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WARMEST WISHES — Mamie Turner of Nashville, daughter of Charles and Lucille Boykin of Union City and a former resident of this area, is employed at United Neighborhood Health Services in Nashville as an outreach worker in the Mothers United for Healthy Babies program. She recently received several knitted and crocheted baby blankets and hats created and donated by FiftyForward Knowles Knitters and Knit and Crochet Tennessee. Mothers United for Healthy Babies serves women in the Edgehill, JC Napier and Tony Sudkum neighborhoods of Nashville and is funded by a grant from the Tennessee Governor’s Office of Children’s Care Coordination to address the high rate of infant mortality among African Americans. Plans are under way for the accomplished knitters to share their skills with mothers involved in the Nashville program so they can create warm and welcoming items for new babies as well. Ms. Turner is credited with helping to bring about the new program that will help the groups share abilities, interests and needs so that babies will benefit.
Published in The Messenger 4.7.10

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