Meridian Star


September 9, 2012

Suqualena Community Development Club

MERIDIAN —     Harold Akin of the Federal Emergency Management Agency was guest speaker at the August meeting of the Suqualena Community Development Club.

    Hurricane Isaac was moving toward the area at the time meeting, therefore Akin provided information about hurricane safety. He presented a brief talk on previous hurricanes that had caused much damage to the area, including Hurricane Camille. Akin explained what happens to cause severe weather, such as why tornadoes crop up during hurricanes.

    The speaker also provided safety tips, such as turning off your main breaker before hooking up your generator.

    "If not and the power comes back on, a lineman could be severely injured," he said.

    Akin also listed several items to stock in case of power outages, such as food, bottled water and batteries.

    The Aug. 27, 2012, meeting was opened by Joann Kimbrell, president. Guest Harold Akin led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.

     The devotional was presented by Jeane Jones, who read Psalm 118:24 – her favorite verse. Jones said she starts her day reading a devotional from "The Methodist Upper Room." Her devotional included a page from publication written by Nuell C. Crain, which stressed give thanks to God for His marvelous gifts.

    "It is a good day when surrounded by loving and caring people. It is a good day when we strive to live in harmony with all God's creation," Jones said.

     During the business session , Janet Reeves read the minutes from the last meeting. Annette Palmer, treasurer, presented the financial report. Yard of the Month honors went to Joane Mackey.

     Refreshments were provided by Rachel Lott, Betty Gunn and Joann Kimbrell.

     The door prize was won by Jeane Jones.

     The next meeting will be held Sept. 24.


• Submitted by Janet Reeves, reporter.

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