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admin | 11/9/2011, 10:49 a.m.

Miamians were once again sadden to hear of the demise of Rev. Charles Uptgrow who died last Thursday. Rev. Uptgrow graduated from Booker T. Washington in 1948. His funeral will be held on Saturday, November 12th at St. John Baptist Church. Sympathy to all of his family. Are you ready for some football? The weekend of the Florida Classic will be November 18-20. All highways will be leading to Orlando to watch Bethune-Cookman University play against Florida A&M University. Get well wishes and our prayers go out to all of you: Ebenezer Scrooge Edwards, Sharon Anderson, Naomi Allen Adams, Gail Goring, Norma Culmer Mims, Winston Scavella, Lorna Brown-Mathis, Inez Johnson, Wilhelmina Welch, JoAnn Parker, Jacqueline Livingston, Jessie Stinson, Louise H. Cleare, Denise Flores, Yvonne Johnson-Gaitor, Grace Heastie-Patterson and Eva Johnson. Hearty congratulations go out to my soror Agenoria Spearman-Paschal and her wonderful family that appeared in the Neighbors section of The Miami Herald last Sunday. Agenorias husband was the late Fletcher Paschal, who taught school in Dade County for many years. The class of 1955 of Dorsey High School worshipped at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with their classmate Rev. Ralph M. Ross. The class enjoyed the service and further enjoyed the day by having lunch together at The City of Miami Restaurant. The following former Miamians send a big hello to their classmates and friends: Grace Heastie-Patterson (Maryland and D.C.), Brenda Hepburn-Eddy (Burlington, N.C.), Sceiva Adams-Holland (Tuskegee, AL), Jeffrey and Olga Young (San Antonio, TX), George Wilkerson (Valley Cottage, NY), Shalisha Gee (Atlanta, GA), Sybelene Gray-Rodriguez (Seattle, WA) and Elva Heastie-Gamble (Detroit, MI). Kudos to the outstanding committee of the Sistahs Summit 2011 of Mt. Hermon AME Church, who implemented a most successful event on October 28-30. The highlight of the summit was the Third Annual Literary Luncheon, which featured two prominent writers and speakers: Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Browning (co-pastor, Ebenezer AME Church, Ft. Washington, MD) and Rev. Dr. Claudette A. Copeland (pastor and co-founder, New Creation Christian Fellowship, San Antonio, TX). Birthday greetings to Nikki Y. Cannon, great-granddaughter of the late Stanley and Pauline Newbold, who enjoyed her 30th Birthday Celebration at a dinner party at the Grand Lux Restaurant in Aventura, surrounded by friends and relatives: Aundra Goodmond, Chekia Hill, Brittany Phillips, Stephina Washington-Newbold, Ahmad Newbold, Cecil Newbold III, Dwayne Cannon, Jr., Adres Jackson-White, Esq., Judith Case, Nyla Smith, Tiffany Phillips, Rhonda Davis, Denisa Haynes, Danielle McLauglin and Blythe Robinson. Nikkis birthday celebration continued on to Bethune-Cookman University, where she and her college classmates enjoyed the homecoming game. The Episcopal Church Women and Parish Family of St. Agnes Episcopal Church cordially invite you to the Annual Calendar Tea on Sunday, November 13th at 4 p.m. Performing guest artists will be Yvonne Brown, Jazz vocalist and The Gary Thomas Trio. The event is free, followed by a Gala Reception in the Blackett Parish Hall.