Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 28

PAR 4 Holds 38th Annual Golf Tournament

Championship Flight of Golf Tournament: (L) Joey Still, (CL) Justin Stills, 
(CR) Blake Olson along with organizer (R) Bill Johnson

  Golfers from throughout the United States flew in to participate in the PAR 4 tournament held at Osceola Golf Course, Friday and Saturday.  “We had golfers come from Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and other surrounding areas participate in the tournament this year.” Said Walter Wallace “We are about helping the community,” said Wallace.  Most of …

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Jun 28

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., held it’s Southeast Regional Xinos/Kudos conference Pensacola, FL,

The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Inc., held it’s Southeast Regional Xinos/Kudos conference Pensacola, FL, June 13-16, 2013. The local chapter, Alpha Phi, hosted this year’s youth conference at the Hilton Garden Inn on Airport Blvd. The theme for the event was “Our Culture, Our Future, We Make the Difference”.   Official greetings from …

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Jun 21

NFL Starts Hold Free Football Camp for Local Youth

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Saturday morning approximately 200 hundred youths participated in a free football camp at Pine Forest High school. Initiated by The Mike Johnson & George Selvie Youth Football Camp, the camp featured an educational panel session and football clinic that began at 9am. “I am really excited about this,” said George Selvie.  “I feel as if …

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Jun 21

Top 10 Ways to Improve Children’s Reading Skills

By Hattie Grace Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader. Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and attention that will lead them to success in reading.   It is very important to keep children reading during the summer months.  Here is a list from Peggy Gisler, …

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Jun 21

Local Church Helps Cancer Patients Beat the Heat

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Thanks to the nursing ministry at Antioch Baptist Church in Pensacola, local  cancer patients have a huge selection of light-weight turbans, scarves, wide-brimmed hats, baseball caps and more to help them beat the summer heat. On Sunday, May 26, church members had the items officially blessed by their pastor, the Rev. Tyler Hardeman, Sr. On behalf of the ministry, Yvonne Broome, …

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Jun 14

Historical Election Night: Hill Wins and City Council Shrinks

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By Greg Fink With nearly 19% of the turnout, Mike Hill became the first African American to represent our local community in Tallahassee in nearly 150 years as he won the election with 11,060 votes equaling 57.88% of the vote leaving democrat, Jeremy Lau with just at 42.12% of the vote. “Winning feels fantastic” exclaimed …

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Jun 14

Sickle Cell Miracle Camp a Hit with the Children

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The camp was a unique experience for the kids as a unique experience for us (the adults) too>” began Walter Wallace, founder and CEO of Sickle Cell Organization.  “Normally the go to miracle camp with their family.  This year, we decided to give the parents a break and just have the children come to miracle …

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Jun 14

Always in Season Makes Its Debut

Producer Jackie Olive talks to the audience as she goes in great detail about her opening fi lm

“Once I saw the photographs and postcards of the ‘Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America exhibit, I had to know who these people were-the victims who looked like me and thew spectators who resembled many of my friends and neighbors,” began Director, and producer Jackie Olive. Always in Season is a documentary film that looks …

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Jun 14

FSU Black Alumni Association Holds Reunion

(L) Tallahassee Mayor John Marks, (C) Michael Smith, and (R) Eric Choice take place in reunion celebrations

Florida State University (FSU) President Eric Barron recently held a reception for the FSU Black Alumni Association at his home on the FSU campus.  During the reception, Barron cited the courageous efforts of black students who matriculated there during the early years of integration. He highlighted native Pensacolian, Michael Smith, class of 1972, as one of those who showed that kind of courage. …

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Jun 14

Another Chance Transitional Services Opens Its Doors

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Monday morning community members gathered in the rain to show their support for the new program that will offer hope to many formerly incarcerated individuals. “A strong support network is essential for formerly incarcerated individuals to successfully transition back into their communities, and here at ACTS it is our ultimate goal to assist these individuals …

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