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Announcements August 2007

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS from Aug. 7, 2007:
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Next week: Charlotte Mayor candidate Beverly Earle.
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Martha Hall announced that C.W. Williams Community Health Center serves people without insurance. Their locations are: 3333 Wilkinson Blvd. and at 1918 Randolph Rd., Suite 670. More info: www.cwwilliams.org. Information for new patients: 704-393-7720.
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Joel Ford announced that the Emerging Leaders Summer Institute is seeking mentors for 150 incoming ninth-graders at West Charlotte High School. For a CMS Web site story on the program: www.cms.k12.nc.us/includes/gfi.asp?fileHandle=4455.asp. For information on signing up to be a mentor, call West Charlotte at 980-343-6060.
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Mary Klenz announced a kickoff for school board at-large member Joe White's re-election campaign this Thursday, Aug. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at Garden Secrets Atrium, 6631 Morrison Blvd., between Walgreens and Bojangles.
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Mary Klenz also announced that Joe White would address the Young Democrats of Mecklenburg County on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at Owens Bagels, 2041 South Blvd. All are welcome.
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Joyce Waddell announced that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg branch of the NAACP would hold its Freedom Fund Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at Zion's Renaissance Convention Center, 3165 Zion Renaissance Lane off West Sugar Creek Road. Individual tickets are $75; tables of 8 are $550. Information: Joyce Waddell, 704-549-4777.
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Blanche Penn passed on an announcement of a Key Father Initiative sponsored by Winners PLUS Agency on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Newell Elementary, 8601 Old Concord Rd. Information: 704-890-4101.
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Forum messages reach 368 addressees.
 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Aug. 14, 2007

Thomas Moore announced an upcoming Eddie Knox for Mayor 1984 reunion. For more information call Moore at 704-491-4317 or e-mail tmoore10@bellsouth.net. [For Correction, see Aug. 21 announcements.]
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Trent Merchant announced a series of community education forums. The next scheduled is Monday, Aug. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Church at Charlotte, 2500 Carmel Road, at the corner of Carmel and Colony Roads. Future forums will be at First Baptist Church-West and at Little Rock AME Zion Church.
 

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Aug. 21, 2007:
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Joyce Waddell announced that she had tickets to the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet, to be held Saturday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. at Zion's Renaissance Complex, 3165 Zion's Renaissance Lane off Sugar Creek Road. Individual tickets are $75. Tables of 8 are $550. Information: 704-549-4777.
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Thomas Moore announced a Hymn Sing at Myers Park Methodist Church for Sunday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.
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The following deaths were announced: Nancy Pethel, Sunday, Aug. 19, a longtime participant in the NAACP and Black Political Caucus; Brenda J. Johnson, Sunday, Aug. 19, wife of Judge Cliff Johnson; and Pat Grigg, Thursday, Aug. 16, retired director of Mecklenburg County Women's Commission.
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Sarah Stevenson announced that she would have knee surgery next Tuesday. "Keep me in your prayers," she said. "We'll get this knee done and when I come back I'm going to be walking."
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Sarah Stevenson acknowledged the presence of Hattie Leeper, better known as "Chatty Hattie," the first black female deejay on WGIV-AM in the 1950s and 1960s. She produced bands, managed her own record label, later taught at Gaston College, and has been inducted into the Black Radio Hall of Fame. Deacon Jones said, "Growing up, I had the occasion to listen to WGIV. And when I had the occasion to go off to basic training and Vietnam and some other places, I always wanted to have some thought of comfort from home. So I took Chatty Hattie on tape with me. And I just wanted to say thank you. You got me through a lot."
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Correction: Last week's item about a reunion should have said the reunion was for those who worked in the Eddie Knox for Governor campaign in 1984. For further information: Thomas Moore at 704-491-4317 or tmoore10@bellsouth.net.
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Blanche Penn passed on an announcement of a Key Father Initiative Million Father March 2007 sponsored by Winners PLUS Agency Inc. this Saturday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Newell Elementary, 8601 Old Concord Rd. Information: 704-890-4101 or blanche_penn@yahoo.com.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council would march at The Square, Trade & Tryon Streets, this Thursday, Aug. 23 at 12:15 p.m. This march is in direct response to the deaths of Sonia Long, 32, and Tina Choate Hosch, 25 this past weekend. These marches are designed to broaden the public's awareness that there is help available for all those in domestic violence relationships. This is not a memorial. Information on the council: 704-432-1568.
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Ahmad Daniels sent in an announcement of a Unity Walk uptown on this Saturday, Aug. 25, assembly time 10:30 at McDowell and Dr. MLK Blvd; march at 11 a.m. to The Square. A salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a call for 1,000 citizens to unite to "Stop the Killing." Info: Rev. James Barnett 704 333-6471.
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Ahmad Daniels sent in an announcement of the Noda Film Festival's retrospective of "The Godfather of Black Cinema," Charles Burnett, at various venues Friday-Sunday, Aug. 24-26. Full schedule: www.nodafilmfestival.org.
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Michael Sexton sent in an announcement that the Domestic Violence Advocacy Council's Sept. 4 Lunch & Learn program entitled, "Immigration, Trafficking and Domestic Violence," would feature Danielle Lombard from United Family Services and Rona Karacaova from Legal Aid of North Carolina. This workshop will focus on the challenges faced by immigrant victims and survivors of domestic violence and provide tools and resources that will aid in working towards empowerment and safety. The program is at 12:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Catholic, 507 S. Tryon St. Validated parking is available at the On-The-Green parking garage on South Tryon Street.
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Forum messages reach 373 addressees.
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The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS from Aug. 28, 2007:

Nelson Adesegha announced that the Black Political Caucus would hold its annual Awards Banquet on Oct. 5 at the Airport Sheraton, 3315 Scott Futrell Dr., off Billy Graham Parkway. Reception at 6, banquet at 7. Info: Dwayne Collins at connie@bpccharlotte.com.
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Larry Bumgarner announced that Monday's opening at West Charlotte High School went well. He said the school needs volunteers.
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Mary Klenz announced that the League of Women Votesr had prepared TV programs on the transit tax repeal vote, the school bonds and the candidates in the November election. She said she would later announce when the programs would air on WTVI.
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Malachi Greene announced that the Forum would soon begin visits with candidates in the Nov. 6 election.
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Linda Butler sent in an announcement of the 16th Annual Hidden Valley Parade and Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8, with lineup at Mayfield Memorial Baptist at 9; parade kickoff at 10, with festival from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 500 Bilmark Ave. All invited. Info for vendors, entertainers, artists and volunteers: Linda Butler at 704-598-3988 home or 704-965-5658 cell.
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Catherine Kearney writes: "Has anyone obtained governmental Faith Based Initiatives Grants? If so, please write me at catherinekrney@aol.com or call 704-567-0337. The last Grant Opportunities Notebook I can find online is for 1995."
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Ahmad Daniels sent along an open invitation to a free screening on Sept. 4 of 9/4/57, a Steve Crump documentary on Dorothy Count's integration of the old Harding High School off East Trade Street on that date. Reception at 6 p.m., screening at 6:45 at Irwin Avenue Elementary (the old Harding), 329 N. Irwin Ave. Reservations requested at 704-371-8815. Sponsored by WTVI, CMS and Community Building Initiative.
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Blanche Penn passed along an announcement that the Stay Focus Chronicles sponsored by Winners PLUS Agency Inc. would present STARS (Students Together Against Recklessness) on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. at E.E. Waddell High School, 7030 Nations Ford Rd. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at door. Info: 704-890-4101.
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Forum messages reach 374 addressees.
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The Forum opens at 8 a.m. at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2400 Kendall Drive, just down the hill from West Charlotte High School. The phone number is 704-393-1560.
 

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The Forum welcomes all persons to its meetings beginning at 8 a.m. most Tuesdays of the year
at the West Charlotte Recreation Center, 2222 Kendall Drive, Charlotte, NC
down the hill from West Charlotte High School.