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Mary Crosslin | Local Events Columnist

It seems there is some strong virus on the attack this early spring. Several people I know have had it. I understand it is not pretty. The doctors say they are not sure what to call it yet; however they do recommend plenty of hand washing with soap and water. This is just something I thought would be worth passing along. This might be a good time to give a fist bump instead of a hand shake.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY goes out to my little friend Nameckia Green, who turned six years on Feb. 26. I hope she enjoyed the birthday cake her granny, Virginia Scott, made her. You will be seven before you know it.
The Mineral Springs Hornets Girl’s Basketball team had a good win last week. We are proud of you. Keep up the good work.
The fishing and camping must be very good at the White Cliffs landing. There have been so many fifth-wheelers and boaters going there all last week. I hope they will be alert with the mosquito’s bites due to the Zika virus.
Everyone on our sick list seems to be maintaining well. Prayers are requested for Wilma Jean Piggee, Leader Pearl Piggee, Lela James, Ernest Greenlee, and M. Crosslin, Jacqueline Deloney, Isaiah Germany, and Bertha Germany, Lisa Crosslin and Gene Piggee Bell.
In recognition of Black History Month, we highlight Mr. Milton Pitts Crenchaw, as a flight instructor who trained the first African-Americans to fly combat airplanes in World War II. He was a native of Little Rock, Arkansas. He was among the original flight instructors in the program that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt wanted to train black pilots for war. Crenchaw became a pilot while studying at the Tuskegee Institute in eastern Alabama. He trained several hundred pilots there in the 1940s.
In an era when black military personnel were fighting segregation and being arrested at installations like Freeman Army Airfield in Indiana, the Tuskegee Airman was integrating the U.S. war efforts on the front lines. “Crenchaw became a primary civilian flight instructor and eventually one of the two original supervising squadron commanders under Chief Pilot Charles A. Anderson. Mr. Crenchaw died at the age of 96, in November 2015.
And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to LOVE mercy and to WALK humbly with your God.