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Dr. Richard Strachan | 12/5/2013, 9 a.m.

The Sigma Alpha Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. collaborated with Miami Gardens’ Police Department and distributed over a thousand turkeys to families in the Miami Gardens Community who signed up to receive “free” turkeys. Some of the brothers included Baljean Smith, President, Retired Brothers organization, Stacey Jones, Anthony Simons, Col. R. J. Hinton, Ric Powell, Garth Reeves and David White. The Miami Heat also made an impact this


Dr. Richard Strachan

Thanksgiving by giving out thousands of turkeys at the Culmer Center in Overtown. Udonis Haslem used his camera to take pictures of teammates catching up on their sleep after a comprehensive turkey dinner, consisting of baked turkey macaroni and cheese, yams, collard greens, gravy, pumpkin pie, cake and ice cream. Pictures were shown to the players who enjoyed looking at reality, especially LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, while assistant coach Bob McAdoo complained that his snapshot not acceptable.

While the team enjoyed themselves at the Akron, Ohio home of LeBron James, a full-fledged dinner was prepared by Dr. Inez Rowe for her family members including Dr. Loretta Amica and Angelo, Christine and Henry Morrow, Priscilla and James Smith, Cheryl and Judge Ralph Person, LaChan Gatlin, Ronald Shephard, Andre, Lori, Ariane, Dena and Jonathan Person, Patrice and Kevin Mozell, James Smith, Paul Smith, Oscar Julien, Franklin Julie, J.T. and Numyra Gatlin. Dr. Strachan. Rowe served turkey, chicken, ham, pigeon peas and rice, potato salad, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, green beans, mash potatoes, pumpkin pie and ice cream.

Thanksgiving weekend was full of football and basketball games and fans enjoying games on TV unlike the past. BTW battled for a berth in a Semi-final after dethroning Cocoa High 49-10 with Treon Harris scoring six touchdowns. BTW may play Bolles High a repeat for the championship game this year. Back in the days, it was BTW’s Ingram who would score three touchdowns over Dorsey High. Additionally, the star running backs of Miami Central, Joe Yearby and Dalvin Cook will always be remembered. Joe finished with 2,700 yards with 177 carries. He will be out for the season with a fibula injury.