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7 Page A-2, The Tuskegee News, March 17, 2011 TU Choral Director Barr believes in giving back As Director of Choral Activities at Tuskegee University, Wayne Barr touches many aspects of the community. For that reason, he is being recognized this week as a Barr believes in mentoring to oth- ers because he has been blessed and has been Hometown Hero. mentored by oth- In addition to lea gmusic pro-: ers who join his" ' grams for the University, he pro- ' parents and Jesu 'i vides music for community events Christ as those he such as weddings, funerals arid couldn't .do with- .:' church services, out in his life. In Barr also enhances the commu turn, Barr is con- nity by serving as a teacher for vinced improving piano, organ and voice and is a the community music workshop clinician. He also comes from shar- helps with music presentations to ing what one loves schools and nursing homes, and cares about. The 44-year-old Barr is not lim- Activities Barr enjoys include ited to music alone, attested by reading, running and tennis. his serving as president of the Op- The son of Alan and Patricia timist International Club of Barr with a brother and two sis- Tuskegee. tern, Barr lives by Proverbs 2:5"6 Wayne Barr direcis TU singers. found in the Bible's Old Testa- ment. It reads: ' rust in the Lory with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths." COMMUNITY CALENDAR Ball to support local scholarships The Gamma Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity will host "A Royal Night with the Brue and White" Scholarship Ball Sat- urday, March 19 from 7-11 p.m. The fraternity's second annual event will take place at the Star Mindingall Water Authority, 3240 Franklin Road, Tuskegee. Dona- tions are to benefit the Gamma Sigma Chapter Scholarship Fund: For more information or to pur- chase a ticket, contact Arthur Caf- fey at (334) 724-0317 or gammasigmachaptertuskeg e@ch arter.net. TU Local Alumni Club Meeting The Tuskegee University Local Alumni Club will meet Tuesday, March 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the Local Alumni House, 1210 Chambliss Street. Agenda items are: Progress of recently initiated ren- ovations of the Local Alumni House; Development of the Club,s Website; Plans for the June 26th "Bragg" Banquet, a major scholar- ship fundraising event of the Club. Diabetes Monthly Support Meeting The Tuskegee Area Diahetes Support Group will meet Friday, March 25 from noon to 1 p.m. at Greenwood Baptist Church. "To- bacco and Diabetes: The Deadly Duo" will be the ~ubj~c~. Speaker will be Lamont Pack, director of Alabama Diabetes Prevention and Control Program. South Macon Class of 1973 Reunion Meeting Will meet at the home of Patri- cia W. Garrett, 721 County Road 95, Friday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. to continue to plan the Class Re- union. Contact Mary McCray at (334) 552-0536. q Girl Scotit Cookies Girl Scout cookies are on sale through March 25 at $3.50 a box, in" cluding low calories cookies. To order cookies call Joann Hatten at (334) 727-3222 Cookies can also be ordered at Tuskegee Public School. Macon County Relay for Life The Macon County Relay for Life activity will be Friday, April 29 at 5:30 p.m. at CAVHCS-East Campus. If you would like to form a team, please contact April Echols at (334) 727-0550, exten- sion 2992, or Doretha Heard at (334) 727-0550, extension 4306 by Mar~h J xne cummunity i~ in- vited to come out and help us cel" ebrate our cancer survivors and walk for a worthy cause. Clothing and Household Giveaway Westminster Presbyterian Church wi!l be having a clothing and household items giveaway on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m." noon. Use the church's basement entrance. Deacon and Deaconess program Daniel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its annual . Deacons and Deaconesses pro" gram Sunday, March 27 at 2 p.m. Rev. George Wilson Jr. and the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church family will be special guests. CHURCH CALENDAR This Week, Have you Heard goes to the Web with recent comments posted about stories on v.thetuskegeenews.com Old homes crumbling Something needs to be done about the two historic homes (Sadler and Comegy houses) in front of the Thomas Reed Ambulatory Care Center in Tuskegee. Those beautiful homes are being allowed to fall apart. Too much talk, little action Talk, not action, seems to be Che way issues are addressed in Tuskegee and Macon County. It seems there is more emphasis on who gets credit for something, rather than accomplish- ing something. Pay the price for education At some point lawmakers and the voters who put them in office are going to demand better of our educational system that seems to be on the bottom rung of the totem pole when it comes to funding. Where are the neighborhood watches? One of these days folks in Tuskegee are going to decide enough is enough when it comes to criminal activity. There's no excuse for every area Tuskegee to not have a Neigh- borhood Watch to help combat crime. Got a comment? We want to know what you have to say. Email to guyn- rhodes@bellsouth.net, fax to (334)727-7700 or leave voice mail at 727-3020 after 7 p.m. Your name will not be revealed. Please limit comments to 40 words or fewer. Photo special to The Tuskegee News 2011 Voting Rights March pauses at Lowndes County Interpretive Center. Evelyn Lowery, third from right, president of SCLC for women, speaks during the 2011 Voting Rights March organ- ized by former Tuskegee Mayor Johnny Ford, second from left Also shown are Union Springs Mayor John McGowan, second from right, and Ruby Shinholster, right. The march resumes this week in an effort to protest the loss of jobs as a result of closing of gaming facilities approved by constitutional amendments. Mount Vernon Baptist SpringFEST . Will be Saturday, March 19 from 11 a.m.-lpm. SpringFEST events include an auction, games, food and other fun activities. Details can be found on the church website at, www.mtver- nonauburn.com. The church is located Church 4881 S. College Street (U.S. Highway 29 South), Auburn. Sweet Canaan Baptist Men's Day Sweet Canaafl Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate Men's Day and Presentation of 100 Men in Black and White Sunday, March 20 at 2p.m. Guest minister will be Rev. Benjamin Datiria, pastor of Mt. Traveler Baptist Church in Waverly. T kegee Gospel Ensemble Benefit Concert Sunday, March 20 at 3 p.m. at Clin- ton Chapel AME Zion Church in Montgomery. For more information call (334) 727-8308 Celebration for the Voices of Harmony Two Sisters in Christ Production Recognition Celebration will be Satur- day, March 19 at 4 p.m. at Shiloh A.M.E. Zion Church in the Brownville Community for the Voices of Har- mony. Special guest will be The Voices of Harmony of Louisxdlle, Ga. Jubilee Christian Women's Conference Jubilee Christian Fellowship Center will host a Women of Revolutionary Distinction Women's Conference the week of March 22-24.The schedule: March 22, 6:45 p.m speaker Pastor Jackie McClemore, Kingdom En- forcers International Church, Mont- gomery; and March 23-24, Lady Patricia Cheney, St. James Overcom- ing Deliverance Church, Lithonia, Ga. The conference will be held at Faith Ministries, P.A.W ~ 2501 Motley Lane/Macon County Road 65, Tuskegee. Washington Chapel Lenton Season Washington Chapel AME Church will have Lenten Services each Wednesd~iy at noon Everyone is in in- vited to come as we celebrate this Lenten season. Word of God Seminar Will be Thursday, March 24, and Friday, March 25 at 7 p.m and Sun- day, March 27 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be Elder Johnny James. The seminar will be held at Faith Ministries, 2516 Motley Lane, Tuskegee. Ministers' and Deacons' Wives Workshop Town Creek andAuburn District As- sociations are sponsoring the work- shop Saturday, March 26 from 8 a.m.-noon at Town Creek District Center, 9676 Highway 29 South, Tuskegee. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. 16th Pastor's Appreciation and Founder Day Celebration Jubilee Christian Fellowship Inter national welcomes the public to the 16th Pastor's Appreciation and Founder's Day Celebration for Bishop Roy L. Copeland Sr. and First Lady Beverly Copeland on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. The program will be held at Faith Ministries PAW, 2516 Motley Lane, Tuskegee. Success Today. Security Tomorrow. The Path Starts Here. One year ago: Macon County's unemployment rate increases from 1().2 per- cent to 14 percent in the latest statistics reflecting the job situation for January 2010 and January 2009. Five years ago: Gov. Bob Riley pledges $500,000 from the state to help allevi- ate the Highway 80 drainage problem in Tuskegee. Riley met with Tuskegee City Manager AI Davis, Tuskegee News' owner Paul Davis and Tuskegee News' editor/publisher Guy Rhodes to facilitate the commitment. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby pledges another $825,000 to $400,000 that h~ already been pledged to bring the project commitment to about $1.6 million. Seven years' ago: Fifth Judicial Circuit District Attorney Rea Clark, whose dis- trict includes Macon County, orders machines at VictoryLand that paid out $5 gift certificates to be shut down. Clark argues the machines are games of chance prohibited by Alabama state law. i'm Iovin' if . . . , 4