Pelahatchie News

Linda Brewer retired June 6 after more than 20 years serving the Pela- hatchie community as a nurse practi- tioner, most recently at the St. Domi- nic’s Pelahatchie Family Clinic. It was previously the Brewer HealthCARE Clinic. "I had planned to retire at the end of the year," said Brewer, "but my mother was ill, and I felt I needed to be with her." Cleta Brewer passed away on June 10. Brewer started her nursing career at Mississippi Baptist Medical after receiving a BSN from Mississippi College and an MSN from Universi- ty Medical Center. As a nurse prac- titioner, Brewer had certification in adult geriatrics, family and acute care. Originally from Mars Hill in Amite County, Brewer also served as adjunct faculty, teaching both family and car- diac care. After serving at the Scott Regional Clin- ic in Forest and the Clark Clinic in Mor- ton, she began serv- ing in Pelahatchie. Brewer said, "Pela- hatchie is family. I love them, and will miss not only my clinic family, but also my sweet pa- tients. I love the Town. It is such a special place." Retirement for Brewer includes working with the Shell Road Volunteer Fire Department, for which she has served with since 2000. She will also work with the Mother’s Grace Animal Sancuary in Rural Central Mississippi. Both are always in need of volunteers, according to Brewer. She is also in- volved with the Silver Alert Program that she helped establish in Mississip- pi. They have had more than 20 saves in nine years, according to Brewer. Some of the Townsfolk that worked alongside Brewer through the years included former Police Chief Glenda Shoemaker, deceased, and the ones who offer their tributes below. Jack and Rosie Rhodes - Linda came to Pelahatchie at the right time. PRSRT STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PELAHATCHIE, MS PERMIT NO. 4 Pelahatchie News P.O. Box 771 Pelahatchie, MS 39145 INSIDE THIS ISSUE Cross Roads hosts Beth Moore - pg. 4 ERA Celebrates 50 years - pg. 10 August 2019 Volume 8 Issue 8 A Caring & Friendly Atmosphere Treating Children, Adults, and Seniors Cleanings • Fillings Extractions • Whitening Dentures • Crowns Root Canals • Implants and More Good News You Can Use By Susie A. Wolfe Linda Brewer retires, and will be missed Troy Laz returns to theMuscadine Jubilee Troy Laz, a high energy en- tertainer, is performing at the Muscadine Jubilee for the fifth time. A popular performer, Laz said he loves performing in Pelahatchie because it is one of the few places that he feels at home. "Music is powerful," said Laz. "It crosses racial, econom- ic and religious barriers." From New Orleans, Lou- isiana, The Troy Laz Band performs at casinos, wedding receptions, corporate events, college parties, nightclubs, festivals and private parties throughout the Southeast. The Troy Laz Band plays a unique blend of music from James Brown to Bruno Mars and from Wilson Pickett to Prince. Special to Pelahatchie News Special to Pelahatchie News continued on page 3 With superb showmanship and power packed performances, Troy Laz returns to the Muscadine Jubilee for the fifth time. Fair River Band to play Muscadine Jubilee again The Fair River Band will be taking the stage again at the Muscadine Jubilee on September 7 at Muscadine Park. Pela- hatchie native Glen Scarberry said the regional band is a working man group, made up of truck drivers, oil field work- ers, welders and heavy equipment oper- ator. The group that formed around 1992 have played the Jubilee one time before. Scarberry even claims to have been the original live music at the Jubilee, then By Susie A. Wolfe Special to Pelahatchie News The Fair River Band plays Country, Bluegrass and Gospel music around the US from Florida to Okla- homa and all states in between. Pictured (l to r) are: Tim Hathorn, Sammy Matheney, Glen Scarberry, Wayne Turnage, Johnny Morris, Ronnie McCraney, and Chuck White. continued on page 3 Special to Pelahatchie News Linda Brewer is pictured here with former Pelahatchie Lady Chiefs Bas- ketball Coach Pearlene Fairly who is shown recognizing Brewer for sup- port and contribution in October 2017. Paid for by Whitney McKay Adams VOTE August 6