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Logan enlightens 20th Century Club on community conservation

The GFWC-MFWC Twentieth Century Club met March 18, 2014 at the Prentiss United Methodist Church fellowship hall for its monthly meeting. President Deborah Dickens called the meeting to order and welcomed all members and guests before leading them in the Pledge of Allegiance.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / John Logan of Brinson Farms L.L.C. was guest speaker at the most recent meeting of the GFWC/MFWC Twentieth Century Club of Prentiss.

THE PRENTISS HEADLIGHT / John Logan of Brinson Farms L.L.C. was guest speaker at the most recent meeting of the GFWC/MFWC Twentieth Century Club of Prentiss.

Amy Berry followed giving a devotion about trust. Her scripture was Psalm 62:8, “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.” Then she read a passage from the devotion book, Jesus Calling, “Trust God one day at a time. God is the only true refuge. He is the source of our salvation, our rock, the basis of our expectation, our glory, the source of power and the fountain of mercy. Even though our daily lives can be full and complicated always remember to trust God and that he is always by our side.” Amy concluded with a heart touching prayer.

Patti Estes introduced John Logan as the guest speaker for the evening. He is currently and has been the president and manager of Brinson Farms L.L.C. located here in Jefferson Davis County for the past twenty years. The operation consists of a 980-acre poultry, beef, hay, and timber farm. Mr. Logan is also Chairman and CEO for Eagle Green Energy, Inc., a renewable energy development and marketing company. Eagle Green Energy constructs waste food and animal waste anaerobic digesters throughout the U.S. It holds a patent on a high temperature methane digester for broiler poultry waste, which produces pipeline quality methane gas and organic fertilizers. Eagle Green Energy has been featured in a number of publications, radio, and TV programs.

Mr. Logan received his BS degree in Industrial Management and Computer Science from Mississippi State University, a MS in Industrial Education and MBA from University Southern Mississippi.

He is a retired army colonel with 38 years service experience with the US Army Reserve and the Mississippi Army National Guard.

John has eight years teaching computer science at three Mississippi colleges. He retired from the computer industry with 30 years of computer related education, marketing and information management.

During his presentation about Eagle Green Energy he gave a case study about Brinson Farms saying every acre must be in production to make money.

With Mr. Logan’s presentation concluded the club began its social time. Since the assigned hostesses Grace Grubs and Katrina Magee were obligated with prior engagements, Marie McNease, Becky Williamson, and Tina McPhail served in their absence. They decorated the tables in the fellowship hall with white tablecloths accented with gray and white chevron toppers. The flowers for the evening were hydrangeas. Each table was embellished with a silver mercury glass vase holding a small floral arrangement of white hydrangeas while the center table was bedecked with an impressive glass vase topped off with even larger white hydrangeas. The food for the evening consisted of a tasty chicken salad on a bed of lettuce with crackers, fresh Louisiana strawberries, and miniature brownies. Water and tea were served as beverages.

Tina McPhail read the February minutes and gave the Treasury report. Patti Estes read a thank you note from the Ellisville State School. President Deborah Dickens announced a Ladies Brunch at Prentiss Baptist Church is set for Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 10:00 am. She also reminded the members the Run for the Roses is Saturday, April 12, 2014 and asked for volunteers to help. In closing she asked all members to be sure to wear purple next club meeting in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness.

Marie McNease won the door prize given by Pam Miller.

After reciting the Collect the meeting was adjourned.