People: September 13, 2012

caines | 9/13/2012, 5:30 a.m.

Congratulations goes out to Regina M. Grace who was recently elected to the position of chair of the board of the Florida Association for Community Action. Hearty congrats to Betty T. Ferguson who was honored as community leader of the year by the South Florida Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College on August 12th. Evelyn Onyejuruwa won the BHF African Magazines I AM AFRICAN photo contest and received the l argest number of votes in the contests history. Crystal Pittman was honored as one of South Floridas 40 Under Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow of 2012 on Friday July 27th congratulations soror! Hearty congratulations go out to Ladema Smith who has been promoted to assistant principal at Comstock Elementary School. Its that time again: Are you ready for some football? Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats vs. Florida A&M University Rattlers Nov.17th. Call Carolyn Mond for more information at 305-691-8161. See you there! Join the gang! Congratulations goes out to the Rev. Dr. Ralph M. Ross and the congregation of the Historic Mount Zion Baptist Church whose church is now 116-years-old. Mount Zion has worshipped in its location since 1898. Schools are now open so let us all drive more carefully. If you bought your sons or daughters those fancy smart phones you need to consider blocking their phones from those fancy smart phones that you have to monitor. Old Miamians were saddened to hear of the demise of Selma Taylor-Ward. Selma expired last Monday. She graduated from B.T.W. in the class of 1945. She was the sister of Etta Mae Taylor and Elry Taylor-Sands. Wedding anniversary greetings go out to a wonderful couple who celebrated their 63rd on Sept. 8th; Edward J and Elizabeth (Betty) Blue, Jr., may you enjoy many more! Did you know the post office located on 62nd street near 7th avenue is now a funeral home? It is named Zion Funeral Home. Think of the many many people in that area who do not own cars and go to the post office to purchase stamps, money order, etc. What a shame, plus all those business places having to mail items. That post office had been at that location for 75 years or more I was told. What a shame senior citizens must now travel outside of their own community in order to conduct essential business. Get well wishes and our prayers go out to all of you! Deacon Doris Ingraham, Vera Wyche, Willie Neal, Maureen Bethel, Edith Coverson, Prince Gordon, Sheri Futch, Thomas Nottage, Princess Lamb, Naomi A. Adams, Julia Johnson-Dean, Lottie Major-Browne, Bennie Norwod, Donzaleigh Lea McKinney, Shirley Bailey and Larcenia Bullard.