Thursday, March 19, 2015

Prairie View Federal Credit Union to hold Annual Meeting March 24

The men of St Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will host its monthly Men’s Prayer Breakfast on March 21, 2015. Mr. Mark Spivey, Department Chair for Social Studies Women’s Athletic Coordinator at Royal High School in Brookshire. Spivey formerly served the students at Hempstead High for some ten years. He holds the Bachelors in Political Science, Masters in Counseling and the Masters in Educational Administration degrees from Prairie View A&M University and is currently studying for the PhD in Educational Leadership also at PVAMU. The event is in its seventh year of addressing concerns and issues affecting men and boys in the community.

All men in are invited to attend the event which runs 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. The public is also invited to the Christian Education and Bible Study at the church every Friday from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Come and share in the fellowship. Please confirm attendance at 936-857-3272 or email: stfrancispv@sbcglobal.net.

The City of Prairie View will hold its monthly meeting on March 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the City Hall Chambers at 44500 Business Highway 290. Members of the community are invited to attend and share concerns. For additional information, visit http://www.prairieviewtexas.gov/

The Prairie View Federal Credit Union will hold its 78th Annual Meeting on March 24 at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church on 204 Dooley Street. All members are invited to attend and participate in the proceedings. Elections will be held for members of the Board of Directors and the Credit Committee. Member Organizations are required to submit a letter authorizing a representative to vote on its behalf. Refreshments will be served and the drawing for door prizes. For other information, contact Gloria Hall at 936-857-4925.

The Prairie View Retired Educators and Employees Association will hold its meeting on March 25 at 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall at St. Francis of Assisi on 204 Dooley Street. All members are asked to attend. Mrs. Joyce Thornton is the president.

The Prairie View Chamber of Commerce will host is monthly meeting tonight, March 27 at 6:00 p.m. in the George E. Higgs National Alumni Headquarters. All businesses and business-minded individuals are invited to attend and become a member. Mr. George E. Higgs is the president.

Members of Bethlehem United Methodist Church invite community members to join them for their Easter Weekend Services April 3-5, 2015 (Good Friday at 7:00 p.m., Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday at 12 noon and Resurrection Sunday Service at 11:00 a.m.) at the church 715 8th Street in Hempstead. Reverend Francisca Ramirez is the Minister.

The community is also invited to attend the Holy Week services at St. Francis of Assisi, beginning with Maundy Thursday Service on April 2 at 6:00 p.m., Good Friday Stations of the Cross April 3 at 12:00 noon, Easter Vigil, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. and Resurrection Sunday April 5 at 11:00 a.m.

Members of the community are being invited to participate in the proposed establishment of a major Community Garden in Prairie View this season. The project is among many sponsored by the Waller County Citizens Assistance Coalition (WCCAC) to help Waller County residents enhance their quality of life, and certainly making healthier food choices will make it happen. A planning meeting is in the works to bring participants together. Persons interested in participating should contact Emory Davis at 469-396-2153 or emorydvs@gmail.com.

The Houston Area Healthcare Associate, co-chaired by Burnest Carter will host the 2015 Play the Course for Affordable Health Care Golf Tournament on May 18 at the Clear Creek Golf Club on 3902 Fellows Road, Houston. Golfers and non-golfers are invited for a day of fun, friendly competition and bragging rights on the green. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m., and First Tee-off starts at 8:00 a.m. A Luncheon and Awards Ceremony will close out the event. For information, call Burnest Carter at 936-648-6509.

Your prayers and encouragement are welcomed for the health and well-being of Ernestine Carreathers, Cube Charleston, Irene Davis, B. J. Freeman, Mae Helen James, Evelyn Jones, David Kirkpatrick, Willie Smith, Mary Ann Stubblefield, Theola Woods, Douglas Woolfolk and Arie Yell.

HAPPY MARCH BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO: T. Ciatta Freeman (18), Vernell Yepp (18), Vasant Doctor (19), Barbara Livingstone (20), Linda Aaron (22), Benny Lockett (22), Mattie Hickman (25), Terry J. Burke (26), William Grimes (26), Willie Trotty (26), Rosalyn Hunter (27), Brenda Anderson (29), Earline Ragston (29), Patricia Hood (30), Jerry Kellum (30) and Ronald Humphrey (31).

A VIEW FROM THE HILL: The Whitlowe R. Green College of Education will host its 35th Annual Education Job Fair on March 24 from 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon in the Willie A. Tempton, Sr. Student Center at PVAMU. More than eighty school districts, colleges and universities will be on hand for employment opportunities and prospective graduate students. For information call 936-261-3600 or educationjobfair@pvamu.edu.

Congratulations and best wishes to the Prairie View A&M University 2015 Honda Campus All Star Challenge (HCASC) Team as it competes in the national championship tournament on March 21-25 on the campus of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., in Torrance, California. The team members are Joseph Dowell, Captain, a senior from Killeen; Brannon Billings, Eric Johnston, and Chayse Lavallais, a freshman from Houston, with Herbert Thomas, Placement Coordinator as the coach. The team is part of the Great 48 from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), narrowed down from 76 in regional tournaments. HCASC is a quiz bowl game where academic excellence and quick wit is on display. The PVAMU team won the national title in 2010 is a charter member of the program which began in 1989. The 2015 finals will be live-streamed on March 23 beginning at 11:00 CDT on HCASC.com. For more information on the 2015 HCASC visit www.hcasc.com.

Prairie View A&M University will mark its 139th Anniversary in a special Founders' Day and Honors Convocation on March 25 at 10:00 a.m. in the Billy J. Nicks Center. Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College is the speaker. PVAMU was established created in the Texas Constitution of 1876 as the Alta Vista College and opened on March 11, 1878.

PV Startup and Collegiate Entrepreneurs Network and the Career Services Department at Prairie View A&M University will host the 2015 Commercial and Corporate Innovation Conference at the university on April 1. The program will feature several speakers from corporate America, entrepreneurs, scientists, business men and women and student entrepreneurs. Students and faculty with innovative projects, research and technology ideas will learn the ways to develop and commercialize products and services for the market. The PV Startup will also serve as an incubator for the budding entrepreneurs. Patrick Gray, President of PV Startup and former president of Collegiate 100 and Glenda Jones, Director for Career Services are spearheading the project.

Until next week, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., "If a man can't find something to die for; he is not fit to live." Keep the news, achievements and recognitions coming to P. O. Box 2906, Prairie View, Texas 77446 or prairieviewtoday@iwon.com.

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