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HARRISTOWN NEWS – Giving back to the community

Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines for keeping yourself and others safe. Wash your hands often. Wear a mask when out in public. Practice social distancing. We’re all in this together.

Church News

Johnnie Harris writes the Harristown News.

St. Luke will be making a decision about opening back up in November. In the meantime service will continue to be seen on Facebook Live or heard on 305-848-8888, code #333.

Community

For the past three weeks, First Baptist Church, on Wayne Street, has been offering food boxes to the Stanly County community. There has been a great response to these events. Thank you to Pastor and Lady Neal and the First Baptist Church family for supporting our county.

Awareness

Between 2013-2017 infant death rates in Stanly County were 5.4 white infants and 21.9 African American infants per 1,000 live births.

Healthy Beginnings is a free program that provides services to women and their minority children throughout their pregnancy and until their baby turns 2 years old.

The goal of this program is to improve minority birth outcomes, reduce the rate of minority infant deaths and provide support to women in Stanly County.

Services include home visits, group sessions, referrals for needed services, pregnancy and postpartum support and education. For more information contact Araeli Mondragon, Healthy Beginnings program coordinator, at 704-986-3005 or amondragon@stanlycountync.gov.

Condolences

The community extends heartfelt sympathy to the family of Roosevelt Horne. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

The community also extends condolences to the family of Carrie Smith Grady.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Tory Rushing.

Prayer Requests

Marguerite Pankey, Walillian Tyson, Eula Lewis, Delores Smith, Dora Watkins, Henry Harris, Robert Watkins, John Westbrook, Gregory Haywood, Dolly Hinson.

Johnnie Harris writes the Harristown News. It is printed every other week. To submit items, call 704-422-3570, mail to P.O. Box 151, Badin, NC 28009, or bring to 40199 Wildcat Trail and place in the dropbox.