Honoring important women: On March 25, the Newton County Senior Center at Turner Lake sponsored their 2nd Pearls of Wisdom Luncheon, which was held at the Newton County Recreation and Senior Center, in honor of Women’s History Month. Ten honorees, along with 65 guests, were entertained with a solo by Jackie Smith, a medley by members of the Voices of Wisdom Choir, words of appreciation, salutation, praise and great food.
Honorees and guests pictured from left to right: seated Johnnie Tuck (honoree from Merryvale Assisted Living), Edith Williams (honoree from Turner Lake Line Dancing), Annie Maude Roby (honoree from Newton County Senior Center Fellowship Club), Merna Nalty (honoree from Dance For Your Life), Everlene Bell (honoree from Saint Paul AME Church); standing left to right: Gena McLendon (executive director of Merryvale Assisted Living); Estelle Hailey (honoree from Turner Lake Exercise and Walking Club); Doris Campbell (director’s honoree), the Rev. Erich Fladger (Saint Paul AME Church), Velma Wilburn (honoree Newton County Senior Services); Dr. Archie Levell (president — Newton County Senior Center Fellowship Club), Eula Holley (honoree from Sophisticated Red Hatters of Turner Lake), the Rev. Thomas R. Stegall (Saint Paul AME Church), Phyllis Sowell (Sophisticated Red Hatters), Josephine B. Brown (executive director of Newton County Senior Services), Cynthia Bell (guest); not pictured: Honorees Martha Kate Hightower (Graves Chapel AME Church) and Mary Bollinger (First Presbyterian Church).