The Meridian Star
A devotional presentation linked to a popular '60s TV show highlighted the May meeting of the Suqualena Community Development Club.
Scheduled speaker LEMA Director David Sharp was unable to attend due to an emergency. Sharp will speak at a later date.
Jeane Jones presented a devotional from Matthew 7:1-2 centered on the theme, "Do not judge others." Jones linked this passage to an episode of "The Andy Griffith Show" about giving money to help the needy.
Andy was surprised to learn his son Opie gave the lowest amount to a charity drive. Being the town's sheriff, Andy had a reputation to uphold and was embarrassed by Opie's small gesture.
" After talking about their standing in the town and bragging about their good name, Opie explained that he was saving to buy his little girlfriend a coat before it got cold because she did not have one," Jones said.
"This showed that we should never judge others by what others do. We should never compare what others do or do not do with someone else. We should listen to their reasons before jumping to conclusions," she said.
The meeting was called to order by Annette Palmer, president. Faye Home led The Pledge of Allegiance.
JoAnn Kimbrell, secretary, read the minutes, which were approved. Rachel Lott presented the treasurer's report; it was approved.
Rachel Lott announced that she sent three cards during the month, as well as delivered magazines to the Jeff Anderson Cancer Center and the Pain Treatment Clinic.
The door prize was won by Jeane Jones. Several packs of homemade rolls were given out.
Gary Turbyfill, director of Cans for Kids, is the scheduled speaker for the club's July family picnic. Everyone is asked to bring their cans to the meeting. Turbyfill will inform members how the cans are used.
Members were encouraged to call those unable to attend the May meeting.
The next meeting will be June 24.
• Submitted by Janet Reeves, reporter.