‘Pray for Soul of La.’ set Jan. 24 at Southern _lowres

Photo provided by VELTA J. CROSS -- Makeover day -- When Vera Major and Velta Cross, eucharistic ministers from St. Isidore Church who serve at Northridge Care Center in Baker, got a request from one of the residents for a little help with their hair, they sprang into action. Before it was all over, the center's residents (including the men) had shared lots of laughter and good grooming. Expert help on how to style wigs was provided by Ray Cosmetology School students, from left, Jovonda Hughey, Tayla Hickman, Ella Dean and Tamara Collins under the direction of Melvena Ray. The women residents also had their makeup done. The activity was coordinated with the center's CEO, Brock Naquin, and activity director Tunisia Wallace. Civic Pride of Baker, Baker-Zachary Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and Doris Alexander provided make up and wig supplies for the Dec. 2 activity.

A rally to “Pray for the Soul of Louisiana” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, in the F.G. Clark Center on the Southern University campus.

According to a news release, the prayer rally will include leaders of faith-based and justice organizations, as well as concerned citizens, and is free and open to the public.

Organizations supporting this rally, the release says, include, but are not limited to: National Baptist Convention of America, National Baptist Convention USA, Greater Louisiana Baptist State Convention, Louisiana Missionary Baptist State Convention, Louisiana Home and Foreign Mission State Convention, Baptist Missionary and Education State Convention, Louisiana Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship, Living Faith Christian Center, MOVE Ministerial Fellowship, Baptist Minister’s Fellowship of Shreveport and Vicinity, 10th District Baptist Association, East Carroll Baptist Association, Louisiana State NAACP and churches affiliated with AME and CME.