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Dr. Richard Strachan | 2/6/2014, 9 a.m.
The African-American Committee of Dade’s Heritage Trust and Lemon City Cemetery Corporation cordially invite you to the 21st Commemorative Service ...

The African-American Committee of Dade’s Heritage Trust and Lemon City Cemetery Corporation cordially invite you to the 21st Commemorative Service and parade, also, honoring the late William D. Bascomb, a City of Miami Incorporator, Icons Gwendolyn Welters and Juanita Jackson, and featuring an Essay Contest and Youth on Parade: Chrystin Rembert, Breanna Rolle, Brittane Rolle, Keya Curtis, Kaysia Curtic, Horatio Major, III, Adonnas Jones, Kequan J. Cannon, Lonnie McCartny.

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Dr. Richard Strachan

The death of Arthur L. Simms was a shock to the community and friends. More that 75 brothers paid tribute at Mt. Hermon AME with Rev. Michael K. Bouie, Officiating, while Joey Gilmore and “Raul” played “Amazing Grace,” his requested song. Cherye Holmes sang “I Won’t Complain” and outstanding reflections came from Jimmy Anders, W. Doris Neal, Dale Sims, Anessa Baxter, Francis Young, Mt. Hermon, FAMU Alumni, while 125 stood with respect.

Caroline M. Reed, secretary, Miami Northwestern Class of 1959, was seen dining at Michael’s, the eatery with Sadie and Geliso serving with honor and respect. Further, it was time for them to celebrate those classmates born in January. Hearing yours truly was born in January, they surprised me by singing “Happy Birthday” for the second time as I munched on cake.

Those others in attendance were James Tullis, Audrey Williams, Inez Rosier, Annie P. Bostic, Carolyn King, Joyce Boswell, Lewis Williams and wife, Ann, Gerald Joseph, Howard Minter, Charles Taylor, George Johnson, Wayne Bass, and C. Reed.

The Egelloc Civic and Social Club has begun preparing the young men for presentation in the month of April 2014, at the Parrot Jungle. President Veronica Rahming and Mary Ann Thomas have their hands full every Thursday at the Caleb Center with the presence of members, 11th grade boys, and parents. The young men began in Oct. 2013 and have taken turkeys to the poor, toys during Christmas, and read to the sick in hospitals. Now, they are getting ready for the essay contest, talent presentation, election of officers, and experience with entrepreneurship.

Some of the men are Benjamin Fortson, Bryce Senatus, Da’Marrio J.Smith, Dorian Coney, Gregory Bethune, Isaiah Raphael, James Green, James Thomas, III, Antwan Barr, Arkeen Granger, Cameron Cooper, Carlton Campbell, Jr., Isaiah Roundtree, and Jacquez Garrison.

The Love Chronicle/A Night to Remember came from Abu Dhabi, where Dena Person, daughter of Former Judge Ralph and Cheryl Person informed her parents about accepting an engagement ring from Vivaldi Tulysse. After leaving Cooperative Charter School, Dena got a teaching position in Africa and met her future husband. She is planning the wedding for June 29, 2014 in Miami.

The King of Clubs of Greater Miami and friends are still talking about Black and White Gala 2014. Here are some people who were there: Lamar Johnson, Jimmy Harrell, Willie Granger, Dr. Malcom Black, T. Eiene Robinson, Berthenia Bullard, Mrs. Wilcox, Calvin and Celestine McCrea, James and Margie Fayson, Dr. Joseph and Sandra Gay, Emanuel and Ophelia Lawson, Aubrey and Monique Brunson, Rev. Robert and Tracy Jackson, Ron Butler, Frank and Dr. Enid Pinkney, Henry and Minnie Jones, Dr. Willie J. Wright, wife Tamara, and son, Andrew.

Northside Police Department provided the community with a talent show, last Friday, in the Miami Central Auditorium and the football team that won State championship. Mary Holmes was given the opportunity of being emcee. She brought on Dr. Gregory Bethune, Principal Rhosonda Shotwell, and a presentation from Arcola Park’s singing angels, Lavondra Walllace, Wanda Dallas, Shira Risk, Sheryl J. Steffey, Krystal Spence, John Barrow, Stephanie Daniels and Charles Nanney, Latonia McIntyre, Dorothy Diaz, and T. Richardson.