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People: July 25, 2012

caines | 7/26/2012, 5:30 a.m.

A service of Thanksgiving Commemorating the 39th Independence of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas was observed on Sunday, July15 in Ft. Lauderdale at the New Mount Olive Baptist Church. The honorees: our beloved Rev. Canon Richard L.M. Barry, Rev. John T. Roker, Associate Pastor, New Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Mr. James Moss, Former president Bahamas American Fderation. Hearty Congratulations! Among those attending from Miami: Elestine Allen, Rochelle Allen, Catherine Armbrister, Virla Barry, Erna Beckles, Ellen Bethel, Anita Bivins, Mother Mary Bivins, Betty Blue, Jestina Brown, Cynthia Brown, Lena Canty, Carolyn Clear, Joyce Deberry, Cassandra Duncan, and Ardie Edwards. Get well wishes and our prayers goes out to all of you! May you soon return to good health: Elizabeth Betty Blue, Fr. Samuel Browne, Joycelyn N. Burroughs-Smith, Gloria Bannister, Inez M. Johnson, Thomas Nottage, Nathaniel Gordon, Louise H. Cleare, Selma T. Ward, Oliver Grass, Marvin Ellis, Charles Mobley, Harry Dawkins, Jacqueline F. Livingston, Princess Lamb, Frankie Rolle, Naomi A. Adams, Shane Hepburn, Wilhelmina S. Welch, Grace Heastie-Patterson, Edyth Jenkins- Coverson, Mildred Ashley, also, Sara Mobley. Mark your calendar! Friday, August 10, 2012, join the gang, in St.Agnes Paris Hall as we dance the night away! Bring your favorite native dishes or you may purchase conch fritters and conch-salad! Bring your family and friends. Come join the fun! Francina L. Robinson returned home from Orlando after spending a few days with her son and daughter-in-law, Gilford and Etta Robinson. Henderson and Sandra Wilson returned for Sandras 50th class reunion. She along with classmates celebrated their class reunion having graduated from not the largest, but the best in 1962. Sandra and her hubby now live in Atlanta, Ga. She is the cousin of Vivian Johnson. More Bahamian Independence travelers to Fort Lauderdale: Deacon Doris Ingraham, Fredericka Fisher, Evangeline Gibson, Eddrea Goodmond, Antionette Gordon, Delores Gordon, Roderiqua Gordon, Joyce Hepburn, Janelle Hall, Betty Jones, Dorothy Joseph, Juanita Kelly, Terri Kelly, Herma Jean Larkin, Roderick McGee, Florence Moncur, Margaret Moncur, Robin Moncur, Rondrea B. Barry, Willa Mae Barry, Sylvia Sands, Angel Sears, Major Leroy Smith, Melvina Strachan, Elaine Symonette, Gwen Thomas, Sheryl Troutman, Garnell Williams, David Wilson and Gloria Lynch Wright.