Friday, December 28, 2012
Pastor Ira J. Acree & members of Greater St. John Bible Church stand ready to serve community residents a delicious home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner. (Photo by Walter Tidwell)
Pastor Ira J. Acree in his official apron is in charge of the turkey at the Greater St. John Bible Church Thanksgiving feast for the community. (Photo by Walter Tidwell)
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The congregation of Mt. Olivet M.B. Church, 5642 West North Avenue, held its annual Pre-Thanksgiving Feed for its community on Saturday, November 10. They hosted more than 200 guests and had enough food, thanks to the generosity of Roeser’s Bakery, Mario’s Butcher Shop, Peoria Meats, Honey Baked Ham, Eli’s Cheesecake, Mary Kay Consultant Gloria Lewis, and Norma Bedingfield. Thanks are also extended to the William V. Banks Grand Lodge, Lillian Gill Grand Chapter, and Marie Mayfield Grand Youth Court for their support. Pastor Windol Jenkins and Sister Josephine Jenkins & family thank all the members of the Mt. Olivet family for their energy and hard work. A special Thanksgiving Worship Service is being held at Mt. Olivet at 8:00 AM Thursday. Everyone is invited to join and participate.
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Elder Lonney Davis, Pastor of Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church, delivers the main address at the 37th anniversary commemoration for True Faith Primitive Baptist Church. (Photo by Marilyn Hampton)
Pastor James O. Hampton of True Faith Primitive Baptist Church & First Lady Joann welcome Pastor Lonney Davis, Sr., of Mt. Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church & First Lady, Rev. Cole & First Lady of Holy Zion M.B. Church, and Elder & Mrs. Davis to the 37th anniversary celebration of True Faith, 4859 W. Chicago Ave. (Photo by Marilyn Hampton)
Pastor James & First Lady Joann Hampton of True Faith Primitive Baptist Church, with their eldest daughter & son-in-law Jamie & James Wilson, and granddaughter at the church’s 37th anniversary. (Photo by Marilyn Hampton)
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Mt. Moriah First Lady Yvette Streeter with Evangelist Yvonne Geralds addressing the Women’s Conference Nov. 17 in Broadview.
Minister Verlinda Nelson & Minister Wanda Sharp participating in the Women of Purpose 2012 Conference presented by Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Christ, 1454 S. Kolin Avenue.
Sis. Mary Thomas, one of Mt. Moriah’s original Church Mothers guides participants into the Women of Purpose Conference in Broadview.
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CHICAGO JOB CORPS STUDENT OBTAINING GRAPHIC DESIGN TRAINING AT THE VOICE NEWSPAPERS
My name is KaSondra Edwards. I am 23 years old and originally from Colorado, but I came to Chicago from Topeka, Kansas, to attend the Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center. I was looking for work when I was asked about my interests in careers by a gentleman who often talked to me about my future. He was a little worried when I told him that I was interested in Graphic Design and told me he didn’t think being an artist was a good idea, career-wise. I told him there were plenty of businesses needing Graphic Designers. I had used Photoshop CS2, but I felt that I could get better with the software involved. I like to draw manga style, a Japanese animation and comic style. I post my work on DeviantArt.com and experiment with tools and formats. I would spend many nights in front of my computer screen, sleepless and running on Pepsi, lining different characters I created. I loved working on it and finding effects and filters, the pen tool, different brush styles and layers.
I am assigned to THE VOICE Newspapers, where I have the opportunity to apply what I am learning in the classroom at the Paul Simon Job Corps Center and put it to use in real-life business situations. Plus, I am learning additional skills, making me even more proficient in my trade. I like working for THE VOICE and I especially like my mentor there, Jeff Potter, who is very understanding and points out useful shortcuts.
Chicago is vast and the culture here is varied. It is a great experience. I may not know about everything going on it this city – part of me thinks that is impossible – but, I find it all exciting. Joining the Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center to study Graphic Design was one of the most practical decisions of my life. It was all worth it!
The Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center is one of 125 vocational career training campuses nationwide operated by the U.S. Department of Labor. It is located at 3348 South Kedzie Avenue. The Chicago Job Corps Center offers nine career training courses, including: Carpentry, Painting, Bricklaying, Certified Nursing Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Materials Handling, Computer Service Technician, Office Practice, and Graphic Design. Training is offered without cost and job placement services are provided. The Job Corps is open to men and women ages 16-24. Dormitory housing is available free to students wishing to live on campus. Meals are provided free, also. Students without high school diplomas are required to take courses leading to graduation or GEDs. These, too, are offered free on center. Free childcare services are also available on center and program graduates can attend Chicago City Colleges tuition-free. For information on applying for admission to the Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center, call Beth Allen at 773/890-3131. New students are admitted weekly as space permits and free tours are conducted every Friday. No reservations are required.
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