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Anna Sweeting | 3/27/2014, 9 a.m.

Hearty congratulations go out to Dr. Nelson L. Adams, a Miami native who has worked tirelessly across racial, ethnic and religious lines to improve his hometown. Perhaps the ultimate model of a leader, Nelson Adams is a fixture in a variety of areas of our community. Dr. Adams received the 2014 Silver Medallion and he truly exemplifies what it means to be the best as he inspires us to enrich our own lives. George Knox says his longtime friend and I am pretty sure that many of us can say the same. Hats off to you Dr. Adams. Your dad and mom would have been extremely proud of you. By the way Dr. Adams beloved mother and was a Miami native who was laid to rest in Tuskegee, Ala. with her beloved son giving her eulogy. Their father is buried in his hometown of Mobile, Ala.

Get well wishes go out to all of the sick and shut-ins: Leome S. Culmer, Phillip Wallace, Wilhelmina Welch, Marjorie Sharpe, Willie Reed Williams, Melford Pinder, Cecil Newbold, III, Thomas Nottage, Hugie Nairn, Sr., Barbara Kee, Pauline McKinney, Gladys Moss, Freddie “Jabbo” Johnson, Leonora Bryant, Wallis Gordon, Rosemary Braynon, Earl Carroll, Thomas Fisher, Vernell Evans, Adriana Cruz, Ivadel Bodie, Eddie Denson, Sr., Barbara Harris, Arcie Ewell, Roslyn H. Paschal, Cynthia Bethel, Eva Johnson, Theodore Moss, Willie Neal, Winston Scavella, Lillie Litheton and Paula Campbell-Stone.

Please join us for our remaining 2014 Lenten Services at the following Episcopal Churches:

Christ Episcopal Church March 30

The Historical St. Agnes April 6

Preacher — The Rev. Dr. Montrelle Williams, Rector of the St. Cyprians Episcopal Church Roxbury, Mass.

Please join us. You will be glad you did.

The North Dade Deanery meeting that was held Sat. Mar. 15 was an exciting meeting. Many thanks to Janell G. Hall, Gwen Thomas and committee members.

Save the date: May 23-26 St. Cecelia’s ECW Chapter’s 18th annual scenic bus tour. Destination: Savannah Ga. and Burford S.C. Mark your calendar and join us in this fellowship of this wonderful trip. Call Elizabeth Florence or Florence Moncur.

Very sorry I could not attend your fabulous birthday party, Mary Bivens. Happy Birthday and may you enjoy many more.

At Florida Memorial University, the 135th Founder’s Day “Humanitarian Award” was presented to Mrs. Velma Arnold for her dedicated service in the community. FMU president Dr. Roslyn Clark-Artis presented the award to Mrs. Arnold.

Lamplighters Aglow, Inc. in conjunction with Florida Memorial University invite you to the Protocol and Business Etiquette Workshop 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat. March 29 in the FIU/FMU building (15800 N.W. 42nd Ave.) in Miami Gardens.