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TEXAS INFORMER - Cover Story Community without water
seeks solution

Fairview West, a community located onthe West side of Fairview and CR 4248 Bridge near Reklaw, is a community seeking water. Above is a group of citizensattending the Reklaw City Council meeting.  Read full cover story in October 2014 Issue of the Texas Informer.

Oprah Winfrey Joins Selma

Oprah Winfrey

Paramount Pictures has announced that Oprah Winfrey, who is producing Selma, will also be taking a supporting role. The film, which traces Dr. King’s fight for voting rights that led to a historical march upon Selma, Alabama, adds Winfrey to a cast that includes David Oyelowo (as King), Tom Wilkinson, Carmen Ejogo and Tim Roth.

Winfrey is playing Anne Lee Cooper, a major civil rights leader who fought in Selma for her voting rights. She was known for challenging Sheriff James Clark face-to-face.

 The Christmas release will be in selected theaters only, but will be in full release on January 9, 2015.

Benefit held for Betty Jean White
Christopher

A benefit and celebration was held recently for Betty Jean White Christopher at the Elm Grove First Baptist Church. Elder Ray Christopher was Master of Ceremony and the Rev. Dusty Fuller was speaker for the event.

The Elm Grove Community Choir, the First Baptist Church Youth Choir, Rev. Timothy Bircher and other visiting choirs accompanied by Betty Smith Bircher on the piano provided the music.

 
Mrs. Christopher’s husband, children and grandchildren along with other family members and neighbors were there to show their love and support. Area churches from Rusk and surrounding area were also in attendance. Betty Jean is a longtime very active member of the church serving as secretary, Sunday School teacher choir member, member of the finance committee and other duties. 

 

She recently retired from RISD after forty plus years.  She has had several hospital stays recently because of her illness, but seems to be much improved. She thanks everyone for their prayers. Rev. Timothy Bircher is the Church Pastor.

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