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Florida star
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Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
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Florida star news
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v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
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English
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The Florida Star Pub. Co.
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Jacksonville Fla
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African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
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30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

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Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
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"Florida's statewide black weekly."
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Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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University of Florida
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Title:
Florida star
Uniform Title:
Florida star (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Alternate Title:
Florida star news
Physical Description:
v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Florida Star Pub. Co.
Place of Publication:
Jacksonville Fla
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
African American newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
African Americans -- Newspapers -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Jacksonville (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Duval County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Coordinates:
30.31944 x -81.66 ( Place of Publication )

Notes

Additional Physical Form:
Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 12, no. 13 i.e. 39 (Jan. 6, 1962)-
General Note:
"Florida's statewide black weekly."
General Note:
Publisher: Eric O. Simpson, Feb. 14, 1981- .

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Source Institution:
University of Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
aleph - 000581378
oclc - 02261130
notis - ADA9536
lccn - sn 83045218
issn - 0740-798X
System ID:
UF00028362:01146

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We provided free childcare and free booth rent so she could get herself together. When she came to us, she was using cocaine, taking ecstasy pills and smoking weed like a Navajo Indian. She stole from our shop, left us, went to Atlanta and then came back and begged us for a second chance; which I gave her. On the day she secretly and illegally filmed the video, was the same day in which I fired one of the barbers in our shop for selling marijuana in the parking lot of our campus, in which she was also sitting in the car during the transaction, but stated she was not involved. While conducting our required private life skills session, she secretly and illegally filmed me being "street with street folks" that had been sent to me via probation and parole that I was attempting to help. The filmed conversation, although was real, raw, relevant, and redemptive, was part of a lesson designed to motivate them from where their life was to where I believed God wanted them to be. The conversation started with me using language that they understood, but ended with me using the language of salvation and with them giving their life to God. India Campbell did not film that part. She left our shop two days later and sold the footage to a Brunswick Police officer for some door signs for her van and some business cards for her business. The Brunswick Police officer then took the copied DVDS and gave them to all the Black leaders, including Walter McNeely and Robert Griffin, who then spread them around to the leaders in the Brunswick community, and the rest is history.Sent from my iPad in response to last weeks article.KPUKFG<"IKCPVU"WRFCVGUUgg"Rcig" ;."Urqtvu< Lcemuqpxknng"Jcu"C Ejcorkqpujkr Lciu"Rtgugcuqp Icogu"TgxgcngfDtwpuykem"Rcuvqt"Tgurqpfu Rtgukfgpv"Qdcoc<"$Vjg"Cogtkecp"Rgqrng"Tghwug"vq"dg"Vgttqtk|gf$President Obama went to the Brady Press Briefing Room to update Americans on developments in Boston, following two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. "We continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens, and to investigate and to respond to this attack," the President said in a televised address. ...ŽWe know that two explosions gravely wounded dozens of Americans, and took the lives of others, including a 8-year-old boy. "This was a heinous and cowardly act. And given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism. Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror. The President assured the American people that while it will take time to determine what happened, "we will find whoever harmed our citizens. And we will bring them to justice." "if you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil -thats it. Selflessly. Compassionately. Unafraid." Eqpitguuyqocp"Eqttkpg"Dtqyp"Vguvkhkgu"kp Vcnncjcuugg"qp"Etkvkecn"Korqtvcpeg"qh" Ogfkeckf"Gzrcpukqp""""" Ugtxkeg"Jgnf"kp""Ogoqt{"qh Grand Master Anthony T. Stafford of The Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated, Florida, Belize Central America, and Jurisdiction, Inc. (MWUGL) led a Headstone Unveiling Ceremony at the Historic Evergreen Cemetery (Woodlawn and Mt. Olive Section), Jacksonville Florida. The ceremony recognized Most Worshipful Past Grand Master John H. Dickerson, a prominent leader of Jacksonville in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He served as a Pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was President of the Jacksonville Negro Business League and the Masonic Benefit League. He was elected in 1899 as the 6th Grand Master of the MWUGL and served in this capacity through 1916. His dedication to the Masonic Fraternity and City of Jacksonville resulted in the 1913 completion of the rebuilding of the Historic MWUGL Masonic Temple located at 410 Broad Street, Jacksonville. The original Temple was destroyed in the massive fire of 3 May 1901. Past Grand Master Dickerson passed away on 14 November 1918. Services were held on 17 November 1918 at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of Jacksonville by Masonic Services and internment at Evergreen Cemetery.Congresswoman Corrine Brown testified this week in the Florida House Select Committee on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the dire importance of the Florida state legislatures willingness to accept federal Medicaid dollars. The state of Florida stands to lose $55 billion in federal funding if the state legislature fails to act on Medicaid expansion, which would cover an additional 900,000 Floridians who are currently without health insurance. It is beyond belief that Florida state House Republicans are advocating for a plan which bypasses billions of dollars in federal aid, and would cover only 130,000 Floridians, just a fraction of the 900,000 Florida citizens who are currently without health insurance,Ž said Brown. 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The funeral will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 11am at Monument House of Prayer, 3613 Turton Ave 32208 George Brown, 60 was sentenced to indefinite confinement at the Florida Civil Commitment Center in Arcadia. In 1980, he was convicted on two counts of lewd, lascivious or indecent act upon a minor child. He was said to have forced an 11year-old girl to have sex with a 13-year-old boy. When the boy refused, Brown himself sexually abused the girl. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the crime. Experts reviewing Brown's case file discovered he suffers from a personality disorder that makes him likely to engage in acts of sexual violence. Fqoguvke Xkqngpeg Jkvvkpi Jqog Rcig";Ekegn{"V{uqp"Iqkpi"vq"Dtqcf/ yc{"cv"::"[gctu"qh"Cig Rcigu"5."6 cpf"9 .Ž Cicely. Tyson, 88, is returning to Broadway this spring after a 30-year absence to star in a revival of the playThe Trip to Bountiful.Ž about an elderly woman longing to go back to her country home. 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Holy Land Trip and Shopping Experience, Saturday May 18, 2013. Price Includes: Breakfast … Bus Transportation and Ticket into the Park. Age 16 to Adults $65, Age 6 to15 $55, Pre-K to Age 8 $25. Breakfast @ 6AM@ First Samuel M.B. Church Buses will be departing from church @7:15 AM. All payments are due by May 1, 2013. For more information, call the church. Start paying on your trip now. First Samuel Missionary Baptist Church, 3333 Franklin St. Jacksonville, FL. 32206, (904) 355-4801, Alphonse Braggs Pastor. FAUST TEMPLE C.O.G.I.C., 3328 Moncrief Rd., corner of 24th & Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville, FL. Community Health Fair, Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Free screening services will include: diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, hearing, HIV, and sickle cell anemia screenings. There will be clothes givea-way and light refreshments. Representatives from Shands Jacksonville, Sams Optical, Sickle Cell Anemia, Cancer Society, Podiatry, Independent Living Resource Center and Sheriff Department. For more info, call 904353-1418. SWEETWATER CHURCH OF CHRIST COMMUNITY DAY Celebrating the grand opening of their new edifice, Saturday, April 20th, 10am 2pm. Food, fun, games, good 'ol gospel singing, and great fellowship. Worship Service, Sunday, April 21st at 9am; Sunday School, 11am; Evening Worship Service, 6pm. Blood drive, Saturday, April 27th, 10am 2pm. New address is: 7009 Wilson Blvd. Jacksonville. "Come to Sweetwater, where the gospel is preached and the water is sweet!" For more details, call 904-887 -0462. GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH of the Northside, 1880 W. Edgewood Ave., with Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr., Pastor, presents its Annual Spring Health Fair. The event occurs from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013. There will be vendors present to screen for Cholesterol, Risk for Diabetes, Hemoglobin A1C, Hypertension, BMI, Vision, Speech and Hearing and more. Education will be provided on a variety of tops such as: Safety and Crime Prevention, Domestic Abuse, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Nutrition and Healthful Cooking and Prescribed Drugs for health. Special Scholarship information will be provided to parents and teens preparing for college. The Health Fair is free and open to all. Lunch will be provided. Come join us! JACKSONVILLE, FL AIELLO, Vincent, 84, died April 9, 2013. BEDENBAUGH Arthur, 90, died April 14, 2013. BERRY, Charles Robert, 78, died April 9, 2013. BOLDEN George C., 88, died April 14, 2013. BOYETTE, Timothy Gary, 62, died April 11, 2013. BRANT Byron David, 70, died April 9, 2013. CORBIN, Hazel B., 81, died April 10, 2013. DEMACE Amy Louise, died April 8, 2013. DIXON Travis F., Sr., 74, died April 1, 2013. DOWDELL, Julia Ann, 62, died April 4, 2013. ELLIOT Willie L., 48, died April 13, 2013. EVANS, Glenn M., Sr., 96, died April 9, 2013. FUDGE Ernestine, died April 12, 2013. FULLER, Irene, died April 10, 2013. HARDY Rebecca Bateman, 98, died April 14, 2013. HARRIS Ricky, 57, died April 10, 2013. HOLLEY Brandon Shane, 40, died April 11, 2013. HOLLOMAN, William R., 63, died April 12, 2013. HUNTLEY Howard, 64, died April 12, 2013. JAMES Joseph, died April 12, 2013. JONES Alpharetta, 90, died April 10, 2013. KENDALL Gayle G., died April 13, 2013. LETIZIA, Georgia Frances, 91, died April 11, 2013. LIGHTNET, Charles, Jr., 78, died April 11, 2013. LONG Arthur, died April 9, 2013. LUCAS, Stanley Bud, died April 12, 2013. MATHIA Christine C., 68, died April 9, 2013. MAYBERRY, Faye, 51, died April 10, 2013. MAYERS, Arthur, 71, died April 10, 2013. McKINNEY Ottis Norman, 83, died April 14, 2013. MILLER Anthony C., Sr., died April 9, 2013. MOORE Esther Ruth, 91, died April 11, 2013. RYE Tommy L., 71, died April 11, 2013. SEALS, Jeff, 73, died April 11, 2013. SPENCER Patricia A., died April 7, 2013. SWEAT, Nadine Strickland, 70, died April 15, 2013. WILSON David E., 80, died April 11, 2013. WYNN Mary Alice, 92, died April 14, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS ARNOLD William Richard, Jr., 46, died April 14, 2013. NEWTON Betty A., died April 15, 2013. RANDOLPH, Melvin (Randy), 65, died April 12, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With UsŽ Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR APRIL 20, 2013 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory HourŽ Bible Study . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah JirehŽ Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ƒ..............ƒƒƒƒƒƒ..9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer...............ƒ..10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, Senior Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyŽBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.Ž Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.Ž3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339 Local Minister in Brunswick to Receive Highest Achievement Award in AtlantaAtlanta, Georgia … Rev. Kenneth Adkins of Greater Dimension Christian Fellowship in Brunswick, Georgia will be receiving the Pastor of the YearŽ Award for the State of Georgia from Harry Ross Promotions Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. He was nominated for his outstanding leadership achievement and will become the second person from the Brunswick community to receive such a distinguish award. The rossreportnews.net & Harry Ross Promotions Ministries, will sponsor its 29thAnnual Partnership, Courage, Collaboration & Leadership Achievement Awards Dinner on Sunday, April 28th. The dinner will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Airport,, 3400 Norman Berry Drive in Atlanta, Georgia at 7:30PM. Our theme is Empowering Leaders to Realize Their Dream.Ž I am overjoyed with my being chosen as Pastor of the YearŽ from such a great State,Ž said Rev. Kenneth Adkins. This is not an award that I went seeking, yet I know that through my strong faith in God, this is something He feels I deserve at this time in my life. I will go to Atlanta on Sunday, April 28th and join leaders from six States in saying thank you to the group that selected me as one of ten {10} honorees. Rev. Adkins has a vision of the church becoming a Center of EmpowermentŽ for the socially and economically disadvantaged in South Georgia. Here are many of his involvements in the community: €Free Community Clothing Giveaway program; €Honored the Education, Law Enforcement and Military communities with special services; €Given school supplies to school bashes for over 5000 children in Glynn County from disadvantages backgrounds; € Hosted community summits focusing on Taking Back the Streets;Ž € Has fed over 5,000 families in his Thanksgiving in the HoodŽ Program; € Has given food, clothes, and toys to well over 7000 families in his Christmas in the HoodŽ Program; € Assisted families who were facing eviction by facilitating a contract between the families and a large corporation by negotiating moving expenses, financial planning, and relocation services; € Founded Teens with Dreams,Ž a teen outreach program; € Assisted over 450 ex-offenders find employment; and, € Owns and operates five businesses that employ exclusively exoffenders; Since 1980, rossreportnews.net, Harry Ross Promotions & Ministries have honored over two hundred & thirty-eight {238}citizens for their outstanding contributions in target communities of Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Maryland, Mississippi and Georgia. The time is now that we pay a tribute to his dedicated leadership. His commitment and service deserves special attention. Our leaders exemplify leadership and commitment as peacemakers and 21st century visionary leader in America,Ž said Dr. Harry Ross. They are outstanding citizens from of Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Maryland, Mississippi and Georgia. For further information about the Leadership Awards Dinner, please call or e-mail Dr. Harry L. Ross, Publisher of the rossreportnews2.net for the annual dinner, tel.{404} 423-8006; hross3670@prodigy.net: for more information about the Publisher, see the publications website at www.rossreportnews2.net Rev. Kenneth AdkinsCROWNS By Regina Taylor Jacksonville, FL-Stage Aurora presents the hit musical CROWNS for Mothers Day May 10-12 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall located at 5188 Norwood Avenue inside the Gateway Town Center. Crowns is the stand-up-and-testify musical written by Regina Taylor. Its a soul-stirring tribute to the relationship between women and their unique fussy, furry, feathery, fierce, funny, and flamboyant hats. CROWNS is also based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. The story focuses on Yolanda, a young Brooklyn girl, who is sent down South to stay with her grandmother, encounters her grandmother and her grandmother's friends in the rituals of HAT preparation for fun and going to Sunday church service! The talented cast features Tarra Jones, Staci Anderson, Monique Ellis, Dee Dee Ellis, Candace E. Crump, Brendy Merricks, Victoria Canady, Teresa Smith, Kai Smith, and Marc Curtis Little as Man. The production is steered by Stage Aurora Founder Darryl Reuben Hall with Jason Alexander as Musical Director and Sade Casper as Choreographer. Performances are as follows: Friday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices are as follows: $20.00/ Advance and $25/Door; Seniors (65+) and Students (18 and under) $15 at the door ONLY. All must show proper I. D. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketleap.com, Brothers 2000 in Gateway Town Center (904) 768-6004 (Advance tickets ONLY in Cash); or b y calling the Stage Aurora Box Office at (904) 765-7372 or (904) 765-7373.

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MASONIC NEWS APRIL20, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 4 The morning was breath taking as the young Robert r. Pettiford Council #1 opened the program with the parade of colors. After the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of Lift Every Voice and Sing, and prayer, the members were shocked to hear Knight Torrell Brooks, age 11, recite President Obama's entire 2013 Inauguration speech. Even though this was the 143rd Annual Communication of The Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge Ancient and Honorable Fraternity Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated of Floridam Belize, Central America & Its Jurisdiction Incorporated, the event was attended by Grand Masters and members from all over the United States as well as France and African countries such as Ivory Coast and Kenya, who decided to be a part of this organization. The organization was welcomed to Jacksonville by City Councilman Reginald Brown, Owner of the Florida and Georgia Star, Clara McLaughlin and Crime Analyst for Channel 4, Kenneth Jefferson. Dr. Kirk E. Gavin of Florida A&M University provided the inspirational message. And the came the exciting part when Charles Maxwell presented the scholarships, with final words and presentations by Sister Patricia Stafford, Grand Worthy Matron and Anthony T. Stafford, Most Worshipful Grand Master. With these awardees, the lodge will have about $50,000 of funds going to students this year. To date all of the students have a GPA of 3.4 and above. This year's students, Whitney Bledsoe has a GPA of 3.4.107 and Wade Collier has a GPA of 3.26. The Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge Appeals to and Help Our Youth Reggie Brown Clara McLaughlin Ken Jefferson Dr. Gavin Mr. Maxwell Male recipient with mother and Grand Master Recipient Bledsoe with Grand Worthy Matron & Grandfather Grand Master with Jordin Chandler, Grand Master Knight of the Fred M. Moore Grand Council Knights of Pythagoras with his deputy and new inductee Knights

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MASONIC NEWS APRIL20, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Photos by Emmett Kater As the 143rd Communication launched, it was clear that the Masonic members were going to have a resourceful week. There were many activities, including meetings, shopping, luncheons, contests, crowning, inductions, church and the always prayer filled memorial service. Gospel Concert The gospel concert was awesome and feature the Live Oak Masonic Chorus, God's Appointed, First Missionary Baptist of Fernandina, andThe Sons of Gospel from Miami. Keeping in line with his commitment a donation of $10,000 was given to The Sickle Cell Foundation of Florida. 2013 Annual Memorial Service Music was provided by St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Jacksonville. Those Who Have Been Called From Labor to Reward were recognized. The numbers are below. Grand Lodge 31 Order of Eastern Stars 22 Holy Royal Arch Masons 5 Heroines of Jericho 19 Royal and Select Masters 2 Circle of Perfection 1 Knights Templar Masons 3 Heroine Temple Crusaders 2 Priory 1 Scottish Rite Masons 7 Order of the Golden Circles 2 Vera Johnson passed the day before. She was 98 Nobles of the Mystic Shrine 12 Knights of Pythagoras 2 The speaker of the hour was Rev. Clarence Williams, pastor of Greater Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Petersburg, FL. Must be 18 or older to play. Play responsibly. 2013 Florida Lottery”alottery.comTwenty-“ve billion dollars in 25 years. We couldnt be prouder of this amazing milestone. We have exceeded our wildest expectations, forever changed the future of Florida education and, in doing so, have helped more of our kids realize their dreams. And we owe this all to you. Thank you for supporting the Lottery and sharing our vision for a brighter future. And the best part is, were just getting started! Just Imagine u s J magin magine tI t I s e e v “ y t n e w T Tw e t s e d l i w our 5 n 2 s i r a l l o n d o i l l i b v e or f s on i t a t c e p x e n d l u o e c W s r a e 5 y u f he t d e hang c er v h f t r o e d u o r e p t b  n d e a d ori l F f o e ur t ug o t s e l i g m n i z a m s a i h o d n i and on i t a d uc e c x e e v a e h W e n o e p l he e v ha o s ng i o d e d e e e or m d e y. r e t t o l a ”m co e r s d i k our f o o n f o i s i r v u o s am e r d r i he t e z i l a e e r u t u r f e t h g i r r a b s i h t e w o e w nd A s r a t p s e e b h d t n A e hank T ou y o t l l a s t e t g s u e j r  e w s t i r o r t e d l r o 8 o e 1 t b us Mn g i t or p p u s or f ou y d! e t r a t g s n i t l 3 F 1 0 2 y l b i s n o sp e y r a l P y a l o p s and y er t t o L he t g t o a L d i r oy r teng hari s Grand Guild Heroines of the Templar Crusades Jurisdiction of Florida & Bahamas The Crowning Mason of the year 2013 G. Henry George Williams 33 Past Master Royal Matron Taray Davis Royal Grand Perfeet Matron an d Russell Alexander Earl Sr. Grand Court Ladies of the circle of Perfection Henry Simmons Past Grand Master, Bishop Lorenzo Hall, Sir Knight Henry Puyol Right Eminent Grand Commander, Most Worshipful Grand Mastre Anthony T. Stafford Grand Master, Princess Faye W. Moreland 8th Grand Princess Captain International Deputy for Florida, and Cleveland Morley Deputy Eminent Grand Commander Oggvkpiu Ogoqtkcn"Ugtxkeg Tgx0"Enctgpeg"Yknnkcou."cdqxg L-R: Miranda Washington, First Lady Althea Stafford,, Anita Simmons, all of Valentine Chapter #12 OESVjg"Ikxkpi A check for $10,000.00 was presented by Grand Master Stafford to the Florida Sickle Cell Foundation. L-R: Samuel King, Senior Grand Warden-California, Douglas Jones, Most Worshipful Grand Master-Georgia, Sanford Culmer, Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bahamas, Mayor of Kingsland Ga., Anthony T. Stafford, Most Worshipful Grand Master-Florida, Gardner Torrance, Most Worshipful Grand Master-Washington L-R: Juan Cox, Grand State Loyal Lady Ruler, Tara Y. Davis, Royal Grand Perfect Matron, Patricia A. Stafford, Grand Worthy Matron, Sicle Cell Rep., Anthony T. Stafford, Most Worshipful Grand Master, Henry Puyol, Right Eminent CommanderVjg"cwfkgpeg

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PAGE8 THESTAR APRIL20, 2013By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star For many, the thought of violence against women conjures up images of decapitated females tossed by roadsides in Mexico, youngsters being sold in brothels in Asia or sisters in Africa being tortured in war ravaged villages. Few think of the professionally dressed women right here in America who take their time to slowly walk up stairs because of broken ribs or plaster on makeup at kids sporting events to hide marks. For a brief time, I personally knew how to put on an Oscar-worthy performance in public to mask the emotional scars while wearing a lacefront wig to cover the spot where my hair had been pulled from my head a few nights before. Right in our cities, at the cubicle next to us, across the street and even down the hallway in our own homes, our friends, colleagues and even daughters are victims of domestic violence. Sure its easy to say just walk away and leave the relationship. But when you live with someone you love, its easier to find fault in yourself and justify reasons when people try to encourage you to get out. Its not very easy for women, especially those with children, or even those who are from a different state or country. My wakeup call took some time but with few Brunswick residents who made it their business to ask questions, and a few sessions with the wonderful people at Amity House, I was able to begin a road to recovery that took over two long, hard, depressing years to try to come to terms with. My story is not isolate and yet, there are woman who would consider what I went through as minor in comparison to their incidents. Survivor Linda Morton considers herself lucky to be alive after she ended up in hospital. I am proof that after a dramatic event occurs in life, life still, in fact, goes on,Ž she says looking at the photos she took to document her abuse she suffered at age 29. I am still finding healing, still learning and still accomplishing. Im a survivor.Ž On November 29, 2012, my ex boyfriend tried to kill me because I was putting him out of my home,Ž she says looking over a graphic image she shared with our newspaper. I still have bumps, bruises and scars but I'm healed and God is still good. I have let what happened to me stand in my way, but I realize it's not my fault, and I have no control of what others do. I sat and thought about how many women actually live past this experience, and as I see the numbers, I am truly blessed. So if I have one thing to tell readers and women in general who are being abused, it is Ladies, stop blaming yourself and push everyday to accomplish your goals and dreams. It can be done.Ž Practicing what shes preaching Morton is pursuing her own dreams. Shes raising funds to broaden her horizons and discover herself and the world around her. She hopes to travel to China to teach English as a foreign language while she learns Mandarin. And yet again, there are women who have not been abused but dedicate their lives to helping women get out of such situations through awareness, knowing the resources available and helping them recover. Atlanta-based social worker Charessa Saunders dedicates her career and her off time to women and on April 30th, shes using her Table Talk Series to help women find their feet and learn to stand again via the Womens Resource Center to end domestic violence. After the tragedy, some women leave their situations with absolutely nothing but the clothes on their back,Ž she explained. This month we are overjoyed to have a representative from this nonprofit to speak. Another thing we are doing is collecting business clothing to help support the organization this month. Its so important to make that start in the road to independence and recovery. So if you cant bring gently used clothing, then please consider donating three dollars, which is really nothing, to the cause.Ž For more information visit www.thetabletalkseries.com and call (912) 264-4357 for Amity House, or visit www.amityhouse-gccc.com Domestic Violence At The Forefront Locally And Regionally International award-winning gospel artist, Luther Barnes Wings of Faith Bible College and the Historic Roxy Center will be hosting a Concert and Revival intertnational award-winning gospel artist Rev. Luther Barnes. The four day revival runs from Wednesday May 29 Friday May 31, 2013 at 7:30pm nightly. On Saturday June, 1 the event will climax with Barnes performing some of his well known hits. It is such a blessing to live in and be a part of this great corner of the world knows as Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia,Ž said a spokesperson for the group. For innumerable years e have enjoyed being dubbed as one of the most beautiful and pleasant places on the planet. To dismay of us all, this pristine reputation has been somewhat tarnished by some recent tragic events which have sadden us, and have to an excessive extent, divided. Such pain pushes the concerned and caring among us to unite to work for the restoration and preservation of the beauty and peace for which we have been and should continue to be known.Ž Sponsors for the event include the Florida Star & Georgia Star News. plus B.O.R.D. International Network. For further information and sponsorship please contact Bishop Vincent Williams (912)399-7538 & Burnell Williams (912)223-0776.Star Sponsors Unity In The Community Event and RevivalBefore and after photos of survivor Linda Morton Below: Charessa Sawyer in Atlanta is social worker by day and Savvy Event Table Talk planner by night, bringing awareness to domestic violence Judge Wants Teens In Baby Murder To Have Trial Before End Of The YearŽ By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star If Judge Stephen Kelley has his way, the 17 and 15 yearold Brunswick teens charged in connection to the death of one year-old Antonio Santiago will have their trial before the year is out. De'Marquise Elkins, 17, and Dominique Lang, 15, are both being charged as adults in the crime which sent the seaside community to the top of national headlines. The toddler was shot in the head while sitting in his stroller during what has been called an attempted robberyŽ. With Georgia law prohibiting the death penalty to persons charged with crimes before age 18, prosecutors will not be able to seek the death penalty. However, if convicted, both teens could face life in prison. Elkins is indicted on nine counts, including malice murder, as he was identified as the one who pulled the trigger. Meanwhile. Langs seven counts include felony murder, as an accomplice. Additionally, Elkins has been charged in a shooting and robbery attempt that occured almost two weeks before this incident. He is said to be responsible for shooting a Hispanic male in the arm while demanding cash and a cellphone with the same .22 caliber gun used to kill the baby. Langs attorney Kimberly L. Copeland said on Tuesday that she believes her client is "more of a witness than a defendant."

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PAGE 6 THE STAR APRIL 20, 2013 Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this ar ea. Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Damani Brown Age: 17 Weight: 170 lbs Last seen: 3/19/13 Name: Lashonda Battle Age: 14 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 3/22/13 Name: Jalen Everett Age: 17 Weight: 250 lbs Last seen: 2/11/13 Name: JasmineMcCall Age: 16 Weight: 190 lbs Last seen: 2/19/13MOSTWANTED Name: Marquitta Brown Offense: Organized Fraud Name: Valerie L. Brown Offense: Flee from Police with Boat Name: Melvin Craig Brown Offense: Aggravated Battery on Pregnant Victim Be of Help to Others! REDUCING VIOLENCE € Look for ways to settle arguments and disagreements without violence. Remember: if you resort to violence to settle disputes, a child may well follow your example. Be a good role model. € Use good manners to help ease tensions that can lead to violence. Teach kids that showing respect for themselves and for the needs of others can prevent crime. € Report crimes and suspicious activities to police; agree to testify when necessary. If you want to live in a safe community, stand up for what you believe in. € Dont support illegal activities, like buying stolen property or using illegal drugs. Its the wrong message to send to a child, and it involves you in criminal activity. It also encourages more crime that hurts you and your neighbors. HELPING VICTIMS OF CRIMES € Dont blame the victim or tell him or her not to be upset, angry, or afraid. Be a comfort and do what you can to ease the situation. € If the victim hasnt told the police, offer to help with a report. € Offer to help the victim repair damage from a crime, replace a windowpane, install a new lock, replace important papers or help with day-to-day needs like transportation, baby-sitting, and cooking. € Be willing to just sit and listen to the victim talk about the crime. It can help some victims to talk, although others will not want to. Dont try to make a victim talk if he or she does not want to! € Ask your local police about victims counseling and support groups in the area, and encourage the victim to take part. € Ask what you can do to help in the future, and make it a point to get back in touch. WHEN WITNESSING A CRIME € If you witness a crime or activity that seems unusual your first instinct may be to call for help and that is exactly what you should do. Surprisingly, many people dont follow their instincts out of fear of getting involved, sounding silly, appearing overly suspicious or being identified. € When placing the call, let the operator control the conversation. He or she will know the questions to ask and may likely be filling out a report that will help dispatch the police as quickly as possible. € Stay on the line until the police arrive or until the operator tells you to hang up. € Stay calm and concentrate on relating important details that will be most helpful to police. € The most important thing to remember when witnessing a crime is your own safety. Stay calm and try to get police assistance to the victim as soon as possible. Remember the golden rule: If you see something, say something. Safety Man Throws Dog into Dumpster and Leaves it to Die At approximately 12:48 pm, police were approached by a mab stating that there was a dog in the dumpster near an apartment complex. When they approached the dumpster, they saw a small, brown dog at the bottom that was covered with trash, but still breathing. Animal Services was called to the scene and removed the dog that was dehydrated and already covered with maggots. As they were evaluating the dog, they discovered that it was a chow type mix breed named Bear. A female witness came stating that she had seen a man walking the dog the night before at approximately 9:30 pm and that the dog appeared to be in good health. At 11:00 pm, she saw the same white male throw a black trash bag into the dumpster with something furry hanging out of it. As deputies were speaking to the witness, John Michael Tickle came outside and spontaneously stated that he had thrown the dog into the dumpster because it was dead.Ž Tickle was arrested at the scene and is being charged with a felony count of cruelty to animals. The dog was removed from the scene by Animal Services and was euthanized due to the dog's poor physical state. Michael Tickle Murder Suspect Arrested for Stabbing Incident A suspect wanted for murder was arrested a day after the stabbing took place. At 12:39 p.m., police responded to where male victim, 20year-old Keema Gooding, had been stabbed by a known subject, identified as 19-year-old Walter Hart III. Police say earlier in the day, a vehicle that Gooding was driving was hit by Harts vehicle. According to detectives, after the crash, Gooding, his girlfriend, and some other friends went to a location where there was an exchange of words among Gooding and Hart with his group. Hart pulled out a knife and plunged it into Goodings chest. Gooding was then driven by friends to a hospital. Medical personnel attempted to stabilize Goodings injuries and he was transferred to a trauma center at another hospital. Gooding was pronounced dead at 2:11 p.m. Detectives developed leads the next morning after the incident that led them to several locations.When they arrived at a specific address around 1 a.m., a woman answered the door and purposely tried to stall the detectives. The suspect, Hart, then bolted out the back door of the house and attempted to flee. Hart was immediately apprehended with the assistance of a police dog. Hart was taken to the hospital for medical clearance and taken to jail where he now faces one count of second-degree murder and resisting arrest with violence charges. Seatbelt Violation Leads to Drug Charges A man was arrested after a traffic stop that lead to the discovery of drugs. A traffic stop was conducted on a beige Ford Crown Victoria. The traffic stop was initiated due to the driver not wearing a seatbelt, which resulted in the arrest of Felix Jordan, 43. The deputy issued Jordan a warning for the seatbelt violation and was then asked if he had any weapons, drugs or contraband inside the vehicle. Jordan answered no and then gave consent to search his vehicle. The deputy immediately located a prescription pill bottle which had the label removed. Located in the pill bottle were one hundred and sixty (160) Oxycodone 30mg pills. Jordan was then placed under arrest and charged with possession of controlled substance, trafficking in controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia. Jordan was later released on $28,500 bond. Police advise to those that witness illegal drug activity to please report it to police. By doing so, you are doing a service to the community and the safety of others. Walter Hart Felix Jordan Man Steals from Past Workplace A man was arrested after burglarizing a business where he use to work along with his girlfriend. Police say 26year-old Kevin John Mathews name came up as a former employee of the targeted business. He was said to have had quit within the past few months and lived only a short distance from the business. Detectives noticed that Mathews physical description was similar to that of the suspect seen in the surveillance video. Detectives went to Mathews residence to speak with him and ultimately met with both him and 28-yearold Danielle Renee Munson, his girlfriend. Mathews and Munson agreed to follow them back to the Detectives office. After Mathews and Munson left the residence, another roommate allowed detectives access to other areas of the home, where they located bottles of Crown Royal liquor consistent with the liquor taken from business. They also saw clothing that was similar to what was worn by the suspect in the video. After obtaining a search warrant for the residence and for Munsons vehicle, detectives recovered clothing, a large amount of coins, several money envelopes with the address of the business imprinted on them and a crushed Crown Royal Black box. Based upon the evidence recovered and statements received in the case, detectives arrested both Kevin Mathews and Danielle Munson Kevin is facing charges of burglary, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of burglary tools, grand theft, wearing a mask or hood and violation of probation. He is being held without bond. Danielle Munson is facing charges of burglary and grand theft. She was being held on $5,000 bond. Kevin Matthews Danielle Munson

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Preseason:Jaguars To Face Dolphins APRIL 20, 2013 THESTAR PAGE9 The first time the Jacksonville Jaguars will take the field for a game under new head coach Gus Bradley will be against the Miami Dolphins at EverBank Field in the teams preseason opener. The game is expected to be played the week of August 8-10. The dates and kickoff times of all four games are yet to be determined, but the Jaguars will play at the New York Jets and host the Philadelphia Eagles in the second and third weeks of the preseason before closing out on the road at the Atlanta Falcons. The final preseason game will likely be played on or around August. 29. By Seth Dolan The Jacksonville Giants defeated the North Dallas Vandals tonight, 110-109, to sweep the best-of-three ABA Championship series and win their second consecutive ABA Title. Jermaine Bell led all in scoring with 23 points to go along with 9 rebounds. Guards Ed Horton and Currye Todd both scored 22 points in the Giants winning effort. Djibri Thiam led the North Dallas Vandals in scoring with 21 points. Chas McFarland added 11 points and 12 rebounds. The Vandals took a 1 point lead into the second quarter 2120. Behind the Giants tenacious defense and hot shooting took a 58-41 Giants lead into half. After taking a 21 point lead in the third quarter, the Giants went scoreless the first five and a half minutes of the 4th quarter while the Vandals went on a 17 point run where they tied the game at 93. Anthony Jackson hit a 3-point shot with 1:45 remaining to give the Giants a 1-point lead 108-107. Down by one with three and a half seconds remaining the Vandals had an opportunity to win the game. Forward Djibril Thiam shot a two point basket just after time expired, and although the shot went in, the refs had determined he had released the ball after time expired. Giants Ed Horton and Currye Todd were named to the ABA Final 4 Team. Giants Guard Tony Hooper was named 2013 Final Four MVP. The Giants won the first game in the series, 85-84, on Saturday, April 13th, at UNF ARENA. The Giants have now won consecutive ABA titles after sweeping the South Carolina Warriors last season in St. Petersburg, FL. Jermaine Bell, Currye Todd, Anthony Jackson and Matt Fields are the only members of both Championship teams. This is the Giants 2nd ABA Championship in 3 years of existence. The Giants are now 4-0 in ABA Championship games. BACKTOBACKCHAMPIONSHIPSFORGIANTS

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INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 8089137 STANTON GALA The 7th Annual Stanton Alumni Gala, a semi-formal affair, will be held at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive on June 22, 2013. For tickets and more information, contact Chairman Kenneth Reddick at 764-8795 or kwreddick@comcast.net The 7th Stanton Alumni Gala Planning Meetings the current class leaders of Old Stanton, New Stanton, and Stanton Vocational High Schools met Monday, April 8th at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street, to discuss plans for the 7th Stanton Alumni Gala, June 22, 2013. Subsequent meetings are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at Bethel on May 13th and June 10th. Representatives from all classes are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Charman, Kenneth Reddick at 764-8795 or kwreddick@comcast.net Fashion Show to Give Women Pride, Self-Worth On Thursday, April 25 at 7:00p.m., the female students of City Rescue Missions LifeBuilders program will have an opportunity to embrace their self-worth during the annual Metamorphosis Fashion Show at the 426 S. McDuff Ave. Campus. Each year this event allows the women served by City Rescue Mission the chance to embrace their value in the world and in Christ and remember how beautiful they are inside and out. Bamboo Studios is donating hair and make-up services, allowing the ladies to transform into someone they rarely get to be. The clothes are provided specifically for this Fashion Show from donations within the community, along with shoes and jewelry. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. prior to the Fashion Show event. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door the evening of the show. Guests will also have the opportunity to shop at the CRM Boutique, set up especially for this event. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Princess Evans at (904) 421-5184 or pevans@crmjax.org Summer Health & Safety Fair Saturday, May 4, 2013* 1747 Baptist Clay Drive, Fleming Island, 10 am … 1 pm. (In case of severe weather, rain date is Sunday, May 5, noon to 3 pm). The public is invited to the Open House and Dedication of the Baptist Clay Medical Campus, where Baptist Health leadership and local officials will participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony and offer remarks. The second annual free Indo-American Medical Association (IAMA) of Northeast Florida Health Fair will be held Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Wyndham Downtown Jacksonville Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive. Free screenings will include high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol (please come without eating breakfast), prostate screening, cardiac evaluation including echocardiogram and carotid Doppler testing, eye exams, dental screening, podiatry (foot) screening and education, nutrition counseling, women's health screening, arthritis and osteoporosis evaluation and mobile mammography. The mobile mammography must be scheduled ahead o f time. Call 904-308-3780 to schedule. Teens N Transition are now accepting youths from ages 13-19 for our FREE music, vocal and praise dancing lessons in preparation for our upcoming concert Aug. 3, 2013. You may visit our website at www.teensntransition.com and/or call us at (904) 333-5040 to schedule an interview. Mayor Alvin Brown will host his Interfaith Breakfast on May 20 at 8:00 a.m., to be held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St. 32204. The breakfast, featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potters House of Dallas, will focus on the theme  Faith, Family and Friends .Ž Earth Day Downtown Clean-up Celebrate Earth Day this year by lending a hand to keep our urban core beautiful. Gloves, trash bags and other clean-up supplies will be provided. April 20th from 8-10 a.m. Meet at The Jacksonville Landing front steps. THE NEW STANTON CLASS OF 1969 MONTHL Y MINIREUNIONS! THIS MONTH WE WILL BOW L AND COMPETE WITH MATTHEW W. GILBERT CLASS OF 1969ƒITS OKAYƒ YOU DONT BOWLƒ COME ANYWAY & JOIN THE FUNƒ CLASSMATES YOU HAVE NOT SEENƒFOR MORE INFORMATION CALL JACKIE GLOVERŽ LINDSEY (904) 751-4723. 50 YEAR HISTORICAL CELEBRATION DUVA L MEDICAL CENTER (DMG), UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, SHANDS HOSPITAL. RETIREE LUNCHEON ALL PAST & PRESENT EMPLOYEES ARE INVITED. SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2013 2:00PM, AT BONOS BANQUET ROOM, 5903 NORWOOD AVENUE. TO RSVP, CALL (904) 356-4888. THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND 50 YEAR HISTORICAL CELEBRATION! SEE YOU THERE! The 37th Annual Pioneer Days Festival is just aroun d the corner. Be sure to mark the dates, April 27th and 28th on your calendar and make plans to attend this fun an d exciting event. Along with the usual features of Arts an d Craft vendors, a great Food Court, Heritage Village, Kids Korral, Shoot-Out Re-enactments and live entertainment, this year we will have the Seminole Indian Dance Circle, a special Railroad history display, a Business Expo an d much more. Come to High Springs on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th and join in the fun! For more information see our website, www.highsprings.com., o r call 386-454-3120 HUMAN HEALTH New Business Notice is hereby given that Fredrick M. Hollimon Jr. desiring to do business as, Hollimons Financial Group. Located 5327 Timaquana Rd. unit #173 Jacksonville,FL 32210 (Duval County.) It is the intent of the undersign to register Hollimons Financial Group with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations Dated April 30, 2013. Notice is hereby given that Phyllis J. Walker, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Educational Systems Development Consulting Services, intends to register said name with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations, Tallahassee, Florida. Business to be conducted in Florida. FICTITIOUS NAMES Luis Martinez will be hiring 74 temporary farm workers. Needed from 5-17-13 through 7-30-13 @ 40 Hours per week. Duties include: harvesting squash, cucumbers, watermelons. 1 month of field work required. Wage is $9.78 per hr. or the prevailing wage rate. Guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expense provided with completion of 50% of the work contract. INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 8086130 Assistant Property Manager Responsible,under the direction of the Property Manager, for all phases of the property operations, and to act as main point of contact in the absence of the Property Manager. Performs a variety of administrative/clerical duties and has primary responsibility for the collection and post of all income due to the property. Demonstrates knowledge of Fair Housing and other legal issues and local ordinances as they affect the propertys operations. (p.gingrich@aol.com ) CARRIE UNDERWOOD THIS SATURDAY TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! "The Blown Away Tour" with special guest Hunter Hayes. The donation of $1 from each ticket sold will support Red Cross disaste r relief. 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We provided free childcare and free booth rent so she could get herself together. When she came to us, she was using cocaine, taking ecstasy pills and smoking weed like a Navajo Indian. She stole from our shop, left us, went to Atlanta and then came back and begged us for a second chance; which I gave her. On the day she secretly and illegally filmed the video, was the same day in which I fired one of the barbers in our shop for selling marijuana in the parking lot of our campus, in which she was also sitting in the car during the transaction, but stated she was not involved. While conducting our required private life skills session, she secretly and illegally filmed me being "street with street folks" that had been sent to me via probation and parole that I was attempting to help. The filmed conversation, although was real, raw, relevant, and redemptive, was part of a lesson designed to motivate them from where their life was to where I believed God wanted them to be. The conversation started with me using language that they understood, but ended with me using the language of salvation and with them giving their life to God. India Campbell did not film that part. She left our shop two days later and sold the footage to a Brunswick Police officer for some door signs for her van and some business cards for her business. The Brunswick Police officer then took the copied DVDS and gave them to all the Black leaders, including Walter McNeely and Robert Griffin, who then spread them around to the leaders in the Brunswick community, and the rest is history.Sent from my iPad in response to last weeks article.KPUKFG<"IKCPVU"WRFCVGUUgg"Rcig" ;."Urqtvu< Lcemuqpxknng"Jcu"C Ejcorkqpujkr Lciu"Rtgugcuqp Icogu"TgxgcngfDtwpuykem"Rcuvqt"Tgurqpfu Rtgukfgpv"Qdcoc<"$Vjg"Cogtkecp"Rgqrng"Tghwug"vq"dg"Vgttqtk|gf$ Eqpitguuyqocp"Eqttkpg"Dtqyp"Vguvkhkgu"kp Vcnncjcuugg"qp"Etkvkecn"Korqtvcpeg"qh" Ogfkeckf"Gzrcpukqp""""" Ugtxkeg"Jgnf"kp""Ogoqt{"qh Grand Master Anthony T. 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Past Grand Master Dickerson passed away on 14 November 1918. Services were held on 17 November 1918 at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of Jacksonville by Masonic Services and internment at Evergreen Cemetery.Congresswoman Corrine Brown testified this week in the Florida House Select Committee on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the dire importance of the Florida state legislatures willingness to accept federal Medicaid dollars. The state of Florida stands to lose $55 billion in federal funding if the state legislature fails to act on Medicaid expansion, which would cover an additional 900,000 Floridians who are currently without health insurance. It is beyond belief that Florida state House Republicans are advocating for a plan which bypasses billions of dollars in federal aid, and would cover only 130,000 Floridians, just a fraction of the 900,000 Florida citizens who are currently without health insurance,Ž said Brown. 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We provided free childcare and free booth rent so she could get herself together. When she came to us, she was using cocaine, taking ecstasy pills and smoking weed like a Navajo Indian. She stole from our shop, left us, went to Atlanta and then came back and begged us for a second chance; which I gave her. On the day she secretly and illegally filmed the video, was the same day in which I fired one of the barbers in our shop for selling marijuana in the parking lot of our campus, in which she was also sitting in the car during the transaction, but stated she was not involved. While conducting our required private life skills session, she secretly and illegally filmed me being "street with street folks" that had been sent to me via probation and parole that I was attempting to help. The filmed conversation, although was real, raw, relevant, and redemptive, was part of a lesson designed to motivate them from where their life was to where I believed God wanted them to be. The conversation started with me using language that they understood, but ended with me using the language of salvation and with them giving their life to God. India Campbell did not film that part. She left our shop two days later and sold the footage to a Brunswick Police officer for some door signs for her van and some business cards for her business. The Brunswick Police officer then took the copied DVDS and gave them to all the Black leaders, including Walter McNeely and Robert Griffin, who then spread them around to the leaders in the Brunswick community, and the rest is history.Sent from my iPad in response to last weeks article.KPUKFG<"IKCPVU"WRFCVGUUgg"Rcig" ;."Urqtvu< Lcemuqpxknng"Jcu"C Ejcorkqpujkr Lciu"Rtgugcuqp Icogu"TgxgcngfDtwpuykem"Rcuvqt"Tgurqpfu Rtgukfgpv"Qdcoc<"$Vjg"Cogtkecp"Rgqrng"Tghwug"vq"dg"Vgttqtk|gf$President Obama went to the Brady Press Briefing Room to update Americans on developments in Boston, following two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. "We continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens, and to investigate and to respond to this attack," the President said in a televised address. ...We know that two explosions gravely wounded dozens of Americans, and took the lives of others, including a 8-year-old boy. "This was a heinous and cowardly act. And given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism. Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror. The President assured the American people that while it will take time to determine what happened, "we will find whoever harmed our citizens. And we will bring them to justice." "if you want to know who we are, what America is, how we respond to evil -thats it. Selflessly. Compassionately. Unafraid." Eqpitguuyqocp"Eqttkpg"Dtqyp"Vguvkhkgu"kp Vcnncjcuugg"qp"Etkvkecn"Korqtvcpeg"qh" Ogfkeckf"Gzrcpukqp""""" Ugtxkeg"Jgnf"kp""Ogoqt{"qhGrand Master Anthony T. Stafford of The Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated, Florida, Belize Central America, and Jurisdiction, Inc. (MWUGL) led a Headstone Unveiling Ceremony at the Historic Evergreen Cemetery (Woodlawn and Mt. Olive Section), Jacksonville Florida. The ceremony recognized Most Worshipful Past Grand Master John H. Dickerson, a prominent leader of Jacksonville in the late 1800s and early 1900s. He served as a Pastor in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was President of the Jacksonville Negro Business League and the Masonic Benefit League. He was elected in 1899 as the 6th Grand Master of the MWUGL and served in this capacity through 1916. His dedication to the Masonic Fraternity and City of Jacksonville resulted in the 1913 completion of the rebuilding of the Historic MWUGL Masonic Temple located at 410 Broad Street, Jacksonville. The original Temple was destroyed in the massive fire of 3 May 1901. Past Grand Master Dickerson passed away on 14 November 1918. Services were held on 17 November 1918 at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of Jacksonville by Masonic Services and internment at Evergreen Cemetery.Congresswoman Corrine Brown testified this week in the Florida House Select Committee on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the dire importance of the Florida state legislatures willingness to accept federal Medicaid dollars. The state of Florida stands to lose $55 billion in federal funding if the state legislature fails to act on Medicaid expansion, which would cover an additional 900,000 Floridians who are currently without health insurance. It is beyond belief that Florida state House Republicans are advocating for a plan which bypasses billions of dollars in federal aid, and would cover only 130,000 Floridians, just a fraction of the 900,000 Florida citizens who are currently without health insurance, said Brown. She added that the new federal Medicaid dollars would support approximately 71,300 new jobs across all sectors of Floridas economy, and would increase economic activity in Florida by $8.9 Billion by 2016. Clearly, said Xkqngpv"Ugz" Rtgfcvqt" EqphkpgfNqecn"Tcrrgt"Mknngf"Kp Itwguqog"CeekfgpvAspiring rapper Norman Spalding, 26 was killed last weekend when a pickup truck drove in the path of his motorcycle in Jacksonville. The young man was thrown from the motorcycle and hit by several vehicles. Four other accidents occurred as a result of this initial event. The tragedy occurred at the intersection of U.S. 1 northbound and the I-95 entrance ramp (MLK). The viewing for Norman "2na" Spaulding will be held at T.S.Warden Funeral Home, Friday, April 19 from 5pm to 7pm. The address is 810 W.44th St. 32208. The funeral will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 11am at Monument House of Prayer, 3613 Turton Ave 32208 George Brown, 60 was sentenced to indefinite confinement at the Florida Civil Commitment Center in Arcadia. In 1980, he was convicted on two counts of lewd, lascivious or indecent act upon a minor child. He was said to have forced an 11year-old girl to have sex with a 13-year-old boy. When the boy refused, Brown himself sexually abused the girl. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the crime. Experts reviewing Brown's case file discovered he suffers from a personality disorder that makes him likely to engage in acts of sexual violence. Fqoguvke Xkqngpeg Jkvvkpi Jqog Rcig";Ekegn{"V{uqp"Iqkpi"vq"Dtqcf/ yc{"cv"::"[gctu"qh"CigRcigu"5."6 cpf"9. Cicely. Tyson, 88, is returning to Broadway this spring after a 30-year absence to star in a revival of the playThe Trip to Bountiful. about an elderly woman longing to go back to her country home. 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Holy Land Trip and Shopping Experience, Saturday May 18, 2013. Price Includes: Breakfast Bus Transportation and Ticket into the Park. Age 16 to Adults $65, Age 6 to15 $55, Pre-K to Age 8 $25. Breakfast @ 6AM@ First Samuel M.B. Church. Buses will be departing from church @7:15 AM. All payments are due by May 1, 2013. For more information, call the church. Start paying on your trip now. First Samuel Missionary Baptist Church, 3333 Franklin St. Jacksonville, FL. 32206, (904) 355-4801, Alphonse Braggs Pastor. FAUST TEMPLE C.O.G.I.C., 3328 Moncrief Rd., corner of 24th & Moncrief Rd., Jacksonville, FL. Community Health Fair, Saturday, April 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Free screening services will include: diabetes, cholesterol, blood pressure, vision, hearing, HIV, and sickle cell anemia screenings. There will be clothes givea-way and light refreshments. Representatives from Shands Jacksonville, Sams Optical, Sickle Cell Anemia, Cancer Society, Podiatry, Independent Living Resource Center and Sheriff Department. For more info, call 904353-1418. SWEETWATER CHURCH OF CHRIST COMMUNITY DAY Celebrating the grand opening of their new edifice, Saturday, April 20th, 10am 2pm. Food, fun, games, good 'ol gospel singing, and great fellowship. Worship Service, Sunday, April 21st at 9am; Sunday School, 11am; Evening Worship Service, 6pm. Blood drive, Saturday, April 27th, 10am 2pm. New address is: 7009 Wilson Blvd. Jacksonville. "Come to Sweetwater, where the gospel is preached and the water is sweet!" For more details, call 904-887 -0462. GREATER MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH of the Northside, 1880 W. Edgewood Ave., with Dr. Landon L. Williams, Sr., Pastor, presents its Annual Spring Health Fair. The event occurs from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, April 20, 2013. There will be vendors present to screen for Cholesterol, Risk for Diabetes, Hemoglobin A1C, Hypertension, BMI, Vision, Speech and Hearing and more. Education will be provided on a variety of tops such as: Safety and Crime Prevention, Domestic Abuse, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Nutrition and Healthful Cooking and Prescribed Drugs for health. Special Scholarship information will be provided to parents and teens preparing for college. The Health Fair is free and open to all. Lunch will be provided. Come join us! JACKSONVILLE, FL AIELLO, Vincent, 84, died April 9, 2013. BEDENBAUGH, Arthur, 90, died April 14, 2013. BERRY, Charles Robert, 78, died April 9, 2013. BOLDEN, George C., 88, died April 14, 2013. BOYETTE, Timothy Gary, 62, died April 11, 2013. BRANT, Byron David, 70, died April 9, 2013. CORBIN, Hazel B., 81, died April 10, 2013. DEMACE, Amy Louise, died April 8, 2013. DIXON, Travis F., Sr., 74, died April 1, 2013. DOWDELL, Julia Ann, 62, died April 4, 2013. ELLIOT, Willie L., 48, died April 13, 2013. EVANS, Glenn M., Sr., 96, died April 9, 2013. FUDGE, Ernestine, died April 12, 2013. FULLER, Irene, died April 10, 2013. HARDY, Rebecca Bateman, 98, died April 14, 2013. HARRIS Ricky, 57, died April 10, 2013. HOLLEY, Brandon Shane, 40, died April 11, 2013. HOLLOMAN, William R., 63, died April 12, 2013. HUNTLEY, Howard, 64, died April 12, 2013. JAMES, Joseph, died April 12, 2013. JONES, Alpharetta, 90, died April 10, 2013. KENDALL, Gayle G., died April 13, 2013. LETIZIA, Georgia Frances, 91, died April 11, 2013. LIGHTNET, Charles, Jr., 78, died April 11, 2013. LONG, Arthur, died April 9, 2013. LUCAS, Stanley Bud, died April 12, 2013. MATHIA, Christine C., 68, died April 9, 2013. MAYBERRY, Faye, 51, died April 10, 2013. MAYERS, Arthur, 71, died April 10, 2013. McKINNEY, Ottis Norman, 83, died April 14, 2013. MILLER, Anthony C., Sr., died April 9, 2013. MOORE, Esther Ruth, 91, died April 11, 2013. RYE Tommy L., 71, died April 11, 2013. SEALS, Jeff, 73, died April 11, 2013. SPENCER, Patricia A., died April 7, 2013. SWEAT, Nadine Strickland, 70, died April 15, 2013. WILSON, David E., 80, died April 11, 2013. WYNN, Mary Alice, 92, died April 14, 2013.~*~ GEORGIA DEATHS ARNOLD, William Richard, Jr., 46, died April 14, 2013. NEWTON, Betty A., died April 15, 2013. RANDOLPH, Melvin (Randy), 65, died April 12, 2013. The Church DirectoryCome and Worship With Us Faith In Our CommunitySchedule of Events and ServicesPAGE 2 THE STAR APRIL 20, 2013 CHURCH DEATH NOTICES DEATH NOTICES ANNOUNCEMENTS Listings are due the Tuesday before the next issue. Email submissions preferred. Send to: Info@TheFloridaStar.com Come join Bishop Dr. Lorenzo Hall, Sr.everyWednesday and Thursday from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM for Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at The Greater El-Beth-El Divine Holiness Church, located at 723 W. 4th Street, Jacksonville, FL 32209. Historic Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church 201 East Beaver St. (904) 355-9475 Rev. Pearce Edwing, Sr. Sunday Church School . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. Worship Service . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Wednesday Glory Hour Bible Study . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. Jehovah Jireh Bible Study . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. 2nd & 4th Thursday Young at Heart Ministry . . 10:00 a.m. Friday Joy Explosion Ministry . . . . . . . 6:30 p.m. New Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church1824 Prospect Street Jacksonville, FL 32208Sunday School ................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Intercessory Prayer.................10:45 a.m. Morning Worship ......................11:00 a.m. Youth Church 2nd & 3rd Sundays (Old Sanctuary) Tuesday Pastoral Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Marion A. Wise, Senior Pastor Rev. Joe Calhoun, Pastor Emeritus (904) 764-5727 Church GREATER EL-BETHEL DIVINE HOLINESS CHURCHThe Church Where Everybody Is SomebodyBishop Lorenzo Hall., Pastor Street Address: 723 W. 4th St. Jacksonville, Florida 32209 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3575, Jacksonville, Florida 32206Church Telephone: (904) 359-0661 Home: (904) 358-8932 Cell: 710-1586Sunday School.......................................................................................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.................................................................................11:00 a.m. Tuesday................................................Prayer Meeting & Bible Study,7:00 p.m. Thursday...............................................................................Joy Night,7:00 p.m.Email: Gospell75@aol.com Website: Greaterelbethel.org Tune In To WCGL AM RadioForIMPACT IMPACTTuesday and Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.AtWCGL1360.comThe Florida Star and Impact Striving To Make A Difference! Clara McLaughlin Leath Host Yvonne Brooks Co-Host Central Metropolitan C.M.E. Church4611 North Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Ofc (904) 354-7426 Fax (904) 354-0934Rev. Marquise Hardrick, Pastor ~ Worship Service ~Sun Church School 9:30a.m. Sun Morning Worship -10:45 a.m. Tues Eve Bible Study 6:30 p.m. Wed Bible Study 12 Noon Wed Feeding Ministry 2:00 p.m. Lion of the Tribe of Judah Ministries, Inc. PASTOR Dr. Sirretta Williams (Temporary services held) 623 Beechwood St., Jacksonville, FL 32206 Sunday School.......10:00 a.m. ~ Sunday Worship .......11:00 a.m. Every 5th Sunday Friends and Family Day Wednesday Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Direct Phone: 904.866.7047 Office Phone: 904.356.4226 Seeing Beyond The Lifestyle To Save A Life Website: www.lottojm.com Rev. Marquise & Mrs. Deedra Hardrick Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Mathew 28:19-20 C. L. Page Mortuary offers full funeral and cremation services at an affordable price because we care. We are now offering Live Streaming of Funeral and Visitation Services.3031 Moncrief Road Jacksonville, FL 32209Visit us atWWW.CLPAGEMORTUARY.COM Carla L. Page, LFDIC Are You Saved? Ministry Oriented? Love to Ride Motorcycles? Love to Have Fun?Well, if all of the answers are yes, thenRydas 4 Righteousness Motorcycle Ministryis for you!!! Give us a call today to find out what you are missing.Contact Ruth(President) @ 904-674-4339 Local Minister in Brunswick to Receive Highest Achievement Award in AtlantaAtlanta, Georgia Rev. Kenneth Adkins of Greater Dimension Christian Fellowship in Brunswick, Georgia will be receiving the Pastor of the Year Award for the State of Georgia from Harry Ross Promotions Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia. He was nominated for his outstanding leadership achievement and will become the second person from the Brunswick community to receive such a distinguish award. The rossreportnews.net & Harry Ross Promotions Ministries, will sponsor its 29thAnnual Partnership, Courage, Collaboration & Leadership Achievement Awards Dinner on Sunday, April 28th. The dinner will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta Airport,, 3400 Norman Berry Drive in Atlanta, Georgia at 7:30PM. Our theme is Empowering Leaders to Realize Their Dream. I am overjoyed with my being chosen as Pastor of the Year from such a great State, said Rev. Kenneth Adkins. This is not an award that I went seeking, yet I know that through my strong faith in God, this is something He feels I deserve at this time in my life. I will go to Atlanta on Sunday, April 28th and join leaders from six States in saying thank you to the group that selected me as one of ten {10} honorees. Rev. Adkins has a vision of the church becoming a Center of Empowerment for the socially and economically disadvantaged in South Georgia. Here are many of his involvements in the community: Free Community Clothing Giveaway program; Honored the Education, Law Enforcement and Military communities with special services; Given school supplies to school bashes for over 5000 children in Glynn County from disadvantages backgrounds; Hosted community summits focusing on Taking Back the Streets; Has fed over 5,000 families in his Thanksgiving in the Hood Program; Has given food, clothes, and toys to well over 7000 families in his Christmas in the Hood Program; Assisted families who were facing eviction by facilitating a contract between the families and a large corporation by negotiating moving expenses, financial planning, and relocation services; Founded Teens with Dreams, a teen outreach program; Assisted over 450 ex-offenders find employment; and, Owns and operates five businesses that employ exclusively exoffenders; Since 1980, rossreportnews.net, Harry Ross Promotions & Ministries have honored over two hundred & thirty-eight {238}citizens for their outstanding contributions in target communities of Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Maryland, Mississippi and Georgia. The time is now that we pay a tribute to his dedicated leadership. His commitment and service deserves special attention. Our leaders exemplify leadership and commitment as peacemakers and 21st century visionary leader in America, said Dr. Harry Ross. They are outstanding citizens from of Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, Maryland, Mississippi and Georgia. For further information about the Leadership Awards Dinner, please call or e-mail Dr. Harry L. Ross, Publisher of the rossreportnews2.net for the annual dinner, tel.{404} 423-8006; hross3670@prodigy.net: for more information about the Publisher, see the publications website at www.rossreportnews2.net Rev. Kenneth AdkinsCROWNS By Regina Taylor Jacksonville, FL-Stage Aurora presents the hit musical CROWNS for Mothers Day May 10-12 at the Stage Aurora Performance Hall located at 5188 Norwood Avenue inside the Gateway Town Center. Crowns is the stand-up-and-testify musical written by Regina Taylor. Its a soul-stirring tribute to the relationship between women and their unique fussy, furry, feathery, fierce, funny, and flamboyant hats. CROWNS is also based on the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry. The story focuses on Yolanda, a young Brooklyn girl, who is sent down South to stay with her grandmother, encounters her grandmother and her grandmother's friends in the rituals of HAT preparation for fun and going to Sunday church service! The talented cast features Tarra Jones, Staci Anderson, Monique Ellis, Dee Dee Ellis, Candace E. Crump, Brendy Merricks, Victoria Canady, Teresa Smith, Kai Smith, and Marc Curtis Little as Man. The production is steered by Stage Aurora Founder Darryl Reuben Hall with Jason Alexander as Musical Director and Sade Casper as Choreographer. Performances are as follows: Friday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 11 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 11 at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday, May 12 at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices are as follows: $20.00/ Advance and $25/Door; Seniors (65+) and Students (18 and under) $15 at the door ONLY. All must show proper I. D. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketleap.com, Brothers 2000 in Gateway Town Center (904) 768-6004 (Advance tickets ONLY in Cash); or b y calling the Stage Aurora Box Office at (904) 765-7372 or (904) 765-7373.

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MASONIC NEWS APRIL20, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 4 The morning was breath taking as the young Robert r. Pettiford Council #1 opened the program with the parade of colors. After the Pledge of Allegiance, the singing of Lift Every Voice and Sing, and prayer, the members were shocked to hear Knight Torrell Brooks, age 11, recite President Obama's entire 2013 Inauguration speech. Even though this was the 143rd Annual Communication of The Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge Ancient and Honorable Fraternity Free and Accepted Masons, Prince Hall Affiliated of Floridam Belize, Central America & Its Jurisdiction Incorporated, the event was attended by Grand Masters and members from all over the United States as well as France and African countries such as Ivory Coast and Kenya, who decided to be a part of this organization. The organization was welcomed to Jacksonville by City Councilman Reginald Brown, Owner of the Florida and Georgia Star, Clara McLaughlin and Crime Analyst for Channel 4, Kenneth Jefferson. Dr. Kirk E. Gavin of Florida A&M University provided the inspirational message. And the came the exciting part when Charles Maxwell presented the scholarships, with final words and presentations by Sister Patricia Stafford, Grand Worthy Matron and Anthony T. Stafford, Most Worshipful Grand Master. With these awardees, the lodge will have about $50,000 of funds going to students this year. To date all of the students have a GPA of 3.4 and above. This year's students, Whitney Bledsoe has a GPA of 3.4.107 and Wade Collier has a GPA of 3.26. The Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge Appeals to and Help Our Youth Reggie Brown Clara McLaughlin Ken Jefferson Dr. Gavin Mr. Maxwell Male recipient with mother and Grand Master Recipient Bledsoe with Grand Worthy Matron & Grandfather Grand Master with Jordin Chandler, Grand Master Knight of the Fred M. Moore Grand Council Knights of Pythagoras with his deputy and new inductee Knights

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MASONIC NEWS APRIL20, 2013 THE STAR PAGE 7 Photos by Emmett Kater As the 143rd Communication launched, it was clear that the Masonic members were going to have a resourceful week. There were many activities, including meetings, shopping, luncheons, contests, crowning, inductions, church and the always prayer filled memorial service. Gospel Concert The gospel concert was awesome and feature the Live Oak Masonic Chorus, God's Appointed, First Missionary Baptist of Fernandina, andThe Sons of Gospel from Miami. Keeping in line with his commitment a donation of $10,000 was given to The Sickle Cell Foundation of Florida. 2013 Annual Memorial Service Music was provided by St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Jacksonville. Those Who Have Been Called From Labor to Reward were recognized. The numbers are below. Grand Lodge 31 Order of Eastern Stars 22 Holy Royal Arch Masons 5 Heroines of Jericho 19 Royal and Select Masters 2 Circle of Perfection 1 Knights Templar Masons 3 Heroine Temple Crusaders 2 Priory 1 Scottish Rite Masons 7 Order of the Golden Circles 2 Vera Johnson passed the day before. She was 98 Nobles of the Mystic Shrine 12 Knights of Pythagoras 2 The speaker of the hour was Rev. Clarence Williams, pastor of Greater Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church, St. Petersburg, FL. Must be 18 or older to play. Play responsibly. 2013 Florida Lotteryalottery.comTwenty-ve billion dollars in 25 years. We couldnt be prouder of this amazing milestone. We have exceeded our wildest expectations, forever changed the future of Florida education and, in doing so, have helped more of our kids realize their dreams. And we owe this all to you. Thank you for supporting the Lottery and sharing our vision for a brighter future. And the best part is, were just getting started! Just Imagine u s J magin magine tI t I s e e v-ytne w T Tw e tsedli w our 5 n 2s irallon doillib v e or f,s on itatcepx e n dluoe c. Wsrae 5 y u f he tde hang c er v h f tr oeduore pt b n d ead ori l Ff oe ur t ug o tselig mnizams ai h o dn i, and on ita d uc e cxe evae h. Wen o e pl he ev ha ,o s ng i o d ede e e or md e y. rettolam co e rsdi k our fo o n foisir vuo s am er dri he tezila e e rutur fethgirr a b s ih tew oe w nd A. s r at psee bhd tn. A e hank T. ou yo tll a s tet gsue jre, wst i r o r tedlr o8 oe 1t busMn g it or ppu s or f ou y d!etratg sni t l3 F10. 2ylbisnospey ral. Pyal o p s and y er tto L he t g toa Ldir oy r tenghari s Grand Guild Heroines of the Templar Crusades Jurisdiction of Florida & Bahamas The Crowning Mason of the year 2013 G. Henry George Williams 33 Past Master Royal Matron Taray Davis Royal Grand Perfeet Matron an d Russell Alexander Earl Sr. Grand Court Ladies of the circle of Perfection Henry Simmons Past Grand Master, Bishop Lorenzo Hall, Sir Knight Henry Puyol Right Eminent Grand Commander, Most Worshipful Grand Mastre Anthony T. Stafford Grand Master, Princess Faye W. Moreland 8th Grand Princess Captain International Deputy for Florida, and Cleveland Morley Deputy Eminent Grand Commander Oggvkpiu Ogoqtkcn"Ugtxkeg Tgx0"Enctgpeg"Yknnkcou."cdqxg L-R: Miranda Washington, First Lady Althea Stafford,, Anita Simmons, all of Valentine Chapter #12 OESVjg"Ikxkpi A check for $10,000.00 was presented by Grand Master Stafford to the Florida Sickle Cell Foundation. L-R: Samuel King, Senior Grand Warden-California, Douglas Jones, Most Worshipful Grand Master-Georgia, Sanford Culmer, Most Worshipful Grand Master, Bahamas, Mayor of Kingsland Ga., Anthony T. Stafford, Most Worshipful Grand Master-Florida, Gardner Torrance, Most Worshipful Grand Master-Washington L-R: Juan Cox, Grand State Loyal Lady Ruler, Tara Y. Davis, Royal Grand Perfect Matron, Patricia A. Stafford, Grand Worthy Matron, Sicle Cell Rep., Anthony T. Stafford, Most Worshipful Grand Master, Henry Puyol, Right Eminent CommanderVjg"cwfkgpeg

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PAGE THESTAR APRIL, 2013By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star For many, the thought of violence against women conjures up images of decapitated females tossed by roadsides in Mexico, youngsters being sold in brothels in Asia or sisters in Africa being tortured in war ravaged villages. Few think of the professionally dressed women right here in America who take their time to slowly walk up stairs because of broken ribs or plaster on makeup at kids sporting events to hide marks. For a brief time, I personally knew how to put on an Oscar-worthy performance in public to mask the emotional scars while wearing a lacefront wig to cover the spot where my hair had been pulled from my head a few nights before. Right in our cities, at the cubicle next to us, across the street and even down the hallway in our own homes, our friends, colleagues and even daughters are victims of domestic violence. Sure its easy to say just walk away and leave the relationship. But when you live with someone you love, its easier to find fault in yourself and justify reasons when people try to encourage you to get out. Its not very easy for women, especially those with children, or even those who are from a different state or country. My wakeup call took some time but with few Brunswick residents who made it their business to ask questions, and a few sessions with the wonderful people at Amity House, I was able to begin a road to recovery that took over two long, hard, depressing years to try to come to terms with. My story is not isolate and yet, there are woman who would consider what I went through as minor in comparison to their incidents. Survivor Linda Morton considers herself lucky to be alive after she ended up in hospital. I am proof that after a dramatic event occurs in life, life still, in fact, goes on, she says looking at the photos she took to document her abuse she suffered at age 29. I am still finding healing, still learning and still accomplishing. Im a survivor. On November 29, 2012, my ex boyfriend tried to kill me because I was putting him out of my home, she says looking over a graphic image she shared with our newspaper. I still have bumps, bruises and scars but I'm healed and God is still good. I have let what happened to me stand in my way, but I realize it's not my fault, and I have no control of what others do. I sat and thought about how many women actually live past this experience, and as I see the numbers, I am truly blessed. So if I have one thing to tell readers and women in general who are being abused, it is Ladies, stop blaming yourself and push everyday to accomplish your goals and dreams. It can be done. Practicing what shes preaching Morton is pursuing her own dreams. Shes raising funds to broaden her horizons and discover herself and the world around her. She hopes to travel to China to teach English as a foreign language while she learns Mandarin. And yet again, there are women who have not been abused but dedicate their lives to helping women get out of such situations through awareness, knowing the resources available and helping them recover. Atlanta-based social worker Charessa Saunders dedicates her career and her off time to women and on April 30th, shes using her Table Talk Series to help women find their feet and learn to stand again via the Womens Resource Center to end domestic violence. After the tragedy, some women leave their situations with absolutely nothing but the clothes on their back, she explained. This month we are overjoyed to have a representative from this nonprofit to speak. Another thing we are doing is collecting business clothing to help support the organization this month. Its so important to make that start in the road to independence and recovery. So if you cant bring gently used clothing, then please consider donating three dollars, which is really nothing, to the cause. For more information visit www.thetabletalkseries.com and call (912) 264-4357 for Amity House, or visit www.amityhouse-gccc.com Domestic Violence At The Forefront Locally And Regionally International award-winning gospel artist, Luther Barnes Wings of Faith Bible College and the Historic Roxy Center will be hosting a Concert and Revival intertnational award-winning gospel artist Rev. Luther Barnes. The four day revival runs from Wednesday May 29 Friday May 31, 2013 at 7:30pm nightly. On Saturday June, 1 the event will climax with Barnes performing some of his well known hits. It is such a blessing to live in and be a part of this great corner of the world knows as Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia, said a spokesperson for the group. For innumerable years e have enjoyed being dubbed as one of the most beautiful and pleasant places on the planet. To dismay of us all, this pristine reputation has been somewhat tarnished by some recent tragic events which have sadden us, and have to an excessive extent, divided. Such pain pushes the concerned and caring among us to unite to work for the restoration and preservation of the beauty and peace for which we have been and should continue to be known. Sponsors for the event include the Florida Star & Georgia Star News. plus B.O.R.D. International Network. For further information and sponsorship please contact Bishop Vincent Williams (912)399-7538 & Burnell Williams (912)223-0776.Star Sponsors Unity In The Community Event and RevivalBefore and after photos of survivor Linda Morton Below: Charessa Sawyer in Atlanta is social worker by day and Savvy Event Table Talk planner by night, bringing awareness to domestic violence Judge Wants Teens In Baby Murder To Have Trial Before End Of The Year By Arthia Nixon Florida/Georgia Star If Judge Stephen Kelley has his way, the 17 and 15 yearold Brunswick teens charged in connection to the death of one year-old Antonio Santiago will have their trial before the year is out. De'Marquise Elkins, 17, and Dominique Lang, 15, are both being charged as adults in the crime which sent the seaside community to the top of national headlines. The toddler was shot in the head while sitting in his stroller during what has been called an attempted robbery. With Georgia law prohibiting the death penalty to persons charged with crimes before age 18, prosecutors will not be able to seek the death penalty. However, if convicted, both teens could face life in prison. Elkins is indicted on nine counts, including malice murder, as he was identified as the one who pulled the trigger. Meanwhile. Langs seven counts include felony murder, as an accomplice. Additionally, Elkins has been charged in a shooting and robbery attempt that occured almost two weeks before this incident. He is said to be responsible for shooting a Hispanic male in the arm while demanding cash and a cellphone with the same .22 caliber gun used to kill the baby. Langs attorney Kimberly L. Copeland said on Tuesday that she believes her client is "more of a witness than a defendant."

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PAGE 6 THE STAR APRIL 20, 2013 Crime and Justice Crime and JusticeA Publication of the Florida Star and Georgia Star As an African American newspaper, we basically report on offenses committed by African Americans. Please note that in our observations, weekly reports show that African Americans DO NOT commit the largest percentage of criminal offenses in this area. Citizens with tips are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and become eligible for a reward. MISSINGCHILDREN Name: Damani Brown Age: 17 Weight: 170 lbs Last seen: 3/19/13 Name: Lashonda Battle Age: 14 Weight: 120 lbs Last seen: 3/22/13 Name: Jalen Everett Age: 17 Weight: 250 lbs Last seen: 2/11/13 Name: JasmineMcCall Age: 16 Weight: 190 lbs Last seen: 2/19/13MOSTWANTED Name: Marquitta Brown Offense: Organized Fraud Name: Valerie L. Brown Offense: Flee from Police with Boat Name: Melvin Craig Brown Offense: Aggravated Battery on Pregnant Victim Be of Help to Others! REDUCING VIOLENCE Look for ways to settle arguments and disagreements without violence. Remember: if you resort to violence to settle disputes, a child may well follow your example. Be a good role model. Use good manners to help ease tensions that can lead to violence. Teach kids that showing respect for themselves and for the needs of others can prevent crime. Report crimes and suspicious activities to police; agree to testify when necessary. If you want to live in a safe community, stand up for what you believe in. Dont support illegal activities, like buying stolen property or using illegal drugs. Its the wrong message to send to a child, and it involves you in criminal activity. It also encourages more crime that hurts you and your neighbors. HELPING VICTIMS OF CRIMES Dont blame the victim or tell him or her not to be upset, angry, or afraid. Be a comfort and do what you can to ease the situation. If the victim hasnt told the police, offer to help with a report. Offer to help the victim repair damage from a crime, replace a windowpane, install a new lock, replace important papers or help with day-to-day needs like transportation, baby-sitting, and cooking. Be willing to just sit and listen to the victim talk about the crime. It can help some victims to talk, although others will not want to. Dont try to make a victim talk if he or she does not want to! Ask your local police about victims counseling and support groups in the area, and encourage the victim to take part. Ask what you can do to help in the future, and make it a point to get back in touch. WHEN WITNESSING A CRIME If you witness a crime or activity that seems unusual your first instinct may be to call for help and that is exactly what you should do. Surprisingly, many people dont follow their instincts out of fear of getting involved, sounding silly, appearing overly suspicious or being identified. When placing the call, let the operator control the conversation. He or she will know the questions to ask and may likely be filling out a report that will help dispatch the police as quickly as possible. Stay on the line until the police arrive or until the operator tells you to hang up. Stay calm and concentrate on relating important details that will be most helpful to police. The most important thing to remember when witnessing a crime is your own safety. Stay calm and try to get police assistance to the victim as soon as possible. Remember the golden rule: If you see something, say something. Safety Man Throws Dog into Dumpster and Leaves it to Die At approximately 12:48 pm, police were approached by a mab stating that there was a dog in the dumpster near an apartment complex. When they approached the dumpster, they saw a small, brown dog at the bottom that was covered with trash, but still breathing. Animal Services was called to the scene and removed the dog that was dehydrated and already covered with maggots. As they were evaluating the dog, they discovered that it was a chow type mix breed named Bear. A female witness came stating that she had seen a man walking the dog the night before at approximately 9:30 pm and that the dog appeared to be in good health. At 11:00 pm, she saw the same white male throw a black trash bag into the dumpster with something furry hanging out of it. As deputies were speaking to the witness, John Michael Tickle came outside and spontaneously stated that he had thrown the dog into the dumpster because it was dead. Tickle was arrested at the scene and is being charged with a felony count of cruelty to animals. The dog was removed from the scene by Animal Services and was euthanized due to the dog's poor physical state. Michael Tickle Murder Suspect Arrested for Stabbing Incident A suspect wanted for murder was arrested a day after the stabbing took place. At 12:39 p.m., police responded to where male victim, 20year-old Keema Gooding, had been stabbed by a known subject, identified as 19-year-old Walter Hart III. Police say earlier in the day, a vehicle that Gooding was driving was hit by Harts vehicle. According to detectives, after the crash, Gooding, his girlfriend, and some other friends went to a location where there was an exchange of words among Gooding and Hart with his group. Hart pulled out a knife and plunged it into Goodings chest. Gooding was then driven by friends to a hospital. Medical personnel attempted to stabilize Goodings injuries and he was transferred to a trauma center at another hospital. Gooding was pronounced dead at 2:11 p.m. Detectives developed leads the next morning after the incident that led them to several locations.When they arrived at a specific address around 1 a.m., a woman answered the door and purposely tried to stall the detectives. The suspect, Hart, then bolted out the back door of the house and attempted to flee. Hart was immediately apprehended with the assistance of a police dog. Hart was taken to the hospital for medical clearance and taken to jail where he now faces one count of second-degree murder and resisting arrest with violence charges. Seatbelt Violation Leads to Drug Charges A man was arrested after a traffic stop that lead to the discovery of drugs. A traffic stop was conducted on a beige Ford Crown Victoria. The traffic stop was initiated due to the driver not wearing a seatbelt, which resulted in the arrest of Felix Jordan, 43. The deputy issued Jordan a warning for the seatbelt violation and was then asked if he had any weapons, drugs or contraband inside the vehicle. Jordan answered no and then gave consent to search his vehicle. The deputy immediately located a prescription pill bottle which had the label removed. Located in the pill bottle were one hundred and sixty (160) Oxycodone 30mg pills. Jordan was then placed under arrest and charged with possession of controlled substance, trafficking in controlled substance, and possession of paraphernalia. Jordan was later released on $28,500 bond. Police advise to those that witness illegal drug activity to please report it to police. By doing so, you are doing a service to the community and the safety of others. Walter Hart Felix Jordan Man Steals from Past Workplace A man was arrested after burglarizing a business where he use to work along with his girlfriend. Police say 26year-old Kevin John Mathews name came up as a former employee of the targeted business. He was said to have had quit within the past few months and lived only a short distance from the business. Detectives noticed that Mathews physical description was similar to that of the suspect seen in the surveillance video. Detectives went to Mathews residence to speak with him and ultimately met with both him and 28-yearold Danielle Renee Munson, his girlfriend. Mathews and Munson agreed to follow them back to the Detectives office. After Mathews and Munson left the residence, another roommate allowed detectives access to other areas of the home, where they located bottles of Crown Royal liquor consistent with the liquor taken from business. They also saw clothing that was similar to what was worn by the suspect in the video. After obtaining a search warrant for the residence and for Munsons vehicle, detectives recovered clothing, a large amount of coins, several money envelopes with the address of the business imprinted on them and a crushed Crown Royal Black box. Based upon the evidence recovered and statements received in the case, detectives arrested both Kevin Mathews and Danielle Munson Kevin is facing charges of burglary, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of burglary tools, grand theft, wearing a mask or hood and violation of probation. He is being held without bond. Danielle Munson is facing charges of burglary and grand theft. She was being held on $5,000 bond. Kevin Matthews Danielle Munson

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Preseason:Jaguars To Face Dolphins APRIL 20, 2013 THESTAR PAGE The first time the Jacksonville Jaguars will take the field for a game under new head coach Gus Bradley will be against the Miami Dolphins at EverBank Field in the teams preseason opener. The game is expected to be played the week of August 8-10. The dates and kickoff times of all four games are yet to be determined, but the Jaguars will play at the New York Jets and host the Philadelphia Eagles in the second and third weeks of the preseason before closing out on the road at the Atlanta Falcons. The final preseason game will likely be played on or around August. 29. By Seth Dolan The Jacksonville Giants defeated the North Dallas Vandals tonight, 110-109, to sweep the best-of-three ABA Championship series and win their second consecutive ABA Title. Jermaine Bell led all in scoring with 23 points to go along with 9 rebounds. Guards Ed Horton and Currye Todd both scored 22 points in the Giants winning effort. Djibri Thiam led the North Dallas Vandals in scoring with 21 points. Chas McFarland added 11 points and 12 rebounds. The Vandals took a 1 point lead into the second quarter 2120. Behind the Giants tenacious defense and hot shooting took a 58-41 Giants lead into half. After taking a 21 point lead in the third quarter, the Giants went scoreless the first five and a half minutes of the 4th quarter while the Vandals went on a 17 point run where they tied the game at 93. Anthony Jackson hit a 3-point shot with 1:45 remaining to give the Giants a 1-point lead 108-107. Down by one with three and a half seconds remaining the Vandals had an opportunity to win the game. Forward Djibril Thiam shot a two point basket just after time expired, and although the shot went in, the refs had determined he had released the ball after time expired. Giants Ed Horton and Currye Todd were named to the ABA Final 4 Team. Giants Guard Tony Hooper was named 2013 Final Four MVP. The Giants won the first game in the series, 85-84, on Saturday, April 13th, at UNF ARENA. The Giants have now won consecutive ABA titles after sweeping the South Carolina Warriors last season in St. Petersburg, FL. Jermaine Bell, Currye Todd, Anthony Jackson and Matt Fields are the only members of both Championship teams. This is the Giants 2nd ABA Championship in 3 years of existence. The Giants are now 4-0 in ABA Championship games. BACKTOBACKCHAMPIONSHIPSFORGIANTS

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INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 8089137 STANTON GALA The 7th Annual Stanton Alumni Gala, a semi-formal affair, will be held at the Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive on June 22, 2013. For tickets and more information, contact Chairman Kenneth Reddick at 764-8795 or kwreddick@comcast.net The 7th Stanton Alumni Gala Planning Meetings the current class leaders of Old Stanton, New Stanton, and Stanton Vocational High Schools met Monday, April 8th at Bethel Baptist Institutional Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street, to discuss plans for the 7th Stanton Alumni Gala, June 22, 2013. Subsequent meetings are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at Bethel on May 13th and June 10th. Representatives from all classes are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Charman, Kenneth Reddick at 764-8795 or kwreddick@comcast.net Fashion Show to Give Women Pride, Self-Worth On Thursday, April 25 at 7:00p.m., the female students of City Rescue Missions LifeBuilders program will have an opportunity to embrace their self-worth during the annual Metamorphosis Fashion Show at the 426 S. McDuff Ave. Campus. Each year this event allows the women served by City Rescue Mission the chance to embrace their value in the world and in Christ and remember how beautiful they are inside and out. Bamboo Studios is donating hair and make-up services, allowing the ladies to transform into someone they rarely get to be. The clothes are provided specifically for this Fashion Show from donations within the community, along with shoes and jewelry. A reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. prior to the Fashion Show event. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door the evening of the show. Guests will also have the opportunity to shop at the CRM Boutique, set up especially for this event. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Princess Evans at (904) 421-5184 or pevans@crmjax.org Summer Health & Safety Fair Saturday, May 4, 2013* 1747 Baptist Clay Drive, Fleming Island, 10 am 1 pm. (In case of severe weather, rain date is Sunday, May 5, noon to 3 pm). The public is invited to the Open House and Dedication of the Baptist Clay Medical Campus, where Baptist Health leadership and local officials will participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony and offer remarks. The second annual free Indo-American Medical Association (IAMA) of Northeast Florida Health Fair will be held Saturday, May 4, 9 a.m. 3 p.m. at the Wyndham Downtown Jacksonville Hotel, 1515 Prudential Drive. Free screenings will include high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol (please come without eating breakfast), prostate screening, cardiac evaluation including echocardiogram and carotid Doppler testing, eye exams, dental screening, podiatry (foot) screening and education, nutrition counseling, women's health screening, arthritis and osteoporosis evaluation and mobile mammography. The mobile mammography must be scheduled ahead o f time. Call 904-308-3780 to schedule. Teens N Transition are now accepting youths from ages 13-19 for our FREE music, vocal and praise dancing lessons in preparation for our upcoming concert Aug. 3, 2013. You may visit our website at www.teensntransition.com and/or call us at (904) 333-5040 to schedule an interview. Mayor Alvin Brown will host his Interfaith Breakfast on May 20 at 8:00 a.m., to be held at the Prime Osborn Convention Center, 1000 Water St. 32204. The breakfast, featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potters House of Dallas, will focus on the theme Faith, Family and Friends Earth Day Downtown Clean-up Celebrate Earth Day this year by lending a hand to keep our urban core beautiful. Gloves, trash bags and other clean-up supplies will be provided. April 20th from 8-10 a.m. Meet at The Jacksonville Landing front steps. THE NEW STANTON CLASS OF 1969 MONTHL Y MINIREUNIONS! THIS MONTH WE WILL BOW L AND COMPETE WITH MATTHEW W. GILBERT CLASS OF 1969ITS OKAY YOU DONT BOWL COME ANYWAY & JOIN THE FUN CLASSMATES YOU HAVE NOT SEENFOR MORE INFORMATION CALL JACKIE GLOVER LINDSEY (904) 751-4723. 50 YEAR HISTORICAL CELEBRATION DUVA L MEDICAL CENTER (DMG), UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, SHANDS HOSPITAL. RETIREE LUNCHEON ALL PAST & PRESENT EMPLOYEES ARE INVITED. SATURDAY JUNE 29, 2013 2:00PM, AT BONOS BANQUET ROOM, 5903 NORWOOD AVENUE. TO RSVP, CALL (904) 356-4888. THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND 50 YEAR HISTORICAL CELEBRATION! SEE YOU THERE! The 37th Annual Pioneer Days Festival is just aroun d the corner. Be sure to mark the dates, April 27th and 28th on your calendar and make plans to attend this fun an d exciting event. Along with the usual features of Arts an d Craft vendors, a great Food Court, Heritage Village, Kids Korral, Shoot-Out Re-enactments and live entertainment, this year we will have the Seminole Indian Dance Circle, a special Railroad history display, a Business Expo an d much more. Come to High Springs on Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th and join in the fun! For more information see our website, www.highsprings.com., o r call 386-454-3120 HUMAN HEALTH New Business Notice is hereby given that Fredrick M. Hollimon Jr. desiring to do business as, Hollimons Financial Group. Located 5327 Timaquana Rd. unit #173 Jacksonville,FL 32210 (Duval County.) It is the intent of the undersign to register Hollimons Financial Group with the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations Dated April 30, 2013. Notice is hereby given that Phyllis J. Walker, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Educational Systems Development Consulting Services, intends to register said name with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations, Tallahassee, Florida. Business to be conducted in Florida. FICTITIOUS NAMES Luis Martinez will be hiring 74 temporary farm workers. Needed from 5-17-13 through 7-30-13 @ 40 Hours per week. Duties include: harvesting squash, cucumbers, watermelons. 1 month of field work required. Wage is $9.78 per hr. or the prevailing wage rate. Guarantee of 3/4 of total hours offered. Employer furnishes work tools, supplies and equipment. Free housing is provided for workers that cannot reasonably return home at the end of the day. Transportation and subsistence expense provided with completion of 50% of the work contract. INTERESTED WORKERS SHOULD APPLY AT THE NEAREST GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICE AND PROVIDE THE OFFICE WITH A COPY OF THIS ADVERTISEMENT. REFERENCE JOB #GA 8086130 Assistant Property Manager Responsible,under the direction of the Property Manager, for all phases of the property operations, and to act as main point of contact in the absence of the Property Manager. Performs a variety of administrative/clerical duties and has primary responsibility for the collection and post of all income due to the property. Demonstrates knowledge of Fair Housing and other legal issues and local ordinances as they affect the propertys operations. (p.gingrich@aol.com ) CARRIE UNDERWOOD THIS SATURDAY TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! "The Blown Away Tour" with special guest Hunter Hayes. The donation of $1 from each ticket sold will support Red Cross disaste r relief. 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We provided free childcare and free booth rent so she could get herself together. When she came to us, she was using cocaine, taking ecstasy pills and smoking weed like a Navajo Indian. She stole from our shop, left us, went to Atlanta and then came back and begged us for a second chance; which I gave her. On the day she secretly and illegally filmed the video, was the same day in which I fired one of the barbers in our shop for selling marijuana in the parking lot of our campus, in which she was also sitting in the car during the transaction, but stated she was not involved. While conducting our required private life skills session, she secretly and illegally filmed me being "street with street folks" that had been sent to me via probation and parole that I was attempting to help. The filmed conversation, although was real, raw, relevant, and redemptive, was part of a lesson designed to motivate them from where their life was to where I believed God wanted them to be. The conversation started with me using language that they understood, but ended with me using the language of salvation and with them giving their life to God. India Campbell did not film that part. She left our shop two days later and sold the footage to a Brunswick Police officer for some door signs for her van and some business cards for her business. The Brunswick Police officer then took the copied DVDS and gave them to all the Black leaders, including Walter McNeely and Robert Griffin, who then spread them around to the leaders in the Brunswick community, and the rest is history.Sent from my iPad in response to last weeks article.KPUKFG<"IKCPVU"WRFCVGUUgg"Rcig" ;."Urqtvu< Lcemuqpxknng"Jcu"C Ejcorkqpujkr Lciu"Rtgugcuqp Icogu"TgxgcngfDtwpuykem"Rcuvqt"Tgurqpfu Rtgukfgpv"Qdcoc<"$Vjg"Cogtkecp"Rgqrng"Tghwug"vq"dg"Vgttqtk|gf$ Eqpitguuyqocp"Eqttkpg"Dtqyp"Vguvkhkgu"kp Vcnncjcuugg"qp"Etkvkecn"Korqtvcpeg"qh" Ogfkeckf"Gzrcpukqp""""" Ugtxkeg"Jgnf"kp""Ogoqt{"qhGrand Master Anthony T. 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Past Grand Master Dickerson passed away on 14 November 1918. Services were held on 17 November 1918 at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church of Jacksonville by Masonic Services and internment at Evergreen Cemetery.Congresswoman Corrine Brown testified this week in the Florida House Select Committee on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the dire importance of the Florida state legislatures willingness to accept federal Medicaid dollars. The state of Florida stands to lose $55 billion in federal funding if the state legislature fails to act on Medicaid expansion, which would cover an additional 900,000 Floridians who are currently without health insurance. It is beyond belief that Florida state House Republicans are advocating for a plan which bypasses billions of dollars in federal aid, and would cover only 130,000 Floridians, just a fraction of the 900,000 Florida citizens who are currently without health insurance, said Brown. She added that the new federal Medicaid dollars would support approximately 71,300 new jobs across all sectors of Floridas economy, and would increase economic activity in Florida by $8.9 Billion by 2016. Clearly, said Xkqngpv"Ugz" Rtgfcvqt" EqphkpgfNqecn"Tcrrgt"Mknngf"Kp Itwguqog"CeekfgpvAspiring rapper Norman Spalding, 26 was killed last weekend when a pickup truck drove in the path of his motorcycle in Jacksonville. The young man was thrown from the motorcycle and hit by several vehicles. Four other accidents occurred as a result of this initial event. The tragedy occurred at the intersection of U.S. 1 northbound and the I-95 entrance ramp (MLK). The viewing for Norman "2na" Spaulding will be held at T.S.Warden Funeral Home, Friday, April 19 from 5pm to 7pm. The address is 810 W.44th St. 32208. The funeral will be held on Saturday, April 20 at 11am at Monument House of Prayer, 3613 Turton Ave 32208 George Brown, 60 was sentenced to indefinite confinement at the Florida Civil Commitment Center in Arcadia. In 1980, he was convicted on two counts of lewd, lascivious or indecent act upon a minor child. He was said to have forced an 11year-old girl to have sex with a 13-year-old boy. When the boy refused, Brown himself sexually abused the girl. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for the crime. Experts reviewing Brown's case file discovered he suffers from a personality disorder that makes him likely to engage in acts of sexual violence. Fqoguvke Xkqngpeg Jkvvkpi Jqog Rcig";Ekegn{"V{uqp"Iqkpi"vq"Dtqcf/ yc{"cv"::"[gctu"qh"CigRcigu"5."6 cpf"9. Cicely. Tyson, 88, is returning to Broadway this spring after a 30-year absence to star in a revival of the playThe Trip to Bountiful. about an elderly woman longing to go back to her country home. TGNGCUGF"RJQVQITCRJU"QH DQUVQP"DQODKPI"UWURGEVU President Obama went to the Brady Press Briefing Room to update Americans on developments in Boston, following two explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. "We continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate law enforcement resources to protect our citizens, and to investigate and to respond to this attack," the President said in a televised address. ...We know that two explosions gravely wounded dozens of Americans, and took the lives of others, including a 8-year-old boy. "This was a heinous and cowardly act. And given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an act of terrorism. Any time bombs are used to target innocent civilians it is an act of terror. The President assured the American people that while it will take time to determine what happened, "we will find whoever harmed our citizens. And we will bring them to justice."