Winona native participates in CAKE WARS on the Food Network


Pizza-flavored cake inspired by the Ninja Turtles?

Winona native Jeromie Terrell Jones served as an assistant on the second place team in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle party on Monday night’s episode of Cake Wars on the Food Network.

Four master bakers and their assistants took on the Turtles — Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael — in order to take home a $10,000 prize. Greg Cipes and Mae Whitman, voices of Michelangelo and April O’Neil, served as guest judges to the panel.

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Winona Baptist Church’s surprise parade float


Members of Winona Baptist Church are busy putting together their surprise float for the 2016 Winona Christmas Parade. A few of the church members working on the project include: Luella Whitehead, Ariq Anderson, Glen Hobbs, Parrish Campbell, Atavis Campbell, Keith Brown and Kevin Brown. Artie Bibbs was also on hand for the project. (Photo by Gwen Sisson)

It has been in the works since July. The committee was formed and tasks were assigned.

But members of Winona Baptist Church will not tell their secrets as they prepare for the 2016 Winona Christmas Parade.

Not to worry. Glen Hobbs, the chief mastermind behind this year’s church float, said all will be revealed in time, but for now, all he can say is that “Winona is in for a few surprises.”

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Carolyn Moore — Breast Cancer Survivor


Carolyn Moore sharing her testimony of how God delivered her through cancer and how He continues to work today at the #PAINTWINONAPINK event held recently in Winona. (Photo by Gwen Sisson)


When Carolyn Moore got to an emotional point in her presentation, Shelton Moore got up to stand beside her. He put his hand on her back and the whole room teared up! (Photo by Gwen Sisson)

He walked beside her every step of the way.

There was hardly a dry eye at Winona Baptist Church when Carolyn Moore was sharing her testimony about her breast cancer journey for the Paint Winona Pink event. But when she spoke of her family’s unwaivering love and support and she started to become emotional, her husband walked up and put his arm around her shoulder to comfort her, everyone in the building was emotional.

Shelton Moore didn’t say a word. He didn’t have to.

“I thank God for my wonderful husband, who refused to leave the room during chemo, despite my insisting that he go downstairs or take a drive,” Moore said. “Thanks to my daughter and son who were with me every step of the way. I also thank other family, friends or anyone else that said a prayer, or even just thought of me in any manner.” Continue reading

‘PINKing’ a fight — #PaintWinonaPink event was a success

img_1323They were all running and walking for different reasons. Some just wanted to show their support, while others had a more personal reason to be part of Paint Winona Pink.

Cheryl Small, the chairperson for the Fourth Annual Paint Winona Pink event, said everyone can relate to breast cancer.

“It is important for survivors and their families to come together to share their stories and encourage and inspire us,” Small said.

Tela Collins, a member of the Health Ministries Committee at Winona Baptist Church and one of the organizers for the event made it clear that everyone knows someone with breast cancer – “male or female, black or white, Baptist or Methodist.”

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