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People: October 18, 2012

caines | 10/18/2012, 6:30 a.m.

Hearty congratulations go out to Soror Priscilla Thompson, who recently retired after 32 years of dedicated service to the City of Miami. Priscilla had a blast along with her many sorors and friends at her retirement affair. Patricia Chestang Duncan received a Doctorate of Education (Ed. D) in August from Nova Southeastern University, with a concentration in Organizational Leadership. Also, Argatonia Weatherington, daughter of Carol Weatherington recently passed the Florida Bar. Get well wishes and our prayers go out to all of you in the Miami-Dade County area, also our dear Saint Agnes members: Lottie Major-Browne, Ted Moss, Clarance Cleare, Gwendolyn Green-Dickson, Shirley Bailey, Princess Lamb, Inez M. Johnson, Evangeline Gibson, Donzaleigh Lisa McKinney, Thomas Nottage, Wilhelmina S. Welsh, Veronica OBerry, Pauline McKinney, Edythe Covington, Grace Heastie-Patterson and Prince Gordon. Wedding anniversary greetings go out to our love birds of the week: Frank and Shirley D. Cooney, Jr., Oct. 12th; their 27th. H. Malcolm and Diane N. Davis, Oct. 12th; their 12th. As all of you know by now, BCU spanked North Carolina A&T; BCU-28 and A&T-12. Among the Wildcats from Miami attending, were Elestine M. Allen, Jr., LaDarius Nottage, John Culmer, LaDarius is a grandson of Elestine, and along with Kenneth her son, all are Wildcats. 2012 General election information - early voting dates, Oct. 27th-Nov. 3rd; election date, Nov. 6th. Hearty congratulations go out to Mount Olivette Baptist Church, who celebrated their centennial birthday with a luncheon last weekend at the Marriott Hotel. Maude Newbold served as their mistress of ceremony. Vennda-Rei Harris Gibson sang, and their own Cecilia Hunter was the chairman for the auspicious event. The affair was packed and the church received many honors. Rev S.A. Sampson was their first minister,followed by Rev. I.C. Mickens. Rev. Franklin Clark is presently the minister Be the voice of change and stand up against cancer and domestic violence. October is Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Black women experience higher death rates from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group. This is partially due to Black women tending to have more aggressive tumors. This is a wake-up call. Learn how to give yourself a breast exam.