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Chatter That Matters: June 5, 2013

caines | 6/6/2013, 5:30 a.m.

It was my rare opportunity to visit Jackson Seafood Restaurant in (Overtown) and ran into Rev. Dr. Joreatha M. Capers, pastor, Ebenezer United Methodist Church and the Ninety Plus Club enjoying lunch just a few steps away from the original church.These special people included Geraldine Bell, Lorene Gilchrease, Julia Jerkins, Willie M. Pinder, Calvert Edwards (the only male), Thelma Hayden, Ruth Parlins, and Eunice Wiggins.They were also recognized during Sundays service. Congratulations to the 2013 college graduates: Gene Boykins, Eboni Finley, Antrinika Mack, Edward Mercado, Chrystal Pinder, Lauren Smith, Norma Sank, Ministers Karri Brookins, Lawrence Josey, Tia Major, Erin J. Strachan, Octavia Noble, Ashley Rodgers, DaVivian Larmond, and Adrian Thomas. Traniece Henderson, manager, Arcola Lakes Park, took her senior group and the Singing Angels to an educational health fair, last Thursday, at Gwen Cherry Park. The performing Angels were Gloria Pacley, Mary Simmons, Joe and Shelia Mack, Wanda Green, Nana, Elizabeth James, Carolyn Frazier, Mae Eta Lawry, Luke and Daisy Emmers, Gladys Smith, Henry Williams, Mamie Williams, Brenda Hadley, Deacon Henry Small, Daphne Johnson, and a host of senior citizens that received tips on maintaining health A special salute goes out Patricia G. Moss for her Annual Scholarship Award Luncheon, Saturday, June 1, in the N.F. Clark Fellowship Hall, where recipients received $1500 plus $200 for books from yours truly. Recipients were: Taneshia Clark, Aaliyah Pierre, Norman Redman, Kazonte Lockett, and Brandi Johnson, $200.00 for books from yours truly. The program included Regina Facen, mistress of ceremonies, Deacon Rudolph Johnson, James Moss, Franklin Williams, Phyllis Pinder, and Georgena D. Ford keynote peaker who used the word P-E-R-S-E-V-E-R-A-N-C-E, to spell out the graduate objectives. Moss thanked her committee in tears for a successful luncheon.Veronica Rahming was the chair and Marian Smith was co-chair. Rev. Capers was honored with musical tributes, received numerous gifts and presented with a medley of her favorite songs. Adding to the mix was Comedian Monte Benjamin who closed out the program with everyone exercising their laugh meter. By Dr. Richard Strachan