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Page 2, The Tuskegee News, April 11, 2013 COMMUNITY CALENDAR Free Diabetes Clssseeeaching 0ut Team Do you want to know more about how to take care of your diabetes? Sign=up for free diabetes classes in Tuskegee, a free 10-week class to teach you about diabetes and what you can do to control it. Two locations for the classes are: Thomas ReedAm- bulatory Center from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Mondays, starting April 8, and Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church, noon-1 p.m. on Fridays, starting April 12. All Reaching Out Team class members will receive a T- shirt, totebag and water bottle; dia- betes education; blood sugar monitor and test strips; invitation to party to start classes and a party at the end; and support from a friend in the com- munity who may help you get to classes and more To sign up, call the Diabetes and Nutrition Center at 877-481-4726 or 334-528-6800, or email and tell you want to join the Reaching Out Team. Grand Opening and R/bben Cutting The Tuskegee Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will welcome Trendsetters Clothing and More to celebrate its Grand Opening on Fri- day, April 12 at 10 a.m. The business is located at 121 Westside Street on the Tuskegee Downtown Square. Trendsetters offers woman's clothing, jewelry, purses, accessorizes and more. It is owned by Terrence John- son and the store manager is Shar- naye Marshall. Store hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Health Awareness Seminar Apostolic Faith Mission of Tuskegee will host a Health Aware- ness Seminar on Saturday, April 13 from 10a.m.-2 p.m. at.the church lo- cated at 3820 Washington Ave. Theme is '%Iealthy Living: A ChoiceT Ruth M. Perkins is the facilitater and Dr. Jacquelyn Jackson of Tuskegee University is the guest presenter.Ad- mission is free and the public is in- vited. Healthy Lifestyle Health Marathon The National Wellness AwareneSs and Prevention features "From Start to Fitness" Healthy Lifestyle Health, walk, Cycle and run Marathon on Saturday, April 13 downtown Tuskegee on the square starting at 8 a.m. On-site registration will take place from 6:30-7:30 a.m. to compete in the running, walking and cycling to win first second and third prizes. For more information about the marathon, visit the website online at or call (334) 421- 8128 Barbara Howard or (334) 725- 2383 Cheryl Ferguson. One Harvest Food Ministries New Mount Pleasant Baptist Church at 426 County Road 13 in Shorter is a Partner Site for the One Harvest Food Ministries. Citizens can purchase boxes of food online at if paying with debit or credit card through Sunday, April 14. If you like to make a pur- chase with cash, money orders, cashier's check or EBT, You can pur- chase cash order through Friday, April 12. No personal chocks. Distri- bution will be Saturday, April 20, from 9-10:30 a.m. in the New Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. Anyone can purchase a box. If you have questions, please contact Edna Tyson, Site Director at (334)750-7599. Anthony C Williams, Paster. Commtmity Yard Sale A community yard sale sponsored by: Hope for Families and Commu- nity Services (HFCS)will be held on Saturday, April 13 located at 807 E. Martin Luther King Highway Tuskegee. The location is across the street from the Tuskegee Fire De- partment. There will be a entry fee of $5 for vendors. To enter or address any questions, please contact (334) 226-1037 or come by the office be- tween the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. HFCS is a nonprofit organiza- tion founded here in Macon County. The proceeds will continue to assist them in serving children, adolescents and families with behavioral issues throughout the State of Alabama. Natural Hair and Health Expo Lioness on the Rise 'tit's All Natu" ral" Natural Hair and Health Beauty and Educational Expo will be Satur- day, April ! 3 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Mr. D. Lodge. Abyss, A HBO Def Poet, will perform. Former Public Enemy group member Profess Griff will be the keynote speaker. For more information about tickets and loca- tion contact Lawanda at (334) 663- 5979 or Martone at (919) 271-0497. Macon County Eg-I-I Board Quarterly Meeting The Macon County E9"1-1 Beard quarterly meeting will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 1 p.m. at the Macon County Sheriff's Office. ut Macon School "Ole School Jam" South Macon High School Class of 1983 is sponsoring an "Ole School Jam" and "Fish Fry" on Saturday, April 20 at Watts Palace on Highway 10. Fish Fry starts at noon and Jam begins at 9 p.m. until. South Macon High, Russell High, Bullock County High, Tuskegee Institute, D.C. Wolfe and Notasulga High graduates are invited to come and party like it's : 1983. For more information contact: Fannie Woods (334) 750-1503; Harri- son Leonard (334) 467-4934; or L.C Washington (334) 220-4722. T.I.H.S. Class of 1983 Essay Contest The Tuskegee Institute High School Class of 1983 in celebration of its 30th Reunion is sponsoring an essay challenge for the Booker T Washington graduating class of 2013. Scholarship awards will include $2,500 for 1st place; $1,000 for 2nd place; and $500 for 3rd place. The topic for the 200-250 word essay is: How has growing up in the predomi- nately African-American city of Taskegee, Alabama or Macon County influenced your self-confidence as it pertains to envisioning and achieving your life's goals? Essays must be sub- mitted no later than April 20. Please contact Hope Debose, 12th grade Counselor at Booker T. Washington High School, for submission details. 47th Annual Administrative Professional Day The Tuskegee Chapter IAA will host its 47th Annual Administrative Professional Day Seminar and Luncheon on Wednesday, April 24, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Macon County School District Transporta- tion Center, located at 3808 Martin Luther King Highway, Tuskegee. The presenter for this occasion will be Carrie F. King, Administrative Assis- tant to the Associate Dean at Tuskegee University, College of Vet- erinary Medicine. Seminar Topic is Behavior Styles: What Does It Say About Me? The cost for the Semi- nar/Luncheon and registration and payment deadline is Friday, April 12. To register Contact MaryA. Davis or Loretta Ellis at 334-727-2500 for more information CHURCH CALENDAR Westminster Presbyterian Church Give-away Westminster Presbyterian Church is having a clothing and household give-away on Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m.-noon. Enter through the basement of the church. Westminster islocated at 1806 Franklin Road, across from Tuskegee Institute Middle School. Jubilee Christian Fellowship Pastor and Founder's Day Members of Jubilee Christian Fel- lowship International will celebrate the 18th Pastor's and Founder's Ap- prociation for Bishop Roy L. Sr. and Lady Elect Beverly Copeland. The service will be Sunday, April 14 at 4 p.m. at Faith Ministries, PAW, 2516 Motley Lane, Tuskegee where Bishop George F. Austin is the pastor. For more information contact Stephen Copeland, Appreciation Chairperson, at (334) 727-5833. Macon County Schools Day Macon County Schools Day will be held at Greater Saint Mark Mission- ary Baptist Church on Sunday, April 14 at 10"30 a.n. Minister Kadarious "KJ" Davis will be the guest minister. Greater Saint Mark Revival Youth and Adult Revival will be April 14-17 at 6 p.m. daily at Greater Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Tuskegee. Guest preacher is Rev. Shane Rainer, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, Florence. Guest lecturers will be: Rov. Roland Austin, pastor of Green Chapel Mis- sionary Baptist Church in Auburn; Rev. Jamal Oliver, pastor of White Street Baptist Church, Auburn; Rev. I4LG. Jones, pastor of Bethel Mission- ary Baptist Church, Tuskegee; and Rev. Abraham Clark, pastor of New Generation Church, Auburn. Rock of Agee Women's Day Rock of Ages Baptist Church will have its Annual Women's Day Cele- bration on Sunday, April 14 at 11 a.m. with WSFA Anchor Tonya Terry as the guest speaker. The theme is 'Fhe Story Lives on: Celebrate, Connect and Commit." Town Creek Gospel Singing Town Creek District Center will host a Gospel Singing on Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m. Featured will be the Tuskegee Community Choir, Tuskegee Spiritual Travelers and Thurman Ivory and the Gospel Consolators. The M/C will be Pas- tor Bernard T. Rose of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Hurtsboro. 76th Women's Day at Bethel Bethel Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 76th an- nual Women's Day on Sunday, April 28at 10:45 a.m. The guest evangel- ist will be Evergreen Freeman. The public is invited. Every-day Prayer at Solomon Chapel The public is invited to come and pray Monday through Friday from noon-1 p.m. at Solomon Chapel AME Zion Church. This is the time to pray for community, our young children and our nation. Greenwood Missionary Baptist Charity Day On the second Saturday of each moxth starting in April and going through the month of October there will be Charity Day at Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church from 8- 10 a.m. The community is encour- aged to attend. This Week In History One year ago: The Tuskegee Veteran Administration HospRal listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1923, the Tuskegee facility was unique as the only VA Hospital estab- lished for black veterans and staffed by blacks... The Town of Shorter holds its annual SpringFest at old Shorter High School. .Wells Fargo honors the Tuskegee Airmen. Col. Herbert E. Carter, 94 of Tuskegee, accepted a $1,000 check on behalf of the Tuskegee Airmen... John E. Page, vice president and gen- eral counsel of Golden State Foods Co., appointed to the Tuskegee University Board of Trustees. Five years ago: Lizzie Lee Patrick of Tuskegee celebrates her 100th birth- day...The Booker T. Washington High School band receivess $1,000 donation to help fund the band's Spring Tour to New York City...After an eight-year absence, Alabama A&M re- turns to the Tuskegee University football schedule for 2008. TU finished 12-0 in 2007 to win the National Black College Football Championship under Coach Willie Slater. Have you Heard? This Week, Have you Heard goes to the Web and other sources with recent comments posted about stories Agree with Thompson's April 4 letter Very well stated. It is time for the citizens to get to work and get this issue settled once and for all. While you all sit back and allow Strange to initiate all of these strange ac- tion s , your economy is hemorrhaging to death with fatal consequences. Hold Strange ac- countable and liable for his unwarranted ac- tions. Remembering Elaine Thomas I was only five years old when I was a mem- ber of the sunbeam choir where Mrs. (Elaine) Thomas was the director. She made me a member of the family. I spent a lot of time at her house. She even saved my life once. I tell everyone that story who will listen: She brought me out of my shell as a kid, and let me shine as a singer. I lost touch with her as I got older, but I will always love her for the love she gave me. I felt like her grandson in those days. I am so sorry she is gone. She was a great lady, and my heart goes out to her family. Deadlines nearing for some Carver Festival activities The nine-year history of the Carver Festival earned it a rating'as one of the Top Ten Tourism Events in the State of Alabama. Now, The George Washington Carver Commemorative Festive, en- hancements and added features will stage the up- coming May 4 9a.m.-6 p.m.festival as a "Decade Spectacular." The usual parade, car show, live entertainment, and vendors will be in full vision and force. A Sci- ence Fair, commemorating the scientific legacy of Dr. Carver and other modern scientific explo- rations, will give students an opportunity to de- sign, plan, and display creative science exhibits. Judges will rate the exhibits as based upon inclu- sion of. (1) Scientific Method; (2) Scientific Knowl- edge; (3) Presentation; and (4) Creativity. Trophies will be awarded to selected winners. Anothbr highlight of this "Decade Spectacular" will be the crowning of the Carver Festival Queen. Contestant entrants must be a female between the ages of 25-55 years. This aspect of the Festival is included as an activity to make middle-aged women more aware of the invaluable contributions they can make to community development. It is also a fundraising support feature of the Festival. Interested contestants should immediately contact the coordinators, Deborah Biggers at 727-0738 or Jackie Carlisle at 727-3020. Deadline for entry is April 19 at 5 p.m. For further questions regarding any phase of the Festival, please go to the official website: or contact Dr. Elaine C' Harrington, board secretary and education coordi- nator, at 727-7798. if'fie Teofifes neraC3-fome, Inc. Established 1915 Hal E. Bentley, President Sonja W. Bentley, Secretary/Treasurer -Chapel -Pre-Need Arrangements Available -We Service Burial, Vault & Cash Policies -'We Sell Headstones & Life Insurance Courteous, Sympathetic And Efficient Services 334- 727-0140, 500 Fonville Street, Tuskegee, AL i'm lovin' if . 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