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Thanks to community for support

On behalf of my family, I’d like to express our utmost gratitude for the overwhelming amount of prayer and love that has been shown to our family.

The power of God is amazing and just knowing we’re thought of, brings a smile to our hearts.

On March 4, we witnessed Jamie Netherland, my brother, get shot three times. His wife was arrested several weeks later on charges of aggravated domestic violence.

After speaking with a lawyer on a Tuesday in early March, Jamie asked us to drive him to Meridian to get his belongings, tools and his work van. It didn’t go as planned, but thankfully our vehicle saved his life.

Everything happens for a reason, although we will never know that reason, but as each new day unfolds, God is there helping us move forward and helping Jamie get stronger.

He is still in ICU, but with you, our community, sending prayers it brings us comfort and peace. I felt totally helpless knowing the condition he was in. And people have asked, “What can I do to help?” I told them to pray, because at the time, that was all I knew to say.

But, now I have set up an account at Bank of Franklin under Courtney Scott, special account. Any monetary donations will go toward his medical bills and help to get him back on his feet. I am also raffling a $100 Avon gift basket for $2 a ticket if anyone is interested, please mail check, money order or concealed cash to my address: 681 Pot Hook Road SW, Roxie, MS 39661. All proceeds will go into the account.

Jamie is a custom cabinet builder and a finishing carpenter. I am trying to gather up some used tools. I know when my brother returns to Hamburg, his new home, he’ll feel shocked and depressed and alone. If he can come knowing he has something to work with, a few jobs lined up and strength from his new community family, he will persevere. He’ll have hope and be able to put this behind him.

Again, we thank our family, our community, our friends and even the strangers that crossed our paths for all the prayers.

We’re also soliciting items for a silent auction to be early April. We’ve received a few items already from a number of Natchez area businesses. Thank you so much.

All proceeds from all benefits and auction will go into the account mentioned above. We’re also selling green T-shirts with white writing. On the front chest it says “Never Give Up” and will have a Celtic cross underneath and the back says “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Prices are $12 for sizes up to XL, $14 for 2X and $16 for 3X. If interested in a shirt, please send payment, size and contact information to the address above.

Courtney Netherland Scott

Roxie resident

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