptist Church and the son of Glen and Virginia Jo Hickman.