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Lions Club donates $1,500 to food pantry

Kevin Bonnette, president of the White Hall Noon Lions Club, presents a check for $1,500 to Steven Rice, a volunteer for the White Hall Food Pantry. The Lions Club is a service organization that supports community activities and strives to make an impact on peoples’ lives, locally and internationally. (Special to The Commercial)

Beck recognized for service to Lions Club

Kevin Bonnette, president of the White Hall Noon Lions Club, and Betsy Francis, secretary/treasurer of the club, present a plaque to David Beck, out-going president of the club, for his continued service and dedication to the White Hall Noon Lions Club and to Lions Club International and its goals and objectives. (Special to The Commercial)

WH rehab hosts car show, cookout

An antique automobile is displayed at the car show and cookout Oct. 10 at White Hall Health and Rehabilitation. The residents, their families and the White Hall community participated in the event. Guests from ages 2 to 102 enjoyed getting their faces painted, a spokesman said. The center thanked the Friendship Auto Club for providing several antique and classic cars. ‘It was truly an amazing day for the residents of White Hall Health and Rehab,’ the spokesman said. (Special to The Commercial)

Crane, Blackett announce engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Paula Crane of White Hall announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Makeda Shardae Crane, to Theodore Carl Blackett, the son of Mrs. Theodora James and Mr. Callixtus Hilary Blackett, Sr., both of Brooklyn, New York.

Pride and fatherhood

As he tells the story of self-respect, fears faced and conquered, boundaries claimed and defended, I notice he seems taller. The timbre of his voice coming deeper. He is absent the anxious energy with which he first walked into my office, months ago.

You are in big trouble, Espn Turbo Smith

It took me days to name my children. People would harass me in the hospital, noting I would not be allowed to leave until the Social Security forms were completed with the baby's full name entered in the appropriate spaces. However, I took the naming part of my job as a new parent very seriously. I refused to be bullied into making the wrong decision.