A friend loves at all times,

and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

~Proverbs 17:17~




Nick Lascaro – Shared by his daughter, Allison Russell

Just wanted to send an update on my dad. He is still in the hospital. As of this morning, It has been determined he has blood clots (substantial) in both lungs.

Josiah Huckaby – Shared by his mom, KK

This has been a very busy month. We saw urology and they said Josiah looks great! We then saw cardiology and his echo showed his pulmonary hypertension had increased to moderate. The cardiologist seemed very surprised because he said he looks so good. They decided to increase one of his meds he had outgrown to see if that makes a difference. We then saw pulmonary and they were also impressed with Josiah’s progress. The most recent appt was with the eye doctor...Josiah will be sporting the cutest little glasses hopefully by the end of the week. 🤓 Both of his eyes have a pretty bad astigmatism so his vision has most likely been distorted. We have been weaning his pressure support (it gives him a little extra support with every breath he takes on his own) since mid-July. We have gone from 10 down to 4.

As far as milestones, he has 8 teeth in & 4 molars that are getting pretty close to being completely in. He is so close to being able to sit up & he has started his own version of “crawling”. It’s definitely not a crawl but it is effective for moving close enough to grab things he shouldn’t. He has had such determination over the last couple of weeks & is really making progress in every area. He has started mimicking faces. He will reach out for us to pick him up if we say come here…but then he gets really tickled & starts belly laughing before we can actually get him out of the bed. He is learning how to brush his teeth. We have been learning some signs & he’s getting really good at signing “mom”. He has been making more talking sounds over his trach. He started chewing on teething toys this week and he is definitely enjoying traveling more this month too. We can’t praise God enough for His faithfulness through this journey He has called us to. It has not been easy but it has definitely been worth it. To God be the glory! 😊





David received a unit on blood Tuesday and had a bone marrow procedure yesterday.  Now, we are “WAITING & TRUSTING”.  Mayo Clinic will be working up the lab results which we expect to receive on the 15th.




John Wilson Vining

September 26, 1926 – October 02, 2018
John W. Vining, a resident of Amite passed away on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Hood Memorial Hospital in Amite. He was born September 26, 1926 in Welsh, LA and was 92 years of age. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Amite for over 60 years and retired from the U. S. Postal Service after 36 years of service where he was the U. S. Postmaster in Amite, LA from 1965 until 1980. He served in the U. S. Army from 1944 until 1946 where he served in the Military Police Platoon IX Corps. He is survived by his wife, Yvonne Hayden Vining; daughter, Linda V. Husser and husband, Kenneth; son, Ronald Vining and wife, Christina; 6 grandchildren, John A. Husser and wife, Ashley, Jennifer H. Reitz and husband, Joey, Daniel A. Vining and wife, Elizabeth, Blake E. Vining, Brock E. Vining, and Levi W. Vining; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Gloria V. Hood, Edwina V. Ballard, and Virgie V. Morgan; brother, David D. Vining. Preceded in death by parents, Edwin J. and Estelle Starns Vining; brothers and sisters, James L. “Jimmie” Vining, Edwin J. Vining, Jr.; Abbie Vining Pasko, Dorothy Vining Vallance, and Juanita Vining Campbell. Pallbearers will be Kenneth D. Husser, Joseph B. Reitz, Jr., John A. Husser, Daniel A. Vining, Blake W. Vining, Joseph B. Reitz, III, and Jeremiah K. Reitz. Visitation at McKneely Funeral Home, Amite, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday and at First Baptist Church, Amite, from 9 a.m. until Religious Services at 11 a.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018. Services conducted by Rev. Mike Foster and Rev. Trey Waldrop. Interment Amite Memorial Gardens, Amite. For an online guestbook, visit
The Arcola Presbyterian Church does not meet regularly at the Arcola location, but has been meeting once every fall and spring.  Their fall meeting will be Tuesday, October 14th at 4 P.M.  You may be interested in attending a worship service in this lovely, old church.
Read the Bible 
  • Isaiah 66
  • Psalm 119:25-32
  • I John 4



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Anna Lee