“Look out for one another’s interests,

not just for your own.”

~Philippians 2:4 (GNT)~

Tommy Hood received very good reports from his cancer evaluations. Round one of chemo caused major improvements. Now, it’s the start of round two.

The whole Buckley family is proud to announce the arrival of a baby GIRL – Charliegh Jayde Buckley

8 pounds 6 ounces

19 inches long

Valerie Baxter Chehardy

April 23, 1960 – July 19, 2021

Mrs. Valerie Baxter Chehardy went to her eternal resting place after passing peacefully in her sleep on July 19, 2021 at the age of 61. Valerie was born April 23, 1960 to Robert J. & Phyllis Baxter of Bush, LA. She was a devoted wife to her husband of 33 years, Peter Michael Chehardy, until his death in November of 2019. Affectionately known as “Val”, she and her husband were well known members of the Amite community and could often be found at Master Chef visiting with friends during the lunch hour. She also looked forward to their annual trip to Biloxi for Cruising the Coast. She was a member of St. Helena Catholic Church. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Mark Baxter, and a sister, Cheryl Casadaban. Valerie is survived by one brother, Robert Baxter and a sister, Lisa Baxter, and her sister-in-law, George Ann Chehardy Smith, as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to join the visitation at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 8:30 am until the funeral at 10:30 am with services held by Deacon Mike Agnello. Interment will be at Amite Memorial Gardens. For an online guestbook, visit

Baptist Press

Read the Bible Chronologically in 2021 – July 21

2 KINGS 19:1-19
ISAIAH 37:1-20
2 CHRONICLES 32:9-19
2 KINGS 19:20-37
ISAIAH 37:21-38
2 CHRONICLES 32:20-23

The Operation Christmas Child Workday scheduled for Saturday has been postponed due to covid cases. I’ll inform you when we are able to meet as a group again.

Today’s Prayer Focus

Pray for families as they deal with covid based on individual members. The differences in families causes differences in the reactions. Pray for each family to make the best choices for their household.

Pray, also, for different communities, states, and countries as they react to Covid.

Anna Lee